Panther Island / Central City News

Plan your April fun right on Panther Island!

Attend the Water Lantern Festival at Panther Island Pavilion

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water Lantern Festival will be held at Panther Island Pavilion on April 10.This is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams reflect upon the water.
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FitCon is Coming to Fort Worth, TX!

FitCon Texas is two days of fitness competitions, hundreds of vendors, free axe throwing, fitness classes, panels, celebrity fitness guests, and so much more! It will be hosted at Panther Island Pavilion April 23-24 Buy your tickets now at
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Parks & Rec Trivia Night at Panther Island Brewing

Test your knowledge of Parks and Rec at Trivia Night on April 15! First prize is $50 cash! 2nd & 3rd place will earn beer, swag and more! For more information visit

Participate in the Kayak Bass Fishing Trail

The Kayak Bass Fishing Trail, hosted by Fort Worth Sports, is this Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11. With multiple locations to choose from on the Trinity River System, this tournament is perfect for any angler. Awards will be held at Panther Island Pavilion at the end of each day. To learn more about this event and register at

Explore the Trinity River at Night!

Backwoods Paddlesports is hosting their first Sunset & Night paddle of the year on Friday, April 23! Enjoy the beautiful night while you kayak, canoe or paddleboard around urban Fort Worth on the Trinity River. Register at

Walk, Run, or Bike the Trinity Trails

There are over 100 miles of Trinity Trails and lucky for us they run right through Panther Island! Bring your dog, friends and family out for a nice time on the trails.

Enjoy a Unique Movie Watching Experience

The Coyote Drive-In experience allows you to enjoy a movie from your car or bring some chairs and sit outside of it. Also explore the playground, beer garden, place for kids to throw the ball around all for a great outdoor experience. Coyote shows double features every night on four different screens. Pet friendly and they show movies rain or shine.

Meet Major Ripley Allen Arnold

Located at the McMillan Plaza right next to Panther Island Pavilion, stands the statue of Fort Worth’s founder, Major Ripley Arnold. Be sure to pay your respects and learn some of Fort Worth’s rich history!

Rent a Bike and Explore the City

There is a Fort Worth B-cycle station located at Taylor Circle. Rent a bike and hop on the trails at Panther Island and explore Fort Worth!

Go Geocaching

The TRWD Trinity Trails Geocaching Adventure GeoTour lets you seek out the number of stores geocaches along the trails, and even the one hidden on the island. The boxes are well-distributed throughout the city, so this activity provides a good excuse to explore.