MAIN ST. Arts Festival + Fort Worth Art Fair return to downtown Cowtown

April is for art in Fort Worth.

Crowds walk through Main Street in downtown Fort Worth during the Main St. Arts Festival; white tents filled with artists and vendors line the path.

It’s about that time again — MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is taking over downtown.

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Let us paint you a picture: MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is returning for its 37th edition + Fort Worth Art Fair is kicking off its third annual event from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21. Here’s everything you should know before heading downtown to experience all the art.


There’s art for everyone from fine jewelry to life-size sculptures.

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🎨 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

Hosted by PNC Bank and Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., Texas’ largest arts festival will feature 213 national + local artists showcasing $4 million worth of work including sculptures, paintings, photographs, printmaking, woodworking, jewelry, and mixed media.

Pro tip: Look for artwork by last year’s Best of Show winner, John Blackwell, as well as 25+ artists from right here in Cowtown.

Experience it all

  • Family-friendly “TCC Makers Zone” with robotics, STEM activities, arts and crafts, face painting, tech displays, and new exhibits designed to immerse kids in the “making” process
  • More than 35 musical performances on two stages spanning genres like southern rock, jazz, Tejano, soul, and R&B. The 2024 lineup includes soul and jazz artist Taylor Pace and his 10-piece band, pop jazz group The Brehms, and Tejano Music Award winner Monica Saldivar
  • Five food courts featuring craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and cuisines from local chefs (we’ve got eyes on those tacos, margaritas, and empanadas)
A musician, closing his eyes, holds his guitar up in the air and performs at the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival as onlookers gather to watch. He's standing next to a purple art piece.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is also all about the live music.

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Know before you go

  • Where: 18 square blocks of downtown on — you guessed it — Main Street, from the courthouse to the convention center.
  • When: Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, April 19 + Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • How much: Entrance is free.

You don’t want to miss the local and national musical acts.

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🎵 Fort Worth Art Fair

Hosted by Sundance Square, this fair will celebrate our city’s rich artistic legacy with dozens of local creators and musicians. Stay tuned for the complete artist and performance lineup.

Know before you go

  • Where: Sundance Square Plaza, 420 Main St.
  • When: Thursday, April 18-Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
  • How much: General admission is free. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for VIP passes and all-access bracelets to customize your fair experience.
A woman and child look at a painting of bright yellow and orange sunflowers against a landscape at the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival.

This year, 213 artists will showcase their works at the family-friendly arts fest.

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🚗 Getting there


Don’t forget to look up to spot all the amazing creations.

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