Squeeze in the last bit of summer as you splash, bash, and dance away this August in Fort Worth.
August 2 & 3
Melted Beer Launch
Your favorite ice cream shop, Melt Ice Creams in the Near Southside, has partnered with Martin House Brewing to launch a Strawberry & Waffle Cone Ice Cream Ale. The launch is Friday, August 2, at Martin House from 4-10 p.m. The taproom is always kid-friendly. Bonus: Melt's ice cream cart will be on-site for the event.
Take a kayak tour of the 3,000-acre Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, recently earning the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence. The tour starts at 9 a.m. and includes all equipment. Be sure to register ahead of time. Get the details.
August 10 & 11
Benbrook Stables is hosting a three-day Riding Academy August 9-11 for kids ages 9-15. In addition to learning the fundamentals of horsemanship, teens will learn to feed and groom their very own horse as well as learn how to tack for a ride on the trails.
Get ready for back-to-school at the Homes for Children Corporation’s 3rd Annual Back-to-School Bash on August 17. Children can receive free backpacks with supplies, physicals, hair cuts and participate in fun activities such as face painting and games. Want your kids to help at this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities here. Get the details.
August 17 & 18
Japanese Tea Ceremony
If you haven’t made it to Sunday Funday at Panther Island, you still have time. The free, family-friendly event occurs every Sunday through September 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. "Tubes, tunes, water sports, food and brews” are promised for a good time. Get more details.
August 24 & 25
American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) World Championship Show
Miniature horses are even cuter in person. Catch the American Miniature Horse Association World Championship Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Coliseum Friday, August 23, through Saturday, August 31. Get the details.
Lunch and Line Dancing
Take the family for lunch and a little honky tonkin’ at the world-famous Billy Bob’s Texas. Every Saturday at High Noon free line dance lessons are offered as some good ol’ fashioned Texas entertainment. Enjoy 20% off your meal after you scoot your boots on the dance floor! Get the details.
ESPN College GameDay
ESPN will set up shop in Sundance Square Plaza on August 31 for the first week of the 2019 regular season. College GameDay will air locally from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST on ESPN live in advance of the Oregon vs. Auburn game at AT&T Stadium. The general public is welcome to attend the live broadcast!