What’s Happening This May in Grand Prairie

It’s May, which means we’re one month closer to summertime! We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and the season opener of the Texas AirHogs! Check our calendar for more events during the week. Book hotels and attractions online!

Events

May 4-7, 2018

Vance Joy
Start your weekend a little early on Thursday, May 3 with the Vance Joy concert at Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets here: www.axs.com

Live Thoroughbred Racing
A good time you can bet on! The horses are racing May 4-6 and there’s live racing every weekend until July 22. May 5 is Kentucky Derby Day so bring your best hat and come watch the horses!  lonestarpark.com

Bill and Gloria Gaither Present Texas Homecoming Spectacular
Join the Gaither’s for a Texas Homecoming Spectacular on May 4 & 5. See artists like The Martins, Kevin Williams, Buddy Greene and more! Buy tickets here: www.axs.com

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Traders Village on May 5 & 6 with live music and fun on three different stages. Featured performers include La Sombra on Saturday and David Lee Garza on Sunday.

Farmers Market: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Come out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5 at Farmers Market in beautiful downtown GP. The celebration includes Grand Prairie ISD performers, mariachi bands, folkloric dancers and vocalists, Tex-Mex festival foods, bounce houses, an art contest and more.

Cinco de Mayo Parade Downtown
Be a part of the City’s largest parade on May 5 starting at 10 a.m. (1405 Main St. near Graff Chevrolet, west to the City Hall Complex).

An Evening with Kechi
See Kechi from America’s Got Talent perform live in concert at the Uptown Theater, Saturday, May 5!

Platinum Comedy Tour
Enjoy Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson and more on May 5 at the Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: www.axs.com

May 11-13, 2018

Live Thoroughbred Racing
A good time you can bet on! The horses are racing May 11-13 and there’s live racing every weekend until July 22. May 12 is Lone Star Bark so bring your best friend and enjoy live racing, $1 hot dogs, pet adoptions, and the dog races! lonestarpark.com

Celtic Woman
Enjoy Celtic Woman on May 11 at the Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: www.axs.com

Farmers Market: Lion’s Club Car Show
Make plans to cruise on over to the Annual Lion’s Club Charity Car/Bike Show at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market! The car show is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to spectators, this event allows enthusiasts to vote for their favorite car, truck and motorcycle, while sampling unique flavors from food vendors and Farmers Market vendors.

Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour!
Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters on May 12 at the Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m.

Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang
Enjoy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang on May 13 at the Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: www.axs.com

May 18-20, 2018

Live Thoroughbred Racing
A good time you can bet on! The horses are racing May 18-20 and there’s live racing every weekend until July 22.  Don’t miss live Thoroughbred racing and the simulcast of the 143rd Preakness Stakes on May 19. lonestarpark.com

Country Concert featuring Jolie Holiday & Sunny Burgess
Traders Village and 95.9 FM The Ranch are excited to announce the first concert in our Country Concert Series on Saturday, May 19th. This talented duo of Jolie Holliday and Sonny Burgess are successful Texas country music artist and will kick off the Traders Village Country Concert Series.

Season Opener of the Texas AirHogs Baseball
The Texas AirHogs take on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on May 18. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. To purchase tickets visit, www.airhogsbaseball.com/tickets For ticketing information, contact: info@texasairhogs.com

Texas AirHogs Home Games
The AirHogs will play the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks May 19 & 20. Saturday’s game begins at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday’s game begins at 2:05 p.m. To purchase tickets visit, www.airhogsbaseball.com/tickets For ticketing information, contact: info@texasairhogs.com

Trained Parrot Show – Cheep Thrills
The show creates a spell-binding aura of intrigue as trained Macaws and Cockatoos perform unusual feats of balance, memory and coordination in an exciting and fast paced 20 minute review on May 20. A special blend of animal talent, musical coordination and timing combine to make each performance a standing room only crowd pleaser wherever it is displayed.

ESL Pro League Finals
The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is back again for its seventh season, returning to the Verizon Theatre May 18-20.

May 25-27, 2018

Live Thoroughbred Racing
A good time you can bet on! The horses are racing May 25-27 and there’s live racing every weekend until July 22.  Don’t miss Party at the Park on May 25 with drink specials and live music. lonestarpark.com

Family Music Celebration with 94.9 KLTY
Traders Village and 94.9 FM KLTY present an afternoon of music for the whole family on May 26. Come out and listen to contemporary Christian music on Saturday afternoon, May 26th, on the Big Red Patio stage.

David Christian Band
Come out for carnival rides, shopping, food and the David Christian Band at Traders Village on May 27. Admission is free and parking is $4.

Lit AF Tour
Enjoy Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove and more on May 27 at the Verizon Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: www.axs.com

Ripley’s Strange & Unusual Beard & Mustache Competition
Come see different mustaches and beards from categories like Most Unique Mustache, Longest Beard & Most Unique Beard at Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Grand Prairie on May 26.

 

 

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