Waterfront Yoga with Blue Morpho Yoga

Due to popular demand and in partnership with Blue Morpho Yoga, Jordan Palmer’s Sunday morning yoga classes have been expanded through the end of 2020. Jordan teaches an All Levels Vinyasa Flow style class which allows yogis to find their comfort level for each pose. All levels welcome. The classes typically include some light stretching and twisting, balancing, and flow, with time for stillness and peace. Bring a mat, sweat towel, and water. Begins on the Coors Light waterfront stage on a first come first serve basis. Lastly, this will continue to be a free class, but “pay as you can” and tips are welcomed by Jordan if guests feel inclined.

 

Classes will be held at 11AM on the following dates:

October

18th

 

November

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

December

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

HOW TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST 2020 STYLE!

Oktoberfest Fort Worth might be canceled for this year, but that doesn’t mean you  can’t still get into the Oktoberfest mood! We’ve gathered a few ways that you can celebrate Oktoberfest around Fort Worth.

 

  1. Participate in the Oktoberfest Run und Ride Virtual 5k, 10k, 20-mile bike ride produced by Run Project
  2. Purchase the Oktoberfest 2020 souvenir stein and 2020 quarantine pin
  3. Have a pint or two of ice-cold Spaten at The Tavern (2755 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109)
  4. Shop for your authentic German attire and other goodies from one of our Oktoberfest Fort Worth vendors, Kuckuck’s Nest
  5. Sing along to one of our favorite songs, Ein Prosit, with Alex Meixner on Thursday, September 24, around 6:00 pm as we kick off the weekend on our Facebook page.
  6. Enjoy all of your German favorites from local restaurant, Edelweiss (3801 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116)
  7. Snack on a soft pretzel at Flying Saucer (111 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102)
  8. Visit Little Germany at their new spot. Check out the 5 must-eat menus items from this Fort Worth staple.
  9. Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay up-to-date with all of our Oktoberfest fun!
  10. Check out the new Oktoberfest Fort Worth website to get you excited to celebrate with us again on September 23-25, 2021!

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. 

2020 Fort Worth’s Fourth — Fireworks Only

Fort Worth’s Fourth Modified

Festival Cancelled |Fireworks show set for July 4, 2020, at 9:20 pm on Panther Island

 

 

For the health and safety of our community, we have modified this year’s annual Fort Worth’s Fourth celebration.  Fort Worth will still be home to the largest fireworks show in North Texas; however, the festival portion of the event will not take place.  To limit public gathering, Panther Island Pavilion will be closed and there will be no activities.

 

Thanks to generous contributions from Lockheed Martin and the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), we will still celebrate our nation’s birthday with our largest fireworks show ever.  This year we celebrate those who fought for our freedom and honor our first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone on the front line.

 

The community is asked to watch the fireworks from the comfort of their home, backyard, or balcony.  The show will be larger and taller this year so it can be seen from a distance.

 

This year, you will be able to watch the show from anywhere, as it will be live-streamed on fox4news.com.

 

You can also tune into 95.9FM The Ranch to listen to the music choreographed to the fireworks show.

 

For all details on the show, you can visit www.fortworthsfourth.com

 

The attached map shows the shaded area that will be closed and barricaded to discourage gathering and minimize traffic congestion. Individuals are asked to keep their family at or near their homes for viewing of the show.  There will not be vehicular access to areas near the venue.

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.

United Way of Tarrant County, Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth Extend Creative Industry Relief Fund

United Way of Tarrant County, Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth Extend Creative Industry Relief Fund

Musician’s Initiative Expanded to Include Filmmakers and Visual Artists

 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 25, 2019) – Today, Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County announced expansion of a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, visual artists and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19.

 

The initiative spearheaded by Hear Fort Worth is an extension of Fort Worth musician Rachel Gollay’s Artist & Service Worker Relief Fund, which raised $10,000 and provided support of $200 per qualified applicant.

 

Visit Fort Worth, parent organization of Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth, will manage the application process and United Way of Tarrant County will spearhead collection of donations and fund distribution.

 

“Members of the creative community have been ambassadors for our city and we need to support them in this crisis,” said Mitch Whitten, executive vice president of marketing and strategy at Visit Fort Worth. “We want to support musicians, artists and filmmakers who have lost so much work and income. We’re grateful to Rachel Gollay for starting this initiative and to the United Way for helping us expand it.”

 

United Way of Tarrant County will host the donation and application page on their website https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/artistsrelieffund/. The goal is to reach a total of $20,000, however, the fund will stay open as long as donations continue to come in. Gifts to the fund will be 100% tax-deductible, with tax acknowledgements provided by United Way of Tarrant County for any individual donations of $250 or more.

 

Fort Worth Weekly, the local music resource featuring local musicians is the first promotional partner for the effort, helping spread the word through its publication, website and network.

 

“United Way of Tarrant County is honored to partner with Visit Fort Worth to assist the creative community who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County.  “With so many artists relying on hourly or one-time income from large social gatherings in establishments now closed, this population has been hit hard by the virus.  We encourage the community to support this initiative.”

 

The fund is open to Fort Worth musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. Qualified applicants will be eligible for a one-time grant of $300.

 

For more information or to donate, please visit https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/artistsrelieffund/.

 

 

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Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of creativity, culture and commerce. Visit Fort Worth is the parent organization of The Fort Worth Herd, the Fort Worth Film Commission, Fort Worth Sports Commission and music initiative Hear Fort Worth.

 

About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

 

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Message from Panther Island Pavilion

Panther Island Pavilion is the host venue for various events throughout the year. Due to the recent local and state restrictions placed on special events and the ever-changing conditions of COVID-19, some of our upcoming spring events will be rescheduled to a later date. We will be posting an updated schedule as soon as we have that information.

