Your Guide to Spring Break 2023

Your Guide to Spring Break 2023


Staying in Cowtown for Spring Break?  The WUFW Spring Break Guide has enough activities to keep you and your family busy all week long.

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Spend your Spring Break week at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Exciting activities include live music, old west gunfight shows, cattle drives, rodeos, and more. Every day starting March 13th-19th , including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green on Saturday, March 18th, 10am-8pm.

Cliburn Kids on the Road

The Cliburn will host a series of free Cliburn Kids On the Road concerts, “A Celebration of Latin America,” across the Metroplex during Spring Break, March 13–16, 2023. Full program can be found at

These 35-minute programs celebrate the unique language of Latin American classical music. Professional hosts and pianists will lead families through an exploration of the instruments, dances, and rhythms of the region, and show how composers portray their identity and traditions through the piano. As always with Cliburn Kids On the Road, there are lots of opportunities for audience participation. The programs are entirely free for the public to attend, and several will be offered in both Spanish and English.

ART Break At The Modern

Admission for kids under 18 is free every day. Monday, March 13, and Friday, March 17, it’s FREE for ALL at the Modern. 
Complimentary hot dogs and lemonade for kids at Café Modern on Monday! (11 am- 2 pm; while supplies last)

Take an ART Break with family programming at the Modern while your school-aged children are on Spring Break, March 13-17.

Slow down, stop, and learn a little bit more about some of your favorite works from the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibition, I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen. Each ART Break station includes a conversation with a community artist or Modern docent and a gallery project focusing on selected works in the galleries. On our free days, Monday and Friday, join your family and others in helping build collaborative works.

Even though you can’t touch the art (!), we have fun designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Get your creative energy flowing as you spend time with the Modern’s collection of paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video.

ART Break
March 14, 15, and 16
11 am–3 pm  

ART Break – Family Studio 
March 13 and 17
11am–3 pm  

Café Modern

On FREE Monday, March 13, Café Modern will open the Modern Grill on the Café Terrace with hot dogs and chips available for sale from 11 am to 2 pm. KIDS eat FREE! Each child under 12 receives a FREE hot dog and bag of chips. (While supplies last.)

Spring Break at Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Join the fun with Spring Break at the Museum on March 11th – March 19th! We will be every day during Spring Break and can’t wait to celebrate the season with guests and members.

Check out activities in Innovation Studios, new exhibits, and fun gifts at Shop Too!

March 11 – March 19

Monday – Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday | 12 PM – 5 PM

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at The Kimbell

The Kimbell Art Museum Spring Break Art Extravaganza will return March 14–17. The annual free family event includes art activities inspired by Kimbell masterpieces, yoga, films and more, as well as MELT Ice Cream and Art by Sam caricatures on selected days. Additional highlights include studio experiences facilitated by guest artists Jamison LeBlanc and Johanna Belwood, as well as artist-led gallery sketching expeditions. The hours are Tuesday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Friday, noon–4 p.m. The full schedule will be available by March 1 at 

Daily weather-themed art-making activities include Cloudy with a Chance of Watercolor, Stormy Seascapes Printmaking, Nature Sounds and Sculpture, and DIY Suncatchers (Tuesday–Friday). Wednesday and Thursday will also feature yoga, and short family films will be shown on Tuesday and Friday. 

Tuesday and Wednesday: 

  • Kimbell-inspired collages with guest artist Jamison LeBlanc;
  • Art by Sam caricatures from 1–3 p.m. 

Thursday and Friday: 

  • Wearable springtime flowers with guest artist Johanna Belwood; 
  • MELT Ice Cream available for purchase from 1–3 p.m. 

Every day: 

  • Free admission to all permanent collection galleries; 
  • Art making; 
  • Sketching expeditions with guest artists; 
  • Sensory tours; 
  • Book baskets; 
  • Studio A family play space designed for ages 5 and younger; 
  • Lunch available for purchase in the Kimbell Café 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday and noon–2 p.m. Friday;
  • And more! 

