Fort Worth Oktoberfest at Trinity Park!

Fort Worth Oktoberfest at Trinity Park!

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Tickets go on Sale for the Fort Worth Oktoberfest Authentic German festival to be held at Trinity Park September 22-24, 2022.

Tickets are on sale now for Fort Worth Oktoberfest – a three-day Munich-style celebration of German culture. Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2022 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Fort Worth Oktoberfest 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 carnival rides, dachshund races, bier barrel rolling, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include German polka and party bands, on multiple stages. This year’s lineup includes Grammy nominated Alex Meixner, Alpenmusikanten, Chardon Polka Band, Das Ist Lustig, Ginny Mac, Mike and the Middletones, Walburg Boys, Nick Ballarini and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.

Spaten will be on tap, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers. 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 and Dirndls and a variety of other German accessories.

Festival tickets range from $10-$20 and are available for purchase online through September 24. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2022 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 www.fortworthoktoberfest.com for festival information and to purchase tickets. Fort Worth Oktoberfest is presented by Spaten and benefits Fort Worth Park and Recreation. Supporting sponsors are KDFW Fox 4, 95.9 The Ranch and 92.1 Hank FM.

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Internationally Acclaimed ‘LIGHTSCAPE’ Coming to Fort Worth Botanic Garden for 2022 Holiday Season

From November 18 through January 8, Lightscape will illuminate evenings at the Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures, bluebonnets, and artistic installations throughout a spectacular one-mile winding walking trail 

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the 2022 holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape will feature spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. 

Starting November 18 and running through January 8 on select nights, Lightscape ticketholders will walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating wave of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations, while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail. 

Tickets are required for admittance, with entry times available every 15 minutes from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly. The average tour time from start to finish is 1.5 hours, although there is no time limit. Tickets go on sale today at https://fwbg.org/lightscape at the following price levels:  

  • Adults: $28* 
  • Children (ages 3-12): $18* 
  • Infants (0-2 years old): free 
  • Groups of 20 or more: 10% off  

*FWBG members receive $5 off of each ticket 

“We are beyond ecstatic to announce that Lightscape is making its debut in Fort Worth during the 2022 holiday season, and that North Texans will have the opportunity to experience this internationally renowned holiday light show at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the first time ever,” said Patrick Newman, CEO & president of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. “Following sold-out shows in cities across the world, we look forward to transforming the Garden into an enchanting after-dark spectacular like no other.” 

Lightscape will be produced by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in association with Sony Music, creatively produced by Culture Creative, and promoted in partnership with WAD Entertainment. 

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July 4thFort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at the 15th Annual 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, kid activities, live music, and a fireworks show.  Admission is Free. https://fortworthsfourth.com/ 

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July 3rd and 4th:  Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden July 4th Celebration

Pack a picnic, gather the whole family, and join our annual all-American July 4th celebration at Concerts in the Garden! Hear your favorite patriotic songs and marches in our exhilarating Independence Day celebration, which offers one of the best fireworks displays in the area. It’s a Fort Worth 4th of July tradition!

https://fwsymphony.org/22-23-subscriptions-and-series/concerts-in-the-garden/july-4th-celebration

July 3rd– 4th:  Light Up Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Festivities, which are free and open to the public, start at 6 p.m. on July 3. This year’s celebration includes some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, vendors, food trucks and plenty of kid-friendly fun.

Bands will perform at four stages around Downtown, starting with 6 p.m. concerts outside the Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside of City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St., and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Face painting and a bubble bus are among activities planned for the little ones at the Downtown Library. Vendors and at least 20 food trucks, featuring a variety of food and desserts, will be set in will be located in the Downtown Arlington area. 

