We love hosting events in our wonderful downtown. From concerts and movies, festivals and other fun happenings, there’s always something to look forward to in Carrollton. Take a look at our lineup of signature and annual events below.

Carrollton Half Marathon Medal

Carrollton Half Marathon
September 24

The Half Marathon’s 13.1-mile course starts at Adamson Square, then takes runners through the city and along the shaded, rolling hills of the Carrollton GreenBelt. The route finishes back at Adamson Square. Find out more.

Lil Hawaiian

Taste of Carrollton
September 29 / 5:30pm-8:30pm

Come discover what makes Carrollton altogether delicious at Taste of Carrollton. Sample the unique culinary creations of our best restaurants, caterers and breweries, surrounded by the sights, sounds and shops downtown.

No more food tickets – Taste of Carrollton will be cash-only. All samples will be priced between $1-4. So forget waiting in line to buy tickets, bring cash and get right to the good stuff!

Craft Brew Package: For $35, you’ll enjoy pours from our beer truck (featuring eight unique craft brews) and an event-exclusive cup and plate. Must be 21+ to purchase.

Thank you for your interest in Taste of Carrollton. If you’ve participated before, please note these NEW changes: 

The event is now cash-only. Tickets will no longer be sold or used as currency. Participants will pay vendors directly with cash. 

Vendors keep 100% of proceeds collected during the event. All you pay is a vendor participation fee. Fee amounts are listed on the application.

Art on Tap
October 20 / 5pm – 9pm

Tap into the downtown vibe with Art on Tap! Enjoy art, music, specialty drinks and dining alfresco on the quads. Check out local artists and vendors while you sip and dine from our downtown eateries. Click Here for artist application.

Night Market
November 4 / 6pm – 9:30pm

Check out the new waterfront features and enjoy live music, local vendors, food trucks, craft brews and more! Find out more.

Christmas in Carrollton & Parade
December 3

‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Downtown Carrollton. Bring your family to Adamson Square for an altogether magical day filled with festivities and fun. Grab a cup of hot cocoa while carolers fill the air with sounds of the season. Drop your wish list to Santa in our very special mailbox. Shop the gift market and get your photo taken with Santa. Wrap up your day downtown with the Carrollton Christmas Parade and enjoy the lights and decorations that will add a sparkle to your evening.

Gift Market / 1pm – 7pm

Christmas Parade / 5:30pm

Market Application

Vendors interested in participating in the gift market can complete the application below. Vendors are required to have a white 10’x10′ tent and be able to light their tent with battery operated lights.

Parade Application

New for 2022! This year’s Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade will have a Winter Wonderland theme. Prizes will be given to the top parade units who best execute this theme. Parade application closes Friday, November 18.

Art Takeover

Art Takeover 2023
TBA / 5pm – 8pm

Art Takeover returns to Adamson Square! Stroll through our altogether vibrant downtown, meet area artists and admire their work. Explore shops, restaurants and galleries while you enjoy art demonstrations and live music.



Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival
May 6, 2023 / 9am – 3pm

Join us for an altogether crafty festival full of fun! Browse handmade arts and crafts by hundreds of vendors, located all around our vibrant downtown. Enjoy tasty local eats and explore our unique specialty shops. Stop by The Amp for family-friendly entertainment throughout the day. Mayfest is Carrollton’s most popular festival – come find out why!