“May-Fever” Takes Over Festival

Thirty-eight years of celebrating family and community in the Fort Worth area, and Mayfest shows no signs of stopping.

The mission of the four-day festival, which starts April 29, is to raise money for community non-profit programs, and to get more people aware of improving the Trinity River and other parks by volunteering and providing community resources.

With over 200,00 visitors that attend this festival every year on the banks of Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest’s popularity can be attributed to its wide variety of family-friendly activities for the community that will get you away from the computer and television, and out in the fresh air.

The festival has everything from live music to an arts and gift market area, to duck races and wakeboarding on the Trinity River that will entertain people young to old. And, with seven stages going ‘round the clock with live music, and dance and performing arts shows, you can relax, kick back and take full advantage of the beautiful park scenery while sipping on ice cold margarita (or any drink of choice.)

Cute critters are also stationed throughout the festival at places like the petting zoo and pony ride station, where children can make four-footed friends before heading over to the catch and release fishing tank to practice their hook, line and sinker.

Other activities included in the festival are a Sports Area, the Mayfest Run and a teen area called "The Zone," among others. Tickets for Mayfest can be purchased at the gate or online ($8 per adult, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children under 5 are free.)

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