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October 17-19 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount — Last Weekend!
  • FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism Lectures and Symposia at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Butterfly Flutterby Festival and Parade
  • FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Fire Alarm Installation & Safety Class
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Holiday Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn

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:: Granbury Harvest Moon Art & Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday to Sunday, October 17-19, 2014

Granbury Harvest Moon and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Granbury Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts will feature a nationally juried fine art and contemporary crafts show in conjunction with Granbury’s FIRST Hot Air Balloon Festival!   With changing leaves and crisp cool air, it’s the perfect time for families to enjoy the harvest season!

Details, Details
What: For more information about Granbury’s Harvest Moon and Balloon festivals, click here.
When: Hot Air Balloon Festivities takes place October 17-19. The art festival runs October 18-19.  Learn more about both events here.
Where: Granbury Town Square, on the corner of Pearl and Crockett streets.   Hot air balloons will launch from Granbury’s airport
Cost: FREE!

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:: Enjoy a Day at the Texas State Fair ~ Last Weekend!
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the last weekend of the 2014 State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay Lectures and Symposia at Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Inaugural lectures, panel discussions, and daylong symposia featuring leading experts from all over the world launch the opening day of the Kimbell’s special exhibit:  Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay.   This event is free, but seating is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ Program will run from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with an intermission between the two sessions. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the morning session and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: Inaugral event is FREE!  Learn about exhibit admission here.

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:: FREE Butterfly Flutterby Family Festival and Parade
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grapevine Butterfly Festival

Bring the entire family to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 17th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade that starts at East Wall and Jenkins Streets. After the parade, participate in butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities in the Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Butteryfly Flutteryby Festival here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street.  Download the Butterfly Flutterby Parade Map here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
    Saturday, October 18, 2014

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE Fall Family Fun Round-up and Harvest Festival! There will be a full day of activities for all, including kitchen gardening, live music, farm animals, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations, cotton picking, heritage toys, heritage games, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and more. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the fall family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free Parking is available 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is FREE but some activities require a participation fee. Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Far.

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:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Midnight River Choir and the surroundings of the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 18, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make delicious pumpkin treats to share with family and friends. Suitable for ages 9-13. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Fire Safety Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 18, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on fire safety.  In this class you will learn how to correctly install a CO2/Fire alarm detector as well as develop a family emergency plan.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Thanksgiving Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get new ideas for entertaining for the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for entertaining with style. This week’s class covers all the basics of holiday entertaining ~ from Thanksgiving dinner to a casual buffet for a party.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, October 19 ~ Times vary by store, so be sure to call.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

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October 10-12 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, October 10, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers Un Chein, The Longshots, and Whiskey Folk. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, October 10, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the 3rd weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the Metroplex. With a complete Downtown renovation, the addition of several top-rated restaurants, and ~ of course ~ Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great spot to put on the list of fun places to visit! And, this weekend is a great time to make that happen!

This Saturday, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate Roanoke festival that includes: all day live music, climbing walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games, and various street entertainment like magicians, clowns, and old west gun-fight shows. The festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Where: Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377). Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center at 501 Roanoke Rd.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 2014 Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Arts Goggle Fort Worth South

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in the Near Southside area of Fort Worth. This family friendly event will feature over 80 live bands, over 350 artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event and the participating artisans, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014.  See the entire schedule here.
Where: Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.  Enjoy a FREE “hop on, hop off” ArtsGoggle trolley at any one of the 12 trolley stops located through the Near Southside urban villages.
Cost: FREE admission

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:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Hale Baskin & Her Jazz Addiction — she covers songs of the 1940’s big bands to Ella Fitzgerald-inspired Jazz favorites, all the way to Motown, soul, and down-home blues. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor
Concert at Southlake Town Square

Friday to Sunday, October 11, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun retro show by Me & My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here 
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 11, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make delicious waffles at home, whether for breakfast, dinner or dessert! Suitable for ages 9-13. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Interior Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on interior painting and drywall repair.  In this class you will learn how to repair damaged drywall and paint ceilings, walls and trim using brushes, rollers, and other tools.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, October 12, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will help you learn the classic cooking technique of braising, an ideal way to prepare dinner in the fall. You’ll learn how to correctly braise meats and vegetables and how to create a flavorful sauce and fresh accompaniments to go along with braised dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, October 12, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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October 3-5 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Noble Planetarium’s Star Gazing Party at Bob Eden Park in Euless
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

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:: FREE 13th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 3-5, 2014

Southlake Octoberfest

Spend this first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored 13th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, art booths, food and fun — see the event and entertainment schedule here.

Details, Details
What:
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the second weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Harvest Family Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE Fall Harvest Festival for Families! There will be fun for all including free pumpkin decorating crafts for kids, a free fall landscaping seminar for adults, refreshments, and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this will be a great spot to take pictures of the kids.

