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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

 IMPORTANT WEATHER RELATED UPDATES FOR EVENTS:
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!

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:: 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

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:: 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

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:: 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!

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:: 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
What:
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.

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:: 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.
When:
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.

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::  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!

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:: 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
What: 
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.

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:: 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
What:
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!

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:: 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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2016 Dates and Details For Texas Tax-Free and Tax Exemption Weekend – August 5-7

Be sure to add next weekend’s 2016 Texas tax-free holiday to your calendar (August 5-7) and save an extra 8.25% on qualifying back-to-school clothes, school supplies, and more. Here’s the scoop…

During the August 5-7 tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

SHOPPING TIP: Need to quickly find your child’s school supply list? Go here and type in your zip code to find an updated supply lists for many of the schools in the area.

:: Learn more about the tax holiday at the Texas Comptroller’s site.

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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).

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:: 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!).

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:: 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

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:: 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!

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:: 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.

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:: 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.

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:: 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.
When:
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.

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::  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!

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:: 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
What: 
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.

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:: 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
What:
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!

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:: 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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Celebrate National Lasagna Day — 50% OFF at Buca Di Beppo AND Carrabbas

Both Carrabbas and Buca di Beppo have 50% OFF offers for Lasagna in honor of National Lasagna Day (yes, apparently that’s a thing!).


Here’s the scoop: 

Buca di Beppo — 50% OFF Lasagna Coupon
Now through July 31, use the 50% off coupon you’ll find here for a small, large, or lunch portion of lasagna.  Go here to learn more and find locations near you.

Carrabba’s — Buy One Get One FREE Lasagna
Purchase one Lasagna entrée at Carrabba’s and get a FREE one to take to go — valid for every Lasagna entrée purchase with mention of offer, through July 31 (in other words, no coupon is needed). Do note that this offer is available for dine-in only. Learn more or find a location here.


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Get an EXTRA 20% OFF Hotel Bookings With Travelocity & Ebates — ENDS TOMORROW!

Travelocity and Ebates have launched TWO combinable deals that can save you an extra 20% OFF thousands of already discounted hotels.  This is a GREAT deal if you need to book a hotel for the coming weeks, but you’ll want to HURRY as this ends Thursday!

Here’s the scoop: There are 2 offers that you can easily combine — one is a 4% rebate deal through Ebates and the other is a rare 16% OFF promo code to use on the Travelocity site for hotel  bookings over $300!

Please note that most major hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton exclude themselves from the Travelocity 16% discount offer, but you can still take advantage of the Ebates 4% hotel rebate (no matter the hotel purchase on Travelocity). We tell you exactly how to stack up the savings below (but, HURRY, the promo code expires tomorrow, July 28, 2016)!


How to save an extra 20% OFF your hotel booking:

  1. Go here to sign into your Ebates account (or if you are not a member sign up for FREE here).  You can learn more about our experience with Ebates below if your are new to them — we cannot recommend using them enough, as we have saved hundreds of dollars through them!
  2. Once logged into Ebates, search for Travelocity and once on that page, click on the “SUMMERSIXTEEN” promotion to earn the 4% Cash Ebate rebate on hotels.  Clicking “Shop Now” will take you to the Travelocity site. 
  3. Explore the Travelocity’s site to find and select your perfect hotel deal to save another 16% OFF off a $300+ total booking. On each hotel’s page, select the “Reserve My Room” button to put the deal in your shopping cart.  Remember that the 16% discount code is only valid through July 28, 2016 and ends at 9PM CST.
  4. When you are ready to complete your purchase —  at checkout, click the “Enter a coupon or promotion code” link under the “Payment” section. Be sure to enter promo code SUMMERSIXTEEN to get the extra 16% OFF. You should see an adjustment to your total on the price summary on the right. There are a limited number of hotel deals available, so if you find one that interests you, we would not recommend  waiting too long to make your purchase, as many sell out quickly.

