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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 25-27 Edition) ~ Texas State Fair, Fort Worth Day in the District and More!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

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In honor of the grand opening of the Texas State Fair this weekend, I’m kicking off this weekend’s edition with a “tip of the hat” towards Dallas!  We have a gorgeous weekend in store, so go forth and ENJOY!  :)
   

Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1

Enjoy a day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair Grand Opening.
Plan ahead and you can save on admission, too!

This weekend kicks off the month-long Texas State Fair entertainment and fried foods extravaganza in Dallas. Be sure to check out our post from earlier this week for a comprehensive savings guide to the fair (click here), which includes some helpful info, as well as a long list of ways to save on admission every day of the week (some days you can even get in FREE!).

The Texas State Fair runs now through October 18 and covers just about every area of interest.  From the Nigerian Dwarf Goats Club Show (who knew there was such a club?) to Celebrity Chef cooking shows, to the always fascinating Birds of the World Show, there is something for everyone!  Jason Castro will be performing tonight (9/25, 8:30pm) and Edwin McCain will be performing Saturday night (9/26, 8:30pm).   Check out the line up of concerts here and the full schedule of events here

Details, details
What:  There is so much to see and do at the fair.  Click here for the schedule of events and other detailsThe event schedule changes daily.
Where:  Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd, Dallas, TX
When:  Daily, September 25-October 18, 2009
How much: 

   •  Discount Tickets: (Click here for FREE/discount ticket details) 
   •  General Admission:
$15 
   •  Kids under 48” tall: $11 
   •  Seniors 60 and over: $11 
   •  Children 2 and under: Free

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Cheap Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Take In A Full Day of FREE Special Events at
Fort Worth’s Day in the District, Saturday Sept. 26
~ 7 Museums & Cultural District Destinations, all FREE!

  Day in the Cultural District Fort Worth logo

One of the many things we love most about Fort Worth is that it is a city where culture and heritage thrive side-by-side. Known widely for its legendary western roots, our city embraces the arts and is home to some of the most outstanding museum collections in the world.

Fort Worth’s Day in the District is part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum Day Celebration. 

On Saturday, September 26, Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its fourth annual Day in the District when 7 top destinations offer FREE admission AND FREE special events/performances all day.  Your whole family will enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and live performances by some of Fort Worth’s favorite arts groups. FREE transportation within the Cultural District will be provided by The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), making it easy to enjoy a slice of every venue!

Enjoy the rich cultural experiences that Fort Worth has to offer during this all day event.

More details
What:  There are lots of choices on how to spend your time at each venue.  You will need to pick and choose from all the great events.  Click here for the full schedule of programs and venue events.
Where:  The 7 participating locations include:
   •  Amon Carter Museum
   •  Kimbell Art Museum
   •  Fort Worth Botanic Garden
   •  National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
   •  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
   •  Log Cabin Village
   •  Fort Worth Community Arts Center

For location details, go to this link. 
When:  Saturday, September 26, 2009
How much:  FREE ALL DAY

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FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #3

LAST WEEKENDPreservation is the
Art of the City Art Show and Sale

Nonprofit Art Gallery Event Supporting
Historic Fort Worth Preservation Efforts

Fort Worth Historic Art Preservation

If you have not made it to “Preservation is the Art of the City,” be sure to take some time to visit this FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring 49 jury-selected artists (this is the last weekend). Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort Worth as well as support local studio artists. To get acquainted with the artists highlighted and the Historic Fort Worth, Inc. organization, click here.

What: For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When: Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 26, 2009:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am — 5:00pm
Sundays: Closed

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy

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FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #4

LAST WEEK!  Abraham Lincoln, 200th Birthday Travelling Exhibit

 
Lincoln FestivalJPG

This is the last week of the premier exhibit of “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibit that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy. The Downtown, Central Library is the ONLY STOP in Texas for the collection.

Guests who visit this exhibit will be among the first to view the Abraham Lincoln Collection from the Dow Foundation as well as The Pate Lincoln Collection.

