Frugal and Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: July 29-31 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • National Cutting Horse Association Competition Finals
  • FREE Fireworks and Family Fun Event in Grapevine
  • FREE Indie Pop Outdoor Concert in Southlake
  • FREE Jazz Concert in Downtown Fort Worth


:: FREE! Family Festival: Art Spark At the Kimbell
Saturday, July 30, 2011


Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. This event will feature creative art-making activities that will help you discover where the world’s greatest artists find inspiration and ignite your own original art-making ideas.  Admission to the Picasso and Braque special exhibitions is also FREE (normally $8/person) during the event.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell Art Spark family event, click here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell, click here.
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00PM
Cost: FREE! 


::  National Cutting Horse Association Competition Finals
Now through Saturday July 30, 2011     

Spend the weekend at the National Cutting Horse Finals!  Experience quintessential Fort Worth with a Cowboy riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the Cutting Horse competition, click here.
  Now through Saturday, July 30, 2011. To view the weekend’s schedule and event list, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth. Get directions here and
go here
and enter promo code “WRMC” to save $1 on parking.
Cost: General Admission is $8


:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

    Friday, July 29, 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.

Details, details
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.
 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.


:: FREE Indie Rock Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
 Saturday, July 30, 2011  

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square listening to some fun indie pop/rock music from The Bright. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family. You’ll be treated to an entertaining show brought to you by the Arts Council Northeast. Light refreshments will be sold (but alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not allowed).

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! Mariah Picot Jazz Concert ~ Downtown Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31
, 2011

Singer and songwriter Mariah Picot takes you on a journey of sound and sight, performing a selection of jazz-influced music combined with a visual presentation of intriguing art.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the jazz concert event, click hereRead about the jazz talent of Mariah Picot here.
When: Sunday, July 31, 2011 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the Tandy Lecture Hall of the Fort Worth Central Library.
You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.
The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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