Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {August 2021}

Want to sqeeze in some summer fun before the school year starts? We’ve done the work for you, researching virtual and in-person area events for the family.
Looking to get out of the house — like REALLY get away from home? Visit our “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth” for great ideas on where to go, what to do, and where to stay. In dire need of cooling down? Pack the towels and sunscreen and see our “Guide to Pools, Splash Pads, and Water Parks.” These water-fun locales will be open through Labor Day.
Around Cowtown August find family friendly eventsAlso, if you’re hunting for swim lessons, check out our guide: 2021 Guide to Swim Lessons. Going to watch the Rangers? Get detailed info about Globe Life Field in Sports Fan’s Guide to Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys Events.
Researching schools for your kiddos for the upcoming year? Our Guide to Homeschool Co-Ops, Private Schools, & University Model Schools and Guide to Preschools and Parents Day Out has great leads. 

Mark your calendar with these family friendly events Fort Worth Moms has gathered. Please note that events are popping up, changing, and being cancelled at the drop of a hat due to the coronavirus, and we will update the calendar as timely as we can. 

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Scheduled In-Person & Virtual Events

All Month {In-person}

Black Girl Magic Pop Up Museum // The Black Girl Magic Pop Up Museum is an interactive museum to pay homage and honor the contribution that black women have had. The museum has more than eight interactive Instagram-worthy photo-ops. Come and enjoy melanin boxes, the Black Girl Magic Room, melanin room, Say Her Name Room, I Am Not My Hair room, and so much more.

Kinder Prep 101 Spanish at Central Library // Kinder Prep 101 is a supportive, engaging program designed to help parents and caregivers prepare children for kindergarten. This 10-week online program will go over topics such as the different stages children learn, types of schools and programs, classroom setup, and introductions to math, science, reading and writing.

Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO Bricks at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden // This award-winning and record-breaking exhibition uses beautiful works of art made from toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humanity’s relationship with nature. 

All Month {Virtual}

Rockin’ the River // Every Saturday from July 3 through August 7, listen to live music along the Trinity River. You can tube, paddle board, or kayak during the event, and food trucks provide good eats.

Texas Nature Traders // The Fort Worth Zoo offers this program that encourages kids (age 3 and older) to explore the outdoors and bring to the building fossils, rocks, bones, plants and other artifacts in exchange for points. Traders can redeem points (or save them for future use) for items in the Nature Trader inventory.

June 8 – August 9 {In-person}

Twelve Mighty Orphans — Behind the Scenes // The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents an exhibition featuring photographs and props from 2019 Cowgirl Hall of Fame Honoree Laura Wilson’s motion picture, 12 Mighty Orphans. 

August 1 {In-person}

Back 2 School for Veterans // Attend this back-to-school event for veterans and families and receive backpacks, school supplies and giveaways. 

August 5 {In-person}

Back to School Drive-Thru // This event gives away 100 school supplies including backpacks and gift cards. This is a registered, first come-first served event in at the Highland Hills Recreation Center.

August 7 {Virtual}

Virtual Toddler Studio :: Meet the Welcomers // Tune in for a fun conversation with the museum’s visitor experience associate and a gallery associate, two of the first people you meet when you visit the Carter. Say hello, make some art as a family, and play pretend with your newest friends! Download an activity sheet for DIY fun.

August 9 {In-person)

FWISD Tax-Free Weekend // This back-to-school-event for families provides resource for families so students have what they need for the upcoming school year. The event includes online registration assistance, merchant coupons, back-to-school and book giveaways, a fashion show, and more.

August 10 {In-person}

Back to School Paint and Play // At Play Street Museum, children can paint a mason jar pencil holder for their teacher’s desk that resembles a piece of notebook paper, pencil, composition notebook, or apple. Admission comes with one jar, additional mason jars can be purchased for $12 at the event. 

August 10 & 11 {In-person}

Summer Flicks at The Museum of Modern Art // Take a break from the Texas heat for Modern Kids—Summer Flicks! Share the art of the screen with your children as they watch stories unfold and ideas form in delightful and innovative films, presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

August 14 {In-person}

Tea at the Garden: Fairyland Afternoon Tea // Enjoy scrumptious snacks and a delicious selection of beverages at Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s monthly tea. Reservations are required and space is limited. 

Back-to-School Concert and Pop-up // Attend this uplifting event to listen to music and get school supplies. Located at the International Harvest Christian Fellowship Church.

August 17 {In-person}

Little Sprouts Book and Garden Club // Connect to nature and gardening with Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club in-person programs for Fall 2021. Join Carlos the Cactus in the Backyard Vegetable Garden to discover nature, read a story, sing and move, plus a family nature challenge! All activities take place outdoors, registration is required. 

August 19 {Virtual}

Sids Kids at Home by Sid Richardson Museum // The Sid Richardson Museum is excited to bring virtual art classes that can be watched on Facebook, Instagram, or its YouTube channel.

August 21 {Virtual}

Itty-Bitty Art: Baby Faces at the Amon Carter Museum // Introduce your infant to artful baby faces and make friends with diverse Carter artworks in this month’s printable resource, full of social activities and prompts for practicing emotions big and small.

Virtual Carter Play Date: Teddy Bear Tea Party // Meet online with your favorite stuffed animal friends to read, sing, explore the forest, and have our own teddy bear tea party inspired by landscapes in the Carter’s collection.

August 28 {In-person}

Family Sunset Hike at the River Legacy Living Science Center // Enjoy a guided sunset hike with the family led by a naturalist. Explore the park for native plants and wildlife you may not seeing during the day.

On-Going Virtual Events

Fort Worth Zoo’s Virtual Programs // Whether you are learning at home or in the classroom, would like to offer a fun virtual experience for employees or residents, or you just miss the Fort Worth Zoo, it is ready to bring the animals to you. Connect with the animals through your choice of virtual programs, starting at $25. Zoo members save 10 percent during registration. 

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 its YouTube channel and the library’s website

Yogin’s Karma Bookclub // Karma Yoga in Denton is starting a free community yoga bookclub to learn more about the practice of yoga and how to transform our lives off the mat and see how the words impact not only us, but our fellow yogis. Learn more HERE.

Virtual Nurturing Parent Group // Hosted by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, the virtual nurturing parent group is “a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to other forms of parenting and child-rearing practices. This is a great group for any and all parents wanting to learn about parenting for any child.” Meetings happen every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more here.

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!

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.


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