Kennedale's Brickworks Festival

This was the official website for the Kennedale’s Brickworks Festival for number of years.
Content is from the site's 2015 - 2016 archived pages.

The 7th Annual Brickworks Festival presented by the City of Kennedale, the Kennedale Historical Society, and the Arts & Culture Foundation was the festival's last year on this website. Brickworks Festival was an event that was family-friendly which strengthened the community by bringing everyone together in TownCenter for music, art, food, and fun.

6th Annual Brickworks Festival and Art in the Park
April 17-19, 2015

Friday, April 17th: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 18th: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, April 19th: noon to 5:00 pm
Kennedale Town Center Park
405 Municipal Drive
Kennedale, TX 76060

The Kennedale Arts and Cultural Foundation is a group of citizens committed to making a positive impact on our community by promoting art awareness, art and culture inclusion, volunteerism and community improvement. We hope your family enjoys the festival!



2015 Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage in TownCenter Park unless otherwise noted
All Weekend

Artist & Vendor Booths and a Food Court
Youth Art Display in the Community Center
Mechanical Bull Rides
Selfie Stations (Twitter: #Brickworks2015 | FB: @Art in the Park)
Kid's Zone (scroll past the schedule for more info)

Day 1: Friday, April 17th

6:00 pm: Opening Ceremony
6:15 pm: The Kennedale “Bricklayers”
6:30 pm: Kennedale Alumni Association
7:00 pm: San Jacinto Day/Texas Independence Day Parade (more info below)
8:00 pm: Parade Awards on Main Stage
8:15 pm: Alumni Association Tribute to KHS Alumni
8:30 pm: KHS Alumni Lannie Flowers in Concert

Day 2: Saturday, April 18th

7:00 am: Brickfest 5K & Fun Run Registration (behind City Hall)
8:30 am: Brickfest Fun Run
9:00 am: Brickfest 5K
10:00 am: Winners Announced on Main Stage
10:15 am: KHS Jazz Band
11:00 am: KHS & KJHS Choirs
12:00 pm: Delaney & Patterson Choirs
1:00 pm: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
2:00 pm: Historical Society Pie Eating Contest (more info below)
3:00 pm: Fellowship Academy
4:00 pm: James A. Arthur Intermediate
5:00 pm: Guitar Studio of Arlington
5:45pm: C.A.T.S.
6:15 pm: Ben Taylor "Holy Smokes"
7:00 pm: Brendon Preece in Concert (more info below)
8:00 pm: 95.9 the Wolf DJ Charla Corn in Concert (more info below)

Day 3: Sunday, April 19th

12:00 pm: Amanda’s Dance Express
1:00 pm: Pet Parade Registration (near Library)
1:30 pm: Pet Parade sponsored by Richter Animal Hospital & Pet Resort
2:00 pm: Pet Parade Awards
2:10 pm: First Baptist Church Praise Team
3:00 pm: Scholarship Presentation & Closing Ceremony
3:30 pm: KJHS & KHS Players

Kid’s Zone

Located in the TownCenter parking lot in front of the clock tower.

All Weekend
- Bounce Houses with a Giant Slide & Basketball Goals
- Face Painting
- "Fair Hair" Spray-in Hair Color & Designs

- Youth Advisory Council Craft Tables

- The Whatever Puppeteers (hourly, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Train Depot Tent)
- The Creature Teacher (1:30 p.m. in Train Depot Tent)
- Magician (3 p.m. in the Train Depot Tent)
- Barrel Train Rides (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

- Youth Advisory Council Craft Tables
- Pony Rides & Petting Zoo (noon to 4 p.m.)
San Jacinto Day/Texas Independence Day Parade

The Kennedale Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 1st annual San Jacinto Day / Texas Independence Day Parade on Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. The parade route begins at James F. Delaney Elementary School and travels through the TownCenter area. There will be an awards ceremony on the Main Stage in TownCenter Park immediately following the parade.

If you're interested in participating in the parade, please fill out the Parade Entry Form. If you're interested in being a sponsor, you can find information here. For more information, email or call 817-985-2109.

Historical Society Pie Eating Contest

You won't want to miss this event!! Sure to be a lot of laughs!