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

Events at Panther Island Pavilion: March & April

Panther Island Pavilion is getting ready to kick off our 2020 event season at the end of this month! We have a full line-up of a variety of events to offer Fort Worthians and out of town visitors.

 

March 27 & 28 Cowtown Cook-off and Music Festival

Whether you participate in the BBQ cook-off, take part in the fun at the kid zone or listen to the free concerts from local acts such as Austin Allsup, this two-day event is one not to miss! This event benefits Cops for Kids, Brotherhood for the Fallen, Assist the Officer, and the PAL program and is hosted by the Forth Worth Police Officer Association.

 

April 4 Water Lanter Festival

Voted #1 festival by USA Today, Water Lantern Festival is returning to Fort Worth! Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the Trinity River. Buy tickets before this event sells out!

 

April 18 March for Babies

Join March for Dimes as they participate in a three-mile, family-friendly walk on Saturday, April 18. March for Babies is the opportunity to support March of Dimes as it continues to fight for the health of all moms and babies. Register today!

 

April 25 Syndicate Smokedown

Syndicate Smokedown is Cowtown’s premier large-scale nonprofit BBQ competition hosted by the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate. Enjoy live music (headliner and opening acts will be announced soon), beer and other beverages, and of course, BBQ ready for you to eat.

Take a Look back on 2019 at Panther Island Pavilion

2019 was a year for the books at Panther Island Pavilion. The venue hosted 47 events which attracted over 228,000 people. Read below fun highlights from the past year.

  • Raising funds and awareness for worthy causes were the shining stars of 2019. Panther Island Pavilion served as the host venue for 12 various third-party walk, runs, and rides. Nearly $2 million dollars were raised and more than 200 miles of the Trinity Trails were utilized for fundraising events such as Mimosa Run, Jude Walk/RunJDRF One Walk, and, Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 

 

  • Disco Donnie’s inaugural festival, Ubbi Dubbi, was a new addition at Panther Island Pavilion this past April. Featuring national acclaimed EDM artists bands such as (names). This sold-out event hosted a wide array of fans from all 50 states and 6 different countries bringing in around 45,000 attendees over two days! After the festival was completed, Disco Donnie donated $15,000 to three local Fort Worth nonprofits, Fort Worth POA “Cops For Kids”, Fort Worth B-Cycle, and Girls Rock Fort Worth. Lastly, Ubbbi Dubbi helped Panther Island Pavilion be mentioned in “Is Fort Worth the Next Big Festival Destination” by Mix247EDM!

 

  • Another new event that made its debut at Panther Island Pavilion was the nation-wide Water Lantern Festival. Visitors were able to create their own personalized rice lanterns that were made out of rice paper and wood. Lanterns were decorated with anything from a picture of a loved one to an inspirational quote. Once released, the lanterns gathered and floated down the Trinity River together in harmony.

 

  • The Cody Johnson Throwdown returned to Panther Island Pavilion for its fourth year. Cody Johnson not only brought the party but brought another sell-out show to Panther Island Pavilion! Chris Colston kicked off the concert and despite the pop-up thunderstorm, the party continued throughout the night with Ronnie Milsap performing before COJO took the stage.

 

  • A signature Panther Island Pavilion event, Fort Worth’s Fourth, returned for its 12th year. This year the entertainment was stacked with the returning of the 95.9 The Ranch Battle of the Bald Eagle, Party Machine Band, and Poo Live Crew. Patrons witnessed an F-16 Flyover provided by 301st Fighter Wing as well as the singing of our national anthem by Fort Worth’s very own and a star of the hit TV show “The Voice”, Austin Allsup. The night ended with the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4th. See y’all at the same place, same time next year!

 

  • Summer brought more music, tubing, and sunshine! Eight years rocking the river banks, Rockin’ the River, the all-day Saturday event brought in around 14,000 people over six weeks. The summer tubing and music series showcased 30 Texas Country, Rock, and Blues bands and six firework shows to end each night.

 

  • PROST y’all! This year’s Oktoberfest Fort Worth This three-day German Festival ended on Saturday, September 28. The festival was full of authentic German food, bier, entertainment, and shopping vendors and the biggest yet bringing in a record attendance of 18,000!

 

  • The second Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival was hosted at Panther Island Pavilion this fall! This all-day festival brought a sold-out crowd full of fun and music. Koe brought the party 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, large fireworks show across the riverbank.

 

  • Recreation on the river was bigger than ever thanks to Backwoods Paddlesports. The retailer operated 9 months (March-November) of the year for their 7th season! Renting more than 5,600 kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboards on the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. Customers also had the opportunity to help clean the Trinity and helped collect 207 bags of trash during their time out on the river.  With the growing popularity of the river recreation, Backwoods added on Sunset and Night paddles which hosted 69 people! Participants were treated to complimentary beer at the conclusion of the paddle courtesy of our community partner, Wild Acre Brewing Co.

 

  • Fort Worthians and visitors were able to experience a part of the Trinity River most have never seen. Panther Island Boat Tours opened at Panther Island Pavilion in July! Spectators chose from several types of tours that included the rich history of the river and how it shaped Fort Worth. PIBT even had a sunset cruise with dinner! They served a total of 2,100 customers and picked up 25 bags of trash while out on the river.

 

  • Lastly, Bike-sharing on Panther Island Pavilion has made it easier than ever to hop on and off at the venue and enjoy the Trinity Trails for an outdoor, emission-free adventure. Averaging more than 7.46 per day, over 2,350 bikes were checked out at the Taylor Circle station ranking it as the 7th best performing location out of 46 stations in 2019!

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.”