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June 21-23 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun 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, here (also FREE!).

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun event at Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Summer Lawn Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington ~ Sara Hickman, The Light Crust Dough Boys & More
   Free Concerts 5 days a week through July 14th

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 Friday evening concert (June 21) headlines Texas country music favorite, Sara Hickman, and Saturday’s concert features Texas Radio Hall of Fame legends and eight-time Grammy nominees, The Light Crust Doughboys.

Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to 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: Most concerts start at 8PM.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).

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

Friday, June 21, 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, and 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 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! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, watch a cow get milked, churn butter and more. Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00am to 12:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Farm. Hay rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

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:: FREE Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Learn the basics of planning, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Do not that recommendations will be made specifically for the Arlington area. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Vegetable Gardening seminar, 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, June 22, 2013, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Monsters University Project
Saturday, June 22, 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, June 22, 2013~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Summer Lawn Care Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 22, 2013

If visions of running barefoot through thick green lawns are in your thoughts, learn how to make that dream a reality at Calloway’s FREE gardening clinic! Their experts will teach you how to bring your lawn back to that Springtime lushness. Fertilizing plus disease and insect control will all be addressed.

Details, details
What: 
Learn more about Calloway’s “Summer Lawn care”  seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 14
, 2013

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, crafts,  games, workshops, family photos, outdoor activities, contests and even homemade ice cream on Saturdays (5-6pm)!

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 14, 2013. 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, June 23, 2013

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, June 23, 2013, 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,  June 23, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on make-ahead summer sides.  They will teach you how to prepare time-honored favorites like a layered salad, along with dishes that feature summer’s bountiful produce. Whether you’re cooking for a large group or just your family, incorporating make-ahead side dishes into your menu is a smart strategy.

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: 
June 23, 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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FREE Drawing and Art Session at the Amon Carter Museum ~ Thursday October 11

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a FREE art session for expert and budding artists with their program, Draw ‘til Dusk ~ Thursday, October 11.  Get inspired by landscapes on view by looking closely, sharing ideas, and drawing directly from the collection. Drawing boards, pencils, and paper will be provided. No drawing experience is necessary and no reservations are required.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the Draw ’til Dusk program, here.
When:  Thursday, October 11 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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2012 State Fair of Texas Discount Tickets & Savings Guide ~ September 28 to October 21

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It is finally autumn in Texas and that means it is time for the annual Texas State Fair.  If you are seeking to take your family at the lowest cost possible, be sure and check out our savings tips below.  We can help you save a bundle and if you plan it right, you can even attend for FREE!

Texas State Fair Events Begin This Friday
(Runs September 28-October 21, 2012)

This year’s line up of events is as extensive as ever.  Free Concerts (with admission) include: Kevin Fowler, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Kellie Pickler, Kansas, The Commodores, and more great bands. There is so much to see and do.  Check out the line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here, and the full schedule of events here

Lots of Ways to Save on Tickets
General admission fair tickets are normally $16/person.  Plan ahead, and you can enjoy your day at a deep discount (or even attend for FREE) with one of the many ways to save on your tickets. Following is a roundup of discount options:

1. Kroger Grocery Store is the official site for advanced ticket purchases. Stop by your local Kroger’s check-out counter or purchase these discount tickets at the service desk:

  • Advance DART/State Fair Combo Ticket: $17  (value of $26 and only available at Kroger Food Stores).  This ticket gets you admission into the Fair AND a convenient round-trip ride via DART’s rail and/or buses on date of use.  You’ll be delivered to the front gate of Fair Park if you take the greenline ( plus you save $15 on fair parking and gas!).  Learn more here. Note, that this is not valid for service on TRE or the Fort Worth T which would need to be purchased separately (TRE details here).
  • Advance General Admission$14.50  (compared to $16 at gates).  Valid for any one-day admission.
  • Advance Season Pass: $34.95 (Only sold at Kroger, and not sold at State Fair admission gates).  This is a great deal if you are going to make multiple visits during the fair.  This season pass includes: Unlimited visits for 2012, a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday) and one Cinemark movie ticket.

2. Opening Day $6 Admission with a Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank (September 28) ~ Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates to get in for $6 per person, per donation.

3. Tuesdays, Dr Pepper Day: $5 Admission ~ On Tuesdays, bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the admission gate and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 5 coupons as well.

4.  Wednesdays, Kroger Food Drive Day: 3 Cans for $2 Admission ~ When you bring 3 cans of food (per person) for area food banks, get admission for $2.

5.  Thursday, October 11, Dickies Day FREE Admission ~ Anyone wearing a Dickies logo clothing item will receive a free voucher for admission to the Fair on same day.

6.  Thursdays, Coke Day: $6 Admission ~ Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.

7.  Thursdays, Seniors Day: FREE Admission ~ Senior Citizens 60 years and older get into the State Fair FREE each Thursday.

8.  Thursdays, Cinemark: FREE AdmissionPresent a Cinemark Movie Theater ticket stub and receive a free admission (one person per ticket stub) on any Thursday.

