Summer Camp List 2021

Summer Camp List 2021

What’s Up Fort Worth wants you and your family to stay healthy and safe.
We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for camps this summer and make sure that you are comfortable with how a specific camp of interest is addressing those guidelines.
Check camp websites regularly for any updates to camp schedules and/or specific policies and guidelines.

Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp provides kids ages 3 to 10 an opportunity to explore the Zoo and learn about animals in a fun, structured environment. We connect kids to wildlife through meaningful and memorable experiences in the Zoo and in the outdoors. Zoo Camp provides a community where campers can make new friends, grow in confidence, connect with wildlife and play outside.

For More Zoo Camp Information: https://www.fortworthzoo.org/summer-zoo-camp

Camp Fort Worth

School may be out, but the fun and learning doesn’t have to stop. Enroll your children in Camp Fort Worth and let them discover new skills and friendships.

The Camp Fort Worth program is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5 to 13. Each day promises nonstop fun and excitement.

7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

June 28-Aug. 6, 2021

(No camp Monday, July 5, 2021)

Camp is $35 per week, or $175 for all six weeks, if paid in full at registration. Scholarships are available, for a cost of $25 per week or $125 for all six weeks, if paid in full.

Each camper will participate in the research-based reading curriculum with 45 minutes of intentional and measurable instruction based on best practices provided by a trained Literacy Support Specialist. 

https://fortworthtexas.gov/camp/

Stage West Summer Theatre Camps and Conservatory

Stage West offers the following experiences for new-to-theatre and seasoned youths:
Musical Theatre (June 21-25), Puppetry, and Improv (June 28-July 2) for those aged 8-12.

The Summer Conservatory (July 7-30) is a three-week innovative program offering teenagers (12-18) a chance to study and create all aspects of theatre through the mentorship of professional artists. This program culminates in a world premiere production.

Info at: stagewest.org/education

Topgolf Summer Academy

Topgolf Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer 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.

https://topgolf.com/us/play/kidzone/summer-academy

Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps

Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps, located at Texas Christian University, are dedicated to providing a basketball camp experience that is educational, instructional and fun!

Led by Texas Christian University Men’s Basketball coaches and players, campers will be introduced to the same mechanics and drills used with our collegiate athletes. Our coaches will share their passion for the sport of basketball in a supportive atmosphere with students of all ages and ability levels.

https://info.abcsportscamps.com/tcubasketball

Art Camp & Art Study at The Modern Art Museum

ART CAMP
These are camps for kids who love art! Here, young artists can find a home with the Modern’s interactive online alternative to our long-running and ever-popular Art Camp at the Modern. This summer’s Art Camp at home is a place for young art enthusiasts to gather and get to know each other online, while working with real artists to discover new ideas about specific works of art from the Modern’s permanent collection. As if that weren’t enough, the whole experience culminates with a virtual exhibition of camper creations. Virtual classroom space is limited to 20. Registration is required.

https://31150.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=300

ART STUDY
Serious teen artists looking for camaraderie and curious about new ways to think about art come together in this week-long interactive online alternative to the Modern’s Summer Art Study program. Art Study at home participants work closely with an the on view MODERN BILLINGS artist, Carlos Donjuan and the Sour Grapes Crew to discuss ideas prompted by a variety of investigations including their billboards and the Modern’s permanent collection. They will ultimately create work that reflects their personal discoveries throughout this enlightening and invigorating week of learning, sharing, and making. Art Study culminates in a design collaboration with Donjuan and Sour Grapes Crew for a future community engagement program.
Virtual classroom space is limited to 12. Registration is required.
https://31150.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=300

TCU Fine Arts Summer Camps-Music

TCU welcomes back in-person music camps and workshops this summer! Although most of the events are on-campus and in-person, we will continue to follow TCU’s COVID-19 protocols and maintain social distancing while wearing masks to keep everyone healthy and safe. Due to TCU’s COVID-19 protocols, overnight accommodations are not available this summer – all on-campus camps and workshops will be day-only events. 

