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November 4-6 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE American Paint Horse World Championship
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Japanese Garden Fall Festival
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Zumba, and More!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE! Annual American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show & Competition

Now through November 13, 2016

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 52nd Anniversary show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 13.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Japanese Garden Fall Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016

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, tea ceremonies, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.  Located inside the historic Japanese Garden inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot — click here for directions to the gardens and other details.
When: November 5-6,  Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sunday: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $4.00, and Children 3 and under free

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with an expert at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE program for all ages, 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, November 5, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, November 5, 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 Zumba, Stroller Strides, PT Fitness Bootcamp, Yoga, and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, November 5 (weather permitting) classes begin at 8:00AM and run hourly until 10:00AM. 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go 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 is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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

Saturday, November 5
, 2016

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, November 5 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, November 5, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and Toy Helicopter in honor of Veterans Day. After the project is built, your child can decorate their project with stickers if they wish. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: November 5, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, November 5, 2016

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, they’ll share tips and tricks for how to cook some amazing side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast. Suitable for ages 8-13. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, November 6, 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 to The Modern here.
When: Every Sunday in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 6, 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, November 6, 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 YardSmart Gardening Seminars at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden — March 5

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If you’re in the midst of  planning your spring garden or just want some fresh ideas to get you started, don’t miss the FREE  YardSmart gardening seminar ~ a wealth of helpful information from local landscape and plant experts ~ March 5 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Lecture Hall.

Fort Worth Yard Smart Seminar

Attendees will hear from well-known experts on topics such as creating a bird-friendly habitat, growing vegetables and flowers in containers, and vegetable gardening for beginners. Participants can also bring their gardening questions and issues  to get help during the Ask the Experts session — this is your chance to get FREE professional gardening advice (and even bring a sample cutting of a plant problem if you’d like).

Presenters and panelists include Randy Weston of Weston Gardens In Bloom, and Steve Chaney and Dotty Woodson from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Saturday, March 5 Seminar Schedule

8:30 a.m. Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat With Native Plants
9:30 a.m. Grow Your Favorite Flowers & Vegetables in Containers
11:00 a.m. Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
12:00 p.m. Ask the Experts Panel Discussion
1:00 p.m. Conservation Garden Tour

Door prizes are available after each session (must be present to win) and pre-registration is not required.

FREE YardSmart Seminar in Fort Worth

Yard Smart is a series of free, informative seminars designed to provide effective and beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Sponsored by the Fort Worth Water Department, YardSmart provides environmentally friendly and water-efficient information that can lead to healthy, beautiful lawns and gardens.

:: For more information call 817-392-6565 or go here.

:: To learn more about upcoming 2016 Yard Smart and Water-wise gardening and landscape seminars, go here.

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FREE Summer Fun — Amon Carter Museum Family Storytime (With Live Animals)!

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Here is a fun and FREE event to add to your family’s summer activity calendar: The Amon Carter Museum will be hosting Storytime, a free public program for young children and their families on Wednesdays in June and July.

Here’s the inside scoop…

Amon Carter Storytime 2015

Go wild during Amon Carter’s Storytime — all about animals! This free program connects beloved children’s books with a variety of artworks on view in the Amon Carter’s galleries.  And to make Storytime even more fun-filled, some of the dates will feature live animals from the zoo on  June 17 (small mammals), July 1 (reptiles), and July 22 (birds)!

The dates and weekly themes are:

  • June 10 — Awesome Amphibians
  • June 17 — Marvelous Mammals
  • June 24 — Sensational Sea Creatures
  • July 1 — Radical Reptiles
  • July 8 — Incredible Insects
  • July 15 — Fabulous Fish
  • July 22 — Brilliant Birds
  • July 29 — Wonderful Water Beasts

Each program also includes art making and a snack, and is best for families with children ages eight and under and their adult companions. 

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter Museum’s Storytime.
When: Storytime will take place every Wednesday, June 10 through July 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Where: The museum is located at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s permanent collection is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead in Clearfork

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Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails in the 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, May 2 Recreational Schedule

8:00 am – Social Run with Luke’s Locker Have you wanted to get into running? Or are just looking for a group to run with? Join Luke’s Locker at The Trailhead for a social run on the Trinity Trails!

8:00 am – Fitness Bootcamp with PT Fitness. Break a sweat with PT Fitness. The fitness boot camp is a fun, motivating, dynamic self-paced class geared towards developing cardiovascular and muscular strength endurance.

 9:00 am – 11:00 am Rock Climbing Wall with Summit Climbing Gym.  Reach new heights at The Trailhead climbing Summit’s mobile Rock Climbing Wall. This activity is family-friendly and no experience is necessary!

9:00 am – Stroller Strides with Fit 4 Mom. Stroller Strides is a total fitness workout that moms (and dads) can do with their babies. This family friendly workout weaves songs and activities into the routine. Be sure to bring water, a yoga mat, your children and stroller!

10:00 am – FitBody Bootcamp with FitBody. Fit Body Boot Camp is a results driven and energetic fitness program that includes motivation, accountability and dynamic resistance training; all designed to get you the body that you want in a safe, fun and non-intimidating atmosphere.

12:00 pm – Express Barre Class with Smart Barre. Ladies, Smart Barre Express is an efficient workout that won’t waste your time. Combining core elements of yoga, pilates, and ballet into one class, you will receive a full body workout that will energize you for the day!

  

:: Learn more about The Trailhead and available classes here.

