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Texas Food Truckin' Fest in ArlingtonTexas Food Truckin' Fest in Arlington On April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin' Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne's Flame,...

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-ABackyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A On  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones...

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Family Fun Magazine Less than $4Family Fun Magazine Less than $4 Today only, April 20, visit Best Deal Magazines and pick up a 1-year subscription to Family Fun for just $3.99. This is a fraction of what you would pay in the store, or even by subscribing directly through...

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Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8 Easter weekend is the perfect time to start shopping for your kids' summer wardrobe. So it's no coincidence that Crazy 8 is having a super sale: Buy one item at regular price and get another for 88 cents!...

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Free Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in GrapevineFree Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in Grapevine Come by Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine this weekend for fun and free Easter activities for the kids. Here's what's going on: Easter Bunny Photos - get a free 4x6 photo with the Easter Bunny, or buy a bigger...

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Taste of Keller This Weekend

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo tasteofkeller_zps28c6d546.jpgThis weekend, you can try discounted cuisine from Keller’s best restaurants at Taste of Keller, a festival blending family, food and fun. The festival is on Friday, April 18 from 5-11 p.m. and on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Keller Town Hall. More than 20 local restaurants will be at the event, including Buttercup’s Bake Shoppe, Devivo Bros. Eatery, and Elote Mexican Kitchen. Admission to the festival is free, but you must purchase tickets for 50 cents each to get food and drink. The average price is about 6 tickets per item.

Some notable events at Taste of Keller include:

Tasting Tent - on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Pay $10 and get 1-oz samples from 25 eateries. (Get tickets at Keller Business Connections, 131 Taylor St. during business hours)

Egg Drop – Saturday at 4 p.m. 10,000 plastic eggs will be dropped on the festival grounds from helicopters for kids to pick up!

Kids’ Activities – crafting corner, children’s play space and other activities

Other Fun Stuff – a poker run, 1k Fun Run (Saturday at 8 a.m.), a food-eating competition, live music and more

For a complete schedule of events, see the Taste of Keller Facebook page or this page.

Keller Town Hall is at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

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Mother’s Day Idea: Photo Book for $5

Category : family, Featured, gifts

Start thinking ahead to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all your other gift-giving occasions – right now, York Photo is offering custom 8×8 softcover photo books for just $5 each. This is an $11.99 value! Use the code MOMMABOOK at checkout to get this special price. Please note, this offer is only for new customers. Shipping and handling of about $2.99 will also apply.

For this price, you can get up to 20 pages in your book, which can mean a lot of pictures, since their layouts allow you to put multiple pictures on each page. You can also customize with different backgrounds, text and more.

Check out your options now and make your book!


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Save on Sweet Treats in DFW

Category : Featured, food

Ready for dessert? Save some cash while feeding your sweet tooth with these deals:

$5 for $10 at Cool Zone Frozen Treats – save half on by-the-ounce frozen yogurt in Fort Worth

$7 for one 9-inch pie from Ginger Brown’s – $14.99 value; restaurant in Lake Worth; choose coconut, chocolate, lemon or peanut butter; also option to pay $6.75 for 1 dozen cinnamon rolls

$10 for $20 in baked goods from Social Bakehouse Cafe – try scones, cupcakes, cafe entrees and more in Arlington for half price

$10 for $20 at The Sweet Spot Bakery – half-priced made-from-scratch baked goods in east Fort Worth

$19 for 1 dozen cupcakes at Alli B’s Sweets and Treats – $42 value; some of their flavors include lemon, red velvet, hot-fudge sundae, salted caramel, and maple bacon.

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Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, theme parks

 photo cardboardboatregatta_zps1d514ae9.jpegGot a talent for boat-building? Just like to see them? On Saturday, April 26, River Legacy in Arlington will sponsor its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. You can build your boat beforehand, or participate in the Build-On-Site competition on the event day. See all the details here. Registration to participate in the Regatta ranges from $50 to $90, and there are discounts for schools and churches. For $5, kids can participate in the Mini-Boat Regatta.

If you’re not into building, you can still come and enjoy the fun. General admission to the Regatta is $8 per person, or $6 if you stop by River Legacy before April 25 and pick up your tickets. Kids will enjoy the children’s area, which includes Hook’s Lagoon, face painting, bubble play and a hula-hooping contest.

