February's showers may bring March flowers, as opposed to the proverbial pairing meant to happen in April and May. Now that the rush of rainfall that hit late last month seems to be drying up, we can turn our thoughts to the new season, and you know what that means: It's spring festival time! Whether you want to discover nature, celebrate your community with an old-fashioned town square party, or recognize your Irish (or Latino or Asian or Hindu) culture, there is a spring festival in D-FW for you.  For a more complete list of happenings, go to GuideLive.com/things-to-do.

This week's highlights

Taste Addison

TASTE ADDISON Some of the city's most popular restaurants serve food and drinks at this three-day fest. There's also live music each day of the event. 

May 18-20 at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison. Entry costs $10-$20 each day, and you purchase whatever you want to eat inside. 

FREE | TASTE OF IRVING This fest has largely the same concept as the Addison festival. This free event also features family-friendly activities, a movie screening and live music across multiple stages. 

May 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at Cimarron Park, 201 Red River Trail, Irving. Free.

FREE | FESTIVAL DE MAYO Bands Los Angeles Azules, Conjunto Primavera, Los Rieleros Del Norte and more will be there for an all-day celebration of Latin music. Best of all, this festival is free. 

May 20 from 2 to 10 p.m. at Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive, Dallas. Free. 

Guests at the Savor Dallas brunch  event at the Dallas Farmers Market in 2017.

Guests at the Savor Dallas brunch event at the Dallas Farmers Market in 2017.

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SAVOR DALLAS This festival of eating and drinking will kick off May 17 with 'Cue It Up. Smoke's Tim Byres and Cattleack Barbeque's Todd David will host the event during which chefs and bartenders will use smoke in their creations. The fest continues May 18-20 with Shaken + Stirred at Fashion Industry Gallery, the Reserve and Grand Tasting at Centennial Hall in Fair Park, and Detox/Retox Brunch at Sixty Five Hundred.

Through May 20 at various Dallas locations. Tickets for individual events are $45-$150 per person. 

WILDFLOWER ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL This Richardson fest always boasts an eclectic lineup, and this year's is a treat for those who love commercial radio rock from the mid-'90s to mid-2000s with Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, Lifehouse, Switchfoot and Jimmy Eat World performing over three days. Wildflower's six stages will also host Kool and the Gang, Spoon, Reckless Kelly, Radney Foster, Max Stalling and Trout Fishing in America, plus tribute bands and lots of local performers. There will also be a craft beer garden, fair food vendors, a marketplace and a children's activity area with face painting, karaoke and a tent full of butterflies.

May 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight, May 19 from 11 a.m. to midnight, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Galatyn Park, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $15-$30 in advance, $20-$40 at the gate, $5 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. Parking is free. 

Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience

FREE | MAIN STREET FEST — A CRAFT BREW EXPERIENCE This Grapevine festival combines traditional fair fun, including carnival rides and a midway, with a beer fest featuring 35 breweries, including Deschutes Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery and locals such as Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Franconia Brewing Company. Craft beer will be for sale throughout the festival grounds, plus the Craft Brew Garden will offer eight 3-ounce tastings of limited-release beers for $15 in advance, $18 at the fest. There will be performances by Kirk Thurmond and the Millennials, Professor D, Micky and the Motorcars, the Stratoblasters, Caroline Kraddick and others, as well as the KidZone children's section, a marketplace with artisans and other vendors, and food and drink.

May 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., May 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Liberty Park, 215 S. Main St., Grapevine. $7, $5 for seniors 62 and older and children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. $15-$20 for weekend passes. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18. 

MALCOLM X FESTIVAL This family-friendly event celebrates the life of Malcolm X, as well as the progress that has been made in African-American culture, health and wellness, political education and economic sustainability. The festival will showcase bands, children's activities, speakers, health and wellness booths, food, a children's oratorical contest and more. 

May 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pan-African Connection, 4466 Marsalis Ave., Dallas. 

FREE | ROCKWALL FOUNDERS DAY FESTIVAL Celebrate Rockwall's 164th birthday at a festival in the park. Listen and dance to live music all day and shop with artisan vendors, local nonprofits and merchants. Visit the farmers market, see craft demos and sample offerings from gourmet food trucks. Live music will be performed by WhiskeyHat, Benton Lawson, Josh Abbott Band and others. 

May 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Harry Myers Park, 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall. 

ELM STREET MUSIC AND TATTOO FEST Ink Master judge Oliver Peck will bring dozens of fellow tattoo artists to Deep Ellum for three days of body-art sessions at Trees. There will also be a tattoo art show at Hand in Heart Gallery, Sailor Jerry's display of hand-painted Harley-Davidson motorcycles on May 19, punk-rock karaoke on May 19 and nightly concerts at Three Links and other venues, featuring Lucero's Ben Nichols, Riverboat Gamblers, Thin White Dukes, Lower Class Brats and more.

Through May 20 in Deep Ellum, Elm and North Crowdus streets, Dallas. $10 for tattoo fest admission, $10-$25 per concert, $50 for a weekend pass. 

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL  More than 10 restaurants and drink purveyors, including Taverna Rossa, Lucy's Lot, Frankie's Downtown and Republic, will compete for best Bloody Mary titles, but the real winners will be those who attend and get to sample all of the entries. How many ways can a Bloody Mary be made? Find out during the 2.5-hour fest. There will also be additional drink samples, music from D and Chi and a photo booth.

May 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at 2616 Commerce Event Center, 2616 Commerce St., Dallas. $45; $65 for VIP, which includes early entry. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival

FREE | DRAGON BOAT, KITE AND LANTERN FESTIVAL Celebrate Asian culture and heritage at this annual festival in Las Colinas. There'll be dragon boat races, a kite-making demo, traditional ethnic foods and more. May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lake Carolyn, at Las Colinas Boulevard East and El Lago Boulevard, Irving. dfwdragonboatfestival.com.

FREE WATAUGA FEST Watauga's annual four-day street festival features live music, carnival rides, vendors, beer, food trucks, performances by local arts groups and a car show on Sunday. Musical guests for the weekend include Left Eye Jumpers, Le Freak, Ashomore, Mullet Boyz and more. If you want to pack in even more fun, carnival wristbands are $25 and provide all-day access to rides. Individual tickets for rides are $1 (3-5 tickets needed per ride). 

Through May 20 at Capp Smith Park, 5800 Robin Drive, Watauga. 

10 things to know before going to Scarborough Renaissance Festival

SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Join in the mirth and merriment of the days of King Henry VIII at this festival that runs for eight weekends, with colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers there for you to meet. You can also eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a village artisan at work or stop in the Elkhorn Tavern or Dirty Duck Pub. April 7-May 28 at Scarborough Renaissance Festival Grounds, Waxahachie. srfestival.com.

ALSO IN MAY

FREE | THAI CULTURE AND FOOD FESTIVAL Experience Thailand through food, dance and music performances, arts and crafts, and temple tours. May 26-27 at the Buddhist Temple of Dallas. thaifestdallas.com.

Shannon Sutlief, Tiney Ricciardi and Sarah Kramer contributed to this story. 

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