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February 5-7 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • Last Weekend! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!) 
  • FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
  • Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Last Weekend!
Through February 6, 2016

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.  If you haven’t been yet, these are the final days for 2016!

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.
Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
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 Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Through February 6, 2016

          

If you have or will be attending the Fort Worth 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 6th) 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: Through February 6, 2016
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 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event ~ Southwest Library
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Logo Geocaching

Take advantage of a free Geocaching class, a great activity to get the entire family up off the couch and working together in a real-world, high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting game. At this family event you’ll meet others interested in geocaching ~ the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity! You’ll learn how to use various devices to search and locate “geocaches” (hidden containers) using a GPS receiver or your smart phone.  The class will also offer lots of great geocaching tips like a list of locations of the area’s best caches to get you started on your adventure.

Details, Details
What: For more info about the FREE Geocaching class, click here.  Learn more about Geocaching here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Where: Southwest Regional Library in Fort Worth ~ 4001 Library Lane
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 6, 2016

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 6, 2016 ~ 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 Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, February 6, 2016

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, February 6, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 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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:: 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, February 6 and 7, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions 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, February 6 and 7, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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

Saturday,
February 6, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

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, February 6 ~ FREE admission
and family activities 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint. 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 since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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 6, 2016

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, they’ll share tips and tricks for making sizzling stir-fries and show you everything you need to know so you can prepare an awesome meal for your family! Suitable for ages 8-13. 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 6, 2016. 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 Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2016

Do you are your kids want to learn Crappie fishing techniques from a Pro? Bass Pro in Grapevine is offering a special event of seminars and skill casting for kids and adults. Kids will learn how to bait their own hook, catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond, and take part in a special casting challenge (equipment and bait provided). There will also be free professional photos for the kids and giveaways as well! Special Crappie fishing seminars will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7PM and Saturday Feb. 6 at 11AM and 2PM.  The first 50 to attend these seminars will receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Logo Tote.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here
When: February 5 ~ 5 to 8PM and February 6, 2016 ~ 11AM-5PM. Special Crappie fishing seminars on Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 11AM and 2PM.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 7, 2016

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 7, 2016, 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 7, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing Asian-style spring rolls ~ easy to make at home, especially when you use a spiralizer to cut the vegetables into eye-catching shapes. 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 7, 2016. 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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Save the Date — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum, February 18

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages — Art in the Dark, Thursday, February 18.  Everyone is invited to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, exhibit tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a popcorn tin!
Light up the night with a film-themed votive!

Art Search 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Hollywood Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite movie character and have the chance to win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
For safety purposes, no masks or weapons please.

Hollywood Hits with the David Brehm Trio 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Listen to Hollywood film hits played by the David Brehm Trio. Writer, producer, and guitarist David L. Brehm has developed a unique guitar style over the years. David will often loop his own rhythm guitar playing so he can improvise during the solo sections of certain songs. With a repertoire that includes original tunes, as well as an extensive jazz, pop, and Latin catalog, David Brehm delivers an unforgettable musical experience.

PicFlips Photo Booth 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make your own mini-moving picture with PicFlips Flipbooks—grab your friends, strike a few red-carpet-worthy poses, and leave with a flipbook starring you!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Popcorn Bar 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make a stop at the popcorn bar to create the perfect movie-watching mix.

Pop-up Library 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books connected to the special exhibition.

Short Films 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Country Cousin (1936)
The Dot and the Line (1965)
Paperman (2012)

Social Media Art Search 6 p.m.
Check Instagram and Twitter starting at 6 p.m. #ACMartsearch

Spotlight Tours 6:30–8 p.m.
Swing by the special exhibition galleries and chat with a docent about American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Wacky Wardrobe Challenge 7 p.m.
Get your creative juices flowing during this exciting costuming activity. Just bring a friend and your imagination!

Special Exhibition Tour 8 p.m.
Engage with assistant curator Maggie Adler during this tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889­–1975) The Kentuckian, 1954

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

– See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, February 18 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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January 22-24 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of Snow at Boaz Community Park
  • FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
  • FREE Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!)
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Now t
hrough February 6, 2016

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 lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
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 Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of
Snow at Boaz Community Park in Fort Worth

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will cover a portion of North Z. Boaz Community Park in over 60,000 pounds of snow! Activities include a snow slide and a snow play area. Costumed characters dressed as Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will make an appearance and be available for pictures. Kids can also enjoy a train ride around the park, face painting, food and more.

Details, details
What:
 For more details, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
North Z. Boaz Community Park ~ 3200 Lackland Road
Cost: Tickets for individual attractions can be purchased for 25 cents each, or five tickets for $1. Unlimited play wristbands will be available for $15.

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:: FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Get an introduction to a variety of performers and talent with programs suitable for the entire family!

