Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Must-See Live Shows in August

We’ve parsed through the lineups and cut through the noise to bring you a monthly roundup of the best live shows in Fort Worth. August 5 Metalachi at Lola’s Fort Worth The world’s only heavy metal mariachi group, Metalachi, will pummel your ears with amped-up Mariachi arrangements in early August at…

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Fort Worth Fun in August

August is HOT with tons of activities and events to celebrate the end of summer and kick off fall all over FunkyTown. Here’s your guide of what not-to-miss this August in Forth Worth. DFW Restaurant Week Restaurant Week is one of the best times of the year to cross off spots on your foodie bucket…

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Make a splash in Fort Worth

One thing you can always count on in Texas - the summer is HOT! With 100-degree-plus days, stay cool outdoors in the water. In Fort Worth, you can head to the public pool with on-premise lifeguards, aquatic features, splash pads, or waterways like the lake or the river for just a few dollars. Fort…

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See the best of Broadway at Bass Hall

You don't have to go to New York to see the best of Broadway. Thanks to Performing Arts Fort Worth and presenting sponsor PNC Bank, the 2022-2023 Broadway at the Bass Season is set to bring a new slate of shows to downtown Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall. The 2022-2023 season is also celebrating…

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What's new in Sundance Square

Fort Worth’s Sundance Square is a multi-site downtown destination where you will find vibrant art, entertainment, dining and shopping anchored around the world-renowned Sundance Square Plaza (also affectionately referred to as the “Living Room of Fort Worth”). Food and Drink Sundance Square…

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Weekday Activities

From Mule Alley to downtown and beyond, weekends are once again hoppin’ across Fort Worth. If you are looking to book your weekday dance card, keep these popular attractions that offer dance lessons, live shows and interactive tours during the week in mind. Dance Lessons at Billy Bob’s Texas Billy…

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Where to Get Ice Cream in Fort Worth

It can get hot in Texas. Sprinkle some joy into your day with a scoop or two of ice cream. Amorino Gelato 5274 Monahans Avenue Located in the luxurious Clearfork District, Amorino's servings of gelato are as tasty as they are beautiful. These scoops are authentic, too. Amorino was founded in Italy…

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Judy Bernas: Woman Worth Meeting

An NCAA public service campaign emphasizes that student athletes overwhelmingly “go pro in something other than sports,” with the implication that their playing experiences help them in their jobs after they’ve hung up their high tops, skates, or cleats. Judy Bernas works for an NCAA member institution in a non-athletic capacity and feels the games she played growing up have influenced her career. “Sports has so many lessons for all of us -- how to be gracious winners, even more gracious losers, discipline, consistency, commitment, and most importantly, teamwork. The lessons from sports are used in my professional life every day,” said Bernas, who currently serves as the associate dean and chief strategy and communication officer for the TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth. “I played softball, volleyball and lots of golf,” she said of her sporting activities growing up. Her father was the driving force in her development. “An entrepreneur who started his own company, he was my softball coach. He loved to play golf and taught me how to play. We actually both had holes-in-one on the exact same hole (many years apart) at Encanto Golf Course in Phoenix, AZ. He was a New Yorker by birth and followed football, basketball, and golf religiously. He taught us the importance of putting effort into what you are doing and to shooting for the stars – ‘if you don't do it, someone else will,’” she said. “When I play golf and make a terrible putt, I can still hear him saying, ‘C'mon Judy. Make it count!’” She’s used what her dad taught her for more than just inspiration. “Golf has been important professionally as a way to connect with colleagues and associates. And a little competition never gets in the way of a great partnership!” Judy’s lifelong love of sports did, in fact, lead her to professional opportunities in the industry. “I have served on the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority and currently serve on the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors, where I am Chair-elect…

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Elizabeth Northern: Woman Worth Meeting

Becoming an elite athlete takes more than talent. Elizabeth Northern knows all about that. The Fort Worth runner danced and ran for fun as a child, and actually discovered her true talent level relatively late in life. “My dad ran cross country in high school,” she said of her roots in running. “And so I'd been running with my dad, and then my mom and I would do Race For The Cure each year. I've done (the) Cowtown (10-kilometer race) since I was in third grade. It's always been a part of my family, just something that we did together. And then in high school, when I did cross country, it was for fun. I had a bunch of friends that were doing it. And so it just kind of was more for social things. And I wasn't very good. Like I was decent, but I was not, like, recruitable. Elizabeth was a member of the cross country team at Fort Worth’s Nolan Catholic High School her junior and senior years. She then matriculated to Trinity University in San Antonio with no intention of pursuing further formal competition until a fortuitously-timed trot around the school’s grounds. “It was during freshman orientation. I was just kind of jogging around campus and ended up on the track and the cross country team was there. And they kind of hollered at me. And they're like, ‘Do you want to run cross country?’ And next thing I knew I was on the team,” she explained about how the day progressed. “I was in the gym and getting all my physical stuff checked out, and I got a uniform, and then I was racing, like, two weeks later.” She quickly found success at the non-scholarship Division III school under the Tigers’ then-head coach Jenny Breuer. “I walked onto the cross country and track teams at Trinity,” Elizabeth said. “Coach B noticed pretty early on that I was really good at long runs, like, that was where I excelled and so she knew, even from the first couple of months, she was like, ‘You're gonna do the 10K in track.’ (I was) like, ‘What? I don't know if I want to do that.’ But sure enough, my best event in college was the 10K. And since then I've just gone longer.” She ran in the 2006 and 2008 NCAA D-III national cross country meets and helped the Tigers’ squad to a best-ever sixth-place national finish in 2008. In 2009, she won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 10,000 meters and competed in the 2009 NCAA D-III 10 km national track and field championships. Shortly after graduation, after having moved back to Fort Worth, she returned to San Antonio to try running a marathon. “My best friend from college wanted to do one. So we did it together. That's literally the only reason why we did it, because the only reason why I did it was because she was doing it.” Elizabeth had not trained for run of that distance before. To complete a marathon, one must traverse 26.2 miles. “I did not do a long run longer than 16 miles (in training) and so that first marathon was a lot of crying. I mean, I still ran a fantastic time considering how bad it felt but I didn't do another marathon for two years. I was like ‘Never again, I'm never doing this again.’ And then I've done like 15 more.” She did some half marathons before trying another full one in 2012. It proved her breakthrough. “In 2012, I had signed up to do the New York City Marathon that year, and that was the year of Superstorm Sandy. And the race was canceled. We were in New York City when it got canceled.” She managed to get into a race scheduled for the follow weekend, ironically in the Alamo City. “I said I'd never do it again. Then two years later, I did the exact same race. And I cried, and by far my worst marathon ever was that one in 2012, because it was, like, 80 degrees.” She fought through oppressive humidity to finish the race and realized she could potentially have success at longer distances. “I decided to, like, really, really, really train for (the) Cowtown (Marathon the) next February,” she said. “That Cowtown has pretty much launched my whole next trajectory because I just ran my heart out and I ran a 2:46 there and shattered all their records.”  …

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Neighborhood Leap

Imagine a neighborhood where murals burst into three-dimensional life and familiar strolls to your favorite restaurant or watering hole are accompanied by original music from local hip-hop artists. Thanks to a new collaboration between Amphibian Stage and Blue Zones Project, that reality has come to…

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