The colorful fun of the “Chalk This Way” family festival returns to the heart of historic Old Town Lewisville for its 2014 event, to be held May 17, in and around the city-owned Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.

Festival hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Planned activities include professional chalk artists, amateur sidewalk chalk competitions, a children’s gallery for on-site chalk creations, arts and crafts vendors, festival food, sidewalk games, and live entertainment. Entry to the festival is free, although participating in some activities will carry a nominal charge.

The fourth annual “Chalk This Way” is being held by Lakeside Arts Foundation in partnership with Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance, City of Lewisville, Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kiwanis Club of Southern Denton County.

Heading the live entertainment lineup on the outdoor main stage will be Danny Allen, a popular Elvis tribute artist who was voted “Best Vegas Elvis” and overall runner-up at the 2010 European Championships. Complete with jumpsuits from B&K Enterprises (Elvis’ original costume designer), Allen has wowed crowds across Europe with a performance style lovingly crafted after the late King of Rock and Roll.

Local performing groups will take part in the festival with shows scheduled inside the MCL Grand, located at 100 N. Charles Street between Main and Church streets. The multi-purpose arts facility opened its doors in January 2011. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

Kiwanis members will hold a pancake breakfast and lunch inside the MCL Grand from 7:30 to 11 a.m. with proceeds benefitting the Lakeside Arts Foundation scholarship fund. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 12 and younger.

To reach the festival site from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free festival parking is available along Main Street, one block south at the corner of Elm and Mill streets, or one block north at Lewisville City Hall (corner of Church and Mill streets).

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 Information provided by City of Lewisville.