Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we’re already spoiled! But we’ve got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday’s 10 Best traveler’s choice awards! Take a look and VOTE FOR FOSSIL RIM!

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one of 19 facilities in contention for Best Safari Park in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! 

The contest began in the spring, but was paused until June 15. In the early days since voting has resumed, Fossil Rim has powered its way into first place thanks to the support of people like you. 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR FOSSIL RIM!

If you want to help us, it is easy to do. Each day from each of your various devices (smartphone, laptop, etc.) you can cast one vote. In fact, you can keep going back to this email each day and clicking on the VOTE button to go make your selection. Daily voting will continue until July 6.

If you were no longer able to use this post to access voting for some reason, you can always go to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Facebook page and there will be a pinned post with a voting link.

Thanks in advance for any votes you cast on our behalf and please share with your family and friends who also love Fossil Rim! 

 Live Music & Events 

  Live Music  

  Comedy  

  Festivals 

  Big Concerts  

 Things to Do 

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...

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!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

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...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

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...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

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...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...

Tubing, Rockin’ the River, and MORE from Panther Island

Tubing, Rockin’ the River, and MORE from Panther Island

Tubing returns to Panther Island Pavilion and is expanded to 6 days a week! Live music is now all weekend long.  Rockin’ the River presented by Coors Light, returns for the 10th year on Saturdays with five bands and a fireworks show.  Sunday Funday, the more laid back-floating event, continues on Sundays but now with live acoustic music acts. New this year, the public can rent tubes and pedal boats Tuesday – Friday.  Panther Island Pavilion offers a lazy lake- like float right in the heart of Fort Worth. You can enter and exit the river at the public beach and enjoy a relaxing day on the Trinity River. Feel free to bring your own tube or you can rent one from us, either way Panther Island Pavilion is your go-to summer destination. Those looking to venture further upstream can rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports.

SUMMER FLOAT EXPERIENCE

NEW THIS YEAR
Weekday Tube and Pedal Boat Rentals – June 30 – September 4

Tuesday – Friday

12pm – 6pm

Bring a picnic, chair, or blanket and enjoy the public beach and the beautiful park space at Panther Island Pavilion.

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream for sale.

Credit Card only.  No Cash Accepted

https://www.pantherislandpavilion.com/things-to-do/

 

Sunday Funday Returns –  June 28 – September 6, 2020

Simply put, Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. This laid back and family-friendly series takes place every Sunday in the summer. In addition to tube and boat rentals, patrons can enjoy acoustic live music shows, yoga classes, dog adoptions, and more.

Every Sunday

12pm – 6pm

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Credit Card Only.  No Cash Accepted.

Free Admission.  Free Parking

No outside food or beverages allowed.

www.sundayfundayfw.com

 

Rockin’ the River, Presented by Coors Light Returns – July 11 – August 8

The summer turns up a notch when Rockin’ the River returns.  The original social-distanced event is back with five of your favorite bands playing from the Coors Light Waterfront Stage each Saturday. From a tube or from the shore, concertgoers can spread out and enjoy plenty of open space, fresh air, and their favorite Texas/Red Dirt artists with a little rock and soul. The night is capped off with a Texas-Sized fireworks show.  This event is generously sponsored by Coors Light, 95.9 the Ranch, and North Texas Marine.

Every Saturday

1pm – 9:30pm

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Credit Card Only.  No Cash Accepted.

Free Admission.  $10 Parking

No outside food or beverages allowed.

www.rockintheriverfw.com

 

Proceeds from the Panther Island tube rentals benefit river recreation and programming on Panther Island brought to you by the Tarrant Regional Water District.  www.trwd.com

 

With your health and safety our primary concern, we will be adhering to the State of Texas executive orders regarding social gatherings of our size and will work to provide the best possible experience for all. Some, but not all, safety precautions include hand sanitizing stations throughout the Panther Island Pavilion beach area; cleaning and sanitizing recreational water equipment after use; disinfecting hard surfaces such as porta-potties, picnic tables, and chairs; social distancing observed in seating and food and beverage lines; posters reminding everyone to follow social distancing; contactless payment options; and all bartenders and event staff wearing PPE if in close contact with customers.

Nothing is as distintively Fort Worth as Panther Island Pavilion! For ten years, Rockin’ the River has combined everything we love about Fort Worth Festivals — Live Music, Cold Drinks, and the Waters.  We just received word that Panther Island Pavilion is BACK IN ACTION.  Take a look…

Live Theater & Performing Arts

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

 Things to Do 

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...

