As Welcome As the Flowers in May: Fun in the Fort
“May is the most beautiful month of the year, a month alive with warm color. The flowers and trees are in full bloom, and even the sun joins this rhapsody be emitting warmer rays.”
– Lillian Berliner
Welcome, May! Fort Worth looks particularly beautiful in May, and there are so many things to do. We’ve picked some of the best, so grab your planner!
May 5 through 8
Fort Worth’s biggest outdoor party is back! Four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, more than 60 Art and Gift Market vendors, free children’s activities, special attractions – the list goes on and on! Held on the first weekend in May on 33 glorious acres in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park, Mayfest is one event you won’t want to miss!
Cinco de Mayo Pop Spot
Come shop local small businesses, designers, and brands while supporting Hope Local as they help local churches help vulnerable children and families.
Spring Market in the Garden
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites visitors to the annual “Spring Market in the Garden” and Mother’s Day Sip and Shop on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy spring weather at the Garden while shopping the wares of local artisan vendors and enjoying live music and family-friendly activities.
Fort Worth Foto Fest
May 13 through 21
Location across Fort Worth
Fort Worth Foto Fest by Fort Worth Camera, the annual festival of all things photography, has over 40 events for photographers and videographers of all skill levels. Learn and be inspired by local and nationally recognized creatives!
PBR World Finals 2022
May 13 through 22
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will start a new chapter this year with the 2022 PBR World Finals by moving bull riding’s most prestigious event to the spring instead of the fall and returning to Texas. The sport’s brightest stars will battle for bragging rights at Dickies Arena. In addition, the PBR World Finals Concert Series bring Charley Crockett, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes, and Robert Earl Keen to Will Rogers Auditorium.
The Language of Beauty: Second Saturday at the Kimbell
Join the Kimbell for a fun and free afternoon hosted in conjunction with the special exhibition The Language of Beauty in African Art. Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble was founded by Tony Browne in 2009. “Bandan Koro” is a Malinke term meaning “under the tree” where the large trees of Africa traditionally serve as gathering places for the community. In this tradition, Bandan Koro invites audiences to gather under the tree to celebrate life, while exploring African arts and culture, and relating cultural arts experiences to present day life scenarios.
Paul McCartney Got Back
“I said at the end of the last tour that I’d see you next time. I said I was going to get back to you. Well, I got back!”—Paul McCartney
This is Paul McCartney’s first show in Fort Worth since his 1976 show with Wings.
Women in Winemaking Dinner, Part I
Join Café Modern for a special evening celebrating Women in Winemaking, featuring Melissa Moholt-Siebert of Ancient Oak Cellars. This dinner is hosted in conjunction with The Modern’s new exhibition, Women Painting Women, which runs from May 15 through September 25.
Fort Worth Zoo
Beastro is Fort Worth Zoo’s annual music and tasting event that supports its local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts. Beastro features the finest area restaurants stationed throughout the Zoo, serving sample appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In addition to the delectable cuisine, the event features live music entertainment and open bars throughout the park. Several animal habitats remain open until sunset.
Texas Ballet Theater’s World Premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 20 through 22
Amidst a forest filled with fairies and frivolity, enchanted lovers resolve mischievous mix-ups and reunite with their intendeds. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be the final ballet for Carolyn Judson, who will retire after 19 seasons with Texas Ballet Theater in the role of Titania in this world premiere ballet by Ben Stevenson, OBE.
Countdown to the Cliburn Finale Concert
The final concert in a series of 12 counting down to the Sixteenth Annual Van Cliburn Competition, this celebration is free and open to the public.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)
May 27 & 28
Downtown Cowtown at the Isis
The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) answers the fundamental questions:
- Which is the least funny nationality? Which is the funniest? Why did the former try to exterminate the latter?
- How do critics describe everything in a way to make it sound unfunny? (“First of all, the premise is weak. No one would ever believe that a baseball team would actually have a first baseman named “Who.”)
- Why, in fact, did the chicken cross the road?
76th Colonial National Invitational/Charles Schwab Challenge
May 23 through 29
The Colonial Country Club
Fort Worth’s premier sporting event returns to Country Club Circle as the Colonial kicks off on May 23. For many, the Colonial is the kick-off for summer, so grab your seersucker and Lilly Pulizer and enjoy some of the PGA’s best with your friends!