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.

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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Mayfest Festival Canceled For 2021

Mayfest Festival Canceled For 2021

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announced the Mayfest festival is canceled for 2021, but
plans have begun for the 50th Anniversary Mayfest in 2022

FORT WORTH, Texas – Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announces the
cancelation of the Mayfest 2021 festival in the overall interest of public health and
safety due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is our social responsibility to continue
to place the safety and wellbeing of our patrons, volunteers, vendors, partners and
community as our top priority.

This difficult decision was made with great care and deliberation after numerous
meetings with public health officials. At this time, a gathering as large and populous as
Mayfest negates the efforts to minimize the effects of COVID-19. The cancelation will
help advance the health of our community, allowing for future opportunities to safely
congregate and unite once again.

We are enthusiastically planning the 50th Anniversary of Mayfest, which will take place
May 5th – 8th, 2022. Now more than ever, we look forward to connecting people to the
river, our parks and each other in a safe, welcoming environment.

Trinity Collaborative, Inc., formally known as Mayfest, Inc., recently expanded the
organization’s operations to produce other events and introduce new programs in
addition to the annual Mayfest festival. Plans are underway for new, exciting
developments that support the organization’s mission to raise and contribute funds for
the Trinity River, surrounding parks and community programs.

We appreciate your continued support during this time and encourage you to follow
us on social media or visit our website for the most current information.

Trinity Collaborative, Inc.
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Mayfest – Instagram

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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...

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American Rodeo Semi-Finals at Cowtown Coliseum

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Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

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Margarita Day 2021

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Welterweight Showdown at Dickies Arena

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Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the...

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

National Multicultural Western Heritage Presents…

2021 Event Schedule for Black History Month 

Feb 1st – 28th:

Black History Month Tribute onWBAP 820 AM and WBAP.com & KLIF 570 AM and KLIF.com

Vignettes from MLK Jr, President Barack Obama, Opra, Alicia Keys, Jackie Robinson, and more

Feb. 5th at 12PM

Rotary Meeting -“Why Fort Worth should have an African American Museum.”

call 817-922-9999 for details

 

Feb. 9th from 9AM-10:30AM

Stockyards Coffee Hour (located virtually)

 

Feb. 12th from 8PM-12AM

An Evening of Blues Concert

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 13th from 8PM-12AM

Valentine’s Celebration Event

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 14th from 5PM-8PM

A Night of Love Concert

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 19th from 8PM-11PM

Showcase of Winners

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 21st at 2PM

A Night of Black Excellence

 

Feb. 23rd – 26th

Burlington Technology Day (Virtual)

Call 817-922-9999 for details.

Feb. 27th

Day in the Stockyards

The Herd 11:30AM & 4PM

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

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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...

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The nonprofit ballet company invests in the creativity of its Company Dancers by presenting four world premieres. FORT WORTH, Texas (February 12, 2021) – Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will digitally present four world premiere ballets this spring, all choreographed by...

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces New Streaming Production Of Dixie’s Happy Hour

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American Rodeo Semi-Finals at Cowtown Coliseum

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Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC LANDING OF NASA’S PERSEVERANCE ROVER WITH HYBRID EVENT The Mars Landing Watch Party will be streamed live for the public, offering hands-on activities and a live Q&A with experts.   Fort Worth, Texas...

Billy Bob’s Texas Announces Two More Miranda Lambert Shows

FORT WORTH, Texas –   Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. Earlier this week, Lambert announced she’d be headlining Billy Bob’s Texas on April 22, 23, and 24. After selling out tickets to all three...

Margarita Day 2021

Margarita Day 2021 is February 22! Last year at this time, we barely knew what the coronavirus was, figured it was something that China had to worry about.  We approached Margarita Day like any other drinking holiday and pardon the pun, “Drank it Up”.   Even though...

Welterweight Showdown at Dickies Arena

Tickets On Sale Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com  The highly anticipated welterweight showdown between rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former world champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) will take place at Dickies...

Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the...

January in the Stockyards

January in the Stockyards

The upcoming weekends are full of live music, giveaways, rodeo qualifiers, local shopping and more.

