GM Financial Parade of Lights

GM Financial Parade of Lights

GM FINANCIAL PARADE OF LIGHTS RETURNS LIVE TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR THE 39th YEAR ON NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Tickets for reserved “Street Seats” on sale now; float applications are being accepted until October 15

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (September 15, 2021) – The GM Financial Parade of Lights will illuminate the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for the 39th year on Sunday, November 21, at 6 p.m. This year’s “Making Spirits Bright”-themed parade will mark the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with holiday decor and over half a million sparkling lights. Reserved “Street Seats” are available for purchase now starting at $15 here: www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/parade-information/street-seats/.

What began in 1983 with a crowd of only 25,000 spectators and 25 floats has grown to become Fort Worth’s most beloved holiday tradition and Texas’ largest illuminated holiday procession. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the Parade took place inside the Fort Worth Convention Center in front of a virtual audience, but garnered an Emmy nomination for its live broadcast on KTXA-TV and Facebook.

In 2021, North Texas families can once again gather to experience the melodies of energetic marching bands, 100+ professionally designed floats, sparkling antique cars, precision equestrian units, festive horse-drawn carriages, and carolers spreading holiday cheer along the parade route. The night will conclude with Santa and Mrs. Claus appearing on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float.

“Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII) first produced the Parade of Lights to showcase the rich culture and community of Downtown Fort Worth,” said Nina Petty, chair of DFWII’s Festivals and Events Committee. “39 years later, this mission stands true, and we are thrilled to bring this tradition back to the streets of Downtown and do our part to ‘make spirits bright’ for our beloved community.”

There are many opportunities to participate in the 2021 GM Financial Parade of Lights:

  • Reserve “Street Seats”: While the parade is free and open-to-the-public, attendees can get the most illuminating experience by purchasing reserved tickets, or “Street Seats,” in advance. Tickets start at $15 and are available for purchase now. To view all reserved seating options and discounted packaged ticket prices, visit: www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/Parade-Info/Street-Seats/
  • Enter a Float: Applications are open until October 15 for those interested in entering a float in the 2021 parade. Entry forms and rates can be found at www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/participate
  • Volunteer: Hundreds of volunteers are what make the parade a success year-after-year, with opportunities available in hospitality, merchandise sales, stand and seating attendants, staging areas, entry check-in, and more. Volunteers can sign up online here: www.fortworthparadeoflights.org/participate/volunteer/
  • Become a Sponsor: As a 501c (3) non-profit organization, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. seeks the support of corporate sponsors and partners to help maintain the free and high-quality production of the parade for the Fort Worth community. Sponsorship opportunities, levels and benefits can be found online, here: www.FortWorthParadeOfLights.org/Sponsors.

The official hashtag for the 2021 GM Financial Parade of Lights is #ParadeOfLights2021. For the latest updates on the 39th annual GM Financial Parade of Lights, visit the Parade of Lights:

ABOUT THE GM FINANCIAL PARADE OF LIGHTS
Celebrating its 39th year in 2021, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will take place on Sunday, November 21, and feature more than 100 illuminated floats marching down a 1.59-mile parade route in Downtown Fort Worth. Event producers Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. first staged the parade in 1983 as a means to help shift perceptions of the Central Business District. It has since grown to become one of the largest illuminated parades in the U.S. with nearly 100 entries and thousands in attendance. 2021 parade sponsors include title sponsor GM Financial, Bell, Tarrant County College, Karen and Larry Anfin, Atmos Energy, City Center Fort Worth, Visit Fort Worth, Hear Fort Worth, 95.9 The Ranch, and 92.1 Hank FM. For more information, visit www.FortWorthParadeofLights.org.

ABOUT GM FINANCIAL
General Motors Financial Company, Inc. is the wholly-owned captive finance subsidiary of General Motors Company and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. To learn more about career opportunities at GM Financial, visit www.gmfinancial.com/careers. For more information on the company, visit www.gmfinancial.com.

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Fort Worth Stockyards Host Labor Day Celebration Stockyards Style

HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS TO HOST LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN STOCKYARDS STYLE 

Three Rodeos, Live Music, and Lawn Party

Presented by Shiner, Plus Much More!

