Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: August 26-28 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • CHEAP Circus Tickets ~ Circo Del Rey Circus in Keller 
  • FREE Fireworks and Family Fun Event in Grapevine
  • FREE How to Eat Fried Worms Family Movie
  • FREE! Ivan Tolbert & D. Ella Vaughn Jazz Concert
  • FREE Gluten-Free Baking Class at Williams Sonoma
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes


:: The Circo Del Rey Circus is This Weekend in Keller!
Friday and Saturday,  August 26 & 27

Circo Del Rey is not a traditional 3-ring circus. It is a story-oriented experience, and much like Cirque du Soleil,  it is a high-energy spectacular that features incredible high-wire acts, the death-defying Motorcycle Cage of Death, astonishing illusions and much more.  In fact, many of the performers are Cirque du Soleil members, appearing in their off-time with Circo Del Rey!  There will be 3 Circo Del Rey performances and tickets are as low as $7 each ~ a cheap outing for the whole family.

Details, details
What: For more information about Circo Del Rey, click here (and scroll to the bottom of the page).
When:  Performances will take place Friday, August 26 at 7pm & Saturday, August 27 at 11am and 5pm.
Where: Hosted at Northwood Church in Keller (go here for directions).
Tickets are as low as $7 each. You can purchase tickets for your family (here) and save 30% OFF with the “Friends and Neighbors” ticket package!


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

Friday, August 26, 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!  How to Eat Fried Worms Family Movie Showing
Saturday, August 27, 2011

Join the Fort Worth Central Library and other families for a free showing
of the film How to Eat Fried Worms on Saturday, August 27th.

About the movie:  On the first day of school, 11-year-old Billy throws a worm at Joe, the school bully. To settle the score, Joe challenges Billy to a bet: He has to eat ten worms in one day. And so Billy sets out to win the respect of everyone – by eating the worms. Based on the book by Thomas Rockwell. Rated PG

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the Discovery Theater 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. 


:: FREE! Ivan Tolbert & D. Ella Vaughn  Jazz Concert
Sunday, August 28
, 2011

Local talent and recording artists, Ivan Tolbert and D. Ella Vaughn will be performing songs from a variety of styles, including jazz standards, classical, pop, country and Broadway. Don’t miss this entertaining and impressive performance. Free and open to the public.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the jazz concert event, click here.
Sunday, August 28, 2011 ~ 3:00PM
Where: Downtown at the Fort Worth Central LibraryYou 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.


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, August 28, 2011

August technique lessons at Williams-Sonoma will focus on honing your everyday family cooking skills.  This week’s lesson partners with BabyCakes, the award-winning New York bakery, and will focus on gluten-free baking. 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 28 ~ 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.

P.S.  You can find all the archived recipes and tips for the last couple of years worth of Williams-Sonoma technique classes, here ~ a GREAT cooking resource!


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a School Locker
Saturday, August 27, 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 insure
you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!

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