Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Christmas Light Shows in Fort Worth

The most magical time of the year is nearly here. Get in the holiday spirit as you enjoy these holiday light shows. FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN Lighstcape debuts this holiday season at the Botanic Gardens. The international sensation will bathe the gardens with over 1 million lights. A one-mile-long…

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Neighborhood Leap

Imagine a neighborhood where murals burst into three-dimensional life and familiar strolls to your favorite restaurant or watering hole are accompanied by original music from local hip-hop artists. Thanks to a new collaboration between Amphibian Stage and Blue Zones Project, that reality has come to…

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12 Mighty Orphans: Filming Locations Tour

This guide to “12 Mighty Orphans” filming locations is written by one of the film’s associate producers, guest blogger Anne Fleitas. Fans of the film can enjoy touring the real-life locations in Fort Worth at their leisure.   This sports film, starring Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall, tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes--or even a football--to playing for the Texas State Championships. We always knew we wanted to shoot in Fort Worth, where the true story took place. Creating an authentic portrayal of Depression-era Fort Worth was no easy task, but with help from the Fort Worth Film Commission, we had access to some truly amazing and historical locations, which ultimately set the scene for the story director Ty Roberts wanted to tell…

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Neighborhood Guide: The Foundry District

The Foundry District — a trademark property of M2G Ventures — is a relatively new district and also one of the few local developments that isn’t intersected by a bustling street or thoroughfare. The entertainment destination’s location just north of the Cultural District gives the area an unhurried…

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Parks Off-The-Beaten Path to Visit in Fort Worth

Stayingactive outdoors is important to our overall physical and mental health during this time -- all while maintaining social distancing. Lucky for us, Fort Worth contains nearly 300 parks that cover more than 12,000 acres. Here are 10 parks, and a sprinkle of trailheads, that are less trafficked. …

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