Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival 2017


Festival Info

2018 Dates & Hours
Friday, May 18 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, May 19 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday, May 20 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Festival Map
Stay in the know and click here to view the Wildflower! Festival Map.

Contact Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Arts and Music Festival
2100 E. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081

ADA Accommodations
The City of Richardson strives to make sure Wildflower! is an accessible event. Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance of the Festival by contacting the ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972-744-4208, via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, or by appointment at 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080. Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272. Handicap Parking is located on the east side of the Festival site in the Bank of America parking lot (off of Glenville Drive, adjacent to the Gateway) and is designated on the Festival map.

Exit & Re-entry
Ticket holders are allowed to exit and re-enter the Festival each day by obtaining a hand stamp at the Gateway. Re-entry is only valid for day of ticket purchase and designated hand stamp is required. Ticket holders and belongings will be searched upon entry and re-entry into the Festival.

Allowed Items

  • Small purse or backpack (subject to search upon entrance into Festival)
  • 1 factory sealed water bottle (1 per person)
  • Portable/collapsible chair or blanket/sheet/towel (individual chairs only)
  • Strollers
  • Baby food or food for attendees with special dietary needs
  • Service animals
  • Wheelchairs and/or medical scooters
  • Binoculars

Prohibited Items

  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Coolers or picnic baskets
  • Outside food, drink and alcohol (not permitted to leave or enter Festival grounds)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Unlicensed Firearms
  • Contraband, explosives or other hazardous items
  • Skateboards, skates, roller blades, scooters, hoverboards, segways or any personal motorized vehicle
  • Bicycles
  • Laser pens, pointers or similar product
  • Frisbees
  • Smoking: Except in designated areas
  • Professional, still or video cameras, including cameras with detachable lenses (authorization required)
  • Unauthorized vendors including unauthorized solicitors and materials including handbills, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

Medical Services
Emergency Personnel is provided by the City of Richardson Fire Department and is on site to assist as needed. You can find the First Aide tent on the Festival Map. In the case of an emergency, please notify a police officer, security or staff member right away.

Pets and Service Animals
No pets are allowed. Only animals that assist people with disabilities will be permitted. The tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness and may not be left unattended. Please make sure service animals are wearing all appropriate identifications and tags.

Safety & Security
Your safety as a Festival attendee is our top priority. The City of Richardson Police Department and a private security company provide on-site security and monitor the Festival grounds throughout the weekend.

WF! Kids Safety
Wildflower! is a family friendly environment and invites guests of all ages. The WF! Kids area offers a variety of activities for kids to enjoy. New to Wildflower! this year is the WF! Kids Safety Tag Program. Available at the main Gateways, WF! Kids Safety Tag Program allows parents to write down their name and phone number on a provided wristband, allowing staff and security personnel to reunite a child separated from his/her parents in a fast and reliable way. We also strongly recommend that you take a photo of your child on the day of the festival to ensure that you can provide accurate description in the event that you get separated from them.

The fine print…(Legalease)
All performances and events at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival (“Festival”) are rain or shine and are subject to change or cancellation by the City of Richardson without notice. No refunds or exchanges except for cancellation of the Festival. The City of Richardson is not responsible for the condition of any privately owned buildings, facilities, or grounds within or adjacent to the Festival site. The user of this ticket assumes all risks and danger associated with the Festival, whether occurring prior to, during or after the Festival, including, without limitation, personal injury (including death) and property damage caused by the acts or omissions of others (including Festival invitees, public attendees, performers and participants), and agrees to hold the City of Richardson, its officers, employees, agents, sponsors harmless from any such injuries or damages. The City of Richardson reserves the right to remove anyone from the Festival who violates any law, or Festival rule or regulation. Use of this Festival site for any promotional or commercial purposes without the prior written consent of the City of Richardson is strictly prohibited. The user grants the City of Richardson the right to use his or her name and likeness obtained in connection with the use of this ticket for any publicity or advertising purposes. Tickets obtained from sources other than the City of Richardson and its authorized agents shall not be honored. Lost, stolen or damaged tickets shall not be replaced. The resale of this ticket is strictly prohibited. In the event the Festival is cancelled you may return this Ticket to the place of purchase within 30 days from the date of the Festival for a refund of ticket price. Use of this ticket shall constitute agreement with the terms and conditions stated. In the interest of public safety, please help us by not bringing: coolers, containers, food, drinks, pets, contraband, weapons, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, bikes, laser pointers, frisbees, or professional camera equipment (any camera with a detachable lens). No smoking per City ordinance No. 3710. Snacks and drinks for toddlers are allowed. Each patron can bring in one factory sealed water bottle up to 1 liter. Video recorders are allowed within the Festival; however, our entertainment contracts prohibit the use of audio or video recording equipment within the designated concert zones. Thank you for your cooperation. Persons entering the site may be subject to search for any prohibited items.

