May 1-3 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • Fort Worth’s 2015 Mayfest Family Event and Festival
  • FREE Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Bootcamps, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Class for Kids 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 Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: Fort Worth’s 2015 Mayfest Family Event and Festival
    Now through May 3, 2015

Enjoy a fun time with your family and friends at the 2015 Mayfest celebration on the banks of the Trinity River. This 40+ year Fort Worth tradition is packed with 7 stages of live music and performing arts, carnival rides, children’s activities, festival food, and more attractions for the family.  Military savings tip:  Be sure to bring your military ID if you are active duty, retired, reserve, or student cadets to receive FREE admission!

Details, details
What: Get more details and a full list of events at the Mayfest website, here.
When: Now through May 3, 2015.  View the entertainment schedule here.
Where: Mayfest is held in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park (along the banks
of the Trinity River).   Go here for directions and free parking info.
Cost: Group Pass for up to 5 people is $25, Ages 13+ are $8, Adults 60+ are $5, Children 3-12 are $5, and Children 2 and under are FREE.  All profits from Mayfest, Inc. are returned to the Fort Worth community.


:: FREE Me & My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 1, 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 Me & My Monkey (the ultimate Beatles Tribute band). 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
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
Friday, May 1 ~ 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!


:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 1, 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, May 1, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes a social run with Luke’s Locker, Rock Climbing, Stroller, Strides, Bootcamps, and more!

Details, details
What:  See the full list of classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 2 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752

Details, details
 To find out more about the FREE  program, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 2, 2015

Get your shake on and start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza! Classes are 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, May 2, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 2015

Bank of America’s 2015 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 2015
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders


:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
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The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
Saturday, May 2 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
FREE Family activities from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.


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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Kids Woodworking Skills Workshop
Saturday, May 2, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own picture frame to take home or give to Mom! Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.  For ages 5-12.

Details, details
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 ~ 9:00 am to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 2, 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: May 2, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, May 2, 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 treat Mom to an awesome brunch that they prepare themselves including Mini Asparagus Frittatas, Blueberry Blast Smoothie, and more. We know she’ll be impressed! 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, May 2, 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.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 3, 2015

Infused olive oils are an easy way to add amazing flavor to foods. Using these versatile oils, the experts at William’s Sonoma will show you how to cook an entire meal that includes fresh pasta with grilled vegetables, roasted chicken and even olive oil–infused ice cream.  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, May 3, 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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