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“Spring Into Nash” at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions are also available.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature hikes, story time with the Arlington Public Library, games, crafts and other activities. Family activities include creating art from recycled materials, making wildflower seed balls, investigating the plants and animals of the forest floor, face painting and more.

Attendees will get to make their own “Tree Nametags” with the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists and learn how to go native in their yards with the Native Plant Society of Texas. US Fish & Wildlife will present Endangered Species Artifacts, and the Trinity River Authority will feature a Water Wheel trivia activity. Other guests providing activities and information include General Motors with a “Green Car” Display and the Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators.

River Legacy Living Science Center is at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Photo courtesy River Legacy Living Science Center

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Holiday Events at Irving Arts Center

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Irving Arts Center will host a Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At this free event, you can take “Santa selfies,” take sculpture garden train rides, enjoy refreshments and more. There will also be holiday card and craft projects for kids, and a variety of performances by jugglers, stiltwalkers, and choirs. For a complete schedule of events, visit their web page.

The following day, Dec. 5, the Center will also hold a Family Funday from 2-4 p.m., featuring photos with Santa, Movie Magic-themed hands-on art activities, holiday greeting card workshops, and more. This is also free! 

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

Photo courtesy Irving Arts Center 

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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

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 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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