May 18-20 FREE and Cheap Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival   (Friday until 5pm is FREE)
  • FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Spring Arts Goggle Street Festival in Fort Worth
  • FREE 25th Annual Herb Society Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn


:: Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2012

Bring the family to downtown Grapevine for a weekend festival full of fun family activities, live entertainment, food and more. Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment on five stages featuring a variety of music from rock and R&B to bluegrass and country, festival foods, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and mini excursions on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

Plus this year’s event will include the grand opening of the new Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters & Museum Complex with an inaugural performance of the new larger-than-life, 9-foot-tall animatronic characters. The action comes to life as the figures come out on the clock tower’s platform to enact a typical frontier drama.

Details, details
What: For more details about the festival, click here.
The festival takes place in historic Downtown Grapevine.
For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 18-20, 2012
Friday & Saturday ~ 10:00AM-11:30PM
Sunday ~ 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Friday until 5pm, get FREE Admission (food & rides are extra).
Go here for ticket pricing for other times and days.


:: FREE Outdoor Concert, Fireworks, & Family Fun Event at NRH2O
Friday, May 18, 2012

Tonight offers the promise of a beautiful spring evening and a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring Tom Petty Tribute band, Petty Theft. Part of NRH2O’s 2012 “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a fireworks show, a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored
music event, go here.
Friday, May 18 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place on the grounds of
NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Friday, May 18, 2012

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will receive free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions on Friday, May 18 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Modern is a small part of the 106 AAMD member museums across North America celebrating the annual event.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Friday, May 18, 2012
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE 2012 Spring Arts Goggle Street Festival ~ Near Southside
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in the near Southside area of Fort Worth. This twice-a-year family friendly event will feature live music, a variety of artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids. Over 70 businesses in the Near Southside area will be participating as art venues in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism, immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event here.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.
Cost: FREE Admission


:: FREE Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Herb Society Festival
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens while learning something new at the 25th Annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event
and sale will feature a variety of classes ranging from making your own herbal seasoning blends from your garden to using herbs for health, beauty, and home use. Other activities include a silent auction and festival store.

Frugal shopping tip: This is a great spot to find a vast selection of native plants & herbs at great prices.  My other favorite finds have been local artisan made soap created from all natural ingredients ($1 to $2 a bar) and soy candles scented with essential oils.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 19, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Festival events will take place in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will demonstrate how to successfully grill vegetables. Sunday’s class partners with Tasting Table to provide you with a Memorial Day menu that will inspire and  guarantee a fabulous cookout. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

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

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


:: FREE Pottery Barn ~ Backyard Entertaining Class
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class where you will learn how to entertain outdoors in style ~ from a casual outdoor barbecue to an elegant dinner party!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
Classes take place Sunday, May 20, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.

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