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Your Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFWYour Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFW The Fourth is almost here - and DFW is full of places to celebrate. Here's what's happening! All activities take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted. Fort Worth's Fourth - family-oriented celebration...

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Free Pizookie at BJ's LocationsFree Pizookie at BJ's Locations On Tuesday, June 28, all BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse locations will offer a free Pizookie (a cookie pizza!) with a minimum purchase of $9.95. No coupon is required to redeem this offer. Looks like we...

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Latest DFW Restaurant Coupons + DealsLatest DFW Restaurant Coupons + Deals Summer is heating up - and restaurants want you to come eat with them! Here's a partial list of restaurant specials and coupons: Brio Tuscan Grille - get half off bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays....

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Free Concerts at Rockin' the River Next week is the official kickoff of Rockin' the River, a free series of concerts that take place this summer along the Trinity at Panther Island Pavilion. You can listen to live music, tube in the river...

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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River PaddlefestFun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River Paddlefest. Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with...

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Your Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free, holiday

The Fourth is almost here – and DFW is full of places to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening! All activities take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Fort Worth’s Fourth – family-oriented celebration at Panther Island Pavilion with kids’ activities, an F-16 flyover, food and more. Free admission, but parking is a minimum of $10. Reserved seats for 10 p.m. fireworks run $40 each as part of a “VIP Package.”

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration – free event in Stockyards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; face painting for kids, gunfight show and live music.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – at the FW Botanic Garden from July 2-4. Patriotic music from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and fireworks afterward. $22 for lawn seats; tables are extra. Get info here. 

Family Fireworks Celebration – for families at NAS Fort Worth JRB on Saturday, July 2 from 5-10 p.m. Includes inflatables, cardboard boat regatta, live music, food trucks and more.

4thFEST  (Bedford) – free admission; at Boys Ranch Park. Family-Friendly activities, car show, and fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Grapevine) – a fireworks show over Lake Grapevine will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Park.

Stars & Stripes 2016 (Southlake) – On July 3 at Southlake Town Square beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks, patriotic music, kids events and more. Free.

Family 4th Fireworks (North Richland Hills) –  free; begins at 5 p.m. at the Hills Center. Kids activities, country music concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Parade (Richland Hills) – begins at 9:30 a.m.  at Richland Middle School. See parade route here. Kids are invited to ride in parade with bikes decorated in red, white and blue. There will be a bike decorating workshop onsite beginning at 8:30 a.m. Free food and fun after the parade at the middle school.

Hurst Stars & Stripes – begins at 5 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Face painting, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Take the shuttle to the event from North East Mall. Free.

Various events in Trophy Club – includes 5K at 7:15 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. and evening celebration from 6-10 p.m. with fireworks. Free; wristbands needed for kids’ activities (free for residents and $10 for non-residents).

Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks - this event happens on Sunday, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Live music, bounce house, rock climbing wall and fireworks. BBQ dinner available for $4 each (cash only). Takes place at Roanoke Community Park, 201 Park Dr.

July 4th Parade & Picnic (Double Oak) – Parade at 9:30 a.m. and picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wright Memorial Park. Food, fun and live music.

Keller 4th of July Bike Parade – inaugural event that begins at Keller Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-12 can participate in the parade at no charge.

Independence Fest 2016 (Flower Mound) – daylong event that kicks off with children’s parade and fireworks around 9:50 p.m. Vintage car show, kids activities, food vendors and more.

Red, White & Lewisville – Fireworks set to begin at about 9:30 p.m. Best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall.

Irving 4th of July Celebration – includes morning parade, kids activities and evening fireworks. Info about parade here and info on fireworks here.

Rockin’ 4th of July (Mansfield) – also takes place on July 3; held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park from 7-10 p.m. Free admission, bounce house, music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration – at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on both July 3 and 4. from 3 p.m. – until. Live music, kids zone, and fireworks around 10 p.m. General admission $5 and parking is $20.

Parade of Lights (Grand Prairie) – on Saturday, July 2 at Loyd Park near Joe Pool Lake from 9 p.m. to midnight. Info here.

Burleson 4th of July Celebration - at Chisenhall Fields sports complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live music and fireworks.

Celebration of Freedom (Crowley) – happens the following week on July 9 with parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at dark.

Arlington 4th of July Parade – from approximately 9:03 a.m. until 11 a.m.  See parade route here.

Light Up Arlington - the city’s annual fireworks show on July 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Kid zone, live music, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks (DeSoto/Lancaster) – at Lancaster’s Community Park. Includes family fun, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting, games, live entertainment and an old fashion firework show at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater. Free.

Boomin’ 4th (Hudson Oaks) – free event beginning at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Food vendors, kids activities and more.

Follow the Flag (Azle) – from 7-10 p.m. at Azle Central Park. Enjoy live musical entertainment and a professional fireworks display set to music around 9:15 pm. Free.

Independence Day City-Wide Family Picnic (Rhome) – on July 2 at noon, Rhome Family Park.

Granbury 4th of July Celebration – this is actually a weekend full of festivities from July 2-4; see the schedule here. Fireworks over Lake Granbury at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

4th of July events in Glen Rose – Live music beginning at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Takes place at Wheeler Branch Reservoir. The city’s parade is the same day at 9 a.m.; arrive at Glen Rose Elementary with parade entries that morning.

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Free Pizookie at BJ’s Locations

Category : Featured, food, free

On Tuesday, June 28, all BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations will offer a free Pizookie (a cookie pizza!) with a minimum purchase of $9.95. No coupon is required to redeem this offer. Looks like we might be headed here for lunch with the kids!

