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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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This weekend’s highlights include:
- FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series ~ Featuring Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard & More
- FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
- CHEAP Memorial Day Weekend at KellerFest Family Event
- FREE Old Fashioned Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration and Parade in Historic Granbury
- FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
- FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
- FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowes
- FREE Landscape Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
- FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
- FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
…Featuring Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard
…Friday to Sunday ~ May 25 to 27, 2012
Join your family and friends to celebrate the kick off a long list of FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. Friday night, they will be launching their summer calendar of free music, dance and performing arts – all under the stars! The performance schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, pop, latin, country and even special events just for kids. This weekends concert launch includes:
• Friday, May 25 – Michael Martin Murphey – The cowboy crooner best known for “Wildfire”
• Saturday, May 26 – Ray Wylie Hubbard – Legendary Texas troubadour and master storyteller
• Sunday, May 27 – Asleep at the Wheel – The Grammy-winning kings of Texas swing!
Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers please.
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where: Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).
:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
…Family Event at the Gaylord Texan
…Friday, May 25, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)
Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks 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 music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.
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.
When: Every Friday through Labor Day
• 8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
• 9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
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 fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.
:: CHEAP ~ KellerFest Memorial Day Weekend Family Event
…Friday to Sunday, May 25-27, 2012
Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend with your family at KellerFest ~ a fun weekend full of family fun and activities. This three-day family festival, sponsored by the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce, is filled with live music, food, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival rides, games, and even hot air balloon rides.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 25 to 27, 2012. Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Where: Keller Town Center ~ 1100 Bear Creek Parkway. For directions and parking, click here.
Cost: $5 per family maximum. $2 for ages 12 and older. $1 for children ages 4-11, Seniors ages 62 and older, or anyone with a Military ID. Free for children ages 3 and under.
:: Old Fashioned Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration and
…Parade in Historic Granbury
…Saturday to Monday, May 26 to 28, 2012
Extend a well-deserved “thank you” to America’s veterans by joining the city of Granbury for their Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration. This 3-day event will include a variety of foods from local restaurants, a cook-off, arts and crafts for purchase, games and an old-fashioned Memorial Day parade around Granbury Square.
What: For more information about the Memorial Day Weekend Veteran’s Celebration in Granbury, click here.
When: Saturday to Sunday, May 26-28, 2012. See schedule details here.
Memorial Day Veterans Parade ~ Monday, May 28 – 10:00AM
Where: Downtown Granbury Historical Square (Shanley Park)
Cost: Attendance is FREE!
:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
…Saturday, May 26, 2012
Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, May 26 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.
P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.
:: FREE ~ Outdoor Summer Kick-off Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2012
This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Family
Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family photos, lots of FREE seminars offered, kids crafts, games, outdoor activities, contests and more!
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27. For a schedule of seminars and activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Ice Cream Truck Project
Saturday, May 26, 2012
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. Your child will also receive a free apron, eye protection goggles, and more!
All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to make sure you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
:: FREE Calloway’s Landscape and Gardening Seminar
…Saturday, May 26, 2012
Learn how to design a beautiful yard without paying a professional at Calloways on Saturday! This informational workshop will walk you through the basics of landscaping your Texas terrain into a beautiful and inviting garden. From soil health and preparation, to selecting the perfect plants for a simple landscape design, they’ll help you get started.
What: For more information about Calloway’s landscape seminar, go here.
When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
…Sunday, May 27, 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.
What: For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 27, 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.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
…And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
…Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2012
Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will provide culinary inspiration for perfecting grilled steaks, and Sunday’s class will focus on fresh ideas for using a Vitamix in your everyday cooking. You’ll Learn how to create new recipes that will impress your guests as well as healthy and delicious recipes using in-season produce.
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.
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 26 & 27, 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.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday weekend with your family!
Enjoy and Share! :)