GM Financial Parade of Lights

GM Financial Parade of Lights

GM FINANCIAL PARADE OF LIGHTS RETURNS LIVE TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR THE 39th YEAR ON NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Tickets for reserved “Street Seats” on sale now; float applications are being accepted until October 15

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2021) – The GM Financial Parade of Lights will illuminate the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for the 39th year on Sunday, November 21, at 6 p.m. This year’s “Making Spirits Bright”-themed parade will mark the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with holiday decor and over half a million sparkling lights. Reserved “Street Seats” are available for purchase now starting at $15 here: www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/parade-information/street-seats/.

What began in 1983 with a crowd of only 25,000 spectators and 25 floats has grown to become Fort Worth’s most beloved holiday tradition and Texas’ largest illuminated holiday procession. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the Parade took place inside the Fort Worth Convention Center in front of a virtual audience, but garnered an Emmy nomination for its live broadcast on KTXA-TV and Facebook.

In 2021, North Texas families can once again gather to experience the melodies of energetic marching bands, 100+ professionally designed floats, sparkling antique cars, precision equestrian units, festive horse-drawn carriages, and carolers spreading holiday cheer along the parade route. The night will conclude with Santa and Mrs. Claus appearing on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float.

“Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII) first produced the Parade of Lights to showcase the rich culture and community of Downtown Fort Worth,” said Nina Petty, chair of DFWII’s Festivals and Events Committee. “39 years later, this mission stands true, and we are thrilled to bring this tradition back to the streets of Downtown and do our part to ‘make spirits bright’ for our beloved community.”

There are many opportunities to participate in the 2021 GM Financial Parade of Lights:

  • Reserve “Street Seats”: While the parade is free and open-to-the-public, attendees can get the most illuminating experience by purchasing reserved tickets, or “Street Seats,” in advance. Tickets start at $15 and are available for purchase now. To view all reserved seating options and discounted packaged ticket prices, visit: www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/Parade-Info/Street-Seats/
  • Enter a Float: Applications are open until October 15 for those interested in entering a float in the 2021 parade. Entry forms and rates can be found at www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/participate
  • Volunteer: Hundreds of volunteers are what make the parade a success year-after-year, with opportunities available in hospitality, merchandise sales, stand and seating attendants, staging areas, entry check-in, and more. Volunteers can sign up online here: www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/participate/volunteer/
  • Become a Sponsor: As a 501c (3) non-profit organization, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. seeks the support of corporate sponsors and partners to help maintain the free and high-quality production of the parade for the Fort Worth community. Sponsorship opportunities, levels and benefits can be found online, here: www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/Sponsors.

The official hashtag for the 2021 GM Financial Parade of Lights is #ParadeOfLights2021. For the latest updates on the 39th annual GM Financial Parade of Lights, visit the Parade of Lights:

ABOUT THE GM FINANCIAL PARADE OF LIGHTS
Celebrating its 39th year in 2021, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will take place on Sunday, November 21, and feature more than 100 illuminated floats marching down a 1.59-mile parade route in Downtown Fort Worth. Event producers Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. first staged the parade in 1983 as a means to help shift perceptions of the Central Business District. It has since grown to become one of the largest illuminated parades in the U.S. with nearly 100 entries and thousands in attendance. 2021 parade sponsors include title sponsor GM Financial, Bell, Tarrant County College, Karen and Larry Anfin, Atmos Energy, City Center Fort Worth, Visit Fort Worth, Hear Fort Worth, 95.9 The Ranch, and 92.1 Hank FM. For more information, visit www.FortWorthParadeofLights.org.

ABOUT GM FINANCIAL
General Motors Financial Company, Inc. is the wholly-owned captive finance subsidiary of General Motors Company and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. To learn more about career opportunities at GM Financial, visit www.gmfinancial.com/careers. For more information on the company, visit www.gmfinancial.com.

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HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS TO HOST LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN STOCKYARDS STYLE 

Three Rodeos, Live Music, and Lawn Party

Presented by Shiner, Plus Much More!

The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will host a Labor Day celebration from Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, 2021, bringing locals and visitors together for four days of live music, giveaways, craft beverages, rodeos, and more! In celebration of Shiner Beer’s newest lager, 1909, the Stockyards is hosting a lawn party featuring lawn games, plenty of shade to relax, and $4 draft beers throughout the entire weekend.

