Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-07-25T14:36:13+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 27-29, 2018.   FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth - a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. Oktoberfest Fort Worth guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, Oktoberfest Olympics, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.  Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen or Dirndl and a variety of other German accessories. Reata Restaurant brings

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2018-05-18T08:54:18+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Press Releases|

Live Entertainment  |  Free KidsZone Activities  |   VIP Experience It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4th. In its 11th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Wednesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows. Plus live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Downtown Fever will fill the evening air. The high-energy party band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack

Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer!

2018-04-24T20:21:33+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rockin’ the River Photos:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4qm2nhr2a5r4h0a/AABsUCd081RWcjp_YmeZDWEPa?dl=0. Shinyribs, Dirty River Boys & Cody Canada are among the headliners scheduled to Rock the River this summer! Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting eighth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 7 thru August 11 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Micky & the Motorcars bring their straight-ahead style of alternative country-rock to the stage to kick off the series on July 7. Also playing that day is

Rockin’ the River Season Finale!

2018-02-16T14:29:52+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Press Releases|

Don’t miss the final float, Fort Worth’s coolest party comes to a close this Saturday, August 5. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River wraps up its 6-week summer music and tubing festival at Panther Island Pavilion this Saturday and you are on the guest list! Five bands perform live on the Trinity River where all shows can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore – absolutely FREE! Gates open at 1:00 pm with a variety of music on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage - the only one of its kind in Texas. Fort Worth natives, Grady Spencer & The Work kick off the day-long music fest, followed by country artist, Jared Deck. Bringing some funk with a modern blues vibe are The Peterson Brothers from Austin. Then, hold on to your tubes as Rockin’ the River welcomes the return of Bart Crow as the festival’s headliner. As the sun starts to set, the party drifts over to dry land around 8:15 pm. The O’s, a Dallas-based singer-songwriter duo, deliver their rocked-up folk sound to the South Shore Pacifico Stage. Afterwards, guests will be treated to an extra special fireworks show that promises

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

2018-02-01T10:37:31+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Press Releases|

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back! The 3-day German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 21-23, 2017. FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Oktoberfest Fort Worth is a Munich-style celebration so authentic you’ll forget you’re in Texas. Guests will enjoy traditional German food, music, dancing and much more. Lederhosen approved and new for 2017, is the Oktoberfest Midway with rides the whole family will enjoy. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, the YP Oktoberfest Olympics, traditional German vendors, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more. Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Brave Combo, Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and more. Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country.  Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, crepes, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through

Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebrates 10 Years on the Trinity

2018-02-01T10:45:51+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Press Releases|

Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebrates 10 Years on the Trinity Live Entertainment  |  Free KidsZone Activities  |   VIP Experience FORT WORTH, TX – It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4th. In its 10th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows. Plus live music from self-proclaimed Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band, the Tejas Brothers. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine will fill the evening air. The high-energy band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack flyboarders will

Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-TUBE!

2018-02-01T11:04:54+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Press Releases|

Rockin’ the River has a whole new atti-TUBE! Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion just got a lot cooler this summer, July 1-August 5. FORT WORTH, TX – Rockin’ the River is back and ready to ramp up your summer! The popular music and tubing series, in its seventh year, is back at Panther Island Pavilion and is making the switch from an extended happy hour on Thursday to an all-day Saturday party. With five bands and a fireworks show each week, it will be a fist-full of festivals live on the Trinity River that can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore. “We are pleased to deliver what our fans have been asking – to rock the river on the weekend,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D. Granger. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:15pm on the Pacifico Stage. In addition live music on two

Trinity River Vision could become reality after Congress passes massive water bill

2018-02-16T15:10:01+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Press Releases|

Trinity River Vision could become reality after Congress passes massive water bill by Royce Redfearn | Dec 13, 2016 WASHINGTON Fort Worth congresswoman Kay Granger’s $910 million dream to revitalize the Trinity River is one step closer to reality after the Senate passed a massive water infrastructure bill on Saturday. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act passed the Senate by a vote of 78-21 after being approved by the House last week. The $5 billion bill includes $526 million in funding for the Trinity River Vision project, a massive infrastructure effort headed by Granger’s son to revitalize the near north side of the Trinity River. The project aims to revamp the 88 miles of the Trinity River that flows through Fort Worth and to create an urban waterfront community called Panther Island. “I have been a staunch advocate for TRV since its beginning, and have worked every step of the way to make this vitally important flood and economic development project a reality,” Granger said in a statement. Granger, R-Fort Worth, began working on efforts to restore the river as mayor of Fort Worth over 20 years ago. “With an estimated economic impact of over $1 billion to the area, TRV will bring jobs and

Panther Island Ice Returns for the Holidays

2018-02-16T14:35:51+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Press Releases|

Panther Island Ice Returns for the Holidays FORT WORTH, TX – Sharpen your skates, Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink is coming back! Panther Island Ice will open for the holiday season on November 18 and operate through January 16. “We are really excited to bring this holiday activity back to Panther Island,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D. Granger. “Because we’re returning for a fourth year we are starting to see families building their traditions around the ice rink and that has been really neat to see,” he said. Panther Island Ice, which features real ice, will be open seven days a week including holidays such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase in addition to the full menu at the Coyote Canteen. Panther Island Ice will once again be located at Coyote Drive-In but a movie ticket will not be required to skate. Admission will be $12 which includes skate rentals but discounts will be available. In the spirit of holiday giving, Panther Island Ice is partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and every Tuesday, any

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

2018-02-16T14:46:35+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Press Releases|

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion FORT WORTH, TX – Make plans now to celebrate our nation’s independence on and along the Trinity River at Fort Worth’s Fourth! The family-friendly festival will take place on July 4 at Panther Island Pavilion. As always, general admission is free along with tubing and an entire kids zone. A favorite addition from last year, the event will bring back the option for event patrons to experience the festival in style with VIP tickets. VIP tickets are on sale now and amenities include: prime fireworks and water show views, reserved seating, a shaded lounge area, private bathrooms and a cash bar, VIP parking and more. The free kid zone will include pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, interactive exhibits, zip lines, levee slide, water slides and more. The celebration will take place all afternoon with family activities, tubing, jet ski and fly board shows plus live music from Texas Country artist Gary P. Nunn and high-energy cover band, Party Machine. “As a presenting sponsor the Tarrant Regional Water District is proud to be able to provide a free family festival that is available to our entire city,” said TRWD Board