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Around Cowtown :: Family-Friendly Events September 2018

Our friends at McDonald’s sponsored this edition of “Around Cowtown.” McDonald’s is hosting a series of Lunch Bunch dates for FWMB readers — that include FREE food! Be sure to check out each month’s “Around Cowtown” so you don’t miss the next date. We’d love to have lunch with YOU.

September. You survived the Back-to-School Blitz. You’re preparing for the official launch into fall, and you’re eagerly anticipating the associated drop in temperatures. While you wait for the season of all things pumpkin spice, be sure to fill your calendar with free fun, good food, entertainment, music, and physical activity outdoors. This edition of Around Cowtown has you covered, from dog parties to garden birthdays, and from kids’ marathons to climbing the home of the Dallas Cowboys (you read that right!), and everything in between. Be sure to check out the Sports Fan’s Guide to TCU for all your questions about college sports in Cowtown answered. Or head over to our events calendar to see other upcoming family-friendly activities or to submit your event.

 

September 2018

September 1

Nature Walk — 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. // Enjoy a free family-friendly guided nature walk along the trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP.

September 1 – 2

Ultimate Kids Versus Grown-Ups Imagination LEGO Build-Off — 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Answer the challenge posed by LEGOLAND Discovery Center and go head-to-head with your little LEGO® enthusiast to see who’s more creative: kids or adults. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center master model builder will judge builds to determine winners — who will be entered to win a family four-pack of annual passes.

September 7

Food Truck Friday — 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. // Spend a relaxing Friday evening at Prairie Vista Park and indulge in appetizing food truck dishes! When you’re done eating, hang out in the park and enjoy the music brought to you by live band Matt Wayne and Company.

September 7 – 9

Superhero Soundtrack — Times vary daily. // Dust off your cape and come to the Bass Performance Hall dressed as your favorite superhero (or villain). You’ll hear some of the most memorable superhero themes of all time performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

September 8

Operation Kindness 25th Annual Dog Day Afternoon — 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Bring your furry friends, because you won’t want to miss the biggest dog party in town! This FREE event includes contests, vendors, giveaways, low-cost vaccinations and free microchipping (for the first 100 dogs).

September 8 – 9

Grandparents Go FREE at LEGOLAND Discovery Center — Times vary daily. // Celebrate grandma and grandpa on Grandparents Day by taking them out for some family fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth, the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. Grandparents will be treated to free admission with the purchase of a full-price child ticket over Grandparents Day weekend.

Ultimate Kids Versus Grown-Ups Imagination LEGO Build-Off — 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Answer the challenge posed by LEGOLAND Discovery Center and go head-to-head with your little LEGO® enthusiast to see who’s more creative: kids or adults. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center master model builder will judge builds to determine winners — who will be entered to win a family four-pack of annual passes.

September 8 – 9

Casa Mañana Presents Hello, Dolly! — Times vary daily. // In turn-of-the-century New York, professional meddler and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi decides she’s going to marry miserly Horace Vandergelder —and that’s where the fun begins. Expect humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history in this version of the blockbuster Broadway hit (and winner of 14 Tony® Awards) appropriate for all audiences.

September 14

Friday on the Green — 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // It’s back! After a break during the scorching summer months, return to Magnolia Green for an evening of free live music and eats that can’t be beat. 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.

September 15

Fort Worth’s First Kids Marathon — 7:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. // Kids receive a finisher’s medal at this full marathon race (26.2 miles) in conjunction with the annual Heroes for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Walk of Valor! The kids marathon is the culmination of either an 8- or 12-week training program aimed at helping kids push themselves to complete something rewarding.

September 15

3rd Thursday Jazz Series: Fred Hersch Trio — 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Join the Grammy-nominated Fred Hersch Trio at the Fort Worth Library central branch for an evening of free music. Joining Fred in the fifth edition of his trio are John Hebert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. 

September 21 – 23

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden 5th Birthday Weekend — Times vary daily. // Celebrate the Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden’s fifth birthday with a Neverland-themed weekend! Activities include lost boys games, make-your-own fairy dust and shadow drawings — free with paid admission. 

September 22

DFW CF Climb — 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. // Join the DFW Climb at AT&T Stadium to participate in one of three challenges: children’s, beginner, or advanced. Take on the biggest challenge of your life, and then celebrate with food and entertainment at the survival party in the concourse of the stadium.

Quality Parenting Summit — 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Join foster and adoptive parents at this summit hosted by Our Community Our Kids to learn more about fostering or adopting. Enjoy panel discussions, resource tables, and door prizes. Registration is required.

Urban Traders Market — 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. // Support the debut of this market at Hulen Mall and enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping from handcrafted artisans. From one-of-a-kind handmade items for your home to unique gift ideas, this market has you covered.

Oktoberfest Live! at Texas Live! — 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. // All ages are welcome to this annual celebration featuring German-inspired beer and food, plus live music from Grammy Award-winning polka band Brave Combo and Das Ist Lustig. Come ready for the costume competition!

September 29

Pumpkin Fest at Calloway’s Nursery — 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. // Come out to this fun-filled, annual community event featuring family-friendly activities like harvest games, giveaways, and a photo booth.

Chalk Art Festival at Crockett Row — 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Witness the evolution of elaborate chalk art designs created by talented street painters and enjoy family-friendly fun at the 4th annual chalk art fest. Also in the lineup are games, live music, free PoserKids yoga demonstrations, and a kids’ chalk art area.

6th Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Cornhole Competition — 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. // Enjoy delicious barbecue, throw some beanbags, and jam out with local bands at this event hosted by The Parenting Center. The proceeds benefit Tarrant County children by funding services that include parenting education, in-home parent coaching, marriage and relationship workshops, and clinical counseling.

 

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