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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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Mark Your Calendar! Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Next Sale ~ July 28-30

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Need to update your wardrobe? Be sure to save the date for the next Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale ~ July 28-30. Our readers tell us that this is their favorite fashion warehouse sale and definitely worth the drive to Dallas ~ we agree! We always save a bundle off retail prices (50 to 75% OFF) and end up with gorgeous clothes at below wholesale, usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores!

The direct from the designer warehouse clothing sale only opens their doors to the public four times a year. This sale will be huge with over 18,000 pieces starting at $20 and sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and 1X-3X).

INSIDER TIPS: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday on a surprise category, so be sure to ask about this special offer to stretch your savings. 

Stay tuned…

We will head to Dallas to get a sneak look at the sale and share some of our favorite finds with you! In the mean time, be sure to carve out time on your calendar and save the date!

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Details, details
When: July 28 to 30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, there is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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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

colleyville red white sousa

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
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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!

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::  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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GREAT DEAL — Up To 66% OFF Colored Pencil and Gel Pen Sets, PrismaColor Sets, Coloring Books For Adults, and More

Amazon has a HOT sale happening today on top rated art and coloring supplies. These are perfect to use with scrapbooking, art projects, and fine detail work found in coloring books for adults.  This is a great time to stock up on art supplies for summer craft projects for the kids, too!

All the items we have highlighted have received top-rated reviews by buyers (4.5 to 5 star user ratings). 

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found over at Amazon today (you might not want to wait, as prices change quickly):

LolliZ 96 Gel Pen Set (2 Packs of 48 pens each)
Sale Price $16.99 (Regular retail $49.99)

Sargent Art Pack of 50 Colored Pencils Assorted Colors 22-7251
(High Quality Pencils for Beginners)
Sale Price $8.98

Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Assorted Colors
(PrismaColor is the premier artist brand, known for creamy leads & rich pigments — “Scholar” is their intermediate series)
Sale Price $24.99 (Regular retail $44.49)

72 Slots Portable Colored Pencil/Pen Organizer Zippered Case
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Sale Price $14.99

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 48 Colors (Fine-art quality pencils create smooth color, superior blending and shading, light-resistant, and waterproof).
BEST DEAL ==> Sale Price $33.99 (Regular retail $99.99)

“Today Is Going To Be A Great Day”
Inspirational Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

“Butterflies” Coloring Book for Adults
BEST DEAL ==>
Price $3.59


It Is Well with My Soul” Coloring Book for Adults
Price $5.93 

Colour Your Day: Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

There are lots of great art supply deals to be found with this sale, too.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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43% OFF Kindle Bundle $79.99 — Save $59 on a 6″ Kindle E-Reader With Bonus Protective Cover & More

This Kindle bundle deal was so popular with our readers last year, that when we discovered it would be offered again for a short time, we wanted to be sure to let our readers know (perfect timing for Mother’s Day, graduation, and end-of-school gifts!). Note that Amazon is targeting this bundle towards parents, but this is the regular 6″ Kindle that, just by itself, normally retails for $99.99, but without all the nice bundle freebies in this deal.

LIMITED TIME — Amazon has their Kindle for Kid’s Bundle at a DEEP discount of 43% OFF — just $79.99 (a savings of $59). The bundle includes 1.) a glare-free 6″ Kindle wi-fi e-reader ($99.99 regular price)  2.)  an extended 2-year accident protection that protects against drops or spills (valued at $19.99), and 3.) an ergonomic protective cover (valued at $19.99). This is the best deal available for this Kindle 6″ edition!

“SECRET SAUCE” SAVINGS TIP:  Don’t let the “Kid’s Bundle” title detour you ~ this is perfect for teens and adults too! Although Amazon describes this as a ‘kids bundle’ (and yes, it is great for kids), it’s also an excellent value for adults & teens since the same reader in this bundle alone normally sells for $99.99 (learn more here).

 


Features included in the Kindle Bundle:

* Includes the latest 6″ Paperwhite Kindle Reader ($99.99 retail), an ergonomic protective cover ($19.99), & a 2-year extended warranty provided by SquareTrade ($19.99).

* There are over 14,000 reviews on this powerful reader tablet & most reviewers give it 5 stars.

* Zero distractions – unlike tablets, this Kindle is designed just for reading.

* Drops or spills? No worriesincludes 2 years of accident protection provided by SquareTrade. Once your Kindle ships, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your coverage.

* Power up a young reader’s vocabulary with features that offer hints for difficult words and let you practice them on digital flashcards

* Set reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.

* Lighter than a paperback and holds thousands of books

* Easily checkout e-books from the Fort Worth public library.

:: Learn more about the $79.99 Kindle Kid’s Bundle, here.


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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — Opens to the Public On Thursday

As promised, we hopped over to Dallas to bring you an exclusive preview of the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale. The sale opens its doors for just 3 days to the public, and it starts this Thursday (runs April 28-30). We had so much fun on our preview trip and found so many goodies that it was hard to choose!

Just for our readers, we have put together a little peek at some our favorite finds, plus some insiders’ tips & scoop you’ll want to know before you go to the sale…

Ali Miles Sleevless

The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale only opens its doors four times a year, and this long-awaited 3-day Spring fashion sale starts this Thursday!  This sale is huge with over 22,000 items, like the beautiful, silky Ali Miles sleeveless top pictured above — over 70% OFF retail at only $20! We happened to see this exact top on display at a major department store last weekend for $69 — we cannot say where, but a little Google search for “Ali Miles” might tell you, wink-wink :).

Once again, I saved a bundle (50 to 75% off regular retail) on some wonderful new pieces for my wardrobe and went home with some gorgeous clothes usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores at MUCH higher prices. The racks were already packed, and even more beautiful pieces were coming into the warehouse during our visit!


INSIDERS’ TIP: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday (only)! This offer is on top of the already discounted prices, so be sure to ask about this deal to stretch your savings and wardrobe.


Here is a little taste of some of our favorite finds:

Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale 2016-- Rows of Bargains

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~  

You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60. And, even though the sale is huge, everything is very organized into collections, making it easy to navigate the sale. Brands you’ll see include the new high-end boutique John Mark line (most John Mark pieces are at least 60% off!), Sharon Young, Multiples, Tru Luxe jeans and tops, Ali Miles, Slim-Sations, A La Carte & more.

The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, we found a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter  just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and a stylish selection of 0X-3X).

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Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016

:: We fell in love with the lovely fabrics and careful attention to quality and details we found in the new “John Mark” collection —  incredible bargains with most over 70% off retail! Be sure and look for this high-end, boutique quality line (definitely a “Best Buy” at this sale).

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016   Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016

:: The modern twist on black and white, and bold pops of color throughout several of the collections captured our attention.  ~

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:: There are thousands of beautiful tops and pants throughout the sale with prices starting at $20 (like the Sharon Young  sleeveless graphic top on the right for $20).

Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale April 2016   Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale April 2016
:: We found lots of on-trend lace layering pieces that add a breezy accent to a favorite pair of  jeans or pants.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016
 
:: We even found this wardrobe making REVERSIBLE John Mark blouse!
Click images above to see this colorful top in reverse!

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We had a great time previewing the warehouse sale for you! I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too. 

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Details, details
When: April 28-30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a very large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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