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. This weekend’s tips include:
• 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Parade & Event
• FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
• $2 Family Movie Event: Thomas the Train and More
• FREE Boat Show, Seminars & Family Activities
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1
Have fun at the 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Parade, the largest western themed parade in the world!
Saturday, January 16
Oh I love a parade! Over 100,000 people will line the streets of downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate the opening of the 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the largest
western themed parade, as well as the longest 100% non-motorized (no
cars) parade in the world.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse
(Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main towards
the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on Houston St.
Click here to view the official parade route.
How: Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots (Sundance Square, the
parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing spot. Or,
take the TRE train to the Fort Worth ITC station, and walk up 9th Street to
the Convention Center (the middle of the parade route).
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #2
Take in some traditional Western fun at the legendary
2010 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Now through February 7, 2010
Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western
heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include
pulse-pounding rodeo action (extra ticket required), free musical
entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock
shows, and more.
What: The 2010 Stock Show and Rodeo schedule of events changes daily.
• To get the schedule of daily events, click here.
• For the schedule of special activities, click here.
• To find out more about the musical entertainment schedule, click here.
When: Now through February 7, 2010
Where: 3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Click here for driving directions.
How: A Special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays
during the Stock Show. It will take you directly to the front gate, pick you
up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way.
To find out more, click here.
Cost: For opportunities to attend the Stock Show for FREE, click here.
Otherwise, General Admission is: Adults ~$8, Children 6 – 16 ~ $4,
Children 5 & Under ~ FREE
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #3
Take a FREE Technique Class at Williams Sonoma
Sunday, January 17
Learn a new cooking technique!
Join Williams Sonoma for the second of a three-
part series on Essential Cooking Techniques,
where they’ll help you master several basic
cooking methods. This week’s lesson will
explain the differences between sautéing and
panfrying, two of the techniques most
commonly used at home. They will show you
how to correctly sauté, a quick cooking method
that yields delicious golden vegetables with just
the right amount of crunch. You’ll also learn
to panfry ~ excellent for cooking larger pieces
of meat and firmer vegetables.
You’ll want to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #4
$2 Family Movie Event: Thomas the Train and the Runaway Kite
AND Olivia: Winter Daydreams
Saturday, January 16 at Rave Theatre ~ North East Mall
All month, Rave Movie Theatre at NE Mall in Hurst is taking
part in a new movie series for children called KidToons.
Enjoy a family friendly matinée on Saturday for only $2 per ticket.
This month’s movie includes Thomas & The Runaway Kite and
Olivia Winter Day Dreams. Kidtoons will showcase an affordable family
friendly matinée movie and provide a fun experience filled with cartoon
shorts, music videos and singalongs before each movie. They’ll even have
fun giveaways for the kids after every film.
What: For more information about Kidtoons, click here.
When: January 16 & 17 ~ 11:50am. For schedule, click here.
Where: North East Mall Rave Theatre ~ 1101 Melbourne Rd, Hurst
Cost: $2 per person
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #5
FREE Boat Show and Seminars at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17 & 23-24
This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE
Boat Show. There are several FREE seminars offered, family activities
(build your own boat and race), FREE refreshments and more! Activities
vary by day (with most happening on the weekends).
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sundays, January 16-24.
For schedule of seminars and activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
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