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July 26-28 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE National Day of the American Cowboy Event at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park
    (Wreck it Ralph) in Crowley
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun
    Event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Gardening with Children Seminar at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE! National Day of the American Cowboy Family Event
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mosey on down to the 6th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy celebration. This Fort Worth Stockyards event (FREE) has been named the “Best Event of its kind in the nation” by western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating the cowboy with lots of fun for the whole family including contests (watermelon eating, best mustache, among others), a cowboy celebration parade, gunfight shows, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Day Of The American Cowboy, click here.
When: Saddle up on Saturday, July 27 from 10am to 4:30pm
Where: Activities will take place along East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Now through July 28, 2013

The 10th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a series of special events, concerts, films, and more throughout the weekend.  The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with a final dance across the length of the museum’s beautiful Grand Lobby.

Details, details
What: For more information about the 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When: View full schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Wreck it Ralph
Friday, July 26, 2013

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Wreck it Ralph on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley.  There will be FREE refreshments too!

About the movie: From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a hilarious, journey with Wreck-It Ralph. In a bold move, he embarks on an action-packed adventure and sets out to prove to everyone that he is a true hero with a big heart.  Read reviews here.  (PG)

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click here. Learn more about the Wreck it Ralph movie here.
When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:30PM  ~ movie begins at dusk
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley
Cost:
FREE!

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

Friday, July 26, 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.  They will also 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 Gardening With Children Seminar at
River
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Learn tips, tricks and strategies for making gardening a family affair during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Workshop is best suited for children ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
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, July 27, 2013
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Toy Story Car
Saturday, July 27, 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, July 27, 2013~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes home improvement stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition and special show this weekCTO Saddle Pals at Cowtown Coliseum. This live family friendly music event takes place every Sunday and features 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 28, 2013, 5:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance normally takes place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building, but this Sunday it will take place at the Cowtown Coliseum.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Sunday, July 28, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on how to use summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables, including seasonal favorites: corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and squash.  They’ll teach you new recipes to make the most of your garden-fresh finds ~ healthy dishes perfect for enjoying with family and friends. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: 
July 28, 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 14-16 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • 14th Annual Denton Blues Festival ~ Live blues and family fun
  • FREE Fall Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Featuring Smile Smile, Blaine Gray, and Delta Rae
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City ~ An extended Gallery Night  event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
  • FREE Fall Lawn Care Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Find out how to revive your lawn and banish weeds from the experts.
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance  ~ Enjoy vintage and contemporary western music in the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Refine your essential cooking skills.
  • FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class ~ Ready your home for Fall!

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:: FREE ~ 14th Annual Denton Blues Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 15-16, 2012

The annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of fabulous musicians. There will be activities for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had for the whole family!

Details, details
What:
To see the musician line-up and to find out more about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
When: September 15-16 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~ 321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday through Sunday ~ September 14-16

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.

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
Now Through September 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:
Now through September 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 Lawn Care Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 15

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on fall lawn care ~ a great class to learn how to revive your lawn and banish weeds in your winter Texas lawn! You’ll learn the secrets to success for a healthy lawn including how and when to weed, feed, stimulate and overseed your Texas grasses. 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 15, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW. Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, September 16, 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, September 16, 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, September 16

Improve your kitchen skills!
This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate sautéing ~ a cornerstone of French cooking and the ideal method for weeknight dinners that will be done in minutes. This class uncovers the differences between sautéing and pan-frying, as well as how to make a quick pan sauce. You’ll discover how your pan and preparations make the difference between well-cooked and soggy!

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 16, 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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:: Learn Fall Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Design Class
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get new ideas for freshening up your home for fall!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store demonstration, where they will share helpful tips for adding warmth and touches of autumn to your home decor.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place, Sunday, September 16 ~ 10:00AM.  Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
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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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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May 11-13 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Killdares Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor
  • FREE Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
  • FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowes
  • FREE Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Killdares Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O
Friday, May 11, 2012

If the rain holds back this evening, it will be a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring favorite local band, The Killdares  (Alternative Celtic Rock). Part of NRH2O’s 2012 “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored
music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 11 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place on the grounds of
NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join cyclists from around Cowtown for a fast-paced ride around the Fort Worth Naval Air Station base. The ride, part of the mayor’s “Rolling Town Hall” series, will give participants a chance to ask the mayor questions while touring one of Fort Worth’s most important pieces of real estate. To join the free ride, bring your bike, a helmet and an official photo ID to the base’s main entrance at 226 Pumphrey Drive. Do note: while some of the mayor’s bike rides are good for children, this longer, 14-mile ride is for adults who want to get a good work out.