 

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Are you signed up for EbatesIf not, then you really should be! If you do any online shopping, you’ll want to be sure to sign up and use their free service before you place your next purchase — you can save as much as 40% more at almost any online store including favorite places like Macy’s, Kohl’s, World Market, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works — even Target & Walmart (and that’s on top of whatever deal you find at the online store)!

By clicking through the Ebates site to your favorite online stores (over 1,800 stores participate), you can save a bundle! It doesn’t cost anything to sign-up for Ebates and  it’s a no-brainer way that we personally use to save on online purchases we would be making anyway.


Our family signed up for Ebates a couple of years ago, and we have already received more than $400 back — the rebate savings can add up fast!

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I love it when I get one of these ^ emails in my inbox.


Here is a sample of some popular online spots offering cash rebates/Ebates on your TOTAL purchase:

  • Amazon – Up to 7% Cash Back 
  • Ann Taylor &  Loft – 2% cash back
  • Best  Buy – Up to 1% cash back
  • Carter’s – 2.5% cash back
  • eBay – Up to 5% cash back
  • Eddie Bauer – 3% cash back
  • Entertainment.com – 17.5% cash back
  • GAP – 8% cash back
  • JC Penney – 6% cash back
  • Kohl’s – 6% cash back
  • Lands End – 3% cash back
  • Lancome – 4% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 2% cash back
  • Macy’s – 6% cash back
  • Magazines.com26% cash back
  • Neiman Marcus & Last Call Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Nike – 6% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 6% cash back
  • Old Navy – 2% cash back
  • Saks Fifth Avenue / OFF 5th Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Sears – 3% cash back
  • Sephora – 4% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% cash back
  • Walgreens – 7% cash back
  • Walmart  – 1% cash back

Secret sauce savings tip:  These cash back percentages change regularly, so be to check back to see the latest Ebates offers!


New to Ebates? Here’s how it works:

Sign up for free here. Each participating store offers a different cash back percentage — just look at the percentage next to the store name on the Ebates.com site to see how much savings you will earn.  You’ll also find additional savings coupons and deals for many of the stores too!

:: Learn more or sign up for Ebates FREE here.

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FREE Water Smart Landscape and Gardening Seminars in Fort Worth

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FREE Fort Worth Water Smart Irrigation and Landscape Seminars

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting a series of FREE water smart landscape and gardening seminars. These classes are offered monthly at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and will equip you to make educated decisions in your landscape as well as make efficient use of watering and irrigation technologies.

:: Gardening for Wildlife ~ August 4, 2016
Native and Adaptive plants are not only beautiful water efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well. Learn ways to attract and provide urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees, and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity!  Register here. »

:: Landscape and Tree Maintenance ~ September  7, 2016
Wondering when to prune your trees and ornamental grasses? Should I mulch in the spring, fall or both? Learn the right time to maintain your landscape and trees to ensure the health, production and aesthetics. Register here »

:: Rain Gardens ~ October 12, 2016
Standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct, and maintain a rain garden. Plant list provided.  Register here. »

:: Container Gardening ~ November 3, 2016
Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials, and more. Register here. »


All seminars will take place at:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden in the Iris Room
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Do note, that while seminars are FREE, they do require pre-registration as there are limited seats (given on a first come, first serve registration basis).


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FREE! Fort Worth Jazz Series Featuring Vocalist Breggett Rideau ~ Thursday, July 21

 

Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present, with Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of internationally and locally known talent, the lineup offers everything from latin jazz to the blues.  All concerts are FREE and open to the public and take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month through September.

July’s Third Thursday Jazz Series Features Breggett Rideau & Her All Female Group | Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30PM
Vocalist Breggett Rideau and her all female group perform music from the heart and soul of a woman, featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll selections. This grammy-nominated jazz songstress has garnered critical acclaim for her talents, and as a vocalist, her music stints have encompassed sharing the stage with such greats as Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Miller.

