June 20-22 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Weekend Outdoor Concert Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Centennial Boat Parade on Lake Worth
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell ~
    Matsuri: A Samurai Celebration
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Morning Bootcamp at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Keller Concert in the Park with The Orbans
  • FREE Summer Lawn Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Workshops & Family Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ June 20 to 22, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 20, 2014 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: 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 Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Centennial Celebration Boat Parade on Lake Worth
    Saturday, June 21, 2014      

Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, celebrate the 100th birthday of Lake Worth on Saturday at the Centennial Boat Parade! At 11:00am, Mayor Betsy Price will lead the 11-mile parade route of over 100 participating water craft including power boaters, sail boaters, standup paddleboarders, kayakers and canoers.   Lake Worth filled to capacity on Aug. 10, 1914, becoming the largest municipal park in the world. 100 years later, Lake Worth is a sparkling jewel surround by green parkland.

Details, Details
What: 
To learn about the Lake Worth Centennial parade, go here.
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:00am
Where: The parade begins at the north shore of Goat Island and can be viewed from the shoreline of any Lake Worth park. Go here to see a map of the parade route and park viewing locations.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell! Saturday’s festival activities will center around the theme Matsuri: A Samurai Celebration and will feature an exciting lineup of musical performances including singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe, indie rock band Air Review, and the Taiko Drummers.  There will be demonstrations, art activities, food trucks, and as a bonus, admission to the Samurai exhibit is free during the event!

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, June 21 from 1:00-10:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, June 21, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students per library. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register). Saturday class dates (1-3pm) include:

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturdays through July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Classes will be offered at Ella Mae Shamblee Library (June 21, & 28 and Summerglen Library (July 5, 12, & 19)
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Morning Boot Camp in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 21, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Boot Camp exercise class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday through July 19th and will be presented by Sundance Square and City Club of Fort Worth. Classes are led by Ricky Chavez, a personal trainer and spin instructor. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the FREE Bootcamp Classes here.
When: Saturday, June 21, 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 Outdoor Concert by The Orbans in Keller
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Relax under the big Texas sky (or a big shade tree), watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun outdoor concert featuring local favorite, The Orbans. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be food trucks (Bombay Chopsticks, Righteous Ribs BBQ, and What’s Da Scoop ice cream) at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more about The Orbans, click here.
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 405 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Summer Lawn Care Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 21, 2014

If visions of running barefoot through thick green lawns are in your thoughts, learn how to make that dream a reality at Calloway’s FREE gardening clinic! Their experts will teach you how to bring your lawn back to that Springtime lushness. Proper nutrition, watering, weed control, proper mowing and pest control are some of the topics that will be discussed.

Details, details
What: 
Learn more about the “Summer Lawn care”  seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Outdoor Workshops &  Family Fun Event at Bass Pro
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 14
, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including workshops & classes for all ages, crafts,  games, outdoor activities, contests and even homemade ice cream on Saturdays (5-6pm)!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 14, 2014. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and brand new pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes.  Stand up paddle board classes will be offered every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 1:00 to 6:00PM through August 10th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddeborad rentals are extra.

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by Duane Durrett.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.  See our picture from our fun outing at the Plaza, here  ~ we had a GREAT time!

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 22, 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, June 22, 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, June 22, 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, June 22, 2014

Nothing celebrates this season better than time-honored American grilled classics. In this weekend’s Williams-Sonoma technique class, they’ll help you get ready for summer entertaining by learning to make the best burger, grilled chicken and potato salad. 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, June 22, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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