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Halloween Events in and Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

It’s here! Here is the  comprehensive list of Halloween and fall-themed events for 2014, in and around Fort Worth. Unless otherwise listed, these activities are all FREE. Have fun! Did I miss an event? Let me know!

Thursday, Oct. 23
Fall Festival - at Chick-fil-A in Ridgmar Mall, 5-7 p.m. Pumpkins, Costumes, Fun Games and Activities. Join us for a delicious dinner and family fun as we celebrate fall! Wear your best costume and you just might win a prize.

Friday, Oct. 24
Fall Festival – at Hawaiian Falls in White Settlement from 3-9 p.m. Pumpkin patch, live music, craft stations, bounce house and more. Admission is free but activities are priced individually from $1-8.
Boo Bash - from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Activities Center. Kids and families can dress up in their scariest costumes and play games, collect candy and treats, and enjoy entertainment and activities in a safe and fun environment.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Central Market Halloween Carnival – at the Fort Worth location from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to CM Fort Worth for a cauldron-full of fun! Grab a scavenger hunt map and start out at the main entrance. You’ll wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to figure out a trick – and get a treat!
Pantego Halloween Carnival – 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. Decorated pumpkin contest, costume contest, cake walk, haunted house, scavenger hunt and more. Bring a canned-good or a cash donation to our Halloween Carnival to get ONE FREE SPIN on the PRIZE WHEEL! These donations will help area food banks.
Bedford Halloween FEST – 6-9 p.m. Bring the entire family to the Boys Ranch Activity Center for a fun filled safe Halloween treat! Have your face painted, enjoy bounce houses and carnival games. Make slime and other arts and crafts. Trick or treat at candy stations. Concessions will be available. The cost is a canned good per person or a donation to the Tarrant County Food Bank.
Haltom Halloween – noon to 3 p.m. Join us at the Haltom City Recreation Center, 4839 Broadway Ave.,  for our annual Haltom Halloween. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 2:00 p.m. sharp.
Hoot N Howl – from 5-8 p.m. in North Richland Hills at Green Valley Community Park. The NRH community stage will be jam-packed with performers, including area children’s dance and vocal groups. A Halloween costume contest will once again be a highlight of the evening. There will also be arts and crafts, games, activities and candy for all.
Burleson Old Town Boo Bash - The event, which includes free trick or treating, is for children from birth to 12 years old. The fun takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.). All you have to do is dress your child up in his/her favorite costume and bring a trick or treat bag. Local businesses, churches and civic groups set up booths and decorate their vehicles for trunk-or-treat fun. Children enjoy free candy, games, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch full of free pumpkins to decorate, and a costume parade.
Haunted Trails – 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Keller Pointe. Our trails will get a little frightful this evening with ghosts, ghouls and witches. Participants will walk down the haunted Bear Creek Greenbelt trail beginning at the south end, near The Keller Pointe parking lot. Groups will be brought back on hayrides. Please note: This event can be scary for young children.  $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle - From 2-5 p.m. Children 10 and under will have a kooky good time at Johnson Road Park where the play structure will be transformed into a spooky castle. The event also features carnival games and candy. Costumes encouraged!
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Monday, Oct. 27
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Kidgits Halloween Event – at Grapevine Mills Mall from 6-8 p.m., near Entrance 3. Halloween is here and Simon Malls is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkins – from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Azle Library. Pumpkin-themed games, trivia, crafts and other activities.
Hooowling Halloween – from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Haltom City Public Library. There will be trick or treating through the library, not-so-scary stories, and a puppet show. Come in your costume (mom and dad join the fun and come in costume too!).
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.
LEGO Discovery Center Monster Mash – from 5-7 p.m. For LEGO Discovery Center annual pass holders. Haunted house builds with Discovery Center builders, costume contest, snacks and more. Regular admission applies.

