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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates, here (also FREE!).
This weekend’s highlights include:
- FREE 4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Shows
- FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Arlington Featuring: The Killdares, Mingo Fishtrap and Radney Foster
- FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
- FREE Ft. Worth Stockyards 4th of July Events
- FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
- FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
- FREE Family Event at the Keller Pointe Pool
:: FREE Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows & Celebrations in
Fort Worth & Dallas ~ It’s Kaboom Time!
….Friday to Monday, July 1-4, 2011
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 areas. We’ve compiled ist of 15 of the best FREE fireworks shows and DFW community family events including dates, times, and other details you might like to know, here.
A few of our favorites include:
- Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show (July 3)
If fireworks Sunday evening fits into your plans, pop by Southlake’s family event on the Square. They’ll have live Big Band and other live music, face painting, and even an F-16 Flyover! Don’t miss out on our favorite local ice cream ~ 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 float down the Trinity River (free tubes and kayaks provided).
- Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (July 1-4)
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.
- To see the full list of all 15 FREE DFW Fourth of July Events, click here.
:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, July 1-3, 2011
Join your family and friends at this weekends FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of Levitt Pavilion’s 50 nights of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The entertainment schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, pop, latin, country and even special events just for kids.
The Friday evening concert (July 1) features one of our favorite local bands The Killdares – a fantastic blend of rock, pop, and celtic sound. Saturday’s concert (July 2) brings to the stage bluesy-soulsy favorite Mingo Fishtrap (previously performed with performed with such artists as Sting and Blues Traveler). Lyrical country musician, Radney Foster (July 3) rounds out the concert weekend of music. Sunday’s concert will also feature the Light Up Arlington fireworks at 9:45 p.m. (concert will continue after the fireworks).
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s 50 day of concerts,
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 complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).
:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
Friday, July 1, 2011
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 South. 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.
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
First Fridays on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, July 1, 2011 ~ 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 Cenikor in the form of cash or laundry detergent.
:: FREE ~ Celebrate Independence Day at the Ft. Worth Stockyards
…Saturday, July 2, 2011
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
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, July 2, 11:00AM- 5:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange Avenue.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE. Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp is $1 per person.
:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
…ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Saturday and Sunday, July 2 & 3, 2011
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 (July 2 & 3) in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
program, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
Science & History, click here.
How: 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 2 and 3 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 2, 2011
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
:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, July 2, 2011
This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Drink Coaster Set 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.
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, July 2 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating
location, click here.
Monday, July 4, 2011
What: Get more information, here.
When: Monday, July 4 ~ 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Outdoor Pool Hours: 12:00PM to 7:00PM
Where: The Keller Pointe. 405 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: FREE for members. Non-members will pay the regular daily fee
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!
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