Every 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 this week, on Sept. 30, is Bad Astronomy. This is the last open house for September!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, Sept. 27 is Rock the Park, a family-friendly festival at Bear Creek Park in Keller from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission to the festival is FREE! There will be plenty of live entertainment (see a schedule here), culminating in a fireworks show at 10 p.m.! Food trucks will also be on site to provide refreshments. If you have kids, visit the Rockin’ Kidz Zone, which has activities like jousting, an obstacle course, bungees and more. All-access tickets to the Kidz Zone are $20 per person; otherwise, you can pay $1-3 per activity individually.
For a list of FAQs, including info on parking, visit the Rock the Park website.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This 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.
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.”
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It’s not even October but everyone’s already getting into the Halloween spirit! Scare yourself silly with discounts to DFW-area haunted houses. When you buy, pay attention to blackout dates – some of the deals are not valid on certain nights.
$11 for one admission to Nightmare at the Wax Museum – visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Grand Prairie for their haunted house nights on select dates; $18.99 value
$17 for two admissions to Moxley Manor – $34 value; this deal is good for 2 admissions to this haunted spot in Bedford; pay $40 for four VIP admissions that shuttle you right to the front of the line
$24 for two admissions to Hangman’s House of Horrors – $50 value; attraction is in north Fort Worth and grants admission to 4 different sections; pay $34 for two fast-pass tickets
$28-30 for two fast pass tickets to Zombie Manor – price depends on the date you want to go to this attraction in Arlington; $44 value
$40 for two admissions to Thrillvania Haunted House Park- this park in Terrell (east of Dallas) is 50 acres and has four different attractions; pay $80 for admission for 4 people
$65 for two VIP tickets to Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus – this haunted house is in Irving and encompasses 32 different haunted areas; $100 valueSubscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, Sept. 27 is Fort Worth’s Day in the District – a day during which you can see all of Fort Worth’s museums absolutely free! Day in the District lasts from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. For a list of participating museums, visit the Day in the District website. In addition to free museum admission, there will also be plenty of free performances to enjoy. You can find a list of scheduled performances here.
There’s no need to drive to each museum. Free parking is available at Farrington Field and in the UNTHSC east parking garage. During Day in the District, the T will provide free transportation between the museums, running in a continuous loop. See parking and bus details here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Come to Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 27 for their free Art and Words show, featuring collaboration between 13 writers and 13 artists. 52 original works of art will be on display. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by a reading at 7:30 p.m. This is an event open to the public.
Art on the Boulevard is at 4319A Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Today 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 discountSubscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Every 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 this week, on Sept. 23, is Violent Universe.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Celebrate Mexico’s independence on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Fiestas Patrias at Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion. Billed as a family-friendly festival, the event features live music, kids’ entertainment, and a fireworks show at night. The festival begins at noon.
Tickets are $10 for adults; kids get in free. Buy tickets here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Come to the Irving Heritage District this weekend, Sept. 19-20, for Irving Main Street, an event celebrating the city’s “hometown feel.” The family-friendly event includes live music, the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, free rides and activities for children, food and shopping. Admission is free on both days! Friday evening features live music and free children’s activities. On Saturday the festival expands to include a car show, additional children’s entertainment and a wide variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, décor, apparel and more. ATMs will be available onsite.
Find hours and a festival schedule here. The festival takes place in the Irving Heritage District, 217 S. Main St.
Photo courtesy City of Irving
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