Details, details
What: Visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website for more info.
When: Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30pm. See the monthly lineup below for additional concert dates.
Where:  In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. Park FREE for 2½ hours at 2 nearby garages by validating your ticket at the library’s circulation desk — Third Street Garage (at Third and Taylor) OR City Place North Garage (at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets).  There are also 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library that offer FREE parking after 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

Third Thursday Jazz Series Future Date Lineup

  • August 18 – An Evening with the Music of Kurt Weill  | The Stefan Karlsson Quintet will feature the music of the highly acclaimed German composer, Kurt Weill.
  • September 15 – Hot Latin Jazz Vibes!  |  Join the Dana Sudborough Latin Jazz Quartet for original Latin Jazz music by vibraphonist and composer Dana Sudborough.

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July 15-17 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 at The Amon Carter: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth: Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Boot Camps!
  • FREE Comedy in the Park Bear Creek Park Grand Opening Celebration Family Event
  • 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 Summer Camp Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series 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 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, PG-13) 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 15, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00 p.m.; film begins at 8:30 p.m. 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).

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Radney Forester, & More
Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17, 2016

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer 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 Tour de Fort Worth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen
Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bring your bicycle and join Mayor Betsy for the Tour de Fort Worth and FitWorth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers. Please wear blue to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the police officers who keep us safe.  

Details, details
What: Learn more about Tour de Fort Worth  and the Ride of Silence here.
Where:
  Riders meet at the Aledo Park & Ride (at the intersection of 1187 and I-20). 
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 16, 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 Boot camps, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 16 (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

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:: FREE Comedy in the Park and Bear Creek Park
Grand Reopening Celebration Family Event

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 

 

Keller Parks and Recreation is celebrating the grand reopening of Bear Creek Park with a night of music, comedy, food and fun for all ages. A ribbon cutting for the park kicks off the evening. Then, enjoy a live band and delicious food vendors before the premiere of a brand new event: Comedy in the Park featuring a series of family friendly comedians.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s family event, click here 
When: Saturday, July 16, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
July 16 to 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, click here.
To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where:   Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: July 16 to 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.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 16, 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.
When:
Saturday, July 16, 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.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 16, 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 16, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Summer Camp & Outdoor Fun Event at Bass Pro
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Summer Camp and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including a free catch and release pond, crafts,  games, kids shooting arcade, workshops, outdoor activities, free photos, and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 24, 2016. For a schedule of daily activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe of Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, July 17, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 17, 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
What: 
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.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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, July 17, 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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Top FREE 2016 July 4th Weekend Fireworks Shows and Events — Fort Worth & Dallas Area

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Grab your lawn chairs and head to one of these FREE July Fourth celebrations and fireworks displays in Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding DFW communities.

Events are listed by date and in alphabetical order by community.

:: SATURDAY, JULY 2 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

:: SUNDAY, JULY 3 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the nationally recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison.  The 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Plus there is food, live music and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show with skydivers and more.
Where: The fireworks display and the Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from almost anywhere in Addison. Go here for a list of fireworks watch party locations.
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Addison Airport show begins at 7:30PM and Fireworks start about 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, kids area, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in Arlington. Features a music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall, set to music from 95.9 The Ranch.
Where: Downtown Arlington. Go here for a map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE! Note that some activities like the petting zoo require a small fee.

Granbury
What:
 Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy a night of family fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, fireworks, food, music and more! Live music by Professor D.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.  Complimentary shuttles will be available at the park entrance.
When: July 3. Family activities begin at 6pm and fireworks at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Event and Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music/entertainment, fireworks celebration and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

:: MONDAY, JULY 4 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Arlington
What: 51st Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade.
Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas!
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live music entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, a classic car show, festival food and spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18 and free for children two years old and younger. On site parking is $15-20.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Live rock concert by Journey Tribute Band, “Escape,” and fireworks show.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ The gates open at 5PM, the concert starts at 7:30PM and the fireworks at 9:20PM.
Cost: FREE!

