Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021

As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING

We could reach and find a significance or a degree of separation between Fort Worth and the Battle of Puebla, but why?  Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2021 with a bit of hope in the air.  We can see a glimpse of normalcy in the future, WUFW invites you to approach Cinco De Mayo with extra vigor and fortitude in 2021.  Let’s use Cinco de Mayo as our opportunity to drown all of our COVID memories.

We at What’s Up Fort Worth cannot think of a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a frosty cold margarita from one of the Fort’s favorite eateries or bars.

Here’s the Top 10 List and More.  Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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Broadway Returns to Bass Performance Hall!

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Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021 As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING We could reach and...

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The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

The 40th Season of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

THE 40TH SEASON OF SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL® BEGINS APRIL 10TH!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is coming back better than ever and ready to celebrate its 40th season starting April 10, 2021! The season will run eight consecutive weekends April 10 – May 31, 2021 with a variety of exciting new shows and extraordinary new artisans along with long-time Festival favorites.

The health and safety of their employees, participants and visitors is Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s number one priority. They have worked closely with local authorities to ensure that all protocols and CDC guidelines will be followed so that they can conduct a safe and fun event for everyone. They have developed comprehensive guidelines and protocols that will be in place for the 2021 season for visitors and participants alike. These include temperature checks, a mask requirement, social distancing and more. These guidelines and protocols can be found on their website at www.SRFestival.com

There are fantastic new shows featuring acrobats, comedians, multi-instrumentalists, magicians, Scottish Bagpipe & drums, a dancing weasel, and even a sword swallower! New Artisans/Shoppes include offerings of unique jewelry, swords, wood carved art, wood burned art, cast concrete art, chocolates and CBD chocolates, chainmaille, sculpted fairies, teas & salts, 3-D wood art, Ocarinas, bamboo fly-rods, maps & scrolls, succulents, shells and gourds, and apparel & accessories. There are also three brand-new shoppes for patrons to explore! Plus, they will have an all new Parakeet Aviary this season! Scarborough’s performing company (Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts) has also been hard at work creating merry new characters and refining long-time favorites that will bring the re-created 16th Century Village of Scarborough alive!

“This has been a hard year for everyone, and we are very excited to be able to move forward with presenting the 40th season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® after the years’ respite” says Doug Keller, General Manager. “What better way to allow people to get outdoors, be entertained, and have some fun; all in a safe environment. We invite everyone to join in the 40th Anniversary celebrations and Step Back in Time for the Time of their Lives at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® starting on April 10th!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is a full day of interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that will run every Saturday & Sunday plus Memorial Day Monday, April 10 through May 31, 2021. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, a 50+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the hundreds of Scarborough shoppes and be amazed by authentic artisan demonstrations. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

The 2021 season begins with Travel Back in Time Weekend April 10th & 11th. It will be the “Kids Free Weekend” with up to three children (ages 5-12) being admitted free with each paid adult. Children 4 and under are always free. Seniors 65+ also get a special discount this weekend as well with half price tickets at the gate. Everyone can compete in the all-new facemask contest this weekend too!

The guest performers opening weekend are Scotland Rising, The Lynx Show, Gypsy Rox, Here be Pirates and the Accidental Acrobats. Guest Artisans are Two Tarts Toppers, Georgia Jones Godwin, and Silver Leaf Costumes.

Each successive weekend has a different theme that includes Artisan’s Showcase (4/17 & 18), Royal Ale Festival Weekend (4/24 & 25), Live the Fantasy & Spring Celebration (5/1 & 2), Celebrating Chivalry Weekend (5/8 & 9), Celtic Weekend (5/15 & 16), Legends of the Seas (5/22 & 23) and the Last Huzzah (5/29, 30 & 31). Each weekend also has a variety of special events.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM offers “Food Fit for a King” that is a step above the traditional “festival food”. Visitors can feast on our famous giant roasted turkey legs (over 20 tons are consumed each season), Scottish Eggs, the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas or try some of the daily special creations at our very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. Our full-service restaurant & bar, the Rose & Crown Inn, will be offering carry-out orders for signature items like Shepherd’s Pie, meat pies, and Muffulettas.

Visitors 21 and over can partake in Enchanted Manor Mead, a wide selection of craft, domestic and imported beer; wine, and other adult beverages at one of the 12 pubs and taverns. For those with more discerning palates there are daily wine and beer tasting events with each weekend having a different theme. Opening weekend’s themes will be wines of Spain and beers of Texas. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance at SRFestival.com or at the Festival (on festival days). Seating is limited and the tasting events regularly sell out, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. Participants must be 21+ to attend.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-Mobile’s 2021 Season offers many exciting new additions along with long time favorites for everyone to enjoy!

