photo britprairie_zps3f5d3105.pngOn Saturday, May 18, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will hold Prairie Day, a celebration of Fort Worth’s prairie heritage. At this free festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can appreciate the beauty of the native landscape through a series of family-oriented, hands-on events that showcase the native grasses, wildflowers, and vegetation blanketing the BRIT site. Planned activities for Prairie Day include:

Balloon artists
Guided prairie walks
Face painting
Paper flower making
Soap and candle-making demonstrations
Booths from local organizations such as the Fort Worth Zoo and the River Legacy Foundation

You can find a complete list of events here. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. Bearclaw Singers and Dancers
10:30 a.m. Cowboy Poet Lanny Joe Burnett
11:00 a.m. Prairie Divas & The Outlaw
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Live Music by 3 Fools on 3 Stools
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Bar-B-Que Lunch available for $6

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.