When Leslie Knope created Galentine’s Day on NBC’s Parks and Rec, she probably had no idea she was creating a new unofficial holiday for the girls. Galentine’s Day, February 13th, has become a day of celebration for the girlfriends that sustain us and help keep us sane.
So text the group chat and get ready to sip champagne and celebrate friendship on Galentine’s Day in Fort Worth!
Thursday, February 8, 7-9 pm
Fort Worth Zoo's Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery
Have a wild night out with your besties at the Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Galentine’s Party! Mix and mingle with the Zoo’s outreach animals, play a hilarious animal trivia game, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and leave with your very own adoption package, supporting the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals.
February 13, 6-9pm
Venture to the rooftop bar overlooking the Stockyards for a celebration of friendship. Sample your favorite tapas, cocktails and pop up shops like LINK X LOU, Pecos Pistol Village, Original Freebird, Buckle Bunnies Boutique and more.
February 4, 12:30-2:30pm
Waterside Fort Worth
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a sugar cookie decorating class hosted by Ally’s Sweet Spot. Bring your best friend or come solo for a sweet time. They’ll provide the cookies, icing, sprinkles and a tray to take your creations home.
February 10, 11-12:30
Buon Giorno Fort Worth
Celebrate Galentine’s Day by penning some pretty lettering! Learn an intro to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. They’ll cover the basics and then let you practice in Buon Giorno’s cozy, coffee-centered space. After this class, you’ll be ready to add special details to your letters, invitations, home decor and more.
February 10, 3-4pm
La Gran Biblioteca
What better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than to create your own jewelry? Sign up for this fun class at La Gran Biblioteca, inside La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, and create a piece of jewelry to remind you of this year’s Galentine’s Day.
February 13, 9-2pm
Taste Community Restaurant
Celebrate Galentine’s Day and help your community by attending this pay-what-you-can breakfast or lunch, hosted by Taste Project. It’s a great event and everyone is welcome, regardless of how much you pay.
February 10, 1pm
Indulge Fort Worth
Learn from one of Fort Worth’s best bakers! Sign up for a class with Tareka Lofton (owner and operator of Loft22 Cakes) and decorate your own cake at Indulge Cooking Studio downtown. Learn how to torte, fill and ice a 4” mini vanilla cake that you’ll take home.
Learn how to create the perfect charcuterie board from the Art of Grazing’s expert cheesemongers and in-house sommelier. Bring your best gal pals to enjoy the warm atmosphere while you learn a new skill.
What better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than by supporting other women? Book a candle-making class at Worthy Co., a fun activity that empowers women by providing job training and dignified employment for survivors of trafficking. You’ll feel the love and learn the art of pouring your own candle in their welcoming environment. Be sure to shop their store too, where 100% of proceeds will go to employ and empower women.
February 14, 8pm
The Post at River East
If you’re only celebrating Galentine’s Day (and not that other holiday for couples), head to the Post at River East on February 14 to hear the band Raised Right Men playing exclusive classic country covers about cheating.
Develop your green thumb at Ephemera with a class where you’ll create your own terrarium. After this fun and informative activity, you’ll have a beautiful new plant to display in your home. Bring your girlfriends for a class or purchase terrarium party kits to-go.
Now open in Sundance Square, Wines From A Broad is just as cute and fun as its name is clever. This Galentine’s Day, visit a wine bar that sources wines exclusively from female winemakers, showcasing the diversity and talent of women in the industry. Founder and Fort Worth chef Dena Shaskan has curated a space that feels warm, welcoming and functional. They have light bites to pair with your wine and a retail section where you’re sure to find something for your BFF.
Enjoy a cocktail or dinner at Gemelle, the fun pizza and pasta restaurant with adorable décor, the perfect background for cute selfies.
Express your love for sparkling at The Coupe Fort Worth! The sparkling wine bar has a wide selection of sparkling and wine flights, cocktails and snacks – the perfect outing to enjoy with your girlfriends.
Spend a day in Clearfork for Galentine’s Day. Enjoy Cru Wine Bar’s Brunch on Saturday and Sunday with specialty brunch cocktails and delicious eats, then spend the afternoon shopping among the varied, luxury stores in the area.
If you’re looking for more of a chill vibe, head to Soma Winery to enjoy their selection of wines and snacks in a bright, warm environment. Share a yummy naan flatbread, cheese & charcuterie board or flight of chocolates with your girlfriends for a fun, relaxed Galentine’s Day.