May is a great time for festivals in DFW. Enjoy art, music, fireworks and more.
Here's a list of Cinco de Mayo festivals, parades, food and fun for the entire family.
What: The Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried art show that takess place twice a year. It's art, music, food and beverages, arts and crafts for the kids and more.
When: May 5-6, 2012. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Beltline Road, Richardson, TX 75080. 972-744-4581
Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother's Day Home Tour is May 12 and 13, 2012. The Swiss Avenue Historic District is one of the finest early 20th century neighborhoods in the Southwest. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, approximately 200 carefully preserved and restored homes representing several architectural styles including Mediterranean, Spanish, Georgian, Prairie, Craftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor and Colonial Revival are in the district.
What: The Asian Festival, the largest celebration of Asian culture in North Texas, includes martial arts, native art, food, dance, children's activities.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas
Taste the international wines, craft beers and pizza pies. Dine at the Pizza Piazza, dance to non-stop entertainment, seek out your favorite festival food and shop the day away. Main Street Days is a fun-filled festival perfect for the entire family. Wine tours: free shuttles will take you to Grapevine's wineries and tasting rooms.
When: May 18-20, 2012
The festival features colorful kite flying and exciting dragon boat races, cultural performances, a lantern festival, plus Asian food, arts and crafts, and educational activities. Free to the public.
Where: Lake Carolyn, Irving, TX
When: Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Wildflower is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring three main outdoor stages, a Singer/Songwriter stage, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner and a whole lot more. Each attendee can bring in one factory-sealed water bottle up to 1 liter.
When: May 18-20, 2012
Where: Galatyn Park
The 2012 lineup includes Chic, Le Freak, Nelly, AbbaMania (an Abba Tribute Band), Joe Walsh, and more.
The 46th Annual National Polka Festivalm features polka music and a King and Queen dance contest. Participants are encouraged to wear Czech costumes. There's even a Polka Fest Run (10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk).
When: May 25-27, 2012