July 11-13 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 Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • CHEAP Parker County Peach Festival
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Double Feature Film ~ Are We There Yet and
    Superman Unbound ~ Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn


:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, July 11, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers Quaker City Nighthawks, Foxtrot Uniform, and Missing Sibling. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, July 11, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ July 11 to 13, 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.
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).


:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, July 11, 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.
 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


:: 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 12-25, 2014

The 11th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a series of special events, concerts, films, and more.  The festival kicks off in the Grand Lobby of the Museum on Saturday afternoon and provides opportunities for community participation before and during the performances. 

Details, details
What: For more information about the 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  Saturday, July 12 ~ 1 & 3 pm. Sunday, July 13th ~ 3 pm.  View the schedule of festival events (runs through July 25) here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


::  Cheap Parker County Peach Festival
    Saturday, July 12, 2014      

Take a trip back to yesteryear at the Parker County Peach Festival, held in Historic Downtown Weatherford. This year marks the 30th annual Peach Festival which features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths, live music, children’s activities, and more.

Details, Details
Learn more at the Parker County Peach Festival’s website.
When: Saturday, July 12th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Historic Downtown Weatherford.  Be sure to use the free remote parking with free shuttle rides to the festival entry gates ~ go here for directions and parking info.
Cost: Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance for $4 at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce office (401 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford). Tickets can be purchased at the entry gate for $5.  Admission is FREE for children 12 and under.


:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Bob Jones Nature Center
Saturday, July 12, 2014

If you love looking up at the night sky observing the stars, constellations, planets, and galaxies, this spectacular stargazing party is for you! Come take advantage of the super high-powered telescope and view the stars like you’ve never seen them before. An instructor will teach you new constellations, and you’ll observe planets which can’t be seen with the naked eye. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. Only red lights will be permitted as not to detract from the luminosity of the sky (no phones, flashlights, lamps etc).

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s A Night Under The Stars, click here.
When: Saturday, July 12~ 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, July 12, 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 the Summerglen Library
Cost: FREE


:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.



::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, July 12, 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.
: Saturday, July 12, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city council members to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth at Town Halls for All. This Saturday, come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to your city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Sycamore Recreation Center ~ 2525 E. Rosedale
When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 ~ 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ Are We There Yet? and Superman Unbound
Saturday, July 12, 2014


Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  Are We There Yet? (PG, 95 min) and Superman Unbound  (PG-13, 76 min) on Saturday, July 12th. The Fort Worth Library’s monthly movie events present award-winning films in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction.

Details, details
What: Read what people are saying about  Are We There Yet, here and Superman Unbound here
When: Saturday,  July 12, 2014.  Are We There Yet will be shown at 1:00pm and Superman Unbound at 3:00pm
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library.  You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own Dreamworks Turbo Toy with Motor
Saturday, July 12, 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, July 12, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 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!


:: FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Seminar
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store seminar and demonstration where you will get expert advice on choosing the perfect color scheme and using color and pattern with confidence.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
Sunday, July 13, 2014. Note: Class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


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