St. Patrick’s Day 2022

St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Best Places to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Fort Worth

Celebrate the life of St. Patrick at one of Fort Worth’s favorite Irish Bars.  There is a lot more than just bar hopping on the list of St. Paddy’s Day activities in store, as the staff of What’s Up Fort Worth found out quickly.  Enjoy St. Paddy’s Day in the Fort!

Wear GREEN or Get PINCHED!

Cowtown Goes Green in The Fort Worth Stockyards

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH
10:00AM – 8:00PM

Fort Worth’s largest and most family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Round up the family for an entire day of fun that includes armadillo races, cowtown kids rodeo, live music, cow milking, roll-o-roper, exciting parade and much more!

https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/cowtown-goes-green-3/

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Fat Daddy’s

Thursday, March 17th , 5-11pm

Mansfield

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with great food and drink specials. Penny & The Flamethrowers play 8-10pm! $4 Green Beer, $5 Jameson, $7 Irish Drop Shots (Jameson+Baileys shot dropped into a Guinness), $8 Lucky Leprechaun (Malibu, Capt. Morgan, Sour Apple Schnapps, and Pineapple juice), $10 Irish Nachos!

https://fatdaddyslive.com/events/st-patricks-day-party/ 

St. Paddy’s Day at Fort Worth’s Bad Ass Mexican Restaurant

Thursday, March 17th, All Day

West 7th Street

Fort Worth’s “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant located at 2800 Bledsoe St., Ste. 100 in the heart of the Cultural District, will be the life of the “paddy” this St. Patrick’s Day with specials, exclusively available all day on Thursday, March 17.

El Chingon will bring the lucky charms to the party with Irish Fiesta shots, a combination of tequila and choice of cerveza, in addition to green beers, priced at $3 per shot or green beer as well as half-priced Jameson bottles until 10 p.m. Guests may pair drinks with one of El Chingon’s signature plates, such as the variety of tacos chingones; or the “bad ass” fajitas with meat flambéed in tequila, served with pico de gallo, guacamole, chiles toreados, sour cream, lettuce and Chingon cheese blend. Starting at 8 p.m., La Chingona will continue the St. Patrick’s Day fiesta with Irish Fiesta for $3 as well as half-priced Jameson bottles.

More information about El Chingon is available on the website at www.ElChingonFW.com.

J Gilligans 43rd   Annual St Patrick’s Day Block Party                

Arlington

This could be the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day scene…It Must Be, they’ve been doing it for 43 years!  Live Music, J Gilligan’s world famous Irish Nachos, and of course Green Beer!

Celebrate on Thursday, March 17th !

http://jgilligans.com/

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The World’s Only St. Paddy’s Day Pickle Parade & Palooza

March 18th & 19th

Historic Downtown Mansfield

DFW’s family-friendly St. Paddy’s festival in the Pickle Capital of Texas has been cancelled.  You can be a part of the Pickle Runs on March 20th.  See you next year!  https://www.pickleparade.org/

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Rahr & Sons Mid-Week Tasting & St. Patty’s Day Celebration

Wednesday, March 16th

5pm-8pm

We’re celebrating St. Pattys Day a day early this year with a live performance from POO LIVE CREW! $15 bucks gets ya in, a commemorative St. Pattys Day glass and 3 beers!

https://www.facebook.com/events/495676435292821/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D 

Shannon Brewery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration                        

Keller

March 19th from 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Shannon Brewery with Music, Fun, and Revelry all day as we We will be tapping some of our beloved seasonal beers — saved just for this event — and some one-of-a-kind beers, brewed just for this event! 

We will have bagpipes to help with the festivities and live music to keep us going. Chow down on some great food from El Mofo Loco and Just EncasedProvidencia Cigars will be here with with some great cigars.  Wear your green, bring your own lawn chairs and join our family, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! 

https://shannonbrewing.com/saint-paticks/

Saint Patrick's Festivities - Shannon Brewing Company

Durty Murphy’s Irish Pub                                

Downtown Fort Worth

This is one of the annual stops for the WUFW staff each year.  Put it on your list of stops and you will not be disappointed!

https://www.facebook.com/durtymurphyspub/

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Poag Mahones                                        

WEST 7th

https://www.facebook.com/poagmahones

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Finn MacCool’s Irish Pub                                

Near Southside

https://www.facebook.com/FinnMacCoolsFortWorth 

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The Abbey Pub                                        

WEST 7th

LUCKY’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY BAR CRAWL

West 7th Area Bars

Saturday, March 9th, 4pm-12midnight

https://www.crawlwith.us/fortworth/stpattys 

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Flying Saucer                                                

Sundance Square

https://www.facebook.com/FlyingSaucerFortWorth

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Conlon’s Irish Pub                                        

Fort Worth

https://www.facebook.com/ConlonsPub

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Mayfest is Returning!

