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Know before you go: Mayfest 2024

From tickets to parking to events, we have your full list of Mayfest must-dos.

Band performing on a stage.

Pull up a chair and kick back for 40+ musical acts.

Photo courtesy of Mayfest

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The 2024 edition of Mayfest opens on Thursday, May 2 for its 52nd Anniversary. The spring fling will welcome back 200,000+ patrons across 33 acres in Trinity Park.

Organized by the Trinity Collaborative and dubbed “The Biggest Party in Fort Worth,” Mayfest raises money for the Trinity River, surrounding parks, and community programs. Read on for an information-fest.

Photo of white art tents with a school art contest.

Check out the full list of activities on the Event Schedule. | Photo by @mayfestfw

What to do

  • Eat everything from turkey legs to ice cream from 15+ vendors.
  • Drink up at the craft beer garden and vineyard.
  • Listen to 40+ local bands jam out on three stages.
  • See dance recitals and performances from local groups and youngsters on four community stages.
  • Shop 40+ art and gift market vendors.
  • Play in the Children’s Area (ages 3-12) with 20+ free activities. The area closes each night at 7:30 p.m.
Photo of kids playing on a splash pad.

There’s fun for all ages with everything from splash pads to rock climbing. | Photo by @mayfestfw


  • Thursday, May 2 | 3:30-9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3 | 3:30-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

How much

Everyone gets free admission on Thursday + military families get in free all weekend (with a valid military ID). Tickets for Friday-Sunday are $12 for adults and $7 for kids and older adults.

Jambalaya food truck in outdoor festival

We can smell it already.

Photo courtesy of Mayfest

How to get there

  • Consult the overall Mayfest map before you begin.
  • Park for $20 at Farrington Field or Dickies Arena Yellow Lot and catch the tram to the festival’s North Gate.
  • Carpool or rideshare + drop off at the South Gate.
  • Take Trinity Metro bus route 2 or 53.
  • Hop on a shared bike. Remember all Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes are free on the first Friday of the month.

What to bring

Mayfest is cash-free, meaning credit and debit cards only, except in the Art and Gift Market. Bags, backpacks, and strollers are allowed but will be screened. Coolers and outside food + drink are not allowed. Check out all policies and FAQs.

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