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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Arlington Bass Classic
Arlington Bass Classic

(817) 451-6860

6300 W Arkansas Ln
Arlington, TX 76016   Directions Website

Get ready for an exciting opportunity at the Arlington Bass Classic in April. Compete for grand prizes and drawings in a tournament where you can fish anywhere on publicly accessible waters by boat, except in areas posted as off-limits. Kayak and shore fishing are allowed, and individual competitors must register.

Use only artificial lures - no live bait, and one rod per fisherman. The top 6 teams with the biggest stringer will win cash prizes, and the first-place team will be crowned Lake Arlington Bass Classic Champions. There's also a prize for the biggest bass caught, awarded to the winning team.

Arlington Turkey Trot
Arlington Turkey Trot

(817) 795-9955

1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

The Turkey Trot has been a part of the American Thanksgiving Day tradition, so why not start Thanksgiving Day with a fun race before the parades, kick-off, and feasting commence? You can run, jog, walk, stroll, roll, or even crawl through the event. You may even burn off a few calories.

The net proceeds from the 11th Annual Arlington Turkey Trot will support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. The club's mission is simple: "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

Dallas Legends Ultimate Tailgate Party
Dallas Legends Ultimate Tailgate Party

(866) 476-7139

1008 N Collins St
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Convenience meets grandeur at The Ultimate Tailgate Party in Dallas. Strategically located across from the impressive AT&T Stadium, this massive facility is the perfect spot for Dallas Cowboys games, significant college matchups, and all football events at the stadium. With both outdoor and indoor areas that can comfortably accommodate more than 1000 people, it's no wonder this event is a fan favorite.

Hailed as the "Ultimate Place to be," this classic Tailgate Party regularly hosts world-renowned chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, who curate a menu featuring Texas Tailgate Classics. An updated bar selection, including unlimited beer, wines, and sodas, and a cash bar for cocktails and mixed drinks complement the all-you-can-eat menu. Moreover, the party features stunning DJs and surprise guests, making it an experience that truly lives up to its legendary reputation.

Family Field Day
Family Field Day

(817) 533-1833

734 Stadium Dr
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Prepare for an unforgettable Family Field Day at Globe Life Field. This exciting event is tailored for the entire family and offers many exhilarating activities suitable for guests of all ages.

From capturing memorable moments with the Commissioner's Trophy to engaging in classic yard games, enjoying inflatables for the kids, participating in a thrilling Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby, experiencing catching on the field, running the bases, testing your skills in a pitching challenge in the bullpen, taking part in guided ballpark tours, savoring delectable ballpark concessions including Hurtado Barbecue, meeting Rangers Captain and the Texas Rangers Six Shooters, and much more – the event has something special for everyone to enjoy.

Holiday Lights Parade
Holiday Lights Parade

(817) 533-3424

Arlington, TX
Website

Arlington's Holiday Lights Parade is a cherished tradition for families in the area. As the city officially illuminates its towering Christmas tree, the atmosphere becomes warm and joyful. Families can partake in many engaging activities and entertainment, all provided free of charge.

The event offers something for everyone, from the musical tunes of live music to the enchanting experience of complimentary carriage rides. Children can indulge in whimsical face painting and have their magical moment with Santa captured in a free photo. So, don your coziest coat, savor a cup of eggnog, and prepare to immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit, Texas style.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

(817) 459-6777

P.O. Box 1921
Arlington, TX 76004   Directions Website

Arlington's vibrant Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration is a lively and inspiring annual event held in January. The festival is a rich tapestry of activities that unite the community to honor Dr. King's legacy.

The event features soul-stirring live music performances representing various genres, captivating artwork created by talented local students, and enlightening speeches reflecting Dr. King's enduring impact on civil rights and equality. Attendees are also encouraged to participate in an engaging essay and artwork contest, allowing them to express their creativity and insights while contributing to the vibrant and inclusive atmosphere of the festivities.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Holiday in the Park

(817) 640-8900

2201 Rd to Six Flags St
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Get ready for a Christmas extravaganza full of comfort and joy at Holiday in the Park, happening on select days in November and December at Six Flags Over Texas. This magical time of year will be filled with enchanting experiences for the whole family. The event will feature winter wonderland attractions and various interactive activities to capture the holiday spirit.

You can look forward to dazzling lights, holiday entertainment, thrilling rides, Frosty Snowhill made of natural snow, a Reindeer Meet & Greet, Christmas Karaoke for the kids, and even a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. Gather your family and friends to experience the most beautiful time of the year at Six Flags.

South Street Art Festival
South Street Art Festival

(817) 797-2424

300-500 block E South St
Arlington, TX 76010   Directions Website

See and purchase artwork from up to 100 local, regional, and national artists across 14 categories at the South Street Art Festival. Art lovers and collectors can stroll down South Street, exploring booths of unique, original art created by skilled artisans.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a weekend of art and music in Downtown Arlington. You can bring lawn chairs to sit and relish the live performances. The South Street Art Festival is open to the public. Enjoy viewing and purchasing high-quality, affordable art from skilled professional artists nationwide.

Texas Christkindl Market
Texas Christkindl Market

(817) 265-7722

1650 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

The Texas Christkindl Market was created to celebrate the nearly 70-year relationship between Arlington and its sister city, Bad Königshofen. The market had its first magical season in 2011. Drawing inspiration from various European markets, the Texas Christkindl Market partners with its Christmas city counterpart, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, to bring the same enchanting atmosphere to Texas.

At the Texas Christkindl Market, a world of exclusivity awaits. Visitors can explore unique handcrafted gifts and collectibles, including the highly coveted Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village. Enjoy a magical holiday weekend by fully experiencing the annual Texas Christkindl Market and other exciting Christmas events in Arlington.

 

Texas Street Food Festival
Texas Street Food Festival

(888) 827-8340

1650 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Prepare for an unforgettable culinary adventure at the upcoming Texas Street Food Festival at Texas Live. This exciting event on Saturday will feature a mouthwatering array of offerings from the finest food trucks and legendary restaurants in Texas.

Indulge in a diverse range of delectable food items, all priced at $5 or less, allowing you to explore and savor an assortment of flavors. In addition to the gastronomic delights, immerse yourself in live entertainment, interactive experiences, and a wide range of family-friendly activities, promising a day filled with fun and excitement.

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