The weekend will feature rodeos each night, including the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, the world’s only year-round rodeo, happening on Friday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m. with free admission for kids; Cavendar’s Turquoise Trophy PRCA Rodeo on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.; and a Labor Day Sunday Matinee Rodeo presented by American Hat Co. at 2 p.m., all taking place at the Cowtown Coliseum. The rodeos are perfect for guests looking for an authentic Western cowboy experience on Labor Day weekend. 

To add to the Labor Day weekend festivities, there will be live music all weekend, featuring Squeeze Box Bandits, Aurora Bleu, Dexter Rowe Band, and others. For more information and performance times, visit fortworthstockyards.org.

Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6, 2021            

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131 E Exchange Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76164   

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“To minimize impacts to surrounding airfield businesses and customers, the air show will adopt a format that shifts guests from the ramp to the parking area. Guests will park on the east side of Fort Worth Alliance Airport – with one space for the vehicle and the adjoining space to picnic and play. There are additional options for photographers and seating with a buffet lunch. We’ve added the Landing Zone, a 1.5-acre area full of exciting ground attractions, activities and exhibits for all ages,” said Christina Carey, director of special projects for Alliance Air Productions, producer of the event and a nonprofit organization created by Hillwood.

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    • The APHA “All Day Breakaway” roping competition will take place on Sunday, August 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Cowtown Coliseum. This APHA series is committed to the growth of the sport and spirit of competition, featuring hundreds of the finest riders in the region! 
    • On Sunday, August 15th beginning at 9:00 a.m., APHA will host “Bustin Out The Barrels” barrel racing at the Cowtown Coliseum where there is “no speed limit on Sunday in the Stockyards,” this event is a perfect way for families to spend their Sunday morning.  

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS  (July 26, 2021) – The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce retail emporium Flea Style will be expanding with a store opening in Mule Alley in fall 2021. Known for supporting unique style and small businesses, the Mule Alley location of Flea Style will offer a similar experience for shoppers, including retail items such as local goods, artisan clothing, jewelry, home decor, custom hats, and western-influenced pieces for the local customer.

 Originally an outdoor pop-up flea market called The Dallas Flea founded by Brittany Cobb in 2009, Flea Style will open its third retail store in Mule Alley featuring custom collaborations between makers, rare finds that Cobb sources around the globe, including clothing, jewelry, home decor, hats, and unique western wear. 

“We’re so excited to expand to Cowtown,” says Brittany Cobb, CEO and founder, who sprinkles her personal flea market finds throughout the stores monthly. “With the success of our Wide Brim concept store in Hotel Drover and our Stetson hat collection, we know Mule Alley is the perfect location to bring our retail and restaurant brands and cannot wait to swing open our doors.”

The 3,400-square-foot space will also house their biggest hat bar to date, slinging their private label Stetson collection as well as colorful vegan options and a huge assortment of unique accents for customers to make bespoke hats. A mini version of their full-fledged restaurant Heirloom Haul will also sit inside offering specialty sips such as their best-selling frosé and signature lattes for guests to enjoy in-store or while walking around the Mule Alley district. 

“Flea Style completes our tenant mix of western wear brands that are available at Mule Alley and cements our status as the only place that visitors can find an unparalleled, curated retail experience,” says Fort Worth Heritage Development Co. Team Leader Design and Development Kayla Wilkie. “Flea Style customers travel far and wide to experience Cobb’s unique mix, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to offer that to Fort Worth locals and Stockyards tourists alike.”

Flea Style will join Mule Alley’s open tenants, including Marriott Autograph Collection resort Hotel Drover, Provender Hall, Sidesaddle Saloon, Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, American Paint Horse Association’s flagship experience, Biscuit Bar, Cowtown Winery, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, Proper Supply Co., and Simpli.fi national headquarters. Mule Alley will soon welcome additional retail and restaurants, including Second Rodeo Brewing Co., Avoca Coffee, two new restaurant concepts from Chef Tim Love, and MELT Ice Creams. 

Flea Style is located at 128 E Exchange Ave and will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit fleastyle.com and follow on Instagram @fleastyle.

