Fort Worth on the Cheap Rss

Don't Miss...

Drive-In Movie Nights at Texas Motor SpeedwayDrive-In Movie Nights at Texas Motor Speedway See a movie in a whole new way! In July and August, Speedway Children's Charities will host two drive-in movie nights at Texas Motor Speedway. Family-friendly movies will be shown on the huge screen at...

Read more

Free Artists' Reception in GrapevineFree Artists' Reception in Grapevine On Saturday, July 26, the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine will hold a featured artist's show and reception from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres as you check out works from...

Read more

How I Saved Money on My Summer VacationHow I Saved Money on My Summer Vacation This summer has been a whirlwind! After a week in New Mexico, my family and I headed out to Colorado, where we spent time in Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. Now, I'm not going to say that our...

Read more

Little Sprouts At the Botanic GardenLittle Sprouts At the Botanic Garden On Tuesday, July 22, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will host a "Little Sprouts" event for toddlers from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., at the Backyard Vegetable Garden. The theme for this week is "Fruits." Engage...

Read more

Free Family Day at Irving Arts Center This Sunday, July 20, the Irving Arts Center will host a free Family Funday from 2-4 p.m. At this event, families are invited to browse the galleries, and children can participate in hands-on art projects...

Read more

Ice Cream Sunday at Kimbell Art Museum

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo kimbellicecreamsunday_zps0e40ce9f.jpgThis Sunday, July 20, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host its family-friendly Ice Cream Sunday event. From noon to 3 p.m., you can stop by the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion and get a free scoop of Blue Bell ice cream. The featured flavor is Magic Cookie Bar, a a sweet ice cream loaded with graham cracker crust pieces, chunks of dark chocolate, roasted pecan pieces and toasted coconut, all surrounded by a caramel sauce swirl.

There will also be plenty of other activities during Ice Cream Sunday, including an ice cream-inspired collage activity and a showcase of children’s films. Plus, you can visit their permanent art collection (admission to the collection is always free).

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

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Cowboy Palooza Block Party at West 7th

Category : entertainment, Featured, free

 photo cowboypalooza_zps11426f00.pngThe National Cutting Horse Association is in town for their 2014 Summer Cutting Spectacular at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. In celebration, West 7th is holding an NCHA Cowboy Palooza Block Party and Street Dance on Saturday, July 19 from 6-10 p.m. The 2900 block of Crockett St. will be closed so visitors can stroll and enjoy live music, demonstrations, beer tents, and shopping at West 7th merchants.

Find directions to West 7th here.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Moon Day at Flight Museum

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

 photo moonday_zps68c852c6.jpgOn Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas will host Moon Day, a special event held in conjunction with the National Space Society of North Texas. Come and experience a full day of family-oriented activities, demonstrations, and programs, marking the 46th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing (the actual landing was on July 20). Over 25 exhibitors will offer fascinating displays and activities such as a close-up look at a meteorite, robotics demonstrations, space art, re-creating Moon craters, and a SAFE look directly at the sun through specially-equipped telescopes.

The first 200 children  to arrive will receive a free “Lunar Sample Bag” courtesy of Moonlite Printing & Graphics of Carrollton, full of magazines, stickers, activity books, posters and other materials of interest to space flight enthusiasts of all ages.

In Scouts? Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts can meet various badge and pin requirements through participation in specific Moon Day activities.  No registration is required, and the qualifying activities are presented throughout the entire day.

Museum admission is $8 per adult and $5 for kids. Kids 3 and under get in free. The museum is at 6911 Lemmon Ave. in Dallas. Update 7/17/14: Save on admission by picking up this Groupon – two admissions are $16, or four for $16. A good deal if you have more than one adult going.


Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Stargazing Event in Southlake

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

On Saturday, July 12, Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake will host Starstruck, a special star-viewing party. If you love looking up at the night sky observing the stars, constellations, planets, and galaxies this spectacular stargazing party is for you! Come take advantage of the center’s super-high powered telescope, and view the stars like you’ve never seen them before. An instructor will teach you new constellations, and you’ll observe planets which can’t be seen with the naked eye.

Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. Only red lights will be permitted as not to detract from the luminosity of the sky. (No phones, flashlights, lamps and the like.) Fee is $5 for nonmembers and free for members.

Bob Jones Nature Center is at 355 Bob Jones Rd. in Southlake.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Parker County Peach Festival This Weekend

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

 photo peachfestival_zpsd0eabe7b.pngOn Saturday, July 12, Weatherford will once again host its annual Parker County Peach Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family-friendly celebration is always a lot of fun. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, activity booths, kids’ activities, a domino tournament and more. The annual Peach Pedal cycling event is also being held in conjunction with the festival.

Admission to the Peach Festival is $5 for adults. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance for $4 at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce. Kids 12 and under are free!  Find parking info and directions here.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Buy a Dozen, Get a Dozen for 77 Cents at Krispy Kreme

Category : Featured, food

 photo doughnut_zps4e667b01.jpgGot a major sugar craving? Head to Krispy Kreme on July 11 to celebrate the 77th birthday of their Original Glazed Doughnut. In honor of the occasion, you’ll receive 1 dozen Original Glazed for 77 cents when you buy a dozen at regular price.

Find your local KK here.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Free Meal at Pluckers in Fort Worth

Category : dining, family, Featured, food, free

 photo pluckers_zps152fb92f.jpgUpdate 7/9/14: I received a call from Pluckers today asking me to remove this post. Apparently, they have been overwhelmed with customers and have had to turn away some people. (They said that the promo was only for Facebook fans – so be sure to like their page if you go.) And be prepared to be turned away, especially if you don’t arrive right at the beginning of the shift. I’ve also updated the post with more details. Who doesn’t like free food? Starting today, the new Pluckers in Fort Worth will offer free meals to customers who come at designated times. This is the restaurant’s way of helping their staff to “practice” before the real opening of the restaurant. To get a free meal, show up at any of the following times:

July 7-9: Anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
If you are a member of the Pluckers Club, you can also attend the following shifts in addition to the ones above (be sure to bring your card):
July 10-12: Anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

A few caveats: Each party may have no more than 4 people, including children. If you have a bigger party, they’ll need to be split across several tables. Each diner will receive an entree, side and non-alcoholic beverage, and the table will receive either a dessert or appetizer to share. No additional food is available for purchase, but alcoholic drinks can be bought. Customers should also be aware that service may be slow, since the servers are new.

Pluckers is at 9229 Rain Lily Trail in Fort Worth, in Alliance Town Center.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

Category : Featured, food, free

It’s back! Friday, July 11 is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A. On this day, you can receive free food for coming to your local restaurant dressed as a cow. How much free food you get depends on how dressed up you are! Those in a full cow costume will receive a free meal. People who come partially dressed as a cow – say, with a cow-printed purse or hat – will get a free entree.

If you need help, the Chick-fil-A website has a cow costume starter kit you can print out.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

July Kids Club at Ridgmar Mall

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo ridgmarmallbug_zps537768ce.jpgOn Thursday, July 10, head to Ridgmar Mall for their free July Kids Club event. The theme for this month’s event is Insects and Bugs. People from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center will be on hand to teach kids all about creepy-crawlies! Kids Club starts at 11 a.m. at Macy’s Center Court.

Ridgmar Mall is at 1888 Green Oaks Rd. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Andrew Snyder/flickr

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.

Free Pool Admission in Keller

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free, Uncategorized

 photo kellerpointepool_zps0716ca9b.pngUpdate 7/9/14: This event has been moved to July 16. Come to The Keller Pointe on Wednesday, July 9 for their “Pack the Pool” event. From 5-7 p.m., everyone gets free admission to the pool.

Keller Pointe is at 405 Rufe Snow Dr. in Keller.

Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Chili's Free Chips aned Queso
Content Protected Using Blog Protector Plugin By: Make Money.

Switch to our mobile site