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10 Things to DO Downtown this Fall

Fort Worth Blog  -  Posted on 10/08/21

As the temperatures drop into fall, our event calendar begins to heat up! Just check out this list of things to DO in Downtown.

Fall Programming in Burnett Park

Tuesdays through October 28 and Wednesdays through November 17

Head to Burnett Park this fall for free programming provided by Burnett Plaza Management, JLL! On Tuesday evenings, grab your yoga mat and head to the park for free yoga classes led by the Downtown YMCA from 5:30-6:15pm through October 28. Then on Wednesdays, bring your lunch out to the deck to enjoy live music from 12-1pm through November 17. PLUS, the park’s neighbor right across the street – Neighbor’s House Grocery – offers a 10% discount for event attendees! Learn more here. 

Live Music in Sundance Square Plaza 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings 

Wind down after dinner or get the party started with live music in Sundance Square Plaza every weekend! Follow @sundancesquaremusic on Instagram for upcoming line-up info. Learn more here.

Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Dinners at Aloft Hotel

Select Fridays through December

Be part of the action in this immersive mystery dinner theater experience at the Aloft Downtown Hotel! Perfect for amateur sleuths with a twisted sense of humor (Rated PG-14), you’ll enjoy dinner with a side of despicable crime. Incognito professional actors surround you as imposters and you’ll take part as both an investigator and as a homicide suspect! Learn more here.

Fabulation at Jubilee Theatre

October 1 - 24

FABULATION presented by Jubilee Theatre is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Read more here.

Clamato Michelada Festival 2021 in General Worth Square

October 10 

Head down to General Worth Square for a celebration of food, music and heritage! Sample contestant mixes and vote for your favorite Clamato Michelada as you enjoy live music and dancing right in the middle of Main Street. Through its nonprofit 501(c)(3), Connect Respect, the Clamato Michelada Festival raises funds to award scholarships to FWISD graduates. Learn more here.

Come From Away at Bass Performance Hall

October 19 - 24 

Enjoy a night out on the town with a show at Bass Hall! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.  Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Learn more here. 

Third Thursday Jazz Concert in Burnett Park 

October 21 at 6:30 PM 

The Fort Worth Library is taking their Third Thursday Jazz Series on the road this year, and will be hosting their October finale in Burnett Park! Catch this free concert featuring Paschal High School’s Jazz Band and The Western Flyers starting at 6:30 PM. Neighbor’s House Grocery will be in the park serving up picnic packs, charcuterie boxes, and refreshments for purchase. Bring a lawn chair, picnic blankets, and your dancing shoes for a night of live music in the park! Learn more here.

Beerfeast at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 

October 23 

Flying Saucer's BeerFeast is back! Head to this party on the Saucer patio for great beers, live music, and delicious food. Your ticket includes admission, a BeerFeast T-shirt, VIP taster cup, and 12 samples of your choice from a line-up of 50 world-class beers. Tickets will be limited, so get yours today! Learn more here. 

2021 Fort Worth Coffee Festival in General Worth Square

October 23 

Coffee lovers, this one’s for you! The inaugural Fort Worth Coffee Festival will feature baristas, local coffee shop owners, growers and Texas A&M University researchers who will showcase new grounds and Texas-themed coffee blends Festival-goers can ourchase a “passport” to sample cups of brew. The coffee festival is sponsored by the MLK Day on Main Street Event, aims to offer visitors a comfortable means to engage in conversation around economic parity – one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s primary civil rights focal points. Learn more here. 

The Glass Menagerie at Circle Theatre 

October 28 – Nov. 30 

In honor of their 40th Season, Circle Theatre presents The Glass Menagerie, a Tennessee Williams classic that they also put on in their inaugural season in 1981. From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles — which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfields are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions. Learn more here.


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