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Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival returns April 20-23 for 32nd year

Posted April 14, 2017

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Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival will exhibit a diverse blend of local, national and international artists throughout downtown.

On April 20-23, Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival will bring the art and soul of Texas to downtown Fort Worth for its 32nd year. Tens of thousands of spectators will gather to experience art, music, food and culture at the No. 1-ranked arts festival in Texas.

Spanning more than 27 city blocks, Main Street will spotlight 213 hand-selected artists, showcase hundreds of performers across four stages, feature authentic Texas cuisine, and provide arts and crafts activities the whole family can enjoy.

Main Street is produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. and is free to the public. Festival hours:

April 20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

April 21, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

April 22, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

April 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

“Over the past 32 years, Main Street has evolved into one of the most distinguished and well-attended arts festivals in the country,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. “We’re eager to see this year’s festival transform downtown into an outdoor gallery and stage, packed with fine art, food, music and cowboy culture.”

Getting there

  • Check out fortworthparking.com for available parking during the festival.
  • On Friday and Saturday, ride the expanded bus service from two locations — Farrington Field and Billy Bob’s Texas — for $3.50 round trip.
  • Take the Trinity Railway Express, located at the Intermodal Transportation Center at Jones and Ninth streets. Trains will operate all days of the festival, including Sunday.
  • Ride your bike and park for free at the Bike Corral at Fourth and Houston streets.
  • Ride Bcycle to Main Street. There are 14 bike-sharing stations within walking distance of the festival.

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