2018 Festival Guide

Layout | Address & Directions | DART to the Festival | Visual Artists | Musical Artists | Merchandise | Artists in Motion | Pet Policy & Parade | Foods and Beverages | Children at the Festival | Miscellaneous


Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Next Year's Dates:

  • Friday April 6 - Sunday April 8, 2018


  • Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm




This is an “adult-oriented” visual and performing arts festival; while supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no specifically planned activities for them.



Festival Layout:

2017 Festival Map


Festival Address & Directions:

Map to Festival Location at 2900-3400 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226


Deep Ellum Arts Festival Parking Map

Getting to the Festival:

Parking is always challenging in Deep Ellum and during the Festival parking can be hard to find and expensive. Best to take Dart light rail which stops one block from the Festival. Official Drop Off locations for taxi, Uber or Lyft are at 3100 Commerce St intersection with Hall St., and 3100 Elm St at Hall St. This location is the center of the Festival.

If you must drive your car to the Festival you will find numerous public and private lots in and around Deep Ellum as well as limited metered spaces on Commerce and Main Street. Parking lot prices varies from $7.00 to $20.00++ and city lots $2-$5 and metered lots (pay by phone app available) $2 per hour.

Follow this link to a detailed Festival Map with Parking Options.


DART to the Festival:

Riding DART is easy! Take the DART Rail Green Line to Deep Ellum or Baylor University Medical Center stations to get to the Festival.

Fares are available from the GoPass Mobile Ticketing App, at any DART Rail Station from a Ticket Vending Machine or from a bus operator. A $5.00 Local Day Pass is good for round-trip service.


Musical Artists:

Featuring over 150 live performances from all over the metroplex and beyond performing only original music representing a variety of genres on six outdoor concert stages and two indoor performance areas inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall.

Follow this link to Performing Artist listings and schedule.


Visual Artists:

Over 200 juried Fine Artists from throughout the nation will be displaying and selling their original works at the Festival. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, mixed media, leatherworks, fashion and other unique works of art and fine crafts.

Follow this link to Visual Artist listings by name, booth number and medium for the 2017 Festival.



Official Festival Posters and various Festival and Deep Ellum souvenir T-Shirts are available at the merchandise booth on Main Street and Malcolm X Blvd near the Deep Ellum Village.


Deep Ellum Artists In Motion:

April 9th, 2017, 1:00 pm
This year's theme: The Spirit of Deep Ellum

The Deep Ellum Artists In Motion is launching on Sunday 4/9 at 1pm. The walk will begin at The Texas Lonestar Stage at Main Street and N. Exposition Avenue, make people smile all 6 blocks of the festival on Main Street, and conclude at The Deep Ellum Village Stage at Malcolm X. Several local Deep Ellum groups and fans of the area will be spreading good vibes and positive energy. All are welcome to join, and we encourage the wearing of fun, colorful costumes! There will be marching music, colorful characters, and large original art sculptures created by the DFW art community, and of course, plenty of delightful surprises along the way.

Follow this link to the Artists In Motion Guidelines and Registration Form.


Pet Policy and Pet Parade:

Well-trained socialized pets are welcome to the festival all day Sunday especially during the Pet Parade. We are prepared and staffed for the additional needs of pets on Sunday only and the adjacent Deep Ellum Dog Park will be open. While pets will not be turned away Friday or Saturday we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines for everyone’s benefit.

Link to Pet Parade Registration Form.


Food and Beverage Information:

Festival restaurants and concessionaries will be serving a variety of culinary delights. All food and beverage sales transactions are conducted by exchanging coupons, which are purchased from coupon sales booths conveniently located throughout the Festival. Concessionaires are not permitted to accept cash at any time. Only cash is accepted to purchase coupons and ATM’s are located near coupon sales booths. Some cashier’s booths accept credit cards and are marked accordingly. Coupons are sold in strips of 10 for $10.00. Individual coupons available upon request at designated coupon booths. In support of Festival vendors and permit regulations, no outside food or beverages may be brought into the Festival.


Follow this link for 2107 Festival Foods and Beverages.



The Festival will attempt to go on even if it rains (or snows like it did in 2008). Short or light periods of rain will only delay the Festival but the show will stay on schedule. The weather savvy local audience dresses for the weather, ducks into local restaurants and bars, and comes right back out when the weather clears up. We maintain weather monitors at all times and will keep audiences posted if we foresee any severe problems.


Children at the Festival:

The Deep Ellum Entertainment district is an edgy adult oriented area with bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and galleries. This visual and performing arts festival is also adult themed at times. While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no activities specifically planned for them.


Portable Restrooms:

Outdoor restrooms are located at Walton, Hall and 2nd Streets.


Lost and Found:

If any personal item is lost or found please drop by the Festival Headquarters at Sons of Hermann Hall during festival hours.


Festival Office:

Located in the Historic Landmark
Sons of Hermann Hall (SOHH):
3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Phone: 214-855-1881 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Sponsors


Pabst Deep Ellum Foundation Graphics Group KNON Downtown Dalls Inc Nestle Dallas Observer Green Mountain Energy Yelp Outlaw Nation Deep Ellum Brewing Company Sons of Hermann Hall Now 102.9 DART Sons of Hermann Hall Do 214 Deep Ellum Community Association Star 102.1 Lone Star

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