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!

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

Graphic for City's 75th Anniversary and Independence Day Celebration

Denton Drive Live! Event Logo

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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 >>>

Graphic for City's 75th Anniversary and Independence Day Celebration

Friday | July 2 | 6:30 - 10 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

One of our best events of the year, the annual Independence Day Celebration is a rockin' party and fireworks display that has fun for the whole family. We provide one of the few, low-level firework shows in North Texas and it'll leave you saying "wow!" The 2021 Independence Day Celebration coincides with the City of Farmers Branch 75th Anniversary so we are throwing a big party.

Thank you to Dallas Medical Center and Mustang Station for their sponsorship of the event.

Learn more about the Celebration >>>

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Denton Drive Live! Event Logo

June 12 | 6 - 10 p.m. | NEW Location: The Grove at Mustang Station

On Saturday, June 12, it’s a night dedicated to the ladies of rock as the award-winning Denton Drive Live concert series features PriMadonnathe country’s premier Madonna tribute band, and Even It UpTHE most authentic HEART tribute band in the Southwest! You and your peeps will be singing all night long to every song from each these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hitmakers! The event is free and takes place at The Grove at Mustang Station – lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Come thirsty and hungry - there will be food, beer, and wine for sale from Nuevo Leon Mex Mex, and shaved ice from Tikiz. 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. The Grove at Mustang Station is located at 12700 Denton Drive.

Learn more about Denton Drive Live >>>

Family Night in the Park Event Logo

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

Considering the safety and well-being of the general public and accessing the Farmers Branch Historical Park grounds condition, the City of Farmers Branch has decided to cancel Family Night in the Park on Saturday, May 29. Due to the heavy rain from earlier this week and predicted rain on Friday, May 28, the Farmers Branch Historical Park will be too wet to host the event. 

Please mark your calendars for our next Family Night for Saturday,  August 21.

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.