Japanese Fall Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Travel across the world this weekend to the Japanese Fall Maple Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens!  The 2020 Festival will be bigger and better than ever, while still taking strict safety and Covid-19 protocols!  On November 7th & 8th, the Gardens celebrate Fall with fun activities for the entire family!  Take a tour of the gardens as the Maples display their beautiful Fall colors, enjoy spectacular performances from Taiko Drummers, GK Sugai Swordsmen, Traditional Sakura Dancers, and Tai Chi Performers, all observing social distancing guidelines!  Children will delight to traditional Japanese games!

Fall festival at the FW Botanic Gardens

Online tickets are required. Ticket sales will be limited.

The Fort Worth Bonsai Society will have starter Bonsai trees for sale.

Of course, there will be vendors and Japanese foods, as well as Food Trucks.

While many of the events for the weekend are located outside of the Japanese Gardens, the Gardens themselves are worth the visit!  The 7.5 acre garden consist of winding paths and bridges through bamboo, Japanese maples, magnolias and cherry trees, accented by ponds filled with Koi fish.  It’s a beautiful place for quiet reflection during the year.  Docent tours are offered year round, and there is a ceremonial Japanese Tea hosted once a month.  While the Maples highlight the Fall Festival, the annual Spring Festival is full of color, as the Cherry Trees, Maples and everything else in the garden is in Full Bloom!

Know Before You Go

Parking for the Festival is FREE.

Strollers are allowed but must stay on the main paths.

Outside food and drinks, other than water, are not allowed.

Pets are not allowed at the Festival.  Service Dogs are permitted.

Festival hours are 9-5.

More Fun Things to do in Fort Worth


The Fort Worth Parade of Lights is Sunday, November 24th at 6pm in Downtown Fort Worth.  After the Festival, head over for a fun evening to start the Holidays!

Trinity Park and the Trinity Trails are located right across University.  Kids will love the new Dream Park!  We love to grab a picnic  rotisserie chicken from Velvet Taco and take to the park for a picnic.  Take a ride on the Forest Park Miniature Train which runs on weekends, and stops in Trinity Park.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and Nature has plenty of activities for kids and kids at heart!  Click HERE for more information.


The nearby Crockett Row and West 7th Neighborhood have great restaurants!  Enjoy the patios at Rodeo Goat and American Gardens, or the variety offered at the Food Hall.


Enjoy the lights of Christmas in Sundance Square at Marriott’s Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel!

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth

Click HERE to visit their website.

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