Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (July 2-4 Edition) ~ FREE 4th Of July Fireworks, FREE Outdoor Concerts, and More Family Fun!

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click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:

• FREE 4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Shows
FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
• FREE Ft. Worth Stockyards 4th of July Events
• FREE Family Event at the Keller Pointe Pool
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot         


:: FREE Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows & Celebrations in
    Fort Worth & Dallas ~ It’s Kaboom Time!
Friday-Sunday July 2-4, 2010          


Grab the picnic basket and lawn chairs and head to one of the many FREE 
July 4th holiday celebrations for Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding
We’ve compiled ist of 15 of the best FREE fireworks shows
and DFW community family events including dates, times, and other
details you just might like to know, here.          

Some of our favorites include:          

  •  Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show (July 3)
    If fireworks Saturday evening fits into your plans, pop by
    Southlake’s family event on the Square.  They’ll have live Big
    Band and Cajun music, facepainting, and other family fun
    events, too! Don’t miss out on Milwaukee Joe’s Ice Cream while
    you are there (yum!!!)!
  • City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks (July 4)
    Features an evening of live music, family activities, jet ski
    performances on the Trinity River, and of course an amazing 
    fireworks show! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in
    “The Great Texas Hill Slide,” an attempt to set the world’s record for
    the most people sliding down a hill at one time (crazy fun!)!
  • Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (July 2-4)
    The whole city gets involved with an all weekend celebration
    including, live Big Band music and a dance, vintage car show,
    fireworks over the lake and lots more. Voted one of the top 5 Best
    Fireworks shows in Texas.
  • Irving’s Firecracker Fourth  (July 4)
    Fireworks over Lake Caroline and patriotic music from the Irving
    Symphony Orchestra, combine with the gorgeous setting of
    Williams Square (the building with the amazing horse statue in the
    plaza) to create a beautiful Fourth of July family event.
  • To see the full list of all 15 FREE DFW Fourth of July Events,
    click here.



:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
    Friday, July 2, 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
. 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.          

Details, Details
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, July 2, 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).
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
    donation to Tarrant Area Food Bank.



:: FREE ~ Spend 4th of July at the Ft. Worth Stockyards
    Sunday, July 4, 2010


Celebrate the Fourth with your family, cowboy style at Fort Worth’s
stockyards!  A fun day of activities is in store including: 

  • Live Music 2:00– 5:00PM
  • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive 11:30AM and 4:00PM
  • Petting Zoo 11:00AM–4:00PM
  • Gunfight Shows 11:45AM and 4:15PM
  • Face painter  12:00–4:00PM
  • Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp 1:30–2:30PM

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: Sunday, July 4, 11:00AM- 5:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Avenue.
    For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE.


:: Fourth of July Family Event at The Keller Pointe
    Sunday, July 4, 2010          


Take part in Keller’s annual “Fourth of July Spectacular” by making a
big splash at The Keller Pointe Outdoor Pool. The afternoon will be filled
with fun games, music, and lots of prizes for the little ones.      

Details, details
Get more information, here.
When: Sunday, July 4 ~ 2:00PM – 4:00PM
    Outdoor Pool Hours: 11:00AM to 5:30PM
Where: The Keller Pointe.  405 Rufe Snow Drive
FREE for members. Non-members will pay the regular daily fee
    for admittance.      



:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
    ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

    Saturday and Sunday, July 3 & 4, 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 (June 5 & 6) in
Fort Worth at the recently renovated Fort Worth Museum of Science
and History
. If you have not visited the museum since it reopened
late last year, you are in for a TREAT!

Details, details
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
    Science & History,
click here.
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, July 3 and 4 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, July 3, 2010          

        Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays          

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
the kids.

Details, details
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday July 3, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM

 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE



:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
    Saturday, July 3, 2010


This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Periscope 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.          

Details, details
For ages 5-12.  Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, July 3 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!        



I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July! :)   
Please remember those who fight for the freedoms we celebrate.


Enjoy and Share! :)           



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