Mayfest, Fort Worth’s premier outdoor family festival, is celebrating it’s 45 year history this weekend! Come enjoy live music, festival food, carnival rides, bounce houses, free children’s activities, a petting zoo, performing arts groups, paddleboats, rock-climbing, zip-lining, people watching, art and gift market, student art contest, and so much more! With 40 bands on 3 stages over 4 days, this year’s Mayfest is sure to be one of the greatest years yet!
If you’re still having doubts, here are 3 more reasons you should definitely check out Mayfest this year:
1. FREE TICKETS! – Yes, free! Thursday is completely free all day long. For the remainder of the weekend, discounted tickets and vouchers for free koozies will be waiting for everyone entering through the South Gate. Fort Worth loves and respects our military service men and women. Just show your ID for active duty, retired, reserve, or student cadet and receive FREE admission for you and up to 5 family members EVERYDAY of Mayfest. How awesome is that?!
2. CONVENIENCE! Traffic is heavy during this busy weekend, so be sure to use the South entrance drop off! Drop your passengers just a few steps from the South Gate before you park at one of the three conveniently located parking lots. The new Drop-And-Park option is especially convenient for disabled and mobility-challenged guests, as well as families with small children. You no longer have to worry about hauling strollers, wagons, dance costumes, etc, from the parking lots to the gates.
3. SAFETY! Mayfest goes to great lengths to provide the safest festival possible. The Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department, Swift Water Rescue and Texas Health Resources all participate in the safety and security to make it the most prepared festival in North Texas. Professional weather personnel track all developing weather patterns and are in continuous communication with the Mayfest organizers. There is a complete evacuation plan in place, just in case!
**UPDATE for 2018** – This year there is an all-new Pavillion and Oasis stage. It’s a giant tent so folks can (finally) enjoy the music in the shade! Come listen to your favorite music played while sitting underneath the pavilion-style tent. Also, the Craft Beer Garden has become one of the most popular areas in the festival with its local craft beers.
Mayfest is just one more reason why we think Fort Worth is one of the best places to live and raise a family! For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit www.mayfest.org.