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7 FREE and Fantastic Back to School Printables

Looking for fun and easy ways to add a spark of surprise and joy to the first back-to-school day? Check out this roundup of  7 free printables that will give your kiddo’s first day back to the classroom a boost.

1. First Day of School Signs

Free printable signs, sized 8 x 10 for the first day of school— from pre-school to 12th grade. Design by Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.

Head over to Remodelaholic for a free set of 15 different back-to-school sign printables — perfect for first day pictures! The signs cover everything from pre-school through 12th grade, and each is set up to print on standard 8.5 x 11 paper that can easily be trimmed with some scissors or framed if you wish.

2. FREE LUNCH BOX NOTE Printables

Free Printables

You’ll love these free printable lunch note designs by Kristen from Paper Crave! Add one of these notes to your child’s lunchbox to let them know just how much they matter to you and brighten their day.

3. All About Me First School Day FREE Printables

All About Me Free Printables

This is SUCH a great idea — interview your child at the beginning of the school year!  Blogger Yellow Bliss Road says, “…preserve this moment in time with an All About Me questionnaire…it will be so much fun to look back at the end of the year and see how much their answers change.” She has kindly shared her designs and ideas, and you can print these out for free here (available for Preschool through High School).

4. Back to School Treat Holder

You rule! Happy Back to school printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We found this fun and resourceful “You Rule” treat envelope made from CD sleeves over at creative blogger, Thirty Handmade Days.  She designed this “cute little back to school treat and printable to add to a lunch box, give to a teacher, or have for when kids come home…whatever you want!”  Go here to get the instructions, treat mix recipe, and free printable.

5. FREE Printable Mini notebooks

mini notebook printable

Get excited for fall by making these clever mini back to school notebooks (free printable from creative blogger Oh Happy Day) for your kids or their friends. They are easy to assemble and would be a great project to help the kids get excited about heading back to school!

6. FREE Printable First Day Teacher Gifts

teacher appreciation

If you want to give your child’s teacher a thoughtful, but inexpensive surprise on the first day of school, visit blogger iheartnaptime (here) where you’ll find 12 free printables that can easily be personalized with your child’s name.

7. Have an Amazing Year Frame-Ready Printable

Everyday Party Magazine Free Back to School Printable Framed Image

This happy design from Everyday Party Magazine can be printed onto standard 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper and placed in an inexpensive frame — perfect to set the right tone in your house for a great year or to give as a nice gift for your child’s teacher. Go here to get the free printable.

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August 19-21 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
  • FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event in Keller ~ Featuring Classic Movie Top Gun
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Circuit Training!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth

 IMPORTANT WEATHER RELATED UPDATES FOR EVENTS:
Before you go, be sure to check the event websites for changes to location, times, or cancellations due to inclement weather


:: FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pop over to West 7th to view one-of-a-kind elaborate chalk art by professional street painting artists during the 2016 Chalk Art Festival! Festivities include live creation of street painting murals by professional artists, an amateur artist competition, children’s art area, PoserKids Yoga Class, live music, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information about West 7th’s Chalk Art Festival click here.
When:  August 20, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Artists will begin creating at 10:00 AM, so come early to watch the pieces evolve. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: West 7th ~University Drive and Crockett Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event
Featuring Classic Top Gun ~ Keller, Bear Creek Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The City of Keller is hosting a retro outdoor date night movie event this Saturday at Bear Creek Park. Enjoy a night under the stars watching the movie classic, Top Gun with on-site food truck and drink vendors. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and don’t forget your main squeeze!

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Date Nite in the Park site.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 8:00-11:00PM
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, August 20, 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 Circuit Training, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, August 20 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 20, 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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:: FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories during this monthly story-time at River Legacy Living Science Center. Be sure to make plans to stay after for a fun activity for kids.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about this family-friendly event, 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 20, 2016 ~ 11:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community Zumba class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 21, 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, August 21, 2016, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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July 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie Classic at The Amon Carter: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • FREE 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Kids’ Yoga, and Zumba!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • CHEAP Stargazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake
  • FREE National Cutting Horse Assoc. Competition & Show
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter
Featuring Classic To Kill A Mockingbird

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch the classic  To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) on the museum’s lawn.  Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Please note that only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program (not the building), and no glass bottles or pets please.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the event (here).
When:  Friday, July 29, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00PM; film begins at 8:30PM Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.  
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE (but donations are appreciated)!  Do note that the museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (Parking information, here).

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:: 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, 2016

The 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth features a series of special performances, events, concerts, films, and more. 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 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  July 30-31, 2016, 1:00PM. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!  Note that for patrons who plan to also visit the galleries, regular admission applies on Saturday (Sunday admission is FREE!).

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 30, 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, and Yoga…even Yoga for Kids!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 30, 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, July 30, 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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:: Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society
Bob Jones Nature Center in  Southlake

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center. View and learn about the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, constellations and nebulae.  Be sure to register for this class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Watching Party and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, July 30 ~ 8:30 PM10:30 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center ~ 355 Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members. Please call 817-491-6333 or email admin@bjnc.org for Member Promo Code.

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:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
Daily through August 6, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular and experience quintessential Fort Worth with a horse and riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s show and competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about daily shows, competitions, and events, click here. To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: Daily through August 6, 2016 ~ See the daily schedule here.
Cost: FREE!  Please note that some events do require tickets and there is a charge to park.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community yoga class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about yoga  at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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Celebrate National Lasagna Day — 50% OFF at Buca Di Beppo AND Carrabbas

Both Carrabbas and Buca di Beppo have 50% OFF offers for Lasagna in honor of National Lasagna Day (yes, apparently that’s a thing!).


