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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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Summer Fun at UTA PlanetariumSummer Fun at UTA Planetarium 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...

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls TicketsSave 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets 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...

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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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First Saturday Event at BRIT

Category : family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 2 is the next First Saturday event at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Come to BRIT from 9 a.m. to noon exhibits, plant ID, Bella’s Story Time (10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.), free public ambassador-led tours beginning at 10:30 a.m., and self-guided tours of BRIT’s LEED Platinum building. While you’re there, make time to explore the center’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area. This is a free event!

This is also the last weekend for Butterflies in the Garden at the nearby Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Butterflies in the Garden takes place inside a 70-degree Rainforest Conservatory filled with more than 700 species of plants and LOTS of butterflies! Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 3-12 and $8 for seniors.

Image courtesy BRIT

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Open Streets + Earth Party on FW’s Southside

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Sunday, April 3, come to Fort Worth’s Southside for Open Streets, a car-free street fair filled with activities for everyone. The fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street. Some parts of the route will be full of activities and vendors, while some will be more relaxed, allowing the gentle enjoyment of a neighborhood not dominated by cars. There is no charge to attend!

Enjoy food vendors, live music, water stations, a children’s area, fitness classes and more. Dogs are welcome. Choose to spend your time in the Roll Zone — an entire lane dedicated to rolling fun on bikes, boards, skates and scooters — or the Stroll Zone — more than 100 community partners providing free, family-friendly activities. Parking is available at 1201 Alston Ave.

While you’re enjoying Open Streets, make sure to head over to Magnolia Green Park for the Fort Worth Earth Party, a family event that celebrates everything green and sustainable in Fort Worth. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. The Earth Party includes educational booths, children’s activities, a tree giveaway and prizes, including four Fort Worth staycation packages. This is also a free event.

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“Sensory Saturdays” at Carter Museum

Category : family, Featured, free

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has a unique program, “Sensory Saturdays,” and the next one will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This program is especially designed for families with kids ages 5-12 who are on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience. Siblings welcome, too. This is a free event!

Reservations are required for this activity, and registration opens today, April 1. To save your spot, email visitors@cartermuseum.org or call 817-989-5030.

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Image courtesy Carter Museum

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Ready, Set, Bloom! At the Kimbell

Category : family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m., the Kimbell Art Museum will host “Ready, Set, Bloom!”, a free family festival with lots of fun activities. The event features creative art-making activities, gallery story times, family films, and a special musical performance of “Leopoldo the Frog” by the Hall Ensemble.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Image courtesy Kimbell Art Museum 

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Tree Lighting in Sundance Square

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 photo sundancesquarelighting_zps29f2b66f.jpgThis Sunday, Nov. 22, Sundance Square in Fort Worth will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event! Come see the square’s 59-foot live tree, decked out in lights and decorations. Participants can also participate in a holiday sing-a-long and enjoy hot chocolate before seeing the arrival of Santa Claus.

The event will happen on the plaza. See parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Kimball Kids Drop-In Studio This Saturday

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Saturday, Nov. 21, will be another session of Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a fun, free activity for kids 12 and under, at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The program introduces kids and their adult companions to various works of art. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. The event starts at 1 p.m.; however, space is limited to 20 kids and their adult companions. Sign up at the entrance to the Renzo Piano Pavilion 1 hour before the program starts.

The theme for this week is “Salty Seascapes.”

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Free Fall Fun: Calloway’s Family Day

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The weather has cooled off a bit, which makes it the perfect weekend for the upcoming Family Day at Calloway’s Nursery. Come to any of their DFW-area locations on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy lots of family-friendly activities, including pumpkin decorating, seasonal crafts, science demos, family photos and more! This is a free event. Find a detailed schedule of Mad Science demonstrations here.

In Fort Worth, you can find Calloway’s at 2651 S. Hulen St. See all locations here. 

Photo courtesy Calloway’s

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Kids’ Event at Kimbell Art Museum This Weekend

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio from 1 to 1:45 p.m. This free 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. This week’s theme is “Ancient Animal Mosaics.”

While the event is free, space is limited. You may sign up for the event in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before it begins.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Free & Fun: Open House at Young Chefs Academy

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Come to the Young Chefs Academy of Fort Worth this Saturday, Aug. 29 for their Food Network Open House event. The event, which is free, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Planned activities include fun and healthy snacks, interactive cooking activities, chef demonstrations, sponsor samples, and more. No RSVP is required.

Young Chefs Academy is at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Food Network 

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