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August 29-31 FREE And Cheap Fort Worth Labor Day Weekend Events Roundup

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE ESPN College GameDay From Sundance Square
  • CHEAP Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Sustainable Landscapes How To Class at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

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::  FREE ESPN College GameDay, Live From Sundance Square
      Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, 2014

ESPN will begin and end its coverage of this year’s college football season from Sundance Square Plaza, bringing its hugely popular College GameDay broadcast to downtown Fort Worth, broadcast live from Sundance Square Plaza!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the ESPN College GameDay Broadcast from Sundance Square here.  
When
: Friday, August 29 – 8AM-2PM — SportsCenter segments, 8AM & College Football Live, 1:30PM
Saturday, August 30 – 8AM-11AM  — ESPN College Gameday
Check back here for additional details or time updates.
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival
Friday to Sunday, August 29 to 31

Bedford Blues BBQ 2014

Music lovers with an appetite for rich “blues” and mouth-watering barbecue will find the 2014 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a feast for the senses. This 3-day family friendly event returns this weekend with an entertaining lineup that features some of the biggest names in blues.

Details, details
What: For more details or to view the music line-up, go here.
Where: 1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford. Located on the grounds adjacent to City Hall. Go here for directions.
When: Friday to Sunday, August 29 to 31
Go here for the complete schedule.
Cost: $7 online and $10 at the gate.  There is a $15 weekend pass sold online  also.  Go here to find parking for as cheap as $7

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
with Brave Combo, Ambrosia, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
Friday to Sunday ~ August 29 to 31, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall 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 Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
 Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, 2014

Enjoy live music from several local favorites in West 7th’s Crockett Square.  Friday evening’s lineup features guitarist Deanna Valone and Saturday evening’s set features The Brehms.

Details, details
What: For more information about the West 7th music series, including details on future lineup dates, go here.
When:  August 29 and 30, 2014 ~ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: West 7th’s Crocket Square – click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 29, 2014 (Last Weekend!)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks this evening ~ a fun end of summer celebration! If you want to add some extra sparkle to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.   For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
Friday, August 29, 2014 (last weekend of Fireworks)
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: 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 Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Sustainable Landscapes with Native Plants Class
at River Legacy
 Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 29, 2014

Learn how to create a healthy habitat in your yard using native plants during this adult workshop led by Gailon Hardin of the Native Plant Society of Texas, at River Legacy Living Science Center. It’s free, but space is limited. 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, August 29, 2014, 10:00am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 30, 2014

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, August 30, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Hometown Festival at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday to Sunday, August 30 to 31, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Hometown Festival Family Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE face painting, games, food, crafts, outdoor activities, contests and more!  Saturday from 2-4pm, there will even be giveaway drawings for our hometown heroes including a $50 store gift card, a YETI cooler, and Maui Jim sunglasses (must show a valid ID to participate in the drawing — teachers, military, police, firefighters, and paramedics qualify).

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 30 to 31 ~ Noon to 5:00PM.  Click here for a schedule of events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 31, 2014

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, August 31, 2014, 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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August 22-24 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Irrigation 101 How To Class at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
 Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23, 2014

Enjoy live music from several local favorites in West 7th’s Crockett Square.  Friday evening’s lineup features Kyle Redd and Saturday evening’s set features Brad Hines.

Details, details
What: For more information about the West 7th music series, including details on future lineup dates, go here.
When:  August 22 and 23, 2014 ~ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: West 7th’s Crocket Square – click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 22, 2014 (and Fridays through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show, every Friday through Labor Day weekend.  This weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
Fridays through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: 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 Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Irrigation 101 Class at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Learn the basic components of an irrigation system, typical maintenance issues, plant water demands, water scheduling techniques and water efficient technologies to save water and money during this adult workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. Weather permitting, the class will also include a hands-on demonstration at the Center’s outdoor educational garden. 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, August 23, 2014, 10:00am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, August 23, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, August 23, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 23, 2014

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, August 23, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city councilmembers to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth. Come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy and your councilmember about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to your city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Northwest Branch Fort Worth Library
6228 Crystal Lake Drive
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, August 23, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make delicious panini sandwiches – even a sweet favorite with melted chocolate. Suitable for ages 9-13. 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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own Dreamworks Robot Toy
.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

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, August 23, 2014~ 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 Stockyards
Sunday, August 24, 2014

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, August 24, 2014, 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!
Sunday, August 24, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will teach you how to prep artichokes for both cooking whole as well as using the rich artichoke heart. 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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, August 24, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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August 8-10 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Zach King Band Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Double Feature Film ~ The Muppets and
    Superman Doomsday ~ Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 8, 2014 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show, every Friday through Labor Day weekend.  This weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: 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 Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Zack King Band Outdoor Concert in Southlake
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square enjoying a fun show by the Zack King Band ~ a local favorite that combines Southern Rock, blues, and jazz into a unique sound of their own. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Zack King outdoor concert here.
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square ~ 1400 Main Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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, August 9, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, August 9, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, August 9, 2014 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 9, 2014

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 website.
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, August 9, 2014

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 about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to your city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Villages of Woodland Springs ~ Amenity Center
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ The Muppets and Superman Doomsday
Saturday, August 9, 2014

  

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  The Muppets (PG, 103 min) and Superman Doomsday  (PG-13, 78 min) on Saturday, August 9. The Fort Worth Library’s monthly movie events present award-winning films in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction.

Details, details
What: Read what people are saying about  The Muppets here and Superman Doomsday here
When: Saturday,  August 9, 2014.  The Muppets will be shown at 1:00pm and Superman Doomsday at 3:00pm
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library.  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, no ticket required.

::

:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own Dreamworks Trolley Toy with Motor
.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

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, August 9, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and brand new pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Stand up paddle board classes will be offered at 1:00 p.m. — 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: Sunday, August 10 ~ 1:00 to 6:00PM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 10, 2014

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, August 10, 2014, 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 Pottery Barn Decorating Seminar
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store seminar and demonstration where you will get experts insiders styling tips for creating your dream home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, August 10, 2014. Note: 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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