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If you are looking for family-friendly events in Tarrant County, “Around Cowtown” is your one-stop shop. Honestly, it’s posts like these that make us proud all over again to call Fort Worth home. Where else can you find such a diverse offering of activities for kids and families? June in Cowtown is a month to celebrate heritage and diversity, enjoy the symphony al fresco, and take advantage of free movie screenings and fun, educational activities. If your family is looking to get out and get fit, be sure to check out the “Guide to DFW Running Events.” And tune in to the “Guide to Area Farmers Markets” to catch fabulous local produce in season near you.
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Wild West Fest — 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Come out to Haslet’s largest, family-friendly, fun-filled event at Haslet Community Park! Saturday is rodeo day — with children’s activities, vendors, games, petting zoo, bull riding, mutton bustin’, and more!
Bella’s Saturday Storytime — 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. // Children ages 18 months to five years and their families join Bella the Begonia for story time and free, self-guided activities at Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Family Car Show & Cookout — 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. // Bring the family to Mansfield’s House of Hotrods and show off those wheels — or just appreciate everyone else’s. Check out all makes and models of cars, trucks, or bikes, plus hourly CASH prizes and a lowrider hopping contest at 8:00 p.m. Bring your own food, beverages, and a grill to cook on if you like.
Discovery Lab on Wheels Class: Critters to Go — Frederick — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Fort Worth Museum of Science and History comes to The Shops at Clearfork with the Discovery Lab on Wheels. Classes will be located in the upstairs ballroom at Pinstripes. RSVP is required.
Family Film Series — Yogi Bear — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. // A free film screening at the Sid Richardson Museum designed for children (ages five through 12) and their grown ups. After the film, stay to participate in a gallery activity. Registration required.
Community Block Party — 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. // Chick-fil-A Benbrook hosts this family fun evening with face painting, pony rides, bounce houses, first responder vehicles, a pastor dunk tank, and more! Come visit the FWMB booth to say HELLO!
Sid’s Story Time — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Bring your child (ages three through eight) for story time in the Sid Richardson Museum gallery featuring Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen. Free gallery activity to follow.
First Friday — 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. // The Greater Keller Chamber invites families and friends to show up with blankets, chairs, and pets to enjoy a bounce house, discounts from local businesses, tasty treats, and a sense of community. This free event will be held at 1580 Keller Parkway (76248) and is a great way to get out of the house and meet new friends and local business owners.
June 7 – July 7
Concerts in the Garden — 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. // Each year, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a series of unforgettable concerts in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This year’s lineup includes the music of Harry Potter, Mozart, Elvis, and much, much more. Don’t miss the spectacular Star Wars finale accompanied by a laser light show!
Homeschool Curriculum Sale — 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. // Come out to Redeemer Lutheran School in Benbrook for a used curriculum sale to get ready for the new school year. Sell or buy — or both!
Bubble Festival — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Learn basic bubble science like what makes the best bubble solution, how to create your own bubble wand at home, and why soap bubbles form. Check out lots of fun hands-on activities, experiments, and crafts throughout the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. All activities are included with paid exhibit admission.
June 8 – July 13
Shrek the Musical JR. — Times vary daily. // Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to Hurst’s Artisan Center Theater in this hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and outrageous Broadway musical. Don’t miss a special show on Tuesday, June 18, interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Family Film Series — Bark Ranger — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. // A free film screening at the Sid Richardson Museum designed for children (ages five through 12) and their grown ups. After the film, stay to participate in a gallery activity. Registration required.
Silhouette Event at The Happy Lark — 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. // Just in time for Father’s Day shopping, Karl Johnson – Cut Arts will be creating hand-cut silhouettes by appointment at The Happy Lark. Each silhouette portrait costs $30 and takes only a minute or two. All ages are welcome — even the squirmy ones!
Friday on the Green — 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. // Enjoy an evening of free live music just off of bustling Magnolia Avenue. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, fur babies, and kids of all ages. Just don’t bring food or drink. Instead, support the excellent food trucks and other vendors who make this fun, free event possible! The food here is so good, it made our “Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tarrant County” guide.
Juneteenth Parade & Festival — 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. // The parade will feature approximately 50 entries and will kick-off promptly at 9:00 a.m. in front of O.D. Wyatt High School on Seminary Drive, travel south on Campus drive, and end at the east side of Tarrant Count College South Campus.
Nappiology 2019 Curly Fest — 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Ready to embrace your curly hair — or learn more about caring for textured hair? The Hilton Garden Inn in south Arlington hosts this expo and workshop series organized by Nappiology, a non-profit natural hair organization that educates, embraces, and celebrates natural hair and beauty.
Canoe Fest — 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. // Bring the kiddos (five years and older) to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and paddle along the West Fork of the Trinity River. Life jackets, canoes, and paddles are provided for just $5 with paid refuge admission ($3 for members). This is a great way for your family to experience paddling in a canoe and enjoy nature.
Discovery Lab on Wheels Class: Bird Beaks and Beyond — 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Fort Worth Museum of Science and History comes to The Shops at Clearfork with the Discovery Lab on Wheels. Classes will be located in the upstairs ballroom at Pinstripes. RSVP is required.
Family Film Series — Stuart Little 3: Far From Home — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. // A free film screening at the Sid Richardson Museum designed for children (ages five through 12) and their grown ups. After the film, stay to participate in a gallery activity. Registration required.
Fort Worth Zoo Live Animal Program — 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. // The Fort Worth Zoo’s outreach team will bring a variety of live mammals and reptiles to Lake Worth’s Mary Lou Reddick Public Library for this interactive program.
Sundance Square Movies — Mary Poppins Returns — 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. // Enjoy a free movie screening on the plaza in downtown Fort Worth! Due to limited seating in the plaza, feel free to bring your own seating. No outside food or drinks of any kind allowed, so come prepared to support on-site merchants.
Free Live Animal Show — 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. // Come to the Arlington Public Library downtown and discover what animals possess some exceptional and out-of-this-world talents!
Free Live Animal Show — 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. // Enjoy a relaxing and cool Sunday at the Fort Worth Central Library and learn about some out-of-this-world animals. From an animal that holds the high jump record to one with the most flexible body, bring your sense of wonder and get ready to have some fun!
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Discovery Lab — 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. // Visit three activity stations featuring STEM-related hands-on activities at Lake Worth’s Mary Lou Reddick Public Library. Topics will be phases of the moon, out in space, and sunshine shenanigans.
Texas Heritage Festival — 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. // Come to Russell Farm Art Center in Burleson to celebrate our Texas heritage — and bring your appetite for food and fun! Enjoy free admission for the whole family, dancing, live music, and various demonstrations (blacksmith, soap maker, candle maker, weavers, and more). Feel free to bring your own food, blanket, or chair.