No tricks here, it’s all treats this October in Fort Worth. Here are our candy-coated, sweetest picks for things to do for fun this October. 

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Hispanic Heritage Month - Kimbell Art Museum

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 - October 15, and the Kimbell Art Museum is celebrating for four weeks with a variety of programs (both onsite and virtual) and events designed to create awareness and appreciate the cultural heritage of Latin American- and Spanish-speaking communities. From drop-in art-making activities and films to Facebook Live dual-language storytimes, there are multiple ways to participate throughout October.


¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage - Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is making the most of Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating for eight weeks with ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage. Patrons can enjoy performances, exhibitions, dining, shopping, movies and ending the presentation with Day of the Dead commemorations. 

October 8 - 10 

Frida Fest & Frida Kahlo & the Bravest Girl in the World

It’s the perfect combination of colors in one setting when the Fort Worth Opera presents the children's opera based on the award-winning book, "Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World" on October 9 - 10 at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Guests are also invited to don their best Frida look on Saturday to set a record for the largest gathering of Fridas in one place. 


Gold Over America Tour

Dickies Arena will shine bright when THE Simone Biles and a team of award-winning gymnasts take the stage for almost two hours for the Gold Over America Tour presented by Athleta. The spectacular spotlights each gymnast performing from some of their most famous routines, career highlight and personal videos, social media interactions, spoken word and much more.

October 15-17 

Clearfork Farmers Market 

It’s harvest season. Now's the time to enjoy a stroll through the Clearfork Farmers Market while enjoying treats and eats in the near fall weather. The market features over 25 local farmers, ranchers and artisan vendors every Saturday year-round.

Water Lantern Festival

The Water Lantern Festival lights up the night at Panther Island on October 16 with a magical experience featuring food, music, beauty and memories as each lantern takes to the water. Plus, ticket sales help, an international nonprofit that impacts countries in need of healthy drinking water. 

October 22 - 24

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival

Get your Dutton on where it all started at the 30th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival Thursday, October 22 - Sunday, October 24. Chuckwagon cook-offs, Ranch Rodeo action at Cowtown Coliseum, live music, shopping and more are planned.


Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

Named the number one air show by USA TODAY 2020 10Best Readers, the 31st Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is continuing to give everyone a chance to watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels via a hybrid air show where you can drive-in or park, picnic and play.

October 29 - 31

The Big #KindnessDuck Party

Round out the month in a big way that only Ernie would love. The Big #KindnessDuck Party kicks off the Kindness Duck Project on October 30 featuring the world's largest rubber duck at 61-foot-high, 69-foot-wide, 79-foot-long and her 10-foot-tall Baby Duck. Enjoy food trucks, drinks, vendors and much more including getting your own duck at Trinity Park. Get the details.