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Save the Date May Kid-Friendly Events in Fort Worth

Searching for fun things to do with kids this month? Have a look at our round-up of family-friendly May events in Fort Worth, Arlington, and more. (Hint: Find even more things to do in the metroplex on Dallas Moms and Collin County Moms.)

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Concerts in the Park 
Fridays

Flower Mound’s spring concert series features family-friendly bands, food trucks, and vendors. Bring chairs and blankets to relax and absorb the TGIF energy. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Free!


Dinosaurs Around the World
Through May 30

Travel back in time at Fort Worth Botanic Garden for Dinosaurs Around the World, an outdoor exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs. Exhibit included with general admission. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio
Saturdays

Kids ages 12 and younger (plus adult companions) visit the museum on Saturdays for gallery explorations and studio art projects. This month’s theme is “Bird Watching.” Drop in at 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Free!


Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Through May 27

Head to Waxahachie on Saturdays and Sundays this month for Ren Faire, a family-friendly festival with games, rides, and shows. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $14.

May 1 – 12, select dates
Mary Poppins Jr.

Everyone’s favorite nanny comes to life on stage at Casa Mañana. Suitable for all ages, this show is based on the beloved Disney movie and award-winning Broadway musical. Multiple showtimes available. Tickets from $24.


May 2 – 5
Mayfest

Fort Worth’s Mayfest in Trinity Park is a four-day festival of live music, food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, market vendors, and a children’s area with robots and a giant sand pit. Hours vary by day. Tickets from $7; ages two and younger free.


May 3
First Fridays on the Farm

Visit Nash Farm in Grapevine and help the farmhands shear sheep. Little visitors also learn all about the uses of wool. Kids ages three and up. The fun takes place 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $5 admission.


May 3 – 12
Cowtown Fair

Get on down to Cowtown Fair, Fort Worth’s annual 10-day event for the whole family. Enjoy The Fearless Flores Thrill show, petting zoo with pony rides, Doc Magic comedy show, and carnival rides. Tickets from $5; ages four and younger free.


May 4
Family Workshop: Story Sculptures

Experience fun, folklore, and storytelling through art at the Amon Carter. Designed for kids ages six to 12 with their favorite adult. From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free! Reservations required.

Fishing Seminar for Kids

Kids ages six to 10 learn the basics of fishing plus tricks of the trade at the Fort Worth Zoo. Includes a 90-minute fishing lesson, general admission, and a kid-sized rod and reel. Stop by from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $45 for one child, one adult.

Free Comic Book Day

Free comic books for all ages and interests plus author signings at this annual event in Weatherford. Come-and-go from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day at Lone Star Park

Come dressed up for race day and try to win Best Hat (winners receive $500!). There will be live music, live races, a Kentucky Derby simulcast, and for the kids: a petting zoo, pony rides, and the Bar & Book Lawn. Tickets from $15.

May 6 – 8
Festival of the Kid

Every spring, Festival of the Kid produces the winning entries from Stage West’s annual Neighborhood Play Contest. The pieces are written by K – 12th grade students, performed by area teens, and directed by seasoned professionals. Shows are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. each night. Tickets $5.


May 8
Storytime with the Arlington Public Library

Bring your littles to Storytime at the Arlington Museum of Art on alternating Wednesdays. Interactive and themed projects will get kids reading and making art from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


May 10
Story Time: Native Pollinators

Get outside during this free story time at River Legacy Nature Center in partnership with the Arlington Public Library. Learn all about native pollinators with two themed stories from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


May 11
Spring Fun Festival

Friends, family, and pets are invited to Keller Town Hall for the annual Spring Fun Festival. Enjoy vendors, food, goodie bags for the kids, bean bag toss, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!

May 12
Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day brunch at the Fort Worth Zoo includes an animal meet-and-greet, giraffe feeding, and all-day admission. Hours are 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets from $30; ages 2 and younger free.

Looking for more Mother’s Day dining options? Check out our round-up of 22 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas :: From Affordable to Fancy.

