June 15-17 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Movie Under the Stars (Kung Fu Panda 2) in Keller
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • CHEAP 2012 Air Show at the Denton Airport
  • FREE Kids Class: Decorate a Car Cookie at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Blaze of Glory Concert & Family Fun Event in Keller
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
   June 15-17, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Friday evening concert (June 15) headlines The Trishas, Saturday (June 16) features Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, and Sunday (June 17) features soul jazz artist, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (participated in the U2 tribute album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 and has a great background story ~read more here).

Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
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 Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
    in Keller ~ Featuring the Film, Kung Fu Panda 2
   Friday, June 15, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Dreamwork’s Kung Fu Panda 2 on the big screen, under the stars at Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller. The movie will begin at 9:00PM (or as soon as the sun goes down). Get there by 8:00PM to find a good spot and enjoy a variety of family games and activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, June 15. Family Games and Activities begin at  8:00PM.
Movie starts at 9:00PM.
Where: Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller.
Get directions to 640 Johnson Road, here.


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

Friday, June 15, 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. They will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, 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
9:30PM ~ 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.


:: 50% OFF the 2012 Air Show at the Denton Airport
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Denton Airport summons aircraft enthusiasts and casual spectators alike for their Airshow’s high-flying feats and ground-docked aircraft displays. This year’s schedule treats attendees to a full day of performances by professional pilots, including the Texas Twisters and a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II demonstration.  On the ground, aircraft displays include an F/A-18F Super Hornet, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, a P-40 Warhawk, and more than 30 others. The family-friendly airshow also features a children’s pavilion, craft vendors, and food concessions in a festival atmosphere.

Savings Tip:  Through Friday night, you can get 50% OFF the price of tickets at Groupon (look under the “All Deals” menu, here).

Details, details
What: To learn more about the air show, click here 
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 ~ 8:30AM to 2:30PM.  Go here for the complete airshow schedule.
Where: The Denton Airport.  Click here for directions.
 50% OFF tickets are available at Groupon through Friday (Go here and look under the “All Deals menu) .  Otherwise $10 per person (children under 6 are free). 


:: FREE Kids Class: Decorate a Car Cookie at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday morning, join Williams-Sonoma for a fun cookie decorating workshop for kids. Little ones will have the opportunity to decorate a Cars movie themed cookie and take it home to Dad.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
June 16, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 12:00PM 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 for a complimentary reservation.


:: FREE Blaze of Glory Concert & Family Fun Event in Keller
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Relax under the big Texas sky (or a big shade tree), watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun outdoor concert featuring Bon Jovi Tribute Band, Blaze of Glory. 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 Blaze of Glory, click here.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 17, 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, June 17, 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!


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