June 27-29 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 Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Weekend Outdoor Concert Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Vegetable Gardening Class at River Legacy
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • 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 Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Friday to Sunday ~ June 27 to 29, 2014

Ballet Concerto’s free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. During the performance, concession stands will be available or feel free to take your own picnic and snacks.  You will also want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment in comfort.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street in Trinity Park, Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.  Lot parking is available on the west side of Trinity Park Drive, only a few steps from Trinity Park. There is also street parking available on Slayton Street and Trinity Park Drive.
When: Now through Sunday, June 29 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 27, 2014

colleyville red white sousa

The songs of America will come to life when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. This 100-voices strong free patriotic concert will be performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority — the group has garnered 11 international gold medals and fans worldwide. The evening will also feature gourmet food trucks with such favorites as Good Karma Kitchen, SoCal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and more.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 27, 2014. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park opens at 6:00PM.
Where:  Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr.  Free parking is available at Town Center and Lifetime Fitness.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ June 27 to 29, 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 27, 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 28, 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 information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 

Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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 Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Learn the basics of planning, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Do not that recommendations will be made specifically for the Arlington area. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Vegetable Gardening seminar, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, June 28, 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 28) and Summerglen Library (July 5, 12, & 19)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, June 28, 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 how they can make ice cream with various mix-ins in minutes! Suitable for ages 5-12. 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, June 28, 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 Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: How to Train
Your Dragon 2
Inspired Build a Game Project
.
Saturday, June 28, 2014

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, June 28, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location,click here.
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 29, 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 paddleboard rentals are extra.

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by Alex Blair.  This is last performance of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.  See our picture from our fun outing at the Plaza, here  ~ good times!

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2014

From a classic custard-based ice cream to new twists on cool treats like frozen yogurt and sorbet, Williams-Sonoma will be scooping up the dessert everyone craves! Join them for this weekend’s in-store technique class and learn to master making homemade ice cream. 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 29, 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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