August 19-21 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
  • FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event in Keller ~ Featuring Classic Movie Top Gun
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Circuit Training!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth

Before you go, be sure to check the event websites for changes to location, times, or cancellations due to inclement weather

:: FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pop over to West 7th to view one-of-a-kind elaborate chalk art by professional street painting artists during the 2016 Chalk Art Festival! Festivities include live creation of street painting murals by professional artists, an amateur artist competition, children’s art area, PoserKids Yoga Class, live music, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information about West 7th’s Chalk Art Festival click here.
When:  August 20, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Artists will begin creating at 10:00 AM, so come early to watch the pieces evolve. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: West 7th ~University Drive and Crockett Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event
Featuring Classic Top Gun ~ Keller, Bear Creek Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The City of Keller is hosting a retro outdoor date night movie event this Saturday at Bear Creek Park. Enjoy a night under the stars watching the movie classic, Top Gun with on-site food truck and drink vendors. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and don’t forget your main squeeze!

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Date Nite in the Park site.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 8:00-11:00PM
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  FREE


:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, August 20, 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 Circuit Training, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, August 20 (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, August 20, 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, August 20, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!



:: FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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
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 20, 2016 ~ 11:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.


:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 20, 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 Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community Zumba 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 Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, August 20, 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
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 21, 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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