All activities are first-come, first-served. Space may be limited. Free gallery guides and audio tours are available in English and Spanish in both buildings. 

Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

 Come play with us at Theatre Arlington!
Taking a break from school is awesome! Especially, when it means you can test your acting chops in Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp 2023!
For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance.
Show is Disney’s  Jungle Book KIDS!

Spring Break Camp

Production: Disney’s Jungle Book KIDS

March 13 -17, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ages 6 – 14

To register:

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, and Fossil Rim will have an abundance of baby animals.  This is a great way to spend part of your Spring Break Week.  Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time.

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT and The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp on March 16 or 17! Bring the whole family for tons of fun and make memories that will last a lifetime in the many splendid spaces of the majestic Japanese Garden. Sign up for either a morning or afternoon session, or better yet, both! Family Camp programs are the same on both days.

For the morning Japanese Garden Art sessions, come find inspiration amongst the peace and serenity of the Japanese Garden while taking a class in botanical art. Create a masterpiece as a family that is nature-inspired, hands-on, and fun for all ages – no matter your skill level!

During the afternoon Maple Mystery sessions, work as a family using scientific tools, observational skills, and creative thinking to unveil clues that will guide you in solving The Maple Mystery.

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us; masks are recommended during the program.

Date: Wednesday, March 15 or Thursday, March 16
Morning Art Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Mystery Session: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 10
Price (per session): $12 /Non-Member or $10 /Member (Log in to receive Member benefits.)

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 14 through Friday, March 17.

Take a break with us! Enjoy this free, fun-filled extravaganza including gallery games, art-making activities, creativity challenges, and more. All ages welcome.

Share your experience Spring Break using: #CarterSpringBreak

Spring Break at The Fort Worth Zoo

Make WILD plans this spring break for your camper and sign them up for Spring Break Camp! Throughout the week campers will go on daily Zoo hikes, play games and activities, and see daily animal visitors in their classroom! Campers who are in first through fifth grade are welcome to join us for this WILD adventure.  Choose from All Week or Individual Days.

Spring Zoo Camp 2023

Dates: Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended care: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ages: 5 to 10 years old

Cost: $85 per day

     $335 for all 5 days

Members receive a 10 percent discount! 

Spring Break at SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the perfect place for your staycation this Spring Break and spend meaningful time with friends and family. Exploring the aquarium, interacting with the many different animals as you share new and exciting experiences together is a great way to create fun, lasting memories!


Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play is a New indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children.

With 14 themed areas each lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies.  Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!


Legoland DFW

Looking for fun kid’s activities or things to do for Spring Break? There are 12 great family attractions in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth.


Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Six Flags Over Texas

You won’t find any homework here, just the Biggest Thrills in Texas!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas! Hang out with your friends or family and hop on to one of your favorite thrill rides! From March 11 through March 19, we’re celebrating Spring Break with THRILLS!

Live shows and entertainment all around the park is just what you need to have the best Spring Break experience.

Guests can enjoy other Spring Break offerings, too, including: 

  • 45 rides and attractions 
  • Specialty Spring Break culinary offerings
  • Outdoor performance stages  
  • Spring Break photo ops throughout the park 

Scream big on New Texas Giant on the world’s first hybrid wood/steel coaster or test your nerves on MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast as you travel backwards into a 180-degree inversion that takes you upside down as you stare at the ground.

Take a visit to GOTHAM CITY and challenge yourself with a ride on THE JOKER or HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, where no two rides are ever exactly the same! Or, perhaps you’ll dare to take on the RIDDLER Revenge and CATWOMAN Whip. Do you have what it takes to tackle these villainous thrill rides?

Spring Breakout at Great Wolf Lodge

Time to celebrate the return of Spring!

Shake off the winter blues and spend quality bonding time together with a perfect spring getaway — guaranteed to be 84 degrees and not a cloud in our sky.

Top Golf Spring Break Academy

The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Register your child(ren) today!

