Beginning with a Magnolia Street festival in 1998, FWSI has continued to partner with local businesses, volunteers, residents, musicians, and artists to sponsor exciting community events that draw thousands to the district. Over the years these events have become one of the most exciting and rewarding components of our organization’s work.
FWSI present three signature community events: ArtsGoggle, Friday on the Green, and Open Streets. In addition, the organization presents an annual banquet and monthly breakfasts and happy hours hosted by FWSI member businesses.
This section provides information on all of the FWSI events as well as others that attract thousands of visitors to the Near Southside each year.
The Near Southside combines an exciting and eclectic urban neighborhood with a regional employment center in a 1,400-acre district located just south of Downtown in Fort Worth, Texas. The Near Southside has everything you’d expect to find in a vibrant urban district: loft apartments and townhomes, restaurants & coffee shops, neighborhood pubs, live music & theater, historic landmarks, and a wide range of businesses and career opportunities.
The district is easily explored via walking, bicycle, car, or public transportation, and it’s surrounded by several of Fort Worth’s oldest and most distinctive historic neighborhoods. The Near Southside is easy to get to from all parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, with multiple access points from I-30, I-35W, and the regional commuter rail network. The district’s central location in the heart of Fort Worth makes it a short trip from popular destinations in Downtown, the Cultural District, the Texas Christian University area, and Southeast Fort Worth.
Explore this section to see what’s here in the Near Southside.