May 15-17 Free And Cheap Fort Worth Area Weekend Fun For The Family


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

  • Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
    — Friday until 5pm is FREE!
  • FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Family Fun — Prairie Day at the BRIT
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Bootcamps, Crossfit, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Taste of Bluebonnet Festival & Family Event
  • Herb Society Festival at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Family Adventure Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2015

Bring the family to downtown Grapevine for a weekend festival full of fun family activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival rides, delicious food, and more. Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment on seven stages — a variety of music performances from rock and R&B to bluegrass and country.

Details, details
What: For more details about the festival, click here.
Where:
The festival takes place in historic Downtown Grapevine.
For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 15-17, 2015
Friday & Saturday ~ 10:00AM-11:30PM
Sunday ~ 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Friday until 5pm, get FREE Admission (food & rides are extra). Go here for ticket pricing for other times and days.

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:: FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band)
Outdoor Concert & Family Event, NRH
Friday, May 15, 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 Tom Petty Tribute band, Petty Theft. 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, May 15 ~ 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 Family Fun — Celebrate Prairie Day at the BRIT
 ..Saturday, May 16, 2015

Celebrate the beauty of the native landscape of North Texas with BRIT! Join this free family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts that includes flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families will learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. Children will learn how to build a bug house or paint using leaves, and everyone will learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 ~  9:00AM – 1:00PM
Where:  1700 University Drive ~ Fort Worth (Next to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, click here for a map)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 16, 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, StrollerStrides, CrossFit, Interval Workout, and more!

Details, details
What:  See the list of available classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 16 (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

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:: FREE Taste of Bluebonnet Festival & Family Event
Saturday, May 16, 2015

This is a day to celebrate all the amazing restaurants, organizations, and residents on and nearby Bluebonnet Circle in Fort Worth, TX — just south of TCU. Businesses along the circle will host special events that best showcase their craft — from authentic Mexican tortas to German specialties or custom cupcakes, there will be plenty to eat, art education workshops, free “Express” Smart Barre Classes, activities for the kids, and more!

Details, details
What:  Go here for updates on FREE events and activities held on the circle throughout the day.
Where: For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Saturday, May 16 ~ 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: Herb Society Festival at Fort Worth Botanic Garden!
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens while learning something new at the annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event and sale will feature a variety of classes, ranging from landscaping with herbs to growing antique roses. Other activities include a raffle and festival store.

Frugal shopping tip: This is a great spot to tap into local experts’ knowledge about gardening with herbs, as well as find a vast selection of native plants & herbs at great prices.  My favorite finds have also included local artisan made soaps created from all natural ingredients and clean burning soy candles scented with essential oils.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 16, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Festival events will take place in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: $2 Admission

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 16, 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 16, 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 Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Strap on your walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community. These are fantastic opportunities to engage with Mayor Betsy and councilmembers while highlighting individual districts’ improvements and needs.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Rosemont Park ~ 4231 Eighth Ave.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 16, 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,  they’ll show you how to make fresh salsa, great guacamole and other fun toppings for a taco dinner. Whether you prefer crunchy tacos or soft ones, the toppings are the best part. Suitable for ages 9 –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 16, 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 Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Event for families. There will be FREE kids activities including fishing at the pond, crafts, scavenger hunt, photos, cooking & camping demos, and more!

Take a look at the schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17 ~ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will receive free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions on Sunday, May 17 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on boosting the taste of grilled foods with aromatic spices. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll discuss how to use fresh chilies and unique spices to create a Mexican meal with a little Tex-Mex flair. From braised meat for tacos to fresh side dishes, you’ll learn how to whip up a Southwestern-inspired meal that’s packed with flavor—it’s perfect for parties, potlucks and even weeknight dinners. 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 17, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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