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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Roundup: What to do This Weekend

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo kimbellkids_zpsefaccb9f.jpgHere’s the best in cheap and free events happening around Fort Worth this weekend:

Free yoga in Sundance Square – this biweekly event happens this Saturday morning
Lots of of Father’s Day food specials - take Dad out to eat!
Kids Drop-In Studio at the Kimbell - happens at 1 p.m.; sign up 1 hour before event – space is limited
National Marina Day on Lake Grapevine – lots of fun and free activities available
Father’s Day Story Times at Barnes & Noble - plenty of locations are participating

Also, don’t forget to pick up your half-price Starbucks gift card – the deal ends today (Friday)!

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Dollar Days at Schakolad Chocolate Factory

Category : family, Featured, food

 photo schakolad_zps5d74c852.jpgStarting Monday, June 2, you can get sweets from Schakolad Chocolate Factory on the cheap! Every weekday through Aug. 29, the shop will have a special item for just a buck. Here’s the schedule:

Monday- $1.00 Strawberries

Tuesday- 2 truffles for $1.00

Wednesday- $1.00 Pretzels

Thursday- $1.00 Oreos

Friday- $1.00 Texas Loli

The special is limited to 10 per customer, while supplies last. Schakolad is at 106 E. 4th St in Sundance Square.

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Movie Nights in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo movienightsundance_zps9ea08489.jpgStarting this Wednesday, May 28, Sundance Square will host free weekly movie nights in the Plaza, starting at 9 p.m. The movie for this week is Cars, and next week it will be Frozen. You can see a complete list of upcoming showings here. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets, but attendees are asked not to bring outside food or drink – patronize a restaurant in the square instead. (Or, eat beforehand.) This event happens through July 30.

Find directions and parking information for Sundance Square here.

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Free Lunchtime Concert in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo fortworthblockparty_zps677b3cb3.jpgDuring your lunch break on Thursday, May 8, come to Sundance Square in Fort Worth from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a special block party and concert. Hosted by Mayor Betsy Price, the concert is a celebration of tourism in Fort Worth. The concert features the Whiskey Folk Ramblers and Los Noviembres, plus members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. This is a free event!

Get info on parking in Sundance Square here.

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Jazz Sundays at Sundance

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 photo jazzsundayssundance_zps75138e86.jpgStarting this Sunday, May 4, head to Sundance Square Plaza for free jazz performances from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This event will run every Sunday through June. This week’s act will be the Breggett Rideau Quartet.

Get info on parking in Sundance Square here.

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

 photo yoga2_zps06a16d03.jpgCome out to Sundance Square on Saturday, April 19 for a free yoga class. This event will happen every other Saturday through July 26. This is co-sponsored by Sundance Square and the Amon G. Carter, Jr. YMCA in Fort Worth. The class runs from 9 to 10 a.m.

Find more info on the instructors here.

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Free Outdoor Movies at Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Thursday, June 13, is the second of four installments of Stars Under the Stars, the free outdoor movie program at Sundance Square. Movies begin at dusk, around 8:30 or 9 p.m., in the Gateway parking lot on Houston between 4th and 5th streets.  You can bring chairs and blankets to make it more comfortable, or rent chairs for $2 apiece. No outside food or drink will be allowed in, but you can purchase them from Oliver’s Fine Foods until 9:30 p.m.

The movie for June 13 is Big Miracle.

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Earth Party in Fort Worth

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo earthpartyfortworth_zpse682df5c.jpgCelebrate the Earth in Fort Worth! Kick off Earth Month in Sundance Square this Saturday, April 6, with an Earth Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities at this free event include:

  • 11 a.m.–Noon: Music by YOUR DJ
  • Noon–12:15 p.m.: Presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 326. National Anthem by SouthWest Sound Chorus. Welcome by City of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
  • 12:15–1 p.m.: Live music & entertainment by Vocal Trash
  • 1–1:15 p.m.: Prize drawings, announcements, entertainment
  • 1:15–2 p.m.: Music & entertainment by Vocal Trash continues

Visit more than 40 exhibits and demonstrations to learn about water and energy conservation, air and water quality, waste reduction and recycling, nature and environmental issues, alternative transportation options, pet adoption, emergency management, healthy living initiatives, and much more. Activities for all ages.

Don’t forget the After Party—View the environmental documentary film Tapped at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., at 2:30 p.m. No charge for admission. The film examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

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Free Fun at USS Fort Worth Watch Party

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

On Saturday, Sept. 22, head to Sundance Square in Fort Worth for a USS Fort Worth Commissioning Watch Party, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gateway parking lot (corner of Houston and 4th). This free event celebrates the commissioning of the USS Fort Worth, the first littoral combat ship to be named after Fort Worth. Come watch on a big screen as the ship is commissioned in Galveston. Family fun will be provided by Clowning Around Entertainment throughout the morning.  Attendees may purchase food and beverages at Oliver’s Fine Foods, directly across the street at the corner of 4th & Throckmorton.  Chairs will be available for rent or you may bring your own.

Go here for Sundance Square parking info.

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Live Holiday Music in Sundance Square

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Every day from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, Sundance Square will host a live holiday musical performance at its Christmas tree, located on Main Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. These acts are mostly school choirs, but some churches are also involved. This is a free event! The schedule for the next few days is as follows:

Wednesday, November 30
Eastern Hills High School Choir
12:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 1
North Hi Mount Elementary School Choir
7 p.m.

Friday, December 2
Aledo High School Choir
11:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 3
Brass Quintet
6 p.m.
Fossil Ridge High School Rhapsody Show Choir
7 p.m.

Sunday, December 4
Nolan Catholic High School Chamber & Concert Choirs
2 p.m.

Monday, December 5
William James Middle School Choir
10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 6
Colleyville Middle Jazz Choir
10:30 a.m.
Texas Tradition Chorus
7 p.m.

For a complete list of acts, visit the Sundance Square webpage.

Photo courtesy of Sister72 via a Creative Commons license.

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