Things to do in Addison

Things to do in Addison


TASTE ADDISON | May |  70,000 Attendance

A tasty weekend blend of food, music and family fun.  This three-day festival features food from nearly 70 of Addison’s top restaurants that serve generous samplings of their menus at reduced prices.  There’s also non-stop musical entertainment from national, regional and local acts performing everything from rock to contemporary.  Festivities also include carnival rides, midway games, arts and crafts, wine tasting, children’s entertainment, and more.

ADDISON KABOOM TOWN | July 3 | 350,000 city wide /  40,000 onsite

Addison’s most explosive party of the year.  Dazzling fireworks are choreographed to music and simulcast on the radio plus food, live music and spectacular historic warplane fly-bys.  Rated one of the top 10 shows in the country by USA Today, Wallstreet Journal, American Pyrotechnics and more.

ADDISON OKTOBERFEST | September | 65,000

An authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest featuring more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment.  German entertainers in authentic German costumes perform traditional German folk dances, schuhplattling, folk songs, ompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more.  A special “Oktoberfest” Beer is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more.  Also carnival rides, midway games, children’s entertainment, petting zoo, 5K run, pony rides and more.

ADDISON WORLDFEST | October | 15,000

Travel the world in a weekend in Addison without packing a bag orneeding a passport.  Experience the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania through the international marketplace, global food court, live entertainment on multiple stages, children’s activiteis, global games and more.


Enjoy the sounds of fresh local artists as they perform original music at Beckert Park Saturday nights in June.  Free event.

JULY JAZZ | July | 5,000

Enjoy live jazz music in Esplanade Park on Saturday nights in July.  Free event.

SUMMER SALSA | August |  5,000

Spice up your Saturday nights with live salsa music and dance lessons.  Free event.

OUTDOOR SUMMER MUSICAL | September | 2,000

Enjoy a live summer musical in Addison Circle Park.

BOOKWORM BASH | November | 1,500

Find thousands of new and slightly used books at terrific bargains.