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CityArts Festival

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(May) Dallas’ CityArts Festival takes place at Fair Park every Memorial Day weekend, featuring a wide variety of cultural experiences including film, art demonstrations, pop-up museums, dance, rock music, cover bands, improv troupes, and much more. The festival is free and open to the public. Outdoor performances take place on several stages at historic Fair Park, a national landmark that features the world’s largest collection of 1930s Art Deco buildings, sculpture and art. Parking is abundant, but we recommend parking off-site and riding the DART to the festival to avoid crowds (and parking fees). A big part of CityArts Festival is the wildly popular ArtFest, which features artists from all around the region showcasing their works in a variety of mediums. “Best Of” awards are given in different disciplines, and a Best of Show winner is crowned at the end of the festival. (MS)

CityArts Celebration Information

  • Venues: Inside activities at Texas Museum of Automotive History (3550 Grand Avenue); Outdoor activities along the Lagoon, Cotton Bowl Plaza, and Big Tex Circle at Fair Park (1300 Robert B Cullum Boulevard)
  • Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by several buses in and around Fair Park and from the Green Light Rail line at the Fair Park Station)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Memorial Day weekend. Various performances and activities including stage performances, film, culinary showcases, children’s area, artist demonstrations, art cars, and fireworks
  • Ticket Prices: Free.