Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Posts from June 2020

Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown. 
Bria Downey is a superstar chef and a leading lesbian in the Fort Worth food scene. She’s been recognized for her excellence in the kitchen — including a James Beard Award semi-finalist nomination — and is the Culinary Director at Roy Pope Grocery, a Fort Worth institution with over 75 years of history. She’s lived in the city now for five years and continues to find new reasons to love Fort Worth. 
Get Around Downtown Downtown Fort Worth's walkability and connectivity are two of many reasons visitors love to stay in the heart of the city. Explore by foot or jump on Molly the Trolley, a free downtown circulator that stops at every major hotel and entertainment venue. Bike share options also