July 26-28 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE National Day of the American Cowboy Event at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park
    (Wreck it Ralph) in Crowley
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun
    Event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Gardening with Children Seminar at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

:: FREE! National Day of the American Cowboy Family Event
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mosey on down to the 6th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy celebration. This Fort Worth Stockyards event (FREE) has been named the “Best Event of its kind in the nation” by western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating the cowboy with lots of fun for the whole family including contests (watermelon eating, best mustache, among others), a cowboy celebration parade, gunfight shows, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Day Of The American Cowboy, click here.
When: Saddle up on Saturday, July 27 from 10am to 4:30pm
Where: Activities will take place along East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Cost: FREE!


:: 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Now through July 28, 2013

The 10th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a series of special events, concerts, films, and more throughout the weekend.  The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with a final dance across the length of the museum’s beautiful Grand Lobby.

Details, details
What: For more information about the 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When: View full schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Wreck it Ralph
Friday, July 26, 2013

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Wreck it Ralph on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley.  There will be FREE refreshments too!

About the movie: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a hilarious, journey with Wreck-It Ralph. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart.  Read reviews here.  (PG)

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click here. Learn more about the Wreck it Ralph movie here.
When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:30PM  ~ movie begins at dusk
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley


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

Friday, July 26, 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.  They will also 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 Gardening With Children Seminar at
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Learn tips, tricks and strategies for making gardening a family affair during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Workshop is best suited for children ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
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, July 27, 2013
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Toy Story Car
Saturday, July 27, 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, July 27, 2013~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes home improvement stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition and special show this weekCTO Saddle Pals at Cowtown Coliseum. This live family friendly music event takes place every Sunday and features 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, July 28, 2013, 5:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance normally takes place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building, but this Sunday it will take place at the Cowtown Coliseum.
Cost: FREE!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, July 28, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on how to use summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables, including seasonal favorites: corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and squash.  They’ll teach you new recipes to make the most of your garden-fresh finds ~ healthy dishes perfect for enjoying with family and friends. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Bonus: if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
July 28, 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.


Hope you have a fun weekend!

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