A Calendar of Events Taking Place This April

FWTX STAFF

It’s springtime in Cowtown, which means plenty of rain, blooming flowers, and a solar eclipse just to keep things interesting. I mean, this type of event only happens in our area every 400 or so years — so yeah — that’s a big one. Besides this upcoming celestial event, which I’m sure everyone is mostly aware of unless you live under a rock, we’ve compiled a few more things to consider when making plans for this April. Whether you’re a women’s gymnastics fan or a music lover, this month is full of fun local events that are sure to make a lasting memory.

APRIL 4–7: Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival

Billed as “the tastiest tickets in town,” the annual foodie fest brings back its five staple events (Tacos + Tequila; The Main Event; Rise + Dine; Burgers, Brews + Blues; and Ring of Fire) in the hopes of expanding your waistline over the course of four days.
Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork fwfwf.org

APRIL 5–28: ‘Marie and Rosetta’

The local theater will test its acoustics with this musical homage to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. The play follows the first rehearsal between the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her protégé, Marie Knight, before setting off on a world tour in 1947.
Amphibian Stage Theatre amphibianstage.com

APRIL 6: Green River Ordinance

Though the popular Fort Worth-based Americana act hasn’t released an album in over eight years, they’ve been busy in 2024, releasing two singles. The April 6 show at Tannahill’s will coincide with the release of their seventh full-length studio album.
Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall tannahills.com

APRIL 11 – 14: Dixie’s Tupperware Party

How many ways can you use your Tupperware? Dixie Longate, a gum-chewing Alabama eccentric, will answer this question and many more with five performances, including a Saturday and Sunday matinee, at Bass Performance Hall.
Bass Performance Hall basshall.com

APRIL 12: Tim McGraw

The chart-topping country musician, who also happens to be a fine actor and married to Faith Hill, brings his hits, along with songs from his 2023 album, Standing Room Only, to Dickies Arena.
Dickies Arena dickiesarena.com

APRIL 13: Syndicate Smokedown and Music Festival

The aroma of smoked meats will fill the air at the Stockyards — even more than normal — where a barbecue competition and music festival will be going on simultaneously. We say it’s a solid pairing.
Stockyards syndicatesmokedown.com

APRIL 13: Tyler Childers

One night after Tim McGraw plays his classics at Dickies Arena, one of country’s newer stars, Tyler Childers, takes the stage in support of his 2023 album, Rustin In The Rain.
Dickies Arena dickiesarena.com

APRIL 18–20: NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships

Oklahoma will be going for a three-peat, and their fourth title in five years, at this year’s NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Events include vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Dickies Arena dickiesarena.com

APRIL 18 – 21: MAIN St. Fort Worth Arts Festival

The 37th edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will feature local art, music, and a sundry of delectable food over a four-day period. This year features several new entertainment venues as well as over 200 juried artists from local, regional, and national areas. Swing by and see Downtown Fort Worth turned into the Lone Star State’s largest and most revered arts festivals.
MAINS ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival mainstreetartsfest.org

APRIL 20: Beach Weather

Last year’s breakthrough indie rockers, Beach Weather, have amassed over 700 million streams on their 2023 song, “Sex, Drugs, Etc.” The official hitmakers will be playing 600-capacity Tulips, so grab your tickets fast.
Tulips tulipsftw.com

APRIL 26–28: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’

You’ve no doubt seen the film, but have you seen it with a live score courtesy of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance? There’s no better way to enjoy the best movie in the Star Wars cannon.
Bass Performance Hall basshall.com