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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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50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC 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 StockyardsFrontier Forts Days at the Stockyards 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...

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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

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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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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets

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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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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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Deals on Gifts for Teachers, Moms, and More

Category : beauty, entertainment, family, Featured, food, gifts, shopping

There are lots of great shopping deals right now on items that would make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother’s Day, and more. Check ‘em out here:

Up to 50% off personalized teacher gifts & more from Zulily – this limited-time sale includes lots of unique and cute teacher gifts, like personalized classroom wall art, water bottles and stamps. Great selection to pick from!
Take an additional 30% off personalized notebooks, notepads, stationery & more at Tiny Prints – use code INBLOOM at checkout. Teachers and moms will love stationery created just for them! Or, check out the collection of mugs, magnets and other gifts. Valid through 5/3/16.
$7.49 for a personalized wooden postcard from Personalization Mall – redeem online; include a cute message to mom or teacher that will be emblazoned on a real wood postcard
$15 for $30 in gourmet dipped strawberries from Shari’s Berries – redeem online; save half on $30 worth of gourmet dipped treats
$24.99 for a custom mother’s birthstone necklace from Limoges Jewelry – pick from two designs, each decorated with the birthstones of mom’s kids; $159.99 value
$35 for a shellac manicure and standard pedicure at Audra Ballard Salon – $85 value; in Grapevine; or pay $39 for three shellac manicures
$36 for a BYOB painting class for two at Art in the Vine – enjoy a night of wine and painting with Mom; located in Grapevine; take your work of art on canvas home to enjoy
$52 for a 60-minute massage with hot towels & scalp treatment at Urban Oasis – $105 value; located in west Fort Worth
$219 for a 2-night Texas Hill Country wine getaway at Serenity Farmhouse Inn –  $488 value; this collection of cottages in Wimberley is near lots of Hill Country wineries and vineyards. Package includes Taste of the Hills wine tour and in-room breakfast.

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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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