With the coming of the spring weather, people coming out from their winter hibernations just in time to take part in the North Texas-area festival season. This weekend, there will be festivals in the area for just about every one. For those interested in local history, Van Alstyne has an event for you. There will also be an art festival in McKinney this weekend. Visit Allen or Sherman to take in some locally made wines and beers as well as an Earth Day event. Here are five events for festival lovers.
1. Local history
Visit Van Alstyne Saturday to learn about the “Voices of Van Alstyne Past.” The history tour will be held at the cemetery located at 177 E. Jefferson Street in Van Alstyne. The tours will be held from 1-6 p.m. and a ticket is $10. Tours are expected to take place every 30 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the tours will be postponed until April 27. For more information and updates about weather changes, visit http://www.Facebook.com/VAHistoricalSociety.
2. Arts festival
In downtown McKinney this weekend, take part in the “Arts in Bloom” Festival. It begins at 5 p.m. Friday and will last three days. There will be live entertainment throughout the festival. On site, there will also be performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries and food vendors. For more information, visit http://www.Facebook.com/DowntownMcKinney.
3. Craft beers
The annual Sherman event, “Craft the Night Away” will be held Saturday in downtown. The event starts at 5 p.m. and is expected to end at 9 p.m. There will be more than 30 brewery, cider and ale companies at the event. Live music and food trucks will be on site as well. For more information and ticket pricing, visit http://www.DowntownSherman.com/Event/Craft-the-Night-Away/.
4. Food with a side of wine
Take a trip to The Village at Allen to see the happenings of the Allen Food and Wine Festival. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Village. The event will feature local restaurants, hundreds of wines, culinary experts and chefs, grape stomping and activities for children. The festival is free and family friendly. passes for wine tastings are $40 and can be purchased on site.
5. Earth Day
Rain or shine, the Texoma Earth Day Festival will be held Saturday on the Sherman Municipal Grounds. The event will start at 9 a.m. and will include a recycled art show, presentations on recycling and shredding, children’s events, a drug takeback event and a fashion show. For the complete list of events and more information, visit http://www.EarthDayTexoma.org