June 5-7 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion ~ Featuring Trout Fishing in America and more
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Panther Fest – Local Food and Music Festival
  • FREE Guided Trail Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE BRIT First Saturday Family Event
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga 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 Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, Featuring Trout Fishing in America and more
Friday to Sunday, June 5 to 7, 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.

This weekend’s line up includes: 4-time Grammy Award winning duo, Trout Fishing in America, Charla Corn, and MarchFourth.

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).


:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 5, 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. 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.
 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


:: FREE Panther Fest Fort Worth Music & Food Festival
Sunday, June 6, 2015

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Celebrate Local ~ Celebrate Fort Worth! Panther Fest is an outdoor festival showcasing Fort Worth musicians, food, kids area with bounce houses, local artisan booths, fireworks, and more. And, this year’s fest features the famed nationwide event Slide the City – a 2,000 foot water slide down North Main Street!  Please note: that admission into the festival will be FREE but to ride the slide, you must have already purchased tickets from Slide the City (and unfortunately, tickets are now sold out).

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Panther Fest website.
When: Sunday, June 6 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth. Here’s the scoop on where to park.
Cost: FREE event! Food is extra.  Event parking is $5.



:: FREE National Trails Day – Trail Hikes & Exploration
Program at River Legacy
in Arlington
Saturday, June 6, 2015

River Legacy Living Science Center is hosting two guided hikes at 10 am to celebrate National Trails Day. A family friendly hike will explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center for an easy 30- to 45-minute hike. An extended adult hike will explore the trails further into River Legacy Parks for a 1 1/2 to 2-hour long hike. Both hikes are free, but space is limited in each. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, 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, June 6, 2015 ~ 10:00AM.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


:: FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre,
Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter

Daily tour through August 23, 2015

Gather in the Amon Carter Museum exhibition space to experience a guided interactive tour of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833) along with a selection of works from the museum’s own collection that, like Morse’s painting, feature museum and gallery spaces as their subject matter. Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Daily through August 23, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE! BRIT First Saturday Family Event
 ..Saturday, June 6, 2015

BRIT is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month for public tours, exhibits, Bella’s Story Time, self-guided tours, live music and the Farmer’s Market. You can also make time to explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.  In addition, BRIT staff will be on hand to discuss current and upcoming projects and publications and to answer your botanically based questions.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday June 6, 2015 ~  8:00AM – 12:00PM
Where:  1700 University Drive ~ Fort Worth (Next to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, click here for a map)
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 6, 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, June 6, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 6, 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.
: Saturday, June 6, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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, June 6-7, 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, June 6-7, 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, June 6, 2015

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

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, June 6 ~ 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, June 6, 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 Lock-n-go truck to take home and enjoy! 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 and register herePlease register online to help Home Depot better plan the craft kit quantities needed.
When: Saturday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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: June 6, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM, weather permitting.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  This Sunday’s performance features the 20-piece Maxwell Hall Jazz Ensemble and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful new plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 7, 2015 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 7, 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!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 2015

Make Dad a meal he’ll remember by cooking the perfect burgers and piling them high with all the fixin’s. At this William’s Sonoma technique class, you will learn the techniques and tricks for preparing flavorful burgers, including stuffed ones with savory fillings, plus creative ideas for garnishing them. 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, June 7, 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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