Summer fun is sizzling in Fort Worth this July. Save the date and get ready to celebrate the best parts of summer. 


July 4

Fort Worth's Fourth 

On Thursday, July 4, spend the entire day celebrating ‘Merica at Panther Island. Admission is free and gates open at 2 p.m. Get there early for tubing, Hydroflight Show Team performances, F-16 flyovers, live music, a KidZone with bounce houses, ziplines, water slides, food and more! Get the details.


Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic on the evenings of Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4. Pack a blanket and picnic, sit back and relax and enjoy the show. Each performance will end with a bang - an impressive fireworks show. Kids get in free (lawn seating) with adult purchase! Get the details and purchase tickets.


Red, White & Boots 

Celebrate the Fourth of July the Cowboy Way in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7. Expect live music, longhorn cattle drives, old west gunfight shows, face painting, food trucks, a beer garden and shopping at Stockyards Station. Get the details.


July 6 & 7

Concerts in the Garden 

Don't miss the final Concerts in the Garden performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra -- Star Wars & Beyond: A Sci-Fi Laser Light Spectacular -- Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7. Get the details.


Sunday Fundays

Panther Island is open for Sunday Fundays all summer long from 12-6 p.m. through September 1. Cool off from the Texas heat with a fun-filled day of tubing, live music and food! Get the details.


July 13 & 14

Love Nature: Painting Big with Claude Monet

Introduce your children to one of the world’s most famous Impressionist masters, Claude Monet, at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Children’s Workshop on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Kiddos will explore the galleries before heading to the studio to participate in activities inspired by the special exhibition, Monet: The Late Years. Get the details.


Twin Points Park

Twin Points Park is your destination for the summer. Nestled along the southern point of Eagle Mountain Lake, this beautiful beach offers a swimming area, volleyball courts, BBQ pits, a boat ramp and more. Join the fun on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. for a Super Soaker Giveaway. The first 100 kids (12 and under) will get a FREE super soaker. 


July 20 & 21

Apollo 11

Spark your child's imagination and curiosity for space travel when you attend a Summer of Apollo at the Fort Worth Museums of Science and History. An exciting schedule of exhibits, programming and shows are in store for visitors all summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic landing. Events include: Apollo 11: First Steps on IMAX, Apollo 11 Redux in the Noble Planetarium, Science on Tap: Moonwalk and much more. Learn more here


Family Festival 

The Kimbell Art Museum invites you to celebrate National Ice Cream Day with them on the afternoon of Sunday, July 21, for their gathering aptly named: “Light, Color, Monet!” You can enjoy free ice cream while you enjoy the family-friendly activities, including: art making, live performances and face painting. Plus, it’s all for FREE! Get the details.


July 27 & 28

Dynamo’s Birthday 

Join the Fort Worth Science and History Museum for a “jawsome shark-themed birthday party” for their mascot Dynamo on Saturday, July 27. In celebration of Shark Week, your kids will have lots of fun doing all the shark themed activities: make-your-own birthday hat, pin the fin on the shark and more! Get the details. 


National Day of the American Cowboy

Saddle up for National Day of the American Cowboy in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District on Saturday, July 27. Free activities include: a Cow Milking Contest, Chuck Wagon Poetry, Armadillo Races, daytime admission to Billy Bob's Texas, a mustache contest and so much more. Get the details.