Panther Island Pavilion offers free weekly fun in the sun with Rockin’ the River and Sunday Funday

If floating down a river with a cold beer and loud tunes sounds like the very definition of summer fun, check out Cowtown’s back-to-back, recurring weekend wet-downs on the Trinity.

Shayla and her sister Kaylin Herron play in the water during Sunday Funday at the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Tailyr Irvine/Staff Photographer


On Saturdays, the Rockin’ the River series features Texas country bands, a total of 30 of them across a six-week spread. Fans float right up for a fish’s-eye view as the all-day lineup rocks a waterfront stage. Headliners include Cory Morrow, Zane Williams and Kody West, who kicks off the raucous fun on July 6, and each night is capped off with a fireworks finale after dark.

On Sundays, rent tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for the laid-back Sunday Funday series. Take a free yoga class, meet adoptable pups from local rescues, play cornhole and other lawn games, and buy Panther Island Brewing beer or sodas, snacks and desserts from food trucks.

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Both weekly events are at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. Free admission; $5-$6 for tubes (all day); prices vary for other rentals and food and drink vendors.

Rockin’ the River: July 6-Aug. 10, on Saturdays at 1 p.m. $10 for parking.

Sunday Funday: Continues through Sept. 1, on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Free parking.

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Brentney Hamilton

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