Contestants Include:

Police Receptionist Lori StevensonKennedale Historical logo
Animal Control Officer Dianna Garcia
Sandy Valentino
Parks & Recreation Board Member Jeff Navarez
Mayor Brian Johnson
Councilmember Kelly Turner
Councilmember Frank Fernandez
Stephen Brim
Police Captain Darrell Hull
KISD School Board President Joe Taylor
City Manager Bob Hart

Charla Corn

The name 'Charla Corn' used to mean sCharla Cornmall-town dreamer. Now, the name 'Charla Corn' means Wife, Mommy, Singer/Songwriter, Morning Radio Show Host on 95.9 The Ranch, Creator of Corn Fed on YouTube and most recently, Skincare Specialist with the launch of Charla Corn Beauty. She is a genuine Texas Treasure, and her ability to entertain runs the entire range.

Brendon Preece

Brendon Preece has been performing since the age of 6 when he took his fist step onto a stage at the Grapevine Opry. He honed his vocal talent in his early teens on the DFW opry circuit, as well as performing regularly at Johnnie High's Country Music Revue. Since that time he has taken his talent across the country, sharing the stage with many big name artists, including Miranda Lambert, Joe Nichols, Pat Green, and Robert Earl Keen. He has a rich original song selection and puts on a fantastic live show. Come hear why Brendon Preece is an instant favorite!



Pet Parade
Dahling, we can’t deny my fans!

You simply must sign me up for the Brickworks Festival Pet Parade.

Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to show off their best looks at TownCenter Park in Kennedale Sunday, April 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Check-in Begins at 1:00 p.m. at the east gate (near the Library). Prizes will be awarded at 2:00 p.m. on the festival Main Stage.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Places will be awarded for:

  • Best Dressed
  • Best Float
  • Best Owner & Pet Look Alike
  • Best Trick

Pets of all shapes and sizes are invited to show off their best looks at TownCenter Park in Kennedale Sunday, April 19th at 1:30 p.m.

Check-in is at the south gate (near the Library) and begins at 1:00 p.m., and winners will be announced on the Main Festival Stage at 2:00 p.m. The entry fee is $5.00 per pet and will be donated to the North Texas Pet Food Pantry.


  • One pet per entry fee/registration form
  • Each pet must be leashed, crated or suitably restrained to the satisfaction of the Pet Volunteer Coordinator/Staff present
  • Guardians of misbehaving or menacing pets may be asked to retire gracefully
  • Walker is responsible for cleaning up after his or her pet
  • All pets must be current on shots/vaccinations
  • No livestock will be allowed
  • Do not bring animals who are ‘in heat’
  • Animals must be walked by an adult (16+ years), but may also be accompanied by children
  • No aggressive animals allowed
  • Only non-motorized vehicles may be used for pet or owner transportation in the parade
  • A pet can win in only one of the categories listed at right (determined by the judge)


Real life: The Pet Parade has always been my favorite event of the festival. It was fun and certainly entertaining. In 2015 while I was cheering for my youngest who had created out golden lab's parade costume of gossamer fairy wigs, a tiara, and a magic wand, I learned about a life changing alcohol detox medication from my neighbor who was standing next to me feeding me a running commentary on each animal. She was hilarious. It was during the break when we were all waiting around for the results that she mentioned a drug I had never heard of called Baclofen which removes or strongly suppresses cravings for alcohol in 92% of people. She knew that my husband, was struggling after loosing a leg in a car accident the previous year. He was depressed and had turned to alcohol. Later that evening I looked the drug up online to learn more about it and found a website called LifeBac who offered a different approach to excessive drinking. My husband had tried AA but their program just wasn't right for him. Apparently doctors in Europe prescribe baclofen as the primary treatment for alcohol misuse. Apparently clinical trials in Europe have shown 65% success allowing treatment-resistant alcoholics to return to low-risk drinking levels or abstinence when using the Ameisen method of titrated (not fixed) dose. I showed my husband the site and amazingly he agreed to give it a try. A year later my husband attended the Brickworks Festival Pet Parade with me. I was thrilled his need to drink was totally under control and he felt so much better mentally as well. This year we cheered once again out daughter proudly leading Maxie dresses up as the Jolly Green giant and our daughter as a can of corn. This year they won 3rd prize!



