August 8-10 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 Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Zach King Band Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Double Feature Film ~ The Muppets and
    Superman Doomsday ~ Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn


:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 8, 2014 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show, every Friday 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: 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


:: FREE Zack King Band Outdoor Concert in Southlake
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square enjoying a fun show by the Zack King Band ~ a local favorite that combines Southern Rock, blues, and jazz into a unique sound of their own. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Zack King outdoor concert here.
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square ~ 1400 Main Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, August 9, 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, August 9, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, August 9, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September 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, August 9, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 9, 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, August 9, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, August 9, 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.
Villages of Woodland Springs ~ Amenity Center
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ The Muppets and Superman Doomsday
Saturday, August 9, 2014


Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  The Muppets (PG, 103 min) and Superman Doomsday  (PG-13, 78 min) on Saturday, August 9. 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  The Muppets here and Superman Doomsday here
When: Saturday,  August 9, 2014.  The Muppets will be shown at 1:00pm and Superman Doomsday 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 Trolley Toy with Motor
Saturday, August 9, 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, August 9, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 10, 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 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: Sunday, August 10 ~ 1:00 to 6:00PM
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, August 10, 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, August 10, 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, August 10, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store seminar and demonstration where you will get experts insiders styling tips for creating your dream home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
Sunday, August 10, 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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