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.

Come early!  We open at 10:00 am daily!

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!

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 a festival, water bottle for only $8. 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 Bike Sharing – 14 Stations Near the Festival Zone!

Avoid the hassle of parking and ride Fort Worth Bike Sharing 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 Bike Sharing, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. You can also ride bike share from the Fort Worth T&P Station or Fort Worth Central Station straight to the heart of Main Street. For full system map and additional information, please visit

Dog Safety! , 6′ leashes!

MAIN ST. has thousands of people and very few places for pet relief, so we do ask that you keep your beloved pups safe and comfortable at home. Pets are often intimidated by crowds and can react unpredictably. If you bring your canine friend, it is important to keep them on a 6′ leash at all times for the safety of your friend and others around you. Please do not enter the art booths with your pup – this can be disruptive and we ask this out of respect for the artists and their work.  Service animals are welcome.