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Dallas Stars Celebration in Sundance SquareDallas Stars Celebration in Sundance Square On Friday, Sept. 19, Sundance Square will celebrate the launch of the Dallas Stars' 3-day training camp in Fort Worth with a special event. Bring the family and enjoy all the fun including a bounce house,...

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Talk Like a Pirate & Get a Free DoughnutTalk Like a Pirate & Get a Free Doughnut Friday, Sept. 19 is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" - and Krispy Kreme is celebrating! Come into any participating KK store on that day and talk like a pirate to get a free Original Glazed Doughnut. Come in dressed...

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Iced Princess Night at Ridgmar Chick-fil-AIced Princess Night at Ridgmar Chick-fil-A Head over to the Chick-fil-A at Ridgmar Mall on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5-7 p.m. for their "Iced Princess Night." You will have a chance to meet and take a picture with your favorite Iced Princess sisters,...

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Half Off Haunted House TicketsHalf Off Haunted House Tickets Visit Groupon today and pay just $24 for two general-admission tickets to Hangman's House of Horrors - this is about half off the normal price of $50 for two tickets. Located on Blue Mound Road in Fort...

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B1G1 Pumpkin Bagels at Einstein BrosB1G1 Pumpkin Bagels at Einstein Bros Fall means pumpkin flavored everything! Visit the Einstein Bros. Bagels Facebook page and vote on your favorite pumpkin treat - you'll receive a coupon for a free pumpkin bagel and shmear when you buy...

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

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 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

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 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

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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

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 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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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event

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 photo colleyvilleoldtymebbq_zps4cad620b.jpgIt’s BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks, and barbecue aficionados join forces for food, fun, and a good cause—proceeds benefit Texas Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas. Admission to the grounds is free!

Here’s what’s going on each day:

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as live music starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25. Space in the V.I.P. section is limited and fills fast, so plan to come early to get a space.

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.

Kid-Q at 1 p.m.: In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided. Contestants can register at the event.

Colleyville Center is at 5301 Riverwalk Dr. in Colleyville.

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Easter Event in White Settlement

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 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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Keller Crawfish Krawl This Weekend

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 photo kellerkrawfishkrawl_zps8b025c20.pngThis Saturday, April 12, Old Town Keller will host its annual Crawfish Krawl, a free festival featuring live music, family-friendly activities and more. The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. Kids can enjoy a bounce house and other activities in the children’s area, sponsored by the Keller Church of Christ. Bring some cash to sample vendors’ Cajun food and, of course, crawfish! The organizers promise they won’t run out of crawfish this year, or at least, not as quickly.

No pets or coolers will be allowed at the Crawfish Krawl. The event will take place on Olive Street. Here’s an approximate map.

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Kids’ Craft Workshop at North East Mall

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 photo eastereggs2.jpgDrop by North East Mall in Hurst this Saturday, April 5 for their Kidgits event from 1-3 p.m. The event will be held in the mall’s Center Court. The craft of the month for April is centered around spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Kidgits members will be able to make a fun craft, plus there will be coloring sheets and activity pages to go along with the event theme.

All materials and craft supplies will be provided. Kidgits Club membership applies. Membership is only $5 per child and is good for the whole year. See the mall’s guest services desk to sign up, or go here.

This event will repeat April 19 at the same time.

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Kennedale’s Art in the Park

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 photo kennedaleartinthepark_zps31283e7d.pngHead south this weekend, April 4-6 for Kennedale Art in the Park, a free event featuring lots of family fun. Many live bands will be playing, and you can shop from a variety of vendors that will be on site. If you’ve got kids, don’t miss the Kid Zone, featuring a barrel train, puppets, snacks and more.

Everything takes place at Kennedale Town Center Park, located at 405 Municipal Dr. Hours for the festival are: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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‘Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie’ This Saturday

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 photo nashfarm2_zpsb8c41818.pngOn Saturday, Feb. 22, Nash Farm in Grapevine will host Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie, a monthly event for kids in grades 3-7 that focuses on the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (of “Little House on the Prairie” fame). This program helps kids experience some of the activities described in the books. The January event is titled “Travel and Communication.” Activities will include finding items to take or leave, packing trunks, drawing maps and calligraphy. The corresponding book passages are “Little House on the Prairie: Going West;” “Little House on the Prairie: Crossing the Creek” and “Little House on the Prairie: Camp on the High Prairie.”

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. There is an activity fee of $3 per person, and tickets can be purchased here.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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