Plan your next weekend getaway to Fort Worth with the help of our spring checklist. 

Book your stay with one of the many hotel deals and offers available. 

 

Explore the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and brush up on history at Log Cabin Village.

 

Begin your wild adventure at the Fort Worth Zoo, one of the top zoos in the nation. Get up-close with the giraffes inside the African Savanna, cool off at the Safari Splash and explore Elephant Springs.

 

Stroll the world-renowned collection of art museums in the Cultural District including the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

 

Attend the Water Lantern Festival at Panther Island Pavilion on April 16. Hundreds of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams will float upon the Trinity River. 

 

Find your artsy side at two of the biggest art festivals in the country, the Main Street Arts Fest in Downtown Fort Worth on April 7-10 or at Arts Goggle in the Near Southside on April 23.

Welcome in May at the family-friendly Mayfest, featuring four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides arts and crafts and more on May 5 - 8.  

 

Get your hoops on at the American Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships or the March Madness NCAA Basketball 1st and 2nd Rounds, both taking place at Dickies Arena. 

 

See the best bull riders in the world compete at the PBR World Finals spanning two action-packed weeks from May 13 - 22.

 

Rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Pavilion to explore the Trinity River. Walk, hike or bike along the 100+ miles of trails that connects 31 neighborhoods and 21 city parks.

 

Fulfill your need for speed at Texas Motor Speedway for the IndyCar Doubleheader Race Weekend March 19-20 and the NASCAR All-Star Race Tripleheader Weekend May 20-22.

 

Learn tips and tricks from the best photographers in the game at Fort Worth Camera's Fort Worth Foto Fest May 13-21. 

 

Go behind the scenes with the men and women of the Fort Worth Herd from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This interactive experience teaches visitors of all age the importance of the Cattle Drive Era.

 

Shop your way across the city: Sundance SquareStockyards, Crockett Row at West 7th, Camp Bowie, Tanger Outlets, WestBendThe Shops at Clearfork and the Near Southside.