Sundance Square, Fort Worth
Sundance Square is located in downtown Fort Worth, just down the street from the Tarrant County Courthouse, and it’s a wonderful place to dine, watch movies or live entertainment! On weekends it’s a date-night destination, but it’s also a wonderful venue for families!
Know Before You Go
Look for the RED UMBRELLAS when you are parking. Sundance Square offers FREE Valet Parking with a validation from one of the local merchants!
My son loves to play in the fountains each summer, and honestly, I think he ran through them once or twice in December after we saw Santa Claus! Just a couple of rules; swim wear is not allowed, and kids must be in street clothes. They definitely enforce it, too. Also, the fountains are only open for playing from 2-5 during the week, and 11-6 on weekends.
Summer Movies on the Square
Watch a free outdoor movie at Sundance Square every Thursday night during the summer! Don’t forget to bring your chairs, and arrive a little early to get a good place to sit!
Outside Food and Drinks are not allowed.
Come a little early to let the kids play in the fountains, 2-5pm, then go grab dinner before the movies begin at 7:30pm.
Click HERE for a list of summer movies!
AMC Palace 9
We love watching movies at the AMC Palace 9, the big pink theater! You can purchase your tickets online and reserve your seats. Click HERE to visit their website.
Schools can also reserve a screen to watch the movie, “The Alamo, The Price of Freedom” as a field trip!
Sundance Square Plaza
The heart of Sundance Square is the Plaza, where you can hear live music or watch free outdoor movies during the summer.
The FREE outdoor movies are during the summer, on Wednesday evenings in June and July, and starting at dark. Arrive early for best seating, and bring chairs. We like to arrive early enough for the kids to play in the water before it turns off at 6pm, then grab dinner and be ready to set up for the movie. They sell kettle corn and Starbucks and Jamba Juice stay open late for drinks and treats.
There are amazing restaurants all around Sundance Square, but if you’re taking the kids, some of our favorites are Taco Diner right on the square, and Jake’s burgers, which has 8 locations around the DFW Metroplex.
Sundance Square is also a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth, and we love popping in to The Cupcakery! Click HERE to visit their website.
Sundance Square shines brightest at Christmas! The Christmas tree is brought in before Thanksgiving, and the lighting festival is a big event!
The Parade of Lights was held the Saturday before Thanksgiving for the first time in 2015, moving it up a week. The parade runs through downtown Fort Worth. It’s a very well-attended event, and for a good seat you need to arrive early, very early!
There are plenty of fun photo ops at Sundance Square, too!
We loved visiting Schakolad Chocolates while waiting to see Santa, which has WONDERFUL chocolates! Don’t forget to get your parking ticket validated, too! Click HERE to visit their website.
While the line for Santa can be lengthy on weekends and the closer you get to the big day, it’s totally worth it!
Valet parking at the red umbrellas is FREE with a merchant validation, just don’t forget to take your ticket with you.
The Sundance Square Parking Garage is also FREE after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend long. On weekdays, you can park for free in the garages with merchant validation.
More To Do Near Sundance Square
The Fort Worth Water Gardens are located just a short walk down to the other end of Main St! The FW Water Gardens are a wonder for the senses! Click HERE to read more about them.
Take a fun ride on Molly the Trolley down to the Water Gardens! Your kids, and you, will love it! It runs from 10am – 10pm, and there is a trolley every 10 minutes! Click HERE to visit their website, and see the stops!
If you are visiting from anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, leave your car and ride the Trinity Railway Express Train to the old Texas and Pacific Railroad Terminal. The beautiful building has been restored. Grab a bite to eat in the T&P Grill, and from here it’s an easy, 3/4 mile walk down to Sundance Square. Click HERE to read more.
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