Category Archives: Frugal Fun in Fort Worth (Cheap/Free Entertainment Ideas)

FREE SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica Tickets for Teachers and Military Families — Pssst! Show Some Appreciation & Pass Along!

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We love it when special people get honored by local businesses! If you know a teacher or someone in the military, please thank them for their service and pass this along…

 SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Logo

For a limited time, SeaWorld is honoring Texas teachers and military families with FREE tickets to SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Antonio.  Here’s the scoop:

:: FREE Unlimited Admission Teacher’s TicketSea World is offering a FREE Teacher Study Pass to all actively employed and certified K-12 grade school instructors in the state of Texas.  This pass allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld  and Aquatica San Antonio now through September 7, 2015.

Secret Sauce Tips: Registration for the Teacher Study Pass must be completed online by May 31, 2015 and is not available at the park. You will receive an eVoucher with can be redeemed & exchanged at any SeaWorld kiosk for a complimentary Teacher Study Pass. Also, you must redeem your eVoucher at the park by July 31, 2015 or your eVoucher will expire.   Similar offers available to teachers at Sea World in Orlando, Florida (here).

Go here to register for a FREE Teacher’s pass.   

:: FREE Single-Day Admission for Military Families: SeaWorld is providing FREE admission to active military and up to 3 of their direct dependants. In case the service member is deployed, dependents may also take advantage of this offer without their service member.

Secret Sauce Tips: Qualifying credentials will need  to be verified online  — click here to submit your active duty military information. This offer is valid at SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, and SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens, and more — 8 participating adventure parks in all!

Go here to learn more and register for your FREE Military family passes.

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February 20 – 22 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • CHEAP FUN! Roanoke Winter Dance
  • FREE Blue Zones Project Kick-off Family Event
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library and Archives Tour 
  • FREE Knife Sharpening Skills Class at Cabelas
  • FREE Sustainable Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE How to Install a Faucet D.I.Y. Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE The Modern Museum’s Free Day Celebration
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, February 20, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, February 20, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fun! Roanoke Community Winter Dance
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Roanoke Two Step picture

Join a fun-filled night of dancing in Roanoke! Get moving and get your country western swing on with the Lone Star Troubadours. In addition to a fun night of two-stepping — light snacks, coffee, and tea will be served. Do note this is an adults-only dance.

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday,  February 21, 2015 ~ 6:00 – 9:00PM
Where: Roanoke Community Center ~ 312 S. Walnut
Cost: $5.00 for advance tickets; $7.00 at the door, Cash Only.

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:: FREE!  Blue Zones Project Kick-Off Family Event
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Grab your friends, family, and neighbors and join this free, community-wide celebration event to kick off Fort Worth’s Blue Zones Project. Discover how you can get involved in transforming Fort Worth into a place where healthy choices are the easiest to make. You’ll learn how following Blue Zones® principles can lead to a longer, better life.

The event will feature Mayor Besty Price, Dan Buettner (National Geographic Explorer and New York Times best-selling author), and NBC5’s Deborah Ferguson. An afternoon of events and activities include live performances by Kids Who Care and others, free massage station, healthy cooking classes and tips, and garden classes including free take home starter seeds.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Blue Zones Project Kick-Off Family Event and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21 ~ 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center – Round-Up Inn
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger.

Details, details
What:
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21  ~ 9:00-11:30am
Where:
 Bear Creek Park Pond in Keller
400 Bear Creek Park, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Library and Archives Tour
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Every third Saturday, September through May, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21 ~ 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Knife Sharpening Tips & Tricks Class at Cabelas Fort Worth
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cabela's Skills Classes

Take care of your cutlery investment for many years to come with electric knife sharpners and tools. Our outfitters will demonstrate the process so you have the perfect cutting edge every time.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s free class, click here.
When: February 21, 2015, 2:00PM
Where: Cabelas Optics Counter ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lush Indoor Plant Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Join Calloway’s to learn how to have a beautiful, vibrant and healthy garden! Lush foliage and bright blooms begin with gardening practices that enhance the quality and health of the soil, water, and environment. They will be teaching Earth-Kind® gardening, a set of techniques and practices developed specifically for Texas gardens. With Earth-Kind gardening you can have a garden that is not only beautiful, but healthy and sustainable as well.

Details, details
What:
For more info about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: February 21, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot DIY Class ~ Paint and Repair Drywall
Saturday, February 21, 2015

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to remove an old bathroom or kitchen faucet and the install a single or two handle faucet.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, go here for local class times.
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  February 21, 2015

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, kid’s will learn how to make chicken fingers—crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Learn how to make chicken fingers that are so tasty, you won’t want to eat out again! Suitable for ages 5 – 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, February 21, 2015. 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 The Modern Museum’s Free Day Celebration
….Sunday, February 22, 2015

Everyone is invited to join the fun at The Modern’s Free Day Celebration!  In addition to free admission to special exhibitions and the permanent collection, the event will feature a live performance from Open Classical in the Grand Lobby from noon to 1 pm, docent-led tours and refreshments from 2 to 4 pm on the Lobby Terrace (available while supplies last).

