6 things to do in Fort Worth this weekend
This weekend features a range of fun activities from celebrating Hispanic culture to a cutting-edge fashion show in Fort Worth and a wine festival in Grapevine. Enjoy the sounds of Frank Sinatra or the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Take your pick, there’s never a wrong answer, y’all.
1. Celebrating the launch of Hispanic Heritage Month
Fort Worth Stockyards kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday with live music, a parade and the Fiestas Patrias celebration – a two-hour horse show. The city celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The Fiestas Patrias celebration begins at noon with performances by the Infinite Daze Music Academy children’s mariachi band and Fort Worth Ballet Folklorico.
121 E. Exchange Ave.
2. Trinity River Book Festival
September is National Literacy Month and the Trinity River Book Festival is back with its annual event on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a celebration of authors and community books and promotion of literacy. There will be a 5K run-to-read marathon — starting at 8 a.m.; a meeting with a book club, featuring a book by James Patterson; author presentations; and Poetry in the Park. More than 30 authors are expected to attend, spanning genres from children’s picture books to thrillers and everything in between. To find out more, visit here.
2300 West 7th Street.
3. Dance with the stars of the FWSO
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and friends explore all types of dance music from around the world with their special event at Bass Hall. From traditional to folk, listen to the orchestra take you through different cultures while using the rhythmic power of dance and music from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
4th and Calhoun Street.
4. My Way: A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra
Start spreading the news with a tribute to this acclaimed Rat Packer at Casa Manana. My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra has been a hit in over 500 productions nationwide, including in all 50 states.
3101 West Lancaster Ave.
5. 36th Annual Grape Festival
Although not in Fort Worth, anyone with wine is our friend. Grapefest takes place in Grapevine with different Texas wine tasting opportunities. There will even be the classic coup de raisin, the charcuterie workshop and family activities.
701 Main Street S.
6. Movie Nights at Burnett Park – “Grease”
Pop your collars and gel your hair, because Burnett Park movie night this Friday will make your chills multiply. Pink Ladies and T-Birds are welcome to step into character and dress up to win a hot prize for the screening of the 1978 classic Fat. It will be a great way to end those summer nights.
501 West 7th Street.