2011 Fort Worth Memorial Weekend Events

Memorial day weekend is just around the corner! Here are a few ideas on how to welcome back the lazy days of summer to Fort Worth:

Family Fun

The Fort Worth Zoo is always a great attraction for families to visit. The zoo will be featuring the Dinosaurs Unleashed! exhibit, which will offer a glimpse into Texas’ own prehistoric past. While you’re at the zoo, you can also enjoy the other popular exhibits, from penguins to African wildlife. Admission to the zoo is $12 for adults, $9 for kids (ages 3-12), and $9 for seniors.

Or if your family is heading to The Fort Worth Stokyards for the Championship Rodeo, you can bring your little cowboy or cowgirl to one of the most popular stockyard events: Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Tickets can be purchased at the door and there are showtimes on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. A variety of performers, including trick ropers and singing cowboys will be on hand to entertain.

Fun for Grown-ups, too!

Billy Bob’s Texas Honky Tonk is a long-time staple of Fort Worth adult fun. Memorial weekend will be no exception as they welcome The Band Perry on May 28th. Reserved tickets are $20 and general admission tickets are $15.

If you are looking to grab a taste of Fort Worth night life, be sure to check out the Magnolia Avenue restaurants and bars. There you’ll find unique places such as the Yucatan Taco Stand and The Usual, along with many others. If you’re looking to try something different, this is definitely the street you need to be on.

Concerts/Performances

The Memorial Jam Texas Style festival will hit the Fort Worth Stock Yards on May 28th. The festival will feature 20 great Texas performers, including Kyle Bennett and No Justice. Tickets are $20 and all the doors open at 11 am. You can grab great food and enjoy other entertainment. This event is recommended for ages 17 and up, but children are also permitted.

Art

Fort Worth’s renowned Kimbell Art Museum will be featuring a new exhibit, “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910–1912” beginning in May 29th. This collection will showcase the work of two remarkable artists, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The museum will also feature a lecture to accompany the exhibition on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 am. Harry Cooper, curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss the pieces featured in the collection.

Memorial Day Highlights

To pay tribute to those veterans who have served our nation, the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will again host their annual program beginning at 11:00 am on Monday, May 30. This is a popular event, so be sure to arrive early.