Where: LEB Courtyard/Mule Alley/Stockyard Station
When: Friday, Jan. 15 – Sunday, Jan. 18
Details: Enjoy live music, legendary savings with 30+ merchants, &  Heritage Club giveaways.
LIVE MUSIC SERIES:
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 
    • Squeezebox Bandits – Rodeo Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • Josh Weathers – Billy Bob’s Texas – 10p
  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
    • Shelby Ballenger – SY Station – 1p to 4p,
    • Badge 110 on Rodeo  Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • William Clark Green-Billy Bob’s Texas-10p
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
    • Cowtown Opry – Exchange Bldg Courtyard – 2:30p
    • Grupo Bryndis – Billy Bob’s Texas – 4p

What: Stockyards Shootout PRCA San Antonio Qualifier
Where: Cowtown Coliseum
When: Thursday, January 21 – Sunday, January 24 | Saturday @ 7:30p and Sunday @ 2p
Details: See the best of the best battle for points and purse! Four days and four rounds of action-packed rodeo!

LIVE MUSIC SERIES: 
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
    • Justin Russell Band on Rodeo Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • Kolby Cooper – Billy Bob’s Texas – 10p
  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
    • Shotgun Josephine in SY Station – 1p to 4p
    • Brian Russell on Rodeo Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • Scotty McCreery – Billy Bob’s Texas – 10p
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 
    • Cowtown Opry – Exchange Bldg Courtyard – 2:30p
Where: Mule Alley/LEB Courtyard/Stockyard Station
When: Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31
Details: Live music, Heritage Club giveaways, craft beverage services, & The Ranch/Hank FM radio remote broadcasts. Featuring Proper Supply Co., Kimes Ranch, and H bar C Ranchwear.
LIVE MUSIC SERIES: 
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
    • Joe Savage on Rodeo Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • Randall King – Billy Bob’s Texas – 10p
  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
    • September Moon in SY Station – 1p to 4p
    • Salt Creek on Rodeo  Stage – 4:30p to 7:30p
    • Mike Ryan – Billy Bob’s Texas – 10p
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
    • Cowtown Opry – Exchange Bldg Courtyard – 2:30p

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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...

Dancers Become Choreographers in Texas Ballet Theater’s Spring Digital Performances

The nonprofit ballet company invests in the creativity of its Company Dancers by presenting four world premieres. FORT WORTH, Texas (February 12, 2021) – Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will digitally present four world premiere ballets this spring, all choreographed by...

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces New Streaming Production Of Dixie’s Happy Hour

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American Rodeo Semi-Finals at Cowtown Coliseum

THE 2021 RFD-TV AMERICAN RODEO SEMI-FINALS SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS COWTOWN COLISEUM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 25th. World’s Richest Weekend in Western Sports to Host Over 700 Contestants Competing For Grand Money Prizes In Seven Western Events...

Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC LANDING OF NASA’S PERSEVERANCE ROVER WITH HYBRID EVENT The Mars Landing Watch Party will be streamed live for the public, offering hands-on activities and a live Q&A with experts.   Fort Worth, Texas...

Billy Bob’s Texas Announces Two More Miranda Lambert Shows

FORT WORTH, Texas –   Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. Earlier this week, Lambert announced she’d be headlining Billy Bob’s Texas on April 22, 23, and 24. After selling out tickets to all three...

Margarita Day 2021

Margarita Day 2021 is February 22! Last year at this time, we barely knew what the coronavirus was, figured it was something that China had to worry about.  We approached Margarita Day like any other drinking holiday and pardon the pun, “Drank it Up”.   Even though...

Welterweight Showdown at Dickies Arena

Tickets On Sale Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com  The highly anticipated welterweight showdown between rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former world champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) will take place at Dickies...

Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the...

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAYS 2020 – Fort Worth Style

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, THEATRE, CONCERTS & BALLET (oh and a Virtual Parade of Lights)

Tis’ the season for all things merry and bright in Fort Worth! Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with the your loved ones? Look no further! We’ve compiled an excellent list of holiday events from Ballet to a Parade of Lights to Virtual Cookies with Santa. There are a number of safe ways to get out (or stay-in) and enjoy the holiday festivities in and around Fort Worth!

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FWSO presents Home for the Holidays at Will Rogers Auditorium

November 27th – 29th 

Get into the holiday spirit with a delightful program of your favorite seasonal tunes and Christmas carols performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guests. This perennial favorite has become a staple of the Fort Worth holiday season, where a visit from Santa and a magical snowfall invite you to come “Home for the Holidays” once again.

https://access.fwsymphony.org/4620/4640

 

TBT Presents the Nutcracker & The Nutty Nutcracker

December 14-26, 2020
Virtual Online Event

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will keep the holiday spirit and a great holiday tradition in Fort Worth alive as they present a filmed production of The Nutcracker online December 14-26, 2020. TBT will offer a full-length film of The Nutcracker that patrons can enjoy directly on the company’s website, www.texasballettheater.org. Digital tickets are $30 and include access to a new, 30-minute version of The Nutty Nutcracker, the company’s popular annual spoof. Traditionally a one-night-only event, patrons can watch The Nutty Nutcracker on TBT’s website as well. Tickets are priced per household and patrons can purchase them through the company’s Box Office, either online or by calling 877-828-9200 option 1.

