May 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

 


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

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series
    at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Boot Camps, Yoga, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where: Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: See the schedule of evening concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 29, 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 29, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 29, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning tonight and running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet at the Amon Carter Museum’s Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on the ways in which artists have depicted the largest quadrupeds in North America, the American buffalo. Hear an American Indian origin myth of the bison and gain historical and scientific insight from the artworks. View paintings and sculpture in the galleries, and see rarely seen depictions of buffalo in the Amon Carter’s Library. No reservations necessary.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 30, 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, 3 Bootcamps, Yoga, 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 30 (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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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 Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 council members while highlighting individual districts’ improvements and needs.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Cobb Park, 2700 Cobb Park Drive
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 30, 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 learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. 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 30, 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 30, 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 30, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
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 31, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 31, 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 31, 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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