Panther Island / Central City News

Summertime on Panther Island

Look no further than Panther Island for all of your summer fun right in the heart of Fort Worth, TX!

Mark your Calendars for these fun events at Panther Island Pavilion

GoTexan Wine, Food and Art Festival
June 5th

GoTexan Wine, Food and Art Festival

Spend the day supporting Texas Agriculture at the 2021 GoTexan Wine, Food and Art Festival. Enjoy tastings from over 20 Texas Wineries representing the Cross Timbers Wine Trail. Have your pick of over 200 different wines while you stroll among talented artists and other local Texas vendors. Enjoy food from popular Texas food trucks while listening to live music from Forever Mac.

TIËSTO at Panther Island Pavilion
June 12th


Collectiv & Disco Donnie Presents: Back To Business tour featuring TIËSTO at Panther Island Pavilion. Once named “the Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mix Magazine, TIËSTO features a wide range of “deep house” music. For the first time, TIËSTO is bringing his worldwide tour to Fort Worth, TX.

TCHAMI in The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion
June 12th


Collectiv & Disco Donnie Presents adds on an afterparty from TCHAMI in The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion.

2021 Juneteenth FTW Community Festival
June 19th

Juneteenth FTW Community Festival

The 2021 Juneteenth FTW Community Festival is a powerful platform for Fort Worth to express their support for the value, culture, and tradition of such an important event in the history of America. The festival begins at 3 pm with a day full of fun, food, music and culture and ending with a spectacular fireworks show.

Cody Johnson & Friends at Panther Island Pavilion
June 26th

Cody Johnson & Friends

Cody Johnson is coming back and he’s bringing some friends with him! Cody Johnson has become a mainstay on the Panther Island Pavilion stage and this summer is no different. Grab your tickets today before this highly anticipated show sells out.

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion
June 27th – September 5th

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday is a day of relaxation and fun in the sun at the Panther Island Pavilion Beach. The series takes place every Sunday from June 27 – September 5 and is laid-back and family-friendly. Tubes and pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes from Backwoods Paddlesports. Cold beer and loaner ice chests are also available. Enjoy a morning yoga class, food trucks, and fun in and along the Trinity River all day long. Free admission!

Rockin' the River returns to Panther Island Pavilion
July 3rd – August 7th

Rockin’ the River

Rockin’ the River returns to the Panther Island Pavilion beach with tubing, bands, and brews every Saturday, July 3 through August 7. Enjoy 30 bands over 6 weeks – top Texas Country acts, a little rock and soul. Float up to the Coors Light Waterfront Stage or chill on the shore with a brew and enjoy live music from the coolest seat in town along the Trinity River. A fireworks show will end each night with a BANG.

Fort Worth's Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion
July 4th

Fort Worth’s Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, live music, and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 PM and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free!

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit at Panther Island Pavilion
August 6th

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Panther Island Pavilion is the new host venue for Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with special guest Lucinda Williams.

In addition to the specific events listed above, Panther Island is also home to ongoing weekly activities throughout the summer!

Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Pavilion.

Explore the Trinity River From the Water

Rent a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard from Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Pavilion. Reserve your watercraft ahead of time on their website.

Get out on the Trinity Trails

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.

Visit the taproom at Panther Island Brewing

Drink an Award Winning Brew

Panther Island Brewing is located at the corner of 4th and Main St. The taproom is open Thursdays – Sundays. Try one of their most recent gold winning beer, Allergeez or their variety of seasonal brews available in their taproom. Watch their calendar for special events, including fun collaborations!

Enjoy a movie outdoors at Coyote Drive-In

Enjoy a Unique Movie Watching Experience at Coyote Drive-In

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.

Explore Fort Worth from a rented bicycle

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!

Meet the Major who founded Fort Worth

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!

Go Geocaching on the Trinity Trails

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.