Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Downtown Carrollton at 3rd Annual TEXFest
Slip on your cowboy boots and get ready to have a Texas-sized good time at TEXFest, a free celebration of Texas Independence Day, featuring craft beer and local artists performing Texas music.
The third annual festival takes place on Saturday, March 3 in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) from 3-9 p.m.
Texas country music artist Grant Gilbert and country and Southern rock group The Jimmy Lee Jordan Band will warm up the crowd before headliner The Black Lillies take the stage. The internationally renowned band of rock-rooters will perform songs such as “Ruby,” “Smokestack Lady,” “Mercy,” and “Hard to Please” that will blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues, and rock.
Attendees will enjoy good food, craft beer from a variety of local breweries, and wine from a local vineyard. They’ll also have a chance to take a ride on a mechanical bull and capture the celebration by taking a photo with a longhorn steer.
A social media contest will give attendees the chance to win their very own cowboy hat. The first person to find the hidden “silver star” at the event, post it on Facebook, and share the post to the Historic Downtown Carrollton Facebook page will win a gift card to complete their cowboy look.
Megan Gordon, City of Carrollton Community Events Specialist, said she is looking forward to carrying on the TEXFest tradition and bringing more people to the streets of Downtown Carrollton to celebrate this great state.
“I’m extremely excited to continue such an esteemed event,” Gordon said. “TEXFest has brought our community together for a good time these past few years, so expect this year to be even more impressive.”
Event sponsors to date include Dallas Medical Center and The Ticket Sports Radio. Don’t miss the chance to partner with TEXFest as a sponsor and get your company involved in the fun.
For more information on the event, including parking options and volunteer opportunities, visit cityofcarrollton.com/texfest.