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August 31- September 2 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Labor Day Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • CHEAP ~ Blues & BBQ Festival ~ Bedford
  • FREE Fort Worth Science & History Museum Admission
  • FREE Family Event at the Nasher Sculpture Center – Dallas
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Drawing Class for Kids at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Outdoor BBQ Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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

Friday, August 31, 2012 (Last Weekend!)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks this evening ~ a fun end of summer celebration! If you want to add some extra sparkle 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.
When:
Friday, August 31, 2012
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.  Do note, though, that there is a cost to park at the hotel.

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:: Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2012

Music lovers with an appetite for rich “blues” and mouth-watering barbecue will find the 2012 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a feast for the senses. This two-day family friendly event returns September 1 & 2 with an entertaining lineup that features some of the biggest names in blues.

Details, details
What: For more details or to view the music entertainment line-up, go here.
Where: 1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford. Located on the grounds adjacent to City Hall.  Go here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September  1-2, 2012 ~ Gates open at 2:00PM.  Go here for the schedule.
Cost: $5 General Admission, Go here to find parking for as cheap as $5

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
   ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2012

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Bank of America’s 2012 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating museums throughout the U.S. This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend  in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum, 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). Click here for directions.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
    Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.
Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for the kids.

Details, details
What:
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, September 1, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, September 1, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own goal post football game to take home. Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. 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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, September 1, 2012 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Hometown Festival Event at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2012

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Hometown Festival Family Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE face painting, games, crafts, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2 ~ Noon to 5:00PM ~ click here for a schedule of events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Drawing Class for Kids at The Modern Art Museum
Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

This fun program for children, held on the first Sunday of each month, includes two sessions ~ one for ages 5 to 8 and the other is for ages 9 to 12. Each free session is led by an artist who takes children through informal drawing exercises related to artworks in the Modern’s collection. Be sure to bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop.  Each child under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program.  Attendance is limited and early arrival is encouraged.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, September 2, 2012 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, September 2, 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. You will see the Texas longhorns and authentic Drovers and know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but Donations are appreciated.

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday,  September 1 & 2, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will provide all you need to know to create a melt-in-your-mouth date night dinner and Sunday’s class will focus on the fundamentals of having a well-stocked pantry.  You will find out what chefs always have on hand, including healthy items that make easy meals. In addition, you’ll learn how to “put up” some of summer’s final crop.

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, click here.
When:
September 1 & 2, 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.

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We hope your Labor Day Weekend is refreshing and relaxing!

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Beeeeeep ~ We interrupt our normal programming…

We are taking a little blog-cation over the coming days
and will be back in full gear with more from
Frugal in Fort Worth in a week. Please stay tuned!

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In the mean time, you might want to peruse our
blog archives from August, here.

Have a wonderful week!  :) .

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GREAT DEAL: $5 Magazine Subscriptions ~ Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, and More Popular Titles

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Amazon is hosting a fantastic magazine sale which includes some great titles that start at $5!  Here is a sample (go here to see all the titles): 

Better Homes & Garden Magazine  Family Circle Magazine

Parents Magazine Road & Track Magazine

“Secret Sauce” Savings Tip:  Magazine purchases will work as a great filler to get the FREE Shipping when you spend $25 or more at Amazon. Add your magazine to your “cart” with any other small ticket items you might have, and pay for them in one transaction.  Learn more here.

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FREE Museum Tickets For Military Families

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Blue Star Museums FREE for Military

Now through September 3rd, active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 1,500 museums located around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative.

The list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area includes:

Fort Worth
Kimbell Art Museum
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

Arlington
Arlington Historical Society

Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
International Museum of Cultures
Meadows Museum
The Virtual Steam Car Museum,Inc.

Irving
National Scouting Museum

Mansfield
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center

McKinney
Collin County Farm Museum

Weatherford
The National Vietnam War Museum

Go here to find a list of all the 1,500+ participating museums across the U.S. ~ through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.  Do note that some of the participating museums (like the Amon Carter and the Kimbell), provide free entrance to their permanent exhibits, regardless of military affiliation.

P.S.  To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID.  The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members.  Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well (go here for helpful information).

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You might also be interested in learning how to get FREE Sea World Tickets for Military Families at our recent post here.

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Sonic Drive-In: 50% OFF Milkshakes After 8 PM

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As you wind down the summer, don’t forget that Sonic is still offering  HALF OFF the price of their milk shakes after 8pm ~ a great way to save on a back-to-school treat.

Click here to find a Sonic location near you. 

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City of Fort Worth Rain Barrel Promotion ~ FANTASTIC DEAL!

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Rain Barrel Promotion City of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth has partnered with Rain Water Solutions to offer 50-gallon, rain barrels for just $58 We double checked the average prices of similar rain barrels and found this to be a great deal (other versions start at about $100 and go up from there).

New to rain barrel water harvesting?
It’s a pretty simple concept. Water is conserved by capturing rainwater from your house rooftop (your home’s gutter downspout connects to the rain barrel) ~ the harvested water can be used for gardening, lawn irrigation and foundation protection.  Learn more about rain barrel usage and conservation, here.

Here’s how to take advantage of the city’s promotion:

With the drought still in swing across our state, this is a really timely promotion (thanks Fort Worth for your efforts to save our water supply!).

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August 17-19 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) in Crowley
  • FREE Outdoor Concert Featuring The Wonders in Keller
  • FREE Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Fall Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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

Friday, August 17, 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.
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. There is a fee to park at the hotel for those who are not guests.

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Friday, August 17, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Journey 2 The Mysterious Island on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley ~ the movie will begin at dusk.

About the movie: Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find a mysterious island where no island should exist. PG

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click here. Learn more about the Journey 2 The Mysterious Island movie here.
When: Friday, August 17, 2012 ~ 9:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, The Wonders
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun show packed with a wide variety of music from  The Wonders ~ perfect for all ages. Bring your blanket, a picnic and enjoy the evening with family and friends.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s Third Saturday Concert in The Park summer series, click here.
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19

This weekend, bring your family to Cabela’s FREE Outdoor weekend education event packed with a long list of FREE seminars that take place all day Saturday and Sunday. There will be, an introduction to archery class for ladies, a fly fishing class, a big game and waterfowl calling techniques class for youth and adults, a bass fishing class for those who want to fine tune their skills, and many more great seminars!

Take a look at the full schedule of events and seminars here.

Details, details
What: For more information about Cabela’s FREE Fall classes, click here (be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page).
When: Saturday & Sunday August 18-19, 2012.  Go here to see the full schedule of events, for specific times and dates of seminars (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Show Details” on the Store Events section).
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabela Drive (State Hwy 170 and I-35W)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, August 19, 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
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, August 19, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, August 19, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for another fun technique class featuring the short-order cooking creativity of  Max and Eli Sussman, two up and coming chefs.  Their innovative approach to cooking, with inventive but simple recipes, will help you make the most of weeknight meal planning and casual dining. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day store purchases.

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, August 19, 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.

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class: Decorating Your Home for Autumn
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pottery Barn Fall Porch Decorating Ideas & Arrangement

Get fresh ideas for decorating your home for the fall season!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for decorating your home with beautiful fall accessories and botanicals.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, August 19, 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.
Cost:
FREE!

Have a great weekend!

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