Panther Island Pavilion (PIP) is taking Fort Worth by storm and we’re proud to say we are the only outdoor entertainment venue in Funkytown. PIP caters to a wide variety of uses such as concerts, festivals and events. PIP is a scenic outdoor venue on the Trinity River with the Downtown Fort Worth skyline as a backdrop. PIP has the only waterfront stage in Texas, a main stage for year-round events and two additional band shells for multi-act festivals. In addition to hosting events, PIP has you covered with the hottest watersports around. Backwoods is located on site and rents stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and pedal boats. You won’t find a better place to paddle than Panther Island Pavilion.
Whether its concerts, festivals, watersports or tubing, Panther Island Pavilion has you covered no matter what you are looking for. Panther Island Pavilion is located in Panther Island, the future home to a vibrant urban waterfront neighborhood north of downtown that will be the largest mixed-use development in Fort Worth. It will create a “live, work, play” model that will encourage sustainable city growth.
The name “Panther Island Pavilion” is a tribute to Fort Worth’s longtime nickname, “Panther City”. Back in 1875, the Dallas Daily Herald had mocked that the Trinity River had overflowed and driven a panther up the bluff into Downtown to wander “at his own sweet will through the streets” – a stab at the lack of economic activity in the city at the time. In response, city leaders embraced the panther as a symbol of strength, nicknaming Fort Worth “Panther City” and soon regaining the economic vitality of the city. Throughout the years panthers have still been embraced by Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Cats baseball team, the mascot for Paschal High School, carvings on Downtown buildings, and Fort Worth police badges and fire trucks just to name a few.