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Free Show at UTA PlanetariumFree Show at UTA Planetarium 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....

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Free Coffee Drink at Krispy KremeFree Coffee Drink at Krispy Kreme Now this is a deal I can get behind! Come to your local Krispy Kreme on Monday, Sept. 29 and claim a free 12-oz coffee drink of your choice. Want something bigger? Pay $1 for a small. Pick from a latte...

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Save 15 Percent at Logan's RoadhouseSave 15 Percent at Logan's Roadhouse Print a coupon to save 15 percent on your next meal at Logan's Roadhouse. This coupon is good through October 3. Find your local Logan's here.

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Rock the Park in Keller 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...

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South Street Art Festival in ArlingtonSouth Street Art Festival in Arlington 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....

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Free Show at UTA Planetarium

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 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 this week, on Sept. 30, is Bad Astronomy. This is the last open house for September!

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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Free Coffee Drink at Krispy Kreme

Category : drinks, Featured, free

 photo krispykremecoffeebreak_zps5b6682d4.pngNow this is a deal I can get behind! Come to your local Krispy Kreme on Monday, Sept. 29 and claim a free 12-oz coffee drink of your choice. Want something bigger? Pay $1 for a small. Pick from a latte (hot, iced or skinny), mocha (hot or iced) or a brewed coffee. This promotion is in honor of National Coffee Break Day. I gotta admit, I observe this holiday every single day.

Find your local KK here.

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Rock the Park in Keller

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 photo kellerrockthepark_zps474c7e60.pngThis 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.

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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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Fort Worth’s Day in the District

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

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.

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Free Event: “Art and Words” Show

Category : entertainment, Featured, food, free

 photo artontheboulevard_zps798e054f.jpgCome 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.

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Free Croissant at La Madeleine Today

Category : Featured, food, free

 photo lamadeleinefreecroissant_zps87b969be.pngStop by your local La Madeleine today, Sept. 23, and receive a free butter croissant. Just say “Bonjour to fall!” at the checkout counter. No additional purchase is necessary.

Find your local La Madeleine here.

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Free Show at UTA Planetarium This Week

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 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 this week, on Sept. 23, is Violent Universe.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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Free Event: Irving Main Street

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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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Preschool Event at Botanic Garden

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo strawberries_zpsf52b86cb.jpgBring 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.

Photo courtesy Paul Albertella/flickr

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