The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
(a.k.a. the Richardson WildFlower Festival
) is an event held annually in Richardson, Texas
, and typically has a turn out of about 60,000 people. It began in 1993 as a small community event held in a local park in northeast Richardson, Texas, and got its name from the March through May celebration season when wildflowers blossom throughout the city. Having just celebrated its 19th anniversary in 2011, Wildflower! is now a three-day event attracting over 60,000 attendees and has grown to become one of North Texas’ most recognized and anticipated music festivals. The name Wildflower!, when referring to the festival, is always spelled with an exclamation point.
Completely produced and managed by the city of Richardson, Wildflower! is located a few minutes north of Dallas
at Galatyn Parkway and US 75
. Festival programming includes two main outdoor performance stages featuring local, regional and headliner bands, the Kidz Korner, strolling entertainers/buskers, interactive displays and exhibits, the Wild Marketplace, the award-winning Singer/Songwriter Contest and Stage, the Battle of the Bands competition, the Art Guitar Auction, the Budding Talent Competition, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, and the Wild Ride-a bike ride to benefit cancer research.
Begun as a springtime community event to celebrate the wild flowers planted throughout the city, Wildflower! grew in 1995 when headliner bands were... Read More