Finally, it?s warm enough to play outside but not so hot that we?ll melt into the pavement. So naturally we?re gladly welcoming the veritable onslaught of outdoor festivals.
Here?s where to go, whatever your scene:
For the Arts and Crafts Collector Main St. is billed as the largest four-day event in the Southwest for good reason. And while the lineup of 200 artists and 300 musicians could seem daunting, we?ve actually found this festival to be pretty laid-back. You can mosey down Main Street checking out the art, or hang out at the ?food court,? where Reata tenderloin tamales only amplify the experience. (Free; this Thursday through Sunday; downtown Fort Worth)
For the Serious Music Buff The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is set to feature Brave Combo, the David Sanborn Trio and the ?Original? Blues Brothers Band. Add up to 100 roving musicians and we?d say it?s a harmonious ?free?-for-all. (Free; April 26 to 28; Quakertown Park, Denton)
For the Grown-up Flower Child Head north to Wildflower!, which promises to hit some high notes with an eclectic mix of notable acts including Cowboy Mouth, the Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Earl Keen and Grand Funk Railroad. (Single-day tickets are $20; May 17 to 19; Galatyn Park Urban Center, Richardson)