Spring has officially sprung in Fort Worth and now begins the marathon of post-pandemic, family friendly fun! Below you’ll find some of my favorite Spring and early Summer activities so you can plan the next round of fun for your crew:
Ablaze- Igniting Passion for a Cure
This exclusive gala event will be held on March 25 at 7:30pm in the booming Fort Worth Stockyards at Hotel Drover and will include dinner, a live and silent auction and entertainment.
This annual fundraising dinner, live/silent auction, and entertainment are all put together with the purpose of supporting the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter.
Purchase your tickets in advance here: Tickets.
Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival
This 4-day event runs from March 31 – April 3 and has several mini-events to choose from if you can’t attend the whole event. This year’s events are: From Houston to Ho Nai on March 31 at BRIK Venue; Tacos + Tequila on March 31 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork; Main Event on April 1 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork; Nite Bites on April 1 at Whiskey Ranch; Culinary Corral on April 2 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork; Burgers, Brews + Blues on April 2 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork; Ring of Fire: A Next-Level Cookout on April 3 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork.
“The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, taking place over four days and nights in venues around our thriving culinary community. The festival’s growing roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, bring a range of tastes, styles and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself. We also offer events leading up to the festival, including Shooting with the Chefs and Reserve Wine Tasting. But it’s more than good food and good fun – it’s a good cause. That’s because proceeds from the festival go to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships. To date, the Foundation raised more than $200,000 for grants and scholarships supporting deserving culinary students from Fort Worth. With your continued support, we can keep this program going strong in the years to come.”
View all event details and get tickets here: Tickets.
Main Street Arts Festival
The 35th edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will return April 7-10, 2022. With new entertainment venues and over 200 juried artists from the local, regional and national areas, the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will resume along the red bricks of Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth.
The largest four-day event in the southwest brings the finest in art, music, food and culture together in an incredible urban setting. Attendance is FREE so COME EARLY! As always, it is FREE to attend the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, but pets are not allowed at the festival. Browse art, listen to music and enjoy a variety of street performances at no charge. Certain activities (such as MAIN ST. Creates!) and food and beverages do require coupon purchases from our conveniently located coupon booths.
ARTIST BOOTHS CLOSE AT:
– 8:00 PM THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
– 6:00 PM SUNDAY
View festival and ticket information here: Tickets.
Fort Worth’s largest festival of art returns April 23rd from Noon to 10pm!
ArtsGoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. This free-to-the-public, family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Unlike any event in Fort Worth, the festival exclusively focuses on highlighting the work of local artists, musicians, and performers of all media and experience levels. ArtsGoggle attracts a crowd of 60,000+ patrons that are as diverse as the event’s Near Southside neighborhood. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban district by Trinity Metro transit, by foot, or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.
For full festival information click here: Details.
Mayfest returns to Trinity Park May 5-8th!
Fort Worth’s favorite family festival, Mayfest, is coming home to Trinity Park just in time to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, Mayfest is bringing back all the cherished aspects of the festival – exciting attractions, delectable food and beverage, an expanded carnival, hours of live music and entertainment and fun for the whole family. Now more than ever, we look forward to celebrating Mayfest by bringing people together along the banks of the Trinity River.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a Grand Opening event at the festival gate on Thursday, May 5th. Fort Worth leaders and voices of Mayfest past will recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations that have grown the festival into what it is today. The celebration culminates with a festive parade.
With six unique areas of excitement and fun, Mayfest entertains patrons of all ages and interests! The thrilling carnival rides, games and inflatables appeal to those seeking fun and adventure. The Oasis is the perfect location to enjoy your favorite beverage in the Craft Beer Garden and Wine Vineyard, or lounge in the VIP Patio presented by Central Market and listen to your favorite band on the Oasis Stage.
View festival details and ticket information here: Tickets.
The 14th annual Beastro is happening Friday, May 20, 2022!
Beastro is Fort Worth Zoo’s annual music and tasting event that supports its local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts. Beastro features the finest area restaurants stationed throughout the Zoo, serving sample appetizers, entrees and desserts. In addition to the delectable cuisine, the event features live music entertainment and open bars throughout the park. Several animal habitats remain open until sunset.
Tickets for Beastro will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 7 for members and 10 a.m. on Friday, April 8 for nonmembers.
General admission: $110 per person (Zoo members save 10%)
Party Animal: $160 (Zoo members save 10%)
For more information and to purchase tickets click here: Tickets.
Cowtown Summer Soirée
The Cowtown’s Summer Soiree, is and inaugural event benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society taking place on June 4th at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Approximately 500 attendees will dress in their best summer whites (it is an all white-out party!), enjoy food and drinks, live auction, short program, Fund a Fight moment, and dance to music from Signed, Sealed, Delivered. A VIP Experience hour will precede the event where sponsors can interact with animals, feed the giraffes, and enjoy a few other surprises sponsored by Celebrity Cruises.
We will be honoring a few local superheroes, Cline McMurry & Kristee Walker, who have been fighting their own fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma, and we’d love to have your support!
Cowtown’s Summer Soirée has sold out, please consider a donation to the cause instead (Click here for general donations).
If you would like to be put on a waitlist for individual tickets, please enter your information on the waitlist form.