Spring Ballet

This Mother’s Day, enjoy a magical performance by Avant Chamber Ballet at the Marq in Southlake. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic to the one-hour show beginning at 2:00 p.m. Free!


May 17 – 19
Asian Heritage Fest

Honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. Enjoy music and dance, Asian cuisine, history exhibits, and more. Event hours TBA. Bring cash for shopping and dining. Free!

Main Street Fest

Enjoy artisan and marketplace vendors, non-stop live entertainment on two stages, carnival and midway, the popular Pint-Sized Craft Alley, and much more. Hours vary by day. Tickets $5 – $9; kids under six free.


May 18
Art at the Park

Bedford’s Art at the Park festival is back in 2024 with art vendors, live music, food trucks, a community art project, kids activities, and more at Generations Park at Boys Ranch from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!

Texas Heritage Festival

Head to Russell Farm Art Center in Burleson for a celebration of Texas complete with heritage vendors, tours of historic homes, square dancing, hayrides, chuck wagons, food trucks, and more from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free!

May 22
Storytime With the Arlington Public Library

Bring your littles to Storytime at the Arlington Museum of Art on alternating Wednesdays. Interactive and themed projects will get kids reading and making art from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


May 25
Creature Features: Ornate Box Turtle

Meet Winston, the ornate box turtle at River Legacy Nature Center in Arlington. Learn about his natural adaptations, behavior, and lifestyle. RSVP required. The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. Free!


May 25 – 26
Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Show

Dazzling gems and minerals await you at this annual event now in its 73rd year. Shop, see fossils, bid in auctions, enter the raffle, and more. Tickets $7. Children 12 and under free!


May 25 – 27
Snakes of Tarrant County

Slither over to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge to learn all about the snakes of Tarrant County. The DFW Herp Society will show and tell snakes from the local area. Free with paid admission from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 31
Hot Sounds of Summer

Burleson’s summer concert series sounds off this Friday at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic, or grab carry out from one of the nearby restaurants. Enjoy fun for the whole family! Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Free!

All Month

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Concerts in the Park 
Fridays

Flower Mound’s spring concert series features family-friendly bands, food trucks, and vendors. Bring chairs and blankets to relax and absorb the TGIF energy. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Free!


Dinosaurs Around the World
Through May 30

Travel back in time at Fort Worth Botanic Garden for Dinosaurs Around the World, an outdoor exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs. Exhibit included with general admission. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio
Saturdays

Kids ages 12 and younger (plus adult companions) visit the museum on Saturdays for gallery explorations and studio art projects. This month’s theme is “Bird Watching.” Drop in at 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Free!


Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Through May 27

Head to Waxahachie on Saturdays and Sundays this month for Ren Faire, a family-friendly festival with games, rides, and shows. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tickets from $14.

May 1 – 4

May 1 – 12, select dates
Mary Poppins Jr.

Everyone’s favorite nanny comes to life on stage at Casa Mañana. Suitable for all ages, this show is based on the beloved Disney movie and award-winning Broadway musical. Multiple showtimes available. Tickets from $24.


May 2 – 5
Mayfest

Fort Worth’s Mayfest in Trinity Park is a four-day festival of live music, food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, market vendors, and a children’s area with robots and a giant sand pit. Hours vary by day. Tickets from $7; ages two and younger free.


May 3
First Fridays on the Farm

Visit Nash Farm in Grapevine and help the farmhands shear sheep. Little visitors also learn all about the uses of wool. Kids ages three and up. The fun takes place 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $5 admission.


May 3 – 12
Cowtown Fair

Get on down to Cowtown Fair, Fort Worth’s annual 10-day event for the whole family. Enjoy The Fearless Flores Thrill show, petting zoo with pony rides, Doc Magic comedy show, and carnival rides. Tickets from $5; ages four and younger free.


May 4
Family Workshop: Story Sculptures

Experience fun, folklore, and storytelling through art at the Amon Carter. Designed for kids ages six to 12 with their favorite adult. From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free! Reservations required.

