April 17-19 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Family
    Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Wild West Fest Family Event in Watauga
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba at Sundance Square
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library and Archives Tour
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Spring into Nash Family Event in Grapevine
  • FREE Rolling Town Hall with Mayor Betsy
  • FREE Organic Gardening Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Open Streets Magnolia Ave. Neighborhood Event
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 17, 2015

The City of North Richland Hills 2015 Sounds of Spring Concert Series kicks off with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza for 6 Fridays in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show — Rain or Shine — offers a fun concert featuring local favorite Brave Combo. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, April 17 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Grand Hall at the same address,
Cost: FREE!

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 :: FREE! Wild West Fest and Outdoor Concerts in Watauga
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Now Through April 19, 2015

Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West! Enjoy live music from Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band), The Matt Kimbrow Band, Courrier and more! Stroll through the Watauga Depot where you will find lots of arts, crafts, and gourmet food trucks. Kids can enjoy carnival rides, take a train or stagecoach ride, conquer the climbing wall, jump on the inflatables, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Now through April 19 ~ See the full schedule of entertainment here.
Where: Capp Smith Park, 5800 Block of Robin Drive in Watauga. Parking at Harvest Church on corner of Hightower and HWY 377
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, April 17, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, April 17, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
      Saturday, April 18, 2015

Start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes are be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Library and Archives Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Every third Saturday, through May, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 18, 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, April 18, 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 2015 Spring Into Nash Farm Family Event in Grapevine
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is celebrating the Spring season with its annual family-friendly Spring into Nash event. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the Nash Farm family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free Parking is available 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is FREE but some activities require a participation fee. Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Far.

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:: FREE Rolling Town Hall Bike Ride with the Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Grab your bike and bring your ideas for Fort Worth. Join Mayor Betsy (and district council members) and Bike Fort Worth at the Rolling Town Halls. Enjoy a casual ride through a planned route to see different parts of your city and to share how we can keep improving! Expect a 45 minute casual (easy) 5-7 mile bike ride, geared to be family friendly.

Details, details
What:  For information about this and other upcoming town halls with Mayor Betsy, visit Town Halls For All on the city’s website.
When: Saturday, April 18 ~ 10:00am
Where: Villages of Woodland Springs Amenity Center
(North Fort Worth – District 7)

Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot — Organic Gardening Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Home Depot DIY workshops

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn steps involved in creating an organic garden. You’ll also find out tips to prepare garden soil naturally.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 10:00 am
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 18, 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.

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 18, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  April 18, 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 how to make fresh fruit and vegetable drinks — a fun and healthful way to entice your kids into the kitchen. They’ll learn how to whip up smoothies, juices, fruit slushies and more. 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 Open Streets Magnolia Ave. Family Event 
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Enjoy a fun afternoon with your family and friends at Open Streets, a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, outdoor fitness classes, children’s areas, face painters and much more.  Sponsored by Fort Worth South, the Open Streets event has grown to be one of the Near Southside’s most beloved community events with attendance in the thousands.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South is the non-profit org behind Open Streets. Get more info here.  See the program of all Open Street events & participants here.
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 ~ 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: Magnolia Ave. between 8th Ave and Hemphill.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 2015

If all those choices of coffee and machines seem a bit bewildering, this Williams-Sonoma class is for you! They’ll discuss a variety of brewing methods, from pour-over to French press and espresso. You’ll taste coffees prepared in different machines, including the new Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker, and discover how various coffee roasts and grinds affect the finished drink. After this class, you’ll be a barista in your own home. 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 19, 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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