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June 21-23 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun Edition

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Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates, here (also FREE!).

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Summer Lawn Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Sara Hickman, The Light Crust Dough Boys & More
   Free Concerts 5 days a week through July 14th

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Friday evening concert (June 21) headlines Texas country music favorite, Sara Hickman, and Saturday’s concert features Texas Radio Hall of Fame legends and eight-time Grammy nominees, The Light Crust Doughboys.

Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to 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: Most concerts start at 8PM.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, June 21, 2013 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Lake Grapevine will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer (now through Labor day). If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform, and they will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Every Friday through Labor Day
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park at 9:00PM. Find a map of sites for viewing the fireworks around Lake Grapevine here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.  Please note that parking at the hotel is extra (4 hours for $12).

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:: FREE! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, watch a cow get milked, churn butter and more. Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00PM
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: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Farm. Hay rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

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:: FREE Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Learn the basics of planning, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Do not that recommendations will be made specifically for the Arlington area. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Vegetable Gardening seminar, 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, June 22, 2013, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Monsters University Project
Saturday, June 22, 2013

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 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 22, 2013~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Summer Lawn Care Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 22, 2013

If visions of running barefoot through thick green lawns are in your thoughts, learn how to make that dream a reality at Calloway’s FREE gardening clinic! Their experts will teach you how to bring your lawn back to that Springtime lushness. Fertilizing plus disease and insect control will all be addressed.

Details, details
What: 
Learn more about Calloway’s “Summer Lawn care”  seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 14
, 2013

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, crafts,  games, workshops, family photos, outdoor activities, contests and even homemade ice cream on Saturdays (5-6pm)!

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 14, 2013. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 23, 2013

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 23, 2013, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday,  June 23, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on make-ahead summer sides.  They will teach you how to prepare time-honored favorites like a layered salad, along with dishes that feature summer’s bountiful produce. Whether you’re cooking for a large group or just your family, incorporating make-ahead side dishes into your menu is a smart strategy.

Plus, if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: 
June 23, 2013 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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September 7-9 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Fort Worth’s 2012 Fall Gallery Night ~ A visual arts “open house” with over 40 participating locations (galleries, museums, etc.)
  • FREE Fall Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Featuring Johnny Rodriguez and Danny Wright
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A fun Gallery Night 2-week event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
  • FREE Fall Tree & Shrub Planting Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Find out the best tree varieties for our area and key steps for successful planting from the experts.
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes ~ Make a FREE project to take home.
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Essential knife skills and FREE knife sharpening.

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:: Fort Worth’s 2012 Fall Gallery Night
Saturday ~ September 8

Fort Worth’s annual Fall Gallery Night is a FREE, “Open House” event across over 40 locations in the Fort Worth area. Participating venues include all types, from the legendary Fort Worth museums in the cultural district to the chic art gallery showrooms of the south side ~ all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Even BRIT joins the celebration of our community’s cultural richness and visual arts with their Art and Science of Botany event.

Many locations will host live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres, and you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with many of the featured artists.

Details, details
What:
Download the 2012 Gallery Night program here to get more info on all participating locations. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (fwada.org).
When:
Saturday, September 8, 2012 ~ Events take place all day and evening, and times vary by venue. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where:
Go here to print out a map of each participating venue.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Saturday and Sunday ~ September 8 & 9

Join your family and friends for a FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of the Fall series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The entertainment schedule includes a wide span of music genres including jazz, country and even reggae.

