Finally! The Free This Weekend post is back! If you’re looking for free stuff to do, consider some of these activities:

Enjoy live music this Friday and Saturday (May 8 & 9) at Central Market. Their famous summertime “Burgers and Bock on the Patio” event is back. Enjoy a cold beer and yummy food, or just listen to the tunes. Central Market’s at the corner of Hulen and I-30; see this link for complete details on the store.

On Saturday, May 9, take your kid to the free Lowes Build and Grow clinic at 10 a.m. This week, kids will learn how to make a wooden planter. Fill it with some flowers from the Lowes nursery, and you’ve got yourself a Mother’s Day gift! Visit to find the clinic nearest you and RSVP.

Head over to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (1300 Gendy St.) beginning Friday to see “Different Dimensions,” a painting and sculpture exhibit. The exhibit is running through May 31. For more information on the center, visit

Celebrate Arbor Day in Arlington on Saturday. Every attendee gets a free tree to commemorate the day, and there will be bounce houses, games and other kid-friendly activities. There is also an optional Adventure Race fun run and obstacle course; this costs $30 to enter. It  all happens at Richard Simpson Park; visit for more details.

Come to the Stockyards on Friday and Saturday for their 9th Annual Frontier Forts Days event, during which the Stockyards is transformed into the Old West. Watch cavalry demonstrations, Native American dances and lots of other stuff.  The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visit for more info.

More free music: On Sunday at 3 p.m., the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir will perform at the Walsh Fine Arts Center (3901 S. Hulen St.) Classical, Broadway and many other types of music will be featured. Call 817-924-3640 for more information.

Did I miss any free events? E-mail me at fw [at] to set me straight!