Family Friendly Texas Festivals Happening in Spring 2023
Spring in Texas is our absolute favorite. The weather. The wildflowers. The events. Check out these family-friendly festivals happening all around the state this Spring.
Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Where: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas TX
When: February 25-April 16, 2023
The Dallas Arboretum's annual Spring festival has been named one of "The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South" by Southern Living. The beautiful display showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. You can also enjoy a variety of themed programming, demonstrations and more.
Where: Davey Dogwood Park, Palestine TX
When: March 17-April 2, 2023
They say something magical happens each March in Palestine, Texas when all of the Dogwood trees bloom. This year you can join them for their 85th annual celebration at Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding area to take in the beautiful scenery. There are activities scheduled each weekend of the festival including the Piney Woods Excursion Train at the Texas State Railroad, the Main Street Farm & Flower Market, a play at the historic Texas Theatre & much more.
Where: Haggard Park, Plano TX
When: March 25, 2023, 11:00am-6:00pm
Celebrate the food, music and culture of our great state at Texas Forever Fest, sponsored by H-E-B, on Saturday, March 25! This free family-friendly event has activities for all ages including live music, entertainment, activities, food, drinks and vendors all influenced by Texas’ diverse culture and spirit.
Where: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie TX
When: April 8-May 29, 2023
One of DFW's most popular Spring festivals is the Scarborough Renaissance Festival held in Waxahachie each year. My own kids grew up going here on field trips every year when they were younger. You can even dress up in Renaissance costumes to have a truly authentic experience walking through the marketplace, eating food fit for a king, and enjoying all of the live entertainment (the crowd favorite which is, of course, jousting).
Where: Wise County Fair Grounds, Decatur TX
When: May 5-7, 2023
Whether you have Scottish blood in your veins or not, the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games should prove to be a fun time! You can enjoy authentic Scottish music, food and drinks (including a variety of beers), whisky tastings, and the Highland Games of course.
Where: Main Street, Grapevine TX
When: May 19-21, 2023
There's just something about Grapevine that we absolutely love. And each May Main Street transforms into an even more fun attraction for Main Street Fest where you can enjoy craft brews, wines from local wineries, artisan and marketplace vendors, non-stop live music, and a Kidz Zone.
Where: Town Square, Georgetown TX
When: April 28-30, 2023
Georgetown’s red poppies typically bloom mid to late March through mid to late April and has become an integral part of Georgetown history. You can find some of Georgetown's reoccurring red poppy locations here. Each Spring they celebrate with their Red Poppy Festival which includes food, live music, local artisans, the Poppy Parade and Car Show, a Fun Zone for kids, and crafts.
Where: Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, Washington TX
When: February 25-26, 2023
This annual two-day living history celebration takes place on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to celebrate where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836. Those in attendance will enjoy live music, food, demonstrations and sales of traditional crafts, living history presentations, musket and cannon firings, pageantry, kids activities, a museum exhibit and other commemorative programs. Historical reenactors even set up a bonafide 1836 Texas Army camp where visitors can wander freely among the tents to learn how the soldiers and their families lived in 1836.
Also, admission fees are waived for the site’s usual attractions (Independence Hall; Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm).
San Antonio Area
Where: 9199 N State Hwy 16, Poteet TX
When: April 14-16, 2023
Located in the heart of the Artesian Belt, Poteet is recognized as the “Strawberry Capital of Texas”. Their annual Strawberry Festival, celebrating its 76th year this year, showcases 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family! There's also a parade Saturday morning of the festival with entries from all around the state.