July 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie Classic at The Amon Carter: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • FREE 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Kids’ Yoga, and Zumba!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • CHEAP Stargazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake
  • FREE National Cutting Horse Assoc. Competition & Show
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter
Featuring Classic To Kill A Mockingbird

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch the classic  To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) on the museum’s lawn.  Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Please note that only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program (not the building), and no glass bottles or pets please.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the event (here).
When:  Friday, July 29, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00PM; film begins at 8:30PM Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.  
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE (but donations are appreciated)!  Do note that the museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (Parking information, here).


:: 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, 2016

The 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth features a series of special performances, events, concerts, films, and more. The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with a final dance across the length of the museum’s beautiful Grand Lobby

Details, details
What: For more information about the 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  July 30-31, 2016, 1:00PM. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!  Note that for patrons who plan to also visit the galleries, regular admission applies on Saturday (Sunday admission is FREE!).


:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Zumba, Stroller Strides, and Yoga…even Yoga for Kids!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 30, 2016

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, July 30, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!



:: Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society
Bob Jones Nature Center in  Southlake

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center. View and learn about the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, constellations and nebulae.  Be sure to register for this class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Watching Party and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, July 30 ~ 8:30 PM10:30 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center ~ 355 Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members. Please call 817-491-6333 or email admin@bjnc.org for Member Promo Code.


:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
Daily through August 6, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular and experience quintessential Fort Worth with a horse and riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s show and competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about daily shows, competitions, and events, click here. To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: Daily through August 6, 2016 ~ See the daily schedule here.
Cost: FREE!  Please note that some events do require tickets and there is a charge to park.



:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community yoga class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about yoga  at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 31, 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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 31, 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!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31, 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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