Award-winning art and music festivals are abundant in Richardson Texas, especially during their festival season that runs from May to October. Pack your bags and head to this city in the North Dallas area for a weekend full of memorable experiences.
You have two opportunities each year to see world-renowned artists at the Cottonwood Art Festival, witness one of the best songwriting contests in Texas at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, and search for unique pieces of art and craftwork at the Huffhines Art Trails. Yet that’s not all. Discover some of the other top events in Richardson below.
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Sing along with music icons like the Dixie Chicks and Peter Frampton, check out one of the top songwriting contests in Texas, and bid on one of the ultra-creative guitars at the Art Guitar Action during the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Drawing huge crowds to the city the third weekend each May, this is one of the most well-attended events in Richardson.
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
May & October
Cottonwood Art Festival
Find your one-of-a-kind masterpiece from esteemed artists from across the country, listen to live music, and enjoy food and drinks at these two free events in Richardson on the first full weekend in May and October. Activities for youngsters are available at ArtStop, while the Craft Beer Garden provides something tasty for fans of ales and lagers.
1321 West Belt Line Road, Richardson, TX 75080, (972) 744-4582
Richardson’s Family Fourth Celebration
Bring your picnic blankets to Breckinridge Park for an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration. Bounce houses, balloon artists, a climbing wall, food vendors, live music, and of course an impressive fireworks show are all part of the fun at this Independence Day event.
3555 Brand Road, Richardson, TX 75082
Huffhines Art Trails
Enjoy Texas fall weather and arts and crafts at the annual Huffhines Art Trails in late October. Check out the wide array of offerings from metal work to jewelry, photography to pottery, a pumpkin decorating contest, scavenger hunt, great food, and live music.
1500 Apollo Road, Richardson, TX 75081, (972) 744-4584