Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

WF! Kids

WF! Kids presented by First Baptist Richardson is a perfect stop for your little rockers at heart, and is located near the LegacyTexas WF! Marketplace (Festival Map). From fun art, games, informative activities, and kid friendly tunes, WF! Kids is a family fun place to move, groove and enjoy the Festival weekend! Escape from the chaos of the crowds, and explore your wild side…kid style!

WF! Kids Hours
Friday            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday      11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday         11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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2019 Student Art Contest – All Things That Fly!

Student Art Contest Application

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The Wildflower! Student Art contest supported by Richland College is open to all students in kindergarten-6th grade. Wildflower! will provide a 12” square white poster board to complete the entry, as well as this year’s theme. All entries must be designed on these poster boards ONLY. Participants may use colored pencils, crayons, markers or paints to complete their artwork, and are encouraged to cover the whole poster board with lots of detail and color. Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each grade level. Ribbon winners are listed below and the winning artwork will be displayed in the Eisemann Center area throughout the Festival weekend.

Richland College

1st Place – Addison Nguyen, Dartmouth
2nd Place – Ava Rice, Dartmouth
3rd Place – Nora Hannon, Dartmouth
Honorable Mention – Harrison Kirkpatrick, Dartmouth

First Grade
1st Place – Giselle Cardenas, Dartmouth
2nd Place – Porter Crowder, Dartmouth
3rd Place – Kenneth Guzman, Greenwood Hills
Honorable Mention – Georgia McNaughton, Canyon Creek

Second Grade
1st Place – Sawyer Bateman, Moss Haven
2nd Place – Katherine Cairns, Springridge
3rd Place – Zubair Karim, IQA
Honorable Mentions – Abril Mejia, Heights

Third Grade
1st Place – Emma Anderson, Bowie
2nd Place – La’Bria Thomas, Springridge
3rd Place – Slade Hale, Canyon Creek
Honorable Mention – Courtney Hill, Mohawk

Fourth Grade
1st Place – Demarius Smith, Canyon Creek
2nd Place – Lana Wong, Hamilton Park
3rd Place – Bridget Bedard, Stinson
Honorable Mention – Stella Bui, Stinson

Fifth Grade
1st Place – Chloe Crittenden, Arapaho Classical Magnet
2nd Place – Addyson Liew, Canyon Creek
3rd Place – Macy Martin, Mohawk
Honorable Mention – Mia Macdowall, Yale

Sixth Grade
1st Place – Katherine Ariana Ramirez Sosa, Springridge
2nd Place – Michelle Hao, Arapaho Classical Magnet
3rd Place – Nolan Haynes, Canyon Creek
Honorable Mention – Carson Simpson, Arapaho Classical Magnet

Beautiful Butterflies!

Visit our expanded Texas Native Butterfly Tent featuring over 250 native Texas butterflies and a display of the Monarch butterfly metamorphosis- from egg to larva to chrysalis to adult. Learn why wildflowers need butterflies and which flowers you can plant to attract butterflies to your own backyard! Kids can actually enter the butterfly tent and observe butterflies as they feed on nectar from milkweed, pentas, lantana and exotic fruit. See how many butterflies species you can identify and take home your very own milkweed seed to plant. The Monarchs need our help! Please go to www.saveourmonarchs.org Facebook page to see how Wildflower! kids can help save the Monarch butterfly.

Photo of Rockstar Karaoke

Rock Star Karaoke

Who says you can’t be a rockstar as a kid? Pick out your favorite song to sing along to at Rock Star Karaoke. Rock out as a family or sing your heart out as a solo act! Either way we are pretty sure you will feel like a superstar!

Wildflower! Face Painting

Transform into a  butterfly, a mystical creature or a beautiful fairy with the creative face paintings of Faces by Me! Participate and get your face painting by one of the many artist on site for FREE. Don’t wait to make your own transformation.

Get Into the Groove of a Little WF! Art

Let your kids explore their creative and playful side with one of our many hands on activities in the WF! Kids area. Activities include Butterfly Builders and Monarch Tree Makers!

WF! Kids Safety Tag Program

Available at the Festival Gateways, the WF! Kids Safety Tag Program gives parents the opportunity to write down their phone number on a provided wristband and place it on their child to wear throughout the day. This allows staff and security personnel to reunite a child separated from his or her parents in a fast and reliable way. We also strongly recommend that parents take a photo of your child on the day of the Festival to ensure that an accurate description can be provided to our staff in the event that you get separated from them.

WF! Blog


Big City Outlaws is a high energy country rock/pop cover band that performed on the Bud Light Stage at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson. They have been entertaining the DFW metroplex since 2012.

This rockin’ group of musicians deliver country classics like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to keep the audience on their feet and singing along. Accurate renditions of classic rock includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, and Poison to current country artists such as Taylor Swift, Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band.

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The Michael Terry’s People Choice Award was given to Chris Chism of Dallas at the conclusion of the Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest. 10 finalists were selected from 300 applicants in a blind screening process. The top 10 then traveled to Richardson and performed live on the UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage inside the Eisemann Center during the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Along with the honor of the award, Chism also received a $500 cash prize.

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It’s been a wild weekend here at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival! We are so excited to update that the gates are going to open at 6:30 p.m.. The festival has been partially open since this morning and indoor performances inside the Eisemann Center have continued as scheduled throughout the day.

Unfortunately, Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of the severe weather. All acts prior to 6:30 p.m. set to perform on outdoor stages have been removed from the schedule.

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