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Mayfest celebrates city’s relationship with Trinity River

Posted April 29, 2016

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For more than 43 years, Mayfest has brought the Fort Worth community together on the banks of the Trinity River to celebrate the best of Fort Worth.

Mayfest began in 1973 as the Trinity River Festival, a celebration of hard work and success in improving the unsightliness that was left after the devastating flood of 1949. Since its beginning, the festival has been a collaborative effort, combining volunteerism and community resources.

Mayfest Inc. was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in September 1987.

The purpose of Mayfest is to raise funds for community programs, for the recreational development of the Trinity River and for support of city parks. The Mayfest Inc. board consists of representatives from the four original sponsors (the Junior League of Fort Worth Inc., the City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department, Streams and Valleys Inc., and the Tarrant Regional Water District) and leaders of the community.

Mayfest continues to change with the times to attract more than 225,000 visitors each year. Profits from the festival, which exceed $6.9 million, are returned to the community.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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