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Free Drinks with Racetrac Rewards AppFree Drinks with Racetrac Rewards App Racetrac has a new smartphone app and rewards system that gives you freebies! Download the free Racetrac Rewards app ( available on Apple and Google Play stores) in April and you'll receive seven in-app...

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Spring Into Nash at Nash FarmSpring Into Nash at Nash Farm Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting,...

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Save on Japanese Garden Admission + More DealsSave on Japanese Garden Admission + More Deals The weather is warming up and it's a great time to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Admission to the main garden is, of course, always free, but admission to the wonderful Japanese Garden always costs...

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Discounted Peter Rabbit Tickets + Giveaway!Discounted Peter Rabbit Tickets + Giveaway! On Wednesday, April 13, the Irving Arts Center will host two showings of the play "Peter Rabbit Tales," based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The family-friendly play is sure to be enjoyed by audience...

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science CenterEarth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature...

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“Spring Into Nash” at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions are also available.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Save on Japanese Garden Admission + More Deals

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

The weather is warming up and it’s a great time to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Admission to the main garden is, of course, always free, but admission to the wonderful Japanese Garden always costs a little cash. But right now, Groupon has a great deal: $10 for 2 admissions to the Japanese Garden, or $19 for admission for four. Admission is normally $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 4-12, so this deal saves you a bit. The Japanese Garden is truly magical – it features 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds which are home to over 1,200 Koi fish.

Other deals in and around Fort Worth include:

$45 for a Sam’s Club membership – with this deal, you’ll get a yearlong membership to Sam’s, as well as a stack of extras: $20 gift card, coupons for free food and more.

$8 for two open-jump passes at Pump It Up – valid at their Ridgmar location. You can also get 5 jump sessions for $18 or 10 for $32.

$15 for a box of local, organic produce from It’s Organic 2U – you’ll get one regular Harvest Box, featuring all fruits, all veggies or a combo of the two. Deal also includes discounts on future orders.

$14 for $20 in barbecue for two at Back Forty Smokehouse – located in North Richland Hills; enjoy brisket, ham, pork ribs and more

$10 for $20 at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill & Patio – this deal gets you half off carryout orders; pay $15 for 2 burgers, 2 fries, and 2 drinks for dine-in lunch

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Discounted “Peter Rabbit” Tickets + Giveaway!

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On Wednesday, April 13, the Irving Arts Center will host two showings of the play “Peter Rabbit Tales,” based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The family-friendly play is sure to be enjoyed by audience members both young and old. Join the magical, marvelous World of Beatrix Potter™ as Peter, Flopsy and cousin, Benjamin embark on a daring rescue mission, reliving their childhood misadventures with Mr. McGregor and his cat along the way.

Right now, you can buy tickets for just $5 each using the code HOP2IT. Tickets can be purchased online here. Performances will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

But there’s more! The Irving Arts Center has graciously provided four tickets to “Peter Rabbit Tales” for one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader! To enter, fill out the form below. The winner will be able to choose which showing they would like to attend. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m. and the winner will be notified via email. Must be a Texas resident to enter. Good luck!

Image courtesy Irving Arts Center

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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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Easter Events at Pump It Up

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This week, Pump It Up of Fort Worth is hosting Easter Egg Hunts for both preschoolers and school-age kids on Wednesday, March 23. Bring the kids by for jumping and some Easter fun! Admission is $8 per child, and parents play free. Here’s the schedule:

Toddler Hunt & Jump – from 10 a.m. to noon; egg hunt starts at 10:45
Ages 2-9 Hunt & Jump – from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; egg hunt starts at 5:45, and ages 2-5 get a head start

Find the Golden Egg for free open jump sessions!

Pump It Up is at 1500 Mall Circle in Fort Worth. Check out their LivingSocial deal here.