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to


Summer is just around the corner!  What’s Up Fort Worth is already working on our Summer Camp Guide.  If you have a Summer Camp that you would like us to include in our Summer Camp Guide, please send details to

Announcing the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season

Announcing the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season


Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season Presented by PNC Bank


Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the nine shows coming to Fort Worth as a part of the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank.

“We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, patrons and community for their continued support as we celebrate 25 years of Bass Performance Hall this spring,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President & CEO Dione Kennedy. “The stellar lineup of shows in our 2023-2024 Broadway season sets the benchmark as we look ahead to the next 25 years.”

The season kicks off this summer with Disney’s FROZEN coming to the Hall in August, followed by a new play from Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, in September. Don’t lose your head, Fort Worth is making her-story with SIX in November; Embark on a whole new world of Broadway magic with Disney’s ALADDIN in January; It’s simply the best that TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now rolling on tour across North America and stops into Bass Hall in February; In June, HAMILTONmakes its return to Fort Worth; And finally – the 25th Anniversary Tour of the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will dance its way to Bass Hall in July, closing the 2023-2024 season. Previously announced, the 9-time Tony Award®-winning THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to the Hall as a Season Add-On, plus the new show you oughta know, JAGGED LITTLE PILL.

Broadway at the Bass season ticket packages start at $276.25. A four-installment payment plan is also available to both renewing and new season ticket holders. Season tickets can be renewed through March 24 online at and by phone at 817-212-4450. New season tickets will be available for purchase beginning April 11. Those interested in becoming season ticket holders can join the waitlist now at The Performing Arts Fort Worth (PAFW) box office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Renewing or joining the waitlist online is the quickest and easiest way to secure season tickets.

Tickets to individual shows in the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank are not available for purchase at this time. On-sale dates for individual tickets will be announced at a later date.


Disney’s FROZEN (August 10-20, 2023)

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” FROZEN features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar® winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Oscar® winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony® and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director), and Tony® winner Rob Ashford (choreographer) round out the creative team that has won a cumulative 16 Tony Awards®. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, FROZEN is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.


Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (September 26 – October 1, 2023)

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).


SIX (November 28 – December 3, 2023)

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

SIX won 23 awards in the 2021-2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic’s Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for!

The SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Broadway album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard cast album charts and surpassed 6 million streams in its first month.


Disney’s ALADDIN (January 31 – February 4, 2024)

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King and Frozen comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).


TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (February 6-11, 2024)


An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards® and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is written by Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.


HAMILTON (June 11-23, 2024)

This “theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history.” (The New York Times) HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.


MAMMA MIA! (July 9-14, 2024)

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago. For nearly 25 years, people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.


2023-2024 Broadway Season Add-Ons


THE BOOK OF MORMON (July 28-30, 2023)

Season Add-On The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.


JAGGED LITTLE PILL (September 15-17, 2023)

Season Add-On SOME SHOWS YOU SEE. THIS SHOW YOU FEEL. Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s worldchanging music. Directed by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 1776) with a Tony®-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy®-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times) You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at JAGGED LITTLE PILL.


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About Performing Arts Fort Worth

Celebrating 25 years of operation in 2023, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is a Fort Worth icon and nationally distinguished performing arts venue. Built entirely with private funds, the Hall’s mission is to serve as a permanent home to the major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premier venue for other attractions to enhance the range, quality and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region. Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall. Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates Bass Hall, also presents national touring Broadway productions under the Broadway at the Bass Series presented by PNC Bank, as well as intimate concerts, holiday specials and family entertainment in the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot-tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community

Loop 9 BBQ in Grand Prairie shakes up the DFW BBQ Scene

Loop 9 BBQ in Grand Prairie shakes up the DFW BBQ Scene

Loop 9 BBQ is Changing the BBQ Landscape of DFW

Loop 9 BBQ, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, is quickly becoming a staple in the Dallas/Fort Worth BBQ scene. With its mouthwatering meats and delicious sides, it’s not hard to see why. But what sets Loop 9 apart from other BBQ joints in the area is its unique approach to traditional BBQ dishes.