The fireworks display, which lasts about 20 minutes, is scheduled to start at 9:50 p.m. and will be set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM. Fireworks will be shot from the roof of City Tower, which is located east of City Hall

Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas. Join us on JULY 4, 2022 AT 9AM for a day of festive family fun! The Arlington Independence Day Parade is the oldest event in Arlington. We’ve been putting smiles on people’s faces for over 50 years!

https://www.arlingtontx.gov/independence_day 

July 3rd    Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

http://mansfieldrockin.com/

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

Gates Open: 3:00 p.m. First Live Race: 5:00 p.m. General Admission is just $10 ALL PARKING IS $20 Click Here to Purchase Tickets Fireworks: After the last race, stay to enjoy our spectacular 20-minutes Fireworks Show, choreographed to music.      Live Music: We’ll have live music on the Courtyard of Champions Stage …

https://www.lonestarpark.com/events/

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

4th of July Parade at 9am.  Then, Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy music from Petty Theft and a stunning Independence Day fireworks show.

https://burlesontx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=19511&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 4thJuly 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Grapevine, Texas

Celebrate America’s birthday at this year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Viewing locations listed below include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks and are subject to change. Parking or entry fees may apply.

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

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Mike Ryan Weatherford, Texas

Weatherford is proud to welcome San Antonio country star Mike Ryan will be our Spark in the Park headlining act on July 4th at the Heritage Park Amphitheater! Openers are Micky & the Motorcars, a Red Dirt band based out of Austin, Tx!

Following these talented country music performances is our annual fireworks spectacular! This massive show is one of the largest fireworks displays in North Texas and can be seen from miles away, so plan to light up your night with the City of Weatherford!

https://www.experienceweatherford.com/events/2022/sparkinthepark2022

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s 4th of July Hometown Celebration  Granbury, Texas

Each year more than 50,000 tourists trek to the town of Granbury to celebrate America’s history in the community “Where Texas History Lives.” Texas Tripper.com

Granbury’s proud tradition of celebrating Independence Day returns to a multi-day event this year, thanks to the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors. Festivities that are sure to stir patriotic spirits begin on Saturday, July 2nd thru Monday July 4th. There will be vendors on the square all three days. The parade will be on Monday July 4th starting at 10:00 Monday evening, around 9:45PM, Extreme Pyrotechnics will once again display their amazing show that may be seen in a large portion of the County.

https://business.granburychamber.com/events/details/hometown-july-4th-celebration-52717?calendarMonth=2022-07-01

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown   Addison, Texas

For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square-mile Addison is only home to 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3.

The celebration is citywide, with watch parties at many of Addison’s 200+ restaurants (the Town has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S.!), 22 hotels, and at a fantastic, limited-capacity party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park. The fireworks and the incredible Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from anywhere in town.

New at Addison Circle Park this year: the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone. Cool off with a variety of inflatable waterslides, as well as an obstacle course and a giant zip line. Purchase an unlimited-ride wristband onsite for $15 (card payment only) to splash around from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Addison Kaboom Town! ® 25-minute-long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. Before the fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will also perform after the fireworks.

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!®  is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show has been ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by People.com, the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

https://addisonkaboomtown.com/

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes Southlake, Texas

Join us for some Patriotic Fun in Town Square! Love the sound of the Southlake Community Band, find a spot by Rustin Pavilion. Ready to shake a leg and dance the night away, Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park might be the spot for you. Want to sit back and just enjoy the view? Find a spot in McPherson Park. There’s a little something for everyone at Stars & Stripes. Take a look at the schedule of event for each location, it varies just a little bit for each location. The Patriotic Ceremony will take place at Rustin Pavilion and will have the sound streamed to the other parks. 

https://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/296/Southlake-Stars-Stripes

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

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber invites the community to its annual Family 4th Fireworks Show on Monday, July 4, 2022. Attendees will enjoy dazzling fireworks from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of the BISD Plaza at 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum at 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

https://www.nrhtx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=5494&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 2nd :  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show Hurst, Texas

The annual City of Hurst Stars & Stripes event is Friday, July 1, at Hurst Community Park. Come out to enjoy live music, good food, and a beautiful fireworks show! FREE shuttles are available from designated parking at Northeast Mall. 

4:00 PM – Gates Open
6:00 PM – Big City Outlaws
8:00 PM – Emerald City
9:30 PM – Fireworks Show

Food Vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m.

https://www.hursttx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/13714/112?curm=7&cury=2022

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Picnic Bedford, Texas

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Bedford on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane. The Bedford 4th Picnic will feature free live music by The Inspiration Band, lawn games, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down.

