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.
Print a coupon to save 15 percent on your next meal at Logan’s Roadhouse. This coupon is good through October 3.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 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.
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.
Through Sept. 22, you can print a coupon to receive a Family Feast at Spaghetti Warehouse for just $30. This meal includes two servings each of lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccino alfredo, with soup or salad for each of 4 guests. The coupon isn’t valid with any other discounts or offers.
In the western part of DFW, Spaghetti Warehouse is at 1255 W. I-20 in Arlington.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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Bring your young child (age 18 mo-3 years) to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for Little Sprouts, a free program for preschoolers. Engage in a learning experience with your toddler in the Backyard Vegetable Garden. There is a limit of 1 child per caregiver.
The Botanic Garden is at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd in Fort Worth.
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