August 14-16 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 Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Pottery Barn Shelf Decorating Seminar
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, August 14, 2015

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This monthly event features some of the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of three great local bands and food from local businesses and food trucks.

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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, August 14, 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 Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 14, 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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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza! Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September 26 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, August 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories during this monthly story-time at River Legacy Living Science Center. Be sure to make plans to stay after for a fun activity for kids.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about this family-friendly event, 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 15, 2015 ~ 11:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, August 15, 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: August 15, 2015, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, August 15, 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.

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What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: August 15, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 Shelf Decorating Seminar
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Join Pottery Barn to learn the art of styling bookshelves to show off all your collectibles without looking cluttered.  This is tricky to achieve, but fear not! They’ll show you how to have a perfectly styled shelf every time.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, August 16, 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 16, 2015

Learn how to make the classic Italian flatbread known as focaccia. Then try the fresh baked bread creation with an assortment of oils and vinegars—a simple but amazing combination. 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.

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What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, August 16, 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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