Please see below for registration information and continue to check this web page for updates and further information.

Please visit this page for additional updates and information.

https://finearts.tcu.edu/music/events-and-programs/summer-camps/

Other TCU athletic camps

Additional camps range from baseball to football and indoor tennis

https://gofrogs.com/sports/2018/7/13/camps-tcu-camps-home-html.aspx

Camp Fire First Texas

Camp Fire day and overnight camps inspire boys & girls to let their curiosity be their guide – to nature, their world and what they can accomplish! Age-appropriate activities develop confidence in our campers while they build new skills and make new friends. The wide range of activities create opportunities that show each camper they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.

https://www.campfirefw.org/youth/camps/

Summer Arts Camps with Texas Center for Arts +Academics

Whether your child is new to the world of arts training or is a seasoned art student, your camper will grow and learn and have fun doing it! Highly qualified instructors will guide children toward their full potential as they develop their skills in one or more areas of the arts. Exposure to the arts can help shape children’s views of the world and their place in it, contributing to an arts culture that is self-sustaining, empathetic, and powerful.
Texas Center for Arts & Academics offers Summer Camps for  ART STUDIO, CREATIVE ARTS, MUSIC INTENSIVE, and DANCE INTENSIVE.

https://www.artsacademics.org/summer/summer

Summer Adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center

Summer Adventure Classes at the Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore our natural world. A variety of programs offer an interactive, engaging way to learn about wildlife, ecology and the environment.

https://riverlegacy.org/summer-classes

Camp Casa Jr.

Camp Casa Junior – One-week camp for 4-8 year-olds! Learn music, dance, drama, and theatre crafts in a fun, no-pressure, creative environment, with classes taught by seasoned theatre and education professionals. Your child will learn creative expression using their voice, body, and imagination. On the last day of camp, families will be invited to attend a final presentation of what has been learned.

*Play Early and Stay Late options are available for campers who need to be dropped off before 8:45 a.m. or picked up after 4:10 p.m. Play Early is available for Session 1 a.m. and Session 2.  Stay Late is available for Session 1 p.m. and Session 2. The cost of each is $35 for the week.

http://www.casamanana.org/musical-theatre-acting-and-dance-classes/camp-casa-jr-2021/

Camp Casa

Camp Casa is a two-week musical theatre summer camp for ages 8 – 14 and open to all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished young professionals. Campers will receive training from seasoned theatre and education professionals in acting, singing, and dancing as they rehearse a musical. Instructors focus on giving your camper the skills they need to succeed on and off the stage.

Session 1: June 28-July 9 (Performances the weekend of July 9-11)

Session 2: July 12-23 (Performances the weekend of July 23-25)

http://www.casamanana.org/musical-theatre-acting-and-dance-classes/camp-casa-2021/

Kids Who Care Summer Camps

Kids from across Texas, the US, and abroad come to Kids Who Care’s unique musical theatre camps. By creating a summer performance experience for young artists in a professional venue, kids are exposed to the real life process of musical theatre & leadership. From the audition to opening night, KWC creates a powerful, life-changing experience.  Camps & classes for all ages and experience levels, from masterclasses with top theatre professionals, to fun camps that require no prior training.4-18 year olds

http://www.kidswhocare.org/camps/

Theatre Arlington Summer Camps

Choose from four summer camp opportunities:

Musical Theatre Summer Camp

Musical Theatre Kids I

Adventures in Summer Camp

Musical Theatre Kids II

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#summercamp

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/66151164/20210521080000

Theatre Arlington Summer Camps

Choose from four summer camp opportunities:

Musical Theatre Summer Camp

Musical Theatre Kids I

Adventures in Summer Camp

Musical Theatre Kids II

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#summercamp

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/66151164/20210521080000

Bass Performance Hall Camps

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Performing Arts Fort Worth continues to discuss the feasibility of hosting the 2021 CEP High School All-State Choral, High School Percussion and Middle School Choral Camps. We will make an announcement in the near future. Check link below.

https://www.basshall.com/childrens-education-program/summer-camps/

Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles Summer Classes

Tad-Poles gives  students (ages 10 to adult) the opportunity to “Walk Tall” as they  dance, do acrobatics, and entertain audiences on stilts. Join our no-pressure workshops to discover the joy of reaching new heights and connecting with cultures around the world whose traditions include stilt dance.

https://www.amphibianstage.com/education-tad-poles/

Kid’s and Teen’s University Camps at UTA

UTA offers youth camps for all types of activities.

