September 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Music Under the Stars Fall Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Friday on the Green Outdoor Concert
  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show With The Blue Angels
  • FREE Animals Alive! Family Event at the Stockyards
  • FREE Fort Worth’s Annual Fall Gallery Night
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City
  • FREE Family Festival at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga at Sundance Square
  • FREE Caffeinated Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Build a Plant Stand Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ September 11-13, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series 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.

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: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, September 11, 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.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, September 11, 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! Alliance Air Show Featuring The Blue Angels
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015


Bring the family to Alliance Airport for a full-day of daring aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and jets), simulators, children’s activities, fun food and more.  An impressive list of performers will be featured including the jaw-dropping aerial performances of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Breitling Jet Team, Shockwave Jet Truck, and more.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
Where:
2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE, Advance Ticket Parking is $25 per vehicle (save $5 off gate parking prices here).

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:: FREE “Animals Alive” Family Event at the Stockyards
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fort Worth Stockyards Animals Alive event Critterman

Bring the family to “Animals Alive,” a FREE day of fun in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. You will learn about some of our unique Texas animals at a live animal presentation with “Critterman.” You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a pony, go to the petting zoo, cheer for the armadillo races, and watch the Fort Worth herd  cattle drive!

Details, Details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 ~ 12:00 to 4:00PM.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards ~ 130 E. Exchange Avenue
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Fort Worth’s 2015 Fall Gallery Night
Saturday,  September 12, 2015

Fall Gallery Night 2014 Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s annual Fall Gallery Night is a FREE, “Open House” event across multiple locations in the Fort Worth area. Participating venues include all types, from the legendary Fort Worth museums in the cultural district to the chic art gallery showrooms of the south side ~ all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Many locations will host live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres, and you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with many of the featured artists.

Details, details
What:
Download the 2015 Gallery Night program here to get more details on all participating locations and their events. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (fwada.org).
When:
Saturday, September 12, 2015 ~ Events take place throughout the day and evening, and times vary by venue. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where:
Go here to find the addresses of all participating venues.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Now through September 26, 2015

Preservation is the Art of the City is a multi-week public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: Learn more at Preservation is the Art of the City.
When:
Now through September 26, 2015
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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:: FREE Water Themed Family Festival at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Celebrate the wonderful resource of water with a variety of family friendly activities, crafts, nature hikes, animal explorations, and demonstrations at the water science fair at River Legacy Living Science Center.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the family event, go here.
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, September 12, 2015 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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 Caffeinated Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Join Mayor Betsy and Council member Dennis Shingleton for the latest “Caffeinated Town Hall” at Willow Springs Golf Course in District 7. Join the casual conversation — ask your questions, share your ideas, and catch up on the latest city news!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Willow Springs Golf Course, 1714 Avondale-Haslet Road
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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 Home Depot Class ~ Build a Hanging Plant Stand
Saturday, September 12, 2015

This Saturday, pop over to the Home Depot to learn to how to build a simple and fun stand to hold plants for any season (inspired by Shanty Chic). You will learn skills such as cutting wood, staining, and using a saw.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop here
When: Saturday, September 12, 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 Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, September 12, 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 requested by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here.
When: September 12, 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, September 12, 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: September 12, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, September 13, 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, September 13, 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, September 13, 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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