www.texasballettheater.org

Stage West Theatre presents The Naughty List

November 27th – December 22nd
The lists have been made, but check them twice, because someone’s been naughty who should’ve been nice! This limited engagement, outdoor live performance is a reimagined coming-of-age story featuring your favorite holidays icons. With healthy doses of magic, music, and mischief, this yuletide romp is a flurry-filled race to save the holidays! 

https://stagewest.org/season/naughty-list

 

Donahew Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Christmas Night, 10pm (doors open at 6pm)

In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who has racked up 13 No. 1 singles and consistently sells out venues across the country.  This is a great way to spend your Christmas night with one of Fort Worth’s favorite artists, Casey Donahew.

Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas From The Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas at Billy Bob’s Texas

Wednesday, December 30th 8pm  (doors open at 6pm)

Wrap up the year with a special night of music with Texas legend Robert Earl Keen at the legendary World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets

December 4-6, 2020

Will Rogers Center 

This could very well be the only production of The Nutcracker in North Texas this season. Join Ballet Frontier for the magic of The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! 

This year The Nutcracker: Kingdom of Sweets will start with the magical snow scene and continue through the second act! In addition, each performance will have an extra sweet bonus performance of either an evening of The Beatles, an evening of Tchaikovsky, Butterfly Lovers, and more!

Join Ballet Frontier for an unforgettable performance This Christmas in Fort Worth.

https://www.balletfrontier.org/the-nutcracker

 

Jingle All The Way, A Holiday Family Concert at Casa Manana

December 5-20

Your favorite holiday hits, sung by your favorite holiday characters! Join Frosty, Rudolph and Jingle the Elf in singing songs such as Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and many, many more! During the show, craft an ornament to take home for your tree, and don’t forget to order extra marshmallows for your hot chocolate! An appearance by the jolliest elf of all, Santa Claus, wraps up the concert. Craft materials are included with ticket purchase. Drinks are served tableside and are not included in the price of the ticket.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/jingle-all-the-way/  

Motown Christmas at The Reid Cabaret at Casa Manana

December 1-12

Enjoy your favorite holiday hits, Motown style! From The Jackson 5 to the Supremes and Marvin Gaye to The Temptations, these festive and smooth renditions of the Christmas classics are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! This show is suitable for most audiences.

http://www.casamanana.org/attraction/a-motown-christmas/

Christmas in Cowtown

Virtual Event

The Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market digital magazine is here! This holiday shopping experience will cover everyone on your list as you peruse jewelry, clothes, children’s gifts and much more from the comforts of home.  

https://members.juniorleaguefw.org/?nd=cic_events 

View the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/juniorleaguefw/docs/cic_2020_page_layout_final_2

 

GM Financial Parade of Lights – Virtual Event

November 22nd, 7pm-9pm

The GM Financial Parade of Lights will be a television/online ONLY event only this year, without a live audience, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade will NOT travel its normal route Downtown, but we will present a television/online broadcast on November 22, 2020! The 38th edition of this Downtown Fort Worth signature event, featuring GM Financial as title sponsor, takes on a different look as we go on television and Facebook, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, from a sound stage set up inside the Fort Worth Convention Center.

https://www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/

Kimbell Art Museum 2020 Holiday Gift Guide & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

The Kimbell’s 2020 Gift Guide presents holiday favorites and inspiring bestsellers from the Museum Shop, including stylish accessories, handmade homewares, imaginative trinkets and more. Shoppers can discover the perfect gift for everyone on their list. All products are of limited quantity and available for in-store purchase only. Patrons can contact the shop at 817-332-8451, ext. 744, to reserve their favorite items.

https://www.kimbellart.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/KAM%202020%20Hoiday%20Gift%20Guide_FINAL.pdf

 

The Kimbell Museum Shop & Holiday Sale – Cultural District

November 3-22

Located in the iconic Louis I. Kahn Building, the Museum Shop offers a varied array of artisan jewelry, fashionable apparel and elegant decor inspired by the Kimbell’s permanent collection, as well as a large selection of educational art publications and exhibition catalogues. From November 3 through 22, Kimbell members will receive a 20% discount on all merchandise. Nonmembers can join to receive this and other exclusive discounts, free admission to all special exhibitions and much more. The shop is open during museum hours, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and is closed Mondays.