Dallas
What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration

The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature  spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, entertainment, kids activities, midway games, and a variety of live music. Access to concession stands will be available throughout Fair Park.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas ~ 1121 First Ave • Dallas
When: July 4 ~ 9:00AM to 10:00PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from legendary 80s rock band, Loverboy, the Lewisville ISD children’s parade, Kid’s Zone activities (complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more), vintage auto show, and a great fireworks show!
Where: Flower Mound ~ Go here for directions and parking info.
When: July 4, Children’s Parade begins at 10:00AM, Gates for the festival activities will open at 5PM and fireworks begin at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth Fourth Fireworks

Fort Worth
What: Fort Worth’s Fourth Family Event
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex! It offers an evening of free music, family fun, F-16 flyover, flyboard shows, zipline, bounce houses, miniature golf, festival food, huge fireworks display, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with kayaking and free river-tubing — tubes are free but supplies are limited, so feel free to bring your own.
When: July 4, Festival and shows starts at 2:00PM.  Fireworks shoot off at 10:00PM. See the complete schedule here.
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Go here for directions and parking.


Local Traffic Tips: With an anticipated crowd of more than 100,000 for the various Fort Worth 4th of July events, the Fort Worth Police Department has put together a traffic plan to make it quicker and safer to get to and from Panther Island (or other downtown Fort Worth event locations).  Go here to learn more.
Cost: FREE!  Parking at Panther Island varies from $5 to $10.

Fort Worth Stockyards
What: 4th of July Family Event at the Stockyards
Celebrate the Fourth in the Fort Worth Stockyards! Activities include face-painting for kids, live music, and a Legends of Texas gunfight show after each cattle drive — all inside Stockyards Station!
When: July 4. See the complete schedule here.
Where:  Fort Worth Stockyards
Cost: FREE!

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Fireworks, food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), 5K run, street entertainment, and more.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and for the fireworks show.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.  Fireworks are visible around Frisco City Hall and Toyota Stadium (the corner of Dallas Parkway and Main Street).
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:00PM (approx.)
Cost: FREE!

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 34th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
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Celebrate America’s birthday at Grapevine’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Be prepared to be astonished by the 26-minute fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from almost any lakeside location as well as several other places throughout Grapevine including Gaylord Texan Resort’s parking garage (with a parking fee), Admission is free at most viewing locations. 
Where:
Best fireworks viewing locations are Oak Grove Park and Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine (map here) or on top of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort — our favorite spot, but there is a parking fee.
Local Traffic Tips:  In the interest of public safety, the City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. Additionally, parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Note that some parks along Lake Grapevine, as well as the Gaylord Texan, charge an admission fee of $5 to $15 per vehicle (good news — most parks are free).  Also, note that a few parks (info here) are closed due to high waters.

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence.  The fun begins with a community parade followed by a reception at Heritage Park.  Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.
Where: Go here for the parade route.  Fireworks will take place on the south side of  Lake Carolyn ~ 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd. For the updated fireworks show parking map, go here.
When: July 4 ~ Parade begins at 9:00AM. |  Pre-fireworks family event and entertainment begins at 6:00PM & fireworks at 9:30PM.  Parking gate opens at 5:00PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10/car, cash only

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
The city’s annual fireworks show, Red White & Lewisville, will return with a pow and flash on Monday, July 4.
Where: For Fireworks, the best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and  State Highway 121.
When: July 4, The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE!

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Northeast Tarrant County Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show — Sponsored by the Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the multi-city Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include kid’s activities, bounce houses, contests, a salute to veterans, stage performances and festival food.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or Wiley G Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Come early, get a great parking spot and enjoy family entertainment starting at 5:00PM. Free concert begins at 8:00PM. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Some activities require a small fee.