Details, details
What: For more information about The Modern Museum and this free event, click here.
When: Sunday, February 22 ~ noon to 4:00 PM.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 22, 2015

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, February 22, 2015, 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, February 22, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for using cast-iron cookware.  Because cast-iron retains heat exceptionally well, it’s ideal for preparing slow-cooked one-pot meals, warming soups and much more. Discover how to make the most of your cast-iron cookware and how to keep these specialty pieces in tip-top shape.

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, February 22, 2015. 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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February 13-15 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s FROZEN
  • LEARN! Birding Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE National Weather Service Workshop
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Valentines Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Kids Fishing Workshops & Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Repair Class
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, February 13, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, February 13, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Disney Frozen Family Movie Showing
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the box office hit movie, Frozen! As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: Arendelle faces permanent winter when Elsa, the new queen, cannot control her freezing ability. Her sister Anna teams up with ice harvester Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf to convince her to bring summer back. PG, 108 min., 2013

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click hereRead reviews of the movie here. 
When: Saturday,  February 14, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth Central Library ~ 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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:: Birding Hike at the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Follow Dr. Chancellor, prominent ornithologist of Southlake, on a guided tour and discover the wide variety of birds that can be found on the Bob Jones Nature Center Grounds. A suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Birding Hike with Dr. Chancellor and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 14 ~ 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: $10 Donation appreciated

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 14, 2015

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, February 14, 2015 ~ 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 National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
Saturday, February 14, 2015

With the severe weather season right around the corner, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting a free SkyWarn storm workshop.  This workshop will discuss spotting and reporting storms, identifying cloud features, learning safety rules, and planning for a severe weather day.  You can even become a certified SkyWarn spotter if you’d like!

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service.
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 ~ 9:00 -11:100am
Where: Coppell City Hall ~ 255 E. Parkway Blvd. in Coppell
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
Saturday, February 14, 2015

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If you have always wanted to learn the art of fly casting don’t miss this in-depth overview on gear, techniques, fly patterns, water conditions and recommendations on where to fly fish locally.  Cabela’s expert outfitters will then gear you up at the fly shop for casting lessons at Lone Star Lake.  (Weather permitting)  FREE but RSVP is required by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here.
When: February 14, 2015, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Where: Cabelas ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lush Indoor Plant Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, February 14, 2015

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on creating a living bouquet for Valentine’s Day. Calloway’s garden experts will give you great tips and advice for which plants grow well together, so you can pick the right plants for your environment. You will discover new combinations of monochromatic or contrasting designs, and ways to combine foliage and blooming plants to create a Valentine’s gift that is beautiful, memorable, and long-lasting. Attendance is free for this event, you only pay for materials and plants used in your creation.

Details, details
What:
For more info about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing Class & Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offering a special kids fishing event and workshops this Saturday and Sunday including:

  • Free Kids Fishing Workshops 2:30 and 4:30 each day
  • Free casting challenge
  • Free magazine-cover style photo download
  • free kids crafts

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Next Generation Fishing event, click here.
When: February 14-15, 2015, Noon to 5:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

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 build-your-own Valentine picture holder project to take home. 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 more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot DIY Class ~ Paint and Repair Drywall
Saturday, February 14, 2015

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to repair damaged drywall as well as the best ways to use paint rollers and brushes.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  February 14, 2015

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, kid’s will learn to make Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy.  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, February 14, 2015. 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, February 15, 2015

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, February 15, 2015, 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, February 15, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for stir-frying your way to delicious and nutritious meals that are easy enough for hectic weeknights yet impressive enough for guests. They’ll teach you the basics of stir-frying and discuss key ingredients and seasonings, including soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime and jalapeño. 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, February 15, 2015. 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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5 FREE Redbox Movie Rental Codes — Valid through February 16

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Enjoy a FREE movie rental at any RedBox location by using any of the following promo codes* — now through February 16:

  1. NDNQM3QK
  2. 5DKH9WZQ
  3. VXHTNG54
  4. 92494TK3
  5. 29T7MWGX

*Secret Sauce Buying Tips: Each code is valid for $1.50 off any rental and there is only one free rental per promo code, per credit/debit card.  Also, these codes can only be used at the kiosk and are not valid online.

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FREE And Cheap Weekend Events Around Fort Worth — January 29 – February 1 Edition

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

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • CHEAP FUN! 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE National Weather Service Workshop
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Indoor Houseplant Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 30, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, January 30, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Now T
hrough February 7, 2015

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and much more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission and rodeo tickets.

Details, details
What:
 The 2015 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 7.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Ridgmar Mall or Billy Bob’s to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way (pretty slick!). To find out more, click here.
Cost:
Learn how to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price here. Otherwise, General Admission is ~ Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
Saturday, January 31, 2015

With the severe weather season right around the corner, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting a free SkyWarn storm workshop.  This workshop will discuss spotting and reporting storms, identifying cloud features, learning safety rules, and planning for a severe weather day.  You can even become a certified SkyWarn spotter if you’d like!

