September 26-28 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 Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live ~ Get 2 FREE tickets to a long list of museums in DFW and around the country.
  • FREE Entrance to Fort Worth’s Top Museums at Day in the District ~ Enjoy free  admission and family events at 9 destinations throughout the Cultural District.
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount ~ Pop over to Dallas for the Grand Opening weekend of the annual State Fair.
  • FREE Admission to All National Parks ~ Enjoy all national parks on National Public Lands Day for FREE.
  • FREE South St. Art Festival in Arlington ~ showcasing 75 juried fine artists  and a full schedule of  live music.
  • FREE Fall Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Nightly performances under the stars.
  • FREE Rock the Park Family Event in Keller ~ A fun music filled event for the entire family.
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit ~ Explore over 100 photos and artifacts at this downtown show.
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ Last weekend to enjoy this juried art show that supports  historic Fort Worth.
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga at Sundance Square Plaza ~ Start off your day on the right foot!
  • FREE Autumn Container Gardening Class at Calloway’s ~ Learn to combine classic harvest garden elements.
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance  ~ Enjoy vintage and contemporary western music in the Fort Worth Stockyards.


:: FREE Entrance to Local Museums and Cultural Centers
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Smithsonian Museum Day in Fort Worth & Dallas

Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for FREE. You do need to sign up to get your 2 free tickets ahead of time, here.

Local museums offering FREE entrance on Saturday include:

Details, details
What: Learn more about National Museums Day, here.  To get your free tickets (limited to 2 tickets), go here.
Where: Find participating museum locations around the country, here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cost: FREE with museum tickets.


:: FREE Admission To Fort Worth Museums and
Cultural District Destinations At Day In The District
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day in the Cultural District Fort Worth logo

Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its annual Day in the District open-house event ~ Saturday, September 27th. Nine museum and cultural district destinations will offer FREE admission AND FREE family friendly performances, activities, and other special events throughout the day.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the event here.  For the complete schedule of special programs and events at each location, click here .
Where: For a map and venue location details, go here.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE all day. Go here to learn about free parking and  transportation.


:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the grand opening weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.


:: FREE Admission to All National Parks
Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Saturday, the National Parks are offering FREE entrance in honor of National Public Lands Day. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy any of our more than 400 National Parks for FREE. Do note that not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (for example, $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car + $12/person at Yellowstone ). There is a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, here.

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about this national event
Where: For a list of participating national parks in Texas, go here.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cost: FREE at all locations!


:: FREE South St. Art Festival in Downtown Arlington
Friday to Sunday, September 26-28, 2014

This weekend, enjoy the 2nd Annual South St. Art Festival in Downtown Arlington which showcases 75 artists at this juried fine art show.  You’ll also find savory food, live concerts, performance artists, and more!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about South St. Art Festival here.
Where:  East South St. in Downtown Arlington.  The main entrance to this festival is on Mesquite St.
When: September 26-28, 2014.  See the full schedule here.
Cost:  FREE!


:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday through Sunday ~ September 26-28

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall 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).


:: Keller Rock the Park Outdoor Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Keller Rock the Park Logo

The City of Keller is hosting a fun family friendly celebration this Saturday at Bear Creek Park. There will be plenty of live music and entertainment for all ages including hot air balloon rides, bounce houses, a petting zoo, climbing wall, food trucks, fireworks and much more. Make sure to bring your blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy your favorite music.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Rock the Park website.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ View the schedule of events here.
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  Admission into this event is FREE! Do note that tickets need to be purchased for many of the rides and kids activities (learn more here).



:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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.


:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Through Saturday, September 27, 2014

Preservation is the Art of the City is a public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: Learn more at Preservation is the Art of the City.
When: T
hrough Saturday, September 27, 2014
Monday to Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
FREE to attend


::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: Attend a FREE Fall Container Gardening Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 27, 2014

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE class focused on combining classic harvest elements to decorate your Texas home and garden. You’ll discover how to combine old favorites and a number of brand new plants into gorgeous container gardens. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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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