Admission to the picnic is FREE. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted).

https://www.bedfordtx.gov/890/Bedford-4th-Picnic

July 3rd:  Keller Lights Keller, Texas

Keller Parks & Recreation is looking forward to our second annual Keller Lights! This spectacular event celebrating American independence will run from 6-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.

https://www.cityofkeller.com/visitors/special-events

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

Boomin’ 4th is the largest fireworks show in Parker County. It’s held each year on July 4th at Hudson Oaks City Hall. It is one of several signature events put on the the City of Hudson Oaks.

https://hudsonoaks.com/articles/boomin-4th

July 2nd-3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fest  Fireworks Midlothian, Texas

July 2nd:  Parade & Fest

July 3rd:  Fireworks

https://midlothian.tx.us/calendar.aspx?CID=14

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Cleburne, Texas

Don’t miss out on the 4th of July Celebration at Lake Pat Cleburne on Monday, July 4th starting at 10am until after fireworks – Enjoy free parking, Vendors & Food Trucks along Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks shot off the dam at dark. Free to the public *Tune into 88.3 The Journey for music synced with the fireworks Sponsored by H.E.B. Grocery Store

https://www.visitcleburne.com/p/events?imgoing-event=4th-of-july-celebration–62911937bdcc221773691d94

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s 3rd of July Festival & Fireworks     Roanoke, Texas

https://roanoketexas.com/250/3rd-of-July

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

Celebrate July 4th the right way! Our biggest, most highly anticipated event is coming soon, be sure to get there early to get a good spot for the fireworks. We are going to be changing things up this year with 3 bands on the line up. Be ready to try food from numerous vendors, visit the spectacular kids’ area with your kiddos and their friends, and enter to play on our legendary cornhole tournament.

https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/780/Fireworks-on-Main

July 3rd :  Plano’s Patriotic  Concert Plano, Texas

https://www.visitplano.com/plano-all-american-4th-2021-weekend-itinerary/ 

July 4th:  City of Irving Sparks & Stripes Irving, Texas

The City of Irving will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 9 a.m. in the Heritage District; swing by Levy Event Plaza starting at 6 p.m. for live music and fireworks!

https://www.cityofirving.org/1289/Independence-Day-Celebration 

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

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Your Father’s Day Activity Guide!

Your Father’s Day Activity Guide!

Let’s Hang with Dad This Weekend!

The Best Guide to Father’s Day Activities in Fort Worth

 

Be sure to check the websites below regularly for any updates to hours of operation and/or specific policies and guidelines.

 

Whiskey or Beer…Never Fear!

Make it easy on yourself and on Dad.  Year In, Year Out, it’s never a bad idea to take Dad to one of the great local breweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail.  If you think he needs something a little stronger, there is no shortage of distilleries in and around Fort Worth.

And if he absolutely has to do something with a little more activity to it, we have some ideas for that too!

Brewery Ideas For Dad

NEAR SOUTHSIDE

Rahr & Sons Brewery

https://rahrbrewing.com/

 

Hop Fusion Ale Works

http://hopfusionaleworks.com/

 

Wild Acre Brewing

https://www.wildacrebrewing.com/

 

PANTHER ISLAND

Panther Island Brewing

http://pantherislandbrewing.com/

 

DOWNTOWN

Cowtown Brewery

https://www.cowtownbrewco.com/

 

MANSFIELD

Dirty Job Brewing

https://www.dirtyjobbrewing.com/

 

ARLINGTON

Division Brewing

https://divisionbrewing.com/

 

Legal Draft

http://www.legaldraftbeer.com/

 

KELLER

Shannon Brewing Company

https://shannonbrewing.com/

 

Distillery Ideas For Dad

Trinity River Distillery

http://trinityriverdistillery.com/home/

 

Firestone & Robertson Distillery aka Whiskey Ranch

https://www.frdistilling.com/whiskey-ranch/ 

 

Acre Distilling

http://acredistilling.com/

 

Blackland Distilling

https://blacklandfw.com/home

 

Blackeyed Vodka

https://www.blackeyed.vodka/

 

Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad

Check out all the opportunities to enjoy the best Live Music that the FORT has to offer. 

https://whatsupfortworth.com/live-music/

 

Rodeo Time For Dad

The Fort Worth Stockyards offers 3 days of Rodeo action this Father’s Day Weekend at Cowtown Coliseum.  Get there early and stroll through Mule Alley!