New Entertainment:

· Accidental Acrobats – This duo will flip, tumble & crash their way into your hearts with a spectacle of super-human stunts & pun-derful antics! (April 10 – May 16 only)
· Celtic Legacy – World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin’ guitars and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads! (April 24 – May 31 only)
· Cirque La Vie – A non-stop exciting family friendly circus show full danger, comedy lovable characters and a Viking! (May 8 – 31 only)
· Emrys Fleet’s Rat Extravaganza – A hilarious comedy show featuring Pesky the Wonderous one-eyed rat and Wilbur the Dancing weasel! (May 8 – May 31 only)
· The Inheritance – In the spirit of the Romany, enjoy this band of multi-instrumentalists including accordion, clarinet, taboura & percussion! (April 17 – 25 only)
· Gypsy Rox – Crossing tonal boundaries with violin, guitar & vocals on their backs with a mix of Celtic, Gypsy, Medieval music! (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Here be Pirates! – Captain James and first mate Rose regale with tales of their boldness, their bravery, and their stupidity on the high seas. Come as you ARR, because Here Be Pirates. (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Lady Genevieve – In the long folk tradition of bards, Lady Genevieve performs her unique brand of guitar & vocal faire favorites
· The Lynx Show – A one-of-a-kind comedy, sword swallowing, magic show. (April 10 – May 2 only)
· The Pinwheel Side Show – Pippsy the clown brings the amazing world of sideshow to the stage!
· Rat Puck – Rat Puck is a game for Kings and Commoners alike similar the the Scottish “golf” but played with rats and sticks! Rat Puck! Puck we Must! (May 8 – May 31 only)
· Rose & Thorny – Rose (Iris and Rose) and Thorny (The Flaming Idiots) a new show involving two longtime veterans of the stage. Presenting funny and bawdy songs both original and classic, intertwined with jokes, limericks and toasts. PG-16
· Scotland Rising – A festival pipe band with 2 world class pipers and a world class percussionist and insult to the music world front guy! (April 10 – April 18 only)
· Shakespeare Approves – Join your friendly, neighborhood Shakespeare as he takes you on an audience-interactive, improvisational adventure that is shaped to be fun for everyone! (May 22 – 31 only)
· Statue Comedius de Marbelous – There are many living statues, but Comedius de Marbelous is the only one ancient Lively Statue! (April 24 – May 31 only)

New & Guest Artisans:

· Aisling Designs – Cast Concrete Art
· Artemis Designs – Silver Cast Jewelry
· Carnelian Star -Pearl Jewelry
· CBD Dragon Sweets – Chocolates & CBD Chocolates
· A Chained Reaction – Chainmaille
· Fairies of the Swamp & Salt Cellar – Sculpted Fairies, Teas, Sales & Boot Shine
· Georgia Jones – Godwin – Clay Scuplture
· Gypsie Isle Trading Company – Clothing
· Gypsy Eyes – Face Painting
· Jewelry Designs by E. Paule – Jewelry
· John’s Woods – 3-D Wood Art
· Jubo Flutes – Ocarinas
· King’s Flyrods – Hand Made Bamboo Fly Rods
· Masquerade Life Casting – Body Castings & Original Sculptures (May 8 – 16 only)
· Medieval Mapmaker – Maps & Scrolls
· The Quriky Cork – Succulents, Shells & Gourds
· Sabersmith – Swords & Blades
· Sculpted – Connie Colten Jewelry – (May 8 – 16 only)
· Silverleaf Costumes – Costumes – (April 11 – May 13 only)
· Sinclair Wood Carving – Wood Carved Art
· Tarot by Kolisha – Tarot & Palm Readings
· Two Tarts Toppers – Decorated Hats (April 10 – May 2 only)
· Wood, Willow & Whatknots – Incense, Wood Burning & Beaded Jewelry

2021 Daily Wine & Beer Tasting Themes:

· April 10 & 11 Wines of Spain / Beers of Texas
· April 17 & 18 Wines of Italy / Beers of Belgium
· April 24 & 25 Will it Blend? (wine) / Blind Date (beer)
· May 1 & 2 Wines of Germany / Beers of Germany
· May 8 & 9 Wines of the New World / Beers of the New World – Traditional
· May 15 & 16 Wines of France / Beers of the Celtic Isles
· May 22 & 23 Wines from Down Under / Beers of the New World – Creative
· May 29, 30 & 31 Flynn’s Favorites (wine) / Seamus Suggests (beer)

A Few Other Things to Note

· Scarborough Renaissance Festival® presented by T-MobileTM is family friendly with many performances and activities for kids such as two different Children’s Knighting Ceremonies, the Mermaid Lagoon, Accidental Acrobats, Emrys Fleet’s Rat Extravaganza, Cirque du Sewer, Shakespeare Approves!, Nature of Mercy, Sir Real the Puppet Man, a Parakeet Aviary, Renaissance Rides, games of skill and much more!

