July 18-20 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 Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Beatles Tribute Band Outdoor Concert in Keller
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Morning Bootcamp at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ July 18 to 20, 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 18, 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
Now through July 25, 2014

The 11th annual Modern Dance Festival will feature a series of special interactive dance performances, films, and more.  All festival events will take place in the beautiful setting of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

Details, details
What: Learn more about the 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival, here.
When:  View the schedule of festival events (runs through July 25) here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute Band)
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be food trucks  at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 19, 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, July 19, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, July 19, 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. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register).

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturday, July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Class will be offered at the Summerglen Library
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Morning Boot Camp at Sundance Square Plaza
Saturday, July 19, 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, July 19, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth. Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! Blue Bell Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell
Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell Ice Cream present “Ice Cream Sunday” — a free event at the museum celebrating National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-Guided tours for families, as well as children’s art activities are scheduled from Noon to 3PM. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE. Plus, visitors of the event can register to win a one-year supply of Blue Bell Ice Cream or a one-year Kimbell family membership.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the Kimbell and their ice cream social, here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell and other details, click here.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 ~ Noon to 3:00PM
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

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
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.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 20, 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 20, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma to learn how to can vegetables and fruits to make the most of summer’s bounty. Whether you have bushels of tomatoes, corn, zucchini or peaches, learning how to can these favorites is not only practical but a delicious way to enjoy summer’s finest later. These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. 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, July 20, 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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