As a way to thank the community for all the support over the past 46 years, Mayfest will have FREE ADMISSION on Thursday, May 2, 2019 for ALL Patrons. That's right - everyone will be able to enjoy the fun and excitement of Mayfest without having to pay an entrance fee. Our hope is every citizen will be able to join us this year as we celebrate all the magic of Mayfest!


Mayfest 2018 Festival Map

Park at one of three conveniently located parking lots and walk to the North Gate. Parking is $10/per car at all three lots. CASH ONLY. 

Farrington Field
(5 min. walk to the North Gate)

Equestrian Center Garage
(7 min. walk to the North Gate)

The Yellow Lot
(10 min. walk to the North Gate)

Mayfest Parking Map

Drop your passengers steps from the South Gate before you park at one of the three conveniently located parking lots.

The Drop-And-Park option is especially convenient for our disabled and mobility challenged guests and families with small children. You no longer have to worry about hauling strollers, wagons, dance costumes, etc... from the parking lots to the gates.



Mayfest encourages the use of all bicycles. If you decide to ride your bike or a Bike Share bike to Mayfest, FREE bike parking is available at both entrances. For more information about the Bike Share program, please visit

Patrons may also ride the T's Route 7 bus to Mayfest.

Don't feel like driving to Mayfest? Call Lyft and get dropped off steps from the South Gate. 

Very limited HANDICAPED parking is available on festival grounds.

Parking and shuttles are no longer available at LaGrave Field for Mayfest patrons. The Drop-and-Park option allows patrons to be dropped steps from the South Gate.



All ticket prices are per person, per day and are not refundable.

Tickets are also available at the north and south entrance gates.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide "will-call" tickets.

For questions about an online ticket order, please click *HERE*.

Thursday is FREE Admission for everyone at Mayfest!

  • Adults 13+: $8
  • Senior Citizens 60+: $5
  • Children 3-12: $5
  •  Fr-amily Pass: Gather up your friends and family. 5 people for $25!
  • Children 2 and under: FREE
  • Military Appreciation Admission presented by Lockheed Martin: FREE
  • Senior Citizen's Day (Friday): FREE for 60+

Discounted tickets may also be found at your local Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores.

Festival FAQ
What is Mayfest?

Mayfest is Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival! Encompassing 33 acres along the Trinity River in Trinity Park, Mayfest has a myriad of activities for the whole family in one of the best greenspaces in town. Live music, festival food, carnival rides, bounce houses, free children's activities, petting zoo, performing arts groups, paddleboats, rock-climbing, zip-lining, people-watching, art and gift market, student art contest, and so much more. Come to Mayfest - you'll have the time of your life!

When is Mayfest?

Mayfest is always the first weekend in May. 

Mayfest 2019 is scheduled for May 2nd - 5th, 2019.

Mayfest 2020 is scheduled for April 30th - May 3rd, 2020.

Where is Mayfest?
Where is the office located?

The Mayfest office is located in The Village at Camp Bowie:

6115 Camp Bowie Blvd, Suite 160                                                                                                    Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Our phone number is 817-332-1055.



All ticket prices are per person, per day:

  • Adults: $8
  • Adults 60+: $5
  • Children 3-12: $5
  • Fr-amily Pass: Gather up your friends and family. 5 people for $25!
  • Children 2 and under: FREE
  • Military Appreciation Admission presented by Lockheed Martin: FREE
  • Senior Citizen's Day (Friday): FREE

Tickets are also available for purchase at the North and South Entrance gates. Discounted tickets are available at area Tom Thumb and Albertsons grocery stores.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide "will-call" tickets.

For questions about an online ticket order, please contact us HERE



Patrons may park at one of three conveniently located parking lots and walk to the North Gate. Parking is $10 per car at all three lots. Cash only.

Mayfest is also excited to announce our Drop-And-Park option. Drivers may drop of their passengers steps from the South Gate before parking at one of the three parking lots.

For maps and complete information, please click *HERE*.

We have limited handicap parking located in Trinity Park. Security can assist you in getting to it.

We encourage the use of all bicycles! If you decide to ride your bike (or a "Bike Share" bike) to Mayfest, free bike parking is availble at both entrances. For more information about the "Bike Share" program, please visit

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates regarding parking. Updates are made throughout the day!

How do I get parking updates?

We constantly update our patrons on parking availability using our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Make sure you follow us on:

Facebook - Mayfest Fort Worth, Texas

Twitter - @mayfestfw

What forms of payment do you accept?

Tickets for entry to the festival may be paid for by cash or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express or checks.

Once you are at Mayfest, you will want to buy coupons so you can enjoy some (or all!) of our delectable foods and partake in our carnival rides and bounce houses. We have 10 coupons booths located along the main road. These coupon booths only take cash but don't panic - we have several ATM machines located throughout the park!

What all is there to do at Mayfest?