Athletic Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Athletics 

Kids & Teen Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Kids

Music Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Music

 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Camps:  http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#STEAM

Camp Thurman

Day Camps, Night Camps, Away Camps.  Camp Thurman is a nonprofit ministry-minded summer camp in Pantego, TX dedicated to sharing God’s love and helping people pursue their identity in Christ since 1969.

http://www.campthurman.org/camps/

YMCA Camp Carter Overnight & Day Camps

The YMCA offers day and overnight camps.

https://ymcacampcarter.org/summer-camp/

Lone Star Film Festival Summer Camps

High School age students learn the ins and outs of filmmaking as they write, direct, act, produce and edit their very own short film.  SESSION I is open to all levels of experience. SESSION II serves as second week for students to hone their skills at filmmaking as they take more ownership in creating a second self-produced short film. 

https://www.lonestarfilmfestival.com/lsff-film-camps

Art Camp

Presented by Panther City Artists and Fort Worth Community Arts Center

One week art camp for Elementary (1st – 3rd grades) and for Junior (4th – 7th grades). Classes will be held at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=615

Summer with Little Scholars

Presented by Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 

July 5th – July 30th

Monday – Friday

8am – 3pm

The Little Scholars Program: Summer Session is focused on reignighting students’ love of learning within a safe, immersive learning environment for students in grades 1st through 5th.

http://www.fwmuseum.org/learn/little-scholars-program/

 

C.A.L.F. Kids Running Camp

Help keep your child active this summer with a summer camp hosted by The Cowtown and Tarrant Area Food Bank!

The Cowtown C.A.L.F. Camp will be held Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is available to 6th – 8th graders. Campers will spend their mornings at The Cowtown, where we will cover a variety of running topics and have fun running activities. Then, the campers will walk to Tarrant Area Food Bank where they will be educated on gardening, nutrition, be presented with opportunities to volunteer, and be provided with a healthy lunch. Each participant will receive a camp shirt, pedometer, daily lunch, and a swag bag on the closing day!

The camp is geared for students in 6th through 8th grade.

The day will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Cowtown Marathon Office (2617 Whitmore St.) & will end at 4:00 p.m. at the Tarrant Area Food Bank (2525 Cullen St.)

There are two camp weeks to choose from:

June 21st – June 25th: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

June 28th – July 2nd: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47966/2021-cowtown-calf-running-camp-registration

 

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Vote to Keep the Fort Worth Zoo #1

Vote to Keep the Fort Worth Zoo #1

The Fort Worth Zoo is once again in the running to be the Best Zoo in North America in USA TODAY’s Readers’ Choice contest! Because of your support, they’ve spent the last year at the top of the food chain. Together, they can take the top spot again!

Nationwide recognition helps fuel their critical conservation and animal care efforts. We hope you will continue to show your support by voting daily in the online poll. A vote for the Fort Worth Zoo is a vote for wildlife conservation around the world

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THE KIMPTON HARPER HOTEL SLATED TO OPEN IN DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH EARLY JUNE

THE KIMPTON HARPER HOTEL SLATED TO OPEN IN DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH EARLY JUNE

New boutique hotel features 226 rooms, contemporary Italian restaurant, and penthouse bar 

FORT WORTH, TX (April 27, 2021) – The highly anticipated Kimpton Harper Hotel debuts in downtown Fort Worth on June 2, 2021. Development Services Group, Inc., based in Memphis, TN, acquired the architectural landmark near Sundance Square from XTO Energy and oversaw the adaptive reuse to convert it from an office building into The Harper Hotel. Originally built in 1921 in the heart of downtown Fort Worth as the headquarters for Farmer’s and Mechanics Bank, the reimagining of this striking building coincides with the 100th anniversary of its original completion. The Harper Hotel is managed by Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group. In the heart of downtown and three miles from the historic Fort Worth stockyards, the location offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike with the renowned Sundance Square Plaza as well as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and a lively bar scene—all just steps away.

