1. Waxahachie Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place starting from 7-11 p.m. on Friday around the downtown courthouse square Waxahachie. Music will be provided Conjunto Baraja De Oro.
The celebration will continue starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday around the downtown courthouse square. There will be a large kid zone, more food vendors, low rider cars and custom bikes. The festival will feature plenty of music, Loz Feroz goes on at 1:15 p.m., Rewind at 2:30 p.m., Texas Soul Beat at 5:15 p.m., Sunny Sauceda at 7 p.m. and La Fiebre at 9:15 p.m. The square is located off of Main Street. The event is free and open to the public to attend. — Andrew Branca
2. The Downtown Waxahachie Farmer’s Market takes place from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday. The market is located at 410 S. Rogers St. It offers a variety of different items for sale that includes fresh fruit, locally grown vegetables, eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, cheese, jams, jellies, salsas, locally raised beef and pork, grains, plants, jewelry, clothing, and home décor items. — Andrew Branca
3. From superheroes to dastardly villains, and funny sidekicks, Comix and Beyond invite the community to attend their Free Comic Book Day event this Saturday, May 6. Giving away comic books that include Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Zelda, and much more, the event will take place at 108 North Highway 77, at 9 a.m. For more information, visit comixandbeyond.com, or call (214)-903-7053. — Chelsea Groomer
4. Run, walk, or dance over the finish line during Maypearl's Fourth Annual Old Maypearl Road Race this Saturday, May 6. Presented by the Friends of Maypearl, registration is $25 and opens at 7 a.m. in Downtown Maypearl. The one-mile race will start at 8 a.m., and the 5K will follow at 8:20 a.m. For more information, visit getmeregistered.com/OldMaypearl5k. — Chelsea Groomer
5. If you are reading this, the opportunity to catch one of four performances of "Shrek the Musical" by the WHS drama department has already passed. The musical, based on the hit animated film featuring Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, is the annual spring musical directed by WHS drama teachers Andy Reynolds and Ryan Mullican. There is song. There is dance. There is comedy. From innuendos to sing-alongs and Mitchell Beddingfield playing the role of Prince Farquaad from his knees, this is one musical you do not want to miss. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Showtimes are at 7 p.m Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. — Travis M. Smith