Where do we start?! We have roughly 40 bands performing on three stages over 4 days and more than 40 performing groups on another four stages. We have bounce houses, a sand pile, face painting, retriever dogs performing their mad skills, and stilt-walkers. The "Best of the Fest" Food Vendor Contest is judged on Thursday afternoon, and a Student Art Contest and awards ceremony take place on Sunday at the Art Stage. We have rock-climbing, an amazing carnival and a human maze. Enjoy an ice-cold beverage and listen to the music on the Honda of Fort Worth Oasis Stage. Catch some great breezes off the Trinity River as you get a work-out in the paddleboat. Stroll through the Art and Gift Market where more than 60 vendors from around the nation bring in everything from clothing and furniture to home goods and art. This is a great place to look for a Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day, or Happy Wednesday gifts. Hump Day deserves to be celebrated too! Find your youth again on the carousel and enjoy amazing views of the river and downtown from the Ferris Wheel. No matter what kind adventure you seek, you'll find lots of fun at Mayfest!

Is there a schedule of bands and other performers?

YES! Click Here for our full Festival Guide Online

When you get to Mayfest, make sure you pick up a Printed Festival Guide which will also list all stage performances by day and stage.

Can I bring in my dog, cat, or other pet?

While we have pet adoptions all weekend in the Zone Area, please keep your personal pets at home. This includes (but is not limited to) cats, dogs, snakes, lizards, hamsters, birds, lions, giraffes, and cheetahs. 

Mayfest allows service animals, which under the Americans with Disabilities Act is defined as dogs that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. 

How much are the rides?

Mayfest contracts with several vendors that provide the rides for the weekend. The ride prices are determined by the vendors that bring them in and vary from ride to ride. Historically, they have ranged from 6 to 20 coupons.

Can I bring a stroller?

Absolutely! It's hard work walking all over Trinity Park even for us grown-ups. And let's be real - tired kids tend to whine so keep everyone happy and bring that stroller! Formula and baby food are also acceptable.

Click *HERE* for a complete list of allowed and prohibited items.

Allowed and prohibited items


  • Handbags (all bags are subject to be searched by law enforcement)                     
  • Backpacks  (all bags are subject to be searched by law enforcement)           
  • Strollers, wagons and wheelchairs                                
  • Cameras                                         


  • Coolers of any kind (except for medical use)
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Pets (except for clearly marked service animals)
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Skateboards, scooters, segways or bikes. If you ride your bike to Mayfest, free bike rack parking is available at the south entrance gate.
  • Unauthorized materials including flyers, stickers, samples, etc.
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind

No open carry of handguns. No concealed carry of handguns.

You cannot fly or operate any unmanned aircraft, remote control plane or anything of this sort at Mayfest.

Food and Beverage

Texans LOVE food and Mayfest is no different! We have more than 15 food vendors in three food courts all of which are located along the main road in Trinity Park. We've got your typical festival food - meat on a stick, funnel cakes, and fried stuff. We've got your fast food - pizza, tacos, and burgers. We've got your sweet food - ice cream, smoothies, and fried oreos. We've got your Texas food - BBQ, Texas corn, and more fried stuff. Heck, we've even got Greek food and Cajun food! One piece of advice - come hungry!

If you need to wet your whistle, we have Coke and Beer/Wine booths throughout the festival in addition to tea, lemonade, and Coke products sold by our food vendors. We also have a new Craft Beer Garden where you can enjoy craft beers from local breweries.

Lost and Found

Our Lost & Found Area is meant for both lost children and lost items. It is centrally located in the Oasis Area.

The safety and security of our patrons is the most important issue for us. If you are separated from your child, our volunteers and police will communicate with each other until your child is found and you are reunited. 

Lose an item? Head over to our Lost & Found Area in The Oasis. If you can describe it correctly, you can have it back!

Found an item? Take it over to our Lost & Found and turn it in. You'll make someone's day! Plus, "finders-keepers" really only pertains to toys meant for kids younger than 10. 

Safety and Security

The safety and security of our Mayfest patrons is the most important issue to us. The City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department, and Texas Health Fort Worth all participate in the safety and security of our patrons and make us the most prepared festival in North Texas.

Fort Worth police officers are located throughout the festival grounds.

Texas Health Fort Worth sets up a large tent complete with beds, water, blood sugar regulators, privacy areas for breast feeding mothers, and all medical tools neccessary to treat minor problems. An ambulance is standing by if a transport is needed.

The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management meets with Mayfest throughout the year to develop an efficient plan to keep all patrons safe. Our team of experts plans, reviews, and re-reviews all protocol with the authorities involved to ensure proper knowledge by everyone. The safety of our patrons is not an issue we take lightly. 

What is the difference between tickets and coupons?

Everyone must have a ticket to enter festival grounds. 

Coupons are needed to purchase food, beverages, and to enjoy the rides. Coupon booths are located throughout the festival. You seriously can't miss them!

Art and Gift Market vendors are the only vendors that accept cash and credit cards. They do not accept coupons as payment for their goods.

All activities in the Tom Thumb Albertsons Children's Area are free!

Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held on 33 picturesque acres in Trinity Park in Fort Worth, Texas. 200,000 people attend Mayfest each year to experience the many different attractions and areas. From young to old, Mayfest includes something for everyone and entertains the entire family.

With three dedicated music stages playing over 70 hours of live music, everyone will definitely be entertained - no matter what their taste in music might be! Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Texas Country, Bluegrass, Cover bands, and more are heard throughout the festival grounds. If you love music, you'll love Mayfest!

The mission of Mayfest is to raise and contribute funds to enhance the Trinity River, surrounding parks and community programs. Mayfest has given more than $7.5 million to the Fort Worth community since 1973.

Click Here to View the 2018 Event Summary