Mayfest is Returning!

MAYFEST RETURNING TO TRINITY PARK FOR ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY MAY 5 – 8, 2022

 

Fort Worth’s favorite family festival, Mayfest, is coming home to Trinity Park just in time to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID19 pandemic, Mayfest is bringing back all the cherished aspects of the festival – exciting attractions, delectable food and beverage, an expanded carnival, hours of live music and entertainment and fun for the whole family. Now more than ever, we look forward to celebrating Mayfest by bringing people together along the banks of the Trinity River.

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a Grand Opening event at the festival gate on Thursday, May 5th. Fort Worth leaders and voices of Mayfest past will recognize the efforts of individuals and organizations that have grown the festival into what it is today. The celebration culminates with a festive parade.

THE FUNDAMENTALS
With six unique areas of excitement and fun, Mayfest entertains patrons of all ages and interests! The thrilling carnival rides, games and inflatables appeal to those seeking fun and adventure. The Oasis is the perfect location to enjoy your favorite beverage in the Craft Beer Garden and Wine Vineyard, or lounge in the VIP Patio presented by Central Market and listen to your favorite band on the Oasis Stage.

One of the most anticipated components of Mayfest? The delectable festival food! We have the staples including funnel cakes, turkey legs, roasted corn and pizza. We also offer distinct flavors such as gyros, fried pies, and steak-on-a-stick. For those with a sweet tooth, savor ice cream, deepfried desserts, and shaved ice. No matter your preference, we have something to appease everyone’s appetite!

THE FRESH
Patrons won’t want to miss the re-energized Children’s Area located in the heart of the festival! The FREE Children’s Area will feature new, interactive activities including new crafts, a chalk house, a giant coloring tarp, and more! Children of all ages can help create a vibrant, colorful web at The Maypole, and dig for hidden treasure at the Giant Sand Pit.

Everyone’s favorite water-skiing squirrel, Twiggy, is back at Mayfest 2022! Children and adults revel in Twiggy’s amazing water-skiing skills as he entertainments and brings laughter to all onlookers.

Mayfest’s incredible line-up across the three live music stages is sure to appeal to fans of all genres! Headliners at this year’s festival include The Squeeze Box Bandits, Brad Thompson, Legacy 4, Poo Live Crew, Me & My Monkey and more!

THE FACTS
Mayfest is annually produced by Trinity Collaborative, Inc. The official hashtags for 2022 are #MayfestFW2022 and #MayfestFW50Years. Festival dates and hours for Mayfest 2022 are:

• Thursday, May 5: 3:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
• Friday, May 6: 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
• Saturday, May 7: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
• Sunday, May 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit / follow Mayfest online at:

www.Mayfest.org
www.facebook.com/Mayfestfw
www.twitter.com/mayfestfw
www.Instagram.com/mayfestfw

ABOUT MAYFEST
Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held in Fort Worth on 33 acres in Trinity Park by the Trinity River. Attracting 200,000 patrons every year, Mayfest boasts of seven live music and performing arts stages, special attraction shows, rides, activities and a delectable offering of food and beverage. From the Children’s Area to the Midway to the Craft Beer Garden, Mayfest will entertain patrons of all ages and interests!

Mayfest is a true depiction of the dynamic Fort Worth community. People of all ages, backgrounds and interests delight in the festival’s incomparable atmosphere and evolving endeavors that engage every visitor. Mayfest celebrates this collaborative effort to bring enjoyment and amusement to the city’s exceptional park and river.

ABOUT TRINITY COLLABORATIVE, INC.
Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces programs and events that promote Fort Worth experiences, advance community partnerships and connect citizens to the Trinity River, Fort Worth parks and each other. Over its 50-year history, Trinity Collaborative, Inc. has given more than $7,500,000 back to the community of Fort Worth.