Lost & Found

During the Festival Lost & Found items can be located at the Wildflower! Information tent, in the center of the Festival (Festival map). After the Festival, contact the City of Richardson Community Events at 972-744-4580. Lost items are held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. Wildflower! is not responsible for any lost items.

Directions, Parking, & DART

Wildflower! is located at:

Galatyn Park Urban Center
2351 Performance Drive.
Richardson, TX 75082

From Dallas: Take US 75 North (Central Expressway) and exit Galatyn Parkway/Renner Road in Richardson. The Festival site is located just east of US 75 between Galatyn Parkway and Lookout Drive. Exit Galatyn Parkway and take a right. Follow the parking signs to either park onsite under covered parking or in the surrounding surface lots.

From Plano/Oklahoma: Take US 75 South into Richardson, exit Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road in Richardson. The Festival site is located just east of US 75 between Galatyn Parkway and Lookout Drive. Exit Galatyn Parkway and take a left. Follow the parking signs to either park on-site under covered parking or in the surrounding surface lots.

Parking: Parking is FREE. Over 8,000 spaces are available within the immediate area surrounding Galatyn Park. Follow the directional signs to the nearest parking lot. Motorcycle parking is available in the Bank of America parking lot near the entrance to Gateway D (Festival map). Any vehicle not parked in a designated parking spot, is subject to tow. No overnight parking is allowed, including recreational vehicles. Local campgrounds are available at the following locations:

  • Lakeside Fishing and Camping, Rowlett, TX , 972-412-1455
  • Alvin Lafons RV Park, Princeton, TX, 972-736-2635

DART: Beat the traffic and ride the DART Red Line Light Rail system straight to Wildflower! The Galatyn Park Station is located adjacent to the West side of the Festival grounds. Click here to review the Red Line schedule. 

Type of Tickets Available

2018 Wildflower! Ticket Information coming soon!

Friends of the Festival VIP Package

Back by popular demand, the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival’s Friends of the Festival program allows individuals and small business owners the opportunity to experience the Festival in rock star style. Each VIP package includes:

  • Two (2) VIP wristbands for Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Access to preferred VIP seating at Plaza Stage and Amphitheater Stage and access to all areas available to General Admission ticket holders.
  • Complimentary food and beverages (including beer and wine).
  • Shade and relaxed seating in the VIP Hospitality Lounge.
  • VIP Parking Pass (1 pass per package)


Stay the night and rock out the entire weekend at Wildflower!

Stay a while and enjoy the entire Wildflower! experience! CLICK HERE to check out one of the many hotel packages offered, allowing  you to purchase your ticket and book your hotel room at the same time.

Media & Press Releases

Our goal is to make covering Wildflower! as easy as possible for our media outlets. In order to do so, please review the following media credential requirements:

  • Maximum of 2 credentials and 1 parking pass per day, per media outlet.
  • Requesting media personnel must be On Assignment by a legitimate media outlet to cover the Festival. Credentials will be issued to only pre-approved media. Family members or guests will not be considered for credentials.
  • Only internet sites that are affiliated with a major network or major publication will be considered.
  • Credentials are not approved for on-air radio or television personalities who are not on assignment at Wildflower!
  • All members of the media must wear Wildflower! issued credentials while onsite. and must provide copy of editorial upon request.

