The last unofficial weekend of summer is upon us, and Fort Worth is buzzing with things to do.
ESPN College GameDay in Sundance Square
Show your team spirit when you join ESPN's live broadcast of College GameDay from Sundance Square Plaza on August 31. College GameDay will air locally from 8-11 a.m. CST to mark the start of college football season in advance of the Oregon vs. Auburn game taking place at AT&T Stadium at 6:30 p.m. More here.
Cruise the Ale Trail
Fifteen breweries now make up the Fort Worth Ale Trail, the popular passport system that rewards connoisseurs with a t-shirt after visiting five and a $100 gift card to Dickies after visiting 10. Grab your passport from the Main Street Visitor Center in Sundance Square and get to sippin' (responsibly). You can also purchase a 1-Day Craft Pass to redeem tastings at any four participating breweries.
Behind the Scenes with the Fort Worth Herd
Labor Day Weekend is your last chance for the season to sit down with the cowboys of the Fort Worth Herd. Behind the Scenes with The Fort Worth Herd occurs every Saturday and Sunday (Memorial Day through Labor Day) from 1:30-2:30 p.m. This free, interactive program allows adults and children a hands-on experience with tools used during the Cattle Drive Era. Activities include: grooming and saddling a horse, roping, branding, chuck wagon stories, photo opportunities and cattle drive demos.
Sunday Funday closes out their summer series on Sunday, September 1, at Panther Island Pavilion. This laid-back and family-friendly event is the perfect way to truly take a load off. Tubes and pedal boats are available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes from Backwoods Paddlesports. Cold beer and loaner ice chests are also available at the Loco Lobos Container Bar.
Explore the Fort Worth Stockyards
Kick your boots up in the Fort Worth Stockyards over Labor Day Weekend! Grab a drink at White Elephant Saloon before you grab a bite to eat at H3 Ranch. Hit up the Stockyards Championship Rodeo for a rowdy time followed by a scoot around Billy Bob's Texas for the Los Lonely Boys concert. Move the party up West Exchange Ave. and discover some of the locals favorite dancehalls.
View the Art
Art lovers are in for a treat when they plan a visit to the Kimbell Art Museum's current exhibit, Monet: The Late Years. It's the first exhibition in more than 20 years dedicated to the final phase of Monet’s career. Catch it soon - it's only on display until Sept. 15. The first-ever late-night event, Monet 'til Midnight, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14., prior to the exhibit closing.