No Foolin’! It’s April’s Fun in the Fort!
It’s April! No joke, it’s really April already. And while the pollen counts are off the charts, April is arguably Fort Worth’s most beautiful month, so here are some great ways to celebrate spring in our city!
Although it started in March, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Spring Gallery Week continues through Saturday, April 3. This is a great opportunity to check out emerging and established local artists, as well as new galleries and old favorites.
Whoooo, buddy! Billy Bob’s Texas is turning 40! (We swear, you don’t look a day over 20!) To celebrate, they’re throwing themselves one heck of a party, and some of country’s biggest stars are helping them celebrate. Bocephus himself will be playing Billy Bob’s on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3.
Head over to Race Street on Saturday, April 10, for the Race Street Rollick! This wonderful street festival happens on the second Saturday of the month and is a great day out for families, complete with local vendors, live music, and great food and drinks from Race Street restaurants and bars.
On Thursday, April 15, the Fort Worth Zoo’s highly anticipated Elephant Springs exhibit opens to the public. Part of the Zoo’s A Wilder Vision, Elephant Springs will house the Zoo’s Asian elephant herd and greater one-horned rhino. Reservations are still required, so click the link above to get yours before they’re all gone!
The NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastic Championship comes to Fort Worth’s Dickie Arena on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17. Watch the nation’s top collegiate gymnasts compete in on vault, beam, bars, and floor.
On Sunday, April 18, head over to The Table for their Outdoor Brunch Market. Enjoy great food, live music, and local vendors. The Wild Cajun will be doing a crawfish boil, so get ready to bite the tails and suck the heads!
Throughout the month of April, DNAWorks, in conjunction with Fort Worth Bike Sharing and the Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice, is presenting the Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse. This is a difficult event that is aimed at dismantling racism and reclaiming space, while memorializing those lost to racial violence. (While this is a challenging, and at times painful, event, it is one that a high school student can handle.)
So no foolin’, April is a great month in Cowtown! Get out and enjoy!