Around Cowtown {August 2022} :: Family Friendly Events In and Around Fort Worth

Attend family friendly events in Fort Worth this August.Don’t let the heat beat down your spirits! There are plenty of fun activities in and around Fort Worth that will keep you and your family smiling. From a monster truck show to tons of indoor activities at museums (hello, air conditioning), keep you calendar booked.

Keep in mind water activities, picnics, and other activities, both indoor and outdoor, to keep kids engaged and active.

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August 2 // Pictures and Pages // Kimbell Art Musuem // Watch YouTube for a theatrical story time presented in English and Spanish—just for kids! American Desi, written by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illustrated by Supriya Kelkar, is about about a girl named Desi who is trying to find out who she is during this dual-language storybook reading. Celebrate who you are while looking closely at an artwork from the Kimbell’s collection and creating a work of art exploring identity.

August 4 // Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection // Amon Carter Museum // Led by a docent, this free tour will focus on the exhibition Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection and explore the richness of Black culture in photographic representations of Black Americans in the Carter’s collection. 

August 4 // Ice Cream Social // Fort Worth Zoo // This event is for Fort Worth Zoo members. Attend the last summer soiree before the school year starts. Grab an ice-cream treat in The Reserve and visit Elephant Springs and African Savanna after zoo hours.

August 5 – 7 // Bat Boy the Musical // Casa Mañana // For mature audiences, this story is based on the infamous headline in the “Weekly World News” tabloid. It is a hilarious modern musical that tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy by the name of Edgar. It is a love story that’s part comic book, part horror flick — and all fun. The show is suitable for mature audiences.

August 6 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 6 // Toddler Studio: Color Collectors // Amon Carter Museum // Glass comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Join the museum for a morning exploring sculptures in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano and enjoy a colorful toddler-friendly sensory playtime.

August 6 // Family Workshop: Travel Mosaics // Amon Carter Museum // Enjoy an afternoon of looking, learning, and creating inspired by artworks in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. Learn about American artists who found inspiration during their travels to Venice and then create your own colorful mosaics.

August 13 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 13 // Free Backyard Composting Class // River Legacy Living Science Center // Attend this hands-on class about how to compost at home. This event is free and requires no registration. It meets at the compost area in the southeast corner of the science center parking area. 

August 17 // Cover to Cover // Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History // Join Cover 2 Cover, your lunchtime virtual book club! Bring your lunch and discuss different books about non-fiction history and science topics. This month looks at the book, “Code Girls.” For 18 years and older.

TCU Soccer // TCU vs. Wisconsin // Texas Christian University at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium // The Horned Frog soccer team kicks off their home season when Wisconsin comes to town! The Frogs are back-to-back Big 12 champions and are looking to defend its crown.

August 18 // Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection // Amon Carter Museum // Led by a docent, this free tour will focus on the exhibition Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection and explore the richness of Black culture in photographic representations of Black Americans in the Carter’s collection. 

August 18 – September 11 // Between Riverside and Crazy // Stage West Theatre //An ex-cop battles grief, money issues, and other tough life situations. This play is for mature audiences. 

August 20 // National Aviation Day Celebration // Fort Worth Aviation Museum // Attend this virtual celebration! 

August 20 // Itty Bitty Art: Roy G. Biv! // Amon Carter Museum // Roy G. Biv sure is colorful! Spend quality time with your infant and get to know all the colors of the rainbow with songs and sensory play inspired by Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.

August 20 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 26 // River Legacy Charity Golf Classic // River Legacy Living Science Center // River Legacy Foundation’s Charity Classic golf tournament is a fundraising event to benefit the environmental education programs at River Legacy Nature Center. 

August 27 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 27 // Monster Truck Wars // Somervell County Expo Center // Get the chance to ride in a REAL monster truck! For the first time ever, America’s Wildest Monster Truck show is coming to Glen Rose, Texas! 

August 29 // Monkey and Dogs Book Club // Monkey and Dogs Bookstore // Third through fifth graders are welcomed to this week’s book club, which looks at the book, Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor.

