While most Texans are familiar with SXSW and ACL – located in Austin, the “music capital of the world,”- many are unaware of the other music festivals available around the state. Your music festival opportunities aren’t limited to two a year, nor are they limited to Austin! One such festival, “Wildflower!,” is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival located just north of Dallas and features six performance stages, a Taste of Texas Food Garden, a family-friendly Kidz Korner, and a whole lot more!
Wildflower! arts and music festival began in 1993 as a small community event held in a local park in northeast Richardson. It was designed as an event to celebrate the blooming of the wildflowers in the area as well as bring people together to ‘celebrate the impact of music… by creating access to a broad array of musical experiences and to encourage the education, development, and appreciation of diverse musical genres.’ Over the years, the festival has seen performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Lisa Loeb, Bowling For Soup, Peter Frampton, The Dixie Chicks, Blues Traveler, Ryan Cabrera, Smash Mouth, Sister Hazel, Miranda Lambert, Tanya Tucker, and numerous others. In two decades, the festival has grown to become the area’s most recognized and anticipated musical event, spanning over 30 acres and featuring multiple stages, arts, music, exhibits, and family activities.
The best part about learning of this festival now is: you still have an opportunity to get in for free! More than just free admission to the festival, entering the contest (detailed out below) is an opportunity to win access to complimentary food and drinks in the VIP Hospitality Area, A souvenir festival poster, special seating at main stages, and free hotel accommodations – an ultimate fun-filled weekend package!
To enter the contest, visit TourTexas.com and click the “contest” tab at the top of the page. At the bottom of the contest page, you will have an opportunity to fill out a brief amount of information. Be sure to make note: You can enter once a day leading up to the drawing to increase your chances of winning! GOOD LUCK!