Race Weekend is BACK at Texas Motor Speedway

Race Weekend is BACK at Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Governor Greg Abbott approved a comprehensive action plan to allow fans to attend the rescheduled O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (2 p.m. CDT on NBCSN).

THE GRANDSTANDS AND SUITES AT NO LIMITS, TEXAS WILL BE OPEN TO RACE FANS SUBJECT TO SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS. THE RESCHEDULED O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 WILL BE THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS EVENT IN TEXAS OPEN TO FANS SINCE THE ONSET OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

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Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

The Kimbell Art Museum presents a sweeping showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization in the upcoming exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view from December 6, 2020, through March 14, 2021. At the heart of the...

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously...

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3. Fort Worth Opera (FWO)...

TRE Returns to Regular Service

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will return to pre-pandemic service levels. The Saturday schedule remains unchanged. For the safety of its customers, the TRE will continue its enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of...

Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...
Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh and Blood—featuring nearly forty masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one of the most important fine arts collections in Italy—is extended through July!

 

This incredible gathering of pictures will be a journey through the major artistic achievements of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, featuring captivating stories, from Christian martyrdom to mythological passion, and diverse formats and purposes, from the intimacy of private devotion to the grandeur of state portraiture. Captured masterfully by the greatest talents of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including Titian, Raphael, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe Ribera, and Luca Giordano, these extraordinarily beautiful scenes can be moving or imposing, violent, extravagant, or even seductive.

The Renaissance paintings in the Capodimonte Museum come from the collections of the Farnese family, among the richest and most powerful Italian clans during the sixteenth century. Their destiny was secured by the election of Alessandro Farnese as Pope

Paul III in 1534, and their impressive palace in Rome embodied their ambition and glory. The Farnese were exceptional patrons, commissioning works from the most prestigious artists of their time. As a result of dynastic alliances, some of their greatest paintings came to Naples, including portraits of Alessandro by Raphael and (after his coronation as Pope) by Titian.

The Capodimonte collection’s second major component, Baroque painting, has a more local origin. In the seventeenth century, Naples was one of the largest, richest, and liveliest cities in Europe, far more cosmopolitan than Paris or London. Artists—both native-born and foreign—took advantage of this situation, making works of the Neapolitan school of painting among the most relevant and desired.

The show will draw from the best of both the Renaissance and Baroque holdings of the museum, starting with the famous portrait of the elegant beauty Antea by Parmigianino and the ravishing Danaë painted by Titian for the pope’s grandson, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. Annibale Carracci’s Pietà and Guido Reni’s Atalanta and Hippomenes will face off against Ribera’s Drunken Silenus and Giovanni Battista Caracciolo’s Virgin of the Purgatory in a contest of Northern Italian classicism versus Neapolitan Caravaggism. An additional and exceptional Caravaggio loan, The Flagellation of Christ, exhibits the artist’s powerful influence on the painters of Naples, including on Gentileschi and Massimo Stanzione, who bring colors—including blood red—to the dark and violent world of Neapolitan tenebrism, leading to the seductive Baroque style. Giovan Battista Recco, Giovanni Battista Ruppolo and Andrea Belvedere will lure all eyes with their magnificent and somehow mysterious still lifes, their flowers bravely blooming against the tumultuous historical tapestry of patrons, painters and paintings woven in 17th-century Naples.

 

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Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

The Kimbell Art Museum presents a sweeping showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization in the upcoming exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view from December 6, 2020, through March 14, 2021. At the heart of the...

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously...

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3. Fort Worth Opera (FWO)...

TRE Returns to Regular Service

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will return to pre-pandemic service levels. The Saturday schedule remains unchanged. For the safety of its customers, the TRE will continue its enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of...

Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...
10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We’ve got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We’ll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!

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The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18 at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in an indoor environment.Art in Fort Worth

“Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “This year the mission of the Urban Artist Market is to provide local artists the opportunity to sell their work in a safe, Covid-19-aware environment.” The show will provide the option to pick up a mask upon entering the show to add a level of safety and comfort.

The Urban Artist Market has adjusted their schedule to provide longer show floor hours with less condensed traffic. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the show opens from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Saturday, July 18, the show will open 10-12 noon to provide early shopping access for immune compromised and our community 65 years of age and up. The show will remain open from noon through 6 p.m. for the general public. In addition, the event will be selling a limited amount of tickets for each 2-hour time slot to reduce capacity to 50%.