Fishing Seminar for Kids

Kids ages six to 10 learn the basics of fishing plus tricks of the trade at the Fort Worth Zoo. Includes a 90-minute fishing lesson, general admission, and a kid-sized rod and reel. Stop by from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $45 for one child, one adult.

Free Comic Book Day

Free comic books for all ages and interests plus author signings at this annual event in Weatherford. Come-and-go from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day at Lone Star Park

Come dressed up for race day and try to win Best Hat (winners receive $500!). There will be live music, live races, a Kentucky Derby simulcast, and for the kids: a petting zoo, pony rides, and the Bar & Book Lawn. Tickets from $15.

May 5 – 11

May 6 – 8
Festival of the Kid

Every spring, Festival of the Kid produces the winning entries from Stage West’s annual Neighborhood Play Contest. The pieces are written by K – 12th grade students, performed by area teens, and directed by seasoned professionals. Shows are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. each night. Tickets $5.


May 8
Storytime with the Arlington Public Library

Bring your littles to Storytime at the Arlington Museum of Art on alternating Wednesdays. Interactive and themed projects will get kids reading and making art from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


May 10
Story Time: Native Pollinators

Get outside during this free story time at River Legacy Nature Center in partnership with the Arlington Public Library. Learn all about native pollinators with two themed stories from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.


May 11
Spring Fun Festival

Friends, family, and pets are invited to Keller Town Hall for the annual Spring Fun Festival. Enjoy vendors, food, goodie bags for the kids, bean bag toss, and more from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!
May 12 – 18

May 12
Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day brunch at the Fort Worth Zoo includes an animal meet-and-greet, giraffe feeding, and all-day admission. Hours are 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets from $30; ages 2 and younger free.

Looking for more Mother’s Day dining options? Check out our round-up of 22 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas :: From Affordable to Fancy.

Spring Ballet

This Mother’s Day, enjoy a magical performance by Avant Chamber Ballet at the Marq in Southlake. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic to the one-hour show beginning at 2:00 p.m. Free!


May 17 – 19
Asian Heritage Fest

Honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month at Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. Enjoy music and dance, Asian cuisine, history exhibits, and more. Event hours TBA. Bring cash for shopping and dining. Free!

Main Street Fest

Enjoy artisan and marketplace vendors, non-stop live entertainment on two stages, carnival and midway, the popular Pint-Sized Craft Alley, and much more. Hours vary by day. Tickets $5 – $9; kids under six free.


May 18
Art at the Park

Bedford’s Art at the Park festival is back in 2024 with art vendors, live music, food trucks, a community art project, kids activities, and more at Generations Park at Boys Ranch from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!

Texas Heritage Festival

Head to Russell Farm Art Center in Burleson for a celebration of Texas complete with heritage vendors, tours of historic homes, square dancing, hayrides, chuck wagons, food trucks, and more from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free!

May 19 – 25

May 22
Storytime With the Arlington Public Library

Bring your littles to Storytime at the Arlington Museum of Art on alternating Wednesdays. Interactive and themed projects will get kids reading and making art from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


May 25
Creature Features: Ornate Box Turtle

Meet Winston, the ornate box turtle at River Legacy Nature Center in Arlington. Learn about his natural adaptations, behavior, and lifestyle. RSVP required. The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. Free!


May 25 – 26
Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Show

Dazzling gems and minerals await you at this annual event now in its 73rd year. Shop, see fossils, bid in auctions, enter the raffle, and more. Tickets $7. Children 12 and under free!


May 25 – 27
Snakes of Tarrant County

Slither over to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge to learn all about the snakes of Tarrant County. The DFW Herp Society will show and tell snakes from the local area. Free with paid admission from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 26 – 31

May 31
Hot Sounds of Summer

Burleson’s summer concert series sounds off this Friday at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza. Bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic, or grab carry out from one of the nearby restaurants. Enjoy fun for the whole family! Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Free!