March 27-29 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Fort Worth’s 2015 Spring Gallery Night
  • FREE Bedford ArtsFest & Family Event
  • FREE Community Family Easter Egg Hunts 
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma 

:: FREE! Fort Worth’s 2015 Spring Gallery Night
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Milan-Gallery Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA) invites you to take-in the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness during the annual Spring Gallery Night. Come take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.  Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres.

Details, details
What
: To get more info on participating locations, download the 2015 Spring Gallery Night program and map here. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (more info at fwada.org).
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 ~ Event times vary by venue, but most participants are open from 12:00PM to 9:00PM. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where: Print out a map of each participating venue here.
Cost: Most events are FREE.

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:: FREE  Third Annual Bedford ArtsFest & Family Event
Saturday, March 28, 2015

artsfest bedford tx

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This juried art festival will feature regional artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bedford’s ArtFestgo here.
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 ~ 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr in Bedford
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Family Fun Easter Egg Hunts Around the Community
Saturday, March 28, 2015

There are lots of terrific (and FREE) Easter Egg Hunts sponsored throughout the metroplex this Saturday, March 28.  Here are a few of our favorites:

• Colleyville, KLTY 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Helicopter Egg Drop.   This kids only Eggstravaganza features live music, petting zoo, pony rides, face painters, bounce houses,  obstacle course, 10,000+ Easter Egg Hunt, and lots of KID-FUN Entertainment!  Saturday, March 28, 9:00AM – Noon at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall Johnson Rd.,  Colleyville. 214-387-0475.  Learn more here.

• Keller, Special Bunnies Easter Egg Hunt at Northwood Church:  This special Easter Egg Hunt is for children with special needs and their families ~ all are welcome to attend at no cost and enjoy a safe and supportive environment to enjoy the fun of an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, and more.  The event is hosted by Northwood Church and Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), but any child with special needs is welcome to take part in this great event with their family. Saturday, March 28, 1:30-3:30pm at Northwood Church,  1870 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller.  Learn more here.

• Grapevine, 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farms: Grab your baskets and prepare for egg-hunting fun! On Saturday, March 28, hop on over to Nash Farm for the 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Grapevine Parks and Recreation department. This free event will feature egg-hunting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, tractor-drawn wagon rides and more. Hunt times are divided by age groups:  Saturday, March 28, 9:30am – 12:30pm at Nash Farm in Grapevine, 626 Ball Street (near Historic Downtown Grapevine).  Get more details here.

• North Richland Hills, Easter in the Park: Family activities will include an Easter egg hunt with over 20,000 treat-filled eggs covering the playing fields, a petting zoo, mini-train, activities and bounce houses for lots of after-the-hunt fun. Saturday, March 28,  10:00am – Noon at Green Valley Park, 7701 Smithfield Road, North Richland Hills.  Learn more here.

• Keller, Spring Easter Egg Scramble:  Keller is hosting a fun Easter egg hunt and family fun event —  There will be lots of free activities like bounce houses, slides, pony rides and a petting zoo, as well as an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Saturday, March 28,  9:30am – 11:30AM at Bear Creek Park Pond, 400 Bear Creek Park in Keller.  Learn more here.

• Fort Worth Community Centers: Fort Worth Community Centers have planned some fun Easter activities for this weekend including Easter egg hunts, bounce houses, crafts egg decorating.  Learn more here. Activities and dates vary by community center.

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:: FREE  Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Planetarium’s Star Partiesgo here.
When: Saturday, March 28 ~ begins at dusk until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley.  Go here for directions.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, March 28, 2015

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 site.
When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

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What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: March 28, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  March 28, 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, kids will learn some basic egg-cooking techniques plus
eggs-traordinary ways to enjoy those hard-boiled eggs. Suitable for ages 5 – 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, March 28, 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music show on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly 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, March 29, 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
Sunday, March 29, 2015

A casual weekend brunch is a wonderful way to spend time with friends. At this Williams-Sonoma technique class, you will discover how to take your brunch fare to a whole new level with classic favorites plus innovative new recipes. They’ll also teach you some great make-ahead 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, March 29, 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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