LEAGUE Loves Fort Worth: Our Favorite Spring Events

It’s spring in Fort Worth, and for a few magical weeks the weather is neither frigid nor sweltering. In fact, it’s downright pleasant (except perhaps for the occasional hail storm, of course). We are thankful we live in a city that knows how to make the most of this perfect weather with an array of fantastic events! If you’re looking for something fun to do with the people you love, let our agents share with you a few of their favorites…

Main Street Arts Festival

Main Street Arts Festival

April 11-14, Sundance Square

The Main Street Arts Festival is a long-time favorite among Fort Worth residents. It’s the perfect blend of festival staples (think tasty food and great music) and the incredible work of local artists. Right in the heart of downtown Fort Worth you will find rows of booths selling everything from custom-made jewelry to oil paintings. Stages will host performances from over 80 local bands and there will even be a kid’s Maker Zone where little artists can let their creative juices flow. Learn More

Mandy Saldana

Mandy Saldana

loves going to the festival every year with her family

“We love the Arts Festival. It’s always a lot of fun and fantastic food! The kids can run around somewhat unattended. And we always run into someone we know as we wander and enjoy the gorgeous weather.”

Friday on the Green

Friday on the Green

April 12, May 10, Near Southside

Just off of the popular Magnolia Avenue you will find the monthly concert series known as Friday on the Green. In a series of booths and food trucks ringing a grassy field, local vendors from Near Southside will serve up tasty treats. In the field people from all over the city will set up lawn chairs and picnic blankets while dogs and kids play. You can grab your food and claim your spot for the main event, a concert from a local or regional band that is sure to have you dancing, clapping, or at least swaying in the breeze. And the best part? The concert is free! Learn More

Billy Moore

Billy Moore

enjoys the neighborhood feel of these concerts

 “My Family and I live in the Near Southside, in the Fairmount neighborhood. we really enjoy being able to ride our bikes to Magnolia Street or Friday on the green and enjoy great music and some of the best food in the City.”

Taco-Fest

El Fuerte Taco Fest

April 20, Panther Island

This is the fourth year for this delicious festival and it grows in popularity each year. After all, who can resist an event that revolves around one of Fort Worth’s favorite foods? The events takes place at The Shack at Panther Island where there will be music, margaritas, and (of course) tacos! And, as a festival attendee, you get to cast a vote for Fort Worth’s favorite taco! Learn More

Mayra Medina Fort Worth

“My favorite spring event to go with my husband and two toddler boys is El Fuerte Taco Fest at Panther Island. Great food and drinks as well as my favorite part, the Mariachi band!”

Safari Splash

Safari Splash

April 20-21 and every day from April 27-September 2, Fort Worth Zoo

A fairly new addition to the beloved Fort Worth Zoo, Safari Splash offers a relief from the Texas heat when the temperatures start to soar. This colorful, fun splash pad offers a water play area with slides, water cannons, and much more. Food and beverages are available as well as lounge chairs and picnic tables. It’s a great place to bring the kids and meet up with friends for an afternoon of sun and play. Learn More

Mark Philpot Fort Worth

 “Living in Mistletoe Heights, we are spoiled to have the Fort Worth Zoo just around the corner. In the late spring and early summer it starts to get a little warm around here for my liking, but my three year old loves to be outside regardless of the weather. At Safari Splash we can bring a picnic and let the little guy run free.”

Mayfest

Mayfest

May 2-5, Trinity Park

This annual river-side festival is known as “the biggest party in Fort Worth!” Adults and kids alike will enjoy carnival rides, live music and other performances, an arts and gifts market, a petting zoo, paddle boats, and so much more. Plan on spending the entire day eating decadent carnival foods and exploring the 33-acre fair grounds. It’s a party you won’t want to miss! Learn More

Sara Drehobl

 “My family absolutely loves Mayfest! From performances and kiddo dance recitals to the rides and amazing food, we love it all! So much in fact that we go rain or shine, which in the last decade seems to have been more rain than shine! It’s great fun for all ages. (We may or may not have purchased a goat from the petting zoo for $75. Sweet goat, apparently within city limits it’s an issue).”

Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth

The Hidden Gardens Tour

May 19, Park Hill

You don’t have to have a green thumb to enjoy this glimpse into the gorgeous gardens of some of Fort Worth’s loveliest historic homes. Take a leisurely stroll through Park Hill, learn about new plants and trees, and even admire the work of local artists creating live artwork in the gardens. Learn More

Hayley Wateska Fort Worth

 “The Hidden Gardens Tour is always one of my favorite spring events in Fort Worth. Not only does it allow me to get great inspiration for my own house but also for my clients homes as they are looking to do some landscaping projects to increase their property value.”

Charles Schwab Challenge

The Charles Schwab Challenge (Colonial Golf Tournament)

May 20-26, Colonial Country Club

Formerly called the Fort Worth Invitational and known to locals simply as “The Colonial,” this tournament has been held every year since 1946! It is one of five invitational tournaments that are a part of the PGA Tour. But you don’t have to be an avid golfer to enjoy this event. It’s a fun opportunity can be outdoors at the gorgeous Colonial Country Club and enjoy running into friends and neighbors! And to top it all off, the event generates millions of dollars for charities each year! Learn More

Heather Teems Fort Worth

 “We go to The Colonial every year. Wednesdays are one of our favorite days – fun and laid back, more of a casual day. But my personal favorite day is Saturday. We see a lot of people we know! It’s such a special event, right in the middle of Fort Worth.”

Concerts in the Garden

Concert in the Gardens

Select weekends, June 7 – July 7, Botanic Gardens

We may be pushing into summer now, but Concert in the Gardens is worth planning ahead for. Every year our world-class Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a series of concerts ranging from classical (“Mozart in the Garden”) to pop (“The Music of Pink Floyd”). Annual favorites include the Fourth of July “Old Family Fireworks Picnic” and the “Star Wars and Beyond” laser spectacular. Be sure to buy your tickets before it sells out. Bring a picnic and enjoy a night of superb music under the Texas sky. Learn More

Teacy Bernardy Fort Worth

 “My family has been enjoying Concerts in the Garden for more than twenty-five years. Our children always loved the Star Wars music and the 4th of July celebration complete with fireworks. My personal favorite is the 1812 Overture but I am looking forward to ABBAcadabra, the music of Mamma Mia!”

Joe T Garcias

Joe T Garcia’s Patio

Any time, Fort Worth Stock Yards

This one may not qualify as an “event,” but it sure is one of our favorite things to do in the spring. Joe T’s boasts a Texas-size patios with excellent shade, gorgeous landscaping, and trickling fountains. We can’t think of a better place to enjoy fajitas and a margarita with good friends on a cool spring evening. It’s no wonder this Fort Worth family-own legend is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Learn More

Amanda Easley Fort Worth

 “When the weather warms up, my family and I love to head to the north side of town and eat on the patio at Joe T’s. Margaritas and Mexican food are two of my husband and my favorite things and it’s so lovely there.”

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