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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 Family Friendly Outdoor “Beatles” Concert in Keller
- FREE Fireworks and Family Fun Event in Grapevine
- FREE Cowtown Farmers Market Summer Festival
- FREE Dance Festival at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
- FREE Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell Art Museum
- FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute band)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family.
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series,
click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
…Family Event at the Gaylord Texan
Friday, July 15, 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.
:: Cowtown Farmers Market Annual Summer Festival
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth’s producer-only farmers market, puts local food (grown within 150 miles of Fort Worth) in the spotlight at its annual festival held on Saturday. Besides fresh produce, you can score lots of other goodies like fresh bread, goat milk cheese, hot tamales and more. Insiders Tip: Get there early for best choices.
Festivities will include cooking demos by the Culinary School of Fort Worth, Cookbook signing by Chef Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s restaurant, tasting booths, prize drawings, live music, balloons for the kids, and more.
What: Get more info about the Cowtown Summer Festival here.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2011 ~ 9:00AM to Noon.
Where: West Fort Worth on the traffic circle.
Click here for a map and main location details.
:: 8th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
…Now Through July 24, 2011
The 8th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth continues with Aerial dance company Project IN Motion (Las Cruces, New Mexico). They will perform The Palace at Night near the reflecting pond at the museum. Palace at Night is a vignette of five aerial and terrestrial dance pieces choreographed using an elaborate sculptural apparatus where dancers will climb and twist in bungees and hammocks.
A variety of other 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: 3 Palace at Night performances ~ Friday July 15, 7:30pm,
Saturday July 16, 1pm and Sunday July 17, 1pm. Other events take
place through July 24th. View full schedule of festival events here.
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.
:: FREE! Blue Bell Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell
Sunday July 17, 2011
The Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell Ice Cream present “Ice Cream Sunday,” a free event at the Museum to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-Guided tours for families, as well as children’s movies are scheduled from 1PM to 3PM. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE.
What: Learn more about the Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell
Ice Cream Social, here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell and other details, click here.
When: Sunday, July 17, 2011 ~ Noon to 3:00PM
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, 2011
Learn to make the most of salads!
In this hour-long free class, Williams-Sonoma will deconstruct the salad, discussing the types of greens available and how to pair them with other ingredients to produce starters, side dishes and even main courses. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of dressings, along with make-ahead salads that are great for picnics and barbecues. As a bonus, participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
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 16-17 ~ 1 hour class times vary
from store to store, so 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.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Enjoy and Share! :)