ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
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• FREE Movie in the Park ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
• FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
• FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks & Family Fun Event
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams Sonoma
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
:: FREE ~ Downtown Fort Worth Outdoor Movie Event
Featuring, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG)
Saturday ~ August 7, 2010
Bring picnic snacks, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy Ferris Bueller’s
Day OFF on the big screen, under the stars at the recently renovated &
beautiful Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth (the park with the
huge cutout silhouette sculpture of the man holding a briefcase).
P.S. Don’t let the heat scare you away! The Downtown Fort Worth
event team has ordered 4 turbo misters to cool things down!
What: For details about the movie in the park event, go here. For
details about the newly renovated Burnett park, click here.
Where: Burnett Park ~ 7th St. Downtown. Click here for
When: Saturday, August 7, 2010 ~Movie begins at 8:30 PM.
:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
Friday, August 6, 2010
Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends with First Friday on
the Green, a FREE monthly live music series rolled out by Fort Worth
South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and
enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.
Hungry? Enjoy one of the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants beforehand
or take in Chadra Mezza & Grill which will be selling their tasty fare at the
event. No outside coolers or food please.
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
revitalization (and suburban greatness) of the Near Southside FW.
Get more info here.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb,
between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village
Homes row houses). Find a map here.
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
donation to Southside Church of Christ who will be accepting donations
for school supplies.
:: FREE City of Grapevine Firework Fridays & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan
Friday, August 6, 2010 (and each Friday through Labor Day)
Friday nights in Grapevine will sparkle with spectacular firework shows each
Friday, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your
family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Hotel.
Led by the majestic Queen of Hearts, the cast of characters from Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland parade through the Gaylord hotel atrium to
the roof of the resort garage to experience the fireworks display and family
fun & games.
What: This event is for all ages and will have a DJ, games for kids, and
food and beverages for purchase. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more details about the Gaylord Texan family
event, go here.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010
8:30-10:00PM Family-friendly parade, games and events
9:30PM Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Where: Parade starts in the Lone Star Atrium at the Gaylord Texan
Resort. View the fireworks on level 5 of the Resort Garage.
Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.
Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine lake park at 9:30PM.
Find a map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.
:: Enjoy a FREE Family Fun day at the Amon Carter Museum!
Sunday, February 8, 2010
The Amon Carter museum, a local jewel of a spot is offering a fun afternoon
for the whole family with their program, International Adventure. Get
creative with FREE art-making and other fun activities for kids while
learning about international art on display in the galleries.
Special performances, storytime and refreshments round out the
afternoon of exciting activities the family can enjoy.
When: Sunday, August 8, 2010 ~ 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is
always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!
:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2010
Bank of America’s 2010 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE
admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating
museums throughout the U.S.
This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (August 6th & 7th)
in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
program, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
Science & History, click 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, 1600 Gendy St.
(corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). Click here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)
Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:
:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays
for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special
event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 2010
Try something new in the kitchen!
Williams Sonoma’s technique class is teaching the Sous Vide method of
cooking, popular with chefs around the world. This week’s lesson will
demonstrate the basics of this technique ~ foods cooked in a vacuum
with precise temperature controls, producing tender succulent foods
Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8 ~ Note: 1 hour class times
vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.
This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE School Bus Pencil
Organizer to take home.
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.
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, August 7 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! :)
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