Fort Worth is a fun place to be anytime of year, but in the summer it is an especially great place to be. If you’re lucky enough to live in Fort Worth (or you’re considering a move here), get ready for sunny days, warm weather, and good old fashioned Lone Star fun. From spending your afternoon wandering the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to nights at Sundance Square, there is no shortage of attractions in town.
Whether you’re a family looking for something to do while your kids are out of school or you’re a couple planning a summer date night, here are some Fort Worth events to add to your calendar.
Be sure to check event websites, as dates, times, and ticket prices are subject to change.
Fort Worth Fairytale Ball
Spend a day at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the company of princesses. This magical event is perfect for parents of Disney-obsessed daughters. This all day event, which will be held on Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., features dance lessons, crafts, sing-a-longs, performances, and meet-and-greets.
Kitchen Garden Cooking School Harvest Series
If learning to cook fresh food for your summertime barbecue sounds good to you, check out this free event at the Tarrant Area Food Bank Demonstration Kitchen. Held monthly, the Kitchen Garden Cooking School Harvest Series is a workshop on how to plant an edible backyard garden and what to do with the produce you grow.
Near Southside Beer and Cider Tour
When Fort Worth heats up, spend the day sipping cold beer and cider with your friends. Held throughout the summer, this tour takes you to four breweries in the Near Southside neighborhood where you’ll have the chance to enjoy three flights. This includes locations such as Locust Cider, HopFusion Ale Works, and Wild Acre Brewing Company. Tours are offered on Saturdays all summer long.
SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery Family Camp
Nourish the budding artist in your family at Family Camp at SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery. Held on select dates in June, Family Camp is a three-hour workshop on glass blowing. Families will learn this skill together under the guidance of artists and leave with their very own handmade glass cookie platter.
Yoga and Brunch at Pinstripes
Say namaste and then champagne all day at this weekend event in Fort Worth. On June 7 from 9-10 a.m., yogis can enjoy some time on the mat paired with a free mimosa. Stay for brunch and bottomless drinks afterwards. Class is just $5 and includes one mimosa plus a discount on brunch.
Cowtown CookOff and Music Festival
Head to Panther Island Pavilion for this charity event which includes live country music, tasty barbecue, and friendly competition. The festival takes place on August 28-29. Tickets are $160 and include ribs, brisket, chicken, and a campsite.
Stockyards Pro Rodeo
Nothing says Fort Worth like a night at the rodeo. The Stockyards Pro Rodeo Summer Series returns with bull riding, calf roping, and cowboy fun. Check it out every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. from June 14 through August 17.
Rockin the River
Come beat the humidity at Rockin’ the River this summer. Held every Saturday from July 11 through August 8, Rockin’ the River combines live music with tubing. Grab your tube or settle in on the shore on the Trinity River and enjoy the coolest summer concert ever.
P.S. If you need a storage unit this summer, book online to save money and get back to planning your next vacation.