Even as Fort Worth and all of our favorite hang-outs are opening up, What’s Up Fort Worth wants you, your family, and especially Dad to stay healthy and safe. We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for all these fun Father’s Day activities. And check the websites below regularly for any updates to hours of operation and/or specific policies and guidelines.
Whiskey or Beer…Never Fear!
Make it easy on yourself and on Dad. Year In, Year Out, it’s never a bad idea to take Dad to one of the great local breweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail. If you think he needs something a little stronger, there is no shortage of distilleries in and around Fort Worth.
And if he absolutely has to do something with a little more activity to it, we have some ideas for that too!
BREWERY IDEAS FOR DAD
160 years after William Rahr founded the Eagle Brewery, his great-great-grandson and namesake, Frederick William “Fritz” Rahr, Jr., felt the pull to brew and with the blessing of his wife, Erin, opened Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. on the south side of downtown Fort Worth in 2004. Knowing the family history, staff at Rahr & Sons tend to get nervous if Fritz leans over a brew kettle too far.
Creativity is at the heart of everything they do at HopFusion Ale Works. Hop Fusion’s founders, Macy Moore and Matt Hill, are passionate about both. They firmly believe that craft brew is an experience, not just a beer. It’s about community and friends
Hell’s Half Acre earned infamy in 19th Century Fort Worth as a destination for revelry and debauchery amongst the renegade travelers and traders that helped build the economy in the post-war West. Residing in its long shadow, Wild Acre Brewing Company toasts the famous stretch of land and the legends that built its reputation with a devotion to brewing the highest quality American craft beer found anywhere.
Panther Island Brewing is a family own and operated microbrewery located on the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX. What started out as a passion for craft beer and a fascination for home brewing grew into a full scale brewery. With the support of friends and family Panther Island became a reality in December 9, 2014. Fort Worth is our home and has given so much to us, so we love being able to give back to the Fort Worth community while doing something we love.
Cowtown Brewing Co was founded on the idea that great beer deserves equally great barbecue. Their craft beer and smoked meats are developed and perfected on-site just minutes from Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Guests can enjoy their libations and succulent barbecue in the air-conditioned taproom or on the expansive outdoor deck amid lively music and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Check website. They might be re-opened by Father’s Day.
DISTILLERY IDEAS FOR DAD
Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad
Father’s Day Cookout at the Fort Worth Zoo
Make Dad’s day with a special invitation to an exclusive after-hours Father’s Day Cookout at the Zoo! This family event in Texas Wild! includes a delicious picnic dinner, up-close animal encounters, access to all Texas Wild! animal habitats and free train and carousel rides. Plus, your ticket includes a personalized otter adoption honoring the father figure in your life, supporting the care and feeding of more than 7,000 Fort Worth Zoo animals. But don’t delay – tomorrow is the last day to purchase tickets!
Father’s Day Cookout tickets include:
- A cookout dinner in Texas Wild!’s Texas Town
- An up-close meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s outreach animals
- Free train and carousel rides
- After-hours access to all Texas Wild! habitats
- Games and attractions to enjoy:
– Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral
– Central Market Playbarn and Hudson Foundation Kiddie Corral
– Wild West Shooting Gallery
– Yellow Rose Express
– Country Carousel
– One otter adoption package for Dad
Texas Rangers host Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park
Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?
Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails
Wanna Give Dad a Scare???
For the Bold & The Brave
Daddy-Daughter Tea at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Father’s Day Last YeeHaw Crawfish Boil in the Fort Worth Stockyard
In celebration of Father’s Day weekend, the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will be hosting the ultimate Father’s Day event to bring Dad to!
Join the Fort Worth Stockyards for their Father’s Day Last Yee Haw Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out featuring the best boiled and soaked crawfish in Texas provided from Bayou Boils, live jazz music performed by The Big Easy Brass Band, and more family-fun at the Livestock Exchange Lawns. Crawfish will be sold by the pound for $10 and includes corn and potatoes – pre-orders for crawfish are available for purchase here or can be purchased at the ticket booth the day of the event.