FREE! Fort Worth Jazz Series Featuring Vocalist Breggett Rideau ~ Thursday, July 21

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Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present, with Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of internationally and locally known talent, the lineup offers everything from latin jazz to the blues.  All concerts are FREE and open to the public and take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month through September.

July’s Third Thursday Jazz Series Features Breggett Rideau & Her All Female Group | Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30PM
Vocalist Breggett Rideau and her all female group perform music from the heart and soul of a woman, featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll selections. This grammy-nominated jazz songstress has garnered critical acclaim for her talents, and as a vocalist, her music stints have encompassed sharing the stage with such greats as Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Miller.

Details, details
What: Visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website for more info.
When: Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30pm. See the monthly lineup below for additional concert dates.
Where:  In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. Park FREE for 2½ hours at 2 nearby garages by validating your ticket at the library’s circulation desk — Third Street Garage (at Third and Taylor) OR City Place North Garage (at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets).  There are also 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library that offer FREE parking after 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

Third Thursday Jazz Series Future Date Lineup

  • August 18 – An Evening with the Music of Kurt Weill  | The Stefan Karlsson Quintet will feature the music of the highly acclaimed German composer, Kurt Weill.
  • September 15 – Hot Latin Jazz Vibes!  |  Join the Dana Sudborough Latin Jazz Quartet for original Latin Jazz music by vibraphonist and composer Dana Sudborough.

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July 15-17 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth: Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Boot Camps!
  • FREE Comedy in the Park Bear Creek Park Grand Opening Celebration Family Event
  • FREE National Cutting Horse Assoc. Competition & Show
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Summer Camp Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter
Featuring O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, PG-13) on the museum’s lawn.  Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Please note that only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program (not the building), and no glass bottles or pets, please.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the event (here).
When:  Friday, July 15, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00 p.m.; film begins at 8:30 p.m. Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.  
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE (but donations are appreciated)!  Do note that the museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (Parking information, here).

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Radney Forester, & More
Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17, 2016

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

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

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen
Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bring your bicycle and join Mayor Betsy for the Tour de Fort Worth and FitWorth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers. Please wear blue to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the police officers who keep us safe.  

Details, details
What: Learn more about Tour de Fort Worth  and the Ride of Silence here.
Where:
  Riders meet at the Aledo Park & Ride (at the intersection of 1187 and I-20). 
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 16, 2016

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 Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Boot camps, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 16 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. 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 Comedy in the Park and Bear Creek Park
Grand Reopening Celebration Family Event

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 

 

Keller Parks and Recreation is celebrating the grand reopening of Bear Creek Park with a night of music, comedy, food and fun for all ages. A ribbon cutting for the park kicks off the evening. Then, enjoy a live band and delicious food vendors before the premiere of a brand new event: Comedy in the Park featuring a series of family friendly comedians.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s family event, click here 
When: Saturday, July 16, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
July 16 to August 6, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular and experience quintessential Fort Worth with a horse and riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s show and competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where:   Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: July 16 to August 6, 2016 ~ See the daily schedule here.
Cost: FREE!  Please note that some events do require tickets and there is a charge to park.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community yoga class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about yoga  at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Summer Camp & Outdoor Fun Event at Bass Pro
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Summer Camp and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including a free catch and release pond, crafts,  games, kids shooting arcade, workshops, outdoor activities, free photos, and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 24, 2016. For a schedule of daily activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe of Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, July 17, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 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, July 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

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

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Mark Your Calendar! Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Next Sale ~ July 28-30

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Need to update your wardrobe? Be sure to save the date for the next Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale ~ July 28-30. Our readers tell us that this is their favorite fashion warehouse sale and definitely worth the drive to Dallas ~ we agree! We always save a bundle off retail prices (50 to 75% OFF) and end up with gorgeous clothes at below wholesale, usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores!

The direct from the designer warehouse clothing sale only opens their doors to the public four times a year. This sale will be huge with over 18,000 pieces starting at $20 and sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and 1X-3X).

INSIDER TIPS: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday on a surprise category, so be sure to ask about this special offer to stretch your savings. 

Stay tuned…

We will head to Dallas to get a sneak look at the sale and share some of our favorite finds with you! In the mean time, be sure to carve out time on your calendar and save the date!

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Details, details
When: July 28 to 30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, there is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Top FREE 2016 July 4th Weekend Fireworks Shows and Events — Fort Worth & Dallas Area

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Grab your lawn chairs and head to one of these FREE July Fourth celebrations and fireworks displays in Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding DFW communities.

Events are listed by date and in alphabetical order by community.