Details, details
What:
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9:00AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night at Stars over Euless in Bob Eden Park. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about the star party, click here.
When: Saturday, October 4 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting)
Where:  Bob Eden Park in Euless
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014

Bank of America’s 2014 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Put on some walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Highland Hills Recreation Center,
1600 Glasgow Road
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
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The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, October 4. FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own EMS Truck (in honor of Fire Safety Month) to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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2014 State Fair of Texas Discount Tickets Savings Guide — September 26 to October 19

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Yes!  It is finally beginning to feel like autumn in Texas and that means it is time for the annual Texas State Fair! If you are seeking to take your family at the lowest cost possible, be sure and check out our savings guide below.  We can help you save a bundle and if you plan it right, you might be able to attend for FREE!

Texas State Fair Events Begin Friday, September 26
(Runs September 26 to October 19, 2014)

This year’s line up of events is as extensive as ever.  Free concerts (with admission) include: The Swon Brothers — finalists of NBC’s “The Voice”, Fantasia, Lucy Hale, Kool & The Gang, and more great bands. There is so much to see and do.  Check out the line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here (including Keith Hicks – Buttons), and the full schedule of events here

Lots of Ways to Save on Tickets
General admission fair tickets are normally $17/person.  Plan ahead, and you can enjoy your day at a deep discount (or even attend for FREE) with one of the many ways to save on your tickets. Following is a roundup of discount options:

1. Kroger Grocery Store is the official site for advanced discount ticket purchases. We do recommend calling the Kroger service desk before stopping by to purchase tickets, as not all locations offer these tickets:

  • Advance General Admission$15.50  Valid for any one-day admission.
  • Advance Season Pass: $34.95. This is only sold at Kroger, and not available at the State Fair admission gates.  This is a great deal if you are going to make multiple visits during the fair.  This season pass includes: unlimited visits for 2014 and a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday).

2. September 26, Opening Day $6 Admission with a Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $6 per (per donation) per person.

3.  Tuesdays, Dr Pepper Day: $5 Admission & 6 Coupon Rides ~ On Tuesdays, bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the admission gate and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 6 coupons as well.

4.  Wednesdays, Kroger Food Drive Day: 3 Cans for $3 Admission ~ When you bring 3 cans of food (per person) for area food banks, get admission for $3.

5.  Thursdays, Coke Day: $6 Admission ~ Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.

6.  Thursdays, Seniors Day: FREE Admission ~ Senior Citizens 60 years and older get into the State Fair FREE each Thursday.

7.  Fridays, $5 OFF with KISS-FM coupon ~ Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM  website  (here) to get $12 admission with the coupon.  Discount is off of general admission only, when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon

8. Fridays – Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings: Buy One Get One FREE ~ Present the coupon found inside Friday’s Star-Telegram AND your valid Press Pass Card when purchasing a General Admission Ticket at any State Fair of Texas® ticket booth at the regular price of $17.00 AND receive a second ticket free.

9. Friday, October 3, Fort Worth Star Telegram Gold Press Pass Savings: 2 FREE ADMISSION Tickets ~ Present the coupon found inside Friday’s Star-Telegram AND your valid GOLD Press Pass Card at any State Fair of Texas ticket booth to receive two free General Admission tickets, valid Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 only.

10. After 5pm any day, Dr Pepper Day: $8 Admission ~ After 5pm, admission is $8  when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can to any State Fair admission gate.

11. Any Day $2 Off, Dart GoPass ~ Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair right from your DART GoPass app. Adult tickets are just $15 and child/senior tickets are $11.  You can also buy a DART pass to the Fair. Both your DART pass and your Fair tickets will be right there on your phone and scanned at the gates.

12. Any Day $3 Off with McDonald’s coupon ~ McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair.  A $6 child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.

13. Any Day $3 Off with Sonic promo code ~ Enter the promo code “Sonic” when you order your State Fair tickets online, to get $3 off any ticket through October 13.

14. FREE Admission From Dickies ~ Make a purchase of $75 or more worth of items from the the Dickies clothing store in Fort Worth through October 6 and you will receive two free tickets to the State Fair.

Offers may not be combined together.

:: Learn more about the State Fair of Texas here.

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September 26-28 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live ~ Get 2 FREE tickets to a long list of museums in DFW and around the country.
  • FREE Entrance to Fort Worth’s Top Museums at Day in the District ~ Enjoy free  admission and family events at 9 destinations throughout the Cultural District.
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount ~ Pop over to Dallas for the Grand Opening weekend of the annual State Fair.
  • FREE Admission to All National Parks ~ Enjoy all national parks on National Public Lands Day for FREE.
  • FREE South St. Art Festival in Arlington ~ showcasing 75 juried fine artists  and a full schedule of  live music.
  • FREE Fall Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Nightly performances under the stars.
  • FREE Rock the Park Family Event in Keller ~ A fun music filled event for the entire family.
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit ~ Explore over 100 photos and artifacts at this downtown show.
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ Last weekend to enjoy this juried art show that supports  historic Fort Worth.
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga at Sundance Square Plaza ~ Start off your day on the right foot!
  • FREE Autumn Container Gardening Class at Calloway’s ~ Learn to combine classic harvest garden elements.
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance  ~ Enjoy vintage and contemporary western music in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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:: FREE Entrance to Local Museums and Cultural Centers
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Smithsonian Museum Day in Fort Worth & Dallas

Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for FREE. You do need to sign up to get your 2 free tickets ahead of time, here.

