Near Southside, Inc. partners with local businesses, residents, musicians and artists to sponsor exciting community events that draw thousands to the district. Each year Near Southside, Inc. presents four signature events and assists in the production and planning of many others. These events each offer a unique perspective of the talent, passion and investment within the district. ArtsGoggle showcases the various talents of our creative community and the generosity of our business community. Friday on the Green puts a spotlight on the live music the district has long been known for complimented by handcrafted offerings from our food trucks and market vendors. Open Streets embraces the benefits of the Near Southside's walkable urban environment, our complete streets initiatives and the importance of health and wellness efforts throughout Fort Worth. PARK(ing) Day is a global community effort to transform parking spaces into valuable public spaces. Most importantly, each event allows the Near Southside community the chance to engage with each other along our streets, sidewalks, and green spaces building an even stronger neighborhood tapestry.
***2020 Near Southside Community Events Update***
Our team at NSI is carefully watching and weighing the concerns over outdoor events and the COVID-19 outbreak. Public event producers in Fort Worth owe all our partners and the public careful consideration of how the virus might affect public health as it relates to Open Streets and Friday on the Green, as well as other outdoor events.
Our spring event season of Friday on the Green and Open Streets is currently ON PAUSE until we get further information and are able to decide what can be produced with the safety of our community as our first priority. We hope to have an update soon. At this time we have canceled the April 10 Friday on the Green event but remain cautiously optimisitic that we will be able to move forward with our May, June, September and October Friday on the Green events. However, all event productions are subject to public safety best practices and planning for our 2020 season remains on hold until we receive updates from public health officies that ensure large outdoor gatherings are safe and permitted. Until that time, we appreciate your patience and partnership.
The other community events hosted by private businesses that are listed on this event calendar are still being held, to the best of our knowleldge. We strongly ecourage you to reach out to each business or event host, as listed within the event to ask them about their events. Near Southside, Inc. only produces Friday on the Green, Open Streets, PARK(ing) Day and ArtsGoggle. All other events promoted here are produced by our partners in the community and they are the primary contact for that event.
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