Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: August 19-21 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Family Event
  • FREE Fireworks and Family Fun Event in Grapevine
  • FREE Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
  • CHEAP Kids Cow Camp at the Ft. Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Techniques Class at Williams Sonoma
  • FREE Fall Decorating Class at Pottery Barn


:: FREE Brave Combo Concert & Family Fun Event in Keller
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Relax under the big Texas sky (or a big shade tree), watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun outdoor concert featuring favorite local band, Brave Combo! Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series,
click here. For more about Brave Combo, click here.
When: Saturday, August 20, 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, August 19, 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 Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21

This weekend, bring your family to Cabela’s FREE Outdoor weekend education event packed with a long list of FREE seminars that take place all day Saturday and Sunday.  There will be demonstrations by the Cowtown Hunting Retriever Club, an introduction to archery class, a fly fishing/casting class including lessons, catfish fishing tips from a professional guide, a duck and goose calling techniques class, and many more great seminars!

Take a look at the full schedule of events and seminars here.

Details, details
What: For more information about Cabela’s FREE Fall classes, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday August 20-21, 2011
Go here to see the full schedule of events.
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabela Drive (State Hwy 170 and I-35W)
Cost: FREE!


:: Fun! Fort Worth Cow Camp for Kids at the Stockyards
    Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Saturday, August 20, 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here.


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, August 21, 2011

August technique lessons at Williams-Sonoma will focus on honing your everyday family cooking skills.  This week’s lesson will focus on time-saving techniques for weeknight cooking. They will teach you how to get multiple meals out of one (i.e. when you’re roasting a chicken or cooking a beef brisket, prepare extra so you can create more meals during the week). Learn to make a master recipe along with dishes that feature leftovers in inventive new ways. You’ll also get an opportunity to try delicious samples, and save 10% off on purchases made the same day!

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

Details, details
For more information, click here.
Sunday, August 21 ~ 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! Call your local store to RSVP.


:: FREE Pottery Barn Class: Decorating Your Home for Autumn
    Sunday, August 21, 2011

Get fresh ideas for decorating your home for the fall season!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for decorating your home for the fall!

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Sunday, August 21  ~ Times & dates differ by store ~ be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Enjoy and Share! :)

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Register To Win A Family 4-Pack Of Tickets To The Circo Del Rey Circus!

2 Winners will receive:

  • 4 Tickets to the August 27, Saturday morning Circo Del Rey performance
  • Priority seating (gives you some of the best seats in the house!)
  • 4 Tickets to the Chick-Fil-A Breakfast with the Stars
  • 4 Circo Del Rey T-Shirts
  • $10 per person in Food Vouchers for Intermission


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