April 7 - 9, 2017
Festival Address & Directions:
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE!
Click link above to go to listings and schedule.
Click link above for main art page and link to complete published lists by name and by discipline for the 2016 Festival.
The Deep Ellum People’s Parade is launching on Sunday 4/9 at 1pm. The Parade will begin at The Texas Lonestar Stage at Main Street and N. Exposition Avenue, make people smile all 6 blocks of the festival on Main Street, and conclude at The Deep Ellum Village Stage at Malcolm X. Several local Deep Ellum groups and fans of the area will be spreading good vibes and positive energy. All are welcome to join, and we encourage the wearing of fun, colorful costumes! There will be marching music, colorful characters, and large original art sculptures created by the DFW art community, and of course, plenty of delightful surprises along the way. This is not a forum for political or cause-related demonstrations and they will not be permitted per the Parade Guidelines.Click the link above for Guidelines, more info and registration form.
Well-trained socialized pets are welcome to the festival all day Sunday especially during the Pet Parade. We are prepared and staffed for the additional needs of pets on Sunday only and the adjacent Deep Ellum Dog Park will be open. While pets will not be turned away Friday or Saturday we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines for everyone’s benefit. Link to Pet Parade Registration Form
IT IS FROM THE SALE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AND THE COMMISSION THE FESTIVAL RECEIVES FROM ITS PARTICIPATING CONCESSIONAIRES AND RESTAURANTS THAT THIS MAJOR FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO BE FREE TO ATTEND.
All food and beverage sales transaction are conducted by exchanging coupons, which are purchased from coupon sales booths conveniently located throughout the festival. Concessionaires are not permitted to accept cash at any time. Only cash is accepted to purchase coupons and ATM’s are located near coupon sales booths. Unused coupons are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to help support the festival.
Coupons are sold in strips of 10 for $10.00. Individual coupons available upon request at designated coupon booths.
Weather or other Interruptions:
The Festival will attempt to go on even if it rains (or snows like it did in 2008). Short or light periods of rain will only delay the Festival but the show will stay on schedule. The weather savvy local audience dresses for the weather, ducks into local restaurants and bars, and comes right back out when the weather clears up. We maintain weather monitors at all times and will keep audiences posted if we foresee any severe problems.
Children at the Festival:
The Deep Ellum Entertainment district is an edgy adult oriented area with bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and galleries. This visual and performing arts festival is also adult oriented. While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no activities specifically planned for them.
Outdoor restrooms are located at Walton, Hall and 2nd Streets.
Lost and Found:
If any personal item is lost or found please drop by the Festival Headquarters at Sons of Hermann Hall during festival hours.
Festival Office located in the Historic Landmark
Sons of Hermann Hall (SOHH):
3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226