Mayfest at 45

Mayfest run

Mayfest is hitting middle age, but continues to be spry as a kitten. Celebrating its 45th Anniversary, Mayfest is a four-day family festival presentd by Mayfest Inc. All profits from Mayfest, over $7.1 million to date, are distributed to the Fort Worth community through grants to Mayfest’s found¬ing organizations: Tarrant Regional Water District, Streams & Valleys, Inc., The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department, and The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.

Thursday, May 4

3:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, May 5

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3:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, May 6

10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday, May 7

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11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Mayfest spans 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas.

Attendance is expected to be 200,000 over the course of the four-day festival


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ages 13-59



ages 3-12



2 & Under



(5 tickets)



ages 60+


For more ticket information, please click HERE

Online tickets are available for purchase HERE

To celebrate the sapphire anniversary, Mayfest is offering free admission to the first 45 people in line at the North Gate on Friday, May 5. They will receive a Party Pass that allows free admission for the entire festival.

Senior Citizens Day, Friday, May 5 – Adults age 60 and over receive free admission with a picture ID.

Military Appreciation presented by Lockheed Martin – Active, Reserve, and Retired Military along with up to five family members will receive free admission all days of the festival. Proof of service is required.


Patron parking is available for $10 at Farrington Field, Equestian Center Garage, and Will Roger’s Yellow Lot.

A new Drop-and-Park option is available for patrons to drop-off their passengers at the South Gate before parking their car at one of the three parking lots.


Friday, May 5 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Approximately 1,000 children with physical and mental disabilities and limitations from area school districts experience the wonder of Mayfest in a safe and nurturing setting. Special Needs Day, funded by R4 Foundation, is a private event that allows these children the opportunity to enjoy Mayfest at their own pace and without all of the usual crowds.


Saturday, May 6 • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Riverbank Stage

Professional hotdog eaters will compete to see who can eat the most hotdogs in a limited amount of time.


Sunday, May 7 • 2:00 pm • Art Stage

The Student Art Contest showcases art from area school students (K-12) and is judged by local artists. The winning students are presented with ribbons and prize money at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.


Located across from the Main Stage, patrons may relax, listen to music and enjoy craft beers from local breweries at the new Beer Garden. The local breweries include: Rahr, Revolver, Shannon, Community, Deep Elum, Real Ale, Oskar Blue and Bishop Cider. All Days.