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!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

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...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

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...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

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...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...

Trinity Metro receives $600K grant!

Trinity Metro receives $600K grant!

We live in the best city on the planet, and one of the reasons Fort Worth is an amazing place to live is her commitment to always improve.  Walkability and community mobility are a huge deal everywhere, and we’re thrilled with the work that Trinity Metro has done to make our communities more mobile.  Just heard some great news about Federal investment in our city’s improvement, and wanted to pass it along!

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that it has awarded $600,000 to Trinity Metro to support a comprehensive planning project to improve access to public transportation. The funds are from FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, which assists communities that are developing new or expanded mass transit systems, such as bus rapid transit. The planning grant is part of a partnership project with the City of Fort Worth to develop TOD along East Lancaster Avenue.

“We are excited about this opportunity to work with the city on another important transit initiative,” said Bob Baulsir, CEO and president of Trinity Metro. “We appreciate the FTA’s funding for this project.”

In 2019, the City of Fort Worth initiated a study, Transit Moves Fort Worth, to increase public transit’s role in the overall transportation system. The study identified some key corridors and recommended high-capacity transit on those corridors. East Lancaster Avenue is the highest ridership corridor in the Trinity Metro network, making East Lancaster the most suitable route for implementing high capacity transit like Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or rapid transit.

Trinity Metro and the City of Fort Worth partnered on the grant application to conduct a comprehensive analysis of economic development opportunity, transit-supportive land use and infrastructure improvements to enhance ridership through the development of a comprehensive TOD plan for the East Lancaster Avenue corridor. The East Lancaster BRT project is expected to enter Small Starts in the near future.

“We are proud to support our local partners as they plan for transit-oriented development that better connects residents to jobs, education and services,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “This funding will help improve the quality of life of riders in communities across America.

The Pilot Program for TOD Planning funds comprehensive planning projects near public transportation that improve access, encourage ridership and spur economic and mixed-use development. Planning projects were selected for funding based on criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

About Trinity Metro

Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, ACCESS paratransit, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

Live Theater & Performing Arts

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

 Things to Do 

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...

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!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

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...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

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...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

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...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...
Billy Bob’s Texas announces FIVE SHOWS!

Billy Bob’s Texas announces FIVE SHOWS!

Fort Worth wouldn’t be Fort Worth without Billy Bob’s Texas — The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk! We’ve been eagerly anticipating reopen dates for our favorite live music venues in town, and we’ve just heard some very exciting news from the heart of live music in Fort Worth’s Stockyards.

FIVE NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED JUST IN TIME TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, JUNE 16 AT 10 AM – BILLYBOBSTEXAS.COM
Howdy y’all!

We’re still here and we’ve missed you. Our team has taken this time to make some major renovations to our beloved club. We’ve completely renovated the restrooms in the southwest corner of the club, made some upgrades to our kitchen, and have painted and patched many areas that were showing their age. These projects would have been nearly impossible to complete without this downtime, and we are grateful to have been able to use it wisely and make some much-needed improvements.

We aren’t quite ready to open our doors yet, but that announcement is coming soon – we promise! However, we are ready to announce FIVE NEW SHOWS!

Thursday, July 2 – Randall King
Friday, July 3 – Neal McCoy
Saturday, July 4 – The Bellamy Brothers
Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 – Mike Ryan

Though the current mandates listed in Phase 3 of Governor Abbott’s reopening plan states that bars can open at 50% capacity, we feel that in the interest of health and safety for our staff, guests, and entertainers, we will be opening at HALF of the restricted capacity.

Therefore, this concert will be limited to 1,500 tickets.
1000 socially distanced Reserved Seats
500 socially distanced General Admission

There will be no bull riding or valet during these shows.

THURSDAY, JULY 2 – RANDALL KING
With Nashville artist Randall King, what you see is what you get. The wide-brimmed hat reveals his proud southern heritage. Piercing eyes flash the integrity he values above all else. Worn-in boots bare the scars of countless hours under the hot sun. And that easy smile hints at the soul of a Western poet. One of country’s new crop of modern traditionalists, he’s never lived outside the endless plains of West Texas – and his sound is steeped in their timeless beauty, both gritty and graceful at the same time. King’s music captures that essence, showcasing a talent who’s never been afraid to be himself.

