January 16-18 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 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Western Parade
  • CHEAP FUN! 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo All Western Parade
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Oh I love a parade! Over 100,000 people will line the streets of downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate the opening of the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the largest western themed parade, as well as the longest 100% non-motorized (no cars) parade in the world. The parade will feature over 4,000 participants including covered wagons, horses, more than 1,000 head of livestock, and of course lots of cowboys!

Details, details
What:
Learn more about the All Western Parade here.
When:
 Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse (Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main towards the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on Houston St.  Click here to view the 2015 parade route.
Park:
 Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots or garages (the parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing spot.
Cost: FREE!  You can also choose pay to secure reserved seats at the Sundance Square Plaza or in front of the Convention Center.

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:: 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Friday, January 16 through February 7, 2015

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission and rodeo tickets.

Details, details
What:
 The 2015 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: January 16 through February 7.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Ridgmar Mall or Billy Bob’s to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way (pretty slick!). To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger.

Details, details
What:
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 17 ~ 9:00-11:30am
Where:
 Bear Creek Park Pond in Keller
400 Bear Creek Park, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 7, 2015

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 7th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 7, 2015
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub.

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
Saturday, January 17, 2015

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If you have always wanted to learn the art of fly casting don’t miss this in depth overview on gear, techniques, fly patterns, water conditions and recommendations on where to fly fish locally.  Cabela’s expert outfitters will then gear you up at the fly shop for casting lessons at Lone Star Lake.  (Weather permitting)  FREE but RSVP required by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here.
When: January 17, 2015, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Where: Cabelas ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  January 17, 2015

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, kid’s will learn how to make delicious burgers along with some great toppings. Suitable for ages 9–13. 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, January 17, 2015. 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 Pottery Barn Class ~ Decorating With Window Treatments 
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for selecting  window treatments and accessorizing with the right drapery hardware.  You’ll walk away with the know-how to update any window or room in your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s event site.
When:
 Class takes place January 18, 2015. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 18, 2015

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, January 18, 2015, 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, January 18, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for cooking tasty comfort foods. You’ll learn how to make dishes that the entire family will love— and they’re easy enough to enjoy on weeknights. 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, January 18, 2015. 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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