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35% Off Water Park Admission35% Off Water Park Admission Today on Groupon, you can snag discount package deals to Splash Kingdom Waterpark. Splash Kingdom has many locations, but the ones closest to DFW are in Hudson Oaks (just west of Fort Worth) and Canton....

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Half Price Cheesecake Slices at Cheesecake Factory On July 29 and 30, The Cheesecake Factory will offer half-price cheesecake slices to customers. No coupon is needed; simply come in and claim your discount. The offer, however, is for dine-in customers...

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Half Price Cheeseburgers at SONICHalf Price Cheeseburgers at SONIC Stop by your local SONIC Drive In today, July 29 to get half-price cheeseburgers all day long. No coupon is needed. The discount is valid on the single-patty cheeseburgers, and there's a limit of 5. This...

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Free Event: Research Day at BRITFree Event: Research Day at BRIT Come to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas on Saturday, Aug. 1 for their Research Day event. Activities will be going on from 8:30 a.m. until noon. During the event, you can learn more about BRIT’s...

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Free Tea at McAlister's on ThursdayFree Tea at McAlister's on Thursday Come to your local McAlister's Deli on Thursday, July 23 for Free Tea Day - enjoy a 32-ounce cup of their famous tea, absolutely free. Choose from sweet or unsweet. Snap some photos of Free Tea Day and...

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Family Funday at Irving Arts Center

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to the Irving Arts Center this Sunday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m. for their Family Funday event. The theme for this event is “Summer Fun.” Families are invited to browse the galleries and children participate in hands-on art projects that are themed to current exhibitions. All are supplies provided. This is a FREE event!

The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. Macarthur Blvd. in Irving.

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SpringFest & Car Show in Haltom City

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, March 28, Haltom City will host its Car Show & SpringFest, a free event with plenty of family-friendly fun. The event will take place at Haltom High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and attractions include:

Bike safety rodeo
Bounce Houses
Over 100 cars, motorcycles and trucks on display
Petting Zoo
“Egg-stravaganza” Easter event
Appearance by the Easter Bunny

Haltom High School is at 5501 Haltom Road.

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Summer Activity Fair in NRH

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo nrhcentresummeractivities_zpsgmx73wmo.jpgOn Saturday, March 21, come to North Richland Hills Centre for a Summer Activities Fair. From 9 a.m. to noon, a variety of companies and vendors will be on hand to showcase kids’ summer activities in the DFW area. There will be representatives from day camps, libraries, and other local attractions. This is a FREE event!

North Richland Hills Centre is at 600 Hawk Ave. in North Richland Hills.

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Free & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo canalfest_zps585c2ec7.jpgIn addition to our big list of Halloween-themed events around Fort Worth this weekend, here’s a listing of some other fun, FREE and inexpensive activities:

Canal Fest – Saturday, Oct. 25 at Las Colinas Urban Center from 2-8 p.m. Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. Get parking and driving directions here.

Family Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. Admission will be free for the special exhibition Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay all day.

ParkFest – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth. ring the family for a fun-filled day of live entertainment on two stages, kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce house, mini-golf course, children’s stage area and much more. Meet the master gardeners, and enjoy some great food and treats. 101 Stagecoach Trail.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering – all weekend, various locations in Fort Worth. Plenty of Western-themed events for visitors of all ages. Many events require tickets, but others, like the Texas Trail of Fame Induction Ceremony, are free. See details here.

Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden – Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy vendors, performers and a unique Japanese cultural experience! Adults are $6, kids $3, kids under 3 free.

Free Saturdays at the International Bowling Museum - on Oct. 25, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington gives visitors free admission and plenty of fun activities, including refreshments, crafts, and the first 30 kids can decorate and take home a bowling pin bank. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doctor Who Day – at British Emporium in Grapevine on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This is your chance to dress up as your fave Who character, ‘pose’ with the TARDIS, K-9, Daleks & props, and show your knowledge of this British classic sci-fi series in our carpark quiz! Prizes awarded for best costumes and good answers!

