August 7-9 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Nature Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
  • FREE American Indian Art Program 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 Disney Nature’s Bears at Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Pottery Barn Entryway Decorating Seminar
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, August 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 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 Nature Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
 Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

You are invited to join a naturalist led hike in the Cross Timbers at Bob Jones Nature Center.  No registration required – just bring your hiking boots!

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s hike, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 9:30-10:15 am
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE American Indian Art Program at the Amon Carter
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Although the names of many of the finest American Indian artists from before 1900 are unknown, their creative visions are revealed in the works currently on view in the exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. Curator Gaylord Torrence will discuss the aesthetic traditions and formal, technical, and thematic concerns that guided, challenged, and inspired these artists. Reservations are required.  Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:30 – 11:30 AM
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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 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, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Disney Nature Bears Family Movie Showing
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of Disney Nature’s, Bears 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: This documentary from Disney Nature follows a family of grizzly bears over the course of a year. The cubs learn to find food and swim to safety. Watch as they face threats from avalanches, wolves and a dwindling supply of salmon. G, 77 min., 2014

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 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 Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
...Saturday, August 8, 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 Marvel Avengers Hulk Tank 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, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes 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, August 8, 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: August 8, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, August 8, 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, kids will learn the fun of creating homemade pasta ~ make the dough and roll it out with a hand-cranked machine! You’ll also watch how to make dough in a machine that mixes and extrudes the pasta for you. Then they’ll whip up some basil pesto in a food processor and toss the cooked pasta with the pesto. Super-simple and yummy! Suitable for ages 8–13.  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, August 8, 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 Sunday Funday at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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 Entryway Decorating Seminar
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Join Pottery Barn for breakfast treats as they share tips from blogger Camille Styles on how to create a functional and stylish entryway that’ll leave a lasting first impression.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, August 9, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
August 9, 2015

It’s easier than you might imagine to make fresh pasta at home. At this class, Williams-Sonoma will demonstrate everything from preparing the dough to rolling it through a hand-cranked machine. Then they’ll show you how to create some simple sauces and smart shortcuts for getting a quick pasta supper on the table. 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, August 9, 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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