Special Events & Festivals

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The Special Events division manages all major citywide special events, including the popular Western Days festival, Holiday Stroll, Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series, and Keeping Tradition Alive Jam Session with firefighter bagpipes and drum corps. These activities are funded through a combination of Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) designated by the state for tourism operations, and event sponsorships or revenue.

For more information call 972.219.3401.

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2018 Special Events

 

St. Paddy's Texas Style
Saturday, March 17, 2-10 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Texas twist with the City of Lewisville. This FREE family-friendly event includes kids' activities like a 40-foot zip line and other inflatable attractions, live music, plus food and beer.

* 2 p.m. - Maguire Academy of Irish Dance
* 3 p.m. - Reel Treble - traditional, up-tempo Celtic & bluegrass music
* 4:30 p.m. - Rathmore - Celtic Rock (last seen at Rocktober)
* 6 p.m. - Two Tons of Steel - Texas Country

Follow the event on Facebook for event reminds and event updates. For additional information, call 972.219.3401.

ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

ColorPalooza will feature a wide variety of exhibits and interactive events with a “spring feel” for the whole family. Festival admission will be free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Visitors will get to show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, marvel at colorful sidewalk chalk art, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. There will be an emphasis on interactive events for children, including inflatable play structures and creative arts and crafts stations.

Vendor applications can be found on the ColorPalooza Vendor Page.

Keeping Tradition Alive Jam Session
Friday, May 11
7-10:30 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

KTA Jam Session is held in conjunction with a multi-national firefighter symposium held annually in Lewisville. Firefighters from all over the world come to Lewisville and receive instruction on honor corps activities. Some of the most talented bag pipers and drum corps participants attend a conference at the Lewisville Convention Center, then move downtown for a free concert for the public. Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, also performs. Food and beer is available for purchase.

Fiesta Charra
Saturday, May 26
Noon-7 p.m.
Lewisville Rodeo Grounds

Fiesta Charra is a demonstration of traditional Charreada activities including traditional dress and horsemanship performances based on the animal husbandry practices in the Haciendas of Old Mexico. The event will also feature a performance by Little Joe y La Familia and other live music.

Follow the event on Facebook for event reminds and event updates. For additional information, call 972.219.3401.

Sounds of Lewisville
Tuesday nights in June and July (June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
7-9:30 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

Sounds of Lewisville is a free concert series that takes place every Tuesday in June and July at Wayne Ferguson Plaza from 7-9:30 p.m. Sounds of Lewisville features a variety of genres and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

The 2018 line-up will be announced on Monday, April 16.

NEW FOR 2018. The 2018 season will include an opening act from 7-7:45 p.m. The headliner will perform from 8-9:30 p.m.

Western Days
Friday, Sept. 28, 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Old Town Lewisville

This unique festival, designed to showcase the history and spirit of the west, invites attendees to find the cowboy in them through themed events, attractions, food, shopping and entertainment. Three festival stages feature national and regional live music and entertainment to flavor the air as festival-goers partake in the unique arts and crafts vendors, gunfight re-enactments, Native American singers and dancers, the World Tamale Eating Championship and car shows. Family fun continues with a multitude of children's activities in our Kid Kountry area, face painters, strolling entertainers and the annual Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade – featuring 20-30 head of Texas longhorns.

Rocktober Concert Series
Tuesday nights in October (Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30)
7-8:30 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

A fall version of the popular Sounds of Lewisville concert series, Rocktober features local and regional tribute and cover bands on the Wayne Ferguson Plaza Stage. Oct. 31 is the Rocktober Halloween Bash.

The 2018 line-up will be announced this summer.