August 1-6

August 2 // Pictures and Pages // Kimbell Art Musuem // Watch YouTube for a theatrical story time presented in English and Spanish—just for kids! American Desi, written by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illustrated by Supriya Kelkar, is about about a girl named Desi who is trying to find out who she is during this dual-language storybook reading. Celebrate who you are while looking closely at an artwork from the Kimbell’s collection and creating a work of art exploring identity.

August 4 // Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection // Amon Carter Museum // Led by a docent, this free tour will focus on the exhibition Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection and explore the richness of Black culture in photographic representations of Black Americans in the Carter’s collection. 

August 4 // Ice Cream Social // Fort Worth Zoo // This event is for Fort Worth Zoo members. Attend the last summer soiree before the school year starts. Grab an ice-cream treat in The Reserve and visit Elephant Springs and African Savanna after zoo hours.

August 5 – 7 // Bat Boy the Musical // Casa Mañana // For mature audiences, this story is based on the infamous headline in the “Weekly World News” tabloid. It is a hilarious modern musical that tells the story of a half-human/half-bat boy by the name of Edgar. It is a love story that’s part comic book, part horror flick — and all fun. The show is suitable for mature audiences.

August 6 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 6 // Toddler Studio: Color Collectors // Amon Carter Museum // Glass comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Join the museum for a morning exploring sculptures in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano and enjoy a colorful toddler-friendly sensory playtime.

August 6 // Family Workshop: Travel Mosaics // Amon Carter Museum // Enjoy an afternoon of looking, learning, and creating inspired by artworks in Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano. Learn about American artists who found inspiration during their travels to Venice and then create your own colorful mosaics.

August 7-13

August 13 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 13 // Free Backyard Composting Class // River Legacy Living Science Center // Attend this hands-on class about how to compost at home. This event is free and requires no registration. It meets at the compost area in the southeast corner of the science center parking area. 

August 14-20

August 17 // Cover to Cover // Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History // Join Cover 2 Cover, your lunchtime virtual book club! Bring your lunch and discuss different books about non-fiction history and science topics. This month looks at the book, “Code Girls.” For 18 years and older.

TCU Soccer // TCU vs. Wisconsin // Texas Christian University at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium // The Horned Frog soccer team kicks off their home season when Wisconsin comes to town! The Frogs are back-to-back Big 12 champions and are looking to defend its crown.

August 18 // Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection // Amon Carter Museum // Led by a docent, this free tour will focus on the exhibition Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection and explore the richness of Black culture in photographic representations of Black Americans in the Carter’s collection. 

August 18 – September 11 // Between Riverside and Crazy // Stage West Theatre //An ex-cop battles grief, money issues, and other tough life situations. This play is for mature audiences. 

August 20 // National Aviation Day Celebration // Fort Worth Aviation Museum // Attend this virtual celebration! 

August 20 // Itty Bitty Art: Roy G. Biv! // Amon Carter Museum // Roy G. Biv sure is colorful! Spend quality time with your infant and get to know all the colors of the rainbow with songs and sensory play inspired by Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano.

August 20 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 21-27

August 26 // River Legacy Charity Golf Classic // River Legacy Living Science Center // River Legacy Foundation’s Charity Classic golf tournament is a fundraising event to benefit the environmental education programs at River Legacy Nature Center. 

August 27 // Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio // Kimbell Art Museum // This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art through gallery explorations and related studio-art projects. 

August 27 // Monster Truck Wars // Somervell County Expo Center // Get the chance to ride in a REAL monster truck! For the first time ever, America’s Wildest Monster Truck show is coming to Glen Rose, Texas! 

August 28-31

August 29 // Monkey and Dogs Book Club // Monkey and Dogs Bookstore // Third through fifth graders are welcomed to this week’s book club, which looks at the book, Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? by Leslie Connor.

Katie F
Katie has been and editor and journalist since 2010. She’s worked for various national publications, including EQUUS and Western Horseman, and freelanced for titles such as Horse Illustrated and The Reiner. In addition to her role as managing editor at Beal Media, Katie is a content writer for The National Council of Mental Wellbeing and secretary for the Ranch Horse Association of America. In all her work, she’s drawn to projects that serve a purpose and help others. She lives in Willow Park, Texas, with her husband, two kiddos, horses, dogs, chickens, and cat.

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