June 19-21 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
  • FREE Country Music Outdoor Concert and Family Event at Capp Smith Park in Watauga
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Geocaching Class ~ Bob Jones Park, Southlake
  • FREE Concerts in the Park in Keller ~ Me & My Monkey Beatles Tribute Band
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library & History Tour
  • FREE Build a Grilling Cart Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Father’s Day Fly Fishing Class at The Modern
  • 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 Hudson Moore, and more
Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21, 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: chart topper Hudson Moore, Black Violin, and Gedeon Luke & the People.

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 Hazard County Country Music Outdoor Concert
and Family Event at Capp Smith Park in Watauga

 Friday, June 19, 2015

Head to Capp Smith Lake to enjoy a fun country music outdoor concert event for the family sponsored by the city of Watauga and the Arts Council Northeast.  The evening includes live music by local favorite, Hazard County, bounce houses, food, and more.  Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Capp Smith Park, 5800 Block of Robin Drive in Watauga. Parking at Harvest Church on corner of Hightower and HWY 377
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 19, 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.
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 Geocaching 101 at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Take advantage of a free Geocaching 101 class, led by the Geocaching Academy at Bob Jones Nature Center. Geocaching is a great activity to get the entire family up off the couch and working together in a real-world, high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting game. During this class, you’ll learn how to use GPS-enabled devices, such as a GPS receiver or even your smart phone to locate hidden containers.  Space is limited. Please register for this free class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Free Geocaching 101 Class and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, June 20 ~ 1:30 PM3:30 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring Me & My
Monkey,
Beatles Tribute Band

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to Fort Worth Favorite, Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be local food trucks  at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 20, 2015, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: 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!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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! Special Fort Worth History at the Amon Carter Tour
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Join the Amon Carter in the museum’s research library to learn about the surprising range of Fort Worth history resources available to the community. The librarian and the archivist will present the highlights from the collection and guide behind-the-scenes tours of the facility. This program is made available in association with Fort Worth Local History Month, a month-long celebration organized by the Fort Worth Library.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE! Please note that while the museum is under renovation, paid parking is available at Will Rogers Memorial Center located on West Lancaster Avenue and Gendy Street. The museum is unable to validate parking fees. Additional parking information may be found here.

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:: FREE Home Depot Class ~ How to Build a Grilling Cart
Saturday, June 20, 2015

This Saturday, pop over to the Home Depot to learn to make a stylish cart to hold all your grilling accessories ~ built using just a few basic materials. The class will teach you new ways to combine metal, wood and pipe to create a moveable and durable cart to hold all you need to grill.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop here
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 ~ 10:00 AM – 11:30 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, June 20, 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 20, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM, weather permitting.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Father’s Day Fly Fishing Class at The Modern
Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Join us at the Modern on Father’s Day and give dad the experience of trying his hand at something new – casting a fly rod!  The team from Backwoods will be out on the reflecting pool from 11 am to 1 pm demonstrating the art of casting, sharing advice, and giving patrons the opportunity to try it for themselves.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 ~ 11:00AM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  This Sunday’s performance features the 8-piece Common Ground band 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 21, 2015 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 2015

Whether cooked on a backyard grill or baked in the oven, pizzas are a delicious way to showcase summer produce. At this Williams-Sonoma technique class, you’ll learn how to make classic pizza dough and a glutenfree variation, along with two seasonal pizzas—one savory and one sweet. 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 21, 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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