What to Do This Weekend in Fort Worth

GM Parade of Lights

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or more of a taco enthusiast, this weekend in Fort Worth is looking to be delicious, festive and even thrilling.

photo by FortWorth.com

by Adaline Haynes

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or more of a taco enthusiast, this weekend in Fort Worth is looking to be delicious, festive and even thrilling.

Friday and Saturday, Nov.17-18

Texas Taco Fest, 1 – 7 p.m. Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Sunday
Texas Live! is hosting a day filled with entertainment, margaritas, taco-themed activities — and, oh yeah, tacos. But, of course, this is Texas Live!, so there will also be a Dallas Cowboys Watch Party on Sunday with Bloody Marys, mimosas and other fun drinks. Over 75 varieties of tacos will be available for $3 each, with other food truck options as well.

Funky Finds, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Cattle 2 building at the Will Rogers Memorial Center will bring together 100 local vendors selling hand-crafted items. There will be opportunities to take photos with Santa with all proceeds going to the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots.

Red Bull Air Race, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Texas Motor Speedway will be hosting the Red Bull Air Race for the third time this year, but this time for the final season showdown, where pilots will battle for the World Champion title at this exhilarating race.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Pumpkin Spice 5K 10K &15K, 8 a.m.
Experience the best views of Fort Worth at this festive fall run along the Trinity Trails. After working up an appetite, join the indoor after-party at the Panther Island Pavilion and snuggle up with some of Fort Worth’s best cuisine and beverages including Avoca Coffee, Raising Canes, ice cold Rahr & Sons Pumpkin Ale and an assortment of sweets and treats. There will also be a pumpkin pie eating contest for the pie enthusiasts out there.

Sundance Square Tree Lighting, 6 p.m.
If you haven’t been to the Sundance Square Tree Lighting, are you even from Fort Worth? Head downtown for the annual tree lighting ceremony, and while you’re at it, snap a pic with Santa.

Grapevine Wine Festival, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Homestead Winery at Grapevine will be hosting a day of tastings from 15 different wineries, live music, bites from the 7 Sisters food truck and different wine-oriented activities. A ticket will provide you with 15 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass to take home.

Sunday, Nov. 18

GM Parade of Lights, 6 – 11 p.m.
Downtown Fort Worth illuminate with over half-a-million different lights and festive floats to celebrate not just the season, but 100 years of Cook Children’s. This parade is free to the public, and people are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, new toy to help the Cowboy Santas give underprivileged kids around the Fort Worth area a happier holiday.

4th Annual BBQ & Chili Cook Off, 1 – 5 p.m.
Come taste the best barbecue and brews at Rahr & Sons, all while supporting local combat veterans who you can watch compete in teams for the district championship finals in brisket, ribs, chili and more. There will also be live music from country music bands and other events, such as a live auction.