Friday, Oct. 31
Boo Bash on West 7th - from 5-8 p.m. Looking for a safe place to take the kids on Halloween? Come to West 7th and visit the participating restaurants and retail stores for trick or treating (participating merchants are indicated with black and orange balloons) from 5-8pm. Costume contest for adults and kids, too, and free face painting.
Treat Street -  from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Join Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family-friendly Halloween Party in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards that’s FREE and FUN! Free hayrides, trick or treating, costume contest and more.
Halloween at the Vineyards – Vineyards Campground near Lake Grapevine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free trick-or-treating. Kids stop by the Camp Store porch for your bag, a treat, and instructions.
Trick-or-Treating at Ridgmar Mall – from 5-7 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat at participating stores.
Trick-or-Treating at North East Mall – starts at 6 p.m. Bring your lil’ pumpkin to the mall and Trick-or-Treat at participating stores starting at 6:00 pm. There will be an assortment of candy, stickers and other fun treats distributed by participating retailers, while supplies last.
Kidgits Boo Fest - from 4-6 p.m. at North East Mall. Event will be held in Center Court. Wear your cool costume and join us at this free event for fun, festive activities. There will be interactive craft projects for kids, games and more during this monster of a good time.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 4-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo, real pumpkin craft and trick-or-treating from 4-8 p.m.; costume parade for 12 and under at 6 p.m.
Safe Halloween – at Weatherford College from 6-9 p.m. Special needs kids admitted from 5-6 p.m. Admission is 1 canned good. Trick-or-treating and games at various booths.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.

 

 

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Free Event: A Taste of Nigeria

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo tasteofnigeria_zpse8824564.pngCome to the Knights of Columbus in Arlington this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for A Taste of Nigeria, a free family-friendly festival. Celebrate Nigeria’s independence and experience its culture through its food, dance, fashion and more.

Activities include a soccer game, traditional Nigerian dance lessons, musical performances, and more. There will also be a vendor area, so bring some money for food and shopping! See a complete schedule of events here.

The Knights of Columbus is at 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.

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South Street Art Festival in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, Featured, free

 photo southstartfest_zpsdda37a61.jpgThis weekend, Sept. 26-28 is the South Street Art Festival in downtown Arlington. This is the second annual installation of this festival, which features the work of 75 artists from across the country. Come to the festival – admission is free – and check out their work. You can also hear live performances from 10 local bands – see a music schedule here. Bring your appetite for the many food vendors that will be on hand. (No coolers are allowed.) Well-behaved, leashed dogs can come along.

Hours of the festival are 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Find parking details here. A map of the festival attractions can be found here.

Note for those who have kids: the festival’s website says, “While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome, there are no activities specifically planned for them.”

Photo courtesy South Street Art Festival

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15 Percent Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, shopping

 photo picturepeoplefall_zps1488ea1c.pngToday only, Sept. 23, you can get an extra 15 percent off LivingSocial deals with the code LEAVES15. This discount is only good today, and it makes for some nice deals, including:

$10 for one 3-day admission to LOOT Vintage Market – this vintage shopping experience happens Sept. 26-28 at Texas Motor Speedway; shop for furniture, decor and more; pay just $8.50 with discount

$10 for photo shoot + prints at Picture People – get fall or holiday pics of the fam! Package includes in-studio shoot and 3 sheets of photos; pay just $8.50 with discount

$18 for one ticket to “The Nutcracker” -don’t miss this holiday special from Fort Worth’s North Central Ballet on Dec. 5 or 6; pay just $15.30 with discount

$33 for 6 passes to YesterLand Farm’s Mega Pumpkin Patch Experience – this is worth the drive to Canton! Explore the three-acre corn maze, hitch a ride on the wagon train, and pet friendly critters in the zoo. Pack your own picnic or try hand-dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, and fresh donuts. Refresh with a sarsaparilla before you whizz down the giant slide and even dress a scarecrow. Pay just $28.05 with discount

$40 for massage + more at Crowne Chiropractic Clinic – this package includes massage, chiro exam, x-rays and adjustment; located in Arlington; pay just $34 with discount

See all available LivingSocial deals here.