If you decide to visit BJ’s on another day, use this coupon to receive a free lunch entree with purchase of another entree through 6/30.

Find your local BJ’s here. 

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Latest DFW Restaurant Coupons + Deals

Category : family, Featured, food, free

Summer is heating up – and restaurants want you to come eat with them! Here’s a partial list of restaurant specials and coupons:

Brio Tuscan Grille – get half off bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays. No coupon needed.
Logan’s Roadhouse – use this coupon to receive $3 off a $10 purchase or $5 off $20; good through 6/26
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit -print a coupon to buy one BBQ sandwich, get one free with purchase of 2 drinks through 6/23
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – print this offer or show on your phone to buy one Express Dinner and get one half off through 6/23
Papa Murphy’s – get 25 percent off your pizza when you order online and use the code SAVE25 at checkout through 6/30
Einstein Bros. Bagels – redeem this coupon to receive a free drink with any purchase through 6/22
Chili’s - receive $1o off a $30 purchase through 6/23
Taco Cabana – there are two coupon offers right now: free coffee with purchase of any item and a $1 flauta plate with purchase of another
Denny’s – present this offer to receive free kids meals with purchase of adult meals on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. through 6/30

Got others? Email ‘em to fw *at* fortworthonthecheap.com.

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Free Concerts at Rockin’ the River

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Next week is the official kickoff of Rockin’ the River, a free series of concerts that take place this summer along the Trinity at Panther Island Pavilion. You can listen to live music, tube in the river and enjoy a fireworks show after the music is over. The schedule of concerts is as follows:

June 16 — The Damn Quails, Joey Green Band.

June 23 — Prophets and Outlaws, Erick Willis.

June 30 — Eleven Hundred Springs, Larry Hooper.

July 7 — Dalton Domino, Austin Meade.

July 14 — Dolly Shine, Grady Spencer.

July 21 — Parker McCollum, Chance Anderson.

July 28 —Zane Williams, Ray Johnston Band.

Aug. 4 — Midnight River Choir, Troy Cartwright.

Aug. 11 — Dirty River Boys, Cody Bryan Band.

Aug. 13 — This Saturday event will serve as the series finale and will feature Cooder Graw, Statesboro Revue, Aaron Einhouse, Red Shahan and Austin Allsup.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. At 6:45 p.m., the headliner takes the Coors Waterfront Stage. At 8:30 p.m. the after-party band plays on the South Shore Stage, and the festivities end at dark with a fireworks show. Guests can bring a blanket and chairs or enjoy front-row seats from the comfort of a tube. (Bring your own tube or rent one from the Pavilion for $6 with a $2 refundable deposit.)

Discover the artists by listening to the Rockin’ the River 2016 playlist on Spotify.

Find directions to Panther Island Pavilion here.

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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River PaddlefestBackwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with a paddling festival that includes free kayak and paddleboard demos. Enjoy half-price kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals; live music; food; beer; and a 9-hole disc golf course. The schedule is as follows:

9 to 9:30 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle registration
9:40 a.m. – Race/Paddle safety meeting
10 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle start
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free kayak and SUP demos with Hobie, BOTE, and Jarvis
12 to 6 p.m. – Burgers and Beer from Flying Saucer and Martin House Brewery
1 to 5 p.m. – Live music from Blackland River Devils
6 p.m. – event ends

Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth. Find directions here.

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Summer Fun at UTA Planetarium

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Next week (May 31) marks the beginning of the summer schedule at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington. This is a great, fun venue with lots of interesting films for kids of all ages. Come in and enjoy the air conditioning while watching a show that’s anything but ordinary! What’s more, it’s cheap, with adult admission only $6 and kids’ admission just $4. The summer schedule, which runs through Aug. 28, is as follows:

Tuesdays
2:00 pm – Texas Stargazing
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Wednesdays
2:00 pm – Dynamic Earth
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Thursdays
2:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Fridays
2:00 pm – We Are Astronomers
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Saturdays
1:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
2:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
5:30 pm – We Are Astronomers
7:00 pm – Pink Floyd

Sundays
1:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
3:00 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Find directions and parking information for the planetarium here.

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Bands on the Bricks in Sundance Square

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This Wednesday, May 25 is the last installment of Bands on the Bricks, a weekly live concert series that happens every Wednesday in May in Sundance Square. From 6-8 p.m., bring a comfortable lawn chair or blanket to the Plaza and enjoy a free concert by Uncle Lucius. Admission is free, but guests are asked to not bring coolers or outside food. Instead, buy some refreshments from the restaurants and vendors around the Square.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Right now, AdPages is offering one of its most popular discounts: $16.99 passes to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Admission is normally $27.99 per person (or $20.99 for kids under 48 inches tall). These vouchers can be used for admission at any of Hawaiian Falls’ DFW locations (The Colony, Garland, Mansfield, and Roanoke). Attractions include a wave pool, tube slides, speed slides, and a splashwater reef. The vouchers are good through Sept. 5.

This deal sells out every year - check it out here and buy yours before they’re gone!

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50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC

Category : family, Featured, food

To celebrate the end of the school year, SONIC is offering 50-cent corn dogs all day today, May 24. The offer is good at participating locations, while supplies last.

Find your SONIC here. 

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Frontier Forts Days at the Stockyards

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) is the annual Frontier Forts Days celebration at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Come out to the Stockyards each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and participate in a variety of fun activities. This is a free event!

During this two-day heritage event, the Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from the Texas Forts Trail and elsewhere in Texas. Approximately 10 forts and related programs will participate in the event. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks.

Planned events include military parades, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, music, chuckwagon demonstrations and more. See the schedule of events here. 

Find directions to the Stockyards here.

 

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