Free Weekly Concerts and Other Daytime Date Ideas


By Franchesca Barua

Money can’t buy love, and it doesn’t necessarily have to buy a date either. There are plenty of romantic activities in Fort Worth that don’t cost a penny. So don’t be shy —  ask ‘em out and check out these five daytime activities that might just give you a shot at a second date.

Listening to western music at the Stockyards’ Livestock Exchange Building.

Photo from Cowtown Opry Facebook page.

Performed on the steps of the Livestock Exchange Building, a free concert takes place at the Cowtown Opry almost every Sunday at 2 p.m. After listening to some sweet western tunes, you and your date can spend the rest of the day exploring the Stockyards.

Walking the Fort Worth Heritage Trails.

Photo from Fort Worth Heritage Trails website

If you and your date have walked along the Trinity Trails many a time, try the Heritage Trails for something a little different. Simply follow a walking map through downtown to see historic sites like the Sleeping Panther and Hell’s Half Acre. Download the map here.

Picnicking in Airfield Falls Conservation Park.

Take your date on a picnic to Airfield Falls Conservation Park, a trailhead with waterfalls, butterflies, and recycled airplane parts on display. The numerous picnic tables underneath the pavilion provide a quiet space to talk, eat and be giddy. It’s not a bad idea to check out the awesome scenery either.

Sitting in the gazebo at the Botanic Gardens’ Fuller Garden.

Photo from Botanic Gardens website

With cascades of water and a gazebo at its edge, the Fuller Garden is the picture-perfect romantic setting. This 3.5 acre-garden is surrounded by a variety of trees and perennials, the ideal backdrop for chronicling your day together. #InstagramOfficial?

Conversing by The Quiet Pool at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Photo by Brian Luenser 

You haven’t really seen the Fort Worth Water Gardens until you’ve been to The Quiet Pool. It’s hidden below ground, away from the noise of the popular oasis. In order to get a glimpse of the still blue waters, peep your head past the trees surrounding it, then venture down there with your date and have yourselves some quiet conversation — you earned it.