The Fort Worth Coffee Festival returns to Downtown on Saturday, October 21st! Stop by and enjoy fresh coffee, food, fun and fellowship as we celebrate diversity within our city while continuing to build a vibrant coffee community in Fort Worth. This year’s event will celebrate “the Pearls of I.M. Terrell.”
“We are proud to honor and recognize the remaining students from the original segregated I.M. Terrell High School, 50 years after it was closed in 1973,” said Kyev Tatum, event manager of the Fort Worth Coffee Festival.
This year’s festival will feature music that celebrates the legendary jazz greats of I.M. Terrell High School of the 1940s and 50s.
Since 2018, local leaders have celebrated the third weekend in October to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Fort Worth on October 22, 1959. Dr. King was memorialized on Main Street in 2019 with a bronze heritage trail marker.
The festival will feature the Aspen Mountaintop Specialty Coffee Project, a joint effort between the New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church, Inner City Coffee Exchange, Texas A&M Center for Coffee Research, What’s the Buzz Coffee Company, the Aspen Institute and the US Department of Commerce. Their work aims to strengthen the economy, inner-city families and international coffee farmers.