:: SATURDAY, JULY 2 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

:: SUNDAY, JULY 3 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the nationally recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison.  The 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Plus there is food, live music and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show with skydivers and more.
Where: The fireworks display and the Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from almost anywhere in Addison. Go here for a list of fireworks watch party locations.
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Addison Airport show begins at 7:30PM and Fireworks start about 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, kids area, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in Arlington. Features a music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall, set to music from 95.9 The Ranch.
Where: Downtown Arlington. Go here for a map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE! Note that some activities like the petting zoo require a small fee.

Granbury
What:
 Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy a night of family fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, fireworks, food, music and more! Live music by Professor D.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.  Complimentary shuttles will be available at the park entrance.
When: July 3. Family activities begin at 6pm and fireworks at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Event and Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music/entertainment, fireworks celebration and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

:: MONDAY, JULY 4 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Arlington
What: 51st Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade.
Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas!
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live music entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, a classic car show, festival food and spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18 and free for children two years old and younger. On site parking is $15-20.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Live rock concert by Journey Tribute Band, “Escape,” and fireworks show.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ The gates open at 5PM, the concert starts at 7:30PM and the fireworks at 9:20PM.
Cost: FREE!

Dallas
What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration

The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature  spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, entertainment, kids activities, midway games, and a variety of live music. Access to concession stands will be available throughout Fair Park.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas ~ 1121 First Ave • Dallas
When: July 4 ~ 9:00AM to 10:00PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from legendary 80s rock band, Loverboy, the Lewisville ISD children’s parade, Kid’s Zone activities (complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more), vintage auto show, and a great fireworks show!
Where: Flower Mound ~ Go here for directions and parking info.
When: July 4, Children’s Parade begins at 10:00AM, Gates for the festival activities will open at 5PM and fireworks begin at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth Fourth Fireworks

Fort Worth
What: Fort Worth’s Fourth Family Event
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex! It offers an evening of free music, family fun, F-16 flyover, flyboard shows, zipline, bounce houses, miniature golf, festival food, huge fireworks display, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with kayaking and free river-tubing — tubes are free but supplies are limited, so feel free to bring your own.
When: July 4, Festival and shows starts at 2:00PM.  Fireworks shoot off at 10:00PM. See the complete schedule here.
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Go here for directions and parking.


Local Traffic Tips: With an anticipated crowd of more than 100,000 for the various Fort Worth 4th of July events, the Fort Worth Police Department has put together a traffic plan to make it quicker and safer to get to and from Panther Island (or other downtown Fort Worth event locations).  Go here to learn more.
Cost: FREE!  Parking at Panther Island varies from $5 to $10.

Fort Worth Stockyards
What: 4th of July Family Event at the Stockyards
Celebrate the Fourth in the Fort Worth Stockyards! Activities include face-painting for kids, live music, and a Legends of Texas gunfight show after each cattle drive — all inside Stockyards Station!
When: July 4. See the complete schedule here.
Where:  Fort Worth Stockyards
Cost: FREE!

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Fireworks, food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), 5K run, street entertainment, and more.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and for the fireworks show.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.  Fireworks are visible around Frisco City Hall and Toyota Stadium (the corner of Dallas Parkway and Main Street).
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:00PM (approx.)
Cost: FREE!

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 34th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
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Celebrate America’s birthday at Grapevine’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Be prepared to be astonished by the 26-minute fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from almost any lakeside location as well as several other places throughout Grapevine including Gaylord Texan Resort’s parking garage (with a parking fee), Admission is free at most viewing locations. 
Where:
Best fireworks viewing locations are Oak Grove Park and Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine (map here) or on top of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort — our favorite spot, but there is a parking fee.
Local Traffic Tips:  In the interest of public safety, the City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. Additionally, parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Note that some parks along Lake Grapevine, as well as the Gaylord Texan, charge an admission fee of $5 to $15 per vehicle (good news — most parks are free).  Also, note that a few parks (info here) are closed due to high waters.

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence.  The fun begins with a community parade followed by a reception at Heritage Park.  Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.
Where: Go here for the parade route.  Fireworks will take place on the south side of  Lake Carolyn ~ 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd. For the updated fireworks show parking map, go here.
When: July 4 ~ Parade begins at 9:00AM. |  Pre-fireworks family event and entertainment begins at 6:00PM & fireworks at 9:30PM.  Parking gate opens at 5:00PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10/car, cash only

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
The city’s annual fireworks show, Red White & Lewisville, will return with a pow and flash on Monday, July 4.
Where: For Fireworks, the best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and  State Highway 121.
When: July 4, The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE!

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Northeast Tarrant County Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show — Sponsored by the Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the multi-city Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include kid’s activities, bounce houses, contests, a salute to veterans, stage performances and festival food.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or Wiley G Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Come early, get a great parking spot and enjoy family entertainment starting at 5:00PM. Free concert begins at 8:00PM. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Some activities require a small fee.

