August 2-4 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun
    Event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE!  The Great Debaters (Denzel Washington)
    First Sunday Film Club
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. Festival activities are offered in conjunction with the exhibition Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes and will include music performances by Wayanay Inka. No reservations necessary. Admission to the special exhibition is also free during this event.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, August 3 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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

Friday, August 2, 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.
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 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).

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, 2013

Bank of America’s 2013 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (August 3 and 4) at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).  The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, 2012
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to the Nasher Sculpture Center’s
First Saturdays Family Fun Day in Dallas

Saturday, August 3, 2013

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 a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, August 3, 2013 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 3, 2013

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
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, August 3, 2013
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, August 3, 2013

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own Load ‘N Go Truck project to take home. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin.  All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones (one workshop kit, apron and pin per child).

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 3, 2013~ 9:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE The Great Debaters (Denzel Washington)
First Sunday Film Club Movie Showing

….Sunday, August 4, 2013

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the film The Great Debaters featuring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker on Sunday, August 4th. This monthly event is part of the First Sunday Film Series which presents award-winning movies in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction. Films will be shown on the large screen of the Tandy Lecture Hall in the Central Library.

About the movie: Based on a true story, this film examines the social and racial climate of the American South during the 1930s. Teacher Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) inspires his students to form Wiley College’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in a national championship. Rated PG-13, 124 mins.

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. Read reviews of the movie here.
When: Sunday, August 4, 2013, 2:00PM
Where: In the Tandy Lecture Hall of the Fort Worth Central LibraryYou can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, August 4, 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
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, August 4, 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!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, August 4, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on how to prepare salads to use as a main course ~ a great meal on hot summer days. In this class you’ll learn to prepare some delicious salads, along with vinaigrettes and dressings. They’ll also show you some handy knife skills. 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
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, August 4, 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.

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Hope you have a fun weekend!

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