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library, 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 Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Explore the flora and fauna of River Legacy Parks during a guided nature hike along the off-road mountain bike trails in River Legacy Parks. Meet in the parking lot of the DORBA trailhead. Free, but space is limited. Hike is best suited for ages 18 and up. TO RSVP, call 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE guided hike, 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, January 23, 2016 ~ 7:30am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

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 6th) 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 6, 2016
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 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 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 Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on learning to prune your garden like a pro. Find out how and why you should prune your plants and trees, as well as tips on how to make clean cuts, the best time to prune, and how to improve the quality of your foliage. 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 23, 2016 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to build a basic wood bench that has seating and storage all in one. They will teach you to properly measure and cut, pre-drill, and offer ideas on how to complete your project with paint, patterns and hardware.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
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, January 23, 2016

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 prepare waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert. 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 23, 2016. 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 23, 2016

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 23, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 24, 2016

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 24, 2016, 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 24, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for keeping your culinary skills sharp by mastering basic knife techniques. First they’ll show you the proper way to hold a knife and to position the food. Then they’ll move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, along with more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more. And, they’ll offer complimentary knife sharpening in this class. 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 24, 2016. 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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January 15-17 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Western Parade
  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition & Opening: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo All Western Parade
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oh I love a parade! Over 100,000 people will line the streets of downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the largest western themed parade, as well as the longest 100% non-motorized (no cars) parade in the world. The parade will feature over 4,000 participants including covered wagons, horses, more than 1,000 head of livestock, and of course lots of cowboys!

Details, details
What:
Learn more about the All Western Parade here.
When:
 Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse (Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main towards the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on Houston St.  Click here to view the 2016 parade route.
Park:
 Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots or garages (the parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing spot.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Friday, January 15 through February 6, 2016

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.  Note that TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the “Early Bird Specials.”

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: January 15 through February 6.
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 Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  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 Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Friday, January 15 through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, opens at noon on Friday, January 15, 2016, and runs through Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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, January 16 ~ 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 Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

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 6th) 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 6, 2016
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 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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 16, 2016 ~ 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 South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 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 D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 16, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to swap out a bath or kitchen faucet. This workshop shows you how to disconnect supply lines, remove an old faucet and install both a center-set vanity faucet and a kitchen faucet with sprayer.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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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 requested by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here. 
When: January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  January 16, 2016

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 have a crêpe party and learn to make crêpes with favorite fillings and delicious toppings. 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 16, 2016. 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 Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 17, 2016

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 17, 2016, 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 17, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for cooking French crêpes — simple to prepare and make a wonderful main course for a casual weekend brunch. They’ll show you how to prepare perfect crêpes and share smart shortcuts for make-ahead fillings and toppings. 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 17, 2016. 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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January 8-10 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, January 8, 2016

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

Details, details
What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, January 8, 2016 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 8, 2016

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 8, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE event, which includes a public tour of the museum and a living history performance of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00-3:30PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

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 9, 2016 ~ 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 Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Big Hero 6 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: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, Hiro Hamada, a brilliant young robotics whiz, leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and robot companion, Baymax. (PG, 2014, 104 min.)

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 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.

::

:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 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 D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 9, 2016

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 techniques for brush and roller painting. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

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 Firetruck With Safety Cards 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, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 10, 2016

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 10, 2016, 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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December 18-20 FREE Weekend Christmas Events in Fort Worth (and More Fun Things To Do Around Town This Weekend)


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

  • FREE Live in Concert Luke Wade Holiday Show ~
    Sundance Square Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Holiday Caroling in Crockett Square
  • FREE Fireworks Show, Set to Star Wars &
    Christmas Music at Panther Island Ice Skating Rink
  • FREE West 7th Starlight Symphony Light
    Show and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • FREE Visit With Santa at Sundance Square
  • FREE Christmas on Main Street Event in Grapevine
  • FREE 5th Annual Arlington Christkindl Market
  • FREE Christmas Sparkle Family Event at the
    Historical Settlement to City Museums in Grapevine
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Duke Ellington Style, Nutcracker Suite Concert
  • FREE Santa’s Wonderland Event At Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Admission to Ft. Worth’s Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

::  FREE Luke Wade Live Holiday Concert in Sundance Square
      Friday, December 18, 2015

Fort Worth favorite singer-songwriter and The Voice contestant Luke Wade is featured tonight for Sundance Square’s FREE Friday Night Music Series. This special holiday show will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza and will also feature guests Kyle Redd, The Wicks, Chris Watson, and Joey Green.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Luke Wade and the Sundance Square FREE Friday Night Music Series here.
When: Friday, December 18, 2015 ~ 7:00 PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, December 18, 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, December 18, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Texas Girls Choir Christmas Caroling ~ West 7th Area
Friday, December 18, 2015

West 7th Fort Worth Holiday Caroling

Pop over to the West 7TH Street area for some Holiday Cheer and Christmas caroling in Crockett Square by the Texas Girls Choir.

Details, details
What:
Learn more about West 7TH’s FREE caroling event here.
When: Friday, December 18 ~ 6:00-8:00PM.
Where: Crockett Plaza at 2900 Crockett Street in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Star Wars & Christmas Fireworks Show at
Panther Island Ice Skating Rink in Fort Worth

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Panther Island Ice is celebrating the opening of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in true Panther Island fashion – with fireworks of course! These won’t be just any old fireworks, you can bet your lightsaber that we’ll end the show with the BANG we’ve become known for.

