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
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!).
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)
:: 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.
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.
:: 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
- 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
:: Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Herb Society Festival
Saturday, May 15, 2010
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.
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.
Have a wonderful (and hopefully not TOO wet & rainy) weekend!
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