Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth

Travel Region

Prairies & Lakes

Population

900,000

The city’s downtown has been named the best downtown in America, and for good reason. Fort Worth is a perfect mixture of cowboy culture and urban amenities.

Upcoming Events

Saints and Sinners Tour

Oct. 29-30

Oakwood Cemetery , 701 Grand Ave.

Hear the re-enacted stories of "residents" at the cemetery, which was established in 1879 by John Peter Smith. Other costumed characters as well as the century-old chapel and casket vaults add to your visit.

stockyardsmuseum.org

Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

“Saluting Buffalo Soldiers” is the theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. In 1887, Congress created the first professional Black Army units. They were stationed in Texas from 1867 to 1886 before moving further west. Eventually, they became known as Buffalo Soldiers. Participants line up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Boulevard along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

fw2022parade.org

Lightscape

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 1700 University Drive

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating waves of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail.

fwbg.org/lightscape

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Nov. 19-20

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive

The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience take this year's Holiday Market surf side. The flamingos are rounding up the best in handmade and vintage funky finds for your tropical holiday pleasure. Snag the best finds before they're swept away with the tide.

funkyfinds.com/holiday-shopping-experience.html

Parade of Lights

Nov. 20

Downtown Fort Worth, 777 Taylor St.

The GM Financial Parade of Lights illuminates the streets of downtown Fort Worth for the 40th year. This year’s parade marks the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with holiday decor and over half a million sparkling lights.

fortworthparadeoflights.org

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