“We based our strategy on some of the best safety business modules currently practiced and have created a physically-distant market where shoppers could feel safe,” said Miller. The show floor has been reconfigured for more physical space, one-way directional traffic and sanitization stations throughout. To further enhance touch-frees shopping, buyers are asked to only touch items that they are purchasing.

The Urban Artist Market has rescheduled their “Best of Show” competition and Emergency Artists’ Support League fundraiser for their October 23-25 show. “We wanted to focus on our core mission,” said Miller. “Providing our artists with the opportunity to sell their work and make a living.”

$10 admission tickets are available by visiting urbanartistmarket.com. Tickets are also available at the door and children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is $5.

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Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

The Kimbell Art Museum presents a sweeping showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization in the upcoming exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view from December 6, 2020, through March 14, 2021. At the heart of the...

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously...

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3. Fort Worth Opera (FWO)...

TRE Returns to Regular Service

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will return to pre-pandemic service levels. The Saturday schedule remains unchanged. For the safety of its customers, the TRE will continue its enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of...

Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...
The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they’re always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This just in from the team over at The Modern…

Experience the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth‘s film and video collection from home with our new program Modern TV. Every other Saturday at 7 pm, free screenings of videos by leading contemporary artists will be livestreamed with a link from the Modern’s website,
www.themodern.org/node/5043.

We invite you to stay connected with us through our online resources and special events. Visit https://www.themodern.org/online-learning-programs and follow us on social media for updates and opportunities.

Yinka Shonibare
Odile and Odette, 2005
July 11, 7-10 pm CST

Yinka Shonibare’s Odile and Odette, 2005, portrays an account of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet Swan Lake. The ballet tells the story of a prince who must choose between the good swan, Odette, and the bad swan, Odile. Traditionally, the two roles are danced by the same ballerina, with Odile in black clothes and Odette in feminine, finer garments. In Shonibare’s Odile and Odette, one black and one white ballerina dance the parts on either side of an empty gold frame, mirroring each other’s movements. Both dancers wear pointe shoes and tutus of batik cloth, a fabric associated with the European colonization of West Africa. By editing the film so that the two women perform interchangeably, as equals, Shonibare nods to the fundamentally erroneous narratives that fuel colonialism and racism. “The roles – one as the ego and one as alter – in my version are more ambiguous: you would not necessarily be able to tell who is the bad swan and who is the good one,” says Shonibare.

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970
and
Melanie Smith, Spiral City, 2002
July 25, 7-10 pm CST

This installment of Modern TV brings together two distinct but connected filmic works in the Modern’s permanent collection: Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, 1970, and Melanie Smith’s Spiral City, 2002.

Robert Smithson is best recognized for earthworks such as Spiral Jetty, 1970, a swirling 1,500-foot-long landmass comprised of rock, dirt, and salt that juts out from the shore into the Great Salt Lake. Known for disappearing and reappearing as the water level of the lake fluctuates, the work is a testament to the artist’s interest in environmental shifts and unstable situations – ideas that continue to have great urgency today. The film Spiral Jetty, a “portrait” of the monumental earthwork, is an artistic endeavor of its own identity. Featuring voiceovers by Smithson and juxtaposing the industrial violence of Spiral Jetty’s construction with the peaceful beauty of its surroundings, the film provides an ambivalent, disorienting perspective of the artist’s iconic work.

Melanie Smith’s Spiral City, 2002, is a response to Smithson’s Spiral Jetty earthwork and related film. Her video transforms a brief aerial journey above the streets of Mexico City into a meditation on history and modernity, time and space, order and chaos. Founded on an island in Lake Texcoco nearly 700 years ago, Mexico City has grown into one of the world’s most crowded and polluted urban areas. Filmed from a helicopter as it climbs in widening spirals, Spiral City confronts the city’s unending grid of streets and buildings. As Spiral Jetty testifies to the entropic processes of natural materials, Spiral City suggests that the urban environment is subject to crystalline-like patterns of growth and erosion.

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Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

The Kimbell Art Museum presents a sweeping showcase of female power and influence during the height of ancient Egyptian civilization in the upcoming exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, on view from December 6, 2020, through March 14, 2021. At the heart of the...

Van Cliburn Piano Competition Postponed

The Cliburn announces today that the sixteenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will now be held June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The Competition was previously...

Fort Worth Opera Launches FWO GO

Upcoming FWO GO events include mini-concerts in multiple neighborhoods across Tarrant County on Saturday, October 24, and Voices for Votes, an afternoon of performances presented at polling locations on Election Day 2020, Tuesday, November 3. Fort Worth Opera (FWO)...

