April is the perfect time of year to take advantage of Fort Worth’s beautiful scenery. Chase after butterflies, belt out your favorite song from "The Little Mermaid" and see the world through your kid's eyes. It's a whole new way to enjoy Cowtown.

April 8 & 9, 2017

Butterfly Trek - Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Spend the day on April 8 learning all about Butterflies during the Butterfly Trek at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. You will learn about their life cycle, natural history and the important role they play in the environment all while surrounded by their beauty. Event is $5, plus admission, and pre-registration is required. Get the details.

Fort Worth Nature Center bridge

Family Movie Fun - The Fort Worth Central Library

Want to take the kids out but don’t want to be tuckered out by the end of it? Consider a movie at the Fort Worth Central Library on April 8 at 1 p.m. Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature-length movie. April’s movie is Zootopia. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Get the details.


April 15 & 16, 2017

Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt - Stockyards Station

It’s Easter weekend, and your kids need to get as many eggs in that basket as possible (so they can share with you, of course). Round 'em up for the Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Stockyards Station on April 15, 12-4 p.m. You can expect: a golden horseshoe hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, caricature artists, a Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp and, most importantly, the EASTER EGG HUNT! Get the details.

Texas-sized Easter Celebration

PC: Brian Hutson, courtesy of Stockyards Heritage, LLC

Canoe Fest - Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Escape the madness on Easter Sunday (April 16) and hit the water at Fort Worth’s Nature Center and Refuge’s Canoe Fest. Take your littles, 5 years and up, out in canoes and enjoy a peaceful time viewing flora and fauna (that’s plants and animals). Event costs $5, plus admission, and no registration is required. Get the details.


April 22 & 23, 2017

Pizza! Pizza! Parent / Child Cooking Class - Central Market

Do your kids love pizza? Do your kids love to help you in the kitchen? Take them to Central Market’s Parent / Child Cooking Class on April 22, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Together you will learn how to make basic pizza dough, tomato sauce and Italian doughnuts. Registration is required and costs $90 per pair. Get the details. P.S. If all the spots filled up, check out the calendar of events for future cooking classes.

Log Cabin Village
PC: Courtesy of Log Cabin Village

Spring Social - Log Cabin Village

Join us in celebrating Log Cabin Village's birthday with a new tradition, Spring Social, on April 22. For the cost of admission, you will be able to enjoy: live music, visiting animals from the Nature Center and Refuge, crafts, games and more. Get the details.


April 29 & 30, 2017

Disney’s The Little Mermaid - Casa Mañana Theater

Don't miss Casa Mañana Theater's opening weekend performance of Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" on April 29 and 30. Based on the classic animated film, this fishy fable will feature all your favorite songs to sing along to, including: “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Get the details and purchase tickets.

Open Streets

Open Streets - The Near Southside

Explore The Near Southside on Sunday, April 30, as they shut down Magnolia Avenue and adjacent streets to traffic to host this family-friendly event. Mosey along and enjoy local businesses, food trucks, face painters, yoga classes and more. Bring your bicycles, too!