August 23-25 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun
    Event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Irrigation How To Class at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Chalkboard Craft Class at Michael’s Stores
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


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

Friday, August 23, 2013

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 Irrigation 101 Class at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Learn the basic components of an irrigation system,  maintenance issues, plant water demands, and lawn water techniques to save water and money during this helpful (and FREE) workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. The class includes a hands-on demonstration at the Center’s outdoor educational garden.  This class is best suited for ages 10 and up, and since 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, August 24, 2013, 10:00am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Disney Planes Project
Saturday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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, August 25, 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, August 25, 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!


:: FREE ~ Chalkboard Craft Class at Michael’s Stores
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Learn how to turn any surface into a chalkboard with a special technique class at Michael’s Arts and Crafts stores.

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, August 25 ~ 1:00PM-3:00PM
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, August 25, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on how to make fresh pasta ~ it is easier than you might imagine!  You will learn the basic techniques along with some simple sauces.  Soon you’ll be preparing homemade pasta for week-night meals and get-togethers with 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.
Sunday, August 25, 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 fabulous weekend!

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