Memorial Day events you can check out in Fort Worth

By David ArkinMay 16, 2024No Comments

Memorial Day events you can check out in Fort Worth

If you’re looking for activities for Memorial Day weekend, you’re in luck, because Fort Worth has lots of ways for you to observe the holiday.

Here’s our list of Memorial Day events to check out in Fort Worth.

Memorial Day 5K Run

Start the day off at Trinity Park to join runners, joggers and walkers for a Memorial Day 5K. A race day program begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a free 1K kid’s Fun Run before the final 5K at 8 a.m. Refreshments will be offered following the event and prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.

Location Trinity Park Pavilion No. 1, 2300 West 7th St., Fort Worth
Hours Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m.
Website memorialday5k.athlete360.com 

Sundance Square

Sundance Square, spanning 36 blocks in the heart of Fort Worth, offers a vibrant mix of historic charm and modern entertainment. From fine dining and local boutiques to art galleries and live theaters, this lively district has something for everyone. With a bustling schedule of concerts and events, Sundance Square remains a beloved destination for both locals and tourists, blending rich history with contemporary allure.

Location Downtown Fort Worth


During Memorial Day weekend, Fort Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District becomes an even more vibrant destination as it hosts the celebration of John Wayne’s 116th birthday. Amidst the iconic cowboy culture, visitors can enjoy festivities from sunup to sundown, including cowboy-themed shops, live performances, and the famous Fort Worth Herd cattle drive. It’s an immersive experience honoring both the city’s heritage and the legendary cowboy actor, making it a must-visit for visitors and locals alike.

Location 131 E. Exchange Ave, Fort Worth
Phone 817-626-7921

Brew HAHA Comedy Show

Enjoy pizza, beer and good laughs at Fort Brewery & Pizza at 8 p.m. May 26. Get there early to grab a seat because this free stand-up comedy show showcases award-winning comedians who’ve earned titles like Funniest Comedian in Dallas and Funniest Comedian in Texas! While Fort Brewery & Pizza is family-friendly, please note that the show may contain adult content, so it’s recommended for mature audiences only.

Location 2737 Tillar St., Fort Worth
Phone 817-923-8000
Hours 8 p.m. May 26

Zest Fest

If you’re a fan of spicy food, be sure to check out ZestFest May 24-26 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center for its 26th year celebrating all things spice and BBQ! Indulge in a mouth-watering array of treats from around the world, enjoy live cooking demos, food competitions, and workshops. 

Location 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth