FRUGAL & FUN FRIDAYS IN FORT WORTH ~ Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

Enjoy a Free and Fun Family Time at the Gaylord Texan Resort

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The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine invites visitors to experience a fun outing, at the grandest hotel in the area. Thursdays through Sundays, until September 6, they will feature a variety of festive events and entertainment. 

Some of the resort’s family fun events include:

Texas-sized Electric Train Exhibit
Gaylord Texan’s train exhibit, sponsored by Lionel, is sure to impress train enthusiasts of all ages!
Dates and Times: Available for viewing day and night until Sept. 6.
Location & Cost: Riverwalk Atrium at Gaylord Texan.  FREE!

“Summer Blast” City of Grapevine Firework Fridays
Summer nights at the Gaylord Texan will sparkle with spectacular firework shows presented by the City of Grapevine. Fireworks can be viewed on top of Gaylord Texan’s garage or on their outdoor grounds.  The garage viewing area is for all ages and will have a DJ, games for kids, and food and beverage for purchase. Both local and hotel guests can attend. 
Date and Times:Family Friendly games and events, Friday from 8:30-10:00 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Location & Cost: Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  FREE!

Strolling Entertainment
Discover a variety of strolling entertainment throughout the hotel grounds, including magicians, balloon artists, guitar players, caricature artists, the Gold Cowboy, jugglers, Miki the Monkey, the Texas Roper, and face painters!
Dates and Times
Friday, 4:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 4:00-9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location & Cost: Throughout Gaylord Texan’s indoor atriums.  FREE!

Texan Rocks!
Texas musical trio, “3 Fools on 3 Stools” will entertain visitors on top of the hotel’s large canyon rocks with their music, savvy wit, and audience interaction! All ages welcome.
Dates and Times: Saturdays, 9:00-9:30 p.m.
Location & Cost Lone Star Atrium at Gaylord Texan. FREE!

Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.





Pick one of the Free Weekend Concerts sponsored
by the University of North Texas


Take advantage of the top notch musical offerings from the University of North Texas Music School, one of the nation’s finest comprehensive music schools.  This weekend’s schedule, a series of musical events on Argentine chamber song, includes:

Argentine Romantic Songs, Lost and Found Music
by Juan Pedro Esnaola
Concert Featuring Patricia González, soprano; Elvia Puccinelli, piano; Dawn De Rycke, guitar; Jaymee Haefner, harp
Date and Time: Friday, August 28, 8:00 p.m.
Location & Cost UNT, College of Music Building, Recital Hall. FREE!

Far more than tango, A song recital
Featuring Patricia González, soprano 

Date and Time: Sunday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.
Location & Cost UNT, College of Music Building, Recital Hall. FREE!





 Take a FREE Ride on Fort Worth’s New Molly the Trolley
~ Routes: Downtown, Sundance Square, Stockyards, and more ~

Don your favorite Cowboy hat and boots, and play tourist!  Enjoy a free trolley ride around Sundance Square and other parts of downtown (or take the trip to The Stockyards for a small fee). Fort Worth’s new “Molly The Trolley” is a vintage-style streetcar and a great way to visit key sites, dining, and other locations.  


What: Use the Trolley to get to Bass Hall, Fort Worth Water Gardens, the Stockyards, Convention Center, and more.  Click here for complete route details.

When: Monday-Sunday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM  (through Nov. 28, 2009) 

Where: Park for free at Sundance Square or the parking garage next to the Bass Hall or one of the many other parking spaces close to the routes. 



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