It’s hard to believe it’s already August. School supplies are hitting the shelves and local campuses + coffee shops will once again be swamped with studying students.
August may be the Sunday of summer, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Here are eight noteworthy events taking place around Fort Worth this month.
Don’t sweat it — grab a tube and listen to some tunes on the Trinity River. | Photo via @rockintheriver
For the concert goers 🎶
Rockin’ the River | Thurs., Aug. 11 | 5-10 p.m. | Panther Island Pavilion | Free | Kick back and enjoy live music from the Peterson Bros and Dustin Massey in the final installment of the summer concert series.
Duran Duran | Tues., Aug. 30 | 7 p.m. | Dickies Arena | $65+ | See the iconic British band that has sold over 100 million records.
For the foodies 🍽️
BBQ Fest | Thurs., Aug. 18 | 6-9 p.m. | Heim Barbecue, 5333 White Settlement Rd. | $153 | Join Texas Monthly for a four-course, family-style meal prepared by Goldee’s Barbecue, Dayne’s Craft Barbecue, Panther City BBQ + Heim Barbecue.
Parisian Brunch | Sat., Aug. 20 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Culinary School of Fort Worth, 6550 Camp Bowie Blvd. | $60 | Master madeleines, crepes, quiche + beignets as you sip on a complimentary French 75 cocktail.
Goat yoga’s not a baaaaad way to relieve some stress. | Photo via @goatyogadallas
For the athletes 👟
Purebarre X Fabletics | Sun., Aug. 21 | 10:15-11 a.m. | University Park Village, 1612 S. University Dr. | Free | Bring a bestie and break a sweat with a barre workout.
Goat Yoga | Sat., Aug. 27 | 9-10 a.m. | Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St. | $32 | Get your baaaaamaste on as you flow with other yogis and some four-legged friends.
For the artists 🎨
Family Tree and Scrapbooking | Sat., Aug. 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library – Central, 500 W. 3rd St. | Free | Celebrate Family Heritage Month by crafting a custom scrapbook of your genealogy.
Movies That Matter | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 7-9:30 p.m. | The Modern Art Museum | Free | Catch a viewing of “The Great American Lie” + join the conversation about civil rights issues. 🗣️
The Dear Hunter | Thurs., Aug. 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Tulips FTW, 112 St. Louis Ave. | $26 | The band will showcase its upcoming album + requested songs. 🎶
Pre-School Discovery Club | Fri., Aug. 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $5+ | Bring your tots (ages 3-5) to a story, lesson, hike + crafts inspired by the sun. ☀️
Movie Parties | Fri., Aug. 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Fort Worth Library – East Regional, 6301 Bridge St. | Free | Catch a viewing of “Matilda” + follow along with the characters on screen. 🎬
WTF is OCF | Sat., Aug. 6 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fort Worth Camera School of Photography, 6483 Camp Bowie Blvd. | $75 | Take a photography crash-course in wireless flash + lighting techniques. 📸
Professional Bull Riders | Sun., Aug. 7 | 2-7 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum | $73 | Buck up for a wild day of cowboy chaos with competitions in breakaway roping, barrel racing, and tie-down roping. 🐂
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Get your kids prepped before the new school year. | Graphic by FTWtoday
Fort Worth ISD students will be back on campus Mon., Aug. 15. Get them ready for the new year with these free back-to-school fairs happening this week.
Fort Worth ISD Resource Fair | Fri., Aug. 5 | 4-7 p.m. | Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, 1411 Maydell St. | Backpack giveaways, immunizations, online registration support, music + food trucks.
Back to School Bash | Sat., Aug. 6 | 1-4 p.m. | First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln. | School and hygiene supplies + be part of a clothing swap and exchange your new/gently used items. RSVP in advance.
Child Care Center Back-to-School Bash | Sat., Aug. 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Ordered Steps Learning Center, 7451 Chapel Ave. | Free school supplies, food, games, crafts + a bounce house for the kiddos.
Back 2 School Bash | Sun., Aug. 7 | 1-3 p.m. | Chosen Vessel Church, 4650 Campus Dr. | Students of all ages can grab school supplies, a haircut + a backpack.
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The official name of the Fort Worth to Dallasregional bike trail will be The DFW Discovery Trail. Once complete in 2024, trail users will find logos with different animals throughout the 66-mile journey. Other features include off-street segments through parks, green fields + business parks along the Trinity River. 🚲
Dwell Coffee & Biscuits (3113 S. University Dr.) is officially closing its doors and handing its keys over to Hillsboro-based Overflow Coffee Co. The shop said it wanted to downsize and focus on family + growing its ice cream shops. You can still visit the original location in Burleson at 108 W. Ellison St. ☕
Get your sugar fix at the new churro food truck in the Near Southside. Leo’s Churro Bar is parked at 105 S. Main St. at Soma Micro Park. The menu features a variety of churro flavors including cinnamon sugar, chocolate dipped + fruity pebbles. It’s open Wednesday-Sunday 3-11 p.m. 🍦
Fort Worth artist Leon Bridges is performing at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving (~30 northeast of downtown) tonight at 8 p.m. Leon will be joined by Little Dragon as he performs tracks from his 2021 album “Gold-Diggers Sound.” Grab your ticket to the show. 🎤
Sample some of the best margaritas in town + vote for your favorite at the Fort Worth Margarita Festival on Sat., Sept. 10. Head over to The Yard (3017 Morton St.) for live music, margarita sampling, street tacos + a ferris wheel. The event will run 12-6 p.m. Grab a ticket + use the promo code ftwtoday. 🍹
Registration is now open for Funky Picnic Brewery & Café’s first annual Smoke ‘Em Out competition. Here’s how it will work: home brewers can submit smoked beers for a chance to win the stylistic award + Brewer’s Choice award. The deadline to register is Sun., Aug. 28. Read the rules. 🍻
The Fort Worth Police Department is hosting a CleanUp Barber Shop event at the North Division headquarters on Tues., Aug. 9. Head to 8755 N. Riverside Dr. from 8-30 a.m.-12 p.m. for a free haircut. Check out the other events happening around town. ✂️
Local HGTV star Grace Mitchell from “One of a Kind” is opening a new office in the Near Southside. According to an online development source, the interior designer is replacing two shotgun-style homes recently damaged in a fire and building a new office. We’ll keep you updated when we learn more. 🏡
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