The crowd gathers for singer Leon Russell's performance on the Amphitheater Stage at the 2015 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival in Richardson.

The crowd gathers for singer Leon Russell's performance on the Amphitheater Stage at the 2015 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival in Richardson.

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Main Street Fest

Main Street Fest


Texas and regional craft beers are the focus of this Grapevine festival 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, vendors, and of course, wine, for which Grapevine is known.

May 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 431 S. Main St., Grapevine. $7 Texas, 431 S. Main St., Grapevine. Entry is free until 5 p.m. May 20; after 5 and on May 21-22, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids between the ages of 6-12. A festival pass is $15. 

Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

Wildflower Arts & Music Festival

This eclectic celebration features six stages of continuous music with well-known acts and headliners including the Toadies, Jimmie Vaughan and Black Joe Lewis. There’ll be activities in the Kidz Korner, strolling entertainers, a petting zoo, acrobats and vendors. Pro tip: Bring a change of clothes and a towel for little ones: Kids love to play in the fountain on the fest grounds. 

May 20 from 6 p.m. to midnight, May 21 from 11 a.m. to midnight, May 22 from 12:30 to 8 p.m. at Galatyn Park, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $25 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and free for kids 4 and younger. Three-day passes are $40. 

Toyota Texas Fest

Toyota Texas Fest

This fest brings together country This fest brings together country music (Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant and others), the Lone Star Food Fest hosted by Dean Fearing, an outdoor consumer expo, a kids zone and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Activities, the food fest and concerts are at Toyota Stadium; the championship fishing will take place on Lake Ray Roberts near Denton.

Gates open May 20 at 2 p.m., May 21-22 at noon, with most events at Toyota Stadium, 6000 Main St., Frisco.  $10 in advance for adults and $20 at the gate. Kids 15 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. The Lone Star Food Fest, which includes festival admission plus food and drink samples and premium seating at concerts, requires a separate ticket for everyone except kids 3 and younger; $20 in advance, $50 at gate. 

Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival

Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival 

This Deep Ellum fest founded by Ink Master’s Oliver Peck features a two-day tattoo convention with more than 50 tattoo artists and two nights of concerts at the Bomb Factory. More than 30 performers are on the concert bill, including the Bouncing Souls, Frank Turner, Rev. Horton Heat and Dead Flowers. The fest is known for its tattoos of the number 13; get them at Elm Street Tattoo during a 24-hour marathon beginning Friday night at midnight.

May 20-21 from noon to midnight at the Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., Dallas. $33 per day; two day passes are $53 in advance, $63 at the door. 

Univision Festival de Mayo 2016

Univision Festival de Mayo 

Cinco’s long gone, but that’s no reason to stop the fiesta. This free family event sponsored by Univision Dallas features entertainment by Intocable, Grupo Stallion, Los BOK, Mariachi Asi Es Mexico, La Septima Banda, La Reunion Norteña, Leandro Rios and Saul El Jaguar. There’ll be giveaways of gift cards and other prizes; pick up free raffle tickets at Fiesta Food check-out stands at the event.

May 22 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Fair Park Esplanade, 3939 Esplanade Plaza, Dallas. Free. 

Ann Pinson contributed to this story. 

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