Fun in the Fort: September 2020
September has arrived, and we are beginning to see the subtle glints of autumn approaching. I love this season for so many reasons; along with its promised reprieve from the Texas heat, there is a calming presence that comes with the change of the seasons, as well as a revived motivation to get outside and experience all the wonderment and beauty around us. Even during the uncertain times of COVID-19 and a lot sheltering-in-place, having fun in Fort Worth is still possible! Grab your calendars and scroll down for a list of exciting and family-friendly things to do in our city!
Fort Worth Fall Gallery
For the first time, Fort Worth’s Fall Gallery Night on Sept. 12th will transform into Fall Gallery Week! To encourage smaller crowds and visitor safety, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association invites you to explore participating venues from Saturday Sept. 12th – Saturday Sept. 19th. This week-long event allows you to stroll through an enormity of cultural richness that both national and local artists have to offer. To prepare for the event and to view the list of participating venues head over to https://fwada.com/gallerynight/
Tour Weston Gardens
Fondly described as “English Gardens, Texas Style”, Weston Gardens is a beautiful estate who’s architectural and garden design takes you back in time. While September is still a bit early to enjoy their festive pumpkin exhibit, there is always something in bloom around their stunning demonstration gardens. Across the street from their historic venue is their unique garden center where you can shop an endless variety of Texas native plants and more. For more information, visit their website at www.westongardens.com
Enjoy beignets, ice cream, and more on September 5, at the Dusty Beignet’s Beignets & Ice Cream Pop-Up at 105 South Main Street. For tickets to this ‘sweet’ event, head over to
Get Ready, Get Set, Run!
Grab your favorite running shoes and get your run on! The annual 5K and 10K are back for the Fort Worth Runners Club’s annual Labor Day event. This year, they are taking things virtually in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 rather than gathering as a group along the Trinity Trail. The event will go from September 4-7, and you can register here: https://labordayrun.athlete360.com/
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Garden
On September 12, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting an afternoon tea! After wandering through the beautiful gardens, you will sample three locally sourced teas (from Leaves Book and Tea Shop), along with dainty savories and sweets for each course. The cost is $45 for adults and $35 for children. To reserve your place, call Connar Scott at 817-366-1100 because space is limited.
Help Keep North Texas Clean
The Tarrant Regional Water District’s Trash Bash now stretches across North Texas and across two days! From Lake Bridgeport to Cedar Creek Lake, you can help keep your favorite recreation areas clean on September 19 and 20. Register at https://www.trwd.com/trashbash/?fbclid=IwAR2ykF60-UGYP7IknF43FAlO5AQ8vPYAAMg9jQj5bXCJJ1iwhKF6jQUh2ZY.
An Artistic Book Club
Did you know that the Amon Carter has a book club? It does. Bookish is a quarterly book club that focuses on art and literature. This quarter’s featured book is The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives, and Methods of Master Forgers by Noah Charney. Due to COVID-19, Bookish is now virtual. To learn more and to register, click here: https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-bookish-art-forgery
Wishing you all a very safe, and fun-filled September! See y’all around the Fort!
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.