Wed, Jul 4
Fort Worth’s got the Trinity River all figured out, evidenced in part by the fun events held in and around the river at Panther Island Pavilion. The Fourth of July is no different. Gates open at 2 p.m., and the flyboard shows (demonstrations of those water-bound jetpacks you may have seen some goofball flying around with before) begin a little after that. Local bands battle on stage throughout the afternoon, while the professional cover and party bands take over in the evening. Face painting, bounce houses, and pony rides, for the kids, throughout most of the day. Tubing, a zipline, and waterslides, for the kids and adults, also throughout most of the day. The F-16 flyover is at 8 p.m., the fireworks at 10 p.m. You’ll be keeping busy all day. The event is free, but you’ll have to pay to park.