Plus, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo has been canceled.
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Today’s Forecast

79º | Rain | 90% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:10 a.m. | Sunset 7:40 p.m.

🗺️ Consider us your tour guide
Imagine if you could take this photo yourself on a helicopter tour. | Photo by @epichelicopters + @josephdelcour
Whether you’re a lifelong Fort Worthian longing to embrace your inner tourist, or you have a limited amount of time in Cowtown, here are 15 tours guaranteed to show you the sights you want to see.

Top tours

Downtown Segway Adventure | $65+
Roll through Panther City on a 90-minute segway tour full of fun facts and photo ops.

Epic Helicopter Tour | $425+ for three people
Take to the sky with an aerial tour that buzzes above downtown, the Stockyards, the Cultural District, and the University area.


Cruise around Cowtown in style with a segway tour.


Photo by @valeriecollins

Eat and drink

Bike and BBQ Tour | $125
Hop on a Pedego electric bike and cruise through downtown sites, Panther Island, Trinity Trails, and the Stockyards with a final stop at at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que.

Taco + Margarita Bus Tour | $65-$95
Enjoy tacos and margs at multiple restaurants on this 3-hour private bus tour for groups of 12-40 people with Eat This Fort Worth.

All in on the history

Stockyards Walking Tour | $5+
Step back into the Wild West with a guided tour of Exchange Avenue featuring timeless stories.

Fairmount Historic Homes Tour | $15-$20 | Mother’s Day weekend
The annual tour features a rotating collection of historic homes and sites in one of Cowtown’s oldest neighborhoods.

FTW-Cowtown mural

Experience the magic of Funkytown’s street art.


Photo by @texasmindbodyandspirit

Art is all around

Stars of the Stockyards | Free
Take a self-guided tour through the art of Western cinema featuring eight famous stops where icons, television series, and movies were filmed.

Trinity Mural Tour | $75
Bike along the outdoor gallery to see 25 mural sites across 12 miles of riverfront.

Get ghosted

Ghost Tour | $17+
Don’t get spooked while you uncover the paranormal past of the Stockyards with stops at the Cadillac Hotel, Miss Molly’s B&B + the Stockyards Hotel.

True Crime Tour | $17-$25 | Fridays during October-December
More afraid of baddies than ghosties? Learn about the unsavory history of Hell’s Half Acre.
If you could design your team city tour, which of the following features would you include?

A. Historic landmarks and iconic buildings
B. Local cuisine tastings
C. Street art and vibrant murals
D. Other
Friday, June 9
  • Friday on the Green | Friday, June 9 | 5-10 p.m. | Magnolia Green, 1201 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth | Free | BYO lawn chairs and kick back for four local musicians + peruse the Near Southside artisan market.
  • Koe Wetzel | Friday, June 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $49-$250 | The Texas-born artist will be joined by special guests Treaty Oak Revival and Huser Brothers during his “2023 Road to Hell Paso” tour.
Saturday, June 10
  • Bass Hall Tours | Saturday, June 10 | 10:30 a.m. | Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth | Free | Reserve your spot in this docent-led tour including a history of the building.
  • Artist Talks | Saturday, June 10 | 1-3:30 p.m. | The Carter, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | Join a lecture and conversation with three of the contemporary Black artists featured in the “Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation” exhibition.
Sunday, June 11
  • Father’s Day TopGolf Tournament | Sunday, June 11 | 1-3 p.m. | Topgolf, 2201 East 4th St., Fort Worth | $35 | Tee up for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas’ “Swing for a Cause” fundraiser.
  • “Lives of the Gods” | Sunday, June 11-Sunday, Sept. 3 | Times vary | Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | $14-$18 | Explore the divinity of Mayan art at this exhibition of nearly 100 rarely seen masterpieces and discoveries — members get in free.
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News Notes
  • If you noticed the hazy sky over the last few days, it is not smoke from the Canadian wildfires. According to local meteorologist Victor Murphy, the hazy sky is actually the onset of the summer heat dome, a situation when the atmosphere traps hot ocean air over land. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  • After 32 years, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo will not touch down in Fort Worth this summer. The annual air show — featuring US Air Force Thunderbirds and US Navy Blue Angels — has been canceled due to the rapid development of the Alliance area + logistical and scheduling conflicts.
  • Help Fort Worth steer its 2024 budget with a Cowtown version of “Flat Stanley.” Take a photo with a printout of Molly the Cow at a location where you think the city should invest money + submit it by Friday, June 30.
  • The city is looking for businesses and contractors to help with the Evans & Rosedale Redevelopment Project that is set to break ground in October. Visit the Devoyd Jennings Business Assistance Center from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about how you can get involved.
Real Estate
  • Anyone got an extra $4 million? A 1937 French provincial house is for sale near Colonial Country Club. The 4,000+ sqft house was commissioned by I.C. Parker, who invented the Drumstick ice cream cone, a form he must have really liked as it is visible in the home’s cone-shaped turret.
  • Amtrak could be coming to Fort Worth. The rail company has applied for a federal grant to extend the New York-New Orleans Crescent line between Meridian, Miss., and Fort Worth along I-20. If constructed, the expansion is projected to generate $207 million annually to Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. (KSLA 12)
  • Local sweets company Wildtoad Toffee raked in the accolades at the international 2023 Toffee Awards. The signature chocolate-and-butter treat won silver for Best Taste and bronze for Best Texture, as well as four stars from the judges. Did we mention it’s gluten- and preservative-free and shaped like Texas?
  • Fairfield Lake State Park officially sold. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department submitted a last-ditch offer of $95 million for 5,000 acres, but the sale to Todd Interests was finalized on June 1. The state’s lease will expire on Tuesday, June 13, and the park will be redeveloped into a gated community. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  • Delicious craft cocktails in a book-themed cocktail lounge and speakeasy? Yes, please. Thompson’s Bookstore just launched its new and summer menu, and it’s safe to say that we’re drooling.*
  • Reminder: Father’s Day is a little over a week away. Give Dad a listening upgrade with the second generation AirPods Pro. Or help ease muscle soreness with the Theragun Mini 2.0. Plus, this portable neck fan will make everyone laugh — but catch Dad using it the very next day.*
🍷 Sip on this
When the weather is this hot, we do too, Jess. | Video by Giphy
Tomorrow is National Rosé Day and we can’t imagine celebrating with anything other than local businesses. Stop by one of these wine bars and restaurants for a glass of something pink.

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Boutique

This family-owned wine bar is housed in a historic building that dates back to the 20s and features a selection of 200+ wines.

Winslow’s Wine Cellar

This upscale café serves up small production wines from all regions of the world.

The Holly

The quaint shop is tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of South Main and is known for its natural wine selection.

The Magnolia Wine Bar

Formerly Kent & Co. Wines, this classy bar offers 300+ wine options and features three bespoke reds and a custom cabernet sauvignon.


Pour a glass of wine on tap and settle into a comfortable seat in the wine cafe that feels like a friend’s house.
The Wrap
Kate Mazade Today’s edition by:
From the editor
“You’re holding my hand, Chuck.”

The holiday’s have come early this year with the opening of “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!” at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schultz Museum includes 50 Peanuts comic strips + vintage novelties.

The exhibit runs Saturday, June 17-Sunday, Aug. 20 and is included with museum admission.
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