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June 24-26 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa
    Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Outdoor Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Teen Night at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Ironman Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Summer Camp Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE FitWorth Fun Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series 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 Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 24, 2016

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The songs of America will come to life when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. This 100-voices strong free patriotic concert will be performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority — the group has garnered 12 international gold medals and fans worldwide. The evening will also feature gourmet food trucks and more.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 24, 2016. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr.  Free parking is available at Town Center and Lifetime Fitness.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Daily Events through Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ballet Concerto’s 35th annual free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. During the performance, concession stands will be available or feel free to take your own picnic and snacks.  You will also want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment in comfort.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: Trinity Park Pavilion at 2300 West 7th St. in Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.  Lot parking is available on the west side of Trinity Park Drive, only a few steps from Trinity Park. There is also street parking available on Slayton Street and Trinity Park Drive.
When: Now through Sunday, June 26 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Knox Hamilton and Lone Star Circus
Friday and Sunday, June 24 and 26, 2016

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer 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 Teen Night at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Designed by teens, for teens! This first annual teen-only event features a night of dancing, food, free giveaways, and much more. Explore the museum through creative art-making projects, contribute to collaborative art pieces, go on a scavenger hunt with friends, or compete in trivia games! Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE?!  Event also includes:

  • Free Kimbell Teens t-shirts for the first 200 teens in the door
  • Free Steel City Pops popsicles for the first 250 teens in the door
  • Free Kimbell Teen Night tote bags for the first 300 teens in the door (and you get to block print them yourself

Note: Everything happens after the Museum closes to the public. This program is exclusively for teens, Grades 9–12 — Please bring your high school ID.

Details, Details
What: For more information and details, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, June 25, 2016 ~ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city, and celebrate National Dairy Month at Historic Nash Farm! You’ll learn where milk comes from, see demonstrations of milking a cow, churn your own butter, and have fun taking a wagon ride. Please note that registration is required and participants of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or
at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is $3 per person. Wagon rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get your groove on and start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza! Classes are presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, June 25, 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.
When:
Saturday, June 25, 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.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Ironman Inspired Project
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Ironman Marvel Avengers project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location,click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Family Summer Camp & Outdoor Fun Event at Bass Pro
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Summer Camp and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including a free catch and release pond, crafts,  games, kids shooting arcade, workshops, outdoor activities, free photos, and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 24, 2016. For a schedule of daily activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Family Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bring your bicycle, your helmet, and your sense of adventure and join Mayor Betsy and the FitWorth folks for a fun Tour de Fort Worth kick-of ride at Joe T. Garcia’s! This ride starts off 21-days of organized bike rides including 8 walkable and kid-friendly routes.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Tour de Fort Worth  and the FitWorth 21-days of bike rides here.
Where:
  Kick-Off Ride at Joe T. Garcia’s ~ Fort Worth
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 ~ 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE!

::

::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe of Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 26, 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
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 14.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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, June 26, 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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RARE Hunter Rain Boot Sale — Up To 30% Off at Rue La La

With all the rainy weather we’ve had lately, you might want to check out this rare Memorial Day Weekend deal on top-of-the-line Hunter rain boots for the whole family…

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Hunter Rain boot fans: Rue La La has an exclusive sale happening now with styles for women, men, and kids, discounted up to 30% OFF! Those who have shopped Hunter brand boots know that this is a rare sale on these stylish, but hard-working & protective rain boots.

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Sale prices start at $34.99 and come in a range of colors, boot heights, sizes, and styles. Do hurry, because the sale ends this Monday and some items will undoubtedly sell out with this popular brand!

How to get the offer:

  1. Sign up or sign in to Rue La La.  If you are not a member ~ join here for FREE (read our review below to learn more about Rue La La). Once you are signed up/signed in…
  2. Go to the Hunter Boutique at Rue La La .  You can find this boutique by clicking on this link and then scroll through to the boutique (look for the Hunter Boots image below).
  3. Shop now through Monday, May 30, 2016. Several items have already sold out, so the sooner you look, the better the selection.

