FORT WORTH – Mayfest, Fort Worth’s outdoor family festival dedicated to arts and entertainment, returns to Trinity Park for the 41st annual festival Thursday through Sunday.
The schedule is packed with a variety of activities during the four days held on 33 acres. Entertainment is spotlighted on three musical stages and four performing arts stages during the four-day event. In addition this year, live sharks will swim in a tank in the middle of Trinity Park, a creative sandpile will be displayed and duck races are scheduled. The Mayfest Run, featuring a 1-mile fun run, a 5K and a 10K, is set for Saturday morning.
Tickets purchased at the gate are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children two and under. More information is available at the Mayfest website, www.mayfest.org.
Patrons can save money by parking remotely for free. Remote parking is provided by Mayfest at LaGrave Field, located at 301 Northeast Sixth Street, with a free shuttle to the festival.
On Thursday, adults age 60 and over will receive free admission with photo identification, and senior adults will receive $5 admission the remaining days of the festival. By presenting a military identification card Sunday, all active, reserve and retired military will receive complimentary admission to the festival and one additional free ticket for a family member or guest.
Mayfest has raised since its launch in 1973 more than $6.3 million. Profits support the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, the Junior League of Fort Worth and Streams & Valleys.