Around Cowtown :: Family-Friendly Events {August 2020}

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Find virtual and in-person events around Fort Worth and the Tarrant County area.Sunny weather has moms and kiddos smiling! Families can have fun virtually and at in-person events, which is why Fort Worth Moms has put together this list of events to enjoy for whatever style of fun you choose. 

One of the places you may choose to take your kiddos is to a splash pad or pool. Use our handy “Guide to Splash Pads, Pools, and Water Fun” to find a refreshing spot to cool off.

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Virtual Events

Virtual Story Times // North Richland Hills Library hosts virtual story times every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. on its Facebook page. After the reading, the video will be available on it’s YouTube channel and the library’s website

KERA At-Home Learning // At kera.org/learn, parents, teachers, and caregivers will find services they can use to “turn every home into a classroom.” They’ll also find an educational TV schedule, digital media collections, and curated tips and tools for teachers.

Live Star Stream // On August 4 and 11 at 1:00 p.m., join the University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium for a virtual live star stream and learn about the wonders of the universe. Check its Facebook page for additional dates.

Museum and Zoo Virtual Tours // Scroll through this list of iconic museums and zoos around the world, and take a tour without leaving your home!

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame // Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!

Play Wisely // PlayWisely is hosting virtual classes for through Zoom for littles. Visit Facebook for more information. 

Royally Fun Parties // Book an online party to connect a birthday girl with her friends and her favorite character, or have a princess give your little one a call to brighten her day! Virtual services include phone calls, video calls, video messages, and virtual parties. 

Storyline Online // Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and dozens more. Visit Storyline Online for more information.  

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program // Experience the Kimbell from Home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.

Virtual Wednesday Walks // Join the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for a virtual walk on the trails. Every Wednesday, it will pick a trail, hike, and see what is along the trail in the form of plants and animals. This is a great way to catch up and for you to see what is available on the trails. It will continue these virtual walks while it is closed for the public. Hike starts at 10:00 a.m. and the end time is not definitive. Typical hike will be an hour at the most. Visit its Facebook event page for more information.

Wildlife on the Move // Weatherford Public Library is hosting virtual story times Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. on its Facebook page

In-Person Events 

August 2 – 30

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion // This family-friendly event will take place every Sunday from June 28 through September 6. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent, along with kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. There will also be yoga, tasty food trucks, music, and floating the Trinity River. Cold beer, sodas, and water will also be available for sale on site.

August 7

Back to School Roundup // This year the annual Back to School Roundup will provide free school supplies to 10,000 underserved students in grades Pre-K through 12th who reside in Tarrant county and meet specific income requirements. Find more information on its website.

August 9

Fort Worth Pizza Fest // Head into Fort Worth to taste and celebrate pizza! The festival features pizza trucks and parlors, a bouncy house for kids, pizza eating contest, a wine and beer garden, and more. Purchase tickets here.

August 16

Lola’s Rock ‘n Roll Rummage Sale // Check out vintage art, crafts, antiques, jewelry, oddities, and more, and grab some grub at local food trucks. Free admission. Located near 7th Street in Fort Worth. Find more information on its Facebook event page.

August 22

Fort Worth Margarita Festival // This festival features more than 15 margarita booths, food trucks, and a chance to win a trip to Mexico. A portion of total proceeds will benefit Alexiam Foundation, whihc benefits children’s charities. Learn more on its Facebook event page

All Summer

Country Critters Farm, in Alvarado // Country Critters Farm is now open during the weekends. Activities include bounce houses, a tractor and train playground, pony rides, petting zoo, barrel train ride, hayride, wooden maze, and duck races. More included in private tours.

Fort Worth Zoo // The Fort Worth Zoo is open to the public on a reservation-only basis. Tickets can be purchased three days in advance.

Mainstay Farm Park, in Cleburne // Mainstay Farm Park is now open Thursday through Saturdays. Visit the “biggest backyard in Texas” and enjoy fresh watermelon from Texas farmers and stick around to enjoy a glass of Mainstay Farm wine or specialty watermelon beverages, photo ops, play, and wide open spaces.

Musikgarten // Musikgarten is now open with music classes available for babies through children up to seven years old. Find a class near you

What did we miss? What virtual activities and events do you want to share with Fort Worth Moms readers? Let us know at [email protected].

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