Panther Island Ice

November 20th – January 18th

This is one of the unique holiday traditions Fort Worth offers each year.  Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season. Located at the Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink offers public skating starting on November 20, 2020. The ice rink will operate seven days a week through January 18, 2021, including all holidays. The rink is real ice located mostly under a large pavilion. Patrons can take advantage of the ample free parking, along with the drive-in’s other amenities such as covered seating, gas heaters, restrooms, and a full menu including beer and wine options.  It’s a great family outing.  Go early and go often,

www.pantherislandice.com.

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo. Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Radiance Christmas – Weatherford-Decatur-Frisco

Through January 3, 2021

In challenging times like these, we can all use a little Christmas magic to brighten up our lives. That’s why Radiance Christmas is offering THREE drive-through light show extravaganzas to North Texas this Holiday Season! Gather the family and sip a cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics from the safety and comfort of your car! Enjoy the wonder of RADIANCE! A Holiday Light Spectacular, at Frisco, Decatur, or Weatherford, or gather your friends and experience all three.

This year Christmas comes early! Celebrate the season and make lasting memories in our COVID-SAFE, family-fun environments, starting on Veterans Day, November 11 through January 3rd.
https://www.radiancechristmas.com/

Arlington

Arlington Holiday of Lights Parade

December 12, 6:00pm
Traditionally the parade has started at the corner of Main and Center Streets. The parade travels West on Main Street, South on West Street, East on Abram Street and ends at the corner of Abram and East Street. With the changes to downtown, the route has changed every year for the past five years. Handicap parking is available in the lot at South Street and Oak Street. *The 2020 Route will be posted as soon as it is finalized. Check link below for updated route information. 

https://holidaylightsparade.com/

Luminova Holidays at Globe Life Field

November 20-January 3rd
Experience the brightest event of the year at the world premiere of Luminova Holidays. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, Luminova will brighten up your holidays! Visit with jolly ol’ Saint Nick, glide on a 10,000 sq ft outdoor ice-skating pond, snap great pictures with family and friends around our larger-than-life light displays, sip on hot cocoa, and enjoy yummy treats. With 270,000 sq ft of immersive indoor and outdoor entertainment at the all-new Globe Life Field, there is something to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
It’s where the most wonderful time of year can still be fun for all ages!
https://luminovaholidays.com/

 

Theatre Arlington’s Holiday Party

December 4th-12th 

Theatre Arlington’s delightful  musical revue celebrating the holiday season lives on in 2020.  It’s a combination Extravaganza, Bash, Celebration, Jubilee, and Hootenanny all in one.  And always a fun time to share with the whole family!

https://theatrearlington.org/production/hooray-for-holidays-theatre-arlingtons-musical-tv-special/

 

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas at Arlington Music Hall

December 8th – 12th 

This always popular holiday concert event makes the move to Arlington Music Hall this year.  Michael Martin Murphey is one of the most celebrated country singer-songwriters of the 20th century, and he still brings a dynamic musical and entertaining LIVE experience.  

https://www.whatsupfortworth.com/festivals-events/#event=34965803

 

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas

November 21st – January 3rd
Holiday in the Park is back for select days from November 21 through January 3, 2021 at Six Flags Over Texas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. The breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.  From the festive shows to extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner! The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with festive, holiday treats, unique holiday-themed attractions and the best in seasonal entertainment! Holiday in the Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that is is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories they will cherish for years to come.

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/holiday-in-the-park-9

Mansfield

Hometown Holidays Merry Midway

December 4th-5th

Mansfield’s popular Hometown Holidays is back and bigger than ever, with some important changes to bring even more festive celebration but also keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season. This year’s event will include the same crafts, live musical performances, food trucks, petting zoo and ice slides you know and love. NEW this year, we’re adding exciting carnival rides, including a 65-foot tall Ferris wheel for the middle of Main Street!

Santa will be at Hometown Holidays for free (bring your own camera!) photos on a first come, first served basis on Friday from 5-9pm and Saturday for a limited time to be determined. Fireworks will follow the tree lighting on Friday night and ALSO again on Saturday night, both times at approximately 6:30pm. Fireworks will be shot from the North Main Street Bridge, so anyone in the downtown area will have a great view. The increased space and expanded time gives more room for people to space out, both physically and when they choose to attend. Masks will be required for all staff, volunteers and guests per state order, and sanitizing stations will be available throughout.

Note: Due to the event changes, the 2020 Hometown Holidays Parade has been
canceled. https://www.facebook.com/events/1292686897734546

Grapevine

Grapevine: The Christmas Capitol of Texas

It’s more merry in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Grapevine is the perfect place to create wonderful Christmas memories with your family and friends. You’ll be amazed at 40 days of Christmas events, as you see Grapevine sparkle with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters, holiday events, and much more! 