Loop 9’s menu features classic BBQ staples such as brisket, pulled pork, and ribs, but with a twist. For example, their brisket is dry-rubbed with a blend of spices, slow-smoked over hickory wood, and served with a unique, homemade BBQ sauce that sets it apart from the rest. The pulled pork is equally as impressive, with the meat being slow-roasted to perfection and topped with a tangy slaw. And their ribs? Well, they speak for themselves – fall-off-the-bone tender and coated in a sticky, sweet glaze.

But Loop 9 isn’t just about the meats. Their sides are equally as impressive, with standouts such as the jalapeno cornbread, mac and cheese, and baked beans. And for those who like to switch things up, Loop 9 also offers a variety of daily specials, such as smoked meatloaf and BBQ chicken pizza.

What really sets Loop 9 apart from other BBQ joints is their commitment to using locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. The restaurant sources all of its meats from Texas-based producers, ensuring that each and every bite is fresh and delicious. And their sides are made from scratch, using only the finest, freshest ingredients.

The atmosphere at Loop 9 is just as unique as its menu. The restaurant has a laid-back, casual vibe, making it the perfect spot for a family meal, a night out with friends, or a date. The friendly staff is always on hand to offer recommendations and ensure that diners have a great experience.

In conclusion, Loop 9 BBQ is shaking up the Dallas/Fort Worth BBQ scene with its unique approach to traditional BBQ dishes and commitment to using locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. Whether you’re a BBQ fan or not, this Grand Prairie restaurant is a must-visit for anyone looking for a new dining experience. So grab a plate and get ready for some of the best BBQ you’ve ever had!

More details on Loop 9 BBQ can be found here:

Wake Up Fort Worth!

Wake Up Fort Worth!

Coffee Hang-Outs in Cowtown

There is no shortage of coffee and breakfast hang-outs in Fort Worth.  Here are some of the best coffee  and breakfast stops in Fort Worth, each offering their own unique atmosphere, menu, and style.

Avoca Coffee Roasters

Avoca Coffee Roasters

Near Southside / West 7th Street / Stockyards

Avoca Coffee Roasters is a well-respected coffee shop with three locations in Fort Worth. With a focus on high-quality coffee and ethical sourcing, Avoca has made a name for itself since it was founded in 2011. The flagship location is situated in the Near Southside neighborhood and is housed in a beautifully restored historic building. One of Avoca’s standout features is their in-house coffee roasting, which ensures that the coffee is always fresh and of the highest quality. 

See Avoca’s Website

Buon Giorno Coffee

Buon Giorno Coffee

Downtown Fort Worth / Grapevine

Buon Giorno Coffee is a family-owned and operated coffee shop that has been a Fort Worth staple for over a decade. They use a traditional Italian roasting style that produces a rich and complex coffee that’s full of flavor. The espresso drinks are especially noteworthy, and the cappuccino is a crowd favorite. Buon Giorno offers a selection of Italian pastries, including croissants, muffins, and biscotti, as well as savory items like breakfast sandwiches, paninis, and quiches.

See Buon Giorno’s Website



Near Southside

Brewed is a unique coffee shop located in the Near Southside neighborhood that offers a blend of coffee and beer, making it a popular spot for brunch and happy hour. They use coffee from Avoca Coffee Roasters, which is roasted just a few blocks away. The seasonal drink menu is one of Brewed’s standout features, featuring unique drinks that incorporate seasonal flavors, such as the “Campfire Mocha” and the “Peachy Keen.”

See Brewed’s Website

Paris Coffee Shop

Paris Coffee Shop

Near Southside

Paris Coffee Shop is a historic breakfast establishment in the Near Southside area of Fort Worth.  They have been serving up classic American comfort food for over 90 years. The restaurant’s interior has a cozy, vintage atmosphere that transports diners to a bygone era. The menu features popular breakfast items such as pancakes, waffles, and eggs benedict, as well as hearty dishes like burgers, sandwiches, and chicken-fried steak. Customers rave about the friendly service and the generous portions. The restaurant has become a local institution, and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely breakfast or a satisfying lunch, Paris Coffee Shop has something for everyone. Stop by and experience a taste of history on Magnolia Avenue in the heart of Near Southside.

