Thursday April 29, 2021
Day or night thru Sun, May 16, visit Arts 5th Avenue (1628 5th Av, 817-923-9500) for the Third Annual Outdoor Spring Walk-by Gallery. Students and their friends and family, plus local artists and neighbors of the center, have filled more than 100 windows with art in the theme of “Spring Is in the Air” using various media, including coffee filters, fabric, magazine clippings, and more. This ongoing event is free to attend.
Friday April 30, 2021
The Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games — a 35th annual event dedicated to promoting Celtic, Gaelic, and Scottish culture — is happening this weekend at the Wise County Fairgrounds (3101 FM 51, Decatur, 469-424-1930). Join the festivities at 5-11pm Fri, 10am-11pm Sat, and 10am-5pm Sun. Daily tickets are $15-25, and weekend passes are $32 at TexasScots.com.
Saturday May 1, 2021
From 3pm Fri thru 5pm Sun, head to the lawn behind the Bob Duncan Center (2800 S Center St, Arlington, 817-797-2424) for the Vandergriff Art Festival. Purchase art from vendors selling ceramics, drawings, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paintings, photography, sculpture, and wooden items. Besides the art, there will also be live music by Elvis T. Busboy and other local and regional bands. This event is free to attend.
Sunday May 2, 2021
From 10am to 3pm, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) are hosting their inaugural Spring Market in the Garden, which combines the annual Spring Sip & Shop with a new Tea & Coffee Festival and a free Afternoon in the Garden. Along with enjoying the beauty of the garden’s special exhibit, Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty, and Topiaries in the Garden, you can purchase items from local artisans, enjoy snacks and beverages from food trucks, and hear live music. Admission is always free for members, but one-day tickets are $12 for the general public at FWBG.org/Events/SpringMarket.
Monday May 3, 2021
Today thru Fri, stop by the Watauga Public Library (7109 Whitley Rd, 817-514-5855) from 10am to 6pm and pick up a Time Travel Kit for Adults while supplies last. This free funky kit will take you back to the 1970s and includes two crafts, trivia questions, and a surprise.
Tuesday May 4, 2021
May the 4th be with you. Like so many destinations around the galaxy, the City of Carrollton is celebrating Star Wars Day. From 5pm to 8pm, head to Downtown Carrollton (1106 S Broadway St, 972-466-3000) in costume and enjoy space-themed arcade games, crafts, and photo opportunities. This event is free to attend. For more info, visit CityOfCarrollton.com.
Wednesday May 5, 2021
From 11:30am to 9pm, celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Parking Lot Party at Salsa Joe’s Tex-Mex Smokehouse (1700 W Park Row Dr, Arlington, 817-460-7800). There will be food and drink specials all day, plus music by Fishbowl Radio DJ Rick McNeely.