TRE Returns to Regular Service

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will return to pre-pandemic service levels. The Saturday schedule remains unchanged. For the safety of its customers, the TRE will continue its enhanced cleaning protocols, including the use of...

Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...
Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

 

What’s Up —Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas.  With changes daily in the safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, What’s Up Fort Worth suggests that you check the website for your event of interest.  Have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend!

 July 3rd – 4th:  Fort Worth Stockyards — Red, White, & Boots 4th of July Celebration

Starting Friday, July 3 the Fort Worth Stockyards is celebrating Independence Day with the Red, White, & Boots 4th of July Celebration. The celebration, which runs through Sunday, July 5 will offer a picnic atmosphere on the lawn, making it easy to social distance, complete with refreshing cold beverages from Shiner Bock including $4 16oz drafts. Guests can also enjoy the celebration with the Boots Campaign display to support military families.

On Saturday from 11am-3pm, DFW’s favorite country music radio The Ranch 95.9 will be broadcasting live from the Stockyards. The music continues throughout the weekend with live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Water Tower Stage, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Stockyards Station, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday on the Livestock Exchange Building Veranda.

https://fortworthstockyards.com/

July 4th:  Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion

Fort Worth’s Fourth boasts the “Largest Fireworks Show in North Texas!”       

For the health and safety of the community, this year’s annual Fort Worth’s Fourth celebration has been modified. Fort Worth will still be home to the largest fireworks show in North Texas; however, the festival portion of the event is canceled.  Thanks to generous contributions from Lockheed Martin and TRWD, the fireworks show will be bigger and brighter so you can see from a distance. Watch the show from anywhere as it will be live-streamed at fox4news.com and tune into 95.9 The Ranch for the music. 

Panther Island Pavilion will be closed and there will be no activities. https://pantherislandpavilion.com/event/fort-worths-fourth/

July 3rd – 4th:  Coyote Drive In 4th of July Celebration

It’s that time of the year again! The Coyote Drive In 4th of July celebration is finally here! They will be hosting their own Fireworks show on July 3rd and will be open on July 4th so you can get a great spot to see the Firework show the City of Fort Worth will be hosting, which is the largest in North Texas. 

Review these changes due to COVID-19:
To keep track of vehicle capacity, we are selling admission by vehicle spot. This allows you to bring as many people in your vehicle as number of seatbelts.
No Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, Nissan NV3500 HD will be admitted.
Please buy tickets early as spot are limited. https://www.facebook.com/events/910193836111344/

July 3rd:  City of Mansfield Rockin 4th of July and Fireworks

Mansfield is ready to rock? Independence Day really rocks when you spend it in your favorite hometown at Mansfield’s Rockin’ 4th of July festival. Enjoy bounce houses, games, live music and more before the legendary fireworks show, all at Big League Dreams. All parking is offsite at Vernon Newsom Stadium with free charter shuttles running continuously all night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. Celebrate America with your friends and neighbors in Mansfield, USA.

https://www.mansfieldtexas.gov/793/Rockin-4th-of-July

July 4th:  City of Burleson 4th of July Concert & Fireworks

Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic, there will also be concession available. Patrons are encouraged to sit on the field surrounding the stage, in the bleachers or on most of the fields throughout the park. The concession stand will be open but patrons may also bring a picnic and beverages. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or tents are permitted in the park. There is a fence that dedicates an area to the concert and concert goers. Canopies can be set up outside of that fence.  Fireworks, including sparklers, are also not permitted. No outside vendors are allowed within the park.

Lions Club Parade

9 a.m. – Parade Starts
Parade route and more information 

Concert & Fireworks
5 p.m. – Gates open
7:30 p.m. – Concert starts featuring Fast Lane, an Eagles Tribute Band
9:20 p.m. – Fireworks show

Location  Chisenhall Sports Complex, 500 W Hidden Creek Parkway

Cost  Free

https://www.burlesontx.com/1780/4th-of-July-Celebration

July 4th:  37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Grapevine, Texas

On Saturday, July 4, Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This free 24-minute fireworks spectacular over Lake Grapevine begins at 9:30 p.m. and is set to patriotic music, The fireworks display is the perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday.

