May 11-13 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Killdares Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor
  • FREE Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
  • FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowes
  • FREE Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Killdares Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O
Friday, May 11, 2012

If the rain holds back this evening, it will be a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring favorite local band, The Killdares  (Alternative Celtic Rock). Part of NRH2O’s 2012 “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored
music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 11 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place on the grounds of
NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join cyclists from around Cowtown for a fast-paced ride around the Fort Worth Naval Air Station base. The ride, part of the mayor’s “Rolling Town Hall” series, will give participants a chance to ask the mayor questions while touring one of Fort Worth’s most important pieces of real estate. To join the free ride, bring your bike, a helmet and an official photo ID to the base’s main entrance at 226 Pumphrey Drive. Do note: while some of the mayor’s bike rides are good for children, this longer, 14-mile ride is for adults who want to get a good work out.

Details, details
What: 
For information about this and other upcoming community bike rides with Mayor Price, visit the Tour de Fort Worth page on the city’s website.
When: Saturday May 12 ~ Registration begins at 8:00am, and the ride will begin promptly at 8:30am.
Where: Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base ~ 226 Pumphrey Dr.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Friday and Saturday ~ May 11 & 12

Bring the family to the 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event where you will get to experience what it was like to live as a real wrangler on the Texas frontier. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from around Texas. During this FREE event, you will be able to discuss frontier life with re-enactors, explore historically accurate fort camps and wagons, and enjoy soothing live music from the era. Scheduled events include infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, military parades and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about Frontier Fort Days, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  View a detailed schedule of events here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bring the family and celebrate National Train Day with local events at both the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center and Dallas Union Station. Each station will have their own special events including the opportunity to ride the train between both Fort Worth and Dallas events.  The Train Day Event will include operating locomotive and passenger car displays, tours through an Amtrak engine cab and Interurban Trolley from the 1920s, model train displays, and entertainment for the kids like balloon artists and face painting.

Details, details
What:
Go here to view a complete list of National Train Day events in Fort Worth and Dallas. Learn more about the National Train Day online, here.
When:  Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Where:  Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center ( 1001 Jones St.) and Dallas Union Station  (400 S. Houston St.)
Cost: Event is FREE! Standard train fare (go herewill apply for riding the train between Dallas & Fort Worth stations ~ it’s cheap.

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:: FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the movie Tangled on Saturday, May 12. This movie showing is part of the Central Library’s Second Saturday Film Series which runs monthly family friendly movies through the end of the year.

About the movie: A charming bandit is captured by Rapunzel, a feisty teen with 70 feet of magical hair, who herself is being held hostage. After the two escape, they set off on an escapade involving thugs, a super-cop horse and an over-protective chameleon. Rated PG. 100 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event and future showings, click here. Learn more about the movie here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 1:00PM
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library’s Youth Center Discovery Theatre. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Picture Frame Planter
Saturday, May 12, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home.

All kids build and grow workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Cupcake Decorating Class for Kids at Williams-Sonoma
.Saturday May 12, 2012

Bring your kids to Williams-Sonoma for a fun, hands-on cupcake decorating event. At the end of class, kids will be able to present mom a delicious cupcake, decorated by her very own children (or save it to give as a surprise Mother’s day treat)! Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10am-12pm  Note:  class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Pottery Barn “Accessorizing Your Home for Summer” Class
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully decorate your space with a refreshing palette for summer!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, May 13, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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