Enjoy a crawfish boil, celebrate Hawaiian culture at the library and more things to do in Richardson

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany's 10th annual Crawfish Boil.
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Richardson is holding its 10th annual Crawfish Boil on April 30. (Courtesy Episcopal Church of the Epiphany)

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Richardson is holding its 10th annual Crawfish Boil on April 30. (Courtesy Episcopal Church of the Epiphany)

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The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival will take place May 20-22. (Courtesy Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival)
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The city of Richardson is holding the Cottonwood Art Festival May 7-8 at Cottonwood Park. (Courtesy Cottonwood Art Festival)
Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Richardson over the next several weeks.

April 29-May 1 | Shop at the Friends of the Library biannual book sale

The Richardson Public Library is hosting its biannual book sale. According to the official website description, locals can shop for thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and other media at great prices. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (April 29-30), 2-5 p.m. (May 1). Free (admission). Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net/departments/public-library

April 30 | Enjoy the 10th annual Epiphany Crawfish Boil

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Richardson is holding its 10th annual Crawfish Boil. The event includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, kids activities, live music and a car show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25, $5 (ages 5-11), free (age 4 and younger). The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 421 Custer Road, Richardson. www.tinyurl.com/riccrawfishboil


May 06 | Listen to covers of Elton John and Billy Joel

Michael Cavanaugh is performing at the Eisemann Center in a one-night-only concert. He is known for his performance in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” for which he earned Grammy and Tony award nominations. Tickets are available for purchase online. 8 p.m. $39-$54. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com/events-tickets

May 7-8 | Check out the return of a juried art show

The annual Cottonwood Art Festival features work from the nation’s top visual artists. The festival also includes live music, dining options and a creative children’s area. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (May 7), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (May 8). Free (admission). Cottonwood Park, 1301 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson. 972-744-4580. www.cottonwoodartfestival.com

May 13 | Enjoy the Night Markets in CityLine Plaza

Held on the second Friday of each month, this event gives residents a chance to shop with over 45 different vendors that offer local, handcrafted and vintage goods. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St., Richardson. www.citylinedfw.com/events

May 14 | Celebrate Hawaiian culture at the library

The Richardson Public Library is holding a special Hawaiian cultural event, including a Hula dance lesson. Residents are able to learn about ancient dance traditions from the Ka Pa Hula O Manulani dancers before watching a free screening of the PG movie “Lilo & Stitch.” 2-4 p.m. Free. Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive, Richardson. 972-744-4350. www.cor.net/departments/public-library

May 20-22 | Rock out at the Wildflower Festival

The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival is returning this year to the Galatyn Park Urban Center. Organized by the city, the three-day festival features live music, a battle of the bands, a songwriting competition and more. This year’s lineup includes Toadies, Neon Trees, Collective Soul and more. Tickets can be purchased online. 6 p.m.-midnight (May 20), 11 a.m.-midnight (May 21), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (May 22). $35 (single day), $75 (three-day pass), free (age 12 and under). Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. www.wildflowerfestival.com

May 26 | Listen to Helene Cronin and Heather Little

Six Springs Tavern is hosting two female songwriters in concert. Cronin is a Texas folk artist who has drawn comparisons to Lori McKenna, Mary Gauthier and other songwriters who are known for strong lyrics, according to the event’s description. Little has written for Miranda Lambert, Sunny Sweeney and Travis Meadows. 7:30 p.m. $8.50. Six Springs Tavern, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson. 469-917-3040. www.sixspringslive.com
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.