See Paris Coffee Shop’s Website

Montgomery Street Café

Cultural District

Montgomery Street Cafe is a cozy diner located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas. The cafe’s unassuming exterior gives way to a warm and inviting interior, complete a retro-style counter. The menu features classic American comfort food, including breakfast staples like pancakes, eggs, and biscuits and gravy, as well as sandwiches, burgers, and salads for lunch. The cafe’s friendly staff and laid-back atmosphere make it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Be sure to try one of their famous cinnamon rolls, which are made fresh daily and always in high demand. If you’re in the mood for a casual, satisfying meal in a welcoming environment, Montgomery Street Cafe fits the bill.

See Montgomery Street Cafe’s Website

Pearl Snap Kolaches

Pearl Snap Kolaches

On White Settlement Rd.

Pearl Snap Kolaches is a charming, locally owned bakery, known for its delectable kolaches. The bakery’s menu includes a wide variety of kolaches, from traditional flavors like sausage and cheese to unique combinations like bacon, mac and cheese, and cream cheese and jalapeño. They also offer breakfast tacos, coffee, and other baked goods like cinnamon rolls and croissants. One of the best kept secrets about Pearl Snap is their mouth-watering burgers.  The staff is friendly and welcoming, making Pearl Snap Kolaches a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack any time of day.  Take a dozen kolaches to your next meeting, and you are sure to be a hit!

See Pearl Snap Kolaches’ Website



West 7th Street / TCU

Ampersand is a popular coffee shop located in the  TCU and West 7th neighborhoods. The space is bright and welcoming, with plenty of natural light and a chic and modern decor. They offer a variety of coffee drinks, including pour-overs, drip, and espresso-based drinks, as well as a selection of tea and kombucha.

See Ampersand’s Website

Roots Coffeehouse

Roots Coffeehouse

Near Southside (2) / North Richland Hills / Camp Bowie District /

Roots Coffeehouse is a cozy and inviting coffee shop with 3 locations. They offer a variety of coffee drinks, including pour-overs, drip, and espresso-based drinks, as well as a selection of tea and pastries. The space is cozy and inviting, with plenty of seating options to suit your mood.

See Roots Coffeehouse Website

The Black Rooster Bakery

The Black Rooster Bakery

Camp Bowie District / White Settlement

The Black Rooster is a coffee shop and roastery with locations on Camp Bowie Blvd and White Settlement. They use only high-quality, single-origin beans and roast them in small batches to ensure optimal freshness and flavor. They offer a variety of coffee drinks, including pour-overs, drip, and espresso-based drinks, as well as a selection of tea and pastries.

See The Black Rooster Bakery’s Website

Summer Moon

Summer Moon

West 7th Street / South Main Village in Near Southside

Summer Moon Wood-Fired Coffee is a unique coffee shop that originated in Austin, Texas and has since expanded to locations in Fort Worth and beyond. Summer Moon’s signature feature is their wood-fired coffee roasting, which imparts a unique flavor to their coffee that you won’t find anywhere else. The interior of the Fort Worth location is rustic and cozy, with plenty of seating options to choose from. In addition to coffee, they offer a selection of pastries and breakfast tacos.

See Summer Moon’s Website

Casa Azul

Casa Azul

Near Fort Worth Stockyards

Casa Azul is a colorful and vibrant coffee shop located near the Fort Worth Stockyards.. The space is decorated with bright and playful murals, and the menu is equally lively. In addition to classic coffee drinks, they offer unique and inventive drinks such as the “Lavender Latte” and the “Tangerine Mocha.” The food menu includes items such as avocado toast, breakfast tacos, and a variety of sweet and savory pastries. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your coffee on a sunny day.

