hosts a large variety of special events throughout the year – everything from street festivals to art shows, concerts and exciting sports events. The Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth hold ongoing events and races, such as Friday Night Go-Kart Racing at Cowtown. The following is a list of some of the other special events found in the Kennedale region:
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Will Rogers Memorial Center, usually held in January
Established in 1896, this popular event attracts nearly one million people from around the world to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the nation's oldest livestock show and daily performances of the world's original indoor rodeo.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Ongoing at the Cowtown Coliseum
Stockyards Championship Rodeo almost every Friday and Saturday night at the historic Cowtown Coliseum provides family fun with traditional rodeo events.
Concerts in the Garden
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is filled with the sights and sounds of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during their annual “Concerts in the Garden” on weekends between June 2 and July 4. Each night is a uniquely themed show with many special guests, and all performances conclude with a fireworks finale.
Fort Worth's Juneteenth Celebration is one of the largest culturally based festivals and carnivals in Fort Worth. With main stage concerts and over 200 food vendors and 450 other types of vendors, and the largest carnival rides doing the season, the Juneteenth Festival is billed to bring families from many cultures, background, and economic mixes.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
Join Willie Nelson in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards for his annual July 4th concert featuring Willie and over 20 other musical acts on two stages of non-stop entertainment. This event has been a tradition for 33 years and is still one of the “can’t-miss events” of the summer.
Will Rogers Memorial Center
ZestFest is the ultimate event for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Hosted by Chile Pepper Magazine in Fort Worth, Texas, ZestFest has cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music and interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples will make this one zesty weekend.
Jazz by the Boulevard Music & Arts Festival
Usually held in September
Jazz by the Boulevard is a music and arts festival nestled in the beautiful tree-lined parks of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This annual event celebrates Fort Worth's rich musical heritage featuring live performances of all types of jazz from classic and big band, to hot Latin beats and rhythm & blues - plus cultural exhibits, interactive workshops, dance performances and a showcase of fine artists.
Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Feast your eyes on the spectacular fall color of the Japanese Garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.
Santa in Sundance Square
Santa Clause in Sundance Square on weekends through December 24. You'll find the jolly old elf in his shiny red sleigh beneath the magnificent Downtown Fort Worth Christmas Tree.