THURSDAY, JULY 2
Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: RANDALL KING at 9 PM
$25 Reserved Seats / $14 General Admission

FRIDAY, JULY 3 – NEAL McCOY has released fifteen studio albums on various labels and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, he broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life. Neal first came to Billy Bob’s Texas performing with the house band Texas Pride. As a headliner, he has performed more than 25 times and Billy Bob’s Country Club season ticket holders have voted him their favorite entertainer.

FRIDAY, JULY 3
Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: NEAL McCOY at 10 PM
$25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

SATURDAY, JULY 4 – THE BELLAMY BROTHERS
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously—The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A. The Bellamys are showing a new generation of country music how it’s done. “We’re old road dogs,” grins Howard when asked about the motivation behind the brothers 200 plus concert dates each year. Adds David: “Our live draw is bigger than it was in the ‘80’s. I think the same people that grew up with us and with our music in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s obviously have raised a whole new generation of Bellamy fans who started toddling to our music. Now they’re turning up at our concerts as college kids, who are really turned on and tuned in to us and our music….it’s a great feeling.”

INDEPENDENCE DAY! SATURDAY, JULY 4

Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: THE BELLAMY BROTHERS at 10 PM
$25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

FRIDAY, JULY 10 & SATURDAY, JULY 11 –
MIKE RYAN is a San Antonio, TX born singer/songwriter who has accumulated fans across the US and throughout the world with powerful, whiskey smooth vocals and well-crafted lyrics. His thoughtful writing style evokes emotion and plants the audience inside his songs.  Mike’s brand of country music, infused with southern rock and soulful rhythms, has generated over 105 million streams to date.  Skillful with a writer’s pen, and pure entertainment with a guitar, Mike has secured a notable reputation among country music fans.

FRIDAY, JULY 10 & SATURDAY, JULY 11
Honky Tonk Stage: NILES CITY BAND at 8 PM
Showroom: MIKE RYAN at 10 PM
Friday: $25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission
Saturday: $25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

UPCOMING EVENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 – LONE STAR 92.5 SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

We’ve seen a lot of change this year, but one thing stays true, Lone Star 92.5, iHeart partners, and Billy Bob’s Texas continues to help keep the summer blood supply ready for the unexpected!

Summer is always a rough time for the blood supply. During this unique time of social distancing, canceled company and school blood drives, and other rapidly changing conditions, our combined efforts will be needed even more.

Make your appointment online to #GiveForLife or call/text 800-366-2834 to schedule.

Thursday, June 25 | Times: 6 AM – 7 PM | Hosted by Bo & Jim
Parking is complimentary in the main Billy Bob’s parking lot, and in the lot to the east of the building.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU
SAFELY REOPENING BILLY BOB’S TEXAS

At Billy Bob’s Texas, we remain dedicated to the health and well-being of our staff and our guests. Much like the State of Texas, we will open up our beloved Honky Tonk in phases allowing us to get back to business in the safest, most efficient manner possible.

Billy Bob’s Texas will provide a safe, clean, and fun experience for everyone with the implementation of the following sanitation and safety measures:

       Follow recommendations & guidelines from the CDC as well as local health authorities and
       Limited capacities.
       Temperature checks for every employee as they enter the building.
       Additional cleanliness and health protocols.
       All guests enter through the West Side doors by the Box Office.
       Use of a non-invasive thermal camera as guests enter the building.
o   If a guest registers a high temperature, they will be pulled aside for additional screening.
o   If the guest continues to register a high temperature, they will be asked to leave. If concert tickets are involved, a full refund will be offered.
o   A member of our sanitation team will immediately wipe down and clean the area.
       Hand sanitizer available throughout the building.
       Socially distanced markers throughout the building
       A dedicated Sanitation Team are routinely cleaning high-traffic areas before, during, and after operating hours.
       Single-serve condiments in the Honky Tonk Kitchen.
       Disposable utensils and disposable or digital menus in the Honky Tonk Kitchen.

In order to make sure your visit is a safe and fun one, we need a little help from YOU!
       Observe and comply with signage and guidelines posted throughout the club.
       Wash your hands. Make good choices. Respect social distancing.
       If you’re not feeling well or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, PLEASE STAY HOME!

Learn more at billybobstexas.com/news/safeandclean

 Live Music & Events 

  Live Music  

  Comedy  

  Festivals 

  Big Concerts  

 Things to Do 

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...

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!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

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...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

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...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

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...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...

