Festival Information

Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQs


How Much Is Admission

General admission is free, but you can purchase VIP tickets for $50 to $60. Click here for more information.

Where And How Much Is Parking?

Parking ranges from $10 to $20. Click here for parking map.

Where Is Handicapped Parking?

Handicap parking is available in the premium lot located at 395 W Purcey for $10. View Parking Map.

How Much Are Kid Zone Activities?

All kidzone activities, including bounce houses, face painting, horseback riding, zipline, levee slide and the water slides are FREE. To see a map of the Fort Worth’s Fourth festival grounds, click here.

During the festival, is there a hotel partner offering a discounted room rate?

Yes, Aloft Downtown Fort Worth is offering a discounted rate. For the discount, click here. (Hurry, while supplies last!)

Can I Bring A Small Tent For Shade?

Yes, but only in the general admission area. All tents must be taken down by 8:00 p.m.

Do You Accept Cash or Credit?

Both. All major credit cards and cash will be accepted to purchase food and beverages. ATM's will be available throughout the site.

Are Dogs Allowed At The Festival?

Yes, but they must remain on a leash at all times. Owners are required to pick up after their dogs and patrons who do not will be asked to leave the festival. Please also consider the noise level of fireworks before bringing your dog. Loud fireworks often scare dogs and cause them to run away.

Is there an Age Requirement to Tube?

Yes. To enter the water and/or tube all children must be 30" or taller. All children 12 years and younger are required to wear a life jacket while in the water. Life jackets are free of charge, generously provided by Cabela's and Tarrant Regional Water District. Supplies are limited so we encourage patrons to bring their own.

Are Coolers Allowed?

No outside food or beveragesNO. For the safety of our patrons, we do not allow coolers in the festival grounds. Also, no outside food or beverages. Infant/child nourishment & one unopened bottle of water per person.

What Time Does Tubing End?

The tubing area closes to the public at 8:00 pm to clear the water for the fireworks show.

What Are The Hours For The Kidzone?

The Kidzone is open from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Horseback riding is from 3:30 - 6:30pm.

Are There Limits On Bag Sizes/Types?

We don't limit the size of bags that can be brought into the festival. However, all bags and backpacks are subject to search by law enforcement.

Can I Kayak At Or Near Fort Worth's Fourth?

No. The water at the festival will be highly congested with tubers and the Hydroflight Show Team performances, so for safety reasons we cannot allow kayaks, SUPs or canoes on the water at Fort Worth’s Fourth. If you are paddling near the festival, access is limited due to safety restrictions on the fireworks. Due to the safety concerns related to fireworks, upstream river access will end at the Henderson Street Bridge on the Clear Fork and at the Fort Worth & Western Railroad Bridge on the West Fork. Downstream river access will end at the North Main Street Bridge on the West Fork.

Can I bring my own tube?

Yes, you can bring your own tube, but you will need to inflate it yourself.


What to Bring

  • I.D. (To Purchase Alcohol)
  • Cash or Credit Card
  • Sunscreen
  • Lawn Chair
  • Blanket

What not to Bring

  • NO Outside Coolers
  • NO Outside Food Or Beverages Exceptions: Infant/child nourishment & one unopened bottle of water per person.
  • NO Glass Or Styrofoam
  • NO Noise Makers
  • NO Grills
  • NO Drones
  • NO Tents in the Parking Lot*

*Exception: Small tents are allowed inside the festival area, but must be taken down at 8PM.

Children less than 30" tall will not be allowed in the water. All children 12 and under must wear a life jacket. Life jackets available on site and generously provided by Cabela's and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). Lifeguards will be on duty, however all attendees enter the river at their own risk.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN OR WET ITEMS. Pets must remain on a leash at all times.