Planning ahead and knowing what to expect is the key to having a great festival. This is our guide to help you out.

Festival Guide

Know Before You Go

Attendance is FREE

As always, it is FREE to attend the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, but we ask you to please leave your pets at home. Browse art, listen to music and enjoy a variety of street performances at no charge. Certain activities (such as MAIN ST. Creates!) and food and beverages do require coupon purchases from our conveniently located coupon booths.

Come early!  Artist booths close at:
– 8:00 PM Thursday through Saturday
– 6:00 PM Sunday

Credit Cards Only!

All food and beverage service available only with credit cards or Fest Cards only this year (no cash accepted at food and beverage locations). Coupons will not be sold; Fest Cards will be available onsite at marked cashier stations where cash will be accepted.

Free Water Stations – Presented by Frost

Leave your cooler of bottled water at home. To help support and raise awareness for water conservation, we’ve located free water stations around the festival. Simply bring your own water bottles and fill them up, or buy our commemorative, 28-oz, aluminum bottle with a BPA-free liner for only 10 coupons. It makes a great souvenir and you can refill it throughout the festival.

Check Parking and Street Closures.

Nothing can be more frustrating than finding your normal route through downtown is closed off or detoured. Before you make your way down to the festival, please check the latest parking information and street closures.

Leave your car at home. See other ways to get to MAIN ST.

Cycle to the Fest! Fort Worth B-cycle – 14 Stations Near the Festival Zone!

Avoid the hassle of parking and ride B-cycle to MAIN ST.!  There are 14 bike-sharing stations conveniently located within walking distance of the festival. There’s no better time to try out Fort Worth B-cycle, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. You can also ride bike share from Fort Worth T&P Station or Fort Worth Central Station straight to the heart of Main Street.

Dog Safety! Please, No Pets!

Unfortunately, MAIN ST. is not pet friendly. Pets are often intimidated by crowds and can react unpredictably. For the comfort and safety of all of our patrons, people with pets will be asked to leave the event area, which is enforced through city ordinance. All service animals are welcome.