THANK YOU FOR OUR 2020 SUMMER BEACH SEASON

Tubing down at our public beach was extended to 6 days a week this summer!  A new concession stand provided snacks and beverages to trail users and beachgoers.   Patrons enjoyed live acoustic music from Deric Merrill and Carlos Ramos, food trucks, yoga classes, dog adoptions from Saving Hope Animal Rescue, and more.   Pedal boats were a popular rental and some chose to just grab a tube and spread out and enjoy the summer sun in our swimming area.  We would like to thank all that stopped by our beach for fun in the sun this summer.  We can’t wait to tube the Trinity River again with y’all until then stay safe and see you next year!

Check out the photo album below from our Facebook page recapping our great season.

Tubing Returns to Panther Island Pavilion –   Expanding to 6 days a week

UPDATE 6/26:

Unfortunately, due to recent heavy rain events, Sunday Funday will not take place this Sunday, 6/28.  The river is currently moving at roughly 3,000 CFS and is expected to stay at a level that triggers a red flag for water activity. It could potentially be dangerous to enter the river due to the swift flow of the water and potential for debris. We will be evaluating all circumstances and evolving guidance in regards to tubing. Follow the event website and social media accounts for future updates.

 

Tubing returns to Panther Island Pavilion and is expanded to 6 days a week! Live music is now all weekend long.  Rockin’ the River presented by Coors Light, returns for the 10th year on Saturdays with five bands and a fireworks show.  Sunday Funday, the more laid back-floating event, continues on Sundays but now with live acoustic music acts. New this year, the public can rent tubes and pedal boats Tuesday – Friday.  Panther Island Pavilion offers a lazy lake- like float right in the heart of Fort Worth. You can enter and exit the river at the public beach and enjoy a relaxing day on the Trinity River. Feel free to bring your own tube or you can rent one from us, either way Panther Island Pavilion is your go-to summer destination. Those looking to venture further upstream can rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports.

 

SUMMER FLOAT EXPERIENCE

 

NEW THIS YEAR
Weekday Tube and Pedal Boat Rentals – June 30 – September 4

Tuesday – Friday

12pm – 6pm

Bring a picnic, chair, or blanket and enjoy the public beach and the beautiful park space at Panther Island Pavilion.

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Non-alcoholic drinks and ice cream for sale.

Credit Card only.  No Cash Accepted

https://www.pantherislandpavilion.com/things-to-do/

 

Sunday Funday Returns –  June 28 – September 6, 2020

Simply put, Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. This laid back and family-friendly series takes place every Sunday in the summer. In addition to tube and boat rentals, patrons can enjoy acoustic live music shows, yoga classes, dog adoptions, and more.

Every Sunday

12pm – 6pm

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Credit Card Only.  No Cash Accepted.

Free Admission.  Free Parking

No outside food or beverages allowed.

www.sundayfundayfw.com

 

 

Rockin’ the River, Presented by Coors Light Returns – July 11 – August 8

The summer turns up a notch when Rockin’ the River returns.  The original social-distanced event is back with five of your favorite bands playing from the Coors Light Waterfront Stage each Saturday. From a tube or from the shore, concertgoers can spread out and enjoy plenty of open space, fresh air, and their favorite Texas/Red Dirt artists with a little rock and soul. The night is capped off with a Texas-Sized fireworks show.  This event is generously sponsored by Coors Light, 95.9 the Ranch, and North Texas Marine.

Every Saturday

1pm – 9:30pm

Tube and pedal boat rentals available.

Food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Credit Card Only.  No Cash Accepted.

Free Admission.  $10 Parking

No outside food or beverages allowed.

www.rockintheriverfw.com

 

Proceeds from the Panther Island tube rentals benefit river recreation and programming on Panther Island brought to you by the Tarrant Regional Water District.  www.trwd.com

 

 

With your health and safety our primary concern, we will be adhering to the State of Texas executive orders regarding social gatherings of our size and will work to provide the best possible experience for all. Some, but not all, safety precautions include hand sanitizing stations throughout the Panther Island Pavilion beach area; cleaning and sanitizing recreational water equipment after use; disinfecting hard surfaces such as porta-potties, picnic tables, and chairs; social distancing observed in seating and food and beverage lines; posters reminding everyone to follow social distancing; contactless payment options; and all bartenders and event staff wearing PPE if in close contact with customers.

