July 10-12 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • CHEAP Parker County Peach Festival
  • FREE Birding & Guided Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Family Film Showing of The Lego Movie at
    Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Outdoor Workshops &  Family Fun Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, July 10, 2015

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers The Travoltas with Salim Nourallah, Lindby, and Cody Culberson. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

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What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, July 10, 2015 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE SiNaCa School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, July 10, 2015

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

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What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, July 10, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: 12th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 10-24, 2015

The 12th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a series of special events, concerts, films, and more.  The festival kicks off in the Grand Lobby of the Museum and provides opportunities for community participation before and during the performances. 

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What: For more information about the 12th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  July 10-24, 2015. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, July 10, 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.

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What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, July 10, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in
Arlington, Featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard, The O’s and more
Friday to Sunday, July 10-12, 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: Ray Wylie Hubbard, The O’s and Aaron Lee Tasjan.

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 Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, July 10, 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.

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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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::  Inexpensive Family Fun ~ Parker County Peach Festival
    Saturday, July 11, 2015      

Take a trip back to yesteryear at the Parker County Peach Festival, held in Historic Downtown Weatherford. This year marks the 31st annual Peach Festival which features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths, live music, children’s activities, and more.

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What:
Learn more at Parker County Peach Festival’s website.
When: Saturday, July 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Historic Downtown Weatherford.  Be sure to use the free remote parking with free shuttle rides to the festival entry gates ~ go here for directions and parking info.
Cost: Admission is only $5 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $4 at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce office at 401 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford.

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:: FREE Birding and Wildlife Hike with Master Naturalist  
at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake

 Saturday, July 11, 2015

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You are invited to join local Master Naturalist Dr. Ray Chancellor on a hike along the Blue Bird Trail to learn about the birds and wildlife found at Bob Jones Nature Center.  No registration required – just bring your hiking boots!

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What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s hike, click here.
When: Saturday, July 11, 8:00-9:00 am
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
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.

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What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Daily through August 23, 2015 ~ 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 11, 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!

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What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 11, 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11, 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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, July 11, 2015 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE The Lego Movie Family Movie Showing
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the family hit movie, The Lego Movie! As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. PG. 100 min., 2014

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What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday,  July 11, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth Central Library ~ You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, July 11, 2015

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If you have always wanted to learn the art of fly casting don’t miss this in-depth overview on gear, techniques, fly patterns, water conditions and recommendations on where to fly fish locally.  Cabela’s expert outfitters will then gear you up at the fly shop for casting lessons at Lone Star Lake.  (Weather permitting)  FREE but RSVP is required by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here.
When: July 11, 2015, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
...Saturday, July 11, 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 Avengers Sky Cycle 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, July 11, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 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!

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What:
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

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Games like Cornhole and Washers will be available on site (or bring your own)!  Go here for a list of all activities.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00PM through August 30th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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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:: FREE Pottery Barn Office Decorating Seminar
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store seminar and demonstration where you will get expert advice on creating a functional, pitch perfect home office. Plus, enjoy sips and snacks.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, July 12, 2015. Note: Class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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