JDRF One Walk 2019

JDRF One Walk was hosted out at Panther Island Pavilion on November 16 – Fort Worth, TX

JDRF Greater Fort Worth/Arlington hosted a big celebration! The walk was a fun, family-friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers, and sponsors raise money to make living with T1D safer and healthier until it is no longer a threat.

Thanks to the Fort Worth community, JDRF raised over $357,600, surpassing their online goal of $400,000!

Fort Worth Marathon 2019

Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion – November 11, 2019

Congratulations to all that participated in this year’s Fort Worth Marathon! The Fort Worth Marathon is a non-profit organization. The Marathon is an annual running event that raises funds to fight childhood obesity in the Tarrant County area and in the school systems. This year’s race had nearly 950 runners.

Congrats again to all that participated and to the lucky couple that got engaged at the end of the race. See you in 2020.

Step Up For Down Syndrome 2019

Step Up For Down Syndrome was held at  Panther Island Pavilion on October 19—Fort Worth, TX.

Participants joined together to walk in either the family or run in the newly added 5K! The walk supports individuals with Down Syndrome and their families through education, outreach, support, and social engagement, as well as, the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Texas Cigars & Spirits Tasting 2019

The Second Annual Texas Cigars & Spirits Tasting was held at  Panther Island Pavilion on October 12—Fort Worth, TX.

New this year, Cigar & Spirits Magazine hosted the 2nd Annual Texas Cigars & Spirits Tasting at The Shack. Cigar and Spirits enthusiasts received samples of some of the world’s greatest spirits and took home hundreds of dollars worth of premium cigars while enjoying amazing food, live music, giveaways and best of all, the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere that a great spirit and delicious smoke created.

St. Jude Walk/Run 2019

Fort Worth St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer was hosted out at Panther Island Pavilion on September 21. The event was put on by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Texas.

September is Child Cancer Awareness Month and what better what to celebrate this month than walk for a cause! Every dollar raised helps support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

What a celebration it was and thanks to the Fort Worth community, they were able to raise over $60,000 for the kids of St. Jude!

Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival 2019

Koe Wetzel brought the party to Panther Island Pavilion on September 14, 2019

The first Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival at Panther Island Pavilion was a sell-out event! Koe partied along with Parker McCollum, Cody Canada & the Departed, and Chris Colston. Attendees enjoyed a large 50-foot water slide, Ferris wheel, mustache rides and the more. The night ended with a BANG, a large fireworks show was viewed by many!


Panther Island Pavilion hosts various events throughout the year that support a number of nonprofits. In 2018, over $2.2 million was raised during the events. We can’t wait to see the total amount raised in 2019!

Check out the list of fall walks and runs coming to Fort Worth and register, create a team and/or donate to a cause!

  • September 21 St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer – Join supporters in communities across the nation during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for this family-friendly event that raises funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.
  • October 19 Step Up For Down Syndrome –  The walk supports individuals with Down Syndrome and their caregivers through education, outreach, support, engagement, the exchange of ideas and experiences, and social opportunities.
  • October 26 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – the world’s largest event to raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
  • November 10 Fort Worth Marathon – the Marathon is an annual running event that raises funds to fight childhood obesity in the Tarrant County area and in the school systems.
  • November 16 JDRF One Walk – When you join one of the hundreds of JDRF One Walks across the country, the money you raise will support JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research.
  • November 23 Pumpkin Spice 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon – Join us for the most festive fall 5k, 10k & Half Marathon of the season. Our swag is sweet and our afterparty is spicy.

Koe Wetzel Announced Next Incredible Music Festival

Koe Wetzel is bringing his second Incredible Music Festival to Panther Island Pavilion on  September 14. Joining him will be Park McCollum, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Chris Colston for an all day party!

Catch what RADIO TEXAS,LIVE! has to say about the Koe and his festival!

“After he doubled the population of Lindale, Texas earlier this year with the first one, Koe Wetzel has announced his next Incredible Music Festival. On September 14th, Koe and the boys are heading to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth — and as billed this show promises to be nothing short of incredible.

In June, Koe surprised fans and released his highly anticipated followup to Noise Complaint. Without presales, major label help, or really any outside promotion, Harold Saul High see-sawed back and forth between No. 1 and No. 2 for most of release week. A giant accomplishment for the independent Texan.

One big question many fans had regarding the album, where did the title come from? Koe told us, “Since ‘Noise Complaint’ I’ve lost my best friend and my uncle. They were both huge fans and never got to see where we are today. So I made up a high school with their names in it. The album as a whole is a high school themed album.”

Ranch Bash Returns!

Ranch Bash returns to Panther Island Pavilion on October 19! Check out what Visit Fort Worth has to say about the great event.

“95.9 FM The Ranch has defiantly rejected mainstream country while supporting Texas, red dirt and Americana music. The station has a loyal fan base, and every fall hosts a celebration of sorts for them called Ranch Bash. This year’s 10 bands for $15 bucks lineup includes Casey Donahew, Shane Smith & The Saints, Sam Riggs, Josh Weathers, Copper Chief, Kolby Cooper, Vincent Neil Emerson, Ross Shifflett, James Cook and one more act to be announced.”


Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

Authentic German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, September 26-28, 2019.

FORT WORTH, TX— Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a three-day Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2019 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 midway rides, dachshund races, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages.  New this year, Alex Meixner, nationally acclaimed polka and Oktoberfest performer will join the line-up.   Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and Auf Geht’s will be back again with polka and all of your Oktoberfest favorites.

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 back its unique pop-up German dining option – Reata Haus. The dining experience treats guests to authentic German meal options as well as snacks like Kasebrett (Cheeseboard) pretzel and sausage, all in a seated area in the air-conditioned Spaten Halle.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 25. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2019 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Coming back this year is a special festival preview experience on Wednesday, September 25 that offers corporations or individuals the opportunity to purchase a table of eight for a private evening of culture and celebration complete with a plated German meal from Reata Haus. Enjoy entertainment, bier and more!

Visit Oktoberfestfw.com for festival information and to purchase tickets.

Link to the Oktoberfest Fort Worth video and photos: https://oktoberfestfw.com/photos/

Oktoberfest Fort Worth is presented by Spaten. The event benefits the Trinity River Vision Authority.


About Trinity River Vision Authority:

The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) is responsible for implementation of a public infrastructure project which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of an exciting, pedestrian oriented, urban waterfront neighborhood in Fort Worth. TRVA aims to attract business and entertainment to the district and is in charge of programming public spaces including the Panther Island Pavilion, a waterfront music venue and festival space directly adjacent to downtown Fort Worth.