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Annual Events: KICK THE CAN

man kicks can down street as girls in stetsons watch


Kick the Can kicks off

Holiday Food Drive

For the past 30 years, relay teams from workplaces and schools kicked cans down a block of Fort Worth’s brick Main Street while costumed supporters cheer. 

In 2013, Kick the Can moves to the new Sundance Square Plaza and moves the date from the first to the second Friday of November—Nov 8, 11:30 am to 1 pm. 

As always, the public is invited, free of charge, to watch the races and cheer on participants. 

As of Oct 16, team registration was at capacity.  However, teams can register for the waiting list in case a team has to drop out.

Oops! award

Judges and Awards

A court judge and other community leaders judge the relay races while a local radio personality gives a running commentary on the wild, crazy antics of racers and their cheering squads. 

In addition to awards for fastest times, HUMOROUS AWARDS are presented in categories such as Cutest Costume, Mascot Challenge, Most Spirited and Oops!, which is for near accidents as kickers try to keep wayward cans on the street and out of the crowd. 

Costumed mascots




Adding color and fun are costumed mascots from sports teams, corporate sponsors and teams.


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The day of Kick the Can, enthusiastic volunteers check in the teams, help participants enter raffles, direct guests to the event's lunch spot, and cheer on the relay racers.


Food Donations

More than ever, we need your donations of canned goods.  Most of the donations we receive from the food industry are fresh and frozen foods. To complement these generous donations, we need the community to donate nonperishable foods:  canned vegetables, canned fruits, hearty soups and stews, canned fish and meats, cereal, flour and other staples.