things to do in DFW this week

Before you head into another week, plan to keep things active and budget-friendly. There are plenty of things to see and do in DFW, but especially now, a social life comes with a price. We keep up to date with local businesses and organizations to bring you all the best ways to have fun in Dallas on a budget.

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Here is your weekly update of Free and Cheap Events in DFW:


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Fungus Among Us 
What: The Dallas Public Library has an online-only class for anyone looking to learn more about mushrooms! Learn how to grow them, sustainably, and which kind is best for you. Tune in on their website.
When: Monday, July 6, 12 noon
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Boxed Lunch
What: The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is hosting Sara Herrera and William Giron from Artes de la Rosa. Join this live discussion of artistic life and curating the center. This free Facebook Live is a great way to learn on a Monday.
When: Monday, July 6, 12 noon
Where: Online
How Much: Free

NIA Mondays
What: Instructor Julie Aguirre brings you this gentle toning and sculpting class every Monday! Tune in through the AARP Texas page for a live video broadcast.
When: Monday, July 6, 3 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free



Kimbell from Home Story Time 
What: This weekly theatrical storytime is just for kids. Enjoy stories from around the world with staff from the Kimbell Art Museum. The story is live, online, each week.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 11 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Outdoor Yoga 
What: The Sound at Cypress Waters is hosting this free yoga class open to the public. Wear your mask and bring your own mat, there’s plenty of room to social distance.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 pm
Where: 3111 Olympus Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75019
How Much: Free

Mimir Chamber Music Festival 
What: This year’s music festival is going online and you can join on Opening Night! This one of a kind show features multiple musicians playing sonatas and more. Tune in for free, online.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free



Virtual Wednesday Walk 
What: The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is hoping you’ll tune in each week as they take a virtual walk through the fields and trails. They’ll take their time so you can see the flora and fauna present in their ecosystem. Hikes are about an hour.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 10 am
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free

The Crow Unscripted
What: The Crow Museum of Asia Art is coming to you live with digital programming every Wednesday. Tune in live via Facebook for an unscripted, impromptu visit with the museum and their staff! Enjoy guest speakers and contemporary art discussions.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 12 noon
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free

Meditation for Beginners 
What: Dallas Meditates is hosting this affordable class for beginners. Tune in for a stress-free, no-obligation class to teach you the basics of awareness and meditation. Each class is just $10 per person when you RSVP in advance.
When: Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 pm
Where: Zoom
How Much: $10



Create at Home
What: Do you ever sit down to create an art piece or craft and wish you could be with others? Bring your own supplies and tune in to the Fort Worth Public Library for a themed crafting day each week! This class is for adults or older kids- young kids may not be able to complete the activities. Follow the Library on Facebook for more details.
When: Thursday, July 9, 2 pm
Where: Zoom
How Much: Free

Social Distance Movies at Coyote
What: The Coyote Drive-In Theatre is still hosting each weekend, including Thursdays! Enjoy a movie screening from the comfort of your own vehicle, plus a canteen open for orders! Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for kids age 5 – 11; younger children are free!
When: Thursday, July 9, 7 pm
Where: 223  NE 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164
How Much: $7+

Dallas Open Mic Online 
What: This weekly open mic night is open to all Dallas-area artists, singer, poets, comedians, and more. Admission to the live stream is free, check-in through the Dallas Open Mic website.
When: Thursday, July 9, 8 pm
How Much: Free



Hope International Virtual 5K
What: Hope International is raising funds for their charitable foundation and you’re invited to participate! This virtual 5K run is for kids and adults, with entry at just $25 for adults. Kids are $10. After your run, submit your info and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
When: Friday, July 10, any time
Where: Anywhere
How Much: $10 – $25

Food Truck Friday at House of Dirt
What: House of Dirty is hosting this free food truck night for all your local cuisine needs. Support your local restaurants and enjoy live music, plus margaritas. Wear your mask, keep at least 6 feet from other groups, and enjoy.
When: Friday, July 10, 5 – 10 pm
Where: 408 w 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
How Much: Free Entry

Jackie Darlene & Pint Night
What: Jackie