2018 was a year for the books at Panther Island Pavilion. PIP hosted 52 events which brought in nearly 200,000 people. Read below some of the some of the highlights from the past year.
- Raising funds and awareness for worthy causes were the shining stars of 2018. Panther Island Pavilion served as the host venue for 16 various third-party walk, runs and rides. Over $2.2 million dollars were raised and more than 150 miles of the Trinity Trails were utilized for fundraising events such as March for Babies, Jude Walk/Run, JDRF One Walk, and, Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
- This nationally acclaimed festival, Punk In Drublic Fest, was a new addition at Panther Island Pavilion. Featuring craft beer and bands such as NOFX, Badreligion, Mad Caddies and Punk Rocksteady. The event hosted a wide array of Punk fans who all seemed to have had a great time!
- Unexpected chilly weather didn’t keep people away from the Foam Wonderland Unity Tour event held at Panther Island Pavilion this past May. An estimated 6,500+ showed up for an epic show. Snails, Cookie Monsta Official b2b FuntCase, Riot Ten, Bonnie X Clyde and Blunts & Blondes brought a party for great music and a unifying experience!
- The Cody Johnson & Friends returned to Panther Island Pavilion for its third year, this time to a sold-out crowd of about 12,500 fans. The all-day country music festival also featured performances by fan favorites, Joe Nichols, Jon Wolfe and Randall King.
- New attractions spurred renewed excitement at the signature Panther Island Pavilion Event Fort Worth’s Fourth. The Lockheed Martin new paint by number wall paid homage to the USS Fort Worth(LSC-3) and its crew at Fort Worth’s Fourth Partnering with artisit, Jimmy Jenkins, the community was able to help finish the artwork and write letters to the crew.
- Summer brought more music, tube and tan time! Seven years rocking the river banks, Rockin’ the River, the all-day Saturday event brought in around 13,000 people. The summer tubing and music series showcased 30 Texas Country, Rock and Blues bands and six fireworks shows throughout the summer.
- PROST y’all! This year’s Oktoberfest Fort Worth was kicked off by the inaugural Fort Wurst Corporate Night held on the Wednesday prior to the festival opening on Thursday September 27. This three-day German Festival ended on Saturday, September 29. The festival was full of authentic German food, beer, entertainment and vendors!
- First-ever Loud and Heavy Fest featuring Fort Worth’s very own Cody Jinks was hosted at Panther Island Pavilion! This all day festival brought out around 7,500 spectators. The day was full of music split between two stages from Ward Davis, Sunny Sweeny, Paul Cauthen, Colter Wall, Nikki Lane, Whitey Morgan, The Sword, Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, with Cody Jinks closing out the night.
- Recreation on the river was bigger than ever in 2018 with Backwoods Paddlesports at the hub. The retailer operated 9 months (March-November) of the year for their 6th season! It was the best year for rental with over 6,400 kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals in the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. Customers also had the opportunity to help clean the Trinity and collected 260 bags of trash during their time on the river.
- Bike sharing onPanther Island Pavilion has made it easier than ever to hop on and off at the venue and the trails for an outdoor, emission-free adventure. Averaging more than 7 per day, ocer 2,300 bikes were checked out at the Taylor Circle station ranking it as the 6thbest performing location in 2018!
Diverse backgrounds and cultures were celebrated with various interests and causes supported at Panther Island Pavilion. The friendships formed, music shared and distance covered has never been stronger. Cheers to another great year!