ArtsGoggle, one of Fort Worth’s favorite community events, is back for its 20th anniversary. Hosted by Trinity Metro and Near Southside Arts, a local non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the community, the festival features 1,000+ artists and 30 live acts. The 10-hour event has a lot in store for its 60,000 expected guests + we’ve got everything you need to know before tomorrow’s festivities.
🎨 Experience it all
Prepare for 21 blocks of local artists selling everything from sculptures and photography to leather and ceramics. Plus, there are three main stages for live music, with headliners Sir Woman, Ben Kweller, and Holy Moly.
There’s also a designated kids zone with free creative activities for all ages. ArtsGoggle has four different food courts with everything your stomach desires.
🧠 Know before you go
ArtsGoggle is happening tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., so prepare for lots of walking. The festival runs along Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to South Main Street, but don’t forget to check out the participating restaurants, bars, and retailers that are hosting artists and live acts. Remember, it’s free to attend, but bring your wallets for everything that’s on sale.
🚙 Getting there
The festival is accessible no matter how you plan your trip. Free parking is available at multiple participating lots, and the complimentary Simmons Bank ArtsGoggle Trolley stops at several places along the festival route.
Trinity Metro bus routes 1, 4, 5, and 6 also stop within a block or two from the festival route. Purchase your ticket via the GoPass mobile app to receive 50% off one local day pass with unlimited transfers on buses, TEXRail, ZIPZONE, and TRE.
For everyone hopping in rideshares, the designated dropoff spots are at the Comerica Bank parking lot at 1255 8th Ave. and One Safe Place parking lot at 1100 Hemphill St.