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June 26-28 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, Southlake
  • FREE Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition Concert at Sundance Square
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Science & History Museum
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Outdoor Classes & Family 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

:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Through Sunday, June 28, 2015

Every summer, Ballet Concerto hosts its SUMMER DANCE CONCERT, performed outdoors in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. Recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” the performance features many internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers. During the performance, concession stands will be available or feel free to take your own picnic and snacks.  You will also want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment in comfort.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street at the Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth.  Go here for directions.  Lot parking is available on the west side of Trinity Park Drive, only a few steps from Trinity Park. There is also street parking available on Slayton Street and Trinity Park Drive.
When: Now through Sunday, June 28 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 26, 2015

colleyville red white sousa

The songs of America will come to life when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. This 100-voices strong free patriotic concert will be performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority — the group has garnered 12 international gold medals and fans worldwide. The evening will also feature gourmet food trucks with such favorites as SoCal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Gepettos Pizza, Trailer Cakes, and more.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 26, 2015. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr.  Free parking is available at Town Center and Lifetime Fitness.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in
Arlington, Featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and more
Friday to Sunday, June 26 to 28, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

This weekend’s line up includes: Larry Gee, Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros, and the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 26, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth
Astronomical Society, in Southlake

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center. View and learn about the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, constellations and nebulae.  Please register for this free class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Watching Party and to register, click here.
When: Friday, June 26 ~ 8:45 PM9:45 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
and Festival Concert at Sundance Square
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival winds down with a free community performance on the Sundance Square Pavilion patio

Details, details
What: Learn about the Cliburn Concert here. To learn more about the competition and festival, visit cliburn.org
When: Saturday, June 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre,
Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter

Daily tour through August 23, 2015

Gather in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition space to experience a guided interactive tour of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833) along with a selection of works from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter. Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Daily through August 23, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, June 27, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month and in the Museum’s South Parking Lot.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, June 27 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

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

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
...Saturday, June 27, 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 Captain America Motorcycle project to take home.  Your child will even get a free apron, goggles,  and more! 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, June 27, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Outdoor Workshops &  Family Fun Event at Bass Pro
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 26
, 2015

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including workshops & classes for all ages, crafts, games, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 26, 2015. For a schedule of activities, click here.
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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2015

At this week’s FREE cooking technique class, Williams-Sonoma provides a menu of all-American foods cooked on the grill and ultra-creative desserts in star-spangled colors. This menu is wonderful for sharing with family and friends — a guaranteed crowd pleaser. 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, June 28, 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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June 19-21 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Country Music Outdoor Concert and Family Event at Capp Smith Park in Watauga
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Geocaching Class ~ Bob Jones Park, Southlake
  • FREE Concerts in the Park in Keller ~ Me & My Monkey Beatles Tribute Band
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library & History Tour
  • FREE Build a Grilling Cart Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Father’s Day Fly Fishing Class at The Modern
  • FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, Featuring Hudson Moore, and more
Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

This weekend’s line up includes: chart topper Hudson Moore, Black Violin, and Gedeon Luke & the People.

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

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:: FREE Hazard County Country Music Outdoor Concert
and Family Event at Capp Smith Park in Watauga

 Friday, June 19, 2015

Head to Capp Smith Lake to enjoy a fun country music outdoor concert event for the family sponsored by the city of Watauga and the Arts Council Northeast.  The evening includes live music by local favorite, Hazard County, bounce houses, food, and more.  Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Capp Smith Park, 5800 Block of Robin Drive in Watauga. Parking at Harvest Church on corner of Hightower and HWY 377
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 19, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Geocaching 101 at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Take advantage of a free Geocaching 101 class, led by the Geocaching Academy at Bob Jones Nature Center. Geocaching is 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. During this class, you’ll learn how to use GPS-enabled devices, such as a GPS receiver or even your smart phone to locate hidden containers.  Space is limited. Please register for this free class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Free Geocaching 101 Class and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, June 20 ~ 1:30 PM3:30 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring Me & My
Monkey,
Beatles Tribute Band

