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Frugal & Fun Ft. Worth Weekend Events (May 14-15 Edition) ~ Baseball, Big Band Music, Bueller (Ferris Bueller that is), and More!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or almost free) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. This weekend’s tips include:
    

• FREE Downtown Burnett Park Family Event
• FREE Movie in the Park ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
• Fort Worth Cats Season Opening Events
• FREE Casey James American Idol Concert & Parade
• Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s – Herb Society Festival
    


:: FREE ~ Burnett Park Grand Opening Activities
Friday-Saturday ~ May 14-15, 2010    

     

Bring the family for a weekend full of fun activities at the re-opening Celebration
of Burnett Park (more widely known as the downtown park with the giant man
cutout sculpture).  

Weekend event highlights:    

  • Friday, 8:30pm ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  movies under the sky.
  • Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm ~ Kid’s Party in the Park with face
    painting, live entertainment, make & take pottery, interactive buskers
    from the Science & History Museum, FW Nature Center reptiles, obstacle
    course and much more! 
  • Saturday, 6:30PM-10:00PM ~ Big Band Concert featuring Big
    Daddy Alright and a Frank Sinatra Tribute Show with Ricki Derek
    and his 16-piece band.
  • Food will be available to purchase, including Kincaid’s burgers on
    Saturday (now that is Fort Worth bliss!).

 Details, details
What: For more details about the newly renovated Burnett park, along with
    a schedule of weekend events & activities, click here.
Where: Burnett Park ~ 7th St. Downtown. Click here for parking options.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 14-15.  See hourly schedule, here.
Cost: FREE  (food is extra)    

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 :: Casey James, American Idol Welcome Home Parade
Friday, May 14, 2010     

                                

Kudos go out to local home town American Idol favorite, Casey James, for
making it to the top 3 this week!  To celebrate, Casey has a whole day of
meet and greet and other publicity activities around town that will
culminate with a late afternoon welcome home parade and performance
in the Fort Worth Stockyards.   

Details, details
What: For more information about Casey’s visit home, click here.
When: Friday, May 14, 4:00PM
Where: At the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ 130 East Exchange Ave.
    For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE   

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:: Fort Worth Cats Baseball, Season Opening & Fireworks 
Friday, May 14, 2010      

                      

The 2010 Fort Worth Cats baseball season gets underway tonight as they
take on Shreveport-Bossier.  There will be an abundance of Opening Day
festivities, including:     

  • Guests of honor ~ National Baseball Hall of Famer, Ferguson Jenkins
    and former National League MVP Maury Wills
  • Military flyover before the game
  • Fireworks show after the Cats beat Shreveport-Bossier

 Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, May 14, 7:00 PM
Where: LaGrave Field, 301 NE 6th Street. For directions, click here.
Cost: $4-$14, Go here for tickets.      

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 :: Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Herb Society Festival
Saturday, May 15, 2010
       

Botanic Gardens     

Enjoy the beauty of the FW Botanic Gardens while learning something new
at the 25th Annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event
and sale will feature classes by meteorologist Rebecca Miller, Judy Barrett
(publisher of Homegrown Magazine), and Ann McCormick (author and
columnist for The Herb Quarterly). Other activities include a silent auction
and festival store.      

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.  Box Lunches from the
    Blue Bonnet Bakery will be available for purchase in limited supplies.
When: Saturday, May 15, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
    Festival events will take place in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden
    Center, close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.
    For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.   
Cost: $2   

     

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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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