Recreation & Entertainment

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True Texas Fact:
Southern Living magazine ranked Weatherford #2 in the U.S. for “best places to retire.” (2016)

Horses are big here. So are ranches and rodeos. There’s plenty of green space to grow things. Watermelon and peaches are popular. But the best thing about Weatherford is our frontier spirit. Neighbors helping neighbors for over 150 years. Fact is, folks love living here.  

Low cost of living, high quality of life. Those benefits are just the beginning in Weatherford. We’re proud of what we’ve built here and we work hard to keep it alive. We look out for our neighbors. We smile at strangers. It’s the Weatherford way. No matter how big we get, this city works to keep its friendly, small-town vibe. This is a place where folks with big hearts will feel right at home.

We love our ranches and wide-open spaces. At the same time, we love what’s new and innovative. One local put it this way: “We love our heritage, but we also love a Home Depot right down the street.” And if you want big-city amenities and excitement, just hop on I-20 and head east to Dallas and Fort Worth for access to world-class culture, entertainment, restaurants, sports, and more.

Here are some of the activities you and your family can enjoy in Weatherford, just for fun. For a curated, updated list, visit

  • Heritage Park near downtown is an exciting development. It connects downtown with an outdoor amphitheater and hosts events like Spark in the Park, the largest fireworks display in the tri-county area; and Holiday in the Park with a petting zoo, snow play areas, holiday music, and food trucks.
  • First Monday Trade Days in Heritage Park offer a wide variety of new, gently used, and antique items for sale and trade.
  • The Peach Festival in historic Weatherford Square on the second Saturday in July, with 35,000 visitors and over 200 vendors booths, features live music, dancers, cycle races, and a diaper derby.
  • Christmas on the Square on the first Saturday in December features downtown shopping, seasonal food, music, and fun.
  • The Candlelight Tour of Homes on the second Saturday in December showcases elegant homes dressed up for the holidays.
  • Weatherford Blooms is a new downtown event with a spotlight on gardens and homes.
  • The Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo and Livestock Show held during the second week in June salutes our western heritage with bronc riding, team roping, and an old-fashioned country western street dance.
  • The Parker County Ranch Rodeo kicks off with a rodeo parade and includes over a dozen teams competing in everything from saddle bronc riding to stray gathering to wild cow milking.
  • The Brazos Bash takes center stage during the last week of September as one of the top 10 cutting horse competitions in the U.S.
  • Theatre Off the Square is a non-profit community organization that produces live theater.
  • Chandor Gardens is an elegant, one-of-a-kind mansion with 3.5 acres of gorgeous gardens perfect for quiet walks or festive wedding receptions.
  • Lake Weatherford spans more than 1,100 acres for fishing, boating, and watersports.

If you’re looking for family-oriented fun, there’s plenty more in store in Weatherford. The Vintage Car Museum.  Famous Gravesites. Historic downtown walking tours, hiking and biking trails, farmer’s markets, and so much more.