The FIRST LEGO League Explore season culminates with Festivals (formerly called Expos), where students share what they’ve learned with volunteers, friends, and family, and showcase their team models and posters. Festival event dates in North Texas for the 2021-2022 season will run late February 2022 thru mid-May 2022.

All FIRST LEGO League Explore Festival events for this season will be held in-person/on-site. To order to be eligible to register for a local Festival event, teams must already be registered for the current 2021-2022 season with FIRST national and know their assigned 5-digit team number.

To register for Festival events in North Texas, there is a registration fee of $60 per team, per Festival. Teams will register through the DFW Technology & Education Council, the program delivery partner in North Texas for FIRST LEGO League Explore.


At a Festival event, FIRST® LEGO®League Explore teams will each get the opportunity to meet with 8-10 different Reviewers. Each Reviewer will spend 5 minutes with each team. This session is an opportunity for your team to tell about all they have done during the PLAYMAKER season. Teams do not need to have a pre-planned presentation. Reviewers will be asking team members questions about their Model, Show-Me-Poster, Research and Core Values. During each Festival, all team members will receive a participation medal and 10 team awards will be presented.

Festival Sample Reviewer Questions
Festival Award Category Overview


Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 FLL Explore Festival Season in North Texas. All Festivals this season will be in-person/on-site. The Festival registration fee for North Texas is $60 per team, per Festival. After registering, teams will receive a confirmation email providing payment information and additional Festival planning details.

FLL Explore Festival Dates in North Texas for 2022:    

Saturday, January 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at W.H. Adamson High School (Dallas, TX)
* Dallas ISD Teams only

Saturday, January 22, 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at W.H. Adamson High School (Dallas, TX)
* Dallas ISD Teams only

Saturday, February 26; 8:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy (Rockwall, TX)
* Open to all teams

Saturday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Larry G. Smith Elementary School (Mesquite, TX)
* Open to all teams

Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Allen ISD STEAM Center (Allen, TX)
* Open to all teams

Saturday May 14, 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Center of Excellence (Dallas, TX)
* Open to all teams

Teams must plan to check-in for Festivals 30 minutes before the event start time.