 

Friday-Stockyards Championship Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968896/20220617193000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968896;instance=20220617193000&popup=1

Saturday-Bill Pickett Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968900/20220618133000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968900;instance=20220618133000&popup=1

Sunday-PBR Challenger Tour Series:

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968587/20220619140000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968587;instance=20220619140000&popup=1 

 

Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?

Plan a fun family event for the whole crew.  Golf or Bowling works for everyone, especially with Topgolf.  The best part—you do not have to worry about the weather.  Topgolf, Pinstripes, and Alley Cats all offer great options for a fun time with Dad.

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

https://www.alleycatsbowl.com/

https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth-texas

 

Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

If you missed this opportunity with Mom, The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trinity-trails/

 

Wanna Give Dad a Scare???

Stockyard Ghost Tours Happen Every Thursday and Saturday

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.

The Stockyard Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will hear stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!

Treat Dad to a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!  

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/ghost-tours-index#ghost-tours-2

For the Bold & The Brave

How about getting Dad and the gang together for a Cycle and a BYOB Party with the Cowtown Cycle Party!  You’ve seen it!  This is your chance to experience it…and with Dad there, you won’t get in too much trouble…or will you?

https://cowtowncycleparty.com/

However you decide to celebrate, Happy Father’s Day y’all!

 

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ENTREPRENEUR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER STEDMAN GRAHAM HEADLINES A MONTH OF JUNETEENTH ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY JIM AUSTIN ONLINE

Jim Austin Online is excited to announce a full month of events celebrating Juneteenth! The National Juneteenth Virtual Heritage Festival runs Wednesday, June 15 – Saturday, June 25, 2022! 

Business opportunities will be booming at the kick-off Mega-Mixer at Texas Live! on Wednesday, June 15th. Business owners and professionals are encouraged to attend this area wide networking event. Attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and door prizes while building relationships and their brand! World Famous “Mr. T” Impersonator Sterling Hunter will be the guest speaker for the evening. The Mega-Mixer will take place at Troy’s at Texas Live! located at 1650 E. Randol Mill Road, Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76011. This event is free to attend. Reservations are required at https://TexasLiveMegaMixer. Eventbrite.com

On Thursday, June 16th, Jim Austin Online will honor Tarrant County College Alumni at the Juneteenth Legends Awards Gala benefitting the Tarrant County College Foundation. This extraordinary night of music and recognition will raise funds for the TCCD Scholarship Fund. This year’s honorees are CHEF KARRIEM (Arts & Entertainment), DR. CARRIE TUNSON (Education), MS. LILLIE BIGGINS (Healthcare), MS. NICOLE COLLIER (Politics) and DR. GWEN MORRISON (Capstone Award/Ms. Erma Johnson Hadley Award). Iconic Jazz Saxophonist JOSEPH VINCELLI will provide the evening’s entertainment. The awards gala will take place in Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theatre located at 2401 N. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76164. Tickets are $45 for General Admission and $75 for VIP and are available at https://TCCJuneteenthGala.Eventbrite.com. 

Howard Hill’s Yester Day’s Children Show & Review will light up the stage at the Isis Theatre on Friday, June 17th! Don’t miss this rip-roaring, foot stomping Southern Soul and Blues Musical Review. Tickets for this local fan favorite are on sale now. VIP tickets are $75 and General Admission tickets are $35 and are available at https://YesterDaysChildrenJuneteenth.Eventbrite.com. This event is BYOB. 

