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, plate and t-shirt. Buy your Brew Package in advance by calling 770-832-6901 and save five bucks off the day-of price. Beer Packages will also be available for purchase at the event. 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.

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 / TBA

Christmas Parade / 5pm

Parade Application

Parade Tips & Guidelines

As a reminder, no 16 or 18-wheel tractor-trailers are permitted. Since the parade begins at dusk, add lights to help brighten up your float. Remember to pass out any treats to kids rather than toss from your float.

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!

No longer accepting applications.