Special Events and Festivals

Here is a great alternative to going door-to-door. Bring the family and meet your friends at the MAC for a night of games, crafts, snacks, and of course Halloween candy! This carnival-style event will be geared toward children ages 2-6 years old, but all ages are welcome. We will be sure to give your little goblins a frighteningly good time!  Boo Bash is held the Friday before Halloween at the Mansfield Activities Center.

The Mansfield Fire Department and its Safety Clowns host this community-wide the first Saturday in October as part of its National Fire Prevention Week observance.  With a goal of making learning about fire safety fun, families can visit interactive and hands-on demonstrations that will teach fire safety skills and show kids how to prevent fires in the home.  The event also features entertainment, food and family activities.


Mansfield kicks off the holiday season the first weekend in December with two days of cold weather fun and entertainment.  The events begins on Friday night at the Municipal Complex with the official tree lighting, visits with Santa, entertainment, family attractions and fireworks.  The fun continues on Saturday with a holiday parade in Historic Downtown Mansfield.


The city’s nationally award-winning One City, One Book program is held each April in conjunction with National Library Week.  Residents are asked to join together to read the same book during the event.  Special activities are held at the Mansfield Public Library highlighting the selected book.  It culminates in the annual Mansfield Reads! Evening with the Author event featuring a discussion, Q&A and signing. 

Music Alley is a music and arts festival hosted as a partnership between the City of Mansfield and the Mansfield Commission for the Arts.  The day-long festival is held in September and includes live music and food from different genres, interactive artist displays, and family-friendly activities.

Held twice annually in spring and fall, Night on the Town features a variety of special events at two of the city’s parks – Town Park and Katherine Rose Memorial Park.  Among the activities are live music, family movies, bounce houses, attractions and athletic events.

Kids from across the area gather in Mansfield each July for the Red, White & Rockin Kids' Triathlon, held at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark and Big League Dreams Ballpark as part of our annual Fourth of July celebration. Juniors (6-10Y) start with a 130 meter swim, followed by a 3.1 mile bike ride and half-mile race. Seniors (11-15Y) swim for 200 meters, bike for 6.2 miles and run a full mile.

Mansfield’s annual Independence Day celebration focuses on recreation, rockets and rock n roll.  Held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park, the free event features family activities, live music, food and fireworks.  Free shuttles are provided from Mansfield ISD’s Newsom Stadium.


Put on your best outfit and grab your dancin' shoes!  Dads and daughters will enjoy an evening full of fun, laughter, dancing, and refreshments.  Each couple will go home with a professional picture to remember their night.  The Sweetheart Dance is geared to 4-13 year olds, but all ages are welcome.  Held every February at the Mansfield Activities Center.

This community-wide walk began as the inaugural event to open the Walnut Creek Linear Park trail in 2006.  It has continued each January with participants walking the trail as a community, celebrating the city’s award-winning park system, and focusing attention on health and wellness.  In 2017, the event was expanded to include a 5k run.


Wisteria Street Market is an arts + crafts fair held at the Mansfield Activities Center every May.  Families can enjoy shopping with the arts + crafts vendors, food, free make + take crafts, kids activities, and more!

shop. food. mingle. fun.