· There are some performances that are geared toward a more mature audience (16+). They include Arthur Greenleaf Holmes the Wildly Inappropriate Poet, Christophe the Insultor, Rose & Thorny – Wild and Thorny, and the King’s Pub – Pub Sing.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2021 presented by T-MobileTM is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, April 10 – May 31, 2021 from 10 AM to 7 PM rain or shine. Located in Waxahachie, Texas, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth on FM 66 off of I-35E.

Admission is $37 for adults and $17 for children, ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are always admitted free. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at North Texas Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores starting April 3rd and a special discount offer can be found at participating T-Mobile stores starting April 3rd
as well. Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is also sponsored by Dr Pepper.

For more information visit www.SRFestival.com. Facebook & Twitter (@SRFestival) or on Instagram (@theSRFestival).

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Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021 As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING We could reach and...

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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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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.
Mayfest – Facebook
Mayfest – Twitter
Mayfest – Instagram

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Broadway Returns to Bass Performance Hall!

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces 2021-2022 Broadway at the Bass Season FORT WORTH, Texas (May 10, 2021) – Broadway shows are returning to Fort Worth as Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the...

Multi-Platinum Trio Lady A to Headline Two Nights at Billy Bob’s Texas

Five-time Grammy awarding-winning group Lady A is set to headlineat the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas, on July 16th and 17th. The shows mark the trio’s first appearance at the venue. Country music newcomer Jameson Rodgers will open the show on July...

Celebrated Collection of Asian Masterworks on view at the Kimbell Art Museum

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society June 27–September 5, 2021  FORT WORTH, TX – The Kimbell Art Museum presents Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia...

Who needs Uber and Lyft? The Fort has ZipZone!

By Malcolm Mayhew   There are now more zones in the ZIPZONE.    Trinity Metro recently announced it has expanded the coverage areas of its burgeoning rideshare program. In addition to the Near Southside, ZIPZONE riders can now be zipped in between locations in the TCU...

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021 As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING We could reach and...

Celebrate World Whisky Day in the Fort

FORT WORTH DISTILLERIES Convert a beautiful golf course with panaromic views of downtown Fort Worth,  Select a tiny corner of downtown Fort Worth with a questionable history, known as Hell’s Half Acre, Throw in a historic building with some…Yes, black-eyed peas with a...

Mother’s Day in Fort Worth

Mom says to continue to follow social distancing guidelines, even on Mother’s Day.  Listen to your mother!  We will have many more years ahead to get up close and personal, but let’s stay on track with COVID-19 this Mother’s Day and continue to follow the guidelines...

Four Day Weekend Re-Opens at Limited Capacity

DFW’s premier comedy group returns from its government Mandated Pandemic Hibernation  Critically-acclaimed comedy theaters will re-open both their Fort Worth and Dallas Locations on May 14th.  Tickets are available starting May 1st. The cast is vaccinated, and safety...

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...

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,...

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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Broadway Returns to Bass Performance Hall!

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces 2021-2022 Broadway at the Bass Season FORT WORTH, Texas (May 10, 2021) – Broadway shows are returning to Fort Worth as Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the...

Multi-Platinum Trio Lady A to Headline Two Nights at Billy Bob’s Texas

Five-time Grammy awarding-winning group Lady A is set to headlineat the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas, on July 16th and 17th. The shows mark the trio’s first appearance at the venue. Country music newcomer Jameson Rodgers will open the show on July...

Celebrated Collection of Asian Masterworks on view at the Kimbell Art Museum

Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society June 27–September 5, 2021  FORT WORTH, TX – The Kimbell Art Museum presents Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia...

Who needs Uber and Lyft? The Fort has ZipZone!

By Malcolm Mayhew   There are now more zones in the ZIPZONE.    Trinity Metro recently announced it has expanded the coverage areas of its burgeoning rideshare program. In addition to the Near Southside, ZIPZONE riders can now be zipped in between locations in the TCU...

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo | 2021 As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. NOTHING We could reach and...

Celebrate World Whisky Day in the Fort

FORT WORTH DISTILLERIES Convert a beautiful golf course with panaromic views of downtown Fort Worth,  Select a tiny corner of downtown Fort Worth with a questionable history, known as Hell’s Half Acre, Throw in a historic building with some…Yes, black-eyed peas with a...

Mother’s Day in Fort Worth

Mom says to continue to follow social distancing guidelines, even on Mother’s Day.  Listen to your mother!  We will have many more years ahead to get up close and personal, but let’s stay on track with COVID-19 this Mother’s Day and continue to follow the guidelines...

Four Day Weekend Re-Opens at Limited Capacity

DFW’s premier comedy group returns from its government Mandated Pandemic Hibernation  Critically-acclaimed comedy theaters will re-open both their Fort Worth and Dallas Locations on May 14th.  Tickets are available starting May 1st. The cast is vaccinated, and safety...

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...

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,...