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/

Granbury

An Elvis Christmas with Kraig Parker at Granbury Live

November 27th, 7:30pm  BYOB

It’s time to get all shook up! Back by popular demand it’s international award winning Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker. Seen around the world for over 20 years, Kraig Parker has been hailed as “the closest thing to the King in concert!” The look, the voice, the moves and persona has left fans crying in the aisles and screaming for more! Performing Elvis greatest hits and Christmas favorites with the Royal Tribute Band, you will believe Elvis has NOT left the building!

https://thenewgranburylive.com/acts/an-elvis-christmas/

HOLIDAY LIGHTS, EVENTS, & SANTA CLAUS SIGHTINGS

The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

November 27–January 17
The Modern trees will be illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby will be treated to a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities from the galleries. The museum is open with free gallery admission until 8 pm on Fridays.

https://www.themodern.org/modern-lights

Ho Ho Ho Holidays in the Stockyards

Visits with Cowboy Santa at the Fort Worth Stockyards

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/ho-ho-ho-holidays-in-the-stockyards/

Virtual Cookies with Santa at Amon Carter Museum

Dec 5th   1pm-2pm

Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a virtual hour of yuletide cheer! Enjoy greetings from Santa, holiday classics read by Mrs. Claus, and fun family activities. This event is open to all members.  Carter Family members also receive art-making supplies and a personalized video message from jolly ole Saint Nick himself! Instructions on how to pick up your art-making kit will be emailed prior to the event. If you’d like to receive a special video message from Santa following the event, please provide your children’s names when you register.

https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-merry-members

 

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

November 26th – January 3rd

Fill up your car, truck, or SUV and drive through millions of lights at Texas Motor Speedway. Due to the CDC guidelines regarding Covid -19, Santa’s Village will not be open this season. 

http://giftoflightstexas.com/

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Virtual Santa Visits at Northpark Center – Dallas

November 27-December 23

http://www.northparkcenter.com/events/northpark-virtual-visits-with-santa-claus

Breakfast with Santa

December 20th, 9:00am-10:30am
Brand New AC Hotel in downtown Fort Worth

Celebrate this holiday season at the new AC Hotel Fort Worth. Enjoy a family style breakfast with your favorite classic dishes. Meet Santa and enjoy cookies while listening to the Forte String Duo.
Guests are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Social distancing will be encouraged, and room capacity limitations observed.

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/64687280/undefined

Holidays at The Galleria Dallas

November 20-January 3

Reserve your time with Santa, experience Snow Day, Illumination Celebration, and The North Pole Express.  It’s a holiday wonderland for the entire
family!

 

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River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival

River & Blues Festival to Offer Fully Immersive Live Music Experiences This Weekend in Fort Worth. 

With just a few days to go, River & Blues Festival is gearing up for the live music festival experience of the year. The festival is offering multiple safe and fun experiences for its attendees, including Platinum and VIP opportunities.

“This is set to be a fantastic event,” said Jennifer Ellison, festival co-founder. “Not only are we bringing some of the best country and blues artists to Fort Worth, but we are excited to be working with some of Fort Worth’s best chefs to create a unique and fun festival experience for our guests.”

Along with a fantastic lineup of food trucks that will be available for all festival attendees, River & Blues Festival has enlisted Magdalena’s, Heim Barbecue, and Vestals for uniquemenus and chef experiences for VIP and Platinum ticket holders. In addition to this partnership, VIP and Platinum ticket holders will be treated to reserved stage-front seating, premium bar, exclusive parking, private restrooms and more. For more information on Platinum and VIP tickets for River & Blues Festival, please visit riverandbluesfest.com.

The river will ramblewith artists like Charley Crockett, Bart Crow,Casey James, Southern Avenue and more, November 13 & 14, 2020 at Panther Island Pavilion. Get the latest updates by following the River & Blues Festival on social at @riverandbluesfest.

About River & Blues:

River & Blues, LLC, was founded in 2019 by partners Jennifer Ellison of Ellison Event Productions, and Omar Ortiz of 83 Entertainment. Ellison and Ortiz have produced events such as the Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival and other concerts featuring artists including NEEDTOBREATHE, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott Band, Wade Bowen, Judah and the Lion, Ben Rector and more. Along with live music for the whole family, the weekend will include local fares, alcohol for purchase and specialized experiences in an engaging environment. For more details, visit riverandbluesfest.com.

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