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It is worth checking out this flash/daily deal site (owned by PayPal) which offers every day quality brands (like New Balance, KitchenAid, Lego and Melissa & Doug) to very high-end boutique brands (such as Michael Kors, Le Creuset, Gucci, Badgley Mischka, Halston, and Marc Jacobs) ~ all at discount outlet store prices.  Every day you’ll find new bargains including beautiful clothes, magazine-page worthy home decor, toys, housewares and lots more!

Rue La La describes themselves as “an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.” Membership is invitation-only.  And, joining is FREE.

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2016 TEXAS TAX-FREE HOLIDAY for Energy Star Appliances, Lightbulbs, Ceiling Fans & More — Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30

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Please share on Facebook or pass this along to anyone you know who might be in the market for new appliances, ceiling fans, air conditioners, clothes washers, or other Energy Star qualifying products (this can save them a bundle!)…even incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs receive tax-free status this weekend!

This Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30), Texas shoppers receive a break from paying sales tax on purchases of many energy-efficient products like fluorescent light bulbs, ceiling fans, and energy-star home appliances like refrigerators, washers, and more even energy-star rated college-dorm / compact-sized refrigerators qualify! This is an excellent way to get extra savings on any of the qualifying items, plus save on future energy costs too.

The energy-star products qualifying in 2016’s tax-free weekend include:

  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Delivery, shipping, and handling for any of these items are also excluded from tax!

The 2016 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 28, and ends on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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Qualifying products will need to display the ENERGY STAR logo which will appear on the appliance, the packaging, or the Energy Guide label. The discount also applies to delivery and installation fees and  there is no limit to the number of qualifying items one can purchase during this sales tax holiday.

:: To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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May 27-29 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Memorial Day Weekend

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

  • FREE Arlington Center Stage Outdoor Music Festival
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE 1950s Themed Festival and Memorial Day Ceremony in Historic Granbury
  • FREE Leatherworking Craft Workshop at The Amon
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Smart Barre, Boot Camps, and more!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FUN! Star Gazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE D.I.Y. Decorative Painting Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Arlington Center Stage Music Festival at the Levitt Pavilion
Featuring The Polyphonic Spree, Blood, Sweat & Tears, & more
Friday to Sunday, May 27 to 29, 2016

Kick off your summer with a weekend filled with free music under the stars! The fifth annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival runs May 27-29 and features a fantastic list of some of the best music talent in Texas and around the world including Grammy Award winner, Blood Sweat & TearsTip: 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 Arlington Center Stage Music Festival and the performance 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: See the full schedule of weekend events and concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 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: Friday, May 27, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Cruisin’ Granbury Festival and Memorial Day Ceremony
Saturday to Monday, May 28 to 30, 2016

Granbury Memorial Day Weekend

Granbury will kick off summer this Memorial Day Weekend in 50s style! The Historic Granbury Merchants Association presents Cruisin’ Granbury, a festival dedicated to the era of cool cars and rock and roll. May 28-30, visitors will enjoy live music, dancing, classic car show, kids carnival rides, and even an Elvis tribute!  On Monday, extend a well-deserved “thank you” to America’s veterans by joining the city of Granbury for their traditional Memorial Day Veteran’s weekend ceremony.

Details, details
What: For more information about the Memorial Day Weekend event in historic Granbury, click here.
When: Saturday to Monday, May 28 to 30, 2016.  See schedule details here.
Where: Downtown Granbury’s Historical Square
Cost: Attendance is FREE!

