April 24-26 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
  • FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
  • FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert & Family
    Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival in Euless
  • CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival
  • FREE Fire Engine Push-In Ceremony & Open House in Keller
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Gardening Day at the Watauga Public Library
  • FREE Container Garden Demonstration and P. Allen Smith Book Signing at Calloway’s in Hurst
  • FREE Low and Zero Water Use Landscaping Workshop at Home Depot 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 

:: FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2015

Southlake Art in Square 

Experience Art on the Square in Southlake this weekend!  This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 150 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, 2 stages of continuous live music & entertainment, delicious food, and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the art show, click here.
When: Friday to Sunday, April 24-26.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. at Southlake Blvd.
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2015

Denton Jazz Festival cr

The annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of music and the visual arts. This free event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, food, games and more in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Live music includes a long list of national and local favorites.

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What: To find out more about the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, visit the event website. To see the music line-up for the weekend, click here.
When: April 24-26 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert & Sounds
of Spring
Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 24, 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 — Friday evenings 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 Memphis Soul. 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 24 ~ 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 Arbor Daze Family Festival & Tree Giveaway ~ Euless
Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2015

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, free tree give-aways, Arts and Crafts Booths, Arbor Dazzling Kidz Zone, Forestry Village, a Tongan cultural tent, activities at the library, a petting zoo, bungee jump, rock wall, zipline, and lots of great food!

Details, details
What: For the full schedule and for more information, click here.
When:  Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015
Where: Euless, City Hall Complex ~ 201 N. Ector Dr.   Parking is available at both the Euless City Hall Complex  and at First Baptist Church Euless.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
   Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

     Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese gardens while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, music, papermaking, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: April 25 and 26, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Japanese festival parking will be near the Linden Street lot click here For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Adults $5.00, Children 4-12 $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE New Fire Engine Ceremony & Station Open House in Keller
Saturday, April 25, 2015

    

Join Keller Fire Station No. 2 to celebrate the addition of a new engine to the Keller Fire Department fleet. The department will host its first “Push-in Ceremony” that morning, inviting members of the public to assist in drying the engine off from its wash and join in pushing it into its bay.  Following the push-in, Station 2 will host an open house until noon. Members of the public are welcome to stop by for station tours, a look at KFD’s equipment and vehicles, and light refreshments.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:  Saturday, April 25, 2015 — The wash and dry will start at 9 a.m. and the push-in is scheduled for 9:15 a.m.
Where: Fire Station No. 2 •  737 Keller-Smithfield Road
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, April 25, 2015

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.
When
: Saturday, April 25, 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 Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month in the Museum’s South Parking Lot.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, April 25 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
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 Gardening Day at the Watauga Public Library
Saturday , April 25, 2015

Join the Watauga Library for a day devoted to gardening. The Library will host a lecture about container gardening, hold a plant exchange and introduce the new Watauga Public Library Seed Exchange.  A Tarrant County Master Gardener —who also happens to be our favorite local garden blogger from Grapevine ( find Signature Gardens blog here and here) will give a presentation called “All About Container Gardening” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the presentation you will learn how to grow beautiful plants that will brighten your yard and satisfy your palate.  After the presentation, stay for a perennial plant exchange or help the Library start a seed exchange by donating seeds from your home garden.

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What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, April 25 — 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Watauga Library, 7109 Whitley Road
Cost: FREE! 

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:: FREE  P. Allen Smith Container Garden Demonstration and
Book Signing at Calloway’s in Hurst

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join Calloway’s Nursery and P. Allen Smith, an absolute master at container gardening — he will show you how to make dramatic inspired creations and will be available to sign his books too (copies will be available for purchase) after the presentation.  Plus, the first 10 people attending will receive an autographed book. And everyone can enjoy refreshments and participate in terrific door prizes featuring plants and baskets from Proven Winners, and container gardens made by P. Allen himself!

Details, details
What: Calloway’s spring gardening event and demonstration. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 — 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: At the Calloway’s store location in Hurst only.  Get detailed location information, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot Low & Zero Water Landscaping Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Home Depot DIY workshops

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn how to design a low or zero water landscape.  In this workshop you will also learn how to choose the right plants and ground cover for a drought tolerant garden design.

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What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 25, 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 25, 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: April 25, 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 25, 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 bundt cakes in different flavors and sizes and then finish them with three scrumptious glazes: vanilla, chocolate ganache and lemon. Suitable for ages 5 – 13.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.  

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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, April 25 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, April 26, 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 26, 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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