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June 24-26 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa
    Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Outdoor Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Teen Night at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Ironman Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Summer Camp Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE FitWorth Fun Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 24, 2016

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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 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 24, 2016. 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 Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Daily Events through Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ballet Concerto’s 35th annual free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. 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: Trinity Park Pavilion at 2300 West 7th St. in 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 26 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Knox Hamilton and Lone Star Circus
Friday and Sunday, June 24 and 26, 2016

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

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

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:: FREE Teen Night at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Designed by teens, for teens! This first annual teen-only event features a night of dancing, food, free giveaways, and much more. Explore the museum through creative art-making projects, contribute to collaborative art pieces, go on a scavenger hunt with friends, or compete in trivia games! Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE?!  Event also includes:

  • Free Kimbell Teens t-shirts for the first 200 teens in the door
  • Free Steel City Pops popsicles for the first 250 teens in the door
  • Free Kimbell Teen Night tote bags for the first 300 teens in the door (and you get to block print them yourself

Note: Everything happens after the Museum closes to the public. This program is exclusively for teens, Grades 9–12 — Please bring your high school ID.

Details, Details
What: For more information and details, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, June 25, 2016 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city, and celebrate National Dairy Month at Historic Nash Farm! You’ll learn where milk comes from, see demonstrations of milking a cow, churn your own butter, and have fun taking a wagon ride. Please note that registration is required and participants of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or
at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is $3 per person. Wagon rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get your groove 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 25, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Ironman Inspired Project
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Saturday, June 25, 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 Ironman Marvel Avengers 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, June 25, 2016~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location,click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Family Summer Camp & Outdoor Fun Event at Bass Pro
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Summer Camp and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including a free catch and release pond, crafts,  games, kids shooting arcade, workshops, outdoor activities, free photos, and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 24, 2016. For a schedule of daily activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Family Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bring your bicycle, your helmet, and your sense of adventure and join Mayor Betsy and the FitWorth folks for a fun Tour de Fort Worth kick-of ride at Joe T. Garcia’s! This ride starts off 21-days of organized bike rides including 8 walkable and kid-friendly routes.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Tour de Fort Worth  and the FitWorth 21-days of bike rides here.
Where:
  Kick-Off Ride at Joe T. Garcia’s ~ Fort Worth
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 ~ 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe of Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 14.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

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

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RARE Hunter Rain Boot Sale — Up To 30% Off at Rue La La

With all the rainy weather we’ve had lately, you might want to check out this rare Memorial Day Weekend deal on top-of-the-line Hunter rain boots for the whole family…

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Hunter Rain boot fans: Rue La La has an exclusive sale happening now with styles for women, men, and kids, discounted up to 30% OFF! Those who have shopped Hunter brand boots know that this is a rare sale on these stylish, but hard-working & protective rain boots.

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Sale prices start at $34.99 and come in a range of colors, boot heights, sizes, and styles. Do hurry, because the sale ends this Monday and some items will undoubtedly sell out with this popular brand!

How to get the offer:

  1. Sign up or sign in to Rue La La.  If you are not a member ~ join here for FREE (read our review below to learn more about Rue La La). Once you are signed up/signed in…
  2. Go to the Hunter Boutique at Rue La La .  You can find this boutique by clicking on this link and then scroll through to the boutique (look for the Hunter Boots image below).
  3. Shop now through Monday, May 30, 2016. Several items have already sold out, so the sooner you look, the better the selection.

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It is worth checking out this flash/daily deal site (owned by PayPal) which offers every day quality brands (like New Balance, KitchenAid, Lego and Melissa & Doug) to very high-end boutique brands (such as Michael Kors, Le Creuset, Gucci, Badgley Mischka, Halston, and Marc Jacobs) ~ all at discount outlet store prices.  Every day you’ll find new bargains including beautiful clothes, magazine-page worthy home decor, toys, housewares and lots more!

Rue La La describes themselves as “an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.” Membership is invitation-only.  And, joining is FREE.

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2016 TEXAS TAX-FREE HOLIDAY for Energy Star Appliances, Lightbulbs, Ceiling Fans & More — Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30

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Please share on Facebook or pass this along to anyone you know who might be in the market for new appliances, ceiling fans, air conditioners, clothes washers, or other Energy Star qualifying products (this can save them a bundle!)…even incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs receive tax-free status this weekend!

This Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30), Texas shoppers receive a break from paying sales tax on purchases of many energy-efficient products like fluorescent light bulbs, ceiling fans, and energy-star home appliances like refrigerators, washers, and more 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 2016’s tax-free weekend include:

  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Delivery, shipping, and handling for any of these items are also excluded from tax!

The 2016 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 28, and ends on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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Qualifying products will need to display the ENERGY STAR logo which will appear on the appliance, the packaging, or the Energy Guide label. The discount also applies 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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