The Saturday evening concert (Sept. 8) features 35-time recording artist and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame  inductee, Johnny Rodriguez. Switching gears, Sunday’s concert (Sept. 9) brings Danny Wright and his soothing piano compositions to the stage.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s FREE fall concert series,
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 7:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Runs for Two Weeks ~ September 8-22

Preservation is the Art of the City is a 2-week public art show and sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Preservation is the Art of the City website.
When:
September 8-22, 2012
Monday-Friday 9:00am — 5:00pm   &  Saturday 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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:: Attend a FREE Fall Tree & Shrub Planting Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 8

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on trees and shrubs ~ a great class to consider attending since this is the perfect time of the year to establish foundation plantings. You’ll expand your knowledge about the best varieties for your space and learn proper planting techniques for a healthier, more beautiful plant. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Toy Arcade Game
Saturday, September 8

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 project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to make sure
you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When:
Saturday, September 8 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
PLUS FREE Knife Sharpening

    Sunday, September 9

Improve your kitchen skills!
This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate the
essential components of good knife skills. Learn how to correctly slice,
dice, chop, julienne, and chiffonade. Bring a knife from home, and you
can even receive a complimentary knife sharpening (limit one sharpening
FREE per person).

Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
September 9, 2012 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to
store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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50% Off Six Flags Park Admission (With School Supply Donation) ~ August 13-17

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Donate New School Supplies and Receive 50% Off Six Flags Park Admission!  Individuals that donate six or more new school supplies will receive a coupon valid for a half-priced one day general adult admission ticket.  Donations will be accepted August 13-17, 2012 at Six Flags Over Texas.

All supplies will be donated directly to Mission Arlington, a local organization that helped more than 400,000 people in 2011.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about Six Flags 50% OFF admission and  school supply drive here. See a list of suggested school supplies needed here.
When:  August 13-17, 2012
Where:  Go here to get directions to Six Flags.
The Small Print (Only Made Larger):  Coupon only valid on the day of the donation. Offer not valid on special events, child tickets or in conjunction with any other offer.

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FREE Fort Worth & Dallas Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows and Independence Day Celebrations

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Important note: To find the latest 2014 list of FREE DFW Area Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Celebrations, go here (you stumbled upon an out-of-date 2012 schedule of events). So glad you found us…pull up a chair and check out all the other local bargains and free events we’ve found for you (here)!

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

:: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Ranked as one of the best Fireworks Show in the US by Forbes magazine and The Travel Channel. Includes Warbird and F-16 flyover, food, and live music. Fireworks event will be simulcast on 100.3 FM & TXA 21.
Where: Watching party at Addison Circle Park
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE.

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, Radio Disney kids area, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in Arlington. Features a 21-minute music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall.
Where: Downtown/City Hall/University District of Arlington. Go here for map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Live music, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, children’s train and more.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00. Fireworks will start at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music & entertainment, Airforce flyover, patriotic music, and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.  Flyover at 8:20PM
Cost: FREE!

:: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Arlington
What: 47th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE.

What: Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Live music, free snow cones and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
Live Music, inflataFUN Zone, a variety of family fun FREE activities, festival-style food & more independence day celebrations.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18. Optional parking and shuttle service, $4 (Free for children 3 and under) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, live concert by the nine-time Grammy-winning Kings of Texas swing –
Asleep at the Wheel, fireworks show, and more.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex, 500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ Parade starts at 9:00AM. Gates to Chisenhall  Complex will open at 5:00PM.  Fireworks at 9:20PM.
Cost: FREE!

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
Live music, kid’s activity zone, vintage car show, arts & crafts, food and more.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, 5:00-10:30PM and Fireworks begin at 9:45PM
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
An evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, food trucks, and fireworks. You can even cool off in the Trinity River with the Float the Fourth river-tubing event (inner tubes, kayaks and swim up barges are available free of charge).   Free fresh watermelon will also be available to all!
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Address for parking is 1098 West Peach St.  Go here for a map.
When: July 4, Festival starts at 4:30PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (approx.).
Cost: FREE!

What: A Salute to America Concert & Ice Cream Party
Concerts at Arborlawn presents their 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 23rd Annual A Salute to America concert.  Free ice cream social follows the concert.
Where: Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd.
When: July 4, Concert starts at 7:00PM
Cost: FREE!

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), street entertainment, and more.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE.

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks & Laser Show
“1776” Musical on the Courthouse steps, live band, kids activities fireworks, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Events take place around town with fireworks over the lake.
Go here for specific event locations.
When: July 4, Fireworks and Laser light show begin at dusk (about 9:30PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
Where:
Grapevine Lake (our favorite viewing spot is from the Gaylord
Texan Hotel. A map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake can be
be found here
Worth noting: 
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 9:00PM and lasting through the fireworks show.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE (though some parks may charge a small admission fee).

