Party on the Porch 2018 FAQS

Getting There

Where do I park?
Our parking lot will be closed for food trucks, but free parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street (immediately north of the museum). Paid parking is available at Will Rogers Memorial Center off Lancaster Avenue.

Don’t want the hassle of parking? Take advantage of ride sharing with companies like Lyft or Uber! Ride share drop-off/pick-up will be safely located at the suggested drop-off point of 1300 Gendy Street.

What does it cost to get in? Do I need a ticket?
This community event is free to attend. No tickets are required! Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite from local trucks. Alcohol purchases will require valid ID.

Where do I enter?
Event entrances will be on Camp Bowie Boulevard and Lancaster Avenue. Please note that Will Rogers Road will be closed between Lancaster Avenue and Camp Bowie Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the day of the event. 

What time should I arrive?
The event kicks off at 6 p.m., but our grounds will be open beforehand. Please note that the museum building will be closed from 5–6 p.m. If you do need to use the restroom during that time, the portable restrooms outside will be available.

What should I wear?
Most of the action happens outside, so we suggest you wear casual, comfortable clothing and shoes!

Is this event wheelchair accessible?
Yes! For additional accessibility-related questions and/or needs, please email visitors@cartermuseum.org.

What happens if it rains?
Party on the Porch will happen rain or shine! In case of dangerous inclement weather, please follow our social media accounts and check our website for updates.

What to Bring

Is this event family-friendly?
Yes! Party on the Porch is fun for all ages! We’ll have hands-on activities inside the museum and outside on the grounds for everyone to enjoy.

May I bring my lawn chair?
Yes, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snag your spot on the lawn to enjoy the evening! Don’t want to bring your own? We will have limited seating available throughout our campus. Please note that lawn chairs cannot be brought inside the museum.

May I bring my dog?
Given the size of this event, we ask that you leave your dog at home. This is best for your pup, as the noise and crowd levels may feel overwhelming to many of our beloved furry family members. Thanks for your cooperation!

Do I need cash?
Food trucks and bars will take both cash and credit cards, but cash will help the lines move faster!

What CAN’T I bring?
Please leave your pets and coolers at home. We ask that you do not bring outside food or drink and that you support our local food truck vendors who will be on-site.

What’s On

I’m a member! Is there something special for me?
We love our members! Members get access to our VIP area, with free drinks and bites. Not a member? Join at the event to enjoy VIP perks!

When will the bands play?
DJ Austin Patton will kick off the night 6 p.m.; Cut Throat Finches will keep the party going beginning at 7:15 p.m.; and Charley Crockett will bring the house down starting at 8:30 p.m.

What food trucks will be there?
You can grab dinner from Bellatrino, Central Market, Cousins Lobster, Down to Earth, Jenny Lynn’s BBQ, Lucky Bee, Rollin’ Stone, and Yim Yam; Alchemy Pops, the Beignet Bus, and Gypsy Scoops will be serving up the sweet stuff!

Hungry now? Beat the lines with Central Market Picnic Packs, preorder by calling 817.377.9307. Food baskets on-site for pick up.

What can I drink?
Bars will serve beer and wine. Don’t forget to bring your ID!

What’s going on inside the museum?
Galleries will be open from 6–10 p.m. Use the Party with the Art pickup tour to explore favorite artworks in the galleries, chat with fellow art lovers, make your own work of art, and unleash your creativity with activities in the galleries. Dress up for a selfie, curate your own gallery space, have a caricature made, and add your thoughts to a community wishing wall.

Will there be areas to explore on the museum campus?
Plenty! In addition to food and drinks, check out the picnic tables painted by children from a few of the museum’s community partners—Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, and three City of Fort Worth Community Centers: Northside, R. D. Evans, and Worth Heights. Make your mark on a community mural inspired by the museum’s collection with local artist Sarah Ayala, or show your competitive streak with a variety of lawn games. We’ll also have a screen on our lower lawn showing a live view of the bands playing if you prefer to experience the music from a bit of a distance.