See Casa Azul’s Website

Fort Worth Coffee Co.

Fort Worth Coffee Co.

Camp Bowie District

Fort Worth Coffee Co. is a beloved coffee shop located in the Fort is a coffeehouse in the  front and workspace in the back. This quaint and inviting establishment is known for its exceptional coffee, warm and friendly staff, and cozy atmosphere. The shop sources their beans from local roasters, creating unique and fresh blends for their customers to enjoy. In addition to their delicious coffee, Fort Worth Coffee Co. also offers a selection of pastries and light bites to pair with your beverage of choice. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and catch up with friends or get some work done, Fort Worth Coffee Co. is the perfect spot to enjoy a quality cup of coffee.

See Fort Worth Coffee Co’s Website

Sons of Liberty

Sons of Liberty

Downtown Fort Worth (Lancaster Ave)

Sons of Liberty Coffee is a specialty coffee shop located on Lancaster Ave, near downtown Fort Worth. Known for its unique and delicious coffee blends, this family-owned and operated shop offers a variety of high-quality, freshly roasted beans from around the world. Sons of Liberty Coffee’s philosophy centers around supporting American small businesses, and they showcase a selection of American-made products in their shop. The inviting atmosphere of the shop is perfect for coffee lovers looking for a relaxed environment to savor their favorite beverage. Whether you’re looking for a quick cup of coffee to-go or a cozy spot to work or hang out, Sons of Liberty Coffee is worth a visit.

See Sons of Liberty’s Website

Ascension Coffee

Ascension Coffee

Cultural District

Ascension Coffee is a popular coffee shop in Fort Worth, Texas, known for its high-quality coffee and comfortable atmosphere. The shop offers a wide selection of coffee drinks, including pour-over, espresso, and cold brew, all made with top-notch beans sourced from around the world. The menu also includes a variety of tea, pastries, and light breakfast and lunch options. The shop’s interior is chic and inviting, with plenty of seating for those who want to work or socialize. Ascension Coffee also has a retail section where customers can purchase coffee beans, brewing equipment, and merchandise. It’s a must-visit for coffee lovers in Fort Worth.

See Ascension’s Website

Cherry Coffee Shop

Cherry Coffee Shop

Near Southside

Cherry Coffee Shop is a cozy and trendy coffee spot located in Near Southside. Cherry Coffee Shop is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.  This shop offers a wide range of coffee and tea drinks, along with delicious pastries and light bites. The coffee is brewed using beans from local roasters, which makes for a delicious and unique cup of coffee. The ambiance is designed to make you feel right at home, with plenty of natural light, plants, and warm wooden accents. Whether you’re stopping in for a quick caffeine fix or looking for a spot to relax and unwind, you’ll be happy that you found Cherry Coffee Shop.

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Crude Coffee Bar

Crude Coffee Bar

Near Southside’s South Main Village

Crude Coffee Shop is a trendy and popular coffee spot located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. This shop is known for its unique and delicious coffee drinks, made using a proprietary blend of beans sourced from around the world. The menu also includes tea, pastries, and light bites, all of which are made using high-quality ingredients. The interior is modern and sleek, with plenty of seating for customers who want to work, study, or socialize. In addition, Crude Coffee Shop has a retail section where customers can purchase beans, brewing equipment, and merchandise. Overall, it’s a must-visit destination for coffee lovers in Fort Worth.

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Vaquero Coffee

Vaquero Coffee

Downtown Fort Worth

Vaquero Coffee opened in 2018 and is located inside the rear portion of the historic Joe Diaches Credit Jeweler building downtown, at the corner of W. Weatherford Street and Houston Street.  The goal of Vaquero Coffee Company is to provide a superior alternative to the corporate coffee chains at an equal or better price.  Owners Christopher Rushing and Jonathan Heath have been serving quality interpretations of classic drinks as well as daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of coffee, such as their signature Horchata Latte or our mesquite smoked espresso shot, the Sid Richardson!

