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.


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.

Fort Worth’s Fourth 2019

Thanks to all that helped celebrate our country’s independence at with us at this year’s Fort Worth’s Fourth!

This year’s day long celebration brought out over 18,000 attendees. Many enjoyed the free tubing, live music from Poo Live Crew and Party Machine Band, as well as FREE kids activities thanks to Tarrant Regional Water District!

Fort Worth’s Fourth end the night with a BANG and those from all over were able to witness the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4th at Panther Island Pavilion.

See y’all next, same place and time


“Texas native Cody Johnson brings his high energy show to the Panther Island Pavilion this Saturday night.

Johnson went from bull rider/prison guard to a country music star who eventually sold 350,000 hard tickets to his shows in one calendar year.

Johnson was the first independent artist to sell out the Houston Rodeo at NRG stadium, selling over 75,000 tickets.

Johnson’s latest album “Ain’t Nothin’ to It” released this year, charted at number one on the Billboard’s country charts. Billboard declared, “Cody Johnson is the real thing.”

Johnson who has over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify will be playing on an outdoor stage backlit by the beautiful Fort Worth Skyline, which will make for an unforgettable experience.”

“The special guests will include Kevin Fowler, Chris Colston, and 6 time Grammy winner Ronnie Milsap.

So come out and join the CoJo Nation this Saturday night… this is one you don’t want to miss.”

GeoWoodstock Midnight Madness 2019

GeoWoodstock Midnight Madness took over Panther Island Pavilion on May 25— Fort Worth, TX.

There was live entertainment and coin trading that took place during the Midnight Madness part of the GeoWoodstock weekend at PIP. People came out to enjoy music from Bubba Harper and the 24/7 band! Many coins were traded and connections made across the geocaching world.

Great Strides 2019

Fort Worth Great Strides returned to Panther Island Pavilion on May 19 —Fort Worth, TX.

For 30 years, Great Strides – the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event – has supported the Foundation’s mission to cure cystic fibrosis and raise awareness for this rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that makes it difficult to breathe and shortens lives.

Great Strides provided an opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with CF by raising money for research and walking together in solidarity. Registration for the walk was free, but people were encouraged to create teams and raised funds. A number of teams showed up to Panther Island to participate in the walk and raised fund prior to the day of the event.

Stride until it’s done, y’all!

Mimosa Run 2019

The 5th annual Mimosa Run returned to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion on May 11 —Fort Worth, TX.

Storms hit Fort Worth early that Saturday morning but that didn’t stop the party taking place at the Mimosa Run! The race was originally planned to host a 4-mil and 2-mile but due to the weather, it was modified to everyone participating in the 2-mile route. Post-race everyone was treated to a great plated brunch from Pacific Table and mimosas!

Even though the weather wasn’t ideal all the positive vibes, mimosas and running for a great cause, Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas, made it all worth it!

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Live Entertainment | Free Tubing and KidsZone Activities |   VIP Experience | Fireworks   

It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4th. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Thursday, July 4, 2019. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free!

Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy family activities, tubing and water shows. Plus, live music from self-proclaimed America’s Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine Band will fill the evening air. The high-energy cover band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. A jet-pack hydroflight show will light up the river to kick off a 29-minute fireworks show which is the largest show in North Texas on July 4.

Gates Open 2 pm   |   Live Music All-Day   |   Fireworks Show 10 pm

The little ones will love the KidZone area. Parents will love the price tag. Free activities throughout the day will include horseback rides, face painting, bounce houses, water slides, zip line and more.  Free tubing on the river keeps everyone cool on a hot day.  Attendees can arrive early with pop up tents and blankets to claim their spot for the big show.

“As a Presenting Sponsor, Tarrant Regional Water District is proud to be able to provide a free family festival that is available to our entire city,” said TRWD Board Director, Jack Stevens. “It remains very important to us to support a celebration that all can enjoy.”

A VIP experience is available for those looking for an upgrade. Pass holders will enjoy great perks such as an excellent view of the fireworks and water shows, shaded seating and shaded lounge area. Access to a cash bar with cocktail options, air-conditioned bathrooms, and VIP parking pass also sweeten the deal. Best of all is the fully air-conditioned Skybox where guests can get out of the heat and into the cool. The VIP experience promises a comfortable setting with the best view of the largest fireworks show in North Texas. Only a limited number of passes will be available and are expected to sell out quickly. Purchase a VIP pass before April 24th to receive the early bird special with prices ranging from $45- $55. Tickets can be purchased at fortworthsfourth.com.