Details, details
What: 
For information about this and other upcoming community bike rides with Mayor Price, visit the Tour de Fort Worth page on the city’s website.
When: Saturday May 12 ~ Registration begins at 8:00am, and the ride will begin promptly at 8:30am.
Where: Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base ~ 226 Pumphrey Dr.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Friday and Saturday ~ May 11 & 12

Bring the family to the 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event where you will get to experience what it was like to live as a real wrangler on the Texas frontier. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from around Texas. During this FREE event, you will be able to discuss frontier life with re-enactors, explore historically accurate fort camps and wagons, and enjoy soothing live music from the era. Scheduled events include infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, military parades and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about Frontier Fort Days, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  View a detailed schedule of events here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bring the family and celebrate National Train Day with local events at both the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center and Dallas Union Station. Each station will have their own special events including the opportunity to ride the train between both Fort Worth and Dallas events.  The Train Day Event will include operating locomotive and passenger car displays, tours through an Amtrak engine cab and Interurban Trolley from the 1920s, model train displays, and entertainment for the kids like balloon artists and face painting.

Details, details
What:
Go here to view a complete list of National Train Day events in Fort Worth and Dallas. Learn more about the National Train Day online, here.
When:  Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Where:  Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center ( 1001 Jones St.) and Dallas Union Station  (400 S. Houston St.)
Cost: Event is FREE! Standard train fare (go herewill apply for riding the train between Dallas & Fort Worth stations ~ it’s cheap.

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:: FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the movie Tangled on Saturday, May 12. This movie showing is part of the Central Library’s Second Saturday Film Series which runs monthly family friendly movies through the end of the year.

About the movie: A charming bandit is captured by Rapunzel, a feisty teen with 70 feet of magical hair, who herself is being held hostage. After the two escape, they set off on an escapade involving thugs, a super-cop horse and an over-protective chameleon. Rated PG. 100 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event and future showings, click here. Learn more about the movie here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 1:00PM
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library’s Youth Center Discovery Theatre. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Picture Frame Planter
Saturday, May 12, 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 kids build and grow 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, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Cupcake Decorating Class for Kids at Williams-Sonoma
.Saturday May 12, 2012

Bring your kids to Williams-Sonoma for a fun, hands-on cupcake decorating event. At the end of class, kids will be able to present mom a delicious cupcake, decorated by her very own children (or save it to give as a surprise Mother’s day treat)! Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10am-12pm  Note:  class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Pottery Barn “Accessorizing Your Home for Summer” Class
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully decorate your space with a refreshing palette for summer!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, May 13, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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FREE! Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ May 11 & 12

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Bring the family to the 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event
where you will get to experience what it was like to live as a real wrangler on the Texas frontier. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from around Texas. During this FREE event, you will be able to discuss frontier life with re-enactors, explore historically accurate fort camps and wagons, and enjoy soothing live music from the era. Scheduled events include infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, military parades and more.

Details, details
What:
For more details about Frontier Fort Days, click here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave.
For directions, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE

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May 4-6 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT 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 entertainment 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:

  • Fort Worth Mayfest ~ Take in some great family fun, music and food while celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this annual Fort Worth event!
  • FREE Fort Worth Science & History Museum Admission ~ Bank of America continues its national program, Museums On Us.
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day ~ Head to Dallas for a great day of family art activities.
  • FREE Flowering Shrub Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Learn something new about shrubs that perform well and add a burst of color to Texas gardens.
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot ~ Help your kids learn a new woodworking skill.
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance  ~ Listen to the smooth sounds of classic country music.
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class ~ Get inspired in the kitchen with fresh ideas!
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn ~ Freshen your home with a touch of summer.

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:: 40th Annual Fort Worth May Fest Event
    Now through May 6, 2012           

Enjoy a fun time with your family and friends at the 40th Anniversary celebration of May Fest. This Fort Worth festival is packed with live entertainment (7 stages of music and performing arts), carnival rides, children’s activities, festival food, and more attractions.

Sunday is Military Day – show your ID for active duty, retired, reserve, or student cadet and receive FREE admission for you and up to  three guests.

Details, details
What: Get more details and a full list of events at the Mayfest website, here.
When: Now through May 6, 2012.  View the full schedule here.
Where: Mayfest is held in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park (along the banks
of the Trinity River).   Go here for directions.
Cost: $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 6-12, Children 5 and under are
FREE.  All profits from Mayfest, Inc. are returned to the Fort
Worth community.

