April 1-3 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Bedford ArtsFest ~ Juried Art Show & Family Festival
  • FREE Ready, Set Bloom Family Festival at The Kimbell
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE! Bedford ArtsFest Juried Art Show and Family Festival
Saturday, April 2, 2016

artsfest bedford tx

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, a family friendly event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This juried art festival will feature regional artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food trucks, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bedford’s ArtFestgo here.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Where: Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr in Bedford
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Ready, Set Bloom Family Festival at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday,
April 2, 2016

Ready Set Bloom Kimbell Family Festival

This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and classes, storytelling in the galleries, family films, and a special musical performance of “Leopoldo the Frog” by the Hall Ensemble.  No reservations necessary; admission to the permanent collection is always free.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 4:00PM
Click here to view the schedule for the event.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, 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, April 2, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
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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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday,
April 2, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, April 2 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 2, 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: April 2, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, April 2, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a butterfly house. After the butterfly house is built, your child can decorate their project with paint if they wish. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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, April 2, 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, they’ll show kids all kinds of cool tools for safely chopping and dicing in the kitchen, and then they’ll turn all those cut-up ingredients into some delicious snacks.  Suitable for ages 8-13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited and is only available at select stores.  

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, April 2, 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 participating Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, April 3, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, April 3, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

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

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 3
, 2016

In this weekend’s Williams-Sonoma in-store technique class, get inspired by all things citrus. As professional chefs know, a hit of lemon, lime or grapefruit works wonders with savory fare, lending zip and refreshment to everything from soups and salads to pastas and stews.  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, April 3, 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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