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., corner of Hickory and Industrial streets in Denton. Denton’s DOD Fest is a free-to-the-public, family friendly event, with a portion of the sponsorships donated to a local charity. Plenty of vendors will line the streets, both arts & crafts as well as many of Denton’s homegrown chefs to provide food and drink. Children will have many activities to choose from, such as trunk or treating and their very own “Pumpkin Patch,” full of many activities and games.

October FunFest – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weatherford City Lights Theatre. Join us for the Schulman Theatres First Annual October Funfest! We will have carnival games and an inflatable set up outdoors. Guests can win candy at our game stations and we will have $0.50 popcorn and cotton candy for sale. Show off your creativity by entering our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Details here.

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Free Event: Cultivate Festival

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo cultivatefestival_zpseacf8af4.pngThis Saturday, Oct. 18 is Cultivate, a free festival created by Chipotle that celebrates sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the south end of  Lake Carolyn in Irving. Activities include cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, local artisans, live music and more.

Though the festival is free, parking will be $5. You can see more info about parking here (at the bottom of the page). Public transit is also available via the Trinity Railway Express and Las Colinas Area Personal Transit.

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Fall Roundup at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo nashfarmfall_zps3e37273a.pngCome to Nash Farm in Grapevine this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their Fall Round-Up. Activities include: Jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making. Admission to the Fall Round-Up is free, but some activities have a small fee.

As a bonus, this year Nash Farm will have a Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest. The contest is open to all age groups; items entered must be baked goods. Judging will take place at 12 noon, with winners announced at 1 p.m. Find more info on the contest here.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

Photo courtesy Grapevine CVB

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25-Year Celebration at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo ripleysbelieveit_zpseb9b0043.pngOn Saturday, July 5, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie will celebrate its 25th anniversary in DFW with a variety of special events. Come to Ripley’s beginning at 10 a.m. for free activities outside of the building, including games, snacks, face painting, bounce houses and prizes. If you want to come inside and enjoy the attractions, you can save $5 off the price of any combo ticket (according to the website, they start at $22.99 regularly).

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is at 601 E. Palace Parkway in Grand Prairie.

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Free Event: Kids’ All-American Fishing Derby

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo hurstfishing_zpsf1fb40a7.jpgOn Saturday, June 7, Hurst Parks and Recreation will host the Kids’ All-American Fishing Derby at Chisholm Park. Bring your parents, fishing pole and tackle, enjoy a morning of fishing fun! In-N-Out Burger will be on site this year providing each kid with a free lunch. Kids ages 5-16 can participate.

This event is free. Space is limited, so if you want to go, register at the Hurst Recreation Center ahead of time.

Chisholm Park is at 2200 Norwood Dr. in Hurst.

Photo courtesy City of Hurst

 

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Euless Arbor Daze

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

This weekend, April 26-27, the city of Euless will sponsor Euless Arbor Daze, a free event promoting Arbor Day. (That’s today, did you know that?) Everyone who attends Arbor Daze will receive a free tree to take home and plant! There are plenty of other things to do at Arbor Daze, too, including:

Euless Arbor Daze will take place around the Euless City Hall Complex. Find directions here.

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Art in the Square in Southlake

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo artinthesquare_zpsd5db00a1.jpgToday, April 25, is the first day of Southlake’s Art in the Square, an annual springtime festival featuring art, family fun and more. The event runs through Sunday, April 27, at Southlake Town Square. Admission is free! Here are some of the fun things you can do at Art in the Square this year:

Live Entertainment: Lots of musicians and performing artists will be at Art in the Square. See an entertainment schedule here.
Art for Purchase and Display: More than 100 artists will be on display. See a list here.
Kids’ Activities: Games and inflatables at The Zone, (activities cost $) and arts and crafts at Kids Korner.
Food and Drink: Lots of different food vendors at Le Bistro and alcoholic beverages at King & Queen Pub.

All food and beverage purchases, as well as some activities, are done with tickets and not cash. Make sure to purchase tickets at booths around the festival when you arrive.

Find info on hours, parking and directions here. If you don’t wish to drive yourself, Uber will have special pricing on hired cars; just enter the code ARTSQUARE for $20 off your first ride.

 

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