The weather is cooling off, it’s time to get your Festival on!
There’s a lot going on this year as Dallas / Fort Worth celebrates everything from wine to beer, from balloons to butterflies, from cowboy culture to the cultures around the world that influence and inform our own. This Autumn art, music, film, food and family-friendly kid fun abounds. Not all of the festivals listed here are free but they’re all worth knowing about. We’ll be adding to this list throughout the season, so, check back.
Sept. 17-20 Grapefest in Grapevine
Sept. 17-20 Addison Oktoberfest
Sept. 18 Dallas Arts District Fall Block Party
Sept. 18-20 American Indian Pow Wow at Trader’s Village in Grand Prarie
Sept. 18-20 Plano Balloon Festival
Sept. 19 Beer Bourbon & Brisket Festival at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sept. 19-20 Denton Blues Festival
Sept. 20 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade & Dallas Pride Festival
Sept. 24-26 Oktoberfest in Fort Worth
Sept. 25-26 Western Days in Lewisville
Sept. 25-27 Oaktopia Art, Music, Culture Festival in Denton
Sept. 25-27 Greek Food Festival of Dallas greekfestivalofdallas.com
Oct. 2-4 Southlake Oktoberfest
Oct. 3-4 Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson
Oct. 16 Dallas Aurora 2015 – Free immersive art event
Oct. 16-17 Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cookoff with Kid Zone including bounce houses and other kid activities.
Oct. 17 Celebrate the Monarch at Butterfly atThe 18th Annual Butterfly Flutterby in Grapevine
Oct. 17 Plano International Festival Dance, music, art from around the world, a parade of flags and loads of prizes.
Oct. 23-25 The 25th Anniversary Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Oct. 25 Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie
Oct. 27 Otsukimi (Moon-viewing) at Klyde-Warren Park, Dallas
Nov. 5-8 Lone Star Film Festival at Sundance Square in Fort Worth
Now, get out and have some Free Fun in DFW!
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below. Did you attend any? Tell us how it went!