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

July 4th:  Spark in the Park Concerts & Fireworks July 4th Celebration — Weatherford, Texas

Experience Weatherford is excited to announce that after the Governor lifted restrictions on outdoor events, so they are planning the best Spark in the Park yet! On July 4th at Heritage Park we’re going to celebrate Independence Day with a concert and a fireworks show that will

blow you away! This year we have Giovannie and the Hired Guns performing from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and headliner Jack Ingram performing from 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. After that, we’ll roll into the biggest and best fireworks show that we’ve had yet (you’re definitely going to want to stay for the grand

finale). The event grounds open at 5:30 pm for parking. Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 pm, we’ll see you there!

https://www.experienceweatherford.com/events/2020/sparkinthepark2020

July 3rd – 4th:  Granbury’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival — Granbury, Texas

Granbury’s proud tradition of celebrating Independence Day returns to a multi-day event this year, thanks to the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors. Festivities that are sure to stir patriotic spirits begin on Friday, July 3rd. The Chamber is celebrating 46 years of patriotic tradition with fireworks and family fun!

https://www.visitgranbury.com/event/46th-annual-old-fashioned-4th-of-july-celebration/11577/

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown — Addison, Texas

The Town of Addison has made the difficult decision to move the 2020 Addison Kaboom Town! fireworks show to a secure, out-of-town location that will be closed to the public. There will be no fireworks in Addison, and no in-person viewing. As previously announced, due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns the 2020 Watch Party in Addison Circle Park and the Addison Airport Airshow have been canceled.

The fireworks display, which will feature almost 30% more shells than last year, can still be viewed in the following ways:

*Streamed on the Town of Addison YouTube Channel at 9:30pm on Friday, July 3, 2020.

*Broadcast on CW33 on Saturday, July 4, 2020 (check local listings for times).

https://addisonkaboomtown.com/

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes — Southlake, Texas

Southlake wants to celebrate our country’s birthday and honor our culture and community, all from the comfort of our own homes. Relax and enjoy the evening with friends and family. Explore our site and take a look at some patriotic ideas to make the night one to remember!

Fireworks:  Friday, July 3       9:30 p.m.

This year’s festivities will include a special commemorative video released on social media on July 3 and fireworks shot from Bicentennial Park. The park will be closed Friday, July 3, and will not be open for viewing the fireworks. 

https://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/296/Southlake-Fireworks-2020

 

 

If you have a fireworks event in North Texas that you would like listed, email details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

What’s Up Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks

The following Independence Day traditions have been cancelled or were not planned this year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.  Look for these 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration events in 2021 and support these communities and organizations when you can!

  

Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration / Lone Star Park — Grand Prairie

Stars & Stripes Celebration at Viridian — Arlington, Texas

Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show — North Richland Hills, Texas

Hurst Stars & Stripes Hurst, Texas

Bedford 4th FEST  Bedford, Texas

 

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Avoca Coming to Mule Alley!

Local Favorite Coffee Spot Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards this Winter.   The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based artisanal coffee roastery, AVOCA Coffee Roasters will be opening at Mule Alley this winter. Known...

Burger of the Month at Billy Bob’s!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! We've just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob's Texas anncounces their Buger of the Month program!  Here's more from the team at BBT. HONKY TONK KITCHEN RESTAURANT NEWS...

RMHFW Virtual Cooking Experience

Let’s Cook Together A Livestream Event Series It’s 2020 and a year full of changes, so the Red Shoe Society wanted to bring YOU a fun and engaging event while keeping everyone safe and healthy! Here’s your chance to learn how to prepare the perfect holiday cheese...

Luminova: The Bright Spot of the Holidays

Family-friendly event brings larger-than-life holiday displays, immersive experiences and one-of-a-kind outdoor ice-skating to the Metroplex. Something new is coming to Arlington at Globe Life Field -- an outrageously fun and immersive experience that is guaranteed to...

Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen at BBT!

Fort Worth wouldn't be Fort Worth without Billy Bob's Texas — The World's Largest Honky-Tonk! Here's more from the team at BBT.JUST ANNOUNCED AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS A second Hold My Beer show with Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen, debut performance from supergroup – The...

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

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TRE Returns to Regular Service

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Garden Topiaries at the FWBG

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.      Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and...
Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

UPDATED July 7:

Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Metroplex during the last two weeks, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to delay the reopening of our Museum, originally planned for mid-July. 

We have been preparing for our reopening since the day the Museum closed its doors and have been working hard to continue to offer fun, safe experiences during these challenging times. However, as a responsible member of the community we need to respect the recommendation of healthcare professionals to eliminate unnecessary visitor contact.

We will continue to prepare for our eventual reopening and we will keep you informed. Although our doors remain closed, we will continue to offer fun, educational content for you and your family through the Discovery Lab Online video series and customized Online Field Trips. For the latest updates regarding our reopening timeline, please continue to visit our website at fwmuseum.org.

Thank you for continuing to support us throughout this time. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience the excitement of science and history as soon as we can.

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