Vaquero Coffee Company’s interior, designed by Jonathan Heath, reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Fort Worth’s storied past. The cozy space offers the choice to observe passers-by in the glass-encased store-front, lounge in two, deep comfortable leather couches, or watch the art of being a barista as it occurs in the openly-viewed espresso bar.

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White Rhino Coffee

White Rhino Coffee

Near Southside

White Rhino Coffee Shop, in Near Southside, is a trendy and modern coffee shop that offers a unique and eclectic atmosphere. The shop is adorned with rustic and industrial decor, including a chandelier made from coffee cups and repurposed wood accents. Their menu features a variety of coffee drinks, including drip coffee, espresso, and specialty lattes, as well as a selection of teas and pastries. They also offer a small selection of sandwiches and salads for a quick bite to eat. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to make recommendations and ensure each customer has a pleasant experience. White Rhino Coffee Shop has 9 locations across DFW so you’re sure to find one in your part of town.

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Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a hot drink, Fort Worth has plenty of coffee shops to explore. From the wood-fired coffee of Summer Moon to the cozy and warm ambiance of Brewed, each coffee shop offers a unique experience that is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and energized. So next time you need a splash of caffeine, be sure to check out these and other coffee shops to see what makes each one special.

Valentines Day 2023 in Fort Worth

Valentines Day 2023 in Fort Worth


The History of Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. 

At the time of Valentine’s life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying.  St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.  200 years later, February 14th was proclaimed St Valentine’s Day

This year we officially celebrate our Loves on a Tuesday.  Don’t wait till Tuesday!  Here is a list of great date night experiences to celebrate Love in Fort Worth, either before or after February 14th.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  We LOVE Fort Worth!


Billy Bob’s Texas

Before Valentine’s Day, February 10th & 11th 

Ashley McBride & Wade Bowen

After Valentine’s Day, February 17th & 18th

Clay Walker & Michael Salgado with Jay Perez

You can’t go wrong when you treat your Valentine to a night of live music and dancing at Billy Bob’s Texas. 


Tannehill’s Tavern & Music Hall

Before Valentine’s Day, February 10th & 11th 

Los Lonely Boys & The Mavericks

After Valentine’s Day, February 17th & 18th

Rumours Fleetwood Mac Tribute & Muscadine Bloodline

Valentine’s is a great time to check out Fort Worth’s newest live concert venue. 


Sundance Square

Bass on Broadway presents Pretty Woman, The Musical

February 7th – 12th

Bass Performance Hall

The weekend before Valentine’s Day you can celebrate at Bass Hall with the musical Pretty Woman. If you are ready to fall in love all over again, Pretty Woman will lift your spirits and light up your heart.–events/2022-2023-pafw-season/22-23-broadway-at-the-bass/pretty-woman/ 


FWSO presents An Evening of Brahm

Van Cliburn Hall at TCU

February 11th

This one-night-only special concert will be conducted by newly-appointed Principal Guest Conductor Kevin John Edusei in the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at Texas Christian University. 


Scat Jazz Lounge Concert on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Soiree with Shelley Carrol 

Tuesday, February 14th:

THE coolest and most romantic way to spend Valentines Day is in the oh-so-cozy Scat Jazz Lounge. Take in the the talents of Shelley Carrol while sipping on a classic cocktail. A rose for the lady is included to make the night just right. It’s a Valentines Day Soiree!



Stolen Shakespeare League

February 10th – March 5th

Sanders Theatre at Arts Fort Worth

Stolen Shakespeare Guild, Fort Worth’s classical theater company, presents the Stolen Shakespeare Festival 2023 featuring A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare and THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare. The festival is directed by Lauren and Jason Morgan with Jule Nelson-Duac.


Reid Cabaret at Casa Manana presents The Music of Ray Charles

February 7th – 18th 

Join us for Unchain My Heart: The Music of Ray Charles. Often called the “Genius,” Ray Charles pioneered the genre of soul music during the 1950s, combining blues, gospel, R&B, rock, country music and jazz to create groundbreaking hits such as “Unchain My Heart,” “I’ve Got a Woman” and “What I’d Say.”


