Spring is in full bloom, y'all. From admiring the flowers in the Japanese Garden to strolling through the beautiful works of art on display at MAIN St. Fort Worth Arts Festival, here are 8 ways to celebrate the season in Fort Worth. 

April 6 & 7 

Open Streets

Grab the kids AND their bikes, scooters or skates and head out to the streets of the Near Southside neighborhood on Sunday, April 7. Open Streets presented by Trinity Metro is a four-hour event that is a celebration of the community's spirit. The main thoroughfare, Magnolia Ave, opens up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, face-painters and more with tons of family-friendly (and pet-friendly) activities to boot. Expect more than 100 different activities from bike rodeos to martial arts and even breakdancing! Get the details.

 

Frontier Forts Muster

Have a Texas history buff in the family? On Friday, April 6, and Saturday April 7, you can experience the Stockyards National Historic District as it once was. The Frontier Forts Muster celebration was created to celebrate the heritage of Texas’ Frontier fort settlements, like Fort Worth. Step back in time to 1836 and witness frontier-era life, including: authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks. There will also be Infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations as well as a military parade. Get the details.


 

April 13 & 14

Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Japanese Garden at the annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14. Special events and activities include feeding the Koi fish, Taiko drumming, demonstrations of Japanese swords and martial arts. PLUS, there will be tons of children's activities like kimono dress-up! Get the details.


 

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 

Spend the day, nay, the weekend at the 34th Annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival!  A hallmark event showcasing Fort Worth's cultural scene, the festival spans 18 city blocks filled with fine art, music, tasting booths, kids activities and works from 223 artists. No animals allowed. Get the details.


 

April 20 & 21

The Wizard of Oz

Does the Wizard of Oz evoke fond memories of your childhood? Share those with your children for the first time and attend Casa Mañana Theatre’s performance of the 1939 movie. Yes, this rendition has all of your favorite tunes like “If I Only Had a Brain” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Get tickets for the opening weekend April 19-20 here

 

Texas-sized Easter Egg Hunt 

The Easter Bunny is headed to the Stockyards on Saturday, April 20. Hop on over to the Texas-sized Easter Egg Hunt at Stockyards Station for a free and fun time. More information here

 


NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships

Fort Worth has become a hub for elite gymnastic meets in the nation. On Easter weekend, April 19-20, the Fort Worth Convention Center in partnership with Fort Worth Sports will host the 2019 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships. Top athletes from around the country will compete for the title of champion -- with many being hopefuls to watch for in future Olympics. 

 

April 27 & 28

Fort Worth Zoo Stingray Cove

Stingrays are fascinating creatures. They are also the newest residents at the Fort Worth Zoo! Located just off the main path, beyond the Museum of Living Art (MOLA) and over the bridge, Stingray Cove is an all-new, interactive exhibit where guests can get up close to and touch a variety stingrays and small sharks. Admission is an additional $5. Check out these intere-sting facts about stingrays from Nat Geo Kids.