The Wildflower Arts and Music Festival offers plenty of opportunities to cheer on your favorites. 

The Wildflower Arts and Music Festival offers plenty of opportunities to cheer on your favorites. 

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UPDATE: The DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival has been rescheduled for June 7 because of inclement weather. 

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Richardson's premier arts event returns to Galatyn Park this weekend and offers three days of music for all tastes. You'll find '90s staples like Fuel, Tonic and Everclear. But the headlining entertainment each night is the real draw for music lovers of all ages: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo bring their '80s gems on Friday. On Saturday there'll be performances by the great Leon Russell and classic rock bands 38 Special and Kansas. The festival shuts down Sunday with sets by the Joe Ely Band as well as Wynonna Judd's latest project, Wynonna and the Big Noise. 

Cheer on your favorite dragon boat at Lake Carolyn in Irving. 

Cheer on your favorite dragon boat at Lake Carolyn in Irving. 

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DFW DRAGON BOAT, KITE AND LANTERN FESTIVAL

Enjoy colorful kites flying above, dragon boats racing on the water, an international costume parade, cultural performances and classes (including kite making), a lantern parade, more than 300 performers, a dragon-boat-drummer costume contest, and more at this free annual festival in Irving on Sunday, hosted by Marco Polo World Foundation.

Grapevine's Main Street Days Festival is now called Main Street Fest, but it's still focued on 

Grapevine's Main Street Days Festival is now called Main Street Fest, but it's still focued on 

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Texas and regional craft beers are the focus of this Friday through Sunday festival in Grapevine that's subtitled "A Craft Brew Experience." Learn how to taste beers or put your existing skills to use at tasting events, keg tappings and more. The festival, which was previously called Main Street Days, will also have live music, a midway and carnival area, and of course wine, which Grapevine is known for.

Chef demos are par t of the fun at Fork & Cork. Last year,     Marcus Samuelsson (shown above) was on hand. This year, Cat Cora from "Iron Chef" is one of the guests.

Chef demos are par t of the fun at Fork & Cork. Last year,  Marcus Samuelsson (shown above) was on hand. This year, Cat Cora from "Iron Chef" is one of the guests.

This festival, which replaced Taste Addison last year, is more caviar than corn dog. There will be food and drink from local restaurants, plus activities, including a fire pit-cooking demonstration by Smoke chef Tim Byres and a cocktail-making lesson from Parliament mixologist Eddie "Lucky" Campbell. Chefs, including Knife's John Tesar and Cat Cora of Food Network's Iron Chef, will give cooking demonstrations. It runs Friday and Saturday at Addison Circle Park.

    Jonathan Tyler is one of the headliners at the new Dallas Music District Festival. 

Jonathan Tyler is one of the headliners at the new Dallas Music District Festival. 

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The Saturday debut of this fest will highlight Dallas' emerging music, art and culture scene (it was the Trinity River Greenbelt Park to a warehouse in West Dallas). Enjoy music on three stages with headliners Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll and Jonathan Tyler, food trucks and shopping with more than 25 local artisan vendors. Special guests ArcAttack, a science-meets-music group, and guitarist Marc Swafford will also perform.

Compiled by Ann Pinson, Hunter Hauk, Shannon Sutlief and Dena Hill.



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