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8 Things to DO Downtown during Rodeo Season

Fort Worth Blog  -  Posted on 1/19/22

This ain't our first rodeo. 

C’mon and do the Downtown round-up!

Grab a bite 

Fill up on some true Texas staples: steak and barbeque! We have the best steakhouses in the city, and there are plenty of options to choose from. For tried-and-true barbeque, head to Bailey’s or Riscky’s, both established over 90 years ago!

For our full list of restaurants, click here.

Sip on local spirits

In the heart of what was once the infamous district of the old west known as “Hell’s Half Acre”, sits Acre Distillery. This local favorite produces over 18 different sprits, including vodkas, gins, bourbons, single malt whiskies, rum, and flavored liqueurs. Stop by the bar for a drink or sign up for a tasting tour and enjoy the full experience! 

If beer is more your style, head over to Buffalo BrosCowtown Brewing, or Flying Saucer for endless selections and fun atmospheres. 

Find your Rodeo look

Get rodeo-ready from head to toe! Stop by to find plenty of great options for both men and women at Overland Sheepskin Co. and Parts Unknown. Complete your look with Cary Okeefe Jewerly's special line of hand-crafted pieces designed just for the rodeo!

For our full list of shops, click here.

Visit the JFK tribute 

Reflect on a moment in history with a visit to the JFK Tribute. Here you will see the sculpture of President Kennedy, view bold images, and read inscriptions describing his final stay in Fort Worth. 

Experience the Fort Worth Water Gardens

The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a must-see in Downtown! From reflecting in the calm “quiet pool”, to adventuring down the stairs into the “active pool”, exploring this hidden oasis in the middle of the city is a one-of-a-kind experience. 

Hear live music in Sundance Square Plaza 

Scoot your boots to live music in Sundance Square Plaza every weekend! Follow @sundancesquaremusic on Instagram for upcoming line-up info. 

Stay a while

Whether you’re local or traveling from out of town, book a hotel stay and experience the city for the weekend! Check out our many hotel options here in Downtown.  

Dash into Downtown

Hop aboard The Dash for an easy and inexpensive way to get to Downtown from Dickies Arena!  Buses run every 15 minutes with late-night service on Friday and Saturday. 

For our complete list of Downtown events, check out our full calendar here.  


Looking for Downtown parking? Head to our parking page