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Concerts, inflatables, food concession stands and fireworks over Lake Caroline.
Where: Las Colinas ~ Intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway
When: July 4, Entertainment begins at 6:30PM, fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Parking is $5 at the Irving Convention Center parking garage ~ 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Where: The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: July 4, Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

North Richland Hills/Haltom City/Watauga/Richland Hills
What: Family Fireworks Show
Four cities join together to celebrate Independence Day.  Patriotic music will be simulcast live during the fireworks show on KDKR Radio 91.3 FM
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE.

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June 29 – July 1 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake
  • FREE Dale Watson Concert at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 29, 2012

The songs of America will come to life, 100-voices strong when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. The free patriotic concert, performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus The Vocal Majority, will also feature the opening of Colleyville’s first gourmet food park at the Village at Colleyville.  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 29, 2012. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park, the first in Colleyville, opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  The Village at Colleyville located on Main Street and Colleyville Blvd. Free parking is available in the Village and at City Park (located off Bransford Road, west of City Hall).
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, June 29, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.  They will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Every Friday through Labor Day
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake Town Center
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spend Friday evening at Southlake Town Square enjoying the Texas Creative Arts Academy production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ presented FREE to the community in the Southlake Town Square gazebo. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the production and TCCA  here.
When: Saturday, June 30, 2012.  The “gates” will open at 7pm with a pre-show of entertainment. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin at 8pm
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion (Southlake Town Square gazebo located on Main St. and Southlake Blvd.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dale Watson Concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Saturday June 30, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Saturday evening concert headlines a country music favorite, Dale Watson. Known for hardscrabble honky-tonk that has won him an international following, Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades and earned him a spot in the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy your evening. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Dale Watson and the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series, 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: June 30, 2012 8:008PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, June 30, 2012

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 1800s 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 30, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. You will see the Texas longhorns and authentic Drovers and know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but Donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays through July 15

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, outdoor activities, contests 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: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 1, 2012

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 1, 2012, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, July 1, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun Fourth of July BBQ themed technique class. Sunday’s class will teach you how to create delicious side dishes and desserts to accompany your Fourth of July celebration.  Featured recipes include  grilled sauté of greens with smoked bacon, cast-iron skillet corn bread with strawberry butter, Roger Mooking’s BBQ baked bean bruschetta and more.  Plus, if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
July 1, 2012 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to
store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

::

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June 22-24 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
for you and your family.
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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Movie Under the Stars (Dolphin Tale) in Keller
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Landscape Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
June 22-24, 2012

Ballet Concerto’s 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. Featured dancers come from well-known ballet companies such as New York City Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater,  and Ballet Arizona.

During the performance, concession stands will be available or bring your own picnic and snacks.  Free seating is located on the lawn ~ be sure to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment!

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street in Trinity Park, Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.
When: June 22-24 ~ 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
   Friday, June 22, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Friday evening concert (June 22) headlines a Texas country music favorite, Two Tons of Steel.  Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to 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 complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

::

:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
    in Keller ~ Featuring the Film, Dolphin Tale (PG)
     Friday, June 22, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Dolphin Tale on the big screen, under the stars at Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller. The movie will begin at 9:00PM (or as soon as the sun goes down). Get there by 8:00PM to find a good spot and enjoy a variety of family games and activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, June 22. Family Games and Activities begin at  8:00PM.
Movie starts at 9:00PM.
Where: Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller.
Get directions to 640 Johnson Road, here.
Cost:
FREE!

::

:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, June 22, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, now through Labor day. If you want to add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform, and they will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Every Friday through Labor Day
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

::

:: FREE! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, milk a cow, churn butter and more. Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:00 to 2:00PM
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: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education
Programs at Nash Farm. Hay rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

::

:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, June 23 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.

