Special Events

Farmers Branch Parks & Recreation has premier events throughout the year that vary in caliber. From our Independence Day Celebration to trick or treating at Halloween in the Park to fireworks at Independence Day Celebration, our events are designed to create a memorable experience for you and your loved ones.

To always know the latest updates about an event, feel free to call our events hotline at 972.919.1433. This line is a great way to find out about event cancelations!

Update:

The City of Farmers Branch continues to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, orders from the Governor’s Office and Dallas County jurisdictions. Keeping the safety and well-being of the general public first, event formats are subject to change up to being canceled. Continue to check our website for the latest details.

List of Events

Select one of our events to learn about the event and where to get to know all of the details for that event.

Fishin Fun Event Logo

Independence Day Event Logo

Denton Drive Live! Event Logo

Family Night in the Park Event Logo


Bloomin Bluegrass Event Logo

Craft Fair Event Logo

Veterans Day Event Logo

Christmas in the Branch Event Logo


Fishin Fun Event Logo

Saturday | April 24 | 8 - 11 a.m.       Gussie Field Watterworth Park        

Fishin’ Fun is an annual fishing tournament that takes place during the spring at the beautiful Rawhide Creek. It’s a free event designed for ages 16 and under and is open to both residents and non-residents. There are trophies and prizes for the top 3 fish in each age category and family-friendly activities at the event!

There will be loaner rods & reels, free bait and over a ton of hungry fish to catch. Tagged fish will win a special prize. 

Learn more about Fishin' Fun >>>



Independence Day Event Logo

Friday | July 2 | 6 - 10 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Celebrate our nation’s independence with your neighbors, family and friends on Friday, July 2, at the Farmers Branch Historical Park!   There are lots of free activities for the kiddos including airbrush tattoos, balloon artists, soccer darts and the Ballistic Swing amusement ride. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got the high-energy party band Cover Down to get you up and dancing! There will be food and beverages for sale from Nuevo Leon Mex Mex, Bartley’s BBQ, Thomas Corn Dogs & Funnel Cakes, Blackberry Winter Creamery, Tikiz Shaved Ice and gourmet caramel apples from Taylor’s Sweetshop. Immediately following the band it’s one of the area’s best low-level fireworks show that will definitely leave you feeling patriotic! Event hours are from 6 – 10:00 p.m., and to keep everyone safe, masks are recommended for those in attendance. 



Denton Drive Live! Event Logo

April 10 | 6 - 10 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Denton Drive Live! is the award-winning, outdoor concert series showcasing some of Texas’ premier bands!   The free concerts take place monthly from April through September, and kick off Saturday, April 10, with a classic rock doubleheader when Def Leggend – The World’s Greatest Tribute to Def Leppard and Back In Black – the AC/DC Tribute take the stage! Bring the kiddos, we’ve got soccer darts, a face painter and a balloon artist. The family-friendly evening will run from 6 – 10 p.m., and there will be food, beer, and wine for sale from Nuevo Leon Mex Mex. Parking and admission are free. To keep everyone safe, masks are recommended for those in attendance. For a full event and COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit dentondrivelive.com.

Learn more about Denton Drive Live >>>


Family Night in the Park Event Logo

May 29 | 5 - 10:30 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Kick-off the summer with us on Saturday, May 29, by bringing out the entire family for a free, fun-filled evening at the Farmers Branch Historical Park! It’s Family Night In The Park, and we’ve got lots of free activities for the kiddos including face painters, balloon artists, soccer darts, and the Ballistic Swing amusement ride. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got two great party bands to get you up and dancing, including Le Freak – The World’s Greatest Disco Band! There will be food and beverages for sale from Nuevo Leon Mex Mex, and gourmet caramel apples from Taylor’s Sweetshop. Immediately following the bands is the animated, hit movie Sing featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane and Scarlett Johansson - In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same! The family-friendly event will run from 5 – 10:30 p.m., and the first 50 kids receive one free shaved ice from TIKIZ (age 12 and under). To keep everyone safe, masks are recommended for those in attendance. For a full event and COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit fbspecialevents.com.


Bloomin Bluegrass Event Logo

Oct 15 & 16 | 4:30 - 10 p.m. & 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Experience one of the top bluegrass events right here in Farmers Branch! The Farmers Branch Historical Park, a picturesque museum in a park experience, allows you to walk through Texas history while being able to listen to bluegrass music! Not only will you hear music from some of the hottest bands in bluegrass, but you’ll also get to witness the unique experience of jam sessions throughout the Park. The jam sessions are event patrons showcasing their musical talent at various spots throughout the Park. The main stage and Grassroots stage add to the unique experience by featuring the best in national and local musicians in traditional and progressive Bluegrass along with offerings of Americana and country sounds.

Learn about the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival >>>


Craft Fair Event Logo

Saturday | October 16 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | The Branch Connection

Adding to the fun things to do during the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival weekend is our FREE and open to the public annual Craft Fair held at The Branch Connection.


Veterans Day Event Logo

At The Branch Connection, we annually celebrate our veterans at our Veterans Day Celebration! We honor them with a patriotic ceremony, a performance from the World War II Museum's Victory Belles, and an All-American lunch. 


Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Marketplace at The Grove

Mark your holiday calendars now for exciting events happening in “the Branch” in 2021. The outdoor ice rink, Skating Under the Stars, will be open from November 26 - January 9, and this year’s annual Tree Lighting event is scheduled for Saturday, December 4. The Holiday Markets at The Grove, another new Christmas tradition, return in 2021 and are scheduled for December 11 and December 18. More details coming soon.

Calendar of Fun at our Facilities

Below is a calendar that has all of the Parks and Recreation for each facilities’ main programs and events. We have something for every age and many different interests!