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Deals to Make Your Weekend

Category : Arlington, beauty, dining, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo lonestarfamilyfarm_zpscd4241da.pngThe weekend’s almost here! Save some cash while you have fun with these deals:

$9 for two tickets to Lone Star Family Farm – half off admission to this pumpkin patch in Stephenville; a hay bale pyramid, hay bale maze, corn and sand pit with toys, mini corn maze and more

$10 for 2 admissions to ICE At The Parks – ice skate for half price in Arlington with this deal; includes skate rental; options available for larger groups

$11 for $20 of frozen yogurt from Yogola – you’ll receive two Groupons, each good for $10, for this self-serve yogurt bar on Hulen St; wide range of toppings allows you to concoct your own creation

$12 for $20 at Mercado Juarez Cafe – save on Mexican cuisine; pick from 3 locations – in FW, Arlington and Dallas

$15 for 4 rounds of mini golf at Rockwood Go Kart Track – save 46 percent on miniature golfing in North Fort Worth; 18-hole course keeps you entertained for a good, long while

$22 for 10 open-play visits at Celebration Party & Event Center- $45 value; younger kids will love this facility with eight playhouses, a bounce house, and space to run and play; located in Keller

$29 for a complete wine lovers’ experience for two at Sunset Winery – relax at this quaint winery in Burleson; includes a VIP tour on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, plus a snack board with pizza, fruit, and dessert for each couple and a photo of your group; pay $55 for a package for 4

$50 for a massage/facial package at Stockyards Spa and Boutique – come to this spot in Fort Worth and get a 30-minute facial and 1-hour customized massage; other packages also available

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Free Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for today, Sept. 9, is Back to the Moon for Good.

If you can’t make it on Open House night, you can still get to the planetarium for a discount with this deal from Groupon.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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20 Percent Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured

Now through Sept. 1, you can get 20 percent off any LivingSocial deal when you use the code LABORDAY20 at checkout. There are lots of great deals available right now, including:

$5 for a custom photo calendar from Printerpix – get an 8×11 calendar customized with your own photos, text and clip art. ($4.95 shipping applies.) Just $4 with discount!

$20 for a Luxury Spa Mystery Bag from My Spa Life – redeem online. Receive 5 surprise spa items in the mail. Free shipping! Just $16 after discount!

$25 for $50 at Cacharel – enjoy half off steak and other fare at this fine dining establishment in Arlington. Can be used during dinner hours. Just $20 with discount!

$27 for 1 month of belly dance classes from Crescent Moon Belly Dance Studio – get 51 percent off a month of beginners’ classes. Just $21.60 with discount!

$35 for a 1-hour custom facial from Stockyards Spa and Boutique – Includes cleansing, toning, manual exfoliation, mask, massage, and eye and moisturizing treatments. Pay $50 for 30-minute facial and 1-hour massage. Just $28 or $40 after discount!

$55 for a sprinkler tune-up from Bryant Lawn & Sprinkler – keep your irrigation system in tip-top shape. Pro will check for line leaks, dry areas, broken sprinkler heads, and clogged nozzles. Just $44 with discount!

$85 for a ticket to UT-UCLA game – takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 at AT&T Stadium. Watch these two football teams duke it out in the AdvoCare Cowboys Showdown with a 400-level ticket. Just $68 with discount!

$114 for a Michael Kors Signature Handbag – redeem online. Choose from 3 different styles. Fantastic fashion statement. Pay just $91.20 with discount!

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$2 Movies at Studio Movie Grill

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo smgsummerrefresher_zps85b117e8.pngFrom July 21-24, Studio Movie Grill is offering movie tickets for $2 to select shows as part of its Summer Refresher Series. These are older movies, but they all have sequels on the way, so this is a great way to prep! Movies for the first Summer Refresher installment include The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, Magic Mike and Skyfall. Get your tickets for the Arlington location here. There are no booking fees for buying online!

Enjoy SMG Sangrias for just $5 while you watch.

Find your local Studio Movie Grill here.

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40 Percent Off Jamba Juice

Category : Arlington, dining, family, Featured, food

It’s hot out, so this is a nice deal! Stop by Groupon and pick up their discounted deal to Jamba Juice. With this deal, you’ll pay $11.25 for three Groupons, each of which are good for one 12-ounce freshly-squeezed juice. Or, pay $18.75 for five Groupons. Both deals are about a 40 percent discount from the retail price.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until Sept. 30 to use the Groupons. You can substitute a medium fruit-and-veggie smoothie for the juice, if you like. It’s also not valid with other specials, and you can’t earn Insider Rewards points with a Groupon purchase. See all the details here.

This deal is valid at many Jamba Juice locations, including stores in Fort Worth, Southlake, Watauga, Plano and Dallas.

Other deals available today include:

$12 for $20 in barbecue at Railhead Smokehouse – valid at the Fort Worth location

$12 for 4 admissions to the UT Arlington Planetarium – regularly $24; see an exciting show about the cosmos

$17 for a cut, shampoo and style from Lundquist Hair Design – $35 value; stylist Skyla McGough in Fort Worth will give you the look you want; pay $35 for a deal w/highlights, or $79 for a straightening treatment

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Independence Day Events Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

The 4th of July is right around the corner! Celebrate with these fun activities in and near Fort Worth:

July 2
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 3
Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks – enjoy festivities a day ahead of time beginning at 6 p.m. at Community Park. Bring the whole family out for a night of fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, food and an AWESOME fireworks show! Live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Cats Game - game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Light Up Arlington! – free festival begins at 6 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion. Music, concessions, fireworks.
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 4
Fort Worth’s Fourth – at Panther Island Pavilion. Free admission and kids’ activities. Parking $5-10; no outside coolers allowed.
Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic – in the Stockyards. Music, concessions, and of course, WILLIE! $40 individual admission advance purchase; $60 day of show
Fort Worth Cats Game -  game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.
Family 4th Fireworks Show - in North Richland Hills. Free admission. Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. Grounds open at 5; fireworks at 9:30.
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza – in Grapevine. Free admission; 25-minute fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Park in many of the city’s lakeside locations to view. Some lots may charge for parking.
Boomin’ 4th – in Hudson Oaks. Pick up shuttle in the Walmart parking lot. Free admission. Music, face painting, food trucks and fireworks at dark.
Arlington Independence Parade - 9 a.m., various places in Arlington. Find parade route here. Awards ceremony for best floats at 1 p.m. at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St.
Texas Rangers Fan Sleepover – sleep inside Globe Life Park! The park opens at 5 p.m. July 3; fans can enjoy the Rangers game broadcast on the scoreboard, followed by a fireworks show. $40 adults, $30 kids; $10/$5 if you don’t want to sleep over.
Independence Fest 2014 – in Flower Mound. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a Children’s Parade and kids’ zone, and an evening celebration that includes fireworks. Free.
Red, White & Lewisville – Lewisville’s Independence Day celebration is a fireworks show near Vista Ridge Mall around 9:30 p.m. Free.
Irving Independence Day Celebration - festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a parade and reception at Heritage Park. Evening festival from 6-10 p.m. includes fireworks.
Lone Stars & Stripes - at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Family fun from 3-9 p.m.; fireworks at 10.
Fireworks at NAS Fort Worth JRB – no additional info given. See Lake Worth Centennial site for details.
Hurst Stars & Stripes – free family-friendly celebration from 5-10 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Live music, activities, fireworks.
4thFEST – in Bedford. Live music, kids’  activities, classic car show, concessions, fireworks. Free; parking and shuttle charges apply.

 

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