Six Flags will also open some of their water attractions at the Regatta. For $10, you can purchase a ride pass that includes admission to the Tornado ride, Tsunami Surge & Typhoon Twister (all subject to availability on event day). Sky Coaster Swing Rides cost $10 per person (2-person minimum ride).

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is at 1800 E. Lamar Blvd. in Arlington.

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Stop Six Wellness Expo

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo stopsixwellness_zpsd596d30f.jpgCome out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center this Saturday, April 19 for the Stop Six Fitness and Wellness Expo. This free event begins at 9 a.m. There will be free fitness classes, Zumba, wellness seminars, vendor booths and more. Look for a kid’s area with obstacle courses, coloring and painting, nutritional games and activities, as well as face painting.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is at 5565 Truman Dr. in Fort Worth.

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DFW Restaurant Coupon Roundup

Category : Featured, food, free

 photo mooyahtax2014_zps53532d85.pngApril 15 might be a big day for food coupons, but there are lots of other specials to be had this week, too. Like:

BJ’s Restaurant – print a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase through 4/17 (Valid only at FW location)
Fox and Hound – print a coupon for $5 chips and dip or $6 Pile-High Nachos through 4/22
Racetrac – Don’t forget you can print a coupon to get a free fountain drink all month long!
Genghis Grilltry their new Chef-Made Bowls for just $7.99 with coupon through 4/27.
Dickey’s Barbecue – get $5 off a Barbecue Honey Ham or $10 off a Complete Easter Meal through 4/20.
Corner Bakery Cafe – buy lunch or dinner and get a free Baby Bundt Cake through 5/5.
Del Taco – get a free 5-pc hashbrown sticks order with purchase of any 2 breakfast tacos through 4/27.
Hooters – get special prices on all-you-can-eat boneless and regular wings on April 16.
Mooyah – get $3 off a $15 purchase through 4/17.
Quizno’s - get $1 off new Toasty Pastas through 4/28.

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Tax Day Specials in DFW

Category : Featured, food, free

Tax returns are due Tuesday! Did you owe? Take some of the sting out with these specials for April 15:

Chick-fil-A Alliance Town Center – get a free chicken biscuit from 6-9 a.m.

Great American Cookies – stop by for a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie, no coupon necessary.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – stop by and get a full cup of frozen yogurt and toppings for $4.15, a savings of about 50 percent.  Locations in Lake Worth and Coppell.

Sonic Drive-In - get half-priced drinks and slushes all day.

Arby’s – get a free snack-size Curly Fries with coupon on April 15.

Schlotzsky’s – get a free The Original small sandwich with purchase of 32-oz fountain drink and chips.

Chop House Burgers – come to their Arlington or Mansfield location on April 15 and make a purchase – they’ll refund your sales tax.

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Easter Eggstravaganza at North East Mall

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo northeastmalleaster_zps8567e2f2.jpgCome by North East Mall in Hurst on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their Easter Eggstravaganza. The event will take place in the mall’s Center Court. Kidgits Club members will enjoy Brunch with the Easter Bunny as they snack on delicious Chick-fil-A nuggets and sip on juice. Plus, there will be cookie decorating, balloon twisters, face painting, bunny hop sack races, and loads of fun activities for kids of all ages. Participants will receive a Kidgits® Easter bucket and bunny ears as a keepsake to take home.

Membership in Kidgits Club is only $5 per child and is good all year. Sign up at the mall’s service desk or see this page.

North East Mall is at 1101 Melbourne Rd. in Hurst.

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Easter Event in White Settlement

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo eastereggs2.jpgOn Saturday, April 12, the city of White Settlement will sponsor an Easter Eggstravaganza at Veterans Park from 2-5 p.m. Kids ages 0 to 10 are invited to come and hunt for eggs. They will be divided into three age groups so everyone gets a chance to find some!

Veterans Park is at 8901 Clifford St. in White Settlement.

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Free Family Festival at the Kimbell

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo KimbellJapaneseFest2014_zpse7419447.jpgOn Saturday, April 12, the Kimbell Art Museum will host a free family festival, themed “Sights and Sounds of Japan.” The festival takes place from 1-4 p.m. A spectacular host of mighty samurai warriors will welcome families for a lively afternoon of creative art projects, artist demonstrations, family tours, children’s films made possible by the Lone Star Film Society, and interactive Kabuki theater workshops with Kent Williams.

No reservations are required to attend. Admission will also be free for the special exhibition Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection during this event.

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

Image courtesy Kimbell Art Museum

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