January 22-24 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of Snow at Boaz Community Park
  • FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
  • FREE Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!)
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 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

:: CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Now t
hrough February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of
Snow at Boaz Community Park in Fort Worth

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will cover a portion of North Z. Boaz Community Park in over 60,000 pounds of snow! Activities include a snow slide and a snow play area. Costumed characters dressed as Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will make an appearance and be available for pictures. Kids can also enjoy a train ride around the park, face painting, food and more.

Details, details
What:
 For more details, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
North Z. Boaz Community Park ~ 3200 Lackland Road
Cost: Tickets for individual attractions can be purchased for 25 cents each, or five tickets for $1. Unlimited play wristbands will be available for $15.

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:: FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Get an introduction to a variety of performers and talent with programs suitable for the entire family!

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd St.
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 Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Explore the flora and fauna of River Legacy Parks during a guided nature hike along the off-road mountain bike trails in River Legacy Parks. Meet in the parking lot of the DORBA trailhead. Free, but space is limited. Hike is best suited for ages 18 and up. TO RSVP, call 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE guided hike, 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, January 23, 2016 ~ 7:30am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on learning to prune your garden like a pro. Find out how and why you should prune your plants and trees, as well as tips on how to make clean cuts, the best time to prune, and how to improve the quality of your foliage. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What:
For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to build a basic wood bench that has seating and storage all in one. They will teach you to properly measure and cut, pre-drill, and offer ideas on how to complete your project with paint, patterns and hardware.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, January 23, 2016

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, kid’s will learn to prepare waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert. Suitable for ages 5–13. 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, January 23, 2016. 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 23, 2016

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: January 23, 2016, 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, January 24, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 24, 2016

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, January 24, 2016, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, January 24, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for keeping your culinary skills sharp by mastering basic knife techniques. First they’ll show you the proper way to hold a knife and to position the food. Then they’ll move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, along with more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more. And, they’ll offer complimentary knife sharpening in this class. 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, January 24, 2016. 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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