Fall’s Here! September’s Fun in the Fort
September, already? That sure snuck up on us fast, didn’t it? But I’m happy to be here and embarking on one of the most fun and festive seasons both in and around Fort Worth. From football season, state fair fun, festivals, the (hopefully) cooler weather, and autumn lore – there’s so much fun to experience this month! So, grab your planners and read along for our guide to September’s Fun in the Fort!
Arte y Artesanía Botánica: Mexico’s Abiding Connection to the Natural World at BRIT | Fort Worth Botanical Garden
August 13 – November 5
Explore Texas Hispanic culture at Fort Worth Botanical Garden. This event will feature plant based folk pieces such as basketry, native Mexican amate bark painting and Zapotec woven rugs made with natural dyes celebrating Mexico’s rich and creative culture from the 19th and 20th century.
September 4 – December 4
It’s hardly Fall season in Fort Worth without our beloved TCU football! Whether you’re a Fort Worth native or newbie or visitor, carry on the Fall tradition of supporting and enjoying local college football. Go Frogs!
Homeschool Day: Terrific Trees at Brit | Fort Worth Botanical Garden
During September’s Homeschool Day program, learn more about the trees the grow along the Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, how they got there, and how they are vital not only to us, but many other animals and creatures!
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) invites you to take in the visual arts and their community’s unique cultural richness during Gallery Night in Fort Worth. Most participants are open from noon to nine. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public, visit their website for more information.
You Send Me – A Salute to the Life and Music of Sam Cook at Casa Manana
September 14 – 25
‘Twist the night away’ in the Reid Cabaret Theatre with the stories and music of the King of Soul, Sam Cooke. Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and civil rights activist, Cooke fused soul and pop, pioneering the sound for future R&B artists. In 1960 his career skyrocketed from his first secular single “You Send Me,” which was followed by the chart-toppers “Chain Gang,” “Another Saturday Night” and “Cupid.” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” released following his untimely death, is regarded as the anthem for the civil rights movement. These timeless hits have been covered by musicians from Aretha Franklin to Van Morrison and Otis Redding to John Lennon, securing his lasting legacy. This show is suitable for most audiences.
Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion
September 22 – 25
Oktoberfest in Fort Worth returns at Panther Island Pavilion! Get ready to experience authentic German food, music, dancing, games, shopping and biergartens. You can watch the fur fly at the Dachshund Dash, shop for clothing, treats and souvenirs in the Marktsraße or catch a thrill ride in the Midway. For bier lovers, they have Spaten and other delicious Fall and Oktoberfest bier from all around the country. Visit their website for tickets and more information.
Teen Workshop: Drawing Animals at Sid Richardson Museum (virtual event)
A unique opportunity for your creative teens! This virtual event will cover peer-to-peer techniques of drawing animals. Visit their website for more information and to register your aspiring artist!
60th Birthday Bash | Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Amon Carter Museum turns 60! Come participate in the free outdoor event featuring live music, gallery tours, food trucks and an amazing firework show to end the night! Free tickets are required to attend, so nab your tickets and find more information on their website.
Gretta Hendricks is a multidisciplinary creative who has been a chocolatier, baker, birth-doula, performance artist, and freelance writer, although her favorite job to-date has been becoming a first-time mama to her beautiful rainbow baby, Ofelia, born in January of 2020. Gretta has enjoyed writing for as long as she can remember and is passionately interested in the ways she can both learn and share from the art of storytelling. Alongside her husband and daughter, she loves living in and exploring Fort Worth as well as pouring into her church and local community.