 

Protocols are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the State of Texas as it relates to COVID-19. 

Cody Johnson Throwdown Postponed

Message from the event producer:

 

“COJONation! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions, we are postponing our show at Panther Island Pavilion in Ft Worth, scheduled for Sat, June 27th. We are working closely with the city officials to do our best to find a new date for this show. Stay tuned to [Cody Johnson’s] social media for any further info about this show.”

2020 Spring Events Update

Here’s a little good news for your day — Panther Island Pavilion spring events have rescheduled to another date. We have a jam-packed summer and fall schedule!

Below is the most up to date information on events that have had to make changes to their schedule based on recent restrictions on special events:

March for Babies will be launching a virtual event. Check on their event listing here for more info! April 18
Cowtown Cook-off and Music Festival rescheduled to August 28-29, 2020
Water Lantern Festival rescheduled to November 7, 2020
Syndicate Smokedown rescheduled to October 3, 2020
GOTEXAN Wine, Food & Art Festival rescheduled to October 30-31, 2020
River and Blues Festival rescheduled to November 13-14, 2020
Great Strides rescheduled to September 13, 2020

To find the full summer and fall event schedule click on the events tab above.

We are thankful that these spring events were able to reschedule and still take place this year. From everyone at Panther Island Pavilion – our thoughts are with the artists, vendors, production companies and everyone involved in the music and event industry that has been impacted by COVID-19.

Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy one or more of these great events and support those that are bringing great entertainment and recreation to our community!

Thank you for your support.

Note: Events in March, April, and May of 2020 were rescheduled due to the state and local restrictions on special events and the recommendations by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

River & Blues Fest Full Lineup and Day Schedule

What you’ve been waiting for, the FULL lineup and day schedule for River & Blues Fest featuring 13 acts of country and blues artists. #TheRiverWillRamble May 15 and 16!

 

Listen to country and blues from all over the nation. Day schedule below.

Friday, May 15:

Elaina Kay
Jonah Tolchin
Grady Spencer & The Work
Brandy Clark
Kody West
Charley Crockett

Saturday, May 16:

Kirk House
Courtney Patton & Jason Eady
Jontavious Willis
Ruthie Foster
Samantha Fish
Bart Crow
Maddie & Tae

New Events Coming to Panther Island Pavilion in 2020

Every year Panther Island Pavilion hosts various events such as walks, concerts, festivals and more! Each year PIP welcomes back events as well as adds on new events to our schedule. Check out some of the new events coming to PIP this year. Be sure to check back often to keep up with event announcements throughout the year.

 

SYNDICATE SMOKEDOWN APRIL 25
Syndicate Smokedown is Cowtown’s premier large-scale nonprofit BBQ competition, with live music (headliner and opening acts will be announced soon), beer and other beverages, and of course, BBQ ready for you to eat. Line-up announced soon!

 

GOTEXAN WINE, FOOD & ART FESTIVAL MAY 8-9
Over 30 local wineries with a selection of over 250 different wines made from Texas Grown Grapes. Sip a glass of wine while you shop over 50 local artists and vendors. Try craft beer from a local brewery and excite your taste buds with Texas-style eats, while listening to live music from local talent

 

RIVER & BLUES FESTIVAL MAY 15-16
The soundtrack of summer is here. Combining country and blues music over two days, this not-to-be-missed music event of the year invites you to roll with the rhythm. Hear the unique sounds of: Charley Crockett, Maddie and Tae, Kody West, Bart Crow, Samantha Fish, Ruthie Foster, Grady Spencer & the Work, Brandy Clark, Jonah Tolchin, Courtney Patton & Jason Eady, Elaina Kay, and Kirk House Band

 

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY 5K & FESTIVAL
Join the community as we celebrate with the 5K Walk/Run, Parade, Family-friendly entertainment including music concerts, Kids Zone, Food Vendors, Outdoor Marketplace, car show, water rides and much more.

