June 21-23 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Summer Lawn Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


:: FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Sara Hickman, The Light Crust Dough Boys & More
   Free Concerts 5 days a week through July 14th

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 21) headlines Texas country music favorite, Sara Hickman, and Saturday’s concert features Texas Radio Hall of Fame legends and eight-time Grammy nominees, The Light Crust Doughboys.

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: Most concerts start at 8PM.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).


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

Friday, June 21, 2013 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Lake Grapevine 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 Lake Grapevine park at 9:00PM. Find a map of sites for viewing the fireworks around Lake Grapevine here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.  Please note that parking at the hotel is extra (4 hours for $12).


:: FREE! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, watch a cow get milked, 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 22, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00PM
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 Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Learn the basics of planning, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Do not that recommendations will be made specifically for the Arlington area. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited.

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE Vegetable 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 22, 2013, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Monsters University Project
Saturday, June 22, 2013

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 22, 2013~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Summer Lawn Care Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 22, 2013

If visions of running barefoot through thick green lawns are in your thoughts, learn how to make that dream a reality at Calloway’s FREE gardening clinic! Their experts will teach you how to bring your lawn back to that Springtime lushness. Fertilizing plus disease and insect control will all be addressed.

Details, details
Learn more about Calloway’s “Summer Lawn care”  seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 ~ 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
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 14
, 2013

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, crafts,  games, workshops, family photos, outdoor activities, contests and even homemade ice cream on Saturdays (5-6pm)!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 14, 2013. 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 23, 2013

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 23, 2013, 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,  June 23, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on make-ahead summer sides.  They will teach you how to prepare time-honored favorites like a layered salad, along with dishes that feature summer’s bountiful produce. Whether you’re cooking for a large group or just your family, incorporating make-ahead side dishes into your menu is a smart strategy.

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, 2013 ~ 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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