Brickfest 5K & Fun Run


Saturday, April 18th

Kennedale Town Center
One Mile Fun Run at 8:30 am
5K begins at 9:00 am


Kennedale Town Center (next to City Hall)
405 Municipal Drive (@ Business 287) in Kennedale, TX 76060


Parking is available around the Kennedale Town Center.
Early arrival at the race site is encouraged.

Registration+ Packets    

Register online now!
Packets will be available from noon to 7 pm Thursday, April 16th
and from 10 am to 6 pm Friday, April 17th at the Runner Shop
(3535 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington; 817-461-2281)

Entry Fees

Early Bird (by 4/11): $20
Regular (by4/17): $25
Day of Race (on 4/18): $30
Children 10 & under: $10
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


The 5K (chip timed) is an out-and-back certified course
(TX11103ETM). The untimed Fun Run is an out-and-back
1-mile course that follows the first half-mile of the 5K.


Entrants who register or pick up packets before race day will
be guaranteed a shirt. Sizes are not guaranteed if your registration
is placed after 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 15th. Shirts will not be
mailed or saved if you do not pick up your packet on time.


In the 5K Race, awards will be available for Male/Female Overall,
Masters Overall, and normal 5-year age groups (based on your age on race day).
The age groups are: 8 & under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over.
A race ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the race in Kennedale Town Center Park.
Awards and participant medals will not be mailed if not present.

Race Results

Winner results will be faxed to the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
All finish results may be viewed here.



The 7th Annual Brickworks Festival 2016



The City of Kennedale, the Kennedale Historical Society, and the Arts & Culture Foundation proudly present the 7th Annual Brickworks Festival, a free three-day event celebrating our community’s past, present, and future. This family-friendly festival strengthens our community by bringing everyone together in TownCenter for music, art, food, and fun. Friday night the Alumni Association presents a tribute to KHS alumni and performances by the Kennedale Bricklayers and KHS alum Lannie Flowers. Saturday morning the Historical Society presents their first annual Historical Walk, followed by a parade on Kennedale Parkway.

Throughout the festival, you can enjoy performance groups from KISD schools and Fellowship Academy, shop with local artists and vendors, let the kids burn some energy in the Kidzone, grab a bite to eat in the food court, and cheer on your fellow residents and community leaders as they ride the mechanical bull, strut their stuff in the pet parade, or get a little messy in an old-fashioned pie eating contest.

Friday, April 15th 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m
Sunday, April 17th Noon - 5:00 p.m.


2016 Entertainment Schedule

• 4:00 p.m. Gates Open
• 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
• 6:30 p.m. KHS Jazz Band
• 7:30 p.m. Brendon Preece
• 8:30 p.m. Kennedale Bricklayers & Alumni Cheer
• 9:00 p.m. Lannie Flowers (KHS '75) in Concert

• 8:15 a.m. Autism Speaks Presentation
• 8:30a.m. Historical Walk through Old Town
• 10:00 a.m. History of Kennedale Parade
• 11:30 a.m. KJHS and KHS Choirs
• 12:00 p.m. Parade Awards
• 12:30 p.m. James A. Arthur Intermediate Choir
• 1:00 p.m. Delaney and Patterson Choirs
• 2:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest
• 2:30 p.m. Artistic Motion Dance Academy of Burleson
• 3:00 p.m. Fellowship Academy
• 4:00 p.m. Selections from the musical "Annie"
• 5:00 p.m. CATS: Creative Arts Theatre
• 6:00 p.m. Hunter and Savannah
• 7:30 p.m. The Pengwins
• 9:00 p.m. 95.9 The Ranch DJ Charla Corn

Sunday, April 17th
• 12:00 p.m. Fort Worth Guitars for Heroes
• 1:00 p.m. Pet Parade
• 1:30 p.m. Graddy’s Alumni
• 2:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Kennedale Praise Band
• 3:30 p.m. Scholarship Performances
• 4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies: Scholarship winners announced
• 4:30 p.m. Closing Performance: Life Fellowship Praise Band