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

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Eat Local | Eat Often

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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

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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...

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is OPEN

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is OPEN

Starting June 1, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will reopen from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays only, with the first and last hour of the day reserved for GROW members only (8–9 a.m. and 5–6 p.m.). Starting June 13, the Garden will reopen also on weekends.

“We know that people are excited to get back outdoors and enjoy some fresh air surrounded by the beauty of the Garden,” said Bob Byers. “We’re delighted to reopen our gates.”

Tickets must be purchased in advance and online at fwbg.org to allow for contactless payment and specific entry times. To protect the health of all, guests, staff and volunteers will be screened before entry to ensure they do not have a high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms.

The Garden Center will be closed except for ticketing and restrooms, and the Trellis Gift Shop will open on a limited capacity, allowing only four guests at a time. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas will also open with limited capacity.

Guests eager to support the Garden in its reopening may purchase memberships at fwgrow.org. Members enjoy the first and last hour of the day at the Garden with minimal crowds, receive extra Trellis Gift Shop discounts, and reciprocal admission at gardens across the United States.

BRIT and the Garden made a voluntary commitment to follow best practices in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The commitment, developed by Visit Fort Worth in partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fort Worth, encourages restaurants, hotels, cultural institutions and businesses of any kind to take preventive steps to help stop the spread of the disease to the best of their ability. These steps reflect guidelines set forth by Governor Greg Abbott and the City of Fort Worth Committee on Re-Opening.

“We are doing everything in our power to keep everyone safe,” Byers said. “We’ve spent the last few weeks learning everything we can about ensuring the health of our guests.”

One critical step will be to limit crowds. Admission to the Garden will be limited to 25% of normal occupancy, with just 300 individuals admitted to the Garden each hour (150 front entrance, 150 back lot entrance near I30). Admission to BRIT will also be at 25% of normal occupancy (164 maximum per day).

Paths in the Garden will be one-way only, and social distancing will be encouraged. The use of face masks is encouraged, and they may be purchased at the Trellis Gift Shop.

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...