Kimpton Harper Hotel Image

The Harper Hotel offers 226 guest rooms and suites for guests to enjoy, fit for business as well as pleasure. Designer Cynthia Forchielli of Forchielli Glynn brings the perfect blend of relaxed yet sophisticated design to every room, including handcrafted furniture, thoughtful details, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and lively local art. Additionally, guests can find subtle nods to Fort Worth’s history, such as a panther figurine, referencing the ‘Panther City’ nickname, that greets guests upon opening the room closet. Guest rooms and suites offer luxurious Frette bedding, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Bluetooth speaker systems, and plush bathrobes for ultimate relaxations. For guests wanting a little extra space to spread out, 31 one-bedroom suites offer these signature amenities and more, such as dreamy soaking tubs, wet bars, and gorgeous views of downtown Fort Worth and surrounding plains.

 

For a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, The Harper Hotel offers complimentary coffee and tea service for guests and hosts a daily social hour from 5-6 p.m. in the living room lobby, the ideal common space for gathering, located next to check-in on the 24th floor. Guests can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art Fitness Center with high-end equipment, such as Peloton bikes.

 

The Harper Hotel also offers a first-class culinary experience. Bringing contemporary Italian cuisine to downtown Fort Worth, Il Modo, helmed by Chef Matt Williams, keeps seasonality and sustainability in mind with offerings including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and rustic-refined Italian dishes—all prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Restaurant and bar guests can also enjoy a thoughtful wine list created to harmonize with the cuisine and cocktails built around Italian classics. Il Modo is located on the ground floor, easily accessible for both travelers and locals, and the restaurant offers a view of its pasta-making room for a behind-the-scenes look. For special occasions, private dining is available, as well as pasta-making classes.

 

Craft cocktails and libations pair best with sweeping views at Refinery 714, The Harper Hotel’s penthouse whiskey bar and cocktail lounge. Nestled on the 24th floor, adjacent to the living room lobby and check-in area, Refinery 714 offers a buzzing social scene as well as a space to unwind with robust whiskey offerings, classic cocktails, curated beers and wines, and a select menu for elevated bar bites. Perched high above downtown with unbeatable views, it easily feels like the neighborhood’s best-kept secret. Refinery 714 also offers a private dining room flanked by two floor-to-ceiling glass doors for a more intimate setting.

 

With more than 10,000 square feet of event space, including the Sanquinet Boardroom on the 24th floor and the Centurion Ballroom on the second floor, along with meeting rooms and spaces for gatherings of all kinds, The Harper Hotel crafts event experiences spanning from classrooms and conferences to weddings with interiors and finishings that stay true to The Harper Hotel experience. Additionally, meeting rooms have built-in buffets, and personalized catering is available.

 

Reservations are now open for stays beginning on June 6. For more information on the hotel, please visit theharperfortworth.com. Stay tuned for additional updates by following The Harper on Facebook and Instagram.

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Juneteenth in the Fort!

Juneteenth FTW Celebration June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed...

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For the second time in as many years, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) elite Unleash The Beast will buck into Dickies Arena in Fort Worth to hold the fan-attended PBR Fort Worth Invitational Aug. 28-29. The bull riding action begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. on...

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Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its new summer menu with a focus on locally grown produce. While seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, Taste Community Restaurant is located in the city’s largest food desert where...

