Local Events and Activities
Fort Worth is rich in history and culture. There are many activities available for you to take advantage of during your free time.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is the history book of the livestock industry in Texas. Each chapter is represented by the original bricks and mortar, the wood corrals, the men, and the music that are all still a part of the the Stockyards today. The Stockyards host a wide variety of dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions.
Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando’s “Arbor for Art” in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the country. See the work of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Discover amazing contemporary works … displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond. Make the trip to see our special exhibitions and take a docent-led tour.
Home to more than 2,500 species of plants in its 23 specialty gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. Visit the world-renowned Japanese Garden, where the koi-filled pools, Japanese architecture, meticulously-maintained plants, and dramatic waterfalls create a serene environment for this strolling garden.
Follow the winding paths through luxuriant, tropical foliage in the 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Stop and smell the roses in the European-style rose garden filled with vibrant colors, velvety petals, and zestful aromas that will stimulate your senses. Take a walk past 13 interactive, educational stations on the elevated boardwalk that winds through a forest of native trees.
Enjoy a meal in The Gardens Restaurant and shop in one or both of the Garden's gift shops where you will find unique merchandise that appeals to the eye and to gardening interests.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful and refreshing oasis adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center and within walking distance from the Worthington Reniassance Hotel. Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.