May 16-18 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
    (Friday until 5pm is FREE)
  • FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event ~ North Richland Hills
  • FREE Admission, Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Water Safety Fun Day at Forest Park Pool
  • Herb Society Festival at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Camping & Survival Workshops at Bass Pro
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series in Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, 2014

Bring the family to downtown Grapevine for a weekend festival full of fun family activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival rides, delicious food, and more. Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment on seven stages — a variety of music performances from rock and R&B to bluegrass and country.

Details, details
What: For more details about the festival, click here.
Where:
The festival takes place in historic Downtown Grapevine.
For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 16-18, 2014
Friday & Saturday ~ 10:00AM-11:30PM
Sunday ~ 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Friday until 5pm, get FREE Admission (food & rides are extra).  Go here for ticket pricing for other times and days.

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:: FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 16, 2014

Tonight offers the promise of a beautiful spring evening and a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring Tom Petty Tribute band, Petty Theft. Part of North Richland Hill’s “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 16 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will receive free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions on Sunday, May 18 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Guests can take advantage of an architecture tour at 11 am, a permanent collection tour at 2 pm, or visit with “Ask Me” docents stationed throughout the galleries between noon and 2 pm.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 17, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through July 26th and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project.  Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program.  Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more info, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~ 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Water Safety Fun Day at Forest Park Pool
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Fire Department for a free day of water safety, fire safety and hands-only CPR lessons. The Fire Safety Clowns will teach and entertain and the Fire Department dive team will demonstrate how to be safe around pools, rivers and lakes. There will be a Kids ID program, free food and drinks and door prizes.   This is not a swimming event.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Forest Park Pool, 2212 Forest Park Blvd in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE

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:: CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Herb Society Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens while learning something new at the 27th Annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event and sale will feature a variety of classes, ranging from making your own soap to using herbs for canning. Other activities include a raffle and festival store.

Frugal shopping tip: This is a great spot to tap into local experts’ knowledge about gardening with herbs, as well as find a vast selection of native plants & herbs at great prices.  My favorite finds have been local artisan made soap created from all natural ingredients ($1 to $2 a bar) and clean burning soy candles scented with essential oils.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 17, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Festival events will take place in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ Camping & Safety Workshops at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Camping, Safety, and Survival Workshop Event. There will be several FREE seminars offered including camping basics, cooking demos, life jacket safety & fittings, and survival workshops.

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 ~ 11:00am to 5:00pm
For schedule of seminars and activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 17, 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.  At this week’s class, kids will learn to dice and chop vegetables and fruits for a fresh salsa, then dip in crunchy tortilla chips! For ages 8 and up.  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, May 17, 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 Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by the Chris Milyo Group.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on boosting the taste of grilled foods with aromatic spices. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll discuss how to balance spices and heat when seasoning foods, and teach you to make some inventive recipes that will add sizzle to your summer. 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, May 18, 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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