It’s about that time again, when  vendors, musicians, artists and volunteers make their way to the most celebrated tradition full of food, fun and entertainment in downtown Fort Worth — Mayfest.
Mayfest celebrates their 40th anniversary this year from May 3- 6. According to the Mayfest web page, Mayfest is a celebration full of musical entertainment, including these genres: pop, rock, classic country and western, Texas country, jazz, oldies and bluegrass.
There will be three stages designated for music located in different areas, four performing art stages which include areas designated for children, sports area and a leisure time stage featuring performances by many Fort Worth employees.
The other events include a Mayfest Run on May 5 around Trinity Park, followed by a Mayfest Run after party. Carnival rides and duck races will also be featured among other fun events in the sports area.
Krista King, senior education (EC-6) major, said she has been to Mayfest and is excited about going to this year’s event.
“It is really fun, but even more fun if you have a kid to take with you. It is affordable and the food is the best, especially the turkey legs,” King said.
Mikia Franklin, sophomore education major, said Mayfest is a fun activity to be a part of.
“Mayfest is great because I take my little sister and brother every year, and they have all kinds of things for them to do from a rock wall to painting plaster hands,” Franklin said.
Franklin said her favorite part is just spending time with her family.
For more information on the May Fest events, and to order tickets online, visit

Rolandra West