Volunteer for Main St.

Online Registration for the 2022 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is now closed

We still have limited shifts available. Email [email protected] for information.

Our Volunteer Mission: Provide the ultimate in festival fun, art, entertainment and value for our guests!

We’re the team behind the success of the nationally ranked MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival. To be honest, this event simply could not take place without the hard work and dedication of over 1200 volunteers, who handle everything from hospitality to beverage sales.

Please contact our volunteer office with any questions or call the festival office at 817-336-2787.

Management

The volunteer team is managed by volunteer managers who, along with MAIN ST. staff, work hard to provide the best experience possible for you. Beverly Burks, Volunteer Manager, and her team are available to answer your questions and keep you focused on the job at hand. The goal: Fun!

Training

First-year volunteers may be required to review specific volunteer training videos to better acquaint themselves with the operations of the event and will be available online. Beverage volunteers may need to attend an in-person training session due to ongoing TABC changes and updates.

Benefits

As a Team MAIN ST. member, you’ll receive:

  • A “TEAM MAIN ST.” T-shirt
  • Free beverage available after your shift
  • 10% discount on official MAIN ST. merchandise
  • Eligibility for giveaways

Team MAIN ST. Priorities:

Commitment: Please give everyone your best effort and stay for the entire time you promised to work. If you are willing to sign up then we expect you are willing to work.

Courtesy: Patrons are the #1 priority! Remember, they are the guests at our party and should be treated accordingly.

Patience: There are approximately 1200 volunteers and an estimated 400,000 guests over four days. Please have patience!

Safety: Nothing should ever be more important than the safety of our patrons or volunteers.

Community Service:

Community service hours can be met by volunteering at MAIN ST. Please check with your community service representative for the procedures.

Volunteer Check-In

Volunteer check-in is located at 700 Main Street, which is the southwest corner of 6th Street and Main Streets. It’s a small, standalone office at the corner.

Volunteer Parking

More information coming shortly about a remote parking option with van shuttle to and from the event volunteer check-in location. In the meantime, check out fortworthparking.com for all the available parking during the festival. Many of these garages are free after 6PM, and on weekends. Please be sure to consult all of Downtown’s Street Closures before heading out.

TRINITY METRO HAS YOU COVERED!

You can take several routes to Fort Worth Central Station – 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 46, 89, The Dash and Molly the Trolley – just one block from the festival. Ride anywhere in Tarrant County (bus or rail) with a $5 Local Day Pass or anywhere in Tarrant, Dallas or Denton counties with a $12 Regional Day Pass. Molly the Trolley is a complimentary service thanks to our partners at Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Sundance Square, Visit Fort Worth and the downtown hotel community.

Plan your trip now!

TAKE TEXRAIL OR THE TRINITY RAILWAY EXPRESS (TRE)

Trinity Metro TEXRail and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) take you just two blocks from the festival at Fort Worth Central Station at Jones and 9th Street. Both services will run throughout the festival, including special event TRE service on Sunday. Check the schedules at ridetrinitymetro.org and trinityrailwayexpress.org.

For information about Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail and bus, visit https://www.dart.org/.
For information about Denton County Transportation Authority, visit https://www.dcta.net/.

Fort Worth B-cycle – 14 Stations near the Festival Zone!

Avoid the hassle of parking and ride Bcycle 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 Bcycle, 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 www.fortworthbikesharing.org.

Volunteer Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket if the weather dictates.
  • Beverage servers must wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the beginning of your shift.
  • If you’re working a booth (especially if you’re working more than one shift), please feel free to bring a small cooler of drinks and snacks (no alcohol).
  • We do not offer lockers or secure lockup, so plan on leaving valuables at home.