About MSF!

MAIN STREET FEST 2018

The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is hosting the 7th Annual Main Street Fest. The 3-day event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 20 – 22 on the 200 block of W. Main St. and surrounding areas. The festival, with FREE parking and admission, will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with live music featuring Texas country singer songwriters, hip-hop, contemporary, today’s hits and so much more! Throughout the event you can enjoy a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, business expo vendors, four entertainment stages, food & beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

Last year’s Main Street Fest, attracted over 26,000 visitors, received ten state-wide awards by the Texas Festivals and Events Association and Texas Recreation and Parks Society. With great weather and the success from last year, the 2017 festival is projected to bring an attendance of 32,000 visitors into downtown Grand Prairie. The improved access to the event with the opening of Main St. in the heart of Grand Prairie will make traveling to the festival and leaving after the event much easier and quicker for all.

DATES & TIMES

Friday, April 20, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. – midnight (12:00 a.m.)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – midnight (12:00 a.m.)
Sunday, April 22, 2018 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

AWARDS & HONORS

With the grand success from the past five years, the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department and Main Street Fest Team, has been nominated and recognized for multiple regional and state-wide awards and titles.

In 2014, the event was named the Best Festival Runner-Up in North Texas” by Dallas A-List Magazine!

In 2015, the event received 11 state-wide awards and was named the Zenith Festival of the Year: #3 Best Festival in Texas, by the Texas Festival and Events Association! Below are the awards Main Street Fest received:

First Place- Best Event Billboard
First Place- Best Event Cover Design
First Place- Best Event Brochure
First Place- Best Event Sponsorship Solicitation Package
First Place- Best Public Safety and Contingency Plans Utilized at an Event

Second Place- Best Print Material for an Event
Second Place- Best Misc. Multimedia for an Event

Third Place- Best Event Website for an Event
Third Place- Best Event Program
Third Place- Best Event Invitation

In 2016, the event received 10 state-wide awards by the Texas Festival and Events Association and Texas Recreation and Parks Society! Below are the awards Main Street Fest received:

*Best Event Promotional Campaign

First Place- Best Event Commemorative Poster
First Place- Best Event Sponsorship Package

Second Place- Best Event Program Cover Design
Second Place- Best Event On-Site Decorations 

Third Place- Best Public Safety and Contingency Plans Utilized at an Event
Third Place- Best Event Website
Third Place- Best Social Media Site
Third Place- Best Outdoor Billboard
Third Place- Best Street Banner

In 2017, the event received 9 state-wide awards by the Texas Festival and Events Association and Texas Recreation and Parks Society! Below are the awards Main Street Fest received:

First Place- Best Event Preparedness and Risk Management Plan
First Place- Best Printed Material for an Event (Single Page)
First Place- Best Printed Material for an Event (Multi-Page)

Second Place- Best Event Invitation
Second Place- Best Outdoor Billboard
Second Place- Best Cover Design
Second Place- Best Event Program

Third Place- Best Event Website
Third Place- Best Event Volunteer Program

…Helps us Continue the Tradition!