Events that have a musical component

Buffalo Boogie is the major fundraising event for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. It is a 1 mile/5K walk and fun-run for individuals, families, groups, schools, and pets plus a 5K competitive run. The route is shady, quiet, and baby-stroller friendly. The event in 2011 had over 1000 participants who enjoyed live country music, entertaining and educational games, face-painting, clowns, balloon artists, exhibits, and lots of good food.


Saturday May 12, 2012 1 Mile or 5K Fun-Run/Walk
5K Chip-Timed Run (USATF Certified Course) 
Starting gun at 8:30 am
Onsite Registration and sign-in 7:00am

• All registrants (except dogs, of course) are eligible to win door prizes valued at 
more than $5,000! - Must be present to win
• Families, groups, and schools have reduced fees
• The first 750 humans registered will receive a Buffalo Boogie t-shirt
• Registered dogs receive a bandanna

Thursday May 17th FREE Admission all day 9am-9pm

How Birds Work

Join our monthly FREE Third Thursday event. 

We’ll have guided hikes and animal encounters throughout the day.  Evening activities include: Special guest speaker,Dr. Patty McGill, director of Dogwood Canyon and Trinity River Audubon Centers presenting How Birds Work at 7PM.  

From singing to swimming, from incredible powers of sight and hearing to the extraordinary ability to soar through the sky, birds are amazing.  But how do they achieve these incredible feats? Join us for a closer look at the bird body and the physical adaptations that allow birds to migrate great distances, navigate through the night sky, and return to the same wintering and breeding grounds each year.  

 At 8PM accompany Audubon Texas, Director of Education, Ben Jones, into the Great Trinity Forest on an Owl Prowl. 

Fort Worth Prairie Fest is the annual fundraiser for Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Learn more about how funds are plowed back into Tandy Hills HERE.

Prairie Fest grew from a small neighborhood event in 2006 to become the “Best Outdoor Cultural Event in 2010”, according to the Fort Worth Weekly. By 2011, Prairie Fest had attracted hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors to Tandy Hills.

A re-imagined festival is taking flight in 2012

For 2012, Prairie Fest has been re-imagined and re-focused back to discovery and enjoyment of Tandy Hills, itself. Instead of a single event, there will be three festivalsthroughout the Spring on the last Saturdays of March, April and May. Event hours will be from 4 PM - Dusk. We call it Prairie Festx3.

March 31 * April 28 *May 26

What Happens at Prairie Festx3?

Prairie-Wildflower Hikes

4 - 6 PM

MayFest is a four-day festival with live music, food and fun for all ages. MayFest is held in Trinity Park, along the banks of the Trinity River, in the Fort Worth Cultural District.


Date & Time

  • May 3 – 6, 2012
  • Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.


All prices are for a one day ticket to Mayfest:

The revival of the Dallas International Festival is a project of DFW International Community Alliance,
a nonprofit organization that produced the original festival for 12 years in various sites around the city.


Grab a slice of summer fun at Main Street Days, the official kick-off to summertime in Grapevine. Like the song says, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore, and when the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore." Taste the international wines, craft beers and pizza pies. Dine at the Pizza Piazza, dance to non-stop entertainment, seek out your favorite festival food and shop the day away. Main Street Days is a fun-filled festival perfect for the entire family. Now that's amore! 

Festival Hours

Area residents who enjoy eating locally grown and produced food should mark May 5th on their calendars for the season opening of the Keller Farmers Market at 8:00 am.

Opening day will feature jazz music by The Matt Larsen Quartet, and a seed and plant exchange for gardeners looking to trade extra seeds and plants with other gardeners. The exchange is a fun and practical way to meet other gardeners, discuss gardening issues and to exchange a plant for another plant to diversify their own harvest. Tables will be set-up at the entrance to the market, staffed with volunteers who can assist.

“We are expecting local favorites as well as surprise plants at the swap. We hope this is the first of many seed and plant exchanges at the market,” says Keller Farmers Market Executive Director Bridget Rodewald. 

Returning Memorial Day weekend May 25 - 27, CityArts Festival presented by Big City Crushed Concrete will offer activities and entertainment for families, staycationers and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park. ARTFEST, the popular juried art show coordinated by The 500, Inc., will once again be held outdoors at CityArts Festival to showcase fine art and original pieces by nearly 150 renowned Texas and national artists. For more than 40 years, ARTFEST has supported and helped raise money for cultural arts organizations in the Dallas area. 

The event will bring local farmers, chefs and purveyors together at Lee Park in Dallas. From 1 to 5 p.m., patrons will enjoy bites by more than 30 of the area’s most talented chefs, sip on great wines and cocktails, and listen to tracks spun by local DJs. In addition, event goers can visit a pop-up farmers’ market featuring products by local artisans.  Tickets and more information here.

Tickets $60 each or $110 for two 

You must be at least 21 years old to attend "Mixin' It Up On The Boulevard"

On Saturday, March 24, 2012 Southlake Town Square will be transformed into a green oasis. Green Fest is the community’s premier opportunity to learn about the many ways to be environmentally friendly, endow a sustainable future, and improve daily living by going green.

Green Fest Southlake is free to the public and scheduled for: