Kick off summer with fun times in Fort Worth. This month takes you on a trip through history, nature, music and art. Here’s our guide to fun in Fort Worth this June. 

 

June 2–18

16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall 

Experience history in the making as some of the world’s most prolific 18 through 30-year-old pianists compete for gold money, publicity, and huge recognition at this preeminent international music contest named after the legendary Van Cliburn. Get more details

 

June 4–12 

Newsies

Casa Manana 

Extra! Extra! Newsies The Musical takes over the Casa Manana stage now through June 12. Based on the musical film and a true story, this family-friendly rendition tells the story of the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City through the eyes of newsboy Jack Kelly. Get more details.

 

June 16–July 14

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Enjoy the harmony of music and Mother Nature under the stars for Concerts in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Each weekend over the next month, you’ll be able to experience music from some of the greatest bands and themes including The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles. And remember it’s BYOB - bring your own blanket or chair. For more details.

 

June 18

I Am Juneteenth Festival

Panther Island Pavilion 

Celebrating the significance of June 19, 1865, this now-national holiday (through the hard work of Fort Worth’s own Opal Lee) showcases the culture of our community while educating us on all its significance. Enjoy live music, food, a kids zone, and fireworks show off the Trinity River. For more details.

 

June 21–26

Oklahoma!

Bass Hall Performance Hall 

Part of the Broadway at the Bass Series, get your tickets for the newly reimagined Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! Without changing a word of text, this production allows the classic musical to be seen in a whole new light…and a new way for the 21st century. For more details.

 

All Month Long 

The Language of Beauty in African Art

Kimbell Art Museum

Explore the concepts of beauty through the languages and perspectives of indigenous African communities at this fascinating exhibition at the Kimbell. More than 250 works from around the world include impressive and powerful sculptures, costumes, and ceremonial masks. For more details.  

 

Tour, Tasting and Cocktails 

Blackland Distillery 

Salud to the summer with an afternoon at FW’s own Blackland Distillery. Wednesday - Saturday you are invited to take a tour through the cutting edge distillery, learn how the magic is made from grain to glass, Then toast up the experience with a specialty cocktail featuring Blackland’s stellar whiskey, rye, vodka, and gin.  For more details.