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Annual Events: KICK THE CAN


Kick the Can kicks off

Holiday Food Drive

For the past 31 years, relay teams from workplaces and  schools kicked cans down a block of Fort Worth’s brick Main Street while costumed supporters cheer. 

A new tradition has begun as Kick the Can returns to Sundance Square Plaza on the first Friday of November—Nov 7, 11:30 am to 1 pm. 

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

Tango Tab and Capitol Grille Fort Worth Team Up To Fight Hunger.

You can help!

Vote for your favorite Kick the Can team in Tango Tab’s People’s Choice Award and the winning team will receive a $600 gift certificate to Capitol Grille Fort Worth.

Here’s how:

  • Go to text TAFB to 866.205.2157
  • Scroll to find you favorite team’s photo
  • Select a dollar amount to donate, every dollar donated counts as one vote
  • Then click on the “Vote” button
  • Fill out the required fields then click “Pay with Card”
  • You will then be asked for your credit card information

The winning team will be notified Monday, November 10, and presented with a hand-crafted People’s Choice Award plaque as well as the $600 gift certificate to Capitol Grille Fort Worth.  

Voters, we encourage you to share the contest rules with colleagues, clients, friends and family on social media and encourage them to vote too. 

*Vote now thru midnight, Sunday, Nov. 9th.



Corporations, other organizations and individuals are invited to become sponsors of Kick the Can.  Sponsors can sign up here.


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. 





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

Three women cheer with raised arms



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.