Mayfest 2016

Tracing its roots all the way back to the 1973 Trinity River Festival, Mayfest has become one of the biggest family events of the year in Fort Worth. It’s a traditional town fair-style event with carnival games, rides, live music and other performances and, of course, food and drink available for sale. Tickets tend to be very affordable, and the festival goes for April 28-May 1, along the shores of the Trinity River in downtown. The festival has also featured 5k and 10k runs, petting zoos, gift markets and athletic activities like paddle-boarding, and it has an adorable mascot in River the Mayfest Raccoon.

Mayfest’s four-day family festival is held on 33 picturesque acres in Trinity Park. 225,000 people attend Mayfest each year to experience the many different attractions and areas. From young to old, Mayfest includes something for everyone and entertains the entire family. There is a cost to get in, but it’s only $5 for seniors. If you don’t want to pay, you can be a volunteer.

With three dedicated music stages playing over 58 hours of live music, everyone will definitely be entertained – no matter what their taste in musicis! Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Texas Country, Bluegrass, Cover bands, and more are heard throughout the festival grounds. If you love music, you’ll love Mayfest!

The number one priority of Mayfest is to produce a safe and secure festival. Mayfest works in conjunction with the Fort Worth Police Dept., Fort Worth Fire Dept., Office of Emergency Management, MedStar, Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital, R.A.C.E.S., Homeland Security, and others to provide a secure environment for everyone at Mayfest.

There are two missions for Mayfest– To raise funds to support community programs and recreational development of the Trinity River and Fort Worth City parks and To continue to produce an outstanding family festival for Fort Worth. Mayfest has given more than $6.9 million to the Fort Worth community in its 43-year history. Good for you, Mayfest!

Annie Ambles checks out Mayfest


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