April 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Seminar on Creating a Butterfly
    and Hummingbird Garden at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Best of Brunch” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.Through Sunday, April 13, 2014

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown (with the new Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub). The festival also features over 300 performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even the Fort Worth Symphony will be performing (more info below).

It’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, performance artists, kids activities, and street performers.

Insiders Tip Take a Fort Worth Bike Sharing cycle to the festival —  only $4 for an all day pass! Use promo code 76102 at any B-Station (locations here) to get the special $4 rate (this weekend only).

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 12, 2014

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 will center around the theme Sights and Sounds of Japan.  A spectacular host of mighty samurai warriors will welcome families for a lively afternoon of creative art projects, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Mini-concert
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free mini-concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Main Street Arts Festival. There are no tickets required and it is a come-and-go, casual atmosphere.

Details, Details
What: 
Learn more about the free concert here.
Where:
  Downtown Fort Worth at the Sundance Square Stage (at Sundance Square Plaza~ between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 12, 2014 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE Seminar on Humminbird and Butterfly Gardens
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Pop by Calloway’s on Saturday to find out which plants butterflies and hummingbirds find absolutely irresistible. Plus you’ll learn the other elements (such as sun, shade, water and shelter) that they need to thrive.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate cookies, with icing, sparkle and pizzazz.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 13, 2014

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, April 13, 2014, 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
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on taking your next brunch to a new level. You’ll learn how to create classic standards plus some new recipes to add flair to your table.  These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. 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
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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