June 22-24 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Movie Under the Stars (Dolphin Tale) in Keller
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Landscape Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
June 22-24, 2012

Ballet Concerto’s free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. Featured dancers come from well-known ballet companies such as New York City Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater,  and Ballet Arizona.

During the performance, concession stands will be available or bring your own picnic and snacks.  Free seating is located on the lawn ~ be sure to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment!

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street in Trinity Park, Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.
When: June 22-24 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
   Friday, June 22, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert 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 22) headlines a Texas country music favorite, Two Tons of Steel.  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, Dolphin Tale (PG)
     Friday, June 22, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Dolphin Tale 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 22. 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 22, 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.

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.


:: FREE! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, milk a cow, churn butter and more. Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city.

Details, details
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:00 to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or
at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education
Programs at Nash Farm. Hay rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, June 23, 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.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, June 23 ~ 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.
Cost: FREE

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.


:: Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Steve Woodward, avid birder and owner of Wild Bird Center, will teach you how to attract hummingbirds with plants and feeders to your yards and gardens. Also learn about common Texas hummingbirds and their habits during this workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. Best suited for ages 10 and up. RSVP to 817.860.6752

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE Hummingbird Gardening seminar, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Madagascar Vehicle
Saturday, June 23, 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. 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, June 23, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Summer Friendly Plants and Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Learn how to  plan your landscape with drought tolerant shrubs and flowers to ease your water bill, beautify your garden and bring peace of mind. This informational workshop provides tips on how to prepare for the Summer months and guides you to heat-loving plants that thrive in our Texas sun.

Details, details
Learn more about Calloway’s “Flame Proof” plant seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15
, 2012

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 24, 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 24, 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
    Saturday & Sunday,  June 23 & 24, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will provide all you need to know about cooking corn on the cob to perfection, and Sunday’s seminar will help you discover the secrets to cooking scrumptious fish and seafood on the grill. They will demonstrate how to prepare and season seafood so that it emerges perfectly done and delicious. Plus, they’ll share some favorite recipes for  seafood accompaniments.

Plus, if you attend Sunday’s 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
For more information, click here.
June 23 & 24, 2012 ~ 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.

Have a terrific weekend!

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