The class will be divided into two parts — a basic overview of storm spotting will be presented in the morning session, and in the afternoon session, the class will consist of more advanced topics like radar interpretation and severe storms.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 ~
8:30AM-12 Noon (basic session) 1:00-4:30PM (advanced session)
Where: Eastern Hills High School ~ 5701 Shelton St., Fort Worth
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 31, 2015

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, January 31, 2015 ~ 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 Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 7, 2015

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 7th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 7, 2015
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub.

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:: FREE Lush Indoor Plant Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on discovering new and unusual houseplants. Learn what conditions (light, water, temperature, and soil) these plants require and find plants that practically care for themselves, as well as exotic showpieces! The event is FREE and open to the public.

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What:
For more info about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Class & Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here.
When: January 31, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday,  January 31, 2015

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.  Valentine’s Day treats are the tasty topic of the next class. You’ll learn how to make three easy, no-bake treats that are perfect Valentine’s Day! Suitable for ages 5–13. 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, January 31, 2015. 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 Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, February 1, 2015

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 from local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk.

Details, Details
What:
 For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, February 1, 2015 ~ 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, February 1, 2015

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, February 1, 2015, 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, February 1, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will help you surprise your loved ones with the sweetest of homemade treats: irresistible cakes that are gifts from the heart. In this class, you’ll learn to prepare desserts from scratch as well as some quick shortcut recipes. 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, February 1, 2015. 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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FREE Admission to All U.S. National Parks President’s Day Weekend — February 14-16

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Plan ahead and save on your family trip to the U.S. National Parks…

President’s Day Weekend (February 14-16), enjoy 1000s of  U.S. National Parks, Historical Sites, and other national scenic and recreational areas for FREE! This special fee-free weekend, is sponsored by the U.S. National Parks service and is only offered a few times a year (see other dates below).

Do note that not all National Parks managed areas charge admission fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (such as $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car at the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park).

You’ll find a long list of participating National Parks locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, including:

Details, Details
What: Find out more about how to get  free admission to the U.S. National Parks, hereYou’ll also find helpful planning info here.
When: Saturday to Monday, February 14-16, 2015
Times vary by park location.
Where: Go here for a list of the 400 participating National Parks that are participating in free entrance days.  A list of all National Parks managed sites can be found here.
Cost: FREE! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees,
and transportation entrance fees.

Need a little more time to plan? Take note of these other
FREE National Parks entrance dates during 2015:

  • April 18-19 ~ Opening Weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25 ~ National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26 ~ National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 ~ Veterans Day

Plus, FREE Annual Passes For Active Duty Military Families
Go here to find out how to get free annual parks passes through the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – offered FREE to all active duty military members and their dependents.

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January 23-25 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 Rodeo Night Event at West 7th
  • CHEAP FUN! 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Pruning and Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Rodeo Night Event at West 7th
Friday, January 23, 2015

Kick up your heels and join West 7th merchants as they celebrate the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo with a fun event including live music by the Casey Thompson Band, a trick western roper — even line dancing lessons! Be sure to bring your stock show badge or rodeo ticket to take advantage of special offers at participating West 7th merchants.

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What:
Learn more about the West 7th Rodeo Night Event here.
When:
Friday, January 23 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Where: West 7th is located at the SE corner of West 7th Street and University Drive North.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Now T
hrough February 7, 2015

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission and rodeo tickets.

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What:
 The 2015 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 7.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Ridgmar Mall or Billy Bob’s to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way (pretty slick!). To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 24, 2015

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, January 24, 2015 ~ 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 Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 7, 2015

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 7th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 7, 2015
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub.

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:: FREE Prune Like A Pro Gardening Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 24, 2015

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on learning to prune like a pro ~ a great class to learn why, when and how to prune your trees and shrubs. Proper and timely pruning is key to healthy attractive trees and shrubs. Learn the secrets of the pros so that you can prune your own plants to bring out their natural beauty.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, January 24, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Class & Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Want to go fishing or take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a great experience for your kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child. Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here.
When: January 24, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday,  January 24, 2015

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.  In this class, it’s A-OK to eat with your fingers—no forks required! They’ll teach you how to make scrumptious finger foods that are great for snacks, lunch and dinner. 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, January 24, 2015. 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 Pottery Barn Class ~ Design Your Dream Bedroom
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for selecting  and arranging furniture, choosing window treatments, and accessorizing the bedroom for comfort and style.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s event site.
When:
 Class takes place January 25, 2015. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 25, 2015

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, January 25, 2015, 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, January 25, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will help you prepare to invite friends over for the big football game and serve up hearty, crowd-pleasing dishes — from fun finger foods to piquant chili. They’ll share some winning, make-ahead recipes (so you won’t miss the kickoff) as well as creative ways to serve everything up. 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, January 25, 2015. 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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