Cliburn Concert Series with J’Nai Bridges

Friday, February 11th 

The Post at River East

A flashy Cliburn Concerts debut, without a doubt: J’Nai Bridges comes to Fort Worth fresh off a 2022 Grammy win for her recording of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera. She’s known for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) and has been heralded as “a rising star” (Los Angeles Times); she’s graced the world’s top stages in repertoire ranging from traditional favorites to world premieres to spirituals and standards. The American mezzo-soprano sold out her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut. She’s performed at the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie, and Tanglewood Festival; with the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dutch National Operas; and with the National, BBC, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the last with Yo-Yo Ma. And now a handful of lucky Fort Worth patrons will get to hear her excellence in two intimate concerts, one at the Kimbell, one at The Post.


WEST Fort Worth

Buddy Whittington & the Second Bananas at Magnolia Motor Lounge

FREE Concert

Tuesday, February 14th 



Ballet Frontier presents Carmen & More

IM Terrell Performing Arts Center Auditorium

February 18th & 19th  

Join Ballet Frontier this Valentine’s Day for the fiery romance of Carmen! Our production of Carmen is in collaboration with the University of Utah and performed in honor of Margo Dean.

In addition to Carmen, Ballet Frontier will present a brand new contemporary work by Lee Wei Chao, Variations on a Rococo Theme by Artistic Director Chung Lin Tseng, and the spicy ballet Paquita!



Saxophonist Vandell Andrew LIVE!

Ridglea Theatre

Saturday, February 11th

Join Saxophonist Vandell Andrew live in concert with his AMAZING full band! This will be a SPECIAL night that you don’t want to miss!

Doors will open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm 



Fat Daddy’s

Pre-Valentine Weekend Concerts at Fat Daddy’s Mansfield

Friday, February 10th: Velcro Pygmies

Saturday, February 11th: Dallas Boston Experience with Breaking Bad Co.

Post-Valentine Weekend Concerts at Fat Daddy’s Mansfield

Friday, February 17th: Even it Up with Burning Sky Band

Saturday, February 18th: Back in Black with Poisoness 



Arlington Music Hall

An Evening with JD Souther

Saturday, February 17th 

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee JD Souther is “one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation,” writes Interview Magazine. “Raised on a steady diet of big band and jazz during his childhood, Souther has routinely returned to that music— as well as the genius songwriters of the early 20th century (Gershwin, Cole Porter)—for inspiration. On his latest studio album, Tenderness, Souther combines these musical threads, striking a perfect balance between understated jazz and the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work.”


Timeless Concerts presents Valentines Special!

Two concert dates available! 

Saturday February 11, 8:00pm &

Saturday, February 18, 8:00pm

FEBRUARY 11 (HOLT HICKMAN CENTER): Our February concert includes: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, violist Tim Angel, cellist Oliver Schlaffer, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Sabrina Romero-Wilson, tenor Sergio Cepeda, and newcomer soprano Youna Hartgraves. We will have a concert hour of variety from instrumental tangos and Latin songs to the classics of Europe, great Italian songs to favorites from musicals, plus previews of upcoming concerts! Complimentary wine, soft soft drinks and snacks provided. BYOB accepted! Pianist Erik Barnes will be there to make the post-concert party special, taking your musical requests! 


FEBRUARY 18 (GRACIE LANE): Our February concert includes: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Oliver Schlaffer, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Sabrina Romero-Wilson, tenor Sergio Cepeda, and newcomer soprano Youna Hartgraves. We will have a concert hour of variety from instrumental tangos and Latin songs to the classics of Europe, great Italian songs to favorites from musicals, plus previews of upcoming concerts! Complimentary wine, soft drinks and snacks provided. 



Need More LIVE MUSIC Options for the Valentine Weekend or any other time?


Valentine Dining Options in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Stockyards 

Sundance Square


Downtown Arlington

Camp Bowie District 

Near Southside