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.

Lil Hawaiian

Taste of Carrollton 2021
September 30 / 5:30-8:30pm

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.

NEW for 2021: 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 2021. 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.

Carrollton Half Marathon Medal

Carrollton Half Marathon 2021
September 25

Check back here for details of the 2021 Half Marathon.

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.

Trick-or-Treating Downtown
October 30 / 10am – 11:30am

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Adamson Square for an altogether spooktacular day! Kids will travel through each quad, collecting their candy and goodies. Merchants will be stationed outside and will place wrapped candy in trick-or-treaters’ bags. Roving judges will recognize outstanding costumes.

Christmas in Downtown
December 4

‘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 holiday gift market and get your photo taken with Santa. Wrap up your day downtown with the Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade and enjoy the lights and decorations that will add a sparkle to your evening.

Holiday Market / 2pm – 8pm

Holiday Wishes 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.

Applications close on Wednesday, November 25.

Art Takeover

Art Takeover 2022
TBA

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 7, 2022 / 9:30am – 4:30pm

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!