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to Fort Worth Favorite, Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be local food trucks  at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 20, 2015, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre,
Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter

Daily tour through August 23, 2015

Gather in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition space to experience a guided interactive tour of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833) along with a selection of works from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter. Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Daily through August 23, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 20, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Special Fort Worth History at the Amon Carter Tour
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Join the Amon Carter in the museum’s research library to learn about the surprising range of Fort Worth history resources available to the community. The librarian and the archivist will present the highlights from the collection and guide behind-the-scenes tours of the facility. This program is made available in association with Fort Worth Local History Month, a month-long celebration organized by the Fort Worth Library.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE! Please note that while the museum is under renovation, paid parking is available at Will Rogers Memorial Center located on West Lancaster Avenue and Gendy Street. The museum is unable to validate parking fees. Additional parking information may be found here.

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:: FREE Home Depot Class ~ How to Build a Grilling Cart
Saturday, June 20, 2015

This Saturday, pop over to the Home Depot to learn to make a stylish cart to hold all your grilling accessories ~ built using just a few basic materials. The class will teach you new ways to combine metal, wood and pipe to create a moveable and durable cart to hold all you need to grill.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop here
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, June 20, 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: June 20, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM, weather permitting.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Father’s Day Fly Fishing Class at The Modern
Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Join us at the Modern on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new – casting a fly rod!  The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting, sharing advice, and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 ~ 11:00AM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  This Sunday’s performance features the 8-piece Common Ground band and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful new plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 2015

Whether cooked on a backyard grill or baked in the oven, pizzas are a delicious way to showcase summer produce. At this Williams-Sonoma technique class, you’ll learn how to make classic pizza dough and a glutenfree variation, along with two seasonal pizzas—one savory and one sweet. 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, June 21, 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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June 5-7 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion ~ Featuring Trout Fishing in America and more
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Panther Fest – Local Food and Music Festival
  • FREE Guided Trail Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE BRIT First Saturday Family Event
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Class for Kids at Home Depot 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, Featuring Trout Fishing in America and more
Friday to Sunday, June 5 to 7, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

This weekend’s line up includes: 4-time Grammy Award winning duo, Trout Fishing in America, Charla Corn, and MarchFourth.

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

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 5, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Panther Fest Fort Worth Music & Food Festival
Sunday, June 6, 2015

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Celebrate Local ~ Celebrate Fort Worth! Panther Fest is an outdoor festival showcasing Fort Worth musicians, food, kids area with bounce houses, local artisan booths, fireworks, and more. And, this year’s fest features the famed nationwide event Slide the City – a 2,000 foot water slide down North Main Street!  Please note: that admission into the festival will be FREE but to ride the slide, you must have already purchased tickets from Slide the City (and unfortunately, tickets are now sold out).

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Panther Fest website.
When: Sunday, June 6 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth. Here’s the scoop on where to park.
Cost: FREE event! Food is extra.  Event parking is $5.

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:: FREE National Trails Day – Trail Hikes & Exploration
Program at River Legacy
in Arlington
Saturday, June 6, 2015

River Legacy Living Science Center is hosting two guided hikes at 10 am to celebrate National Trails Day. A family friendly hike will explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center for an easy 30- to 45-minute hike. An extended adult hike will explore the trails further into River Legacy Parks for a 1 1/2 to 2-hour long hike. Both hikes are free, but space is limited in each. Please 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, June 6, 2015 ~ 10:00AM.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre,
Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter

Daily tour through August 23, 2015

Gather in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition space to experience a guided interactive tour of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833) along with a selection of works from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter. Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Daily through August 23, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! BRIT First Saturday Family Event
 ..Saturday, June 6, 2015

BRIT is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month for public tours, exhibits, Bella’s Story Time, self-guided tours, live music and the Farmer’s Market. You can also make time to explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.  In addition, BRIT staff will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects and publications and to answer your botanically based questions.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 ~  8:00AM – 12:00PM
Where:  1700 University Drive ~ Fort Worth (Next to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, click here for a map)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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 Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 6, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, June 6, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 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, June 6-7, 2015

