The unofficial last day of summer has come and gone. Here's where to enjoy the start of fall festival season in Fort Worth this September. 

September 7 - 8

Clearfork Farmers Market 

Nothing screams fall more than a visit to a local farmers market! Clearfork Farmers Market is located on the banks of the Trinity River adjacent to Press Cafe and Mellow Johnny's. The market showcases goods from over 25 vendors, artisans, farmers, ranchers and food providers. Get the details


September 14 -15

Party on the Porch 

Art all day and party all night at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art's grand reopening celebration, Party on the Porch! The free event takes place Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. on the lawn of the Museum. The galleries will be open late into the evening so you can enjoy the newest exhibit while listening to live music, playing lawn games and dining on local food trucks. Get the details.


Chalk Art Festival - Crockett Row at West 7th

It’s no doubt, your kids love coloring the sidewalk with chalk. Check out the elaborate chalk art designs of professional street artists at Crockett Row at West 7th's Chalk Art Festival Saturday, September 14. Kiddos inspired by the designs and images will be able to create their own masterpieces in the children’s art area. Get the details.


Monet 'til Midnight

Stay up a little past bedtime to partake in the Kimbell Art Museum's final evening of Monet: The Late Years. The incredibly popular exhibition is being celebrated in the museum's first-ever late-night event, Monet 'til Midnight. Evening visitors will enjoy classical guitar experiences, refreshments and more. Regular admission prices apply. 


September 19 - 22

Fun Run & Free Ice Cream 

Say goodbye to summer with Brooks Running, Melt Ice Creams and RunOn by JackRabbit! on September 19. Head to the popular Magnolia Ave ice cream shop and join a family-fun run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. All runners will receive the best trophy - a scoop of Melt Ice Creams! Participants will also have the chance to purchase the limited-edition Melts Collection. Get the details. 


AMON! The Ultimate Texan 

Take a seat for a lesson in Fort Worth History. Amon G. Carter Sr. is fondly known as the founding father of Fort Worth as well as the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. AMON! The Ultimate Texan is a theatrical rendition of Mr. Carter’s vibrant life as written by newspaper columnist Dave Lieber of The Dallas Morning News. Catch it at the W.E. Scott Theatre September 20, 21, 27 & 28! Get the details.


Canoe Tour

Head to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge for a Canoe Tour from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Guests will spot basking reptiles, birds and possibly an alligator or two. It promises to be a great way to make memories! Get the details and register.


September 28 - 29

Stockyards Championship Rodeo 

Summer’s end is here and what better way to close it out as a family than with a good ol’ fashioned rodeo? Spend a night out on the town together at the Cowtown Coliseum for the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. It’s a two-hour experience that includes: roping, barrel racing, bull riding and bronc riding. Get more details.



Oktoberfest returns to Panther Island Pavilion September 26-28. Live music, Midway rides and yummy German fare wait for the entire family. You will squeal with delight as the adorable Dachshund Parade struts by. Enjoy the many activities, events and shopping to be had…all while sipping on a traditional German beer. Get the details.