Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {September 2019}


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With the school year getting underway for most families, the calendar is sure to start filling up. While you’re making plans, make sure to mark your calendar with the dates listed below with events ranging from the ballet and nature walks to festivals and picnics. 

Looking for more family-friendly fun in Fort Worth and surrounding areas? Our “Guide to Indoor Activities” provides a round-up of places that offer a fun (and more importantly!) climate-controlled environment to play, learn, and explore. Some parents may find our “Family Fun for Kiddos with Special Needs,” a valuable resource before planning an outing. Also look at our “Guide to Preschools and Parents’ Day Out” for reliable childcare that serves your family’s needs. 

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September 1

Model Train Show at Clark Gardens // Train clubs will have display their trains and have loads of track with different loops and auto switching displays, plus the Choo Choo Express will be back giving trackless train rides throughout the gardens. Tickets are free for children three years old and younger, $5 for kids, $9 adults. 

September 1 – 28

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show at Cowtown Coliseum — Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. // Historical figures such as Pawnee Bill come to life and transport the spectator back in time. The shows are based on actual events and stunts that occurred in the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show that toured the country some 90 years ago. A family-friendly event full of animals, trick riding, trick roping, trick shooting, and an Indian ceremonial dace. Tickets start at $8. 

September 3 

Pictures and Pages at Kimbell Art Museum — 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. // Collaborate, play, and grow together in this free storytime program designed for children ages four to six and their adult partners., as they read Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Carter Goodrich. Space is limited. Sign-up begins one month prior to each session. Maximum two children per adult. 

September 7 

Picnic at the Park at Global Life Park — 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. // Picnic at the Park brings excitement and fun for the whole family. Dine on the field of Globe Life Park while watching the Texas Rangers take on the Baltimore Orioles on the video board underneath the stadium lights. 

WalkNRoll for SBANT 2019 — 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Annual Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida at Burger’s Lake in Fort Worth benefitting the Spina Bifida Association of North Texas.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors — 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. // A dog-certified by Therapy Dogs International listens patiently while a child practices reading aloud, gaining confidence, and improving vocabulary. Children who have difficulty reading, a speech impediment, or just need practice reading aloud will all benefit. Recommended for ages six to 16.

September 11

Hands-On History Homeschool Days at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center — 1:00 p.m. // Hands on Homeschool Day Returns this fall starting with Tribes of Texas. Come learn about different American Indian groups in Texas and North America before European Exploration. Compare the different regions and lifestyles of these tribes through hands on objects and activities. Free admission. 

September 14

W.A.T.E.R. Festival at River Legacy — 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Go to River Legacy Parks for the W.A.T.E.R. (Water Awareness Through Education & Recreation) Festival to celebrate the wonderful resource of water with a variety of family-friendly activities, crafts, games and demonstrations. Free admission.

Hispanic Heritage Night, at Globe Life Park — 7:05 p.m. //  Watch the Texas Rangers take on the A’s and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! The first 500 tickets purchased will receive a custom Hispanic Heritage, Texas Rangers jersey courtesy of El Rancho. 

September 15 

Splash, Dash ‘n Smile at NRH2O Family Waterpark — 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. // A swimming and running “aquathlon” competition for kids ages five to 15 years old. The event follows USAT’s official aquathlon competition guidelines. Participants swim a predetermined distance, then transition from pool to running trail to finish the race on foot. Proceeds benefit The LV Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to water safety, drowning prevention and buoyancy. 

September 19 

Educator Evening in the Fort Worth Cultural District — 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. // Learn about programs for educators and students, receive free resources for your classroom, explore ideas for using primary resources, network with other educators, and view current and upcoming exhibitions. Light refreshments provided. No reservation required. 

September 20, 27, 28, & October 5

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Omni Theatre at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History — activities from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.; movie starts at 7:35 p.m. // Harry Potter-themed hands-on activities, followed by a showing of the popular film. Tickets start at $9 for children. 

September 21

Family Night Hike: All About Bats at River Legacy Living Science Center – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. // Meet bats from Bat World Sanctuary and then go on a night hike using echolocation equipment to listen for and possibly spot bats in our park. Ages 12 and up. Free admission. 

September 21 – 22

Last Chance to Splash — 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. // Your last chance to take in all the good times at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in 2019.

September 28

Teens’ Workshop, Drawing from Observation at the Sid Richardson Museum — 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. // Teen’s Workshops are specially designed to engage teenagers ages 13-17 who are interested in art history and art making. Learn how to develop observational drawing skills from artist Kerri S. Menchaca and create a detailed botanical illustration. Free admission, and light snacks provided. 

Nature Walk at River Legacy Living Science Center – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. // Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided nature walk. Free admission. Space is limited. RSVP to 817-860-6752. 


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