Jr. NFR is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce the 2021 Junior National Finals Rodeo (Jr. NFR) will take place at the Cowtown Coliseum from June 28 through July 3, 2021. The Jr. NFR will showcase the best competition in youth rodeo, including bareback...

Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Local Favorite Ice Cream Shop Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based ice cream shop MELT Ice Creams will open a new location at Mule Alley. With a passion for bringing joy to people’s...

The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

Kimpton Harper Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth and three miles from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is pleased to announce that the 226-room boutique hotel is now open. The Harper Hotel offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike...

A Fort Worth Father’s Day Guide

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Simone Biles Headlines Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is Worth the Trip to the Big D!

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Live at Billy Bob’s its…… Gary Patterson???

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Easter Brunch & Dining in the Fort

Easter Brunch & Dining in the Fort

Easter is a time for new beginnings. Not only does Easter feel like the real beginning of new life in the world, spring flowers, pastel colors, happy faces and families gathering together to celebrate the Resurrection, but it also symbolizes new beginnings in our lives.

Just like Easter in 2020, our discussions of new beginnings are clouded by COVID-19. Each of us will make our own decisions about our gatherings with friends and family during this joyous Easter season.

Fort Worth restaurants have struggled for over 12 months due to COVID-19, and they continue to need our support. If an Easter Brunch or family lunch or dinner celebration is in your plans, What’s Up Fort Worth, with the help of Fort Worth Foodies, offers you this list of Fort Worth restaurants that have Easter brunches or dining options for your consideration.

If you consider yourself a Foodie or you just like to see what’s up in the Fort Worth culinary scene, you need to check out Fort Worth Foodies. Click here for the Fort Worth Foodies website, or Facebook page. 

 

The Best Easter Eats in Fort Worth

Silver Fox

http://www.silverfoxsteakhouse.com/

The Capital Grille

https://www.thecapitalgrille.com/locations/tx/fort-worth/fort-worth/8048

Truluck’s

https://trulucks.com/locations/southlake-texas//

Winslow’s Wine Cafe

http://www.WinslowsWineCafe.com/

Pouring Glory

http://pouringglory.com/

Rock Springs Cafe and Catering

http://www.rockspringscafe.net//

The Cajun Market

http://www.thecajunmarket.com/

Toro Toro

https://www.torotorofortworth.com//

Water’s

http://www.waterstexas.com//

Wishbone & Flynt

http://www.wishboneandflynt.com/

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Your Guide to St. Paddy’s Day in Fort Worth!

Your Guide to St. Paddy’s Day in Fort Worth!

St. Patrick’s Day 2021

What better way to celebrate the life of St. Patrick than to spend quality time at one of Fort Worth’s favorite Irish Bars. And there is a lot more than just bar hopping on the list of St. Paddy’s Day activities in store, as the staff of What’s Up Fort Worth found out quickly. Please enjoy St. Paddy’s Day being COVID-Safe!

Wear GREEN or we will find you and we are not afraid to PINCH you!

 

Cowtown Goes Green in The Fort Worth Stockyards

Saturday, March 13th
10:00AM – 8:00PM

THE CITY’S LARGEST AND MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

This family-friendly event in the Fort Worth Stockyards features free activities for kids including armadillo races, face painting, live Irish music, gunfights, cowboy poetry and more. Don’t Miss the Western/Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade.

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/

St. Paddy’s Day Dash 5K Run

Saturday, March 13th
Panther Island

The St. Paddy’s Day Dash 5K Run tradition continues on March 13. Only this year, the party is being moved to Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion.

Panther Island Pavilion allows a spacious location to practice social distancing while enjoying the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Party that Dallas Fort Worth has come to know and love. Local streets and the Trinity Trail System have been in incorporated into the route for a spacious and scenic view of Fort Worth. This festive run includes timed & untimed races, music on the course to enhance your run, a custom event t-shirt, a “Pot of Gold” Finisher’s Medal and cash awards for top finisher’s up to $1,000!

https://pantherislandpavilion.com/event/st-paddys-day-dash-5k-run/

St Paddy's Day Dash

J Gilligans 42nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Block Party – Arlington

This could be the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day scene…It Must Be, they’ve been doing it for 42 years!