Fort Worth’s Fourth is made possible by our presenting sponsors Tarrant Regional Water District, Coors Light and Lockheed Martin. Special thanks to our supporting sponsors Tarrant County College, City of Fort Worth, Streams and Valleys Inc., KDFW FOX 4, 95.9 The Ranch and 92.1 Hank FM.

Popular Fort Worth tradition, Rockin’ the River, returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion.

Rockin’ the River kicks off July 6, 2019 with Kody West headlining the all-day Music and Tubing Festival

Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion.

FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River.

Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display.

Kody West has been shaking up the Texas Music Scene with his mix of Country, Bluegrass and some good-for-the-soul grooves. West will bring his high energy show to the Rockin’ The River stage opening weekend on July 6. Also playing that day is the critically acclaimed Jonathan Terrell and his new breed of country, pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana.  Fan favorite, Jackie Venson brings her blues, soul and funk to the party to round out the first weekend when the show moves back to the land for the after party.

Cory Morrow returns to the series this year on July 13 bringing an aggressive blend of early Morrow sound with a current day perspective off his latest release, Whiskey & Pride. The fun continues all day with Zach Nytomt, Tyler and the Tribe and Travis Parker.  Local faves, The Buffalo Ruckus will entertain the after party crowd with their psychedelic postmodern, avant-garde, experimental country-fried rock sound.

Southern Soul Band, Prophets and Outlaws have a new album dropping in late June just before they take the Rockin’ the River Stage on July 20. Fort Worth artist, Summer Dean is Unladylike and unapologetic. Summer is as authentic as they come and was recently named the 2019 Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year. Also taking the stage that day is Copper Chief – who garnered the attention of the USA Network’s country music showcase series Real Country.  This central Texas band is passionate about their music which has deep roots and consists of even deeper brotherhood among the three member group.

Zane Williams keeps “Bringin’ Country Back” to Fort Worth and all over Texas with his authentic, mainstream country sound.  Zane headlines the Rockin the River stage on Saturday, July 27.  Mason Lively continues to make waves on the Texas Music Scene and will grace our stage once again the same day. Look out for Joshua Ray Walker who is no stranger to the stage – he started playing guitar at the age of 12 and never looked back.

Walker is sure to captivate the audience on the after party stage after Zane Williams.

Solo artist, front man and behind-the-scenes songwriter Adam Hood has been leaving his mark onstage and in the writing room for more than a decade. His mix of equal parts country, soul and American roots music will top the line up on the main stage on August 3. A must see that same day is Stephenville-based Shea Abshier and the Nighthowlers. They have become a force to be reckoned with merging the diverse melting pot of Texas Music with an unshakable Rock and Roll foundation. The Peterson Brothers are all grown up and continuing to combine youthful energy and modern influences with soul, funk, blues and jazz to create a unique sound that will keep you rockin’ on the after party stage.

Zac Wilkerson headlines the final week of music with his powerful and soulful vocals and a driving guitar style which creates a new take on Americana, Soul, Country and Rock. Up-and-comer Vincent Neil Emerson is sure to put on a good show earlier in the day along with another rising star, Ross Shifflett. Cap off the night on the after party stage with the transfixing sound of blues artist Seth Walker.

In addition to live music on two stages; food and beverage options will be available for purchase, as well as tube and watersport rentals. Rain or shine, we rock the river. In the event of inclement weather, the party does not stop. We simply move the fun over to The Shack. Nightcap? You bet. Each event ends with a fireworks show right on the banks of the Trinity River.

Thirty bands over the six-week music series will perform at Rockin’ the River. Check out the full band line-up and other details at: rockintheriverfw.com.

Rockin’ the River is presented by Coors Light. It is generously sponsored by 95.9 The Ranch, North Texas Marine  Monster Energy and Tarleton State University, Fort Worth Campus. The event is produced by the Trinity River Vision Authority.

Panther Island Pavilion is a product of, and programmed by the Trinity River Vision Authority.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rockin’ the River Press:

“Rollin’ on the River: Top 15 Fun Floating Festivals Worldwide”- American Express Essentials

“Trinity River: 21 Lazy Rivers to Float This Summer across the U.S.” – Travel Channel

“Trinity River: 9 Natural Rivers in Texas You Have to Check Out This Summer for a Tubing Adventure” – Only In Your State

About Trinity River Vision Authority:

The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is responsible for the implementation of a public infrastructure project, which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of Panther Island – 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 Panther Island Pavilion, a waterfront venue and festival space directly adjacent to downtown. Panther Island is a key component of a larger Trinity River Vision – which is enhancing the river corridor throughout the greater Fort Worth area.