On Saturday, June 18th, individuals will have the opportunity to be inspired by internationally renown motivational speaker and entrepreneur STEDMAN GRAHAM in an exciting lecture series. Graham is the best-selling author of several self-help books including You Can Make it Happen: A Nine Step Plan for Success and Identity Leadership: To Lead Others, You Must First Lead Yourself. During his tenure with B&C Associates, a public relations firm, he worked on behalf of Black causes and represented such high-profile clients as Maya Angelou and Winnie Mandela. Graham is also the founder of Athlete’s Against Drugs, a non-profit organization that provides services to youth and has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships since its founding in 1985. It also arranged for sports figures to educate children about substance abuse. He is also a member of the Indiana Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Graham will be speaking in Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theatre at 1 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now at https://StedmanGrahamJunetenth.Eventbrite.com for $45 for General Admission and $100 for VIP.

The annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo: Texas Connection Series charges into Cowtown Coliseum located at 121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76164 on Saturday June 18th with shows at 1:30 PM and 7 PM. From barrel racing to bronc busting, the rodeo packs in a full day of family fun and excitement for children of all ages!  Tickets are available on https://www.etix.com for $25. 

Theatre lovers are in for a treat on Sunday, June 19th when Finally, Free at Last! is performed live on stage at the Isis Theatre! Writer and director Dion Hood is thrilled to present this exciting story of how Texas slaves did not know that they were free until after the war ended in the spring of 1865, when General Granger arrived in Galveston that June signaling freedom for Texas’s 250,000 enslaved people. Thus, Juneteenth was born and in December of that same year, slavery was formally abolished with the adoption of the 13th Amendment. “We are thrilled to present this powerful new stage play in its debut performance,” says promoter Jim Austin. “Finally, Free at Last is a soul-stirring, musical trek through our nation’s journey towards equality for people of all races and ethnic backgrounds.”  Finally Free! The Musical will perform at 3 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are on sale now at https://JuneteenthFinalyFreeMusical.Eventbrite.com and are $20 in advance, $30 at the Door and $55 for VIP. Children twelve and under are admitted for $12. 

The month of celebrations concludes on June 25th, with the Juneteenth Health Expo! Families and individuals are encouraged to come out for free COVID screenings and booster shots! The expo runs from 11 AM to 4 PM at The Warehouse located at 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76110, and features entertainment throughout the day and prize drawings! This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at https://JuneteenthHealthExpo.Eventbrite.com. Vendor booths are available for the expo. 

Join Jim Austin Online for a month of exciting events celebrating Juneteenth as part of the 2022 National Juneteenth Virtual Heritage Festival. All events are both in person and streaming. For more information on vendor booths and sponsorships, or to purchase tickets, contact Lucinda Harvey at receptionist@jimaustinonline.com or call 817.923.9305. 

 

The National Juneteenth Heritage Festival event line up is presented by NBCDFW and Jim Austin Online.com. Sponsorship has been provided by Wrangler, Amazon + Snap, Dallas Mavericks, Fidelity, Simmons Bank, TCU, Justin Brands, NBC 5, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, Visit Fort Worth, Frost Bank, Fort Worth Business Press and What’s Up Fort Worth. 

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Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Treat Mom to a Special Brunch this Weekend!

Say NO to social distancing this Mother’s Day and give MOM as many hugs as you can.  Fort Worth offers a ton of brunch opportunities and outdoor family fun, or you can plan your own special day for your special MOM.  

Here’s the list the What’s Up staff came up with.  BRUNCH…and other fun things to do with Mom!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at….Home

It’s time to step up Guys and Kiddos—

Here’s a fun twist on Mother’s Day Brunch

Make all of Mom’s favorite brunch goodies, turn off the television, phones, Everything!  Make mimosas, order flowers, what else does Mom like?

Then when you think you have done enough, turn on her favorite movie and either 1) Enjoy it with her, or 2) Get lost and let her enjoy it alone.  Let Mom decide whether #1 or #2 work better for her.

2. Pick Your Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Spot in Fort Worth 

If you are not so adventurous to create your own Brunch for Mom, Fort Worth Foodies offers this list……..

