October 12-14 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Friday on the Green Outdoor Evening Concert
  • FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, October 12, 2012

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, October 12, 2012 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb, between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village Homes row houses).
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2012

The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the Metroplex. With a complete Downtown renovation, the addition of several top-rated restaurants, and ~ of course ~ Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great spot to put on the list of fun places to visit! And, this weekend is a great time to make that happen!

This Saturday, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate Roanoke festival that includes: all day live music, climbing walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games, and various street entertainment like jugglers, clowns, and old west gun-fight shows. The festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.

Details, Details
Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Where: Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377). Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center at 501 Roanoke Rd.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE 2012 Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival ~ Near Southside
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in Fort Worth in the near Southside area. This family friendly event will feature live music, a variety of artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event and the participating artisans, here.
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Where: Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.
Cost: FREE Admission


:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Moving Colors, one of the areas’ most popular cover bands. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly guided nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, 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, October 13, 2012, 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, October 14, 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, October 14, 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,  October 14, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for another fun cooking class! They’ll discuss hearty & healthy vegetarian dishes made with winter squashes, pumpkins and mushrooms (all easily replace meat in recipes and are healthy and delicious). You’ll learn how to select, store and prepare seasonal produce in vegetarian main dishes, too. 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
For more information, click here.
October 14, 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 fun weekend!

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