What: For more details, go to fortworthlibrary.org
When: Ongoing Exhibit, Through October 4 during normal library hours
Where: 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
How Much: FREE and open to the public (FREE downtown parking, too).

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 18-20 Edition) ~ Choices, Choices!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

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 Are you ENJOYING this weather as much as me?!?!   Our friends at the Weather Channel tell us we should have beautiful fall weather in store for us this weekend, so be sure to include something fun to do outside! 

FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #1

Enjoy a Walking Tour of the Cultural District,
Downtown, or Stockyards Area.

FW Cultural District Walking Map

The Fort Worth Visitors Bureau has published a clever collection of illustrated “points of interest” city maps, making it simple to customize your own self-guided walking or driving tour. For instance, the Cultural District’s map points out the district’s many museum locations, the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens…even outdoor sculptures are easy to find.  Map choices include:

  • DFW Area Map
  • Cultural District Walking Map
  • Downtown Walking Map
  • Stockyards District Walking Map

Click here to get to the FREE downloadable maps.

 

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 FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Preservation is the Art of the City Art Show and Sale 
Nonprofit Art Gallery Event Supporting
Historic Fort Worth Preservation Efforts

Fort Worth Historic Art Preservation

If you did not make it to “Preservation is the Art of the City” for the Gallery night opening last weekend, be sure to take some time to visit this FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring 49 jury-selected artists (extends through next week). Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort Worth as well as support local studio artists.  To get acquainted with the artists highlighted and the Historic Fort Worth, Inc. organization, click here.

What:  For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When  Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 26, 2009:

      Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
      Saturdays: 10:00am — 5:00pm
      Sundays: Closed

Where:  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy 

 

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 FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #3

Abraham Lincoln, 200th Birthday Travelling Exhibit

 
Lincoln FestivalJPG

This week, the FW Public Library Foundation is premiering “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibit that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy. The Downtown, Central Library is the ONLY STOP in Texas for the collection. 

Guests who visit this exhibit will be among the first to view the Abraham Lincoln Collection from the Dow Foundation as well as The Pate Lincoln Collection.

What:  For more details, go to fortworthlibrary.org
When Ongoing Exhibit, Through October 4 during normal library hours
Where:  500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
Cost:  FREE and open to the public (FREE downtown parking, too).  

 

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 11-13 Edition) ~ It’s Going to Be Hard to Choose!

ABOUT FRUGAL FUN IN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

Special Note:   Many of this weekend’s “Frugal & Fun” events branch off of Fort Worth’s annual “Fall Gallery Night.”  The next couple of days are PACKED with great selections (most free) at a wide range of favorite Fort Worth venues.

A few of this weekend’s highlights:

  • Jazz by the Boulevard ~ Live Jazz all weekend. Blind Boys of Alabama, George Clinton, and Chris Botti headling.
  • Premier of the Abraham Lincoln Collection & traveling exhibit ~ Opens to the tunes of an 18-member brass band playing era music on period musical instruments.
  • Gallery Night ~ Almost 50 participating locations (galleries, museums, restaurants, etc.) this year! 
  • ZestFest Food Fest~ Celebrating all things Chile Pepper including food tastings, chef demos and more hot stuff. Aayyy-eeee!
  • Art in the Garden ~ Art + The FW Botanic Garden = Beautiful!
  • Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A fun Gallery Night event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
  • Diez y Seis Celebration!  Live Conjunto music, folkórico dancing, food and more.

Choices, Choices…there is a fun weekend in store!  Read on for additional scoop on these events.

Free Weekend Entertainment Option #1

Fort Worth’s Fall Gallery Night

 

Ft. Worth’s Gallery Night is an “Open House” FREE event, across almost 50 venues, all celebrating the visual arts and the community’s cultural richness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  Participating art venues include all types, from the legendary Fort Worth galleries of the west side to the chic showrooms of the trendy, up and coming south side. 

Take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, and mingle with the many artists featured during this community event.  Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (FWADA).

When: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
What and Where:  Download the program and map here to get more info on all 49 participating locations.
More Info:  Most Events are FREE. Visit fwada.org.  