J Gilligan’s world famous Irish Nachos and of course Green Beer! Celebrate on Wednesday, March 17th !

http://jgilligans.com/

J Gilligans

The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Day Pickle Parade & Palooza – Mansfield

DFW’s family-friendly St. Paddy’s festival in the Pickle Capital of Texas has been cancelled. You can be a part of the Pickle Runs on March 20th. See you next year! 

https://www.pickleparade.org/

pickle parade

 

Fat Daddy’s St. Patrick’s Day Party

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fat Daddy’s with $4 Guinness Cans, $5 Irish Car Bombs and $5 Jameson. DJ Train Wreck will be spinning some dance tracks too.


Food Specials: Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake – $7, Irish Nachos – $10, Bangers & Mash – $11, Corned Beef & Cabbage – $14

$4 Specialty Cocktails: 

Irish Eyes (Irish Whiskey, Green De Menthe, Cream)

Luck of the Irish (Irish Whiskey Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, splash 7-up)

Irish Maid (Irish Whiskey, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cucumber, Simple Syrup)

https://fatdaddyslive.com/events/st-patricks-day-party/

St Patrciks' Day Party at Fat Daddy's

Rahr & Sons Brewery

5-8pm
$15 gets you 3 beer plus our St Paddy’s Day Pint Glass
Fish & Chips Pop-Up by Chef Ben of Fixture and Ben’s Triple B

rahrbrewing.com

Rahr & Son's

Shannon Brewery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Keller

Saturday, March 14th, 12pm-9pm

COVID-19 shut the brewery down right before Saint Patrick’s Day last year. It’s hard to believe a year has passed. The brewery will not be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival again this year but we they are planning a 5 days of green-colored celebration, starting March 17th through March 21st!

Wednesday March 17th:
Axe & Taps with Rollin’ Axes! Rollin’ Axes will be at the brewery with their mobile Axe Trailer offering 2 pints and unlimited throws for $30!
Live Music from Phil Billy 5-8pm
Taproom open 4-9pm

Thursday March 18th: Shamrock and Shenanigans Run with Shannon Running Club. Bust out your best green running gear and come run with us!
Taproom open 4-9pm

Friday March 19th:
Shannon Barrel Bombs Pint special : 1/4 Scotch Barrel Wee Heavy & 3/4 Irish Coffee Cream Ale… Available till gone…gone until available… sorry no growlers!
Taproom open 4-9pm

Saturday March 20th:– “Irish You Would Adopt Me” Dog Adoption with Fort Worth Abandoned Animal Alliance 1-4pm. FWAAA will have adoptable dogs on site. Not looking to adopt? FWAAA will also have a fully loaded Merch table with toys, dog accessories and more!
Taproom open 12-9pm

Sunday March 21st: $4 pints of Irish Red and Irish Coffee Cream Ale
Taproom open 1-7pm. Grillas Grub will also be set up daily serving Irish Eats in addition to their normal menu.

http://shannonbrewing.com/events/st-patricks-at-shannon-brewing-co/

shannon brewery

Durty Murphy’s Irish Pub 

This is one of the annual stops for the WUFW staff each year. Put it on your list of stops and you will not be disappointed!

https://www.facebook.com/durtymurphyspub/

Dirty Murphy's

Poag Mahones

Finn MacCool’s Irish Pub

The Abbey Pub

Flying Saucer

Conlon’s Irish Pub

O’Shea’s Irish Pub

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Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

And we thought we needed Spring Break in 2020. Well, 2021 has added a new twist to the craving for a week off with the unprecedented winter storm in February. WUFW knows you are going to need some outlets…OK, we know you and your kiddos need some outlets. The WUFW Spring Break Guide has your plans.

 

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, and more. Every day starting March15th-21st, including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green.

