Waco Cultural Arts Fest

wcaf-logoDate Organization was Incorporated: June 2, 2004

Mission/purpose of organization:  to celebrate and promote the community’s diverse artistic and cultural life; develop and enrich its cultural capacity; and champion the economic, social, and education benefits of the arts in the Greater Waco area and beyond.

Festival Attendance 2004          3,000 guests  at Heritage Square, Waco

Festival Attendance 2010        18,000 guests  at Indian Spring Park, East & West banks of the Brazos River

Festival Attendance  2011        18,000

Festival Attendance 2012        18,000

Festival Attendance 2013        15,000 due to a major rain storm in Central Texas


2017 Festival

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  • Winner of the 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Texas Festivals Event Association 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 are the most prestigious awards in the states special events industry.
  • The International Festivals & Events Association and Zambelli Fireworks Internationale announced Waco Cultural Arts Fest – Doreen Ravenscroft as the recipient of the 2006 IFEA/Zambelli Fireworks Internationale Volunteer of the Year Award
  • International Festival and Events Association 2010 – Bronze Pinnacle Award  overall festival, Budget Category $250,000 and under
  • Individual component: Website   Pinnacle  Gold Award for www.wacoartsfest.org
  • Acceptance to Science Festival Alliance
  • Texas Festival and Events Association, Marketing Award Winner 2014