Here’s the scoop: 

Buca di Beppo — 50% OFF Lasagna Coupon
Now through July 31, use the 50% off coupon you’ll find here for a small, large, or lunch portion of lasagna.  Go here to learn more and find locations near you.

Carrabba’s — Buy One Get One FREE Lasagna
Purchase one Lasagna entrée at Carrabba’s and get a FREE one to take to go — valid for every Lasagna entrée purchase with mention of offer, through July 31 (in other words, no coupon is needed). Do note that this offer is available for dine-in only. Learn more or find a location here.


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FREE Water Smart Landscape and Gardening Seminars in Fort Worth

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FREE Fort Worth Water Smart Irrigation and Landscape Seminars

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting a series of FREE water smart landscape and gardening seminars. These classes are offered monthly at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and will equip you to make educated decisions in your landscape as well as make efficient use of watering and irrigation technologies.

:: Gardening for Wildlife ~ August 4, 2016
Native and Adaptive plants are not only beautiful water efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well. Learn ways to attract and provide urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees, and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity!  Register here. »

:: Landscape and Tree Maintenance ~ September  7, 2016
Wondering when to prune your trees and ornamental grasses? Should I mulch in the spring, fall or both? Learn the right time to maintain your landscape and trees to ensure the health, production and aesthetics. Register here »

:: Rain Gardens ~ October 12, 2016
Standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct, and maintain a rain garden. Plant list provided.  Register here. »

:: Container Gardening ~ November 3, 2016
Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials, and more. Register here. »


All seminars will take place at:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden in the Iris Room
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Do note, that while seminars are FREE, they do require pre-registration as there are limited seats (given on a first come, first serve registration basis).


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FREE! Fort Worth Jazz Series Featuring Vocalist Breggett Rideau ~ Thursday, July 21

 

Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present, with Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of internationally and locally known talent, the lineup offers everything from latin jazz to the blues.  All concerts are FREE and open to the public and take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month through September.

July’s Third Thursday Jazz Series Features Breggett Rideau & Her All Female Group | Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30PM
Vocalist Breggett Rideau and her all female group perform music from the heart and soul of a woman, featuring Jazz, Soul, R&B, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll selections. This grammy-nominated jazz songstress has garnered critical acclaim for her talents, and as a vocalist, her music stints have encompassed sharing the stage with such greats as Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Miller.

Details, details
What: Visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website for more info.
When: Thursday, July 21 ~ 6:30pm. See the monthly lineup below for additional concert dates.
Where:  In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. Park FREE for 2½ hours at 2 nearby garages by validating your ticket at the library’s circulation desk — Third Street Garage (at Third and Taylor) OR City Place North Garage (at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets).  There are also 2-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library that offer FREE parking after 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

Third Thursday Jazz Series Future Date Lineup

  • August 18 – An Evening with the Music of Kurt Weill  | The Stefan Karlsson Quintet will feature the music of the highly acclaimed German composer, Kurt Weill.
  • September 15 – Hot Latin Jazz Vibes!  |  Join the Dana Sudborough Latin Jazz Quartet for original Latin Jazz music by vibraphonist and composer Dana Sudborough.

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July 15-17 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth: Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Boot Camps!
  • FREE Comedy in the Park Bear Creek Park Grand Opening Celebration Family Event
  • FREE National Cutting Horse Assoc. Competition & Show
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Summer Camp Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter
Featuring O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, PG-13) on the museum’s lawn.  Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Please note that only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program (not the building), and no glass bottles or pets, please.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the event (here).
When:  Friday, July 15, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00 p.m.; film begins at 8:30 p.m. Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.  
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE (but donations are appreciated)!  Do note that the museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (Parking information, here).

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Radney Forester, & More
Friday to Sunday, July 15 to 17, 2016

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Concerts start at 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen
Officers with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bring your bicycle and join Mayor Betsy for the Tour de Fort Worth and FitWorth Ride of Silence in Honor of Fallen Officers. Please wear blue to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the police officers who keep us safe.  

Details, details
What: Learn more about Tour de Fort Worth  and the Ride of Silence here.
Where:
  Riders meet at the Aledo Park & Ride (at the intersection of 1187 and I-20). 
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 7:30 AM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Boot camps, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 16 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Comedy in the Park and Bear Creek Park
Grand Reopening Celebration Family Event

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 

 

Keller Parks and Recreation is celebrating the grand reopening of Bear Creek Park with a night of music, comedy, food and fun for all ages. A ribbon cutting for the park kicks off the evening. Then, enjoy a live band and delicious food vendors before the premiere of a brand new event: Comedy in the Park featuring a series of family friendly comedians.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s family event, click here 
When: Saturday, July 16, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
July 16 to August 6, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular and experience quintessential Fort Worth with a horse and riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s show and competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where:   Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: July 16 to August 6, 2016 ~ See the daily schedule here.
Cost: FREE!  Please note that some events do require tickets and there is a charge to park.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community yoga class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about yoga  at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Summer Camp & Outdoor Fun Event at Bass Pro
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Summer Camp and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including a free catch and release pond, crafts,  games, kids shooting arcade, workshops, outdoor activities, free photos, and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 24, 2016. For a schedule of daily activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine

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::  FREE Sunday Evening Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series!  Sunday evening’s Black Dog Jazz Jam features the laid back vibe of Paul Metzger and Joey Carter and will take place at the permanent stage of the beautiful Sundance Square Plaza.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, July 17, 2016 ~ 8:00PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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