B&B Butchers Clearfork,  https://www.bbbutchers.com/

Beacon Cafe 287 Northside  https://beaconcafe.hrpos.heartland.us/

Del Frisco’s Downtown Fort Worth, https://delfriscos.com/locations-search/?my_location=fort+worth 

Ellerbe Fine Foods Near Southside http://ellerbefinefoods.com/

Pinstripes Clearfork https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth/

Sky Creek Kitchen Southlake http://www.skycreekkitchen.com/

Taste Community Project Near Southside http://www.tasteproject.org/

Trulucks Southlake https://trulucks.com/locations/southlake-texas/

Waters Sundance Square http://www.waterstexas.com/

Wicked Butcher Downtown Fort Worth http://www.wickedbutcher.com//                                                                                       

Joe T Garcias Northside https://joetgarcias.com/ 

If you consider yourself a Foodie or you just like to see What’s Up in the Fort Worth culinary scene, you need to check out Fort Worth Foodies.  Click here for the 

Fort Worth Foodies website, or Facebook page.

3. Enjoy a Stroll or Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a special outing with Mom.

https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trinity-trails/

4. Every Mom loves flowers!

Here’s an idea that doesn’t take any social distancing thought to it.  Order Mom flowers or a beautiful spring flower arrangement.  What’s Up staffers use Gordon Boswell Florist.  

https://www.gordonboswell.com/occasions/mothers-day-flower-delivery-fort-worth/ 

5.  Enjoy a Winery Tour and a Glass of Wine with Mom

Cowtown Winery, located on Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards,  offers a  sneak peek behind the scenes at Cowtown Winery! See how it all happens and let the wine maker walk you through a journey of turning juice from the grape into your favorite wine! You will see all the equipment, learn the different processes it takes, discuss the vineyards and of course sample a couple of wines. With the tour you will receive a souvenir wine glass and two glasses of wine. Cowtown Winery offers tours on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/winery-tours-index#winery-tours 

6. Indulge in Some Retail Therapy with Mom

Every mom has “a thing” or favorite store.  Treat your mom to an afternoon of safe, social distanced shopping and buy her something nice, something she would not have bought for herself.   Be safe and Buy Local.  That makes Mom happy and keeps the Fort retail wheels turning.  #Support Our Fort.  We love supporting Fort Worth businesses so that’s always a Bonus.  A good day of shopping is always followed by a good glass of wine at your favorite spot.   See #5!

7. Host Your Own SIP and PAINT Class

Bring some creative fun home by buying some art supplies and opening a bottle of your finest Cab. Pick a subject (like the fruit bowl on your kitchen counter or Dad lounging on the sofa) and start painting. Just don’t expect  Mom to hang your work of art in the living room?  Don’t like the PAINT part of this idea, no problem…..Host Your Own Sip and Sit with Mom.  How’s that?

8. Give Mom a Mani-Pedi

Treat Mom to a little pampering to encourage mother-daughter bonding. You’re out with Mom and  pampering her (and yourself).  Doesn’t that feel good?

9. GARDEN TOGETHER

Stop by your favorite garden center, back to #Support the Fort, and plan a day of gardening with Mom.  It can be as intense or light as you want.  It might end up with a nice Sip and Sit with Mom on the back porch…and that’s always a good thing!

10. Adopt an African Penguin for Mom

Celebrate Mom all year long with an African penguin adoption from the Fort Worth Zoo. This adoption includes an African penguin plush, a personalized adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, a coloring kit and a zoo publication all packaged inside of an animal carrier box! This unique gift is the perfect way to show your appreciation for Mom while supporting the care and feeding of the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/mothers-day-adoption-package 

11.  Plan a Game Night for Mom

You know what games Mom likes to play—card games, board games, charades, or any other party game.  If Mom likes it, let’s play it!

12.  No Work Pass

OK this should be a given.  Moms do not work on Mother’s Day.  If your mom tries to participate in work activities,  present her with a “No Work Pass” for the day.  Sit her down and take over.

13. Custom Coupons for Mom

Put  a coupon book together for things that you  and Mom can do together, for her day and for the next few months.  Can you ever spend enough time with Mom?   Ideas are easy—lunch and a movie, a wine outing or Happy Hour, a spa day.  The list is endless and it gives Mom lots more things to look forward to.

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