Details, Details
What:
For more details, visit the Panther Island Ice website.
When: Saturday, December 19, 2015  at 7:15 PM
Where: Panther Island Ice Skating Rink is found within the Coyote Drive-In complex ~ 223 NE 4th Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE Fireworks Show! Ice Skating admission is extra.

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:: FREE West 7th Starlight Symphony Light Show
with Horse and Carriage Rides

 Now through January 6, 2016

West 7th Holiday Carriage Rides free

Enjoy a FREE horse-drawn carriage ride and the sights and sounds of the Starlight Symphony music and light show at West 7TH. The Starlight Symphony music and light show will light up the streets with a five-minute music and Christmas light spectacular held on the hour through January 6 ( 6-10PM).  Free carriage rides will be offered from Crockett Square every Friday and Saturday – 7 to 10 p.m through January 2.

Details, details
What: Learn more about West 7TH’s Holiday carriage rides, Starlight Symphony and other Christmas events here.
When: Star Light Symphony 5-minute music and light show ~ Nightly now until January 6 ~ 6 to 10PM, held on the hour.   || FREE Horse and Carriage Rides from Crockett Square ~ Fridays & Saturdays, now through January 2 ~  7 to 10PM
Where: West 7TH’s Crockett Square – click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

 

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Great Deals on The Most Wished For Toys!

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:: Visit Santa at Sundance Square ~ Downtown Fort Worth
Now Through December 23, 2015

Visit Santa at Sundance Square Plaza. The jolly old elf will be waiting to hear Christmas wishes at his home near the towering 59-foot Sundance Square Christmas tree, beautifully adorned with thousands of lights. Fort Worth Sister Cities International invites you to take your photo with Santa and is offering guests a photo with Santa for a $10 donation (cash only please) which will go towards youth programs. You are also welcome to bring your personal camera to take photos if you prefer.

Details, details
What: Learn more about visiting Santa at Sundance Square here.
When:
Go here
for dates and times you can visit Santa by the Sundance Square Tree (Now through December 23). Weather change-related schedule changes are posted here as well.
Where: Sundance Square Plaza, Downtown off Main Street
Cost: FREE. Photos with Santa are $10, with the proceeds to benefit the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ Youth Scholarships

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:: Christmas on Main Street Event ~ Grapevine
Weekends through December 20, 2015  (Last Weekend!)

Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights that children of all ages can enjoy.  Tractor-drawn wagon rides will pick-up riders behind the gazebo during select hours.  Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.

Details, details

What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 20, 2015. Go here to view times for hay rides.
Where: Events center around the 300 block of Main Street in Grapevine. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will pick-up riders behind the gazebo during select hours.
Cost: FREE. Wagon rides cost $1/person, per ride, and proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.

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:: 5th Annual Arlington Christkindl Christmas Market
Now through December 23, 2015

The Arlington Christkindl (Kris-kin-dill) Market is an enchanting family market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany during the Holiday season. It is a charming festival with twinkling lights and the holiday sounds and aromas of Christmas. The event celebrates the German Christmas heritage with authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts and holiday gifts.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this fun event, go here.
When:
Now through December 23, 2015 ~ go here for daily hours and click here for a schedule of special events during the week.
Where: The event will be held on the Ballpark in Arlington grounds. The main entrance is at the Road to Six Flags and Ballpark Way.
Cost: FREE admission and parking!

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:: FREE Christmas Sparkle Family Event at the
Historical Settlement to City Museums in Grapevine

Daily through January 3, 2016

Celebrate the season with some family fun at Grapevine Historical Settlement to City Museums’ free family event ~ Christmas Sparkle! This free event will feature a variety of fun activities for the entire family. Visitors will be able to make their own sparkle paintings, sparkle ornaments, custom sparkle prints on the 1881 printing press, and more!

The Settlement to City Museums are a collection of four new museums including the Keeling House Museum, the Donald Schoolhouse, the Cotton Ginners Museum and the Grapevine Historical Museum located within the Grapevine Ice House, all of which tell the story of Grapevine.

Details, Details
What:
Find details about the family Christmas event, here.
When: Through January 3, 2016
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM  ||  Sunday,11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Settlement to the City museum complex; 206 West Hudgins Street in historic downtown Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, December 19, 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, December 19, 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 Duke Ellington Style, Nutcracker Suite
Concert at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bring the family and join Chris Milyo’s Big Band for a FREE holiday concert featuring Duke Ellington’s version of the Nutcracker Suite and big-band style swinging arrangements of other holiday favorites.

Details, details
What: For more details about this live music event, click here
When: December 20, 2015 ~ 2:00 -4:30PM
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 Santa’s Wonderland Event & Photos at Bass Pro Shops
Daily, Now through December 24, 2015

Free Bass Pro Shops Santa Photo Wonderland

 The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! Gather the family and come to experience the joy of a classic Christmas. Get a FREE picture taken with Santa  and stay for FREE games, crafts, plush toy give-aways, and activities that celebrate the season.

Details, details
What: For more info, click here
When: Free photos with Santa and events, daily now through December 24, 2015. Go here for the schedule of daily events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, December 20, 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, December 20, 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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