Fun, Festivals, and Fine Art in Fort Worth

If you’re not familiar with an area, you may not realize just how much culture and entertainment there is to enjoy. If you want to see fine art, maybe the first place you think of is New York City’s relatively large number of museums. Do you enjoy music festivals? You’re probably thinking about the west coast with its seemingly endless number of summer shows that bring together bands from all over the world. But what if you were told that if you wanted to see fine art, diverse bands, and something unexpected like a huge rodeo, you wouldn’t have to leave the city limits of Fort Worth? Well, it’s all true. Fort Worth is quickly establishing itself as a cultural hub of the south where people from all over America can come to not only participate in interesting events, but also enjoy all these things while experiencing a lower cost of living than the east and west coasts.

 

More people are looking for Fort Worth homes after spending some time in the area and falling in love with the culture. Fort Worth does something that so many crave; it combines a big city feel with a more laid back pace when desired. If you’ve never been in the area or you’re just looking for more things to do with the family check out some of these unique places and events.

 

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

 

Located in the Cultural District, this distinct and beautiful building is home to some of the world’s most precious fine art. The museum itself was designed by world famous architect Tadao Ando. It is home to works by some of the most famous artists in the modern and contemporary art world including Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Take in the art work, the concrete and glass masterpiece that is the building itself, and the reflecting pond that surrounds the museum.

 

Mayfest

 

Mayfest happens every year during the first week of May to tremendous fanfare. Its purpose is to raise money for non-profit programs that benefit the community and the Trinity River parks in particular. You can feel good about bringing your family out for a fun few days because you’ll be contributing to a worthy cause. You’ll get to enjoy tasty local fare, watch bands play on seven different stages, and enjoy some competitive sports.

 

Lone Star Film Festival

 

The Lone Star Film Festival takes place every year in Fort Worth to celebrate the art of cinema. While the festival celebrates the culture of fine cinema in Texas, entries come from all across the world. The Lone Star Film Festival highlights many different genres including documentaries, experimental films, shorts, and feature length.

 

 

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

 

It wouldn’t be Texas without a little rodeo. And by a little, we mean one of the biggest rodeo events in the region. That’s right. Fort Worth is home to the legendary Cowtown Coliseum where you can see Stockyards Championship Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night. There’s fun for the whole family with such attractions as barrel racing, bull riding, and calf roping. There is also Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show which has other impressive tricks and historical reenactments. Those shows are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

 

Log Cabin Village

 

For the history buffs out there, there is Log Cabin Village. This historic “town” sits on three acres of land and contains historic structures that were constructed in the mid-1800s. Step back in time and explore log cabin homes, blacksmith shops, schoolhouses, smokehouses, and more. This is definitely a must see attraction for people who want to experience Fort Worth’s roots.

 

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

 

If you enjoy museums but you’re looking for something different from art, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a great place to visit. Enjoy the DinoLabs and DinoDig exhibits, Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Cattle Raisers Museum, and more. The Noble Planetarium is located here as well as the Omni IMAX Theater for all encompassing presentations you’ll be sure to remember.

 

Cowtown Winery

 

If you didn’t know, Fort Worth produces some delicious wine. Cowtown Winery is one of the area’s full production wineries. It’s located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards district. This location has been in operation for over 70 years, so there is plenty of history to explore. All wines are hand crafted and are available to taste. Be sure to take a bottle home, as well.

 

If you haven’t explored all that Fort Worth has to offer, what are you waiting for? There is plenty to visit and see, even if you live nearby. There is always something new to experience. If you’re coming from outside of Texas, prepare for the feeling that you’re not going to want to leave. Who knows? You may end up calling Fort Worth home.

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