The Party in Fort Worth is an annual event benefiting the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund. The Fund, which is governed by a 13 member Board, invests funds to promote our city before regional, national and international cultural, business, sports and governmental organizations. The Fund also provides funds for the development of local events, attractions and exhibits that enhance Fort Worth's ability to recruit business and leisure visitors. The Party in Fort Worth is the signature fundraising event for the Fund, which has an annual budget of approximately $350,000.

Since 1994 the Promotion Fund has provided funding for many unique projects which help put Fort Worth in the spotlight and contribute to our diverse economy. You will recognize many of our success stories.

  • The Fund has proudly assisted the world-renown Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which brings national and international exposure to Fort Worth. The webcast has been viewed by tens of thousands of people in 132 different countries.
  • The Fund has supported the Fort Worth Zoo, which draws approximately one million visitors annually and has been ranked a Top Zoo by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Family Life magazine.
  • In 2008, the Fund assisted in financing the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Hall Tour.
  • The FORTUNE magazine 2008 Global 500 North Texas section was funded in part by the Fund.
  • Texas Motor Speedway 10th Anniversary celebration received assistance from the Promotion Fund. Three races each year bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to Fort Worth and showcase our community to national television audiences.

Throughout 2009 and 2010, the Promotion Fund is implementing a comprehensive plan to showcase Fort Worth to dozens of national and international corporations, media writers and celebration events that will descend on North Texas during the February, 2011 Super Bowl. This effort is the largest to date by the Promotion Fund and compliments our city's selection as host of the AFC Champions during Super Bowl week.

For a comprehensive list of events, exhibits, attractions and projects previously assisted by the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund, please download the Previously Funded Projects PDF below.

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