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Fortlandia Takeover [CANCELLED]

October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


This event has been cancelled due to forecasted thunderstorms. We recommend Tuesday Twilights as another great way to explore Fortlandia after hours with food, beverages and live music? 

Big kids (aka adults!) need time to go wild too. Join us for an exclusive after-hours event curated to satisfy your inner child and your outer sophisticate. Set in the Texas Arboretum among our fantastic Fortlandia exhibition, offerings include tree climbing, botany-themed beer tasting, delicious food from local hot spots, Tito’s cocktails, live music and more!

Enjoy these featured Takeover treats:

  • Climb trees! (the real deal: harnesses, helmets + our expert arborists to show you the ropes)
  • Explore, play and escape to the 10 forts of Fortlandia
  • Get into block printing with Letterpress PLAY
  • Study the botany of beer with a tasting from Vista Brewing
  • Learn to forage for Texas native edible plants
  • Enjoy live musical performances from Ryan DeSiato & Exploded Drawing
  • Sip cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka

About Fortlandia:

Explore a new exhibition of 10 original forts designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Inspired? You can even imagine, design and construct your own fort in our Fort Build area.

These creative spaces will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art, nature, and the curious, wonderful ways in which they intersect. Your secret hideout awaits!


Lead Sponsors

Carolyn and Jack Long
MFI Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Luci Johnson and Ian Turpin

Fort Sponsors

Bartlett Tree Experts
T. L. Carter Family
The Carl and Phyllis Detering Foundation
Les and Winnie Gage
Heart Sing Foundation
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Marilyn and Ben Weber
The Winkler Family Foundation
The Zachry Foundation

Fort Build Sponsors

Carolyn and Tom Curtis
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Dawn and Tommy Lee Jones
Alane and Doyle Simons
Nancy Taylor

Materials Sponsor

Austin Wood Recycling


October 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


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