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

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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 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
.
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!

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:: 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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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!

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

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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May 6-8 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert at Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Grand Opening Celebration of Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead —  Bootcamps, Social Run, Yoga for Kids, and more!
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • Texas SmartScape Plant Sales in Burleson, Denton, & More
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum

:: FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert at Sounds
of Spring
 Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 6, 2016

The City of North Richland Hills 2016 Sounds of Spring Concert Series continues with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show offers a fun concert featuring local jazz favorite, Ellen Once Again featuring vocalist and songwriter, Ellen Hinton. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
 For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
 Friday, May 6, 2016 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm (rain or shine)
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 6, 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 6, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grand Opening Celebration of Bluestem Park
at Alliance Town Center
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bluestem Park Grand Opening 

Join in the fun at the grand opening community celebration of Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center on Saturday, May 7th ~ Enjoy live music by Southern Chrome band, complimentary food samples by Alliance Town Center restaurants, great activities for children of all ages including bounce houses and facepainting, scavenger hunt, fun giveaways, and more! Bring your cooler, lawn chairs and picnic blanket, and join this fun celebration. Admission is free!

Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center is a 14-acre prairie restoration project that reflects a collective vision for a natural and timeless community resource. Made possible through the contributions of Hillwood and its partners, including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, Bluestem Park features native grasses, plants, trees and shrubs, walking trails with connectivity to the Heritage and Arcadia trail systems, and gathering spaces.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Bluestem Park Grand Opening event site.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM to 7:00PM
Where: Bluestem Park at Alliance Town Center ~  At the Corner of Hillwood Parkway and Heritage Trace Parkway in North Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 7, 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.  This Saturday’s schedule includes an endurance and strength training class, a social run with Luke’s Locker, Stroller Strides, boot camps, boxing, a kid-friendly yoga class and more!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 7 (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 Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: SmartScape Plant Fair — Special  Deals on Drought Tolerant Plants
Saturday, May 7, 2016 
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to think about how to drought proof your landscape. The Texas SmartScape Plant Fair (This weekend, hosted in the parking lot of Home Depot in Burleson, Denton, and a few more locations in the Dallas area) is an opportunity to get great deals on select varieties of native and adapted drought-tolerant plants. Knowledgeable master gardeners, plant experts and an irrigation specialist will be on hand to answer your plant, design and irrigation questions.

Details, details
What: For more informationclick here. Find a complete list of all DFW area SmartScape Plant Fairs at Texas SmartScape’s website.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 8:00AM to 12:00PM. See a complete schedule of SmartScape Plant Fairs here.
Where: Hosted in the parking lot of DFW Home Depots listed here.
Cost: FREE to attend.  Plants priced individually for purchase.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 7, 2016

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, May 7, 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 Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

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

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

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016

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

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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

Saturday, May 7
, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

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

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What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, May 7 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: May 7, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

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What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series for the Month of May!  This Sunday evening performance features the laid back vibe of Black Dog Jazz Jam, featuring 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 8, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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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