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20% Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, shopping

Through tomorrow, March 21, you can get 20 percent off almost any purchase at LivingSocial when you enter the code OURTREAT at checkout. This gets you even better deals on lots of items and events, including:

$7.99 for two bounce passes at Pump It Up – $16 value; valid at Fort Worth location; just $6.39 with discount 
$13 for two reserved recliner seats at Moviehouse & Eatery – save 50 percent on movie tickets at this dine-in theater in either Keller or Flower Mound; pay just $10.40 with discount
$25 for a wine-glass painting class at Le Painted Grape – save $15 on this fun class held at locales throughout DFW; packages also available for 2 and 3 participants; just $20 with discount
$25 for an outdoor photo session + image + prints from Smile America Portraits – meet at Trinity Park or Fort Worth Water Gardens for a pro photo shoot; package includes a high-res image file and prints; check dates to make sure they work for you; just $20 with discount
$75 for a two-hour Discovery Sail Adventure for two from Island Bound Adventures – spend 2 hours on the water and learn the basics of sailing on Lake Grapevine; just $60 with discount

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Spring Break Entertainment Deals in Fort Worth

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Save some cash on Spring Break fun this week! Here’s what is available:

$6 for family admission to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum – explore 24 aircrafts from 1943 to present at this fun museum, and learn about the aviation history of North Texas; this is normally $10

$8 for 2 open jump admissions to Pump It Up- valid at their Ridgmar location (normally $10); punch cards for 5 or 10 visits also available

$10 for 2 admissions to the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden – normally $14, this deal gets you discounted access to the beautiful 7-acre Japanese Garden, featuring a koi pond; four admissions available for $19

$13 for a plant tour and meal deal for 2 at Dublin Bottling Works – see the plant where famous “Dublin Dr Pepper” was originally made; package includes tour of the plant and sandwich, chips and drink for two; packages for larger groups also available

$15 for 2 games of bowling with shoe rentals at Cowtown Bowling Palace – normally $24; packages also available for bigger groups

Discounts on dinner & show at Medieval Times Dallas – save cash on admission for adults and kids at this fun medieval-themed restaurant; kids get in for $30 (usually $44) while adults pay $40; pay extra for “royalty” tickets

Discounted admission to “Discover the Dinosaurs” Exhibit – this exhibit at Dallas Market Hall from March 18-20 features lifelike interactive dino models; you’ll pay $23 for one adult ticket that includes a $5 gift shop credit; and $27 for one kids’ ticket that includes access to 5 mining and panning activities

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Spring Break Activity: Bison-Feeding Hayride

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From Tuesday, March 15 through Thursday, March 17, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will offer bison-feeding hayrides twice daily for curious kids and parents! Enjoy an old-fashioned hayride to the bison range where you will get to see the bison up close and personal as you assist staff in feeding them range cubes. You will also visit the hay barn, where you can learn about bison management practices. During the entire hayride, guides will discuss the habitats represented at the Nature Center as well.

The tour begins at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center. Cost is $15 per child age 3 and up, with paid admission to the Nature Center ($5 adults, $2 kids). Members are $10. Find details here. Hayrides start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

The Fort Worth Nature Center is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Spring Break Extravaganza at the Kimbell

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During the week of Spring Break, the Kimbell Art Museum will host a variety of free art-centric kids’ activities to keep your students entertained. Celebrate vacation time at the Museum with ongoing art activities, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and children’s films. You can find a complete list of activities and times here. Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is also free.

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

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Free Event: Funky Finds Spring Fling

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On Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, it’s time once again for the Funky Finds Spring Fling sale, an annual event at the Will Rogers Center that showcases handmade goods from local vendors. This year’s spring show will take on a decidedly nautical theme, and the organizers have “cast a wide net to make sure we’ve caught only the freshest and funkiest handmade products in the retail sea.” Come to the sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday – over 100 makers will be on hand selling unique items, including candles, knitted goods, art prints and more. Admission is free! Leashed pets and kids are welcome.

It’s worth it to arrive early – the first 75 people to arrive each day and purchase at least 10 raffle tickets ($1 each) will receive a free swag bag full of items from vendors. Raffle proceeds will benefit CASA of Tarrant County and the Humane Society of North Texas.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center is at 3409 Burnett Tandy Dr. in Fort Worth.

 

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