::

:: Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Steve Woodward, avid birder and owner of Wild Bird Center, will teach you how to attract hummingbirds with plants and feeders to your yards and gardens. Also learn about common Texas hummingbirds and their habits during this workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. Best suited for ages 10 and up. RSVP to 817.860.6752

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Hummingbird Gardening seminar, 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, June 23, 2012, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

::

:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Madagascar Vehicle
Saturday, June 23, 2012

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 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 23, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

::

:: FREE Summer Friendly Plants and Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Learn how to  plan your landscape with drought tolerant shrubs and flowers to ease your water bill, beautify your garden and bring peace of mind. This informational workshop provides tips on how to prepare for the Summer months and guides you to heat-loving plants that thrive in our Texas sun.

Details, details
What: 
Learn more about Calloway’s “Flame Proof” plant seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15
, 2012

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, outdoor activities, contests 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: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 24, 2012

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 24, 2012, 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!

::

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday & Sunday,  June 23 & 24, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will provide all you need to know about cooking corn on the cob to perfection, and Sunday’s seminar will help you discover the secrets to cooking scrumptious fish and seafood on the grill. They will demonstrate how to prepare and season seafood so that it emerges perfectly done and delicious. Plus, they’ll share some favorite recipes for  seafood accompaniments.

Plus, if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: 
June 23 & 24, 2012 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to
store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

Have a terrific weekend!

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Fort Worth & Dallas Summer Reading Programs = FREE Books & Other Great Rewards for Kids

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With the end of school upon us, Moms and Dads may be wondering how to fill the summer days with fun activities for the kids. One idea ~ incorporate a regular reading program! Not only do you help your children learn to enjoy reading and sharpen their skills, they can earn lots of FREE books and prizes, too (like iPads and computers)!

Following are several summer programs that will reward your kids with GREAT FREEBIES for their reading efforts and most of these kick off this week:

:: City Library Reading Programs
Fort Worth library system, as well as several surrounding community libraries have reading programs that also offer great prizes ~ from FREE Rangers tickets (Arlington) to a Netbook Computer (Fort Worth). In Euless, even adults can win prizes for their reading efforts. Most of these summer library programs have a fun list of events and other reading activities worth checking out as well. Take a look at these city library reading programs:

:: Barnes & Noble Imagination’s Destination
What:
Earn a FREE Book from Barnes & Noble this summer!
How: To get the free book, read any 8 books this summer (the books can be from the library or anywhere else). Print and fill out the B&N reading journal, and then bring the completed form into any Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Who: B&N’s summer reading program is for kids through 6th grade.
When: May 22 through September 4 or until supplies run out.

:: Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge
What: Take part in Pottery Barn’s reading program and qualify for a FREE Book! Go here for more details.
How: You will receive the free book when your child reads and completes one of Pottery Barn Kids’s book lists (here), and then brings the completed form into any Pottery Barn Kids store.  These books can be checked out from the library system, if you prefer, and do not have to be purchased.
Who: Pottery Barn’s reading list is designed for kids who can read independently. The Early Reader list is designed for reading together with younger children.
When: Now through August 31, 2012 or until supplies run out.

:: Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Reading Program
What:
Earn a FREE $5 Back to School Bucks Gift Certificate from Half Price Books. Go here for more details.
How: To get the free gift card, read a total of 300 minutes (they suggest breaking it into 15 minute reading sessions each day). Print and fill out the reading log, and then bring the completed log to any Half Price Books Store.
Who: For kids aged 14 and under.
When:  Back-to-School Bucks coupon valid July 25 to August 31.

:: H.E.Buddy Summer Reading Club
What:
Earn a FREE t-shirt from H.E.B. when your child reads 10 books. Learn more here.
How: To get the free prize, read any 10 books this summer.  Print and fill out the reading journal, and then mail it to the address on the form.
Who: The program does not specify the age, but t-shirts available are sized youth extra small (2-4) to youth extra large (18-20).
When:  Form must be postmarked by October 1.

If you can think of a reading program that should be included, please let me know and I’ll add them in. :)

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