A Farmers’ Market With Benefits in Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie’s popular Farmers Market, with locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, honey, pasta, spices, tamales, candles, soaps and more, will open for the season on April 2 at Market Square; hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Opening day festivities include Mayor Ron Jensen at 8 a.m.; live entertainment all day; free KSCS Kenny Chesney tickets from 10 a.m. to noon, giveaways and a live cooking demo with Master Chef Jr. Jessica Stephens.

Also in Grand Prairie, Get Fit GP hosts monthly Cyclin’ with the Mayor events; is an active partner in the annual 5K run beginning April 23. They also plan to start doing Walk a Trail events in select neighborhoods

In addition, the city is hosting the fifth annual Main Street Fest from April 22 to 24 in front of and around the farmers’ market, with live performers that include Los Lobos, Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr., Prophets and Outlaws, The Tejas Brothers, Double Ace, Jolie Holliday, The Matt Kimbrow Band, Cody Canada and the Departed and many more. There will also be stunt shows, carnival rides, an arts and crafts area, business expo, food and beer gardens and Kid Zone.

Market location: 120 W. Main St. For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit gptx.org/farmersmarket and MainStreetFest.com.

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