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

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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


:: 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.
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.


:: 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


:: 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


:: 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!


:: 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
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!


:: 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
For more information, click here.
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.


:: 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.
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.

Have a great weekend!

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