9.  Fridays, $5 OFF with KISS-FM coupon ~ Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM  website  (here) to get $11 admission with the coupon.  Discount is off of general admission only,  when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon

10. Fridays, Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings: Buy One Get One FREE ~ Buy one general admission ticket at full price and receive a second ticket free (Must present Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Card and the  BOGO coupon from the newspaper at admission gates).  Additionally, Press Pass Gold Members can enjoy FREE admission on Friday, October 5 for 2 people with a Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Gold Card (must present  Gold Press Pass Card and coupon at admission gates).

11. After 5pm any day, Dr Pepper Day: $8 Admission ~ After 5pm, admission is $8  when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can to any State Fair admission gate.

12. Any Day $3 Off, McDonald’s ~ McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission any day of the Fair, with one of their State Fair coupons (available on the tray liner or as a bag stuffer).  A half price child with purchase of general admission coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.

Offers may not be combined together.

:: Learn more about the State Fair of Texas here.

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FREE! USS Fort Worth Commissioning Watch Party at Sundance Square

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The USS Fort Worth Commissioning Support Committee is sponsoring a Watch Party in Sundance Square on Saturday, September 22. The state-of-the-art littoral combat ship (LCS) – the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after our city – will be commissioned in Galveston.

Come watch the festivities live on the big screen beginning at 10am on Sundance Square’s Gateway Parking Lot.  Family fun will be provided by Clowning Around Entertainment throughout the morning.  Attendees may purchase food and beverages at Oliver’s Fine Foods, directly across the street at the corner of 4th & Throckmorton.  Chairs will be available for rent or you may bring your own.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the USS Fort Worth Commissioning watch party at Sundance Square, here.  Learn more about the USS Fort Worth ship, here.
Where: Gateway Parking Lot in Sundance Square ~ bordered by 4th Street, Houston Street, 5th Street and Throckmorton Street. Saturday, parking is FREE at many Sundance Square parking lots and garages. Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When: Saturday, September 22, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: FREE. You can rent a chair and purchase food if you wish.

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August 17-19 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 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 Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) in Crowley
  • FREE Outdoor Concert Featuring The Wonders in Keller
  • FREE Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Fall Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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

Friday, August 17, 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. There is a fee to park at the hotel for those who are not guests.

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Friday, August 17, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Journey 2 The Mysterious Island on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley ~ the movie will begin at dusk.

About the movie: Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find a mysterious island where no island should exist. PG

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click here. Learn more about the Journey 2 The Mysterious Island movie here.
When: Friday, August 17, 2012 ~ 9:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, The Wonders
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun show packed with a wide variety of music from  The Wonders ~ perfect for all ages. Bring your blanket, a picnic and enjoy the evening with family and friends.

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s Third Saturday Concert in The Park summer series, click here.
When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoor Seminars & Classes
Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19

This weekend, bring your family to Cabela’s FREE Outdoor weekend education event packed with a long list of FREE seminars that take place all day Saturday and Sunday. There will be, an introduction to archery class for ladies, a fly fishing class, a big game and waterfowl calling techniques class for youth and adults, a bass fishing class for those who want to fine tune their skills, and many more great seminars!

Take a look at the full schedule of events and seminars here.

Details, details
What: For more information about Cabela’s FREE Fall classes, click here (be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page).
When: Saturday & Sunday August 18-19, 2012.  Go here to see the full schedule of events, for specific times and dates of seminars (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Show Details” on the Store Events section).
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabela Drive (State Hwy 170 and I-35W)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for another fun technique class featuring the short-order cooking creativity of  Max and Eli Sussman, two up and coming chefs.  Their innovative approach to cooking, with inventive but simple recipes, will help you make the most of weeknight meal planning and casual dining. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day store purchases.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, August 19, 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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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class: Decorating Your Home for Autumn
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pottery Barn Fall Porch Decorating Ideas & Arrangement

Get fresh ideas for decorating your home for the fall season!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for decorating your home with beautiful fall accessories and botanicals.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, August 19, 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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FLASH SALE: 25% OFF Any Plum District Deal ~ Promo Code Expires TODAY!

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TODAY ~ Thursday, August 16, through 7:00pm:  Plum District has an offer to get  25% OFF any of their daily savings deals.  And, that is on top of their regular 50-65% savings offers! Be sure to enter the promo code FLASH16 when you checkout to get your discount.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite deals that you can get with the extra 25% OFF below (go here to see all of today’s deals and note that prices are before the discount is applied). You’ll find fantastic deals on everything from back-to-school items to women’s and kid’s clothing ~ even a 68% OFF luxury hotel vacation (yes, please!).

Here’s the short list of our favorite 25% OFF deals available today:

  • HOT deal & back by popular demand ~  $12 for $30 towards All Natural and Organic products at EcoMom.com (here)
  • $14 for $46 worth of Label Products from TinyMe.com (here)
  • $9 for a 12-month subscription to National Geographic Little Kids ~ $23 value (here)
  • $105 for Hooked on Phonics ~ Learn to Read Complete Kit ~ $299 value (here)
  • $15 for $50 worth of Personalized Photo Cards and Merchandise from the PhotoCardsDirect.com (here)
  • Homeschool and Educators Bargains ~ $19 for $50 worth of Educational Products from Barker Creek (here)
  • $14 for $30 worth of Silhouette Scrapbook Design Downloads from SilhouetteOnlineStores.com (here)
  • Fantastic Vacation Deal ~ $90 for a Deluxe Room at the Fairmont in Scottsdale, AZ, plus extras ~ $284 value (here)
  • $21 for a personalized Photo Canvas ~ $85 value (here)
  • See the entire list of 25% OFF offers here!

