5 Ways to Have Fun with the Family in Fort Worth This June
The summer months are an excellent opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. While you may have traditions in place, it may feel exciting to try something new this year. Our team at Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth created this guide to list some ways to have fun with the family in Fort Worth this June and to help you learn about activities and events in the area.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Round up the family for a night at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. The rodeo includes a combination of timed and rough stock events that showcase riding and roping skills like working American cowboys used. Timed events include barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, and tie-down roping. Rough stock events include bareback bronc riding, bronc riding, bull riding, and ranch saddle bronc riding.
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo takes place at the historic Cowtown Coliseum at the Fort Worth Stockyards. This is home to the world’s first indoor rodeo, and it’s the only year-round rodeo in the world. There are rodeos most Friday and Saturday nights, and you can purchase tickets in advance. Doors open for most events at 6 p.m. with the rodeo beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one-and-a-half to two hours.
As a special event, the Cowtown Coliseum is hosting the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on Saturday, June 18. This rodeo honors Black cowboys and cowgirls and celebrates their continued importance in Western and cowboy culture. There’s a matinee at 1:30 p.m. and an evening show at 7:30 p.m.
Consider making your trip to the rodeo a full-day affair at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Your family may enjoy the cattle drive of the Fort Worth Herd down East Exchange Avenue, which happens daily at 11:30 a.m. and at 4 p.m. The Stockyards are also home to a variety of entertainment, dining, and shopping options, providing you with plenty of activities to do on a June day.
The Clearfork Farmers Market
The Clearfork Farmers Market is a weekly market that hosts a variety of local artisan, farmer, and rancher vendors each week with the goal of fostering a sense of community. While vendors change on a weekly basis, your family may be able to shop for fresh produce and bakery items, homemade treats, and handmade products. The market also often hosts live music.
Visit the Clearfork Farmers Market each Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Trailhead at Clearfork. This location provides easy access to plenty of other fun summer activities. For example, you can head across the way to Trinity Trails for a walk or bike ride, or your family can enjoy a picnic with your spoils from the market in the shared green space in the area.
Fort Worth Public Library
The Fort Worth Public Library offers more than just a vast collection of books, movies, and video games for patrons to borrow. It also hosts various events across its 17 locations, and many of them are free to attend. Its Fun Finder feature makes it easy to browse upcoming events at the library and allows you to search by age group, location, and date.
Here are some of the upcoming events in June:
Music and Movement
Music and Movement is a free program designed to help children ages 3 to 5 years old develop motor, language, emotional, and social skills. They’re invited to sing songs and practice dance movements throughout the event. The next Music and Movement event is Friday, June 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Diamond Hill Jarvis Branch.
Teach your kids about the importance of proper recycling with the Recycle Right event. This free program, which the library designed for children of all ages, provides a hands-on lesson about sorting recycling and reducing waste. It will be at the Riverside Branch on Wednesday, June 22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Bingo is a free and easy way to have an afternoon out with your family. It’s open to attendants of all ages. The next bingo night will be at the Wedgwood Branch on Monday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Worth Zoo
Spend a day exploring at the Fort Worth Zoo. Its dozens of exhibits are home to more than 7,000 specimens and more than 540 species. The zoo also offers a variety of ways to learn about the animals through its zookeeper chats and stage shows. Other ways for your family to spend their day include enjoying a ride on the Yellow Rose Express Train or the Country Carousel or encountering giraffes up close with the Giraffe Experience.
Purchase tickets online to help plan ahead for your trip and receive a $1 discount per ticket. The zoo also offers half-price tickets on Wednesday. If you expect your family to visit the zoo often throughout the summer, it may be beneficial to invest in a zoo membership.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has exhibits that may interest learners of all ages. The Children’s Museum in particular is perfect for children ages 8 and younger and offers ways for them to learn through play. The DinoLabs and DinoDig areas give your children the opportunity to dig for fossils in the field site and learn about dinosaurs native to North Texas.
While you can only purchase museum tickets in person, it may be helpful to plan your visit in advance. Learn about all the exhibits your ticket gives you access to, including the Cattle Raisers Museum and Noble Planetarium. It may also be useful to review the many discounts the museum offers and the available membership programs.
We’ve reached the end of our guide to some of the ways to have fun with the family in the Fort Worth area this June. At Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth, we’re proud to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth community, and we hope this list helped you find something new to do with your family this summer. Have another idea of family-friendly activities to do in June? Drop us a line to share your recommendation. We may even update our guide to include it.