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Around Cowtown :: Family-Friendly Events June 2018

Our friends at McDonald’s sponsored this edition of “Around Cowtown.” McDonald’s is hosting another Lunch Bunch date in July for FWMB readers — that includes FREE food! Grab a friend and join us at McDonald’s to try the new fresh beef burgers and to learn more about the modernized guest experience and new technology like the self-order kiosks! We’d love to have lunch with YOU.

You have so. much. to look forward to this month, from performances to festivals, from conventions to concerts and the most fun birthday event of the summer! 

The Fort Worth Moms Blog (FWMB) turned FIVE, and are throwing a birthday party to celebrate. We are taking over the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) for a morning of birthday sweets and treats, swag bags for all the kiddos, story time, crafts, and a fun-and-games vendor hall (with some special guests soon to be announced!). Each person ages one and up requires a ticket to get in to the event. Because we have attendance parameters, there are only 100 tickets available. 

Just in case you need more inspiration for fun outings, take a look at our “Guide to Area Farmers Markets,” “Guide to Splash Pads & Water Fun,” and guide to “Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tarrant County.” Also, be sure to browse other upcoming family-friendly happenings and concerts in our events calendar or submit your event.

June Cowtown SMNow – June 24

Jubilee Theatre Presents Stick Fly — Times vary daily. // The affluent, African-American LeVay family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

June 1 – 2

Anastasia at Bass Performance Hall — Times vary daily. // Based on the films, this show transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. 

Plaza Palooza Street Fair — Times vary daily. // You and your kiddos will be amazed as the 3D street-painting artists bring their works to life under the umbrellas in Sundance Square. This free two-day event includes music and other entertainment, as well as beer for purchase. 

June 1 – 30

Concerts in the Garden — 8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // Enjoy the sounds of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guest artists at the Botanic Gardens. Whether you pack a picnic or enjoy on-site concessions, grab lawn seating or a reserved table, a variety of options make this an affordable event for the whole family. Each performance concludes with a fireworks finale!

June 2

Mayor Price’s Walking Town Hall & Ash Crescent Community Carnival — 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Free fun for everyone at Greater United Missionary Baptist Church. Event includes food, music, books for children, crafts and more.

June 2 – 10

Casa Mañana Presents Mamma Mia — Times vary daily. // On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship appropriate for most audiences.

June 3

Family Festival: Passport to Asia — 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. // This free and fun-for-all-ages event at the Kimbell Art Museum will celebrate ancient traditions and precious objects from across Asia. Participants will also enjoy free admission to the special exhibition “From the Lands of Asia.”

June 7

Water-Saving Seminar: Drip Irrigation — 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens, or home foundations. Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert, and maintain a drip irrigation system. 

June 7 – 10

A-Kon® — Times vary daily. // Bring your anime-loving littles (and/or grown ups) to the longest running anime convention in North America. Here, you’ll meet other gaming, cosplay, manga, and Japanese culture enthusiasts. 

June 8 – 9

Jazz on the Trinity — 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.. // From Neo Soul to alternative rock, from gospel to rock n roll, experience a live jazz concert, festival and everything a jazz lover could want. Lineup includes Cameo, Kid Capri, Jeff Bradshaw, Mali Music, and more!

June 8

Friday on the Green — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.& // Enjoy an evening of free live music just off of bustling Magnolia Avenue. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, bubbles, beach balls, fur babies, and kids of all ages. Just don’t bring food or drink. Instead, support the excellent food trucks and other vendors who make this fun, free event possible! The food here is so good, it made our “Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tarrant County” guide.

June 9

Miss North Richland Hills Celebration — 11:00 a.m. – TBD // Join the first beauty queen to represent the beautiful town of North Richland Hills at The Cottage Rose Bistro and Tearoom. Be part of the celebration on her journey to becoming Miss Texas USA!

June 14

Movies that Matter: The Mask You Live In — 7:00 p.m. – TBD // No admission fee required to the screening of this film at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This probing documentary shines a light on what it means to be male in American society.

June 14 – 16

International Folk Art Market at Arlington — Times vary daily. // The world’s largest International Folk Art Market returns to Arlington for its second year, bringing with it global folk art from 30 different countries, international cuisine, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, VIP events, and more. The three-day event will be held The Green at College Park on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.

June 16

Juneteenth Gospel Fest at Como — 6:00 p.m. – TBD // Join Como Community Center for a day of music, food, and fun.

June 21

3rd Thursday Jazz Series: Tribute to the Music of Wayne Shorter — 6:30 p.m. – TBD // Join the Duane Durrett Quartet at the Fort Worth Library central branch for an evening with the music of Wayne Shorter. In addition to being one of the great saxophonists, Shorter is one of the great contemporary composers of modern American Music. 

June 23

FWMB Birthday Bash at the BRIT — 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Consider yourself and your family invited to the most fun birthday event this summer. The Fort Worth Moms Blog Birthday Bash will happen at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Heck, we are taking it over! Attendees will enjoy a Bella read aloud story time, guided craft activities, a fun-and-games vendor hall (with some special guests soon to be announced!), birthday sweets and treats, and swag bags for all the kiddos.

June 24

Sunday Funday — 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Enjoy a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Rent tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, or Stand Up paddle boards. Buy local craft beer from Panther Island Brewing. 

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