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Exciting Events in 2023 to Attend Near Fort Worth, TX

Jellystone Park™ Wichita Falls is two hours away from Fort Worth, TX - making it the perfect home base for your many family adventures! There are so many things to do in Fort Worth, TX that you'll never be bored during your camping trip! Keep reading for the top events of 2023 that you won't want to miss.

Cowboy riding horse during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo - January 13 - February 4, 2023

This Thing is Legendary®! It’s not just a slogan. It’s why the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the most authentic western lifestyle experience anywhere – since 1896. Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo action features the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo, Best of Mexico Celebración, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Bulls Night Out Extreme Bull Riding and Texas Champions Challenge. The FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament tops it off in the world’s most awesome venue for rodeo – Dickies Arena. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo also has livestock and horse shows, kid-friendly activities and exhibits, live music, carnival midway, shopping, great food and much more. After experiencing it all, we bet you’ll agree – This Thing IS Legendary! Find more information about this Fort Worth event here.


The Harlem Globetrotters is a great family-friendly event in Fort Worth.

Harlem Globetrotters - February 12, 2023

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming to Dickies Arena on February 12th with a game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skills, outrageous athleticism, and a non-stop good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team! Tickets for this kid friendly Fort Worth event are on-sale now, and can be found here.


Cook Children's, a local hospital, in the Fort Worth area.
Photo by NBCDFW

The Blast - April 1, 2023

The Blast is a family-friendly walk that benefits Cook Children’s Hematology and Oncology Center. Every dollar raised funds lifesaving treatment, programs, and research for kids battling cancer. More information on this family-friendly Fort Worth event can be found here.


Come watch Dustin Lynch at this great Fort Worth event.

Dustin Lynch - May 13, 2023

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob's Texas. Dustin Lynch, who has had much success with seven #1 singles including his most recent single "Thinking 'Bout You", will be performing at 10PM on May 13th. Be sure to grab your tickets early, as this event is sure to sell out. Grab your tickets here.

Water lanterns floating on water at the Water Lantern Festival in Fort Worth.

Water Lantern Festival - June 24, 2023

The Water Lantern Festival is coming up on June 24, 2023! Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY two years in a row, the Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. A magical night in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams reflected upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we "Light The Water together". Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. Find more information about this great thing to do in Fort Worth here.


The Dude Perfect Show is a great event for kids of all ages!
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Dude Perfect - July 30, 2023

The YouTube sensations – DUDE PERFECT, will be coming to Dickies Arena on Sunday, July 30, 2023 with their Pandamonium Tour! Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton will bring their action-packed, family-friendly show to Fort Worth! Families will watch the Dudes tell their laugh-out-loud stories, get a little messy plus compete in some big battles! The perfect thing to do in Fort Worth with kids has tickets available now. You can find more information and purchase tickets here.


Bonham State Park, a local park in Fort Worth TX, holding a 100 Year Celebration.

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration - September 30, 2023

Celebrate this milestone at Bonham State Park. Join in on the fun as Texas celebrates 100 years of Texas State Parks! There will be various natural and cultural table talks and activities for all to enjoy including Fossils, Bois 'd Arc Trail CCC Hike, and Backyard Bass. This is one of many 100-year celebration events happening in Texas state parks this year. Entry to a park is free on the day it hosts an official 100-Year celebration event (applies to day passes only). Guarantee entry by reserving your free day pass up to one month before this special event. This Forth Worth event is sure to be one you don't want to miss. Find more information here.


A group of people walking to end Alzheimers.

Walk to End Alzheimer's - October 28, 2023

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in this walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission of the Alzheimer's Association, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in the Fort Worth community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, participants are encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Find out more information about this free Fort Worth event here.


Someone shopping at Clearfork Farmers Market in Fort Worth for local produce.
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Clearfork Farmers Market - Multiple Dates

One of the best things to do in Forth Worth with kids is The Clearfork Farmers Market. This Farmers Market began in April 2016 and now proudly features over 25+ local farmer, rancher and artisan vendors every Saturday, year-round. The Clearfork Farmers Market is committed to providing fresh, high-quality and locally grown products to the Fort Worth community in a unique and fun setting at The Trailhead in the Clearfork development. Market hours are 8am-noon during the spring and summer months, and 9am-noon during the winter months. Find more information here.


Detectives solving crime during a dinner detective murder mystery dinner.

Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Multiple Dates

At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! This engaging and unique murder mystery dinner theatre performances have been playing across the country since 2004, making this a perfect 'must do' Fort Worth event. Find more information here.


No matter what time of year you plan your camping trip at Jellystone Park™ Wichita Falls, there's no doubt that there will be many things to do near Fort Worth, TX during your stay. We hope you make it to multiple events this year, and remember to post about your camping memories with the hashtag #jellystonewichitafalls. If you're ready to book your stay or browse availability, you can book online here.