Fest Info

The Waco Cultural Arts Fest is a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation created to promote multicultural events for Waco and surrounding Central Texas communities. The Waco Cultural Arts Fest celebrates diversity and fosters a greater understanding of cultural differences through the arts. Come support the arts!

Art and music touch the heart, fire the imagination, and draw people together.


September 26-28, 2014



Friday, Sept. 26 – 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For times and specific information, please visit the specific pages for our Festivals within a Festival events. Just click on a link on the right!

Festival Location

Waco Cultural Arts Fest takes place at Indian Spring Park, University Parks Drive along the banks of the beautiful Brazos River in downtown Waco. Some events are next door inside the Waco Convention Center.


Visual art and entertainment both day and night 50 Artists, over 300 Performers, over four acres and two days.


FREE! All entertainment and arts activities are free!


Stroll through an eclectic variety of fine art in our juried artists show including ceramics, painting, photography, woodcarvings, glasswork, jewelry,and multimedia compositions.

Participate in “Arts for All” hands-on arts activities and interactive arts demonstrations for the entire family. Enjoy music, theatre, dance, comedy, literary arts, visual arts and more all on the same day!

The Main Concert Stage features more than 300 local, regional and national entertainers including children’s entertainment during the two day celebration.

Waco Cultural Arts Fest also features a variety of food, merchandise, and urban arts vendors throughout the Festival grounds- relax with a soda, specialty beer, wine, or margarita. There’s plenty to eat, see, and do all weekend long.

{254} Dance Festival and spoken word workshops will also be inside the newly remodeled Waco Convention Center.


WCAF is the winner of the 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 Texas Festival Events Association (TFEA) Zenith Award. The Zenith Awards recognize the highest quality in promotional programs and materials produced by TFEA’s more than 300 member festivals and events in Texas.The Zenith Awards are the most prestigious awards in the state special events industry. The International Festival and Events Association and Zambelli Fireworks Internationale announced Waco Cultural Arts Fest as the recipient of the 2006 IFEA/Zamebelli Fireworks Internationale Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2010, Waco Cultural Arts Fest was a winner of the Bronze Grand Pinnacle award that recognizes the highest quality in promotional programs and materials in the 3,000 member-festivals in the International Festivals and Events Association.

Community Outreach

Waco National Sculpture Exhibition, an entity of  WCAF, has been held annually in Indian Spring Park since 2004. With sponsor support, over $450,000 of sculpture has been exhibited in downtown Waco.

“Branding the Brazos” , the Waco Chisholm Trail Heritage monumental sculpture, is a million dollar challenge grant!

Presented by

Waco Cultural Arts Fest, dba Cultural Arts of Waco, a 501(c)3, a non-for-profit organization. We make it happen downtown!


How is Waco Arts Fest funded?

Waco Cultural Arts Fest produces the festival,coordinates the sculpture projects and other community outreach arts activities. As a non-profit arts organization 100% of our funding is secured through the generous support of Waco Cultural Arts Fest sponsors, grantors, Festival Fan membership, and special fundraisers. The festival is totally run by a volunteer Board in order to keep our administration costs to a minimum. This effort keeps the festival FREE for our community.

How can you be reached by mail?

To correspond with Cultural Arts of Waco by mail, please write:

Cultural Arts of Waco
801 Washington Ave, Suite 405
Waco TX, 76701-1260