Local museums offering FREE entrance on Saturday include:

Details, details
What: Learn more about National Museums Day, here.  To get your free tickets (limited to 2 tickets), go here.
Where: Find participating museum locations around the country, here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cost: FREE with museum tickets.

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:: FREE Admission To Fort Worth Museums and
Cultural District Destinations At Day In The District
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day in the Cultural District Fort Worth logo

Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its annual Day in the District open-house event ~ Saturday, September 27th. Nine museum and cultural district destinations will offer FREE admission AND FREE family friendly performances, activities, and other special events throughout the day.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the event here.  For the complete schedule of special programs and events at each location, click here .
Where: For a map and venue location details, go here.
When:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE all day. Go here to learn about free parking and  transportation.

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the grand opening weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Admission to All National Parks
Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Saturday, the National Parks are offering FREE entrance in honor of National Public Lands Day. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy any of our more than 400 National Parks for FREE. Do note that not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (for example, $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car + $12/person at Yellowstone ). There is a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, here.

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about this national event
Where: For a list of participating national parks in Texas, go here.
When:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cost: FREE at all locations!

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:: FREE South St. Art Festival in Downtown Arlington
Friday to Sunday, September 26-28, 2014

This weekend, enjoy the 2nd Annual South St. Art Festival in Downtown Arlington which showcases 75 artists at this juried fine art show.  You’ll also find savory food, live concerts, performance artists, and more!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about South St. Art Festival here.
Where:  East South St. in Downtown Arlington.  The main entrance to this festival is on Mesquite St.
When: September 26-28, 2014.  See the full schedule here.
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday through Sunday ~ September 26-28

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: Keller Rock the Park Outdoor Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Keller Rock the Park Logo

The City of Keller is hosting a fun family friendly celebration this Saturday at Bear Creek Park. There will be plenty of live music and entertainment for all ages including hot air balloon rides, bounce houses, a petting zoo, climbing wall, food trucks, fireworks and much more. Make sure to bring your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy your favorite music.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Rock the Park website.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ View the schedule of events here.
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  Admission into this event is FREE! Do note that tickets need to be purchased for many of the rides and kids activities (learn more here).

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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, no ticket required.

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Through Saturday, September 27, 2014

Preservation is the Art of the City is a public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: Learn more at Preservation is the Art of the City.
When: T
hrough Saturday, September 27, 2014
Monday to Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, September 27, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Attend a FREE Fall Container Gardening Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE class focused on combining classic harvest elements to decorate your Texas home and garden. You’ll discover how to combine old favorites and a number of brand new plants into gorgeous container gardens. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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FREE ADMISSION To Fort Worth Museums At “Day In The District” — Saturday, September 27

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Get FREE entrance to 9 of Fort Worth’s top museums and
cultural destinations this Saturday, September 27!
Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its annual Day in the District open-house event which takes place this Saturday. Nine cultural district destinations will offer FREE admission AND FREE family friendly entertainment, performances, activities, and other special events throughout the day.

Enjoy FREE transportation to participating cultural district locations, tooThe T will provide complimentary transportation throughout the cultural district from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., making it easy to enjoy a slice of every venue during this all day event.

Free destinations include:

  1. Amon Carter Museum
  2. Kimbell Art Museum
  3. Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Admission to Japanese Gardens is an extra fee.)
  4. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Omni Theater, Noble Planetarium, and special exhibitions are an additional charge.)
  5. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  6. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  7. Log Cabin Village
  8. Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  9. Cattle Raisers Museum

Details, details
What: Learn more about the 9 participating museums and Day in the District website.  For the complete schedule of special programs and events at each location, click here .
Where: For a map and venue location details, go here.
Free parking is available at Farrington Field and in the UNT Health Science Center east parking garage.
When:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE all day. Go here to learn about free parking and  transportation by The T.

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September 19-21 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE 16th Annual Denton Blues Festival
  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fall Flower Gardening Clinic at Calloway’s 
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, September 19, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers Telegraph Canyon, Patriot and Salim Nourallah. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, September 19, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ 16th Annual Denton Blues Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21, 2014

The 16th annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of fabulous musicians. There will be activities for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had for the whole family!

Details, details
What:
To see the musician line-up and to find out more about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
When: September 20-21 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~ 321 East McKinney
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ September 19-21, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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, no ticket required.

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Now through September 27, 2014

Preservation is the Art of the City is a 3-week public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: Learn more at Preservation is the Art of the City.
When:
Now through September 27, 2014
Monday to Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
      Saturday, September 20, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes are be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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::

:: Attend a FREE Fall Flower Gardening Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 20, 2014

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on fall gardening with flowers ~ a great class to learn how to express your creativity with fresh colors and textures in your flowerbeds and containers.  The class will cover the best new Fall plants, important planting and care tips, and design secrets to add flair. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What:
For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, September 20, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make some great grab-and-go breakfasts the whole family will love. Suitable for ages 9-13. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, September 21, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will help you gain a deeper understanding of the differences between coffee and espresso and how varying coffee roasts and grinds affect the finished drink. After this class you’ll be prepared to be a barista in your own home! Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, September 21, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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