7 Annual Arlington-Area Events

A regular visit to the dentist office is a reoccurring event that all of us go through in order to keep up our health. But taking care of the health of our soul and mind is essential, too. How do you kick back? What do you like to do to take advantage of our Arlington community and neighboring cities? We think these are important questions to ask. 


That’s why, in this article, we make a few recommendations about events that happen in our area every year—some of which will probably be worth your while!  

 Arlington-Area Events

No matter when you stumble across this article, there’s an event for every season that will surely get your attention. 

1. Food + Wine Festival 

For all those who appreciate good food and fine wine, Fort Worth offers the annual Food + Wine Festival. This takes place in April every year and lasts a full three days and nights. It’s considered to be one of the most celebrated cuisine and beverage festivals in North Texas, which is quite the title. And other than the chance to taste incredible food and wine, by participating in this event you’ll be helping the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation which is a non-profit organization that helps local people to get culinary scholarships!  

2. Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival 

Mid-April there’s yet another very exciting event that you might like to see. The Fort Worth’s Arts Festival on Main Street is one of the largest and most visited events in this city. Every year, more than 300 artists perform live, and there is always for everybody. Singers, dancers, exhibitors, sculptors, painters, and an endless list of crafts can be enjoyed at this family-friendly happening that promotes art in all its forms. 

3. Mayfest 

This event usually takes place at the beginning of May, and is a four-day journey through great music and delicious food. Mayfest is an excellent option for those of you who want to take your children with you for a fun day out of the house. The festival features a lot of things across its three music stages, four stages of performing art, and children’s area where kids always have a blast! What’s more, you can go around and try different foods and beverages while jamming to awesome live music.   

4. Fort Worth Invitational 

Every May, the Colonial Country Club hosts the annual Fort Worth Invitational golf tournament that’s one of the preier events in the city with the longest tradition. The first tournament was held back in 1946—or 72 years ago! This event is considered one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the professional golfing scene. If you’re a golf lover and you’re around, this is your chance to see some of the world’s top golfers in action! 

5. Rockin’ the River 

If you find yourself in town in the middle of the summer, you absolutely cannot miss the Rockin’ the River live music festival! This event happens annually from July 7th to August 11th with regular events every Thursday evening, and is one of the most renowned live festivals from the many that occur in this town of ours. The setting is truly amazing—chilling along the Trinity River while listening to great music. You can even rent a kayak or a boat and combine sports with live music! 

6. Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Fest 

Howdy cowboys! Grab your hats and head to the Stockyards National Historic District where every October there’s this awesome family-friendly festival. You can enjoy some Ranch Rodeo performances or listen to youth cowboy music and poetry. You can even watch youth fiddling contests or stretch your legs with some swing dancing!  

7. The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl 

This annual Bowl celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, and is a famous postseason college football bowl game that is tied to our very own Fort Worth. It’s held every December, and its purpose is to honor the sacrifice that men and women of the military and their families give and have given for America. The event is owned and operated by ESPN. This is undoubtedly the best event for those of you who prefer would take football over music or art festivals!

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