What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Light the Night Walk

Embrace your inner wizard with wand duels and butter beer, or geek out at a fair filled with comics, anime and more. It’s a geeky weekend in Fort Worth, but that’s not all there is to do

Photo from lightthenight.org

by Adaline Haynes

Embrace your inner wizard with wand duels and butter beer, or geek out at a fair filled with comics, anime and more. It’s a geeky weekend in Fort Worth, but that’s not all there is to do.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3

Dia de los Muertos Festival, 5:30-10 p.m.
Celebrate the lives of those you have loved and lost at Rose Marine Theatre with beautifully decorated altars, folk art skeletons, food and entertainment. Expect face painting, music and dancing capturing the spirit of Mexico.

Texas Gospel Music Festival, 7 p.m.
This two-day, three-sessions festival at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host favorite gospel artists like Guy Penrod and the Booth Brothers. Come Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. for the Cathedrals Family Reunion, as five singers — Ernie Haase, Scott Fowler, Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell & Pat Barker — reunite for an exclusive performance.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4

A Festival of Mischief, 9-5 pm, 10-4 p.m.
Time to get out your brooms and wands and brush up on your spells for a magical time this weekend at Panther Island Pavilion. For all you Harry Potter enthusiasts, this two-day-long event will be filled with enchantment, butter beer, activities like wand dueling and real live owls.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Cowtown Geek Fair, 10-4 p.m.
Channel your inner nerd at Coyote Drive-In and geek out with anime, comics, Steampunk and an array of activities. There will also be food trucks, beer and even a playground for the kids.

Puppy Yoga at Texas Live!, noon-2 p.m.
Do your best “downward dog” with puppies, or just find one to snuggle and love on at Texas Live! in Arlington. A $25 ticket gets you perks like 15 percent off food and $5 off Casey Donahew tickets. Puppies are adoptable through the Humane Society of North Texas.

Bulldog Bonanza with Beer!, 1-4 p.m.
Have a beer, relax and meet the most adorable bulldogs from Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue at BAR 2909. The rescue also requests that guests bring a donation of pet supplies like food, toys and treats for its foster dogs. 

Sunday, Nov. 4

Fort Worth Light the Night Walk, 6-7 p.m.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is lighting the night this weekend at Trinity Park, where participants will walk with lanterns to honor those directly or indirectly affected by cancer. Walkers will receive a T-shirt and can enjoy drinks and refreshments afterward.