 

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Free Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Art in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden Art Show and Sale

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the FW Botanic Gardens while taking in works from regional artists at Art in the Garden. This Annual Art Show and Sale is held in conjunction with Fall Gallery Night, 2009.  Art will be displayed in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

When: September 11- 13, 2009

      Friday, September 11, 2009 : 8 a.m. – 10.pm.
      Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 1:00pm — 7:00pm
      
Where:  Floral Clock entrance on University Drive, just north of I-30.
For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.

 

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 Free Weekend Entertainment Option #3

 Jazz By The Boulevard

With two stages of continuous jazz music serving up national headliners such as Chris Botti, The Blind Boys of Alabama and George Clinton,  this year’s lineup is sure to please even the most discriminating jazz fan. Also featuring a Cooking Carnivalè pavilion with chef-taught seminars and samplings by top area chefs. A juried art show and activities for kids complete the event!

What:  For performance schedule, visit fortworthjazz.com.
When: September 11- 13, 2009

      Friday, September 11, 2009 : 5:00pm — 11:00pm
      Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 12:00pm — 11:00pm
      Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 2:00pm — 8:00pm

Where:  Nestled on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center at 3401 West Lancaster
Cost: $5 per person, per day for general festival admission & lawn seating — FREE for children 12 & under!

 

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 Free Weekend Entertainment Option #4

ZestFest 2009 by Chile Pepper Magazine

Zest Fest 2009

Combine this extravaganza with the Jazz festival (both at Will Rogers this weekend) and take in more of Fort Worth!  ZestFest 2009 is the ultimate event for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Hosted by Chile Pepper Magazine, ZestFest will be packed with cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples.  Bring on the heat!

What:  For the full schedule, check out zestfest2009.com
When: September 11- 13, 2009

      Friday, September 11, 2009 : 3:00pm — 7:00pm
      Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 10:00am — 6:00pm
      Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 10:00am — 4:00pm

Where:  Will Rogers Memorial Center 3401 W Lancaster.  Directions are here.

 

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 Free Weekend Entertainment Option #5

Preservation is the Art of the City 

Fort Worth Historic Art Preservation

“Preservation is the Art of the City” is a FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring 49 jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.  To get acquainted with the artists highlighted or the Historic Fort Worth, Inc. organization, click here.

What:  For the full schedule, go to www.historicfortworth.org
When  Open for Gallery Night festivities, September 12, 5:00- 9:00 p.m.

Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 26, 2009:

      Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
      Saturdays: 10:00am — 5:00pm
      Sundays: Closed

Where:  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy 

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 Free Weekend Entertainment Option #6

Gallery Night at the Downtown Library
& Grand Opening Abraham Lincoln Travelling Exhibit

 
Lincoln FestivalJPG

The FW Public Library Foundation brings a new perspective to Gallery Night by making it the grand opening of “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibit that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy. The Downtown, Central Library is the ONLY STOP in Texas for the exciting collection. 

Guests during Gallery Night will be the first to view the Abraham Lincoln Collection from the Dow Foundation as well as The Pate Lincoln Collection. Gallery night will also feature the Frontier Brigade Band, an 18-member band that celebrates the Mid-Nineteenth Century American Brass Band Movement by utilizing period musical instruments and sporting authentic period dress.  Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

What:  For more details, go to fortworthlibrary.org
When    Gallery Night Event, Saturday September 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
      Ongoing Exhibit, September 12 to October 4 during normal library hours
Where:  500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
Cost:  FREE and open to the public (FREE downtown parking, too).  

 

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 Free Weekend Entertainment Option #7

Diez y Seis Celebration!
Honor Mexico’s Independence Day with live Conjunto/Norteño music, folkórico dancing, face painting & local artisans selling their work along with local Northside restaurants. Fun for the entire family!

What:
  For more details, go to rosemarinetheater.com
When  September 12, 2009, 7:30PM
Where:  Rose Marine Theater 1440 N. Main St.
Cost: FREE

 

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