June 26-28 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, Southlake
  • FREE Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition Concert at Sundance Square
  • FREE Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre  Special Exhibition Tour at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Science & History Museum
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Outdoor Classes & Family Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Through Sunday, June 28, 2015

Every summer, Ballet Concerto hosts its SUMMER DANCE CONCERT, performed outdoors in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. Recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” the performance features many internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers. During the performance, concession stands will be available or feel free to take your own picnic and snacks.  You will also want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment in comfort.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street at the Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth.  Go here for directions.  Lot parking is available on the west side of Trinity Park Drive, only a few steps from Trinity Park. There is also street parking available on Slayton Street and Trinity Park Drive.
When: Now through Sunday, June 28 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).


:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 26, 2015

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The songs of America will come to life when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. This 100-voices strong free patriotic concert will be performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority — the group has garnered 12 international gold medals and fans worldwide. The evening will also feature gourmet food trucks with such favorites as SoCal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Gepettos Pizza, Trailer Cakes, and more.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

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What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
  Friday, June 26, 2015. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr.  Free parking is available at Town Center and Lifetime Fitness.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in
Arlington, Featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and more
Friday to Sunday, June 26 to 28, 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: Larry Gee, Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros, and the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

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 26, 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 Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth
Astronomical Society, in Southlake

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center. View and learn about the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, constellations and nebulae.  Please register for this free class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Watching Party and to register, click here.
When: Friday, June 26 ~ 8:45 PM9:45 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!


::  FREE Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
and Festival Concert at Sundance Square
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sundance Square invites you to join The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival winds down with a free community performance on the Sundance Square Pavilion patio

Details, details
What: Learn about the Cliburn Concert here. To learn more about the competition and festival, visit cliburn.org
When: Saturday, June 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: 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.

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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 Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, June 27, 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, June 27, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month and in the Museum’s South Parking Lot.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, June 27 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.


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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
...Saturday, June 27, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE build-your-own Captain America Motorcycle project to take home.  Your child will even get a free apron, goggles,  and more! All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Outdoor Workshops &  Family Fun Event at Bass Pro
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 26
, 2015

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including workshops & classes for all ages, crafts, games, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Details, details
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 26, 2015. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2015

At this week’s FREE cooking technique class, Williams-Sonoma provides a menu of all-American foods cooked on the grill and ultra-creative desserts in star-spangled colors. This menu is wonderful for sharing with family and friends — a guaranteed crowd pleaser. 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 28, 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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