ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…
Are you ENJOYING this weather as much as me?!?! Our friends at the Weather Channel tell us we should have beautiful fall weather in store for us this weekend, so be sure to include something fun to do outside!
FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #1
The Fort Worth Visitors Bureau has published a clever collection of illustrated “points of interest” city maps, making it simple to customize your own self-guided walking or driving tour. For instance, the Cultural District’s map points out the district’s many museum locations, the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens…even outdoor sculptures are easy to find. Map choices include:
- DFW Area Map
- Cultural District Walking Map
- Downtown Walking Map
- Stockyards District Walking Map
FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #2
Preservation is the Art of the City Art Show and Sale
Nonprofit Art Gallery Event Supporting
Historic Fort Worth Preservation Efforts
If you did not make it to “Preservation is the Art of the City” for the Gallery night opening last weekend, be sure to take some time to visit this FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring 49 jury-selected artists (extends through next week). Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort Worth as well as support local studio artists. To get acquainted with the artists highlighted and the Historic Fort Worth, Inc. organization, click here.
What: For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When: Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 26, 2009:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy
FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #3
Abraham Lincoln, 200th Birthday Travelling Exhibit
This week, the FW Public Library Foundation is premiering “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibit that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy. The Downtown, Central Library is the ONLY STOP in Texas for the collection.
Guests who visit this exhibit will be among the first to view the Abraham Lincoln Collection from the Dow Foundation as well as The Pate Lincoln Collection.
What: For more details, go to fortworthlibrary.org
When: Ongoing Exhibit, Through October 4 during normal library hours
Where: 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
Cost: FREE and open to the public (FREE downtown parking, too).