Looking for some summer fun? Check out these great activities happening in the Fort Worth area
If you are looking for some fun family activities, look no further! From Bull Riders World Finals to Alice In Wonderland, there is sure to be something for everyone.
HIDDEN GARDENS OF FORT WORTH TOUR
Five gardens in the historic Colonial Hills neighborhood are featured on this year’s tour, the 19th for the event. Pets, outside food and strollers are not allowed. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Archie’s Gardenland or Calloway’s Nursery.
When: The Patron Evening Dinner and Sunset Tour is May 5; tickets are available online. The garden tours will take place May 7; locations are given with purchase of ticket.
Where: Historic Fort Worth, 1110 Penn St.
FAIRMOUNT TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES
If you want to take a step back in time and enjoy historical architecture, this tour of six properties in the Fairmount neighborhood is for you. Tickets are available in advance for $20 online or at Old Home Supply, 1801 College Ave., Fort Worth. You can purchase them for $25 on tour days at SiNaCa Studios (1013 W. Magnolia Ave.). Proceeds benefit the Fairmount Neighborhood Association. Volunteers are needed; each will receive a free tour ticket per shift worked.
When: May 13-14
Where: Fairmount Neighborhood Association, 2003 8th Ave.
MASTERWORKS CONCERT SERIES
The popular concert series continues through May with a wide range of musical artists. Each free concert starts at 7 p.m., and patrons are allowed to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages. Bringing a lawn chair or blanket to sit on is recommended. Food and dessert trucks will serve items from 6 to 9 p.m., with Southlake’s 1956 Pizza hosting a guest chef each evening.
When: May 5, 12, 19, 26
Where: Rustin Pavilion, 1400 E. Southlake Blvd.
CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE
Defending champion Sam Burns and other golf tour favorites will return to Fort Worth for the annual tournament. Tickets are on sale now, with one-day, general admission starting at $50. The VIP Patio Club tickets cost $575 per day and cover full access to the grounds and villages, as well as unlimited food and drinks.
When: May 22-28
Where: Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle
PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS WORLD FINALS
The seven-day PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event returns to the Fort Worth arena for the second straight year. The finals will cap off the organization’s 30th anniversary, and one rider will be crowned the 2023 PBR world champion. In addition to the competition at Dickies, the PBR will hold other events, including an anniversary celebration in the Stockyards, the PBR Ariat Boot Trot 5K/3K and a parade. Find more info and tickets for each event at pbr.com.
When: May 12-21
Where: Dickies Arena 1911 Montgomery St.
TEXAS JURIED EXHIBITION
Artspace111 is accepting submissions for the 10th annual Texas Juried Exhibition through May 2. The artist selected as best work in show will win $10,000 and a chance to participate in an Artspace111 exhibition during the 2023-24 season. Contemporary 2D and 3D artworks are eligible for entry. Three jurors will select the exhibition pieces. Sponsors of the event and the cash prize include Visit Fort Worth, Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund and Frost. Artspace111 will also hold an online showcase featuring all entries after the exhibition ends.
When: Exhibition runs June 24-August 26
Where: Artspace111, 111 Hampton St.
This spring marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and as part of the celebration, the museum is showcasing 13 works from Avedon’s series “In the American West.”
When: Through Oct. 1
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Texas Ballet Theater brings Alice in Wonderland to life in the 2022-23 season finale. Alice narrates the journey as she meets creatures who help shape the adventure.
When: May 26-28
Where: Bass Performance Hall, 330 E. 4th St.
Website: basshall.com / tickets: texasballettheater.org
THREE AMERICAN TENORS
The Three American Tenors — Michael Fabiano, Evan LeRoy Johnson and Matthew Polenzani — will join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a night of opera arias, Broadway favorites and American standards.
When: May 13
Where: Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.
ELGAR’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS AND HAYDN: THE CREATION
Bass Performance Hall 330 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, basshall.com Composer Edward Elgar once said the melody to “Enigma” fit with another melody, but the definitive answer as to which one that is has not been determined more than 100 years later. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Strauss’ Tod und Verklärung (“Death and Transfiguration”) under the direction of music director laureate Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Later in May, the FWSO will welcome Seraphic Fire, a vocal ensemble from Miami, and visual artist Elaine J. McCarthy to bring Haydn’s Creation, an oratorio based on biblical text, to life.
When: Elgar’s: May 5-7, Haydn: May 19-21
Where: Bass Performance Hall, 330 E. 4th St.