Things to do in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth in June and July

water lanterns float on a lake
The Keller Lights event will feature food, music and celebration—as well as a glowing lantern launch on Keller Town Center Lake. (Adobe Stock image)

The Keller Lights event will feature food, music and celebration—as well as a glowing lantern launch on Keller Town Center Lake. (Adobe Stock image)

June 25

Museum of Science and History Reopening:
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History reopens to the public with new experiences. The new Current Science Studio features a globe display by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Cattle Raisers Museum presents the exhibit “Rural Women.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 25). Free (members), $12-16 (nonmembers). 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. 817-255-9300. www.fwmuseum.org

Connor’s Car Show: Visit Keller Town Hall for this annual event supporting Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, Cook Children’s Medical Center, and other charities. Featuring silent and live auctions, food trucks, vendors from a variety of industries, live music, monster truck and helicopter visits, and 160 custom trophies made from aviation parts. Squeezebox Bandits will play a free concert at 3 p.m., immediately following the car show. Free for spectators, $20 entry fee for vehicles. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. Free public parking and a shuttle service is available at Life Church, 1075 Keller Parkway, Keller. 682-277-9252. www.connorscarshow.com

June 26

Paint a Pet Portrait:
Bring a photo of your pet to Fort Worth Public Library’s Golden Triangle Branch and create a masterpiece to take home. Non-pet owners are also welcome. All ages. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 4264 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-392-7210. www.fortworthtexas.gov/departments/library


June 28

Keller Chamber Job Fest:
A variety of industries will be represented at the Bowden Event Center, including retail, food service, hospitality, medical and education. Explore full- or part-time opportunities and speak with hiring directors. Participants are asked to register ahead of time and come prepared with resumes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 1775 Keller Parkway, Keller. 817-431-2169. www.kellerchamber.com

July 2

Infinite Journey:
See the Dallas-based Journey tribute band at ChopShop Live. Infinite Journey offers an immersive experience, playing live with no backing tracks. Age 21 and older. 7 p.m. (doors open), 9 p.m. (show begins). $12 (online), $15 (at the door). ChopShop Live, 309 S. Oak St., Roanoke. 817-402-8677. www.chopshoplive.com

Stars & Stripes Block Party: Tanger Outlets’ annual block party celebrating Independence Day will feature fun activities for the whole family, from karaoke and a dance party to face painters and glitter tattoo artists. 5-8 p.m. Free. 15853 North Freeway, Fort Worth. 817-464-5400. www.tangeroutlet.com/fortworth

July 3

Keller Lights:
The Keller Farmers Market, the city of Keller and the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present a night of food, music and celebration. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will feature a lantern launch at 7:45 p.m. on Keller Town Center Lake. Glowing lanterns decorated by community members will float atop the water, and additional lanterns will be available for purchase. The night will conclude with a fireworks display. Free. 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. 682-593-3931. www.keller-lights.com

All American Fireworks & Festival: Visit Roanoke Community Park to enjoy food from local vendors, see live performances and test your appetite in the apple pie-eating contest. The event begins at 5 p.m. with performances by Vocal Trash at 5:30 p.m., Invasion Dance Team at 7 p.m. and Memphis Soul at 7:45 p.m. A fireworks display will be held around 9:15 p.m. Free. 201 Park Drive, Roanoke. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com

July 4

Fort Worth’s Fourth:
Gather along Trinity River to see live music by Ray Johnson Band and Party Machine before the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Local vendors will provide food and beverages, and the fireworks display will be livestreamed on Fox 4 News. No outside coolers allowed. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free. 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. 817-698-0700. www.fortworthsfourth.com

July 10

Comedy Toe Jam:
ProZach Productions features an evening of standup and improv comedy, featuring comics Quentin J, Phillip Garcia, Tom Murphy, Zachary Hollin and the Frisco Improv Players. All ages. 8 p.m. $10. Chandon Arbors, 121 South Elm St., Keller. www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-toe-jam-tickets-156440330239

July 17

Keller Chamber Home, Lawn & Garden Expo:
Vendors will offer a one-stop shop for attendees interested in revamping their home or outdoor living areas. Other events include educational workshops and presentations by master gardeners. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. KCAL Campus, 201 Bursey Road, Keller. 817-431-2169. www.kellerchamber.com

July 20

Into the Spider-Verse Popcorn Bar:
Visit Keller Public Library for a screening of the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and build your own treat to go with it. The library will offer a DIY popcorn bar for snacking during the movie. 2:30 p.m. Free. 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com/services/library

July 31

Christmas in July Craft Fair:
Start planning for Christmas gift-giving with a trip to Rock-N-R Designs’ summer craft fair. Find clothing, food, decor and much more from a variety of vendors. Noon-8 p.m. Free. The Roundhouse, 107 W. Vine St., Keller. 610-888-5664. www.facebook.com/events/495875858277481

Editor's note: The original post has been updated to reflect that the city of Keller, Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and the Keller Farmer's Market are putting on the Keller Lights event July 3. An earlier version only listed the Keller Farmer's Market.
By Kira Lovell
Kira Lovell is a reporter covering Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth. Before joining Community Impact, she majored in journalism at the University of Missouri and covered education and local arts for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine.


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