After a long and cold winter, locals and tourists alike can start looking forward to an abundance of spring festivals in Dallas. Ranging from food to art to music to film festivals, Dallas in the spring truly offers a large variety of shows and events. Here are three spring festivals you simply can’t miss.
Turtle Creek Spring Arts & Craft Festival
The Turtle Creek Spring Arts & Craft Festival takes place annually in April in Reverchon Park. This 43-acre community park is located along the Turtle Creek, which offers a picturesque backdrop for the arts festival. Showcasing more than 100 local and regional artists and crafters, including painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, and jewelers, the Turtle Creek arts festival was initiated with the express goal of fostering local talent. The show is also organized and run by artist volunteers, which is advantageous to all parties concerned as they know best how to successfully connect artists and consumers.
Apart from the arts & crafts exhibitions, the festival features artist demonstrations, art activities for the kids, food trucks, and live music. The festival has no entrance fee and is open to people of all ages as well as dogs. This year, the show will be held on Saturday, April 13 to Sunday, April 14.
One of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms is housed at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The festival, which showcases more than 100 varieties of bulbs, over 500,000 flowers, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees, will be held this year from Feb. 23 to April 7. As the Dallas Arboretum offers one of the best picnic spots in the area, this year’s theme is “Life’s a Picnic.” The festival will boast an enormous picnic scene topiary featuring a huge picnic blanket and basket, a vase of flowers, and a gigantic picnic ant.
Apart from the beautiful gardens in full bloom, the festival will be hosting many activities. Each week, a movie featuring a picnic scene will be showcased, including the films “Picnic; The Sound of Music,” “Emma,” and “Out of Africa.” The restaurants in the garden will also be changing menus weekly to offer dishes that coincide with the movie currently showing.
Savor Dallas is a festival that celebrates local culinary talent. At this four-day event, you can enjoy mouth-watering dishes paired with hand-selected wines, attend seminars, expand your knowledge of wines at wine-tasting events, and be entertained by a mixology showdown. The biggest event of the festival, the Grand Tasting, normally takes place on Saturday when about 100 local chefs and restaurants come together to showcase their dishes. Although the exact dates for this year’s festival have not been confirmed, Savor Dallas will take place in May.
Spring in Dallas is going to be filled to the brim with exciting and colorful festivals. Whether you like flowers, art, music, or good food, you’ll find a spring festival that’s right for you!
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