LIVE MUSIC SERIES

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
· Exchange Main Stage
· September Moon | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Aaron Lewis | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 10:00am to 11:00am
· Simple Gifts the Sawyer Family band | 11:40am to 12:20pm
· Buttermilk Junction | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
· McTeggart Irish Dancers| 1pm & 2pm
· Badge 110 | 4:30P to 7:30P
· Stockyards Station
· Salt Creek | 1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Kip Moore | 10pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 14
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Koe Wetzel & Hardy | 9pm (with special guest Chris Colston)

 MONDAY, MARCH 15
· Exchange Main Stage
· Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 TUESDAY, MARCH 16
· Exchange Main Stage
· Texas High Road | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
· Exchange Main Stage
· TBD |

  THURSDAY, MARCH 18
· Exchange Main Stage
· Jeb Bridges | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· The Steel Woods | 9pm

 FRIDAY, MARCH 19
· Stockyards Station
· Sofia Luttrull | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Stoney Larue | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 20
· Exchange Main Stage
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Stockyards Station
· Squeezebox Bandits |1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Easton Corbin | 10pm

 SUNDAY, MARCH 21
· Exchange Main Stage
· Sophia Luttrull | 11:30am to 2pm
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm

fortworthstockyards.com/events/

 

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, the weather is great, 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.

https://fossilrim.org/tickets/

Fossil Rim

Spring Break Wonders At The Modern:

Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection and the special exhibition. Attendance is limited to 45 children per session; admission is free.

March 15-21, 10am

www.themodern.org/program/spring-break-wonder-special-edition-10-pages

Spring Break Wonders at the Modern

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 2021!

For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance of The Granny Awards.

At this time, there will be no live performance for friends and family BUT all students will receive a video of their performance to take home.

March 15 – 19, 2021
Ages 6-14
9am – 5pm
$275
$50 deposit due at registration

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#springbreakcamp

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp and take a botanical art class or use science to solve a mystery, or better yet, do both! This program is the same on both days.

Morning session- Botanical Art
Get in touch with your inner artist by taking a class in botanical art. This nature-inspired, hands-on program is fun for the whole family, no matter what your skill level is.

Afternoon Session- Case of the Fallen Pollen
Work together as a team of detectives to solve the Case of the Fallen Pollen. Pollinators are now at risk more than ever and they need your help. What is causing their decline and who is the culprit? Use scientific tools to uncover clues throughout the garden to discover the mystery behind the fallen pollen.

Date: Wednesday, March 17 & Thursday, March 18
Time: Morning Session 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Afternoon Session 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Registration Closes: Wednesday, March 10

https://www.brit.org/camp/spring-break/spring-break-family-camp-2021

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Museum of Art

The Kimbell’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza is a family-favorite event that offers unique and imaginative fun for art lovers of all ages! This free week-long celebration of art and community features daily activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection!

https://www.kimbellart.org/springbreak

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 16 through Friday, March 19; 10:30am-11:00am

VIRTUAL EVENT
Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years.

Are you ready for a break? Join us online for daily gallery adventures sure to get your family moving, grooving, and working together. Play games, make collaborative artworks, challenge your creativity, and explore Carter artworks from the comfort of your home. All ages welcome!

It’s time for some whirly-twirly fun with sculpture! Team up with Carter Community Artist Kasey Short to create collaborative constructions inspired by Seven and Seven Flower by James Surls, then explore Ruth Asawa’s woven wire and laugh and play until you are dizzy!

Join us on Facebook Live!
https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-spring-break-march-16

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.

Dates: March 15 to March 19
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 10 years old.
All campers will bring their own snacks and lunch daily.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/spring-break-camp

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!

https://fortworth.visitseaquest.com/

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!

https://www.peppapigworldofplay.com/dallasfw/en/

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.

https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Six Flags Over Texas

Spring Break Schedule: Six Flags Over Texas is open 11am-9pm March 15th – 20th and 11am-7pm on Sunday, March 21st

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule/

Great Wolf Lodge

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!

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

 

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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 events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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