Festival Inquiries
Emily Allison, Associate Director
Emily@trinitycollab.org
817-235-7169

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Main Street Arts Festival 2022

Main Street Arts Festival 2022

Photo Credit: Geno Loro

MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PNC BANK, RETURNING TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH FOR 35th YEAR APRIL 7-10, 2022

The nation’s 3rd finest arts festival is back with a new presenting sponsor, 212 world-class artists, live music, food, and family fun 

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), presented by PNC Bank, is returning to Downtown Fort Worth for its 35th year April 7-10, 2022, after taking a two-year COVID hiatus. Ranked as the No.3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature jury-selected local, regional, and national visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a revamped family-friendly “Makers Zone,” craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and more across 18 square blocks throughout downtown. PNC Bank, which has 14 bank branches throughout Fort Worth, has also signed on as MAIN ST.’s new presenting sponsor.

This year, MAIN ST.’s unique outdoor gallery will feature over 200 juried artists selected from more than 1,000 applications to exhibit their work. An estimated $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold across 15 artistic media categories, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Among the artists appearing include back-to-back Best of Show-winner Richard Wilson from Greenville, North Carolina; metalsmith Dan McCabe from Prescott, Arizona; printmaker Marina Terauds from North Branch, Michigan; and over 20 local “emerging artists” who are exhibiting at MAIN ST. for the first time. For more information, visit MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.”

With four different stages and entertainers ranging from country music headliners and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and swing bands, MAIN ST. 2022’s musical lineup is packed to the brim. Headliners include South African Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Jonathan Butler, soulful Southern singer/songwriter Tanner Usrey, Texas singer/songwriting powerhouse Josh Weathers, jazz vocalist Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, Latin rock band Del Castillo, Fort Worth’s own Grady Spencer & The Work, and multiple performances from multimedia troupe Squonk Opera. Also, back by popular demand is the “Hear Fort Worth Stage,” where Fort Worth’s most popular singer-songwriters and aspiring musicians – such as Van Darien, Matthew McNeal, Panther City Riots, Armond Vance, and Olemano – will perform live concerts during all four days of the festival. For the latest updates on MAIN ST. music, visit “Music on MAIN.”

MAIN ST. will offer plenty of hands-on activities for families at the revamped “TCC Makers Zone.” Located at the north end of Main Street across from the Tarrant County Courthouse, children of all ages will have the opportunity to embrace their creative side with a focus on invention, innovation, technology, creativity, and curiosity. Families can expect invention stations, LEGO building, sand art, caricatures, face painting and state-of-the-art technology displays from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Bell Helicopter, and Lockheed Martin. Visit the “TCC Makers Zone” for more information. 

The culinary arts are also a can’t-miss staple at MAIN ST., with both local chefs and longtime festival vendors cooking up daily at five different festival food courts. Whether its authentic Texas barbeque, spicy fried chicken, Louisiana crawfish, German bratwurst, handmade crepes, zesty steak fajitas or original corn dogs, festival-goers have choices to satisfy almost any taste bud. In addition, the ever-popular Imagery Wine Experience hosted by City Center is back for 2022 offering wines-by-the-glass and daily wine tastings, while multiple Craft Brew Pavilions will be set up serving award-winning craft beers throughout the weekend. Visit “Culinary Arts” for the latest updates.

Also new for 2022 is the elimination of coupons. Credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay will be accepted at all food, beverage and merchandise locations. As in previous years, both cash and credit cards can be used for artwork purchases.

MAIN ST.’s “Friends of the Festival” program has also been enhanced for 2022. Designed to elevate the MAIN ST. experience while connecting business associates, family and friends, the program’s centerpiece is unlimited access to the exclusive and expanded VIP hospitality tent located at the south end of Main Street overlooking the UT Arlington Main Stage. Access includes prime viewing of the headlining entertainment, cocktails, and cuisine curated by the chef at The Capital Grille. Other perks include artist receptions, happy hours, discounts on merchandise, food, and beverages, and more. Learn more at “Friends of the Festival.” 

MAIN ST. couldn’t take place without the tremendous support and dedication of its 1,000+ volunteers, who assist with festival operations, hospitality, merchandise sales, and more. Volunteers receive perks including free t-shirts, food and beverages, merchandise discounts, and more. To volunteer, simply register on the MAIN ST. “Volunteer” webpage.  

“The opportunity for PNC Bank to serve as presenting sponsor of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is one we couldn’t pass up,” said Dale Klose, PNC Southwest and Mountain territory executive. “PNC has a significant legacy of investing in the communities we serve through support of the arts, as we understand the economic, social, and civic impact a thriving arts and culture community brings to a city. There’s no better place to further engage our Main Street Bank approach than a thriving Fort Worth, alongside an event with a fitting Main Street name and mission, and an organization like Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.” 

