We’re kicking off our summer road trip series — Hit the Road — with an outdoor adventure-themed trip to Glen Rose. With dinosaur fossils and safari animals, this area is a great destination for experienced adventurers + novice nature seekers alike.
Before you start packing your bags, here’s everything you need to know about the area + our insider recommendations.
Drive time: ~1 hour
Est. population: 2,653
Avg. high in June: 93º
Hike, skip rocks, and search for dinosaur tracks at the state park. | Photo by @dinovalleysp
Drive through one of the world’s foremost wildlife conservation facilities to see 1,100 animals from nearly 50 different species at this non-traditional zoo. Bonus: Feed giraffes on the self-guided drive.
Marble Run Fun | Tues., June 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library – Wedgwood, 3816 Kimberly Ln. | Free | Kids from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to explore engineering + learn problem-solving skills.
Canoe Tour | Wed., June 29 | 9-11 a.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Canoe Launch, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $15+ | Paddle along the Trinity River in search of reptiles basking in the sun. 🛶
Baby 101 | Wed., June 29 | 1-1:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Mamas are invited to take on a 10-week program offering tips + tricks on how to prepare their kiddos for preschool.
U.S. Trivia | Wed., June 29 | 7 p.m. | Maple Branch Craft Brewery, 2628 Whitmore St. | Cost of purchase | Bring your patriotic pals out for a night of red, white + brews. 🇺🇸
Painting and Music | Wed., June 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Main at South Side, 1002 S. Main St. | $30 | Explore your creative side + support local artists. 🎨
Mimir Chamber Music Festival | Wed., June 29-Sun., July 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Various locations | $35+ | The six-concert series is celebrating its 25th anniversary with award-winning musicians including pianist Alessio Bax + Pacifica Quartet. 🎶
Candle Studio Class | Thurs., June 30 | 6-7 p.m. | The Worthy Co. HQ, 1216 S. Lake St. | $45 | Pour your own custom candle + enjoy 20% off the entire store. 🕯️
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.
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Break out your coats — yesterday’s cooler temperatures broke a 16-day streak of above-normal highs — 14 of which were 99 degrees or higher. This sets this month as the fifth-hottest June on record.
The Fort Worth ISD school board will discuss the $819.5 million budget for the 2022-2023 academic year at a public hearing this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Teaching and Learning Center at 1050 Bridgewood Dr. The board is considering a $26 million pay raise package + $22 million in bonuses. 🏫 (Fort Worth Report)
The city just launched a new online portal for residents to monitor their water usage hourly and pay their bills. Customers can register for the free MyH2O portal online or download the mobile app. 🚰
Last week Aledo City Councilapproved a 1,825-acre development at Dean Ranch along the Fort Worth/Aledo border. The master plan by Levens Capital Partners LLC will have 325 single-family homes, 100 townhomes, 35 acres of commercial development + community amenities immediately west of Fort Worth. 🏘️
Dickies Arena will host the April 2026 Longlines FEI Jumping andDressage World Cup Finals, a competition showcasing athletes from 130+ countries. The international equestrian extravaganza is expected to bring major bucks to the city — drawing in more than $21+ million and 60,000 spectators. 🐎
Ding, ding, ding — we have a winner. Fort Worth’s Sweet Sugar High won the title of best food truck + Hookers Grill won best restaurant in the Star-Telegram Reader’s Choice: Best Burger competition. The bangin’ burger joints beat out 21 nominees after two rounds of voting. 🍔 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
This is poppin’ — Guapo Taco on the Goannounced its pop-up taco truck is opening soon. Sample some of the classic dishes, like el Latin lover taco or el luchador burrito with a side of elote loco, at its permanent location at 1301 S. Sylvania Ave. 🌮
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In 30 years, philanthropist Ramona Bass has raised nearly $300 million for the Fort Worth Zoo, helping make it one of the best in the world with a public-private partnership. Check out Ramona’s story + visit the zoo to see her three favorite exhibits: Texas Wild, MOLA, and African Savanna. 🐘 (NBC DFW)
Get ready for a Summer of Fun — Chuck E. Cheese & Munch’s Make Believe Band will host two shows on Sat., July 2 in Trinity Park. The free concerts will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. + guests can purchase a Summer Fun Pass to be first in line to meet the band.
Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS is rockin’ screens, but did you know that the King performed in Fort Worth seven times during his life? Elvis Presley played four shows in what is now Cowtown Coliseum in 1955 + 1956 before his rise to stardom and returned to the now-convention center in the 1970s. 🎸 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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Y’all — we are over the moo-n about Mabel, a new baby longhorn at the Fort Worth Zoo. She even has tiny horns. DYK: both male and female longhorn have horns, which can grow over 10 feet wide. Longhorn calves are sturdy and stand quicker than other breeds. Visit Mabel at the Kiddie Corral in Texas Town.
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