 

For more information and a full list of our event click on the events tab above!

 

 

 

Cody Johnson Returns to Panther Island Pavilion!

Cody Johnson returns to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on June 27!

 

This will be Cody Johnson’s 5th year performing at our venue and he sure knows how to throw a party. Year after year, COJO brings sold-out shows to PIP and a great line up for concert-goers to experience. Stay tuned for his full line up announcement coming soon by visiting his website!

Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival 2019

Koe Wetzel brought the party to Panther Island Pavilion on September 14, 2019

The first Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival at Panther Island Pavilion was a sell-out event! Koe partied along with Parker McCollum, Cody Canada & the Departed, and Chris Colston. Attendees enjoyed a large 50-foot water slide, Ferris wheel, mustache rides and the more. The night ended with a BANG, a large fireworks show was viewed by many!

Koe Wetzel Announced Next Incredible Music Festival

Koe Wetzel is bringing his second Incredible Music Festival to Panther Island Pavilion on  September 14. Joining him will be Park McCollum, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Chris Colston for an all day party!

Catch what RADIO TEXAS,LIVE! has to say about the Koe and his festival!

“After he doubled the population of Lindale, Texas earlier this year with the first one, Koe Wetzel has announced his next Incredible Music Festival. On September 14th, Koe and the boys are heading to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth — and as billed this show promises to be nothing short of incredible.

In June, Koe surprised fans and released his highly anticipated followup to Noise Complaint. Without presales, major label help, or really any outside promotion, Harold Saul High see-sawed back and forth between No. 1 and No. 2 for most of release week. A giant accomplishment for the independent Texan.

One big question many fans had regarding the album, where did the title come from? Koe told us, “Since ‘Noise Complaint’ I’ve lost my best friend and my uncle. They were both huge fans and never got to see where we are today. So I made up a high school with their names in it. The album as a whole is a high school themed album.”

Ranch Bash Returns!

Ranch Bash returns to Panther Island Pavilion on October 19! Check out what Visit Fort Worth has to say about the great event.

“95.9 FM The Ranch has defiantly rejected mainstream country while supporting Texas, red dirt and Americana music. The station has a loyal fan base, and every fall hosts a celebration of sorts for them called Ranch Bash. This year’s 10 bands for $15 bucks lineup includes Casey Donahew, Shane Smith & The Saints, Sam Riggs, Josh Weathers, Copper Chief, Kolby Cooper, Vincent Neil Emerson, Ross Shifflett, James Cook and one more act to be announced.”

OKTOBERFEST FORT WORTH IS BACK!

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 26-28, 2019.

FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a three-day Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2019 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with midway rides, dachshund races, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages.  New this year, Alex Meixner, nationally acclaimed polka and Oktoberfest performer will join the line-up.   Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s will be back again with polka and all of your Oktoberfest favorites.

Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories.

Reata Restaurant brings back its unique pop-up German dining option – Reata Haus. The dining experience treats guests to authentic German meal options as well as snacks like Kasebrett (Cheeseboard) pretzel and sausage, all in a seated area in the air-conditioned Spaten Halle.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 25. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2019 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Coming back this year is a special festival preview experience on Wednesday, September 25 that offers corporations or individuals the opportunity to purchase a table of eight for a private evening of culture and celebration complete with a plated German meal from Reata Haus. Enjoy entertainment, bier and more!

Visit Oktoberfestfw.com for festival information and to purchase tickets.

Link to the Oktoberfest Fort Worth video and photos: https://oktoberfestfw.com/photos/

Oktoberfest Fort Worth is presented by Spaten. The event benefits the Trinity River Vision Authority.

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About Trinity River Vision Authority:

The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is responsible for implementation of a public infrastructure project which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of an exciting, pedestrian oriented, urban waterfront neighborhood in Fort Worth. TRVA aims to attract business and entertainment to the district and is in charge of programming public spaces including the Panther Island Pavilion, a waterfront music venue and festival space directly adjacent to downtown Fort Worth.