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Things to know for this weekend’s MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

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Transportation, parking and street closures, MAIN ST. app, People’s Choice Award, and more

The 33rd annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival aims to bring thousands of art enthusiasts, music fans and foodies to Downtown Fort Worth April 19-22, a news release said.

Featuring more than 50 live entertainment performances and 223 hand-selected artists, MAIN ST. anticipates record-breaking crowds at this year’s event, a news release said. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of MAIN ST.’s recommended transportation options, smartphone apps and more.

The release presented tips for and information on the festival:

TAKE THE BUS

Trinity Metro bus routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 46, The Spur, and Molly The Trolley will operate normal service schedules to the Intermodal Transportation Center, located just two blocks from the festival at 9th and Jones Streets. Adult round-trip fares are $4 and youth round-trip fares are $2. Molly The Trolley is free.

For more information, visit FWTA.org.

TAKE THE TRAIN

The Trinity Railway Express will operate all four days of the festival, including a special Sunday service. Train passengers can be dropped off at the ITC. Adult round-trip fares start at $5 and youth round-trip fares start at $2.50.

For more information, visit TrinityRailwayExpress.org.

TAKE YOUR BIKE

North Texas’ first bike sharing system, Fort Worth B-Cycle, has 14 bike-sharing stations within walking distance to the festival and rates start at $8.

For more information, visit FortWorth.BCycle.com.

PARKING AND STREET CLOSURES

Parking will be available throughout Downtown for those who choose to drive, but drivers are encouraged to visit FortWorthParking.com to view all available parking prior to arriving at MAIN ST.

Additionally, many streets will be closed from Monday, April 16, at 12:01 a.m. to Monday, April 23, at 6 a.m.

Closures will include:

Main Street from 2nd to 3rd Street

Main Street from 5th to 9th Street

9th Street from Houston to Commerce Street

9th Street from Commerce to Calhoun Street

Houston Street northbound lane from 11th to 9th Street (closed to all but local traffic)

Commerce Street bike lanes, west side and sidewalk areas (pedestrian access open)

For more information, visit MainStreetArtsFest.org/festival-guide/street-closures.

MAIN ST. APP

The MAIN ST. app, available for both Android and iPhone users, allows festivalgoers to access entertainment schedules, bookmark favorite artists, and read artists’ bios. The app also has navigation tools, family-friendly activities, and food and beverage vendors. Live event updates and general information, including times, locations, and parking/transportation details, will also be available on the app.

FESTIVAL GUIDE

MAIN ST. is annually produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., and is free to the public.

Festival hours for 2018 are:

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, April 20, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 21, 2018: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2018: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tips to remember:

Pets, including dogs, are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Coupons are required for food and beverages and some MAIN ST. Creates! activities. Coupons cost $10 for a strip of 10, but festivalgoers can purchase coupons in advance, online and in-bulk at a reduced price.

People’s Choice Award: Festivalgoers can vote for their favorite Merit Award-winning artist on MAIN ST.’s Facebook page starting April 22.

MAIN ST.’s commemorative poster, designed by Dolan Geiman, can be purchased at the online festival store for $20, or at the merchandise booth in Sundance Square Plaza.

Attendees are encouraged to stay hydrated by filling up at one of the festival’s four free water stations, presented by Frost. Attendees can bring their own water bottles or purchase the MAIN ST. commemorative bottle for only 10 coupons.

The festival map and Downtown parking map can be downloaded off the MAIN ST. website and are accessible through the MAIN ST. app.

For additional event information, visit MainStreetArtsFest.org.

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