Every day in Fort Worth is a good day and the temperatures in September make them even better. Embrace the cooler weather outdoors as Mother Nature welcomes the fall descent or wander inside one of our fine landmarks bringing you family-friendly events each weekend this month. 

Here is a rundown of the very best events to enjoy with the family this month:


Shoot for the Stars at E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Who doesn’t love ET? Spend an out of this world evening with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. For just three days, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' Academy Award®-winning score LIVE and in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen. Get the details.

Bass Performance Hall

Downward Dog During DFW Day of Yoga

This annual nationwide event gives people of every age, fitness level, and income an opportunity to try yoga as a new practice, visit a new studio, or a fun way to spend your Labor Day for free at participating studios. Get the full list of participating yoga studios throughout Fort Worth, grab a partner, and get ready to OM.


Head South(side) for Friday on the Green

Once a month April-October, the Near Southside Fort Worth, Inc. invites the community for one great big family picnic experience to celebrate the best in live music, tasty food and drinks. Bring a blanket and the family to enjoy some great bands under the stars featuring this week, Vincent Neil Emerson, Luke McGlathery, and Feletha Black.

Friday on the Green

Be Moved to Tears with Family Movie Fun

The Fort Worth Central Library opens its doors and closes the books to show a full-length movie Saturday afternoon once a month. This week’s featured film, "Max," tells the tale of a military dog from Afghanistan adopted by his late handler’s grieving family and the U.S. for a family-friendly adventure. Grab the blankets and the Kleenex and head over to Third Street in downtown. Get the details.


Party on the Porch

Art rocks every day within the walls of the Amon Carter, but this museum creates the perfect outdoor stage for the community when they roll out the red carpet for Party on the Porch. Spend the evening with art, food trucks, and live music including the smooth sounds of Sarah Jaffe. Get the details.

Party on the Porch
PC: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Pick it & Clean it Up at the Neighborhood Litter Stomp

When you throw as many public parties as Fort Worth, occasionally things require a little cleanup. So band together as a family, organization or association to beautify Fort Worth’s streets and parks for the annual Neighborhood Litter Stomp. Limited registrants also receive supplies for their cleanup efforts. Get the details.


Prost to Pretzels at Oktoberfest Fort Worth

Dust off your dirndl for a three-day celebration of all things Bavaria right here in the 817. With free admission for the kids 12 years and under and just $10 for the adults, this event offers something for the whole family from German dancing, dachshunds dashing, and of course, bratwurst binging. Get the details.

PC: Trinity River Vision Authority, Oktoberfest

Day in the District

What a happy day when you can walk to walk to six world class museums (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Cattle Raisers Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Sid Richardson Museum and The Art Galleries at TCU) for a free day of cultural immersion, art, history and hands-on learning. Local groups will also perform throughout the day throughout the district for a truly interactive experience. Get the details.

For more activities and events you can enjoy with the family in Fort Worth, visit our Calendar.


Main Image Credit: Mike Brennan, Courtesy of Near Southside, Inc.