ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…
In honor of the grand opening of the Texas State Fair this weekend, I’m kicking off this weekend’s edition with a “tip of the hat” towards Dallas! We have a gorgeous weekend in store, so go forth and ENJOY! :)
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1
Enjoy a day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair Grand Opening.
Plan ahead and you can save on admission, too!
This weekend kicks off the month-long Texas State Fair entertainment and fried foods extravaganza in Dallas. Be sure to check out our post from earlier this week for a comprehensive savings guide to the fair (click here), which includes some helpful info, as well as a long list of ways to save on admission every day of the week (some days you can even get in FREE!).
The Texas State Fair runs now through October 18 and covers just about every area of interest. From the Nigerian Dwarf Goats Club Show (who knew there was such a club?) to Celebrity Chef cooking shows, to the always fascinating Birds of the World Show, there is something for everyone! Jason Castro will be performing tonight (9/25, 8:30pm) and Edwin McCain will be performing Saturday night (9/26, 8:30pm). Check out the line up of concerts here and the full schedule of events here.
What: There is so much to see and do at the fair. Click here for the schedule of events and other details. The event schedule changes daily.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd, Dallas, TX
When: Daily, September 25-October 18, 2009
• Discount Tickets: (Click here for FREE/discount ticket details)
• General Admission: $15
• Kids under 48” tall: $11
• Seniors 60 and over: $11
• Children 2 and under: Free
Cheap Weekend Entertainment Option #2
Take In A Full Day of FREE Special Events at
Fort Worth’s Day in the District, Saturday Sept. 26
~ 7 Museums & Cultural District Destinations, all FREE!
One of the many things we love most about Fort Worth is that it is a city where culture and heritage thrive side-by-side. Known widely for its legendary western roots, our city embraces the arts and is home to some of the most outstanding museum collections in the world.
Fort Worth’s Day in the District is part of the Smithsonian’s National Museum Day Celebration.
On Saturday, September 26, Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its fourth annual Day in the District when 7 top destinations offer FREE admission AND FREE special events/performances all day. Your whole family will enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and live performances by some of Fort Worth’s favorite arts groups. FREE transportation within the Cultural District will be provided by The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), making it easy to enjoy a slice of every venue!
Enjoy the rich cultural experiences that Fort Worth has to offer during this all day event.
What: There are lots of choices on how to spend your time at each venue. You will need to pick and choose from all the great events. Click here for the full schedule of programs and venue events.
Where: The 7 participating locations include:
• Amon Carter Museum
• Kimbell Art Museum
• Fort Worth Botanic Garden
• National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
• Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
• Log Cabin Village
• Fort Worth Community Arts Center
For location details, go to this link.
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009
How much: FREE ALL DAY
FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #3
LAST WEEKEND – Preservation is the
Art of the City Art Show and Sale
Nonprofit Art Gallery Event Supporting
Historic Fort Worth Preservation Efforts
If you have not made it to “Preservation is the Art of the City,” be sure to take some time to visit this FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring 49 jury-selected artists (this is the last weekend). Proceeds from this non-profit gallery promote historic preservation in Fort Worth as well as support local studio artists. To get acquainted with the artists highlighted and the Historic Fort Worth, Inc. organization, click here.
What: For more info, go to historicfortworth.org
When: Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 26, 2009:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy
FREE Weekend Entertainment Option #4
LAST WEEK! Abraham Lincoln, 200th Birthday Travelling Exhibit
This is the last week of the premier exhibit of “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” a national traveling exhibit that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments, and legacy. The Downtown, Central Library is the ONLY STOP in Texas for the collection.
Guests who visit this exhibit will be among the first to view the Abraham Lincoln Collection from the Dow Foundation as well as The Pate Lincoln Collection.
What: For more details, go to fortworthlibrary.org
When: Ongoing Exhibit, Through October 4 during normal library hours
Where: 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
How Much: FREE and open to the public (FREE downtown parking, too).
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