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!





Rahr & Sons Brewery

Fathers Day Ideas in Fort Worth160 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.

Hop Fusion Ale Works

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

Wild Acre Brewing

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 

Father's Day in Fort WorthPanther 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 Company

Father's Day in Fort WorthCowtown 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.


Dirty Job Brewing
By The Horns Brewing

Check website. They might be re-opened by Father’s Day.


Division Brewing
Legal Draft



Shannon Brewing Company




Trinity River Distillery
Firestone & Robertson Distillery
Acre Distilling
Blackland Distilling
Blackeyed Vodka


Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad

Check out all the opportunities to enjoy the best Live Music that the FORT has to offer.

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

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Texas Rangers host Minnesota Twins at Globe Life Park

Could there be a better outing to hang out with Dad other than a day at the ballpark?  And guess what?  You don’t have to worry about the weather.  Plan the day for the Rangers game at the brand new Globe Life Field.

Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?

Plan a fun family event for the whole crew.  Golf or Bowling works for everyone, especially with Topgolf.  The best part—you do not have to worry about the weather.  Topgolf, Pinstripes, and Alley Cats all offer great options for a fun time with Dad.

Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

If you missed this opportunity with Mom, The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

Wanna Give Dad a Scare???

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.
The Stockyard Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will hear stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!
Treat Dad to a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!

For the Bold & The Brave

How about getting Dad and the gang together for a Cycle and a BYOB Party
with the Cowtown Cycle Party!  You’ve seen it!  This is your chance to experience it…and with Dad there, you won’t get in too much trouble…or will you?

Daddy-Daughter Tea at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

This one is planned for a week ahead (Saturday, June 12th) which gives you all the more reason to make this year Father’s Week instead of Father’s Day.  On Saturday, June 12, enjoy scrumptious snacks and a delicious selection of beverages at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s monthly tea. Reservations are required and space is limited. Choose from times 1–2pm or 2–4pm, and call 817/366-1100 to secure your seat.

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.





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