Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: September 23-25 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Fort Worth Day in the District ~ Get FREE admission to world-class museums & cultural district destinations
  • FREE Keller Rock the Park ~ A fun & FREE event for the entire family.
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A terrific gallery of fine art by local artists, supporting Historic Fort Worth.
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ A FREE cooking class demonstrating the use of olive oil.
  • FREE Pottery Barn Free Decorating Class ~ Learn how to create a beautiful and inviting living room environment.
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s ~ Help your kids learn a new woodworking skill.
  • FREE American Girl Craft Event at Michael’s ~ A fun “make-it-take-it” craft event for the American Girl fan in your family.


:: FREE ~ 9 Fort Worth Museums & Cultural District Destinations
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day in the Cultural District Fort Worth logo

This Saturday, Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its 6th annual
Day in the District. 9
museum and cultural district destinations offer FREE admission AND FREE family friendly performances, activities, and other
special events all day. Participating destinations include:

  1. Amon Carter Museum
  2. Kimbell Art Museum
  3. Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  4. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  5. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  6. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  7. Log Cabin Village
  8. Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  9. Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
    ~ newly added this year ~

Details, details
What: Read our post from earlier in the week for more information, here
or go to the Day in the District website here. There are lots of choices on how to spend your time at each venue.
Where: For a map and location details, go here.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 ~ Click here for the complete schedule of special programs and venue events.

Cost: FREE at all locations!


:: Keller Rock the Park Outdoor Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2011

The City of Keller is hosting a fun family friendly celebration this Saturday at Bear Creek Park.  There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages including a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, live entertainment,  fitness demonstrations and much more. Make sure to bring your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy your favorite music which includes Grammy-nominee Bowling for Soup, Eddie Coker, and Johnny Cooper.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Rock the Park website.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 ~ 7:00am — 9:00pm
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway


:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Through September 24, 2011

If you have not made it to “Preservation is the Art of the City,” be sure to take
some time to visit this FREE Public Art Show and Sale (this is the last weekend).
Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort
Worth as well as support local studio artists.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to
:   Now through September 24, 2011
Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm  ::  Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:  FREE to attend


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2011

Share the wealth of liquid gold—olive oils, that is. Join Williams-Sonoma for this FREE cooking techniques class that will explore why certain extra-virgin oils are truly “extra” special. Learn how to make the most of olive oils, whether you’re using them for cooking, finishing or flavoring foods. You’ll even get to taste a variety of olive oils and learn how just the right oil can elevate your cooking to the next level.

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

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24-25 ~ 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.


:: Learn New Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
September 25, 2011

Get new ideas for freshening up your living room!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for designing a relaxing and stylish spot for friends and family to gather.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Classes take place September 25, 2011. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Fire Truck Box
Saturday, September 24, 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.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE ~ Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores American Girl Event
     Saturday, September 24, 2011

If your child loves American Girl, you won’t want to miss this FREE craft
event! On Saturday morning, all Michael’s Arts and Crafts stores will
feature a fun time for your child to bring her American Girl doll and create a chef’s hat and mini breakfast plate! For ages 3 and up.

This craft event is FREE, but you should probably show up early to
ensure you have craft supplies for your little ones.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, September 24 ~ 10:00AM-12:00PM
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!

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