There is plenty to look forward to in 2021 in the Corinth area. This coming spring brings with it area events and festivals that all families will certainly enjoy. From art and music festivals to hands-on family events, you can keep your kids entertained while spending some much-needed time together. Huffines Kia Corinth recommends adding these events to your spring itinerary.
Materials: Hard + Soft International
One of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition was started in 1987 by local artist Georgia Leach Gough. 2021 marks the 34th annual celebration of this beloved art show. Works from top national and international artists in the field of contemporary art and mixed media will be on display from Feb. 5 – May 8 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton.
The 2021 event will feature artisans from 16 different countries and 45 states. There will be a special gallery of 77 works selected for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center from 28 states and nine countries including Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This selection of amazing craftsmanship will present a variety of media such as metal, glass, wood, plastic, ceramic, fiber, and mixed media.
Bring your entire family for the Easter Eggstravaganza scheduled for Saturday, March 27. Located at the Corinth Community Park, this free event for families throughout the Corinth area will feature an egg hunt along with food and goods for purchase from various vendors.
The egg hunt features time slots for all children:
- 9:30 a.m. ages 1-2.
- 10 a.m. ages 3-4.
- 10:30 a.m. ages 5-6.
- 11 a.m. ages 7-8.
- 11:30 a.m. ages 9-10.
- 12 p.m. ages 11-12.
When you come for the egg hunt, be sure to stay for the fun and festive activities. Your little ones will love exploring the bounce house, petting the animals in the petting zoo, and getting their faces painted by local volunteers. They can also participate in rock climbing, various rides, and music for all ages. Don’t forget about visiting the Easter Bunny! He will be making an appearance at the Eggstravaganza to wish you and your children a very happy Easter.
Denton Arts and Jazz Festival
The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival will take place this April 23-25 at Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities. This festival has become known as one of the finest entertainment and art events in the North Texas Metroplex area. Stemming from the belief that all forms of art should be made available to the general public, this annual celebration is a free event with absolutely no charge for admission.
There are a variety of musical exhibits for both adults and children to enjoy. Six outdoor stages are set up with seating for 5,000 individuals at each, plus one indoor stage that can fit up to 200 people. You’ll also find roving musicians throughout the day, sharing their beautiful talent with those who are in attendance at the festival.
While there’s plenty of musical melodies and rhythm to savor, there is also a wide range of activities and exhibits for both adults and children to experience. The Art Show features outdoor booths full of craftsmanship by artists from all over the United States, including Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon, and beyond. Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while arts and crafts are located right outside the building. In the crafts area, you’ll discover clothing, metal and wood crafts, jewelry, paintings, candles, dolls and accessories, and more.
After browsing through the art and crafts show, be sure to take your family through the children’s interactive displays. The Children’s Art Tent contains 15 different stations where kids can engage in such activities as clay and flower sculpture, tangram art, stamp art, collages, drawing, and more. In the Children’s Wood Tent, kids of all ages can take a piece of wood and create whatever their hearts desire. The Percussion Petting Zoo, a hands-on exhibit with percussion instruments, will actively engage your little ones by allowing them to make music with various equipment and gear from around the world.
Of course, we cannot forget the other various children’s activities that take place throughout the entire festival. Face painting, rock climbing, inflatables, and a playground all await your kids when they’re done exploring the art tents.
When it’s time to eat, your family will not be disappointed. There are six food courts to choose from all containing a wide selection of cuisine including German sausage, hot dogs, corn dogs, shish kababs, burgers, and other delightful meats. When you need something for that sweet tooth choose from cotton candy, funnel cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and ice cream. If international flavors are what you wish the most, you can enjoy Asian, Cajun, Mexican, Greek, and Italian fare that will more than satisfy your appetite. Don’t forget the beverages! Bottled water, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffees, and more are always available.
Fish N’ Fun
Another free event for families across the Corinth area, the Fish N’ Fun is a chance for kids to experience the joys of fishing at Meadowview Park on May 1. While the event is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, fishing poles, doughnuts, and juice will be provided at no charge to families who attend.
There will be first-, second-, and third-place trophies awarded to each age group. The three age groups are:
- Ages 5-7.
- Ages 8-10.
- Ages 11-13.
Whether your kids have years of experience fishing or this will be their first time, you and your family will surely enjoy the anticipation and excitement that always comes with catching fish.
Which one of these events will you be adding to your family calendar? Did we miss any favorite festivals of yours? If so, please let us know. We’d love to share them with other families in the Corinth area. Simply contact us and we’ll be sure to add it to this list.
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