Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow meaning April showers and May flowers will be here sooner than later. Plan your next weekend getaway to Fort Worth with the help of our spring checklist. 


  1. Grab a brewery passport and hit the Fort Worth Ale Trail.
  2. Explore the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and brush up on history at Log Cabin Village.
  3. Begin your wild adventure at the Fort Worth Zoo, one of the top 5 zoos in the nation. Get up-close with the giraffes inside the African Savanna or cool off at the Safari Splash.
  4. 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.
  5. Take in a show at Bass Performance Hall in Sundance SquareCasa Manana or one of the many local theaters.
  6. Amateur or expert, cast your line at the Trinity River Water District’s TRWD Flyfest on March 9. Stick around for music, contests, food trucks and kid activities.
  7. Fulfill your need for speed at the Vankor 350 Gander Outdoors Truck Series March 28-29 and the O’ Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway.
  8. Gran Fondo Hincapie is the Fort Worth tour stop of a cross-country bicycle tour and extravaganza. Choose from a 15-, 50- or 80-mile course that rings around the Trinity River. A post-race family festival follows on March 30.
  9. The Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival showcases the best of the city’s culinary scene. Six events will take shape April 4-7 with much of the activity occurring at the Heart of the Ranch in Clearfork.
  10. Open Streets is your chance to bike, skate, skateboard or jog your dog the length of Magnolia Avenue while enjoying family-friendly activities and great food. Check it out April 7.
  11. Main Street Arts Festival  Every spring, you can enjoy 18 blocks of art, food and fun. This year’s Festival features our new Hear Fort Worth stage, debuting on 7th Street. April 11-14.
  12. Friday on the Green Celebrating its 11th season, the monthly concert series runs April, through October at Magnolia Green. The festival features the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. April 12, May 10.
  13. Fortress Festival is celebrating its third year this spring after having garnered rave reviews from the national press. A host of nationally known artists, and artists you’ll want to know, share the stage over two days, April 27-28. This year’s event is headlined by our favorite son Leon Bridges. 
  14. Mayfest is the grandmother of all Fort Worth's outdoor festivals, May 2-5. Pull up a chair to any of the three dedicated music stages and four performing arts stages. But don't forget to snag a turkey leg or corn on a stick.
  15. Learn tips and tricks from the best photographers in the game at Fort Worth Camera's Fort Worth Foto Fest May 3-9. 
  16. Sample macrobrews and microbrews from over 30 craft breweries at Fort Worth Beer Festival on May 11. Your day of at Panther Island will only be made better by live music, street tacos and the adult playground. 
  17. 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.
  18. And don’t forget the spring shopping across the city, from Sundance Square and Stockyards to West 7th, Camp Bowie, Tanger Outlets, WestBendThe Shops at Clearfork and Near Southside