The Historic Fort Worth Stockyards will host a Labor Day celebration from Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, 2021, bringing locals and visitors together for four days of live music, giveaways, craft beverages, rodeos, and more! In celebration of Shiner Beer’s newest lager, 1909, the Stockyards is hosting a lawn party featuring lawn games, plenty of shade to relax, and $4 draft beers throughout the entire weekend.

The weekend will feature rodeos each night, including the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, the world’s only year-round rodeo, happening on Friday, September 3, at 7:30 p.m. with free admission for kids; Cavendar’s Turquoise Trophy PRCA Rodeo on Saturday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.; and a Labor Day Sunday Matinee Rodeo presented by American Hat Co. at 2 p.m., all taking place at the Cowtown Coliseum. The rodeos are perfect for guests looking for an authentic Western cowboy experience on Labor Day weekend. 

To add to the Labor Day weekend festivities, there will be live music all weekend, featuring Squeeze Box Bandits, Aurora Bleu, Dexter Rowe Band, and others. For more information and performance times, visit fortworthstockyards.org.

Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6, 2021            

Fort Worth Stockyards

131 E Exchange Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76164   

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Oktoberfest Fort Worth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 23-25, 2021

FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a three-day Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion! Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2021 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with midway rides, dachshund races, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages. New this year, Chardon Polka Band, is a nationally recognized modern polka band bringing polka to a new generation. They will be joined by Oktoberfest Fort Worth fan favorite Alex Meixner and rounding out the set list are other Oktoberfest favorites Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Das Ist Lustig, Auf Geht’s, Nick Ballarini and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.

Spaten will be on tap, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories.

Back by popular demand is Reata Haus – a unique German pop-up restaurant. Reata Haus offers table-service in the airconditioned Spaten Halle, authentic German cuisine and a Weinbar for attendees to purchase a glass of wine.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 25. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2021 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Visit Oktoberfestfw.com for festival information and to purchase tickets.

 

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Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration

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Add to the weekend fun by going to the Cowtown Coliseum and checking out the Stockyards Championship and PRCA Rodeos where you can put on your boots and see some of the best rodeo athletes in the game. Whether barrel racing or bull riding is your thing, there is something for everyone to enjoy! In addition, guests will be able to check out the Junior NFR finals happening on Saturday, July 3 at 11am where the world champions will be crowned!

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Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, live music, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 PM and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free!

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July 3rd:  Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

July 2nd– 4th   Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

July 3rd & July 4th:  Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration | Lone Star Park

July 4th:  City of Burleson Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series with 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th:  39th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | Grapevine, Texas

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Blue Oyster Cult |  Weatherford, Texas

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s Freedom & Fireworks |  Granbury, Texas

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown | Addison, Texas

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

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

July 4th:  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show | Hurst, Texas

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Fest | Bedford, Texas

July 3rd:  Keller Lights | Keller, Texas

July 4th:  Boomin 4th | Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

July 3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fireworks | Midlothian, Texas

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration | Cleburne, Texas

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s All American Fireworks & Festival | Roanoke, Texas

July 4th:  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main | Rowlett, Texas

July 4th:  Plano’s All American 4th of July | Plano, Texas

 

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

 

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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 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.

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FROM DILAPIDATED TO REJUVENATED: HISTORIC THEATER IN FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS TO AUDIENCES AFTER 30 YEARSNewly renovated Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theater announces its first live family-friendly event (Fort Worth, TX, May 11, 2021) --...

Gymnastics Tour

Simone! Jade! MyKayla! Jordan! Grace! Simone Biles and Teammates Headline Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour Landing in Fort Worth on OctoberFRISCO, TX (August 19, 2021) – Straight from the world stage, the best gymnasts in the U.S. featuring the most decorated...

Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series Tickets on Sale Friday, August 13!FORT WORTH, Texas (August 9, 2021) – Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the...

Willie Nelson at Billy Bob’s in November!

Willie Nelson – November 20, 2021 Country music legend, Willie Nelson will take the stage on Saturday, November 20th. A friend of Billy Bob’s since the very beginning, Willie will return for his 58th show at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. His first show took place on...