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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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This weekend’s highlights include:
- FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
- Parker County Peach Festival in Weatherford
- FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
- FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma – From Scratch Ice Cream!
- FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowes
:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
…Family Event at the Gaylord Texan
Friday, July 8, 2011 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)
Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular firework shows each Friday through the summer, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform, and they will have a DJ, games for kids, and food and beverages for purchase.
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When: Every Friday through Labor Day
• 8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
• 9:00PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click
here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also
be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of
viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.
:: Parker County/Weatherford Peach Festival
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Parker County Peach Festival, hosted in Weatherford Texas, is a local tradition that has been fun for families for many years. With over 200 arts and crafts booths, food, and activities for the kiddos, this is a great spot for the whole family to have some fun. You will have the opportunity to sample all kinds of delectable peach goodies too ~ like peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach jam, and the list goes on! Live music will feature American Idol finalist Tim Halperin.
What: Get more info about the Parker County Peach festival, here.
When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 ~ 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: Historic Downtown Weatherford. Click here for directions.
Cost: $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE!
:: 8th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
…July 8 to 24, 2011
The 8th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth kicks off Friday, July 8 with a Choreographers Showcase at 8pm
in the Grand Lobby. A variety of festival events are scheduled through July 24 and include lectures, site-specific performances, and films from the Dance On Camera festival of New York City.
What: This modern dance event is for all ages. For more information
about the 8th Annual Modern Dance Festival , click here.
When: The Choreographers Showcase kick off event is Friday, July 8
at 8:00PM. Other events take place between July 8-24. View full
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE for live performances and lectures. Paid admission
is required for the Let’s Dance! Modern Film Fest.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, 2011
Learn to make homemade ice cream!
Summer time is a perfect time to learn new cooking techniques ~ especially when it comes to ice cream from scratch! This week’s lesson at Williams-
Sonoma will show how to create tempting flavor combinations, along with other irresistible frozen favorites like sorbet and ice pops. You’ll get an opportunity to try delicious samples, too (my mouth is already watering)!
Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 9-10~ Note: 1 hour class times vary
from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.
:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Tow Truck Project
Saturday, July 9, 2011
This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home.
All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to make sure you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, July 9, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location & RSVP, click here.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Enjoy and Share! :)