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15th annual Riscky’s BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

15th annual Riscky’s BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

RISCKY’S BBQ 15TH ANNUAL RIB-EATING CONTEST TO BE HELD IN FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS ON JULY 24, 2021

The famous rib-eating battle is part of the National Day of the American Cowboy festivities

WHAT:  

Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting its 15th annual rib-eating contest on Saturday, July 24 (2021), in tandem with a series of celebratory events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy.

WHO: 

Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend for the past 94 years, will challenge 30 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in just 60 seconds. The top qualifiers will then go head-to-head for a grand prize valued at $500, a second-place prize valued at $250, and a third-place prize valued at $100. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and giveaways and prizes will be offered. Participants must be 18 years or older.

WHY: 

Voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy magazine, Fort Worth’s National Day of the American Cowboy celebration has become a time-honored tradition in the Fort Worth Stockyards. This year, the event is expected to draw more than 25,000 attendees, with family-friendly activities taking place all day, including a Western parade, armadillo races, cow milking, petting zoo, horseback riding, face painting, live music, Legends of Texas gunfight show, the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive, Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, and much more.

WHEN: 

Saturday, July 24
• 11 a.m. – Rib-eating contest begins
• Noon – Top qualifiers compete in finals

HOW:

All participants must pay a $10 entry fee at-the-door on the day of the event. 

Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve (30 participants max).  

WHERE:  

Riscky’s BBQ
Fort Worth Stockyards Station
140 East Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

ABOUT RISCKY’S
Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue near the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership. Over the past 94 years, Riscky’s has expanded and evolved into three full-service Riscky’s Barbeque restaurants, three quick-casual Riscky’s BBQ & Deli restaurants, the fine dining Riscky’s Steakhouse, Trailboss Burgers, a full-service catering department, and a retail sales division.  For more information, call (817) 624-8662 or visit Riscky’s:
• On the web: www.Risckys.com
• On Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Risckys
• On Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RisckysBBQ

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GM Financial Parade of Lights

GM FINANCIAL PARADE OF LIGHTS RETURNS LIVE TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR THE 39th YEAR ON NOVEMBER 21, 2021 Tickets for reserved “Street Seats” on sale now; float applications are being accepted until October 15 FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2021) – The GM Financial...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kimbell

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the Kimbell Art Museum will offer a selection of programs celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and Spanish-speaking communities. Visitors can participate in on-site and virtual...

Blake Shelton Celebrates Local “Hero”

Shelton Surprises Katie Lesikar with Front Row Tickets, Prize PackFORT WORTH, TX – Sept. 1– Inspired by the name and mission of his tour, award-winning entertainer Blake Shelton made it his goal to identify a special community member on each stop of the Friends And...

Fort Worth Stockyards Host Labor Day Celebration Stockyards Style

HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS TO HOST LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN STOCKYARDS STYLE  Three Rodeos, Live Music, and Lawn Party Presented by Shiner, Plus Much More! The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will host a Labor Day celebration from Friday, September 3...

U.S. Navy Blue Angels Will Debut Their F/A-18 Super Hornets at Air Show

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (Aug. 23, 2021) – The renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels will soar through the North Texas skies at the 31st Anniversary of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 23- 24 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. The air show is taking on a hybrid model this...

¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 24, 2021) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites guests to ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage, from Sept. 15 through Nov. 7, including artistic performances and exhibitions,...

Downtown Cowtown at Isis

FROM DILAPIDATED TO REJUVENATED: HISTORIC THEATER IN FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS TO AUDIENCES AFTER 30 YEARSNewly renovated Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater announces its first live family-friendly event (Fort Worth, TX, May 11, 2021) --...

Gymnastics Tour

Simone! Jade! MyKayla! Jordan! Grace! Simone Biles and Teammates Headline Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour Landing in Fort Worth on OctoberFRISCO, TX (August 19, 2021) – Straight from the world stage, the best gymnasts in the U.S. featuring the most decorated...

Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series Tickets on Sale Friday, August 13!FORT WORTH, Texas (August 9, 2021) – Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the...

Willie Nelson at Billy Bob’s in November!

Willie Nelson – November 20, 2021 Country music legend, Willie Nelson will take the stage on Saturday, November 20th. A friend of Billy Bob’s since the very beginning, Willie will return for his 58th show at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. His first show took place on...