Go here  to get the 25% OFF Plum District Flash Sale offer before it ends this evening at 7pm (August 16, 2012) ~ promo code FLASH16.

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August 10-12 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 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 Perseid Meteor Shower Star Gazing Show
  • FREE Friday on the Green Outdoor Evening Concert
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Zach King Band Outdoor Show ~ Richland Hills
  • FREE Gnomeo and Juliet Family Movie Showing
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Skills Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Family Fun Day at the Amon Carter Museum
  • FREE Mayor’s Reading Challenge Grand Celebration
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Grill Master Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE ~ Cosmic Show Tonight: FREE & Live From Your
Backyard! (a.k.a. The Perseid Meteor Shower)

Take in the Perseid Meteor Shower that will sparkle the big Texas sky tonight, with a star-gazing party from the comfort of your own backyard (or for the best view, NASA recommends heading to the edge of town to get away from the city lights). The Perseids Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe every year in August.  It produces up to 60-100 shooting stars per hour at the peak viewing times which take place this weekend.

Details, details
What: Learn more about viewing the Perseids meteor show here. You will be able to see the Perseids without aid of a telescope ~ but perhaps not without coffee since the best viewing takes place between 10:00pm and the wee hours of the morning (yawn).
Where: From the comfort of your own backyard OR even better, head to the outskirts of town, away from city lights for best Perseids viewing. Look about half way up the sky facing northeast.
When: View the peak of the shooting star meteor show Friday to Sunday, August 10 to 12, between 10:00pm-4:00am. However, NASA indicates that the best time to look is during the dark hours right before dawn. If interrupting your sleep this weekend is not in the plans ~ not to worry ~ you should be able to see Perseids meteor activity during these same hours from now until August 24.
More Info: For the serous Perseid viewer, follow the Perseid Meteor shower on Twitter with a group of “intrepid stargazers” who will be holding a Twitter “meteor star gazing party”. You can also download a Meteor Shower App from NASA (go here for Android and here for iPhone).

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, August 10, 2012

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored byFort Worth South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, August 10, 2012 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb, between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village Homes row houses).
Cost: FREE!

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

Friday, August 10, 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. There is a fee to park at the hotel for those who are not guests.

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:: FREE Zack King Band Outdoor Concert ~ Richland Hills
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Spend Saturday evening at Richland Hills’ Rosebud Park 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 Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Richland Hills Rosebud Park ~ 2701 Rosebud Lane
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Gnomeo and Juliet Family Movie Showing
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun children’s movie Gnomeo and Juliet on Saturday, August 11. This event 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: Gnomeo and Juliet are two young garden gnomes who are in love. Before they can find lasting happiness, they must overcome their feuding neighbors, plastic pink flamingos and racing lawnmowers. James McAvoy and Emily Blunt provide voices. Rated G. 84 minutes.  Read movie reviews here.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event, click here.
When: Saturday, August 11, 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, August 11, 2012

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

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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 11, 2012, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Shrek Toy
Saturday, August 11, 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 workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

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What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location,click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: Summer Reading Celebration with Mayor Becky Price,
Deborah Ferguson (KXAS) & Bob Ray Sanders (Star-Telegram)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wrap up a wonderful summer of reading with Mayor Betsy Price and the Fort Worth Central Library’s Grand Celebration for families. They will have live music, storytellers, refreshments and lots of fun for families. There will be lots of great prizes for the reading challenge participants, including iPads, Kindles, netbook computers, and more. This fun event will be hosted by Mayor Price and the program’s honorary co-chairs, Deborah Ferguson of KXAS-TV and Bob Ray Sanders of the Star-Telegram.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge Grand Celebration, go here.
Where: At the Fort Worth Central Library, downtown. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage is FREE on weekends.
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012 1:00 to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun Day at the Amon Carter Museum
Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Amon Carter museum is offering a fun afternoon for the whole family with their program, Hot! Hot! Hot! Family Fun Day. The whole family will enjoy exploring artworks in the galleries, creating  art projects, and eating ice cream. No reservations are required.

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What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s Family Fun Day. Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00PM
Where: The museum is located at 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, August 12, 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.

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What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, August 12, 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,  August 12, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for another fun vegetable canning class! They’ll discuss creative ways to can and pickle vegetables and relishes to enjoy long after summer is gone. This class will cover the basics: what pickling means, how to make pickling spice and how create your own favorite flavors for relishes. 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:
August 12, 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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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ How to Organize Your Home
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class where you will get expert advice for organizing your home and creating a stylish workspace.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, August 12, 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!

Have a fun weekend!

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