The original hope that MAIN ST. would someday become a multi-faceted festival that would transform Downtown Fort Worth into an outdoor gallery and concert stage has not only come to life, but has exceeded what anyone thought was possible,” said Nina Petty, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. “At the same time, MAIN ST. would not be possible if it were not for sponsors like PNC Bank who put community first. We are thankful for their support and are thrilled to bring world-class art, music, food and fun to the streets of Downtown for the 35th year.”

MAIN ST. is produced annually by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free and open to the public. The official hashtag for 2022 is #MainSt2022. Festival dates and hours for 2022 are:

  • Thursday, April 7: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 8: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 9: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, April 10: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

For more information, visit/follow MAIN ST. online at: 

ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, presented by PNC Bank, is celebrating its 35th year in 2022 on April 7-10.  Ranked as the #3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature 212 jury-selected visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a revamped family-friendly “Makers Zone,” craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and more across 18 square blocks throughout downtown. In addition to presenting sponsor PNC Bank, official sponsors include Michelob Ultra, Tarrant County College, and The University of Texas at Arlington. Media sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM), and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are Alcon Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Chloe Wine Collection, City Center Fort Worth, Frost, Music Performance Trust Fund, Pinnacle Bank, Trinity Metro, and Visit Fort Worth. Hotel sponsors are Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, The Ashton Hotel, and Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone. For more information, visit www.mainstreetartsfest.org. 

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational, and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements, and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the GM Financial Parade of Lights, which have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

ABOUT PNC BANK

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

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Spring Break in Fort Worth!

Spring Break in Fort Worth!

SPRING BREAK GUIDE 2022

Staying in the Fort for Spring Break 2022?  The WUFW Spring Break Guide has enough activities to keep you and your family busy all week long.

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Spend your Spring Break week at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Exciting activities include live music, old west gunfight shows, cattle drives, rodeos, and more. Every day starting March14th-20th , including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green. https://fortworthstockyards.com/events/

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, the weather is great, and Fossil Rim will have an abundance of baby animals.  This is a great way to spend part of your Spring Break Week.  Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time.

https://fossilrim.org/tickets/

ART Break At The Modern

Take an ART Break with family programming at the Modern while your school-aged children are on Spring Break, March 14-18.

Slow down, stop, and learn a little bit more about some of your favorite works from the Modern’s permanent collection. Each ART Break station includes a conversation with a Modern docent or educator and a gallery project focusing on selected works in the collection. On our free days, Monday and Friday, join your family and others in helping build collaborative works.

Even though you can’t touch the art (!), we have fun designed for the whole family to enjoy together. Get your creative energy flowing as you spend time with the Modern’s collection of paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video. 

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Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

 Come play with us at Theatre Arlington!
Taking a break from school is awesome! Especially, when it means you can test your acting chops in Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp 2022!
For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance.
Show is Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka!

For more information, please call or email Maggie Younkin, Education Manager
maggie@theatrearlington.org or call 817-261-9628, ext. 205


https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#springbreakcamp

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT and The Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp on March 16 or 17! Bring the whole family for tons of fun and make memories that will last a lifetime in the many splendid spaces of the majestic Japanese Garden. Sign up for either a morning or afternoon session, or better yet, both! Family Camp programs are the same on both days.

For the morning Japanese Garden Art sessions, come find inspiration amongst the peace and serenity of the Japanese Garden while taking a class in botanical art. Create a masterpiece as a family that is nature-inspired, hands-on, and fun for all ages – no matter your skill level!

During the afternoon Maple Mystery sessions, work as a family using scientific tools, observational skills, and creative thinking to unveil clues that will guide you in solving The Maple Mystery.

The safety of our staff and guests is very important to us; masks are recommended during the program.

Date: Wednesday, March 16 or Thursday, March 17
Morning Art Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Mystery Session: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 10
Price (per session): $12 /Non-Member or $10 /Member (Log in to receive Member benefits.)

https://shop.brit.org/education/family/camp?_ga=2.72236631.593080806.1644883732-24956676.1644096621

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Museum of Art

The Kimbell’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza is a family-favorite event that offers unique and imaginative fun for art lovers of all ages! This free week-long celebration of art and community features daily activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection! 

https://www.kimbellart.org/springbreak

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, March 18; 11:00am-1:00pm

This week is all about raising our voices: hearing inspirational stories, getting creative, sharing our ideas, and speaking up on things that matter! Enjoy this free, fun-filled event including gallery games, art-making activities, creativity challenges, and more. All ages welcome.

Schedule

Reservations are not required.