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:: FREE Leatherworking Craft Workshop ~ Amon Carter Museum
Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Amon Carter Museum is offering a FREE hands-on craft session you don’t want to miss! Be inspired by the art of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell during an interactive tour followed by a demonstration with local leatherworking expert Scott Horn from Oil and Cotton. Enjoy refreshments as you learn more about the art of leatherworking and create your own set of leather coasters.  Please note that reservations are required — Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about this Crafting from the Collection event (here).  Read more about Scott Horn from Oil and Cotton (here). 
When:  Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:30am12:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 28, 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 Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  Saturday’s schedule includes Boot camps, Stroller Strides, D Method Bounce, Smart Barre, Zumba, Yoga, and more!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 28 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. 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

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 28, 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, May 28, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fun! Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical
Society at Southlake’s Bob Jones Nature Center
Saturday, May 28, 2016

If you love looking up at the night sky and observing the stars, constellations, planets, and galaxies, this spectacular stargazing party is for you! Come take advantage of our super high powered telescope and view the stars like you’ve never seen them before. An instructor will teach you new constellations, and you’ll observe planets which can’t be seen with the naked eye. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. Only red lights will be permitted as not to detract from the luminosity of the sky (no phones, flashlights, lamps etc).

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Struck with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, click here.
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 ~ 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: $5 per person

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Get your groove on and start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza! Classes are presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price & Sal Espino
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city council members to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth at Town Halls for All. This Saturday, come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy and Council member Sal Espino (Council District 2) about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to these city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Nuevo Leon Restaurant ~ 1544 Ellis Ave, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 ~ 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

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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 D.I.Y. Decorative Painting Class at Home Depot
Saturday, May 28, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to approach selecting a paint color, get an overview of the hottest color trends for 2016, and more. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2016

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Event for families. There will be FREE seminars, demonstrations, fishing at the pond, giveaways, and more!  Take a look at the schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series for the Month of May!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 29, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 29, 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, May 29, 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, May 29, 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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GREAT DEAL — Up To 66% OFF Colored Pencil and Gel Pen Sets, PrismaColor Sets, Coloring Books For Adults, and More

Amazon has a HOT sale happening today on top rated art and coloring supplies. These are perfect to use with scrapbooking, art projects, and fine detail work found in coloring books for adults.  This is a great time to stock up on art supplies for summer craft projects for the kids, too!

All the items we have highlighted have received top-rated reviews by buyers (4.5 to 5 star user ratings). 

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found over at Amazon today (you might not want to wait, as prices change quickly):

LolliZ 96 Gel Pen Set (2 Packs of 48 pens each)
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Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Assorted Colors
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FREE Fort Worth 3rd Thursday Jazz Series — 7th Season Begins May 19!

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Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of internationally and locally known talent, the monthly lineup offers everything from latin jazz to the blues.  All concerts are FREE and open to the public and run the 3rd of each month, May through September.

Third Thursday Jazz Series Lineup

May 19The Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet | From the famous Marsalis family, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor, he is one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.

June 16 – An Evening with Fort Worth Jazz Legends – Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, King Curtis and Cornell Dupree | As part of Fort Worth Local History Month, we are honoring Fort Worth musical greats. Born and raised in the area’s rich, diverse and creative musical environment, these musicians created their own forms and styles of expression from what they heard and are now honored around the world.

July 21 – Women in Jazz  | Vocalist Breggett Rideau and her all female group perform music from the heart and soul of a woman featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

August 18 – An Evening with the Music of Kurt Weill  | The Stefan Karlsson Quintet will feature the music of the highly acclaimed German composer, Kurt Weill.

September 15 – Hot Latin Jazz Vibes!  |  Join the Dana Sudborough Latin Jazz Quartet for original Latin Jazz music by vibraphonist and composer Dana Sudborough.

Details, details
What:
Visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website for more info.
When: 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday, May to September. See the monthly lineup above for specific concert dates.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. Park FREE for 2½ hours at 2 nearby garages by validating your ticket at the library’s circulation desk — Third Street Garage (at Third and Taylor) OR City Place North Garage (at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets).  There are also 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library that offer FREE parking after 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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