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Bank of America’s 2012 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150 participating museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more throughout the United States. This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend in Fort Worth at the Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click here.
How:
Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum, 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nasher Sculpture Center, Target First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of art related activities for the kids.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where:
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Calloway’s Blooming Shrub Gardening Seminar
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Learn how to add impressive blooming bushes, add a pop of color, and make a beautiful addition to your Texas landscape. All Calloway’s Nursery locations will be hosting a free garden clinic on Saturday cleverly titled, “Those Blooming Shrubs.” This seminar will focus on flowering shrubs that will stand up to tough Texas weather like azaleas, hydrangeas, camellias and roses.

Details, details
What:
For more information about Calloway’s plant seminar, go here.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own vegetable planter box to take home. Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. 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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, May 6, 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, May 6, 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
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes:  Saturday’s class will provide culinary inspiration for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and Sunday’s class will focus on fresh ideas for a simple spring time or Mother’s Day brunch get-together. You’ll Learn how to create new recipes that will impress your guests as well as healthy and delicious recipes using spring produce.

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 and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Pottery Barn “Accessorizing Your Home for Summer” Class
Sunday, May 6, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully decorate your space with a refreshing palette for summer!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, May 6, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: October 21-23 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show ~ Featuring the Thunderbirds
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Harvest Moon Festival ~ Granbury
  • FREE Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering Events ~ FW Stockyards
  • BEAUTIFUL Ft. Worth Botanic’s Japanese Gardens Fall Festival
  • FUN! Texas State Fair ~ Last Weekend
  • FREE Entertaining with Style Class ~ Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Featuring the Thunderbirds
October 22 & 23, 2011
 

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are coming to North Texas! Bring the family to Alliance Airport for a full-day of daring aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and jets), simulators, Radio Disney, children’s activities, food and more.

Details, details
What:
For more details about the air show and the performers, click here.
Where: 2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth. For directions, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Performances take place between 10:00 AM – 4:00PM.
Cost: Admission is FREE. Parking is $20 per vehicle.

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:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens 
    Saturday, October 22, 2011

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Moving Colors, one of the areas’ most popular cover bands.  You’ll be surrounded  by the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol). Fun children’s gardening activities will also be  available at the Ed & Edith Pewitt Educational Pavilion.

Details, Details
What: Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, 
here.
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street.
Cost: FREE!     

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:: FREE!  23rd Annual Harvest Moon Family Festival in Granbury
    Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2011

Enjoy fall festivities at this year’s 23rd annual Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury’s historic town square.  Highlights include contests galore (costume contest, pumpkin pie and hot dog eating contests, cooking with pumpkins contest, pumpkin and scarecrow decorating contests), two entertaining parades, live music, great food, and much more. With changing leaves and crisp cool air, it’s the perfect time for families to come experience the harvest season!

Details, details
What: Sponsored by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association and the City of Granbury. For more information, click here.
When: October 22-23. Festivities will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
Where: Granbury Town Square, on the corner of Pearl and Crockett streets
Cost: FREE!

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 21-23, 2011

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 21st year of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include chuck wagon camp and competition, horsemanship clinics, cowboy music, Cutting Horse Association Rodeo Finals, fiddle contest,  cowboy church, and lots more! Voted Best Gathering and Best Family Event by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info here. Visit the Red Steagall website, here.

When: Friday to Sunday, October 21-23.  Get the full schedule, here. 
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Find a map & directions here.
Cost: Most outdoor street events on the schedule are FREE to the public.
To get access to indoor events (like the rodeo), get tickets here (children
under 12 are FREE to everything except the Saturday night Rodeo).

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:: Fall Festival at The Fort Worth Botanic’s, Japanese Gardens
    Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, 2011

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall 2 Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden, voted as one of the most
beautiful places in Fort Worth by the Star Telegram’s 
readers poll,
is celebrating their annual Fall Festival this weekend! 
Feast your eyes on
this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese
dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details,  click here.
When: October 22-23, Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sun: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 Cost: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair ~ LAST Weekend!
    Now through October 23, 2011

This is the last weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas in Dallas which runs now through Sunday, October 23. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances ~ something for everyone!

Details, details
What:
There is so much to see and do at the fair. Check out the main stage
line up of concerts here and the daily schedule of events here
which change daily.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, Now through October 23, 2011
Cost: Read the comments section of this recent post to learn tips from our fabulous reader, David Pugh who shares how to get FREE & discount admission.

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:: Learn New Entertaining Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Class
     October 23, 2011

 

Get new ideas for entertaining for the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips
for entertaining with style. This week’s class covers all the basics of holiday
entertaining ~ from Thanksgiving dinner to a casual buffet for a party.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, October 23 ~ Times vary by store, so be sure to call.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

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