Learn about our current health and safety protocols.

https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/spring-break-carter-powerful-voices-031522

Spring Break at The Fort Worth Zoo

Make WILD plans this spring break for your camper and sign them up for Spring Break Camp! Throughout the week campers will go on daily Zoo hikes, play games and activities, and see daily animal visitors in their classroom! Campers who are in first through fifth grade are welcome to join us for this WILD adventure.  Choose from All Week or Individual Days.

Dates: March 14 to March 18
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Extended care: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 10 years old

Cost: $85 per day 

$300 for all 5 days

Members receive a 10 percent discount!

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/spring-break-camp 

Spring Break at SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the perfect place for your staycation this Spring Break and spend meaningful time with friends and family. Exploring the aquarium, interacting with the many different animals as you share new and exciting experiences together is a great way to create fun, lasting memories!

Link:  https://fortworth.visitseaquest.com/

Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play is a New indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children.

With 14 themed areas each lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies.  Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!

Link:  https://www.peppapigworldofplay.com/dallasfw/en/

Legoland DFW

Looking for fun kid’s activities or things to do for Spring Break? There are 12 great family attractions in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth.

Link:  https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Link:  https://epicwatersgp.com/

Six Flags Over Texas

You won’t find any homework here, just the Biggest Thrills in Texas!

There’s nothing quite like celebrating Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas! Hang out with your friends or family and hop on to one of your favorite thrill rides! From March 11 through March 20, we’re celebrating Spring Break with THRILLS!

Live shows and entertainment all around the park is just what you need to have the best Spring Break experience.

Guests can enjoy other Spring Break offerings, too, including: 

  • 45 rides and attractions 
  • Specialty Spring Break culinary offerings
  • Outdoor performance stages  
  • Spring Break photo ops throughout the park 

Scream big on New Texas Giant on the world’s first hybrid wood/steel coaster or test your nerves on MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast as you travel backwards into a 180-degree inversion that takes you upside down as you stare at the ground.

Take a visit to GOTHAM CITY and challenge yourself with a ride on THE JOKER or HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity, where no two rides are ever exactly the same! Or, perhaps you’ll dare to take on the RIDDLER Revenge and CATWOMAN Whip. Do you have what it takes to tackle these villainous thrill rides?

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/spring-break

Great Wolf Lodge

The ultimate Spring Break Staycation for the entire family is at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine.  Experience Spring Break-Out March 4th – May 1st.

https://www.greatwolf.com/grapevine/waterpark-attractions/events/spring-breakout 

Top Golf Spring Break Academy

The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Register your child(ren) today!

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/play/golf-lessons/spring-academy/

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

Summer is just around the corner!  What’s Up Fort Worth is already working on our Summer Camp Guide.  If you have a Summer Camp that you would like us to include in our Summer Camp Guide, please send details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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Camp Bowie District Names New Executive Director

Camp Bowie District Names New Executive Director

CAMP BOWIE DISTRICT NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lydia Guajardo Rickard Finds New Home in Familiar Surroundings

Fort Worth’s historic Camp Bowie District Inc. has named Lydia Guajardo Rickard as the public improvement district’s (PID19) new executive director. Rickard has been operating as the District’s interim leader since mid-October 2021 and has a previous four-year history of marketing the business corridor through her former agency, LComm Marketing and Public Relations. Rickard announced the closure of her marketing firm via social media on January 27. 

“We have grown the District to a place where it deserves the attention of fulltime staff and a vison for the next 20 years,” said board chairman J. Mark Harris, president of 8 Feet Development, Inc. “The board of directors has faith that with Lydia’s past experiences and future plans, she will build a team dedicated to advancing small to mid-sized business while improving an already thriving Boulevard.”

Camp Bowie District is comprised of two organizations — a 501(C)(3) and a 501(c)(6) — both engaged in a wide range of activities dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the historic Boulevard. The non-profit arm of the organization is focused on philanthropic and charitable initiatives providing program support, small business focus and marketing efforts. The 501(C)(6) is the member-based arm of the organization that provides advocacy, development and PID management. Improvement efforts have included infrastructure refinement, the implementation of beautification projects, hosting special events and serving as an advocate for all development.

“Camp Bowie District is the keeper of the Boulevard. Our goal is to preserve the integrity of the historic area,” explained Lydia Guajardo Rickard, executive director. “We are dedicated to preserving the economic engine that is assembled of more than 400 small to mid-sized businesses, many of which are locally-owned.”

