live music | Summer in Fort Worth

Whether you’re looking to cool off from the Texas heat, get some exercise, or see the sites, you have so many places to have fun in and around Fort Worth. Here are five awesome activities you can do this summer in the Fort Worth area.

Go for a Tasting at a Distillery, Brewery, or Winery

The Fort Worth area is home to plenty of local distilleries, breweries, and wineries for you to sample nearly any type of alcohol. Plus, you often get to tour the facility to see how your favorite adult beverages are made.

Head to Acre Distilling, which has bourbon, single malt whisky, gin, vodka, rum, cordials, and liqueurs to taste. Or, if you’re a vodka lover, visit BlackEyed Distilling Co. to tour the old fire station they call home. Beer drinkers can travel along the Ale Trail and check out Cowtown Brewing Co., Maple Branch Craft Brewery, Funky Picnic Brewery, and Locust Cider, among many others. 

Learn Something New at a Museum

Escape the Texas heat and expand your mind at more than three dozen fascinating museums in and around Fort Worth. Go back to the Wild West when you check out Stockyards National Historic District, where you’ll find live cattle crossings, rodeos, and reenactments. Or, visit the Fort Worth Zoo where you can see over 540 animal species, from water-based creatures to large land mammals and reptiles.

You can also visit museums on your favorite subjects, including aviation and space exploration, science, Western history and cowboys (and girls), military history, and art of all kinds. Some notable sites include Fort Worth Aviation Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer in Fort Worth

Have some fun in the sun by exploring the outdoor sites in Fort Worth. Go for a peaceful stroll at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, made up of 1.75 miles of trails. Go for a hike and a splash at Airfield Falls, located just a short drive from downtown Fort Worth. Try horseback riding on gorgeous trails or try your hand at skeet shooting at Beaumont Ranch. Or, enjoy the West Fork Trinity River by renting a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe from sports shops like Backwood Paddlesports.

See Live Sports, Theater, or Music

Go full cowboy or cowgirl and catch a rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum in Stockyards. Or, head to Billy Bob’s for line dancing, country music, and live bull riding. You can also catch some of your favorite big-name artists, sporting events like the Harlem Globetrotters, and live bull riding at Dickies Arena. Or, catch an off-Broadway show at Bass Hall or see the Fort Worth Symphony. 

Play Around This Summer in Fort Worth

Fort Worth also has plenty of family-friendly activities, too. Go bowling at Cowtown Bowling Palace or one of the other many bowling alleys in the area, or test your deduction and problem-solving skills at an Escape Room. Bounce around at the trampoline park, or have some friendly competition with paintball and laser tag at DFW Adventure Park.

Spend the summer exploring the fun activities and fascinating sites that Fort Worth has to offer. Then, check in with NTS Contractors to chat about some of the best ways to update your home.