things to do in DFW this week

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Free and cheap things to do in DFW this week include keeping the kids learning with a fun ABCMouse free trial, cheap and free yoga, outdoor music, free live streams, and much more.

Here is your weekly update of Free and Cheap Events in Dallas-Fort Worth:



Keep the Kids Learning with a fun ABCMouse Free Trial

Don’t let the Summer Slide keep your kids down. You can make learning fun and engaging for kids as young as two! ABCMouse offers games and puzzles in every subject for kids ages 2 to 8! Plus, for a limited time, you can enjoy a membership for up to 3 kids for the price of one! Or, you can try out the site for free! Grab your 30-day free trial and see what the fun is all about!



Bongo Talks
What: Bongo is a local, Austin clown who wants to keep la fiesta alive! This bilingual performer is featuring clowns, magic, marionettes, and a whole lot of imagination. The free show is available only with registration, find more information on the Dallas Public Library website.
When: Monday, July 13, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Open Mic Mondays 
What: Enjoy this free open mic for artists, musicians, comedians, and more. This week’s event is virtual, all you have to do is follow Open Mic Mondays on Facebook! They’ll be broadcasting the show live, via Facebook and Zoom.
When: Monday, July 13, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Yoga by the Water
What: Held at Willow Creek Park, this affordable yoga class keeps you fit and focused! Learn the ancient, meditative workout focused on breathing, strength training, and meditation. Admission to the park is free, the class is just $5.
When: Monday, July 13, 7 pm
Where: 810 Longhorn Rd, Saginaw, TX 76179
How Much: $5



Outdoor Yoga
What: The Sound at Cypress Waters is an outdoor shopping pavilion and event center. They host a free, outdoor yoga session each Tuesday afternoon. You’ll need to wear a mask until the class starts, bring your own mat, and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
When: Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm
Where: 3111 Olympus Blvd, Dallas, TX 75019
How Much: Free

Remember the 80s Trivia Night
What: Jonathan Heath is the owner of Vaquero coffee and also a trivia-lover and 80s fanatic. Dress up in your best 80s gear and tune in via Zoom. Admission is free.
When: Tuesday, July 14, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

2nd Tuesday Drum Circle 
What: This community drum circle meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Wesley Hall at First UMC. Bring your own drum, wear a mask, and enjoy the show! You don’t have to play to attend but you’ll certainly want to.
When: Tuesday, July 14, 8 pm
Where: 800 W 5th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How Much: Free



Smart Summer: Dallas Zoo
What: The Dallas Zoo’s staff and experts will be on-site to learn about the lives and habits of animals. This program is available for free but you must RSVP through the Dallas Public Library.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Make At Home Art Kits
What: The City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture is hosting this free take-away art kit for all kids! These kits are available for pick up and have all you need to create a different craft each week. Pick up is at the Mountain Creek Branch Library.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 12 noon – 2 pm
Where: 6102 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249
How Much: Free

Ice Cream Run
What: Lonestar Walking & Running Company is hosting this free and fun run for ice cream! Enjoy a short few miles at your own pace, plus a make-your-own ice cream sandwich bar. There is limited admission so be sure to find them on Facebook to RSVP.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 6 pm
Where: 4929 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How Much: Free



Children’s Story Time with Clarice Tinsley
What: The DPL is hosting these stories for kids under age 6! Summer Reading Ambassador Clarice will be reading from a different children’s novel each week and you can catch the show live, online or on Facebook!
When: Thursday, July 16, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

True Crime Book Club
What: Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe is hosting this free book club for all lovers of True Crime. The book this week is available in paperback or audiobook, Columbine by Dave Cullen. Admission is free, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: Thursday, July 16, 7 pm
Where: 401 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
How Much: Free Entry

Local Chefs at Taste
What: Taste Project is a benefit of this local restaurant which opens up their kitchen to local Chefs for their own creations. You’ll need to make reservations, a single night is $50.
When: Thursday, July 16, 6:30 pm
Where: 1200 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
How Much: $50



Being There: Slow Art 
What: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is hosting this virtual event to dive into modern art. Learn from short videos, narrated by the museum’s docents. This week’s event features Cindy Sherman discussion questions about representation in photography.
When: Friday, July 17, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Lakeside Live Music 
What: The Sound at Cypress Waters is hosting this free, weekly live music series in the great outdoors. Bring your bug spray, your picnic blankets, and your mask! You will have plenty of room to spread out and socially distance yourselves from others. Admission is free, Quentin Moore will be playing live.
When: Friday, July 17, 7 pm
Where: 3111 Olympus Blvd, Dallas, TX 75019
How Much: Free Entry

CarBaret Drive-In
What: YAM Dallas is hosting this outdoor movie night at the Lakeridge Village Shopping Center. Tune in through the radio and never have to leave your car! 80s tire is definitely suggested, admission is $25 and Pretty in Pink will be on the big screen.
When: Friday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Where: 9850 Walnut Hill Lane #427, Dallas, TX 75238
How Much: $25



Saturday Group Ride
What: Grab your bike and head out to Playtri Ft. Worth Alliance for a free group ride. There will be three different groups to choose from, going at different speeds. Wear a helmet, bring lights for the rear, and all you need for a long ride. Don’t forget your water!
When: Saturday, July 18, 7 am
Where: 3409 N. Tarrant Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177
How Much: Free

Saturday Dallas Farmers Market
What: The Dallas Farmers Market is open every day of the week, with special vendors each weekend. Find a variety of local meat, cheeses, fresh produce, and much more. Admission is always free.
When: Saturday, July 18, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: 920 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
How Much: Free

Chris Roberts at Rockin’ the River
What: Rockin’ the River is held at Panther Island Pavilion, where you can swim, shop, and play! Enjoy live music in the great outdoors with no cover charge. You’ll just need to pay for your food and drinks, keep 6 feet away from other groups, and wear your mask when you aren’t eating. The music goes all afternoon!
When: Saturday, July 18, 2:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Where: 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How Much: Free Entry



Free Advanced Vinyasa
What: This free class is happening at The Yoga Factory TX. Admission is totally free because the class is taught by Advanced Teacher-Training Trainees! Be ready for an advanced Vinyasa class, all athletic abilities are welcomed. RSVP for details.
When: Sunday, July 19, 3 pm
Where: 19009 Preston Rd, Suite 117, Dallas, TX 75252
How Much: Free

ChulaHoop Play
What: This fun and interactive workout teaches you how to be better at Hoola Hoops! If this is something you’ve struggled to master, the ChulaHoop is what you need to try. Keep it fun, upbeat, sexy, and supportive! Each class is $25 and you’ll receive more details at sign up.
When: Sunday, July 19, 4 pm
Where: Dallas, Texas
How Much: $25

Sacred Sundays at Harmony
What: Harmony Spiritual Center invites you for a different kind of Sunday service. Learn about Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness for free via Facebook Live.
When: Sunday, July 19, 10:30 am
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free


Are you ready for the week? If you like these events- or found something better- leave a comment below: