Special Events and Festivals

Barks & Rec combines the best of Mansfield's Parks with the pups our residents love so much into a full day of fun!  Start the morning with a doggy 5k fun run benefiting Mansfield Animal Care and Control.  Don't have a dog to run with?  We'll have plenty on hand from the shelter to borrow as your running partner for the day!  After the race, join us for Barks in the Park, a festival celebrating our four-legged friends, complete with food, games, shopping and a pop up dog park.

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. 

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.