Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Jan. 14-16) ~ Stock Show & Rodeo Parade, Decorating Class, Boat Show & More FREE Family Fun

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Fort Worth Stock Show Kick-off Parade
  • FREE TCU Rose Bowl Championship Celebration
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class
  • FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
  • FREE Boat Show, Seminars & Family Activities    


:: FREE ~ 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Parade ~
    The largest western themed parade in the world!
    Saturday, January 15


Oh I love a parade!  Over 100,000 people will line the streets of
downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate
the opening of the 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.       

This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the
 largest western themed parade, as well as the longest 100%
non-motorized (no cars) parade in the world.        

Details, details
Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse
    (Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main
    towards the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on
    Houston St.   Click here to view the official parade route.
Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots (Sundance Square,
    the parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing
    spot. Or, take the TRE train to the Fort Worth ITC station, and walk
    up 9th Street to the Convention Center (the middle of the parade
Cost: FREE!


:: Take in some traditional Western fun at the legendary
    2011 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Opens today and runs through February 5, 2011


Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western
heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.  Events include
rodeo action (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more.        

There are lots of special activities to enjoy and the schedule
of events
is fresh each day.       

Details, details
The 2011 Stock Show and Rodeo schedule of events changes daily. 
   • To get the schedule of daily events, click here
   • For the schedule of special activities, click here
   • To see the musical entertainment schedule, click here.
When: Now through February 5, 2011
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Click here for driving directions.
How:  A Special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and
    Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly to the front
    gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only
    $1.00 each way.    To find out more, click here.
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show for FREE or Half Price,
click here.   Otherwise, General Admission is:  
    Adults ~$10, Children 6 – 16 ~ $5, Children 5 & Under ~ FREE       


:: FREE ~ TCU Championship Team Rose Bowl Celebration
Sunday, January 16, 2011


A celebration to honor the TCU football team’s Rose Bowl championship
and undefeated season will be held Sunday at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. 
This event is FREE  and will feature TCU football coach Gary Patterson,
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief, and others.   This year, The Horned
Frogs posted their first undefeated season since winning the 1938 national
championship, and won 13 games in a season for the first time in its
history.  Congratulations TCU!!!

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Sunday, January 16 ~ 4:00PM (gates open at 2:30PM)
Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, January 16, 2011


Learn Quick Indoor Grilling Techniques!
In the 2nd of a 3 part series on Fresh and Fast Cooking, Williams-Sonoma
will highlight the technique of indoor grilling  with quick to prepare recipes
for vegetables and meats.

All participants will receive a 10% OFF coupon to use in-store
as well!

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
For more information, go here.
When:  Sunday, January 16 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from
    store to store, so be sure to call for exact times.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


:: FREE Bedroom Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
     Sunday, January 16, 2011


Get new ideas for decorating your home!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful
tips for decorating your bedroom. This week’s class covers all the basics
of selecting and arranging furniture, choosing window treatments, and
more ideas for creating a comfy space.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Sunday, January 16. Times vary by store, so be sure to call.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


:: FREE Boat Show and Seminars at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, January 14-23


This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE
Boat Show.
  There are several FREE seminars offered, family activities
(build your own boat and race), FREE refreshments and more! Activities
vary by day (with most happening on the weekends).       

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.    

Details, details
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sundays, January 14-23.
    For schedule of seminars and activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!               


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