Bank of America’s 2015 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, 2015
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, June 6, 2015

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

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, June 6 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
FREE Family activities from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

 

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Kids Woodworking Skills Workshop
Saturday, June 6, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own Lock-n-go truck to take home and enjoy! Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.  For ages 5-12.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop and register herePlease register online to help Home Depot better plan the craft kit quantities needed.
When: Saturday, June 6, 2015 ~ 9:00 am to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, June 6, 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: June 6, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM, weather permitting.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  This Sunday’s performance features the 20-piece Maxwell Hall Jazz Ensemble and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful new plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 7, 2015 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 2015

Make Dad a meal he’ll remember by cooking the perfect burgers and piling them high with all the fixin’s. At this William’s Sonoma technique class, you will learn the techniques and tricks for preparing flavorful burgers, including stuffed ones with savory fillings, plus creative ideas for garnishing them. 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, June 7, 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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May 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

 


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

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series
    at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Boot Camps, Yoga, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

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

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 29, 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, May 29, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 29, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning tonight and running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet at the Amon Carter Museum’s Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on the ways in which artists have depicted the largest quadrupeds in North America, the American buffalo. Hear an American Indian origin myth of the bison and gain historical and scientific insight from the artworks. View paintings and sculpture in the galleries, and see rarely seen depictions of buffalo in the Amon Carter’s Library. No reservations necessary.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes a social run with Luke’s Locker, Rock Climbing, Stroller Strides, 3 Bootcamps, Yoga, and more!

Details, details
What:  See the list of available classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 30 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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 Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Strap on your walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community. These are fantastic opportunities to engage with Mayor Betsy and council members while highlighting individual districts’ improvements and needs.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Cobb Park, 2700 Cobb Park Drive
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 30, 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, they’ll learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. 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, May 30, 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 30, 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: May 30, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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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FREE Tickets For Military Families to 2,000+ Museums — Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Memorial Day kicks off the sixth year of Blue Star Museums, the military appreciation program that connects military families with the cultural resources in their communities. Active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 2,000 museums, zoos, and other cultural destinations located around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative. The program runs from May 25 through Labor Day, September 7.

The 2015 list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area metroplex includes:

:: Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
C.R. Smith Museum
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
North Fort Worth Historical Society/Stockyards Museum
Sid Richardson Art Museum
Stockyards Museum

:: Arlington
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

:: Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Meadows Museum

:: Irving
National Scouting Museum

:: Mansfield
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center

:: Plano
Heritage Farmstead Museum

:: Weatherford
The National Vietnam War Museum

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:: Go here to find a list of all participating museums across the U.S. Do note that some of the participating museums (like Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum) provide free entrance to their permanent exhibits all year, regardless of military affiliation.

P.S.  To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID.  The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members.  Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well.  Go here for helpful information.

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2015 TEXAS TAX-FREE HOLIDAY for Energy Star Appliances, Lightbulbs, Ceiling Fans & More — Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25

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Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be in the market for appliances, ceiling fans, or other Energy Star qualifying products (this can save them a bundle!)…

       

This Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25), Texas shoppers will again receive a break from paying sales tax on purchases of many energy-efficient products like fluorescent lightbulbs, ceiling fans, and energy-star home appliances — even energy-star rated college-dorm / compact-sized refrigerators qualify! This is an excellent way to get extra savings on any of the qualifying items, plus save on future energy costs too.

The energy-star products qualifying in 2015’s tax-free weekend include:

  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Energy Star Labeled Programmable thermostats
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less

The 2015 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 23, and ends on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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Qualifying products will need to display the ENERGY STAR logo which may appear on the appliance, the packaging or the Energy Guide label. The discount can also apply to delivery and installation fees and  there is no limit to the number of qualifying items one can purchase during this sales tax holiday.

:: To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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