Fort Worth’s Fourth announces Festival Adjustments

Fort Worth’s Fourth announces Festival Adjustments

What’s Up Fort Worth is always on the lookout for updates on our favorite annual events and festivals.  It’s been one heck of a year, and there’s been a lot of shifts and cancellations. Unfortunately, social distancing requirements have forced adjustments to be made to one of our favorite annual festivals — Panther Island’s Fort Worth’s Fourth.  Here’s a quick update from the Panther Island Team regarding this year’s Fourth of July events.

For the health and safety of our community, it is with a saddened heart that we had to modify this year’s Annual Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebration. Our skies will still be lit with the largest fireworks show in the metroplex; however, the festival portion of the event will not take place. To limit gathering, Panther Island Pavilion will be closed and there will be no activities.

We will still celebrate our nation’s birthday with our largest fireworks show ever. This year we celebrate those who fought for our freedom and honor our first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone on the front line.

Watch the largest fireworks show on the Fourth of July in North Texas from the comfort of your home, backyard or balcony. The show will be larger and taller this year so it can be seen from a distance! Everything will be high in the sky! NO GROUND EFFECTS AT PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION. DO NOT COME TO THE VENUE.

Panther Island Fort Worth's Fourth

Kayaks, SUPs or canoes are not allowed on the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion for the Fourth of July fireworks. Upstream river access will end at the Henderson Street Bridge on the Clear Fork and at the Fort Worth & Western Railroad Bridge on the West Fork. Downstream river access will end at the North Main Street Bridge on the West Fork. Follow all signs and stay out of the fireworks zone for your own safety. Additionally, motor boats are prohibited on the Trinity River.

 

Live Theater & Performing Arts

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

 Things to Do 

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...

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!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

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...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

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The Kimbell Art Museum announces Reopening!

The Kimbell Art Museum announces Reopening!

Fort Worth’s art scene is a really big deal, and a major part of that fame is due to our Cultural District.  We’ve been watching Fort Worth’s major museums closely, eagerly anticipating reopening details.  This just came through from The Kimbell Art Museum, and we can’t wait to drop by.

The Kimbell will reopen to patrons on Saturday, June 20, with member preview days beginning Thursday, June 18. The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. While we pride ourselves on visitors’ personal experience and engagement in the museum, our new health and safety measures require the temporary suspension of certain activities and accommodations, as well as the addition of new visitor guidelines and staff protocols. See below or visit our website. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back in a safe and responsible way.

We are excited to announce the special exhibition, Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, has been extended through July! Visitors will have another opportunity to experience these magnificent Renaissance and Baroque works rarely seen outside of Naples, Italy. 
Tickets
Visitors are encouraged to purchase exhibition tickets online (on sale June 19); tickets may also be purchased on-site. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. 
Members
Members may bypass the ticket line and show their member ID card to enter the special exhibition. Join or Renew
Online Experiences
Download the ARTMinded podcast: Spotify • iTunes
YouTube Flesh and Blood Playlist

Know Before You Go: Visitor Guidelines

If you’re sick, stay home.
For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of a respiratory illness should stay home.

Wear a mask
All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a mask during their visit to the Kimbell. Masks are available upon request. All Kimbell staff are required to wear masks.

Social distancing
Visitors and staff must allow six feet of separation between themselves and others. The museum has signage and other visual reminders to ensure visitors maintain a safe social distance.

Bring your own device
Audio wands are no longer available for lease. Visitors are encouraged to download the Kimbell app (iTunes • Google Play) on their personal device and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the permanent collection and special exhibition.

Temporary suspensions
The Kimbell Buffet and Piano Café will be temporarily closed. An exhibition shop will be open in the Piano Pavilion with limited offerings.
The north and west galleries and the lower level of the Piano Pavilion are closed.
Parcel check is closed. No large bags or backpacks are allowed. Soft-front baby carriers and strollers are allowed.
The special assistance vehicle that transports visitors between the two buildings will be temporarily suspended to maintain social distancing.
Visitors who need additional assistance can visit the accessibility webpage or call 817-332-8451 during regular museum hours for assistance.
Drinking fountains are not available. Bottled water is available for purchase at the exhibition shop in the Piano Pavilion.
Family drop-in spaces, including Studio A, are temporarily closed.
All on-site programs and events are cancelled until further notice. Please check the calendar for online programs.

Limited capacity
In accordance with local and state guidelines, capacity in the galleries is limited to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Sanitizing stations
Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the buildings. Custodial staff have increased their cleaning frequency among high-touch locations.

Visitor compliance
Visitors are asked to comply with all Kimbell signage and personnel requests. The safety and comfort of our entire community is our top priority.

Visit kimbellart.org for full details and up-to-date information.

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