15th Annual National Day Of The American Cowboy – July 24, 2021 0 393

Fort Worth stockyards rodeo show cattle and cowboys and horses

Join the Fort Worth Stockyards as they celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy with this family-friendly event with activities and events happening throughout the day. This cowboy celebration will give families, friends, and visitors of Fort Worth a chance to learn, experience, and appreciate the role of cowboys in history and the present day. Check out the schedule of events at the end of this post!

This celebration includes a Cowboy Celebration Parade, live musical performances, a fiddle contest, cow milking, Old West Comedy Gunfight Shows, calf rope training, armadillo races, and more! See below for more information and the itinerary.


What: National Day of the American Cowboy celebration
When: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Time: All-day from 10AM-8PM
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Price: Free event entry
Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo $10-$35 – Get tickets here.
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen @ Billy Bob’s $25-$50 – Get tickets here.


Schedule directly from the Fort Worth Stockyards:


Fiddle Contest 10am – 11:15am

Mark Staggs 12:20pm – 12:50pm

Kristyn Harris12:55pm – 1:25pm

Cowtown Opry 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Justin Hewitt Band 4:30pm – 7:30pm


 Chuck Wagon Poetry 10am – 2pm

Tip to Tip Guessing 10am – 11am

Mustache Contest – Rodeo Stage 11am

Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo 2pm, doors open at 1pm

Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo 7:30pm, doors open at 6pm


Calf Roping Training 10am – 2pm

Stick Horse Races 10am – 2pm

Face Painting 10am – 2pm

Glitter Tattoos 10am – 2pm

95.9 The Ranch Broadcasting Live 2pm – 4pm


Cow Milking 10am – 2pm

Armadillo Races 10am – 2pm

Roll-O-Ropers 10am – 2pm

Face Painting 10am – 2pm

Glitter Tattoos 10am – 2pm


Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest 11am

Old West Comedy Gun Fight Shows 11:45am & 4:30pm

Melinda Adams Band 1pm – 4pm

Face Painting 2pm – 6pm

Glitter Tattoos 2pm – 6pm


Twice Daily Cattle Drives – E. Exchange Ave.11:30am & 4pm

Behind The Scenes With The Herd – Observation Deck 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Immediately following the 11:30 Cattle Drive


Most Worn Boot Contest 12:30pm


John Wayne Impersonation Contest 1pm


Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen – Hold My Beer & Watch This Tour 10pm”

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Adventures in Color Concert & Color Festival – May 15, 2021 0 458

a smoke of rainbow colors in front of a white background

Adventures in Color is a multimedia performance by the Singing Girls of Texas that explores music as a visual and performance art. The Adventures in Color concert and Color Festival (where the concert will be performed) is sure to be a visionary delight whether seen online or socially distanced in person.

Each piece that will be performed was carefully hand-selected for its connections to different colors. The audience (online and in-person) will be able to feel these come alive as the student-led groups have worked tirelessly to develop an imaginative visual concept to go along with each musical piece.


When: Sat, May 15, 2021, 7PM-9PM

Where: Online & In-Person

Online: ArtsAcademics.org/LIVE

In-person address: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

3901 South Hulen Street

Fort Worth, TX 76109

Cost: $0-$20

Streaming access: FREE

Picnic Pod: $20

Lawn Chair Pod: $20

To get tickets or for more information click here.

COVID-19 Precautions: “Current plans are to enforce social distancing masks will be mandatory. We ask that you stay in your designated seat or pod while mask is removed for eating/drinking.”

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Fort Worth Zoo – May 9, 2021 0 678

white plate on a black table mat with brunch items including sunny side up eggs, bacon, potato pieces, pancakes with syrup, and a fruit medley next to a cup of coffee

This Mother’s Day 2021 take your mother out to a beautiful day at the Fort Worth Zoo (aka the Best Zoo in the Nation) to enjoy a nice celebratory brunch. After brunch, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh outdoor air and walk around and see all the amazing animal exhibits including the new and improved Elephant Springs exhibit opening on April 15th.

According to the Fort Worth Zoo, each ticket includes:

  • All-day zoo admission
  • Brunch at the Reserve in the African Savanna
  • A meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s outreach animals
  • Giraffe feeding experience
  • One monarch adoption package for Mom
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Monarch plush
    • Native wildflower seed packet
    • Coloring packet
    • Animal fact sheet
    • Zoo newsletter
    • Packaged in an animal carrier box

All proceeds benefit the Zoo’s adoption program, which supports the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals.

When: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Where: Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110


$85 for adults (ages 13+)

$30 for children (ages 3 to 12)

Children 2 and younger are free

More information: https://www.fortworthzoo.org/mothers-day-brunch 


COVID-19 precations directly from the Fort Worth Zoo:
“To help ensure the safety of Zoo staff and guests, the Fort Worth Zoo continues to follow CDC guidelines regarding food safety. All food will be served by masked and gloved catering staff, multiple buffets with plexiglass partitions will allow for social distancing, and tables will be placed six feet apart. We strongly encourage guests to continue to wear face coverings when in the park and not eating or drinking.”