Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Our top five fests are a showcase of the variety of types of good times to be had in Dallas-Fort Worth, from pinball to ghost tours to chowing down on crawfish.
Mudbug Bash: This Saturday festival in Main Street Garden will include 4,000 pounds of crawfish served with corn and potatoes, plus beer and other food and drinks to purchase. The family- and pet-friendly event will also have live music, armadillo racing, a beard contest, a dog obstacle course, and a children's activities area.
Hanami: Check out the cherry blossoms at the Pecan Grove at the Dallas Arboretum during this Japan America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth celebration on Sunday. Hanami is the Japanese custom of enjoying the brief beauty of flowers, cherry blossoms in particular. Take along a picnic and blanket, and you can practice a little calligraphy and mingle with other cherry blossom admirers.
Texas Pinball Festival: Keep your change in your pockets. More than 400 pinball machines and classic arcade games will be set up for free play and for sale during the annual pinball festival, which will be Friday through Sunday in Frisco. (Another Frisco option this weekend is Arts in the Square at Frisco Square.)
Rockers vs. Mods: The annual matchup between motorcycles and scooters mocking the rivalry between two British youth subcultures during the 1960s will have rallygoers zipping around Dallas on mostly British and Italian motorcycles and Italian scooters this weekend. Expect rides, meet-ups, music and more in Dallas Friday through Sunday.
Arts All Night: Stay up all night to help out the Greater Denton Arts Council. A community party that starts on Friday and stretches into Saturday morning features flashlight tours of the galleries, karaoke, ghost tours, yoga and performances by artists including Brave Combo, Paul Slavens, Vintage Jazz Society and Lily Taylor.
Compiled by Shannon Sutlief, Ann Pinson and Dena Hill