April 25-27 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 Southlake Art in the Square Fine Arts Festival
  • FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
  • FREE Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
  • Cheap ~ Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival in the Japanese Gardens
  • FREE Rose & Iris Show at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Fire Station No. 4 Tours & Open House in Keller
  • FREE Arbor Daze Festival & Tree Giveaway in Euless
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

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:: FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
Friday to Sunday, April 25-27, 2014

Experience Art on the Square in Southlake this weekend!  This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 145 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, 2 stages of live music & entertainment, delicious food, and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the art show, click here.
When: Friday to Sunday, April 25-27.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. at Southlake Blvd.
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Friday to Sunday, April 25-27, 2014

 

The annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of music and the visual arts. This free event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, food, games and more in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Music headliners include national and local favorites ~ Al Jarreau, The Quebe Sisters Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and Brave Combo.

Details, details
What: To see the line-up for the weekend, click here. To find out more about the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, visit the event website.
When:
April 25-27 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
      Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014

Bring the family to the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for a full-day of FREE fun including flight shows from the Blue Angels, US Navy parachute team, breath-taking aerobatics demonstrations, static displays (including F-35, warbirds, helicopters and jets), family activities, food and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about the air showclick here.
Where:
Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Air Show starts at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE Parking and Admission

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::  Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival in the Japanese Gardens Plus FREE Rose and Iris Show
     Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27, 2014      

   Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting two  great weekend events:

Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, paper making, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FREE Flowercade Rose and Iris Show
Enjoy hundreds of locally grown cut roses and irises on display in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Experts will be on hand, making it a great place to learn about gardening with these special flowers. A workshop “For the Enjoyment of Roses” will be led by Dr. Larry Wiley (April 27, 2pm).
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM, Sunday  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Both Events are April 26 and 27, see above for individual event times.
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
Japanese festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Rose & Iris Show & Entrance to Botanic Gardens ~FREE.
Japanese Festival ~ Adults $6, Children 4-12 $3, Under 4 free.

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:: FREE Fire Station No. 4 Tours & Open House in Keller
Saturday, April 26, 2014

 

This Saturday, the City of Keller is hosting a Fire Department Open House at Fire Station No. 4 on Keller-Smithfield Road.  See fire and ambulance vehicles and gear, tour the station, meet the firefighters, and visit with the Safety Brigade Clowns at this  annual open house.  Free popcorn and drinks will be served.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:  Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1-5:00pm
Where: Fire Station No. 4 • 455 Keller-Smithfield Road South
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival & Tree Giveaway ~ Euless
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, free tree give-aways, arts & crafts sale, rides for the kids and more.

Details, details
What: For the full schedule and for more information, click here.
When:  Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27, 2014
Where: Euless, City Hall Complex ~ 201 N. Ector Dr.   Parking is available at both the Euless City Hall Complex  and at First Baptist Church Euless. Click here for details and a map.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 26, 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 little hands to make fresh pasta – from rolling to slicing.   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 26, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 27, 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 27, 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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