April 10-12 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Dolphin Tale
  • FREE Vertical Gardening Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Family PBR Rodeo Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
.TNow Through Sunday, April 12, 2015

Main Street Arts Fest 2015

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown with Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub. The festival also features hundreds of performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even Cliburn Award Winner Steven Linand the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will offer  special FREE performancesIt’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, live entertainment and kids activities.

Insiders Tip Take a Fort Worth Bike Sharing cycle to the festival for 50% OFF! There are 14 bike-sharing stations conveniently located within walking distance of the festival.  Use promo code 76102 at any B-Station (locations here) to get the special half-off festival rate.

Details, Details
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert at Bass Hall
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bass Hall

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Bass Hall as part of Main Street Arts Festival. The mission of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is to perform great symphonic music at the highest level of artistic excellence to educate, entertain and enhance cultural life.

Details, Details
Learn more about the free concert here.
  Bass Hall, Downtown Fort Worth (4th and Commerce Streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost:  FREE!


:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday.  An entertaining afternoon of art-making, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films are inspired by artworks on view. Admission to special exhibitions is free during the event.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 11 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! 2nd Annual Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event Benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Patients
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Junior League Pancake Picnic

The Junior League of Fort Worth hosts its FREE Pancake Picnic benefiting both Cook Children’s patients and community members on Saturday. This year’s theme is based on the book “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” with activities including face painting, a fire truck, pancake walk, dunking booth and more fun. Top-your-own-pancakes will satisfy everyone’s taste buds and fun themed games for all ages will provide everyone an opportunity to smile and laugh.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Junior League Pancake Breakfast and family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 11 starting at 9:00am
Where: Cook Children’s Medical Center. Park in the Cook’s visitors garage between 6th and 7th streets, facing Pennsylvania Street — validated parking passes will be provided. Come down the elevator to main entrance of Cooks and there will be a Junior League volunteer able to assist you — just look for the ladies in the light blue shirts!
Cost: FREE!


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:: FREE Dolphin Tale Family Movie Showing
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the family hit movie, Dolphin Tale! As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: After getting caught in a crab trap, dolphin Winter must have her tail removed to save her life. The boy who helped her wants Winter to get a prosthetic replacement so she can swim properly. This heartwarming movie is based on a true story. PG, 113 min., 2011

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday,  April 11, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown 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 Home Depot ~ Vertical Gardening Project Workshop
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Home Depot Vertical Garden

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn basic steps to create a vertical garden planter and get how-to tips on proper plant selection and care.

Details, details
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 ~ 10:00 am
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Rodeo & PBR Family Event at Bass Pro
… April 11 and 12, 2015

Mosey on over to Bass Pro for a FREE PBR (Professional Bull Riding) family event including free games, crafts for the kids, face-painting, giveaways and more fun!

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s PBR event, click here
When: April 11 & 12, 2015 ~ Go here for event schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
Saturday, April 11, 2015

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 build-your-own See-it-grow planter 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, April 11, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 12, 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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 12, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 12, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for stir-frying your way to delicious and nutritious meals that are easy enough for hectic weeknights yet impressive enough for guests. They’ll showcase local produce in a seasonal soup, pasta and stir-fry. 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, April 12, 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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