Camp Bowie District strategically analyzes the historic corridor identifying improvements that are needed. By identifying projects and needs based on evaluations and feedback from businesses, Rickard will lead the delegation of assessments from property owners to fund future PID projects such as maintenance, landscaping & beautification, litter abatement, safety and security, marketing advocacy, communications, economic development and future planning.

Rickard opened LComm Marketing and Public Relations in November of 2006. She quickly grew her communications consulting business to one of the most trusted and versatile marketing firms in North Texas, with a client roster including Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Foundation, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, General Motors (across 13 states), LVTRise, Parkland Foundation, TCU Athletics, United Community Centers, Inc. and more. Rickard’s love for her community shines with two decades of volunteer leadership to a variety of non-profit organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fort Worth Library Foundation, Fort Worth Sister Cities, Ladies on the Lamb, Tarrant County College (TCC) Foundation, The Warm Place and Victory over Violence.

ABOUT CAMP BOWIE DISTRICT INC.

Mission – To maintain and enhance the historic corridor known as Camp Bowie District to affect economic success for its merchants and businesses, which will result in a thriving and sustainable district.

Camp Bowie District Inc. is dedicated the preservation of the century old commercial corridor. As the connector from the west to the central business district, Camp Bowie Boulevard is home to more than 400 small to mid-sized businesses, with most of them locally owned. The eastern zone of the corridor is paved with red Thurber bricks while the western zone, known as Ridglea is recognized for its Mediterranean pink architecture. Some of Fort Worth’s oldest businesses have or currently call the Boulevard home. The organization seeks to protect the integrity and historical value of Camp Bowie Boulevard.

ABOUT PID 19

Contracted with the City of Fort Worth as the manager of Public Improvement District No. 19 (PID 19), property owners pay an additional tax assessment to increase economic vitality and redevelopment along the Boulevard. Today, PID 19 extends from University to Lackland Road and includes portions of West 7th Street, Byers and Lovell. 

CampBowieDistrict.com

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2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

2022 DFW RV Party at AT&T Stadium

Fun Town RV will be bringing the annual DFW RV Party back to AT&T Stadium on March 10th – 13th.

The show will build on last year’s success by turning up the notch with bigger performers, more special guests,and even more RVs. The show has grown so large that it takes more than just the football field to contain it. Show entry will be in the West Plaza where you will find many RVs and boats, then you will make your way through multiple vendors from all over, and then onto the Stadium floor where RVs will cover the entire football field. There will be live music, as well as games, door prizes, product demonstrations, and the very latest RV models on the market. All inside the home of the Dallas Cowboys!

Admission is free!

Hosted by Fun Town RV, the largest RV retail chain in Texas, the DFW RV Party will give everyone the chance to view and shop towable RVs from 5 manufacturers, 32 of the top Brands, and over 100 of the latest models and floor plans. Factory and Banking representatives will be on hand, with special programs and discounts so incredible you may never see them again. If you can make only one RV show this year, this is the one to see.

The DFW RV Party will feature visits from former and current Dallas Cowboy players, the world-famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and mascot Rowdy. To top this party off further, there will be a very special guest who will get things even more ramped up. Fun Town RV has invited none other than the Nature Boy, Ric Flair to drop by and say “Wooooo”.

“We wanted to do something more than just a normal RV show. In fact, I believe that no one should ever have to pay to shop for an RV ever again. This event should be considered an RV Party. That is why we are offering free parking, free admission, door prizes, and family fun for all. It is our privilege to host the RV community, the Cowboys Nation, and everyone in the Great State of Texas and to have the chance to show them why they should become a part of the Fun Town Family,” said Jarrod “The Mayor” McGhee CEO and Owner of Fun Town RV.

“The Cowboys have helped make this event special with player autograph sessions, ultimate fan experiences, Rowdy and Cheerleaders available to interact with everyone during the Party,” McGhee continues. “Anytime you get the chance to partner with a world-class organization like the Dallas Cowboys and the Jones family it is an honor and a privilege. The fact that our company started in 2010 with a very humble beginning and has now grown to an organization that can host an event like this, with a venue like AT&T stadium makes me as proud as I can be.”

The show runs from 10am – 7pm on March 10th-12th and 10am – 5pm Sunday on March 13th. For more information and schedules visit DFWRVPARTY.com

All show pricing will be honored at all 11 Fun Town RV retail locations in Cleburne, Corsicana, Rockwall, Denton, Giddings, Waco, Houston, Conroe, San Angelo, Oklahoma, and Tyler.

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