Here are our top picks for things to do in Fort Worth this November. Read the Holiday Checklist for a complete list of events and activities.
Tacos in the Garden
Wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos celebrations at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 12-5 p.m. Delight your taste buds with street tacos and margaritas in the Grove. Entry is included with regular admission. Get the details.
Drawing from the Collection for Children
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth wants to inspire the budding artist in your family. Artist Casey Leone will lead children ages 6-12 through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Remember to bring a sketchbook and your pencils! Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. Get the details.
Lone Star Film Festival
The 15th annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) is offering in-person premieres and screenings of feature films and short movies at two locations this year, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the newly renovated Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theatre. The festival runs Nov. 11-14 and all-access passes or tickets for a single screening may be purchased here.
John Wayne Grit Series 5k
Pony up your Saturday morning for a special run in the Stockyards that helps fund research and grants for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The top three men and women racers will receive their own cowboy hat, and all race participants will receive cool merch to go home with. Texas Country Music Awards artists will play while you cross the finish line. The awards show will occur on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Billy Bob's Texas. Get the details.
53rd Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
Opa! Learn about Greek culture and its cuisine at the annual Fort Worth Greek Festival November 12-14 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. The festival includes Greek food, folk dancing, a live band, and tours of the beautiful church, all for just $1 admission. Get the details.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live
Got a truck lovin’, noise lovin’, crash lovin’ kiddo in the family? Take them to Hot Wheel Monster Trucks Live on Nov. 13 at Dickies Arena. New this year are three new trucks to discover and the first woman to join the team. Make it a hot night in Fort Worth with dinner and Hot Wheels! Get the details and purchase tickets.
Japanese Fall Festival
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Fall Japanese Festival is coming Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, taiko drummers, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku pottery, food trucks and more in the garden. General garden admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, $6 for children (6-15), and children 5 and under free.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, lights the way for holiday festivities in Fort Worth. Casa Manana presents "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" featuring all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice and Yukon Cornelius. Performances run Nov. 20-Dec. 23. Get the details and purchase tickets.
GM Financial Parade of Lights
The holiday spirit continues on Sunday, Nov. 21, with a 39-year tradition, the GM Financial Parade of Lights. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and is complete with over 100 floats, giant balloons, entertainment and surprises. It's best to get there early or reserve your seat online. Get the details.
Gift of Lights
Bring the whole family to experience the dazzling light show, Gift of Lights. Drive through the two-mile-long display of lights that line the road of the iconic Texas Motor Speedway. Prices are per car for this holiday event. Get the details.
Panther Island Ice
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Texas when the weather is a bit cooler. Enjoy Fort Worth's only outdoor ice skating rink at Coyote Drive-In November 19 through January 17. Get the details.
Home For The Holidays
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra ushers in the holiday season with the classic performance of "Home for the Holidays.” This delightful concert features all your favorite Christmas carols and seasonal songs. Wave to Santa and even see a magical snowfall. Get the details.