Requests must be submitted via email to greg.sowell@cor.gov by May 11, 2018. All information must be submitted on company letterhead and include initial request from your editor or director, noting your assigned duties, the dates you will be covering, your position and title, and the name and title of the person making the request (i.e. your editor or director). Credentials will not be granted without name, contact information and job title. Credentials will not be issued weekend of Festival.

All media outlets must sign the City of Richardson’s standard photo release form and follow the photography instructions. The Wildflower! photography policy is the first three songs from the photo pit unless otherwise authorized. This policy is subject to change and advance approval is required by each individual performer. Our press team will notify photographers at the festival of any further restrictions or modifications. On occasion additional photography release forms are required to be signed by photographers before extended access is granted. Photographers who are granted a media credential must agree to abide by all Festival policies.

Artist Interviews
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival does not assist in arranging interviews with performers. Reporters bear the sole responsibility of arranging interviews through artists publicists. As a convenience, Wildflower! will provide, upon request, a list of artists’ publicists to qualified media outlets. If permission is granted, the reporter must confirm all arrangements with the publicist including notification of approval to the artist’s tour or road manager who will provide the reporter access to the interview at the Festival.

Wildflower! Press Releases
September 29, 2017 – Wildflower! Awarded International Festival & Events Association Pinnacle Awards
January 18, 2018 – City of Richardson Announces 2018 Festival Dates 

Become a Vendor, Sponsor or Exhibitor

Interested in being a 2018 WF! MarketPlace vendor?
The WF! Marketplace is your one stop shop for local and regional goods! From accessories, to unique art, to home decor and unique clothing, the Marketplace offers a wild shopping experience.
Click here to view the 2018 WF! Marketplace application.

Interested in learning what Wildflower! can do for you as a Sponsor?
View the 2018 Sponsor Prospectus.

Interested in being a 2018 WF! Exhibitor?
Be a part of Wildflower! the weekend of the festival  through on site interaction with festival attendees, while promoting your business. View 2018 Exhibitor Information.

Interested in being a 2018 WF! Eats vendor?
Grab a bite to eat, or two, from the variety of WF! Eats food vendors offering an array of local cuisine, as well as your traditional Festival treats. Click here to view the 2018 WF! Eats Vendor requirements.

Perform at Wildflower!

Are you a local or regional band?
As of the deadline December 15, 2017, Wildflower!  is no longer accepting entries from local and regional bands interested in performing at  2018 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival.  All bands/entertainers NOT contacted by January 15, 2018, have NOT been selected to perform. Due to the high volume of entries, Wildflower! cannot guarantee someone will respond personally to your submission, however, the Festival does review all materials received.

Please check back in August 2018, for information on how to submit your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for consideration for the 2019 Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival.

Are you a strolling entertainer, specialty act or children’s entertainer?
Submit your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to suzanne.etman@cor.gov.

Are you a Singer/Songwriter?
Enter the Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest and be selected as one of the 10 finalists for your opportunity to perform at Wildflower!. Finalist will compete on the Singer Songwriter Stage for four (4) $500 prizes and the opportunity to perform on the Wildflower! CityLine Stage. View additional details here.

Stay Connected

Contact the festival

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
2100 E. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081

Stay informed throughout Wildflower! festival with #WAMFest


Wildflower! would not be possible without the help of more than 1,500 community-minded volunteers. In short, they ARE Wildflower! Our Volunteer Program is a nationally recognized, award-winning effort that’s been modeled by other events and offers individuals and organizations an opportunity to give back to the community.

So, who can volunteer?
Anyone or any organization is eligible, from individuals who just love music and the camaraderie, to civic,social organizations, church, professional and corporate groups. All Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Rock Star Treatment
In exchange for their services our volunteers receive a “Volunteer T-shirt”, and two Single Day General Admission Tickets (one to be used to get into the festival to volunteer). For each additional volunteer shift worked, volunteers receive an additional Single Day Ticket.

Shifts are for four hours and some duties include ticket taking, handing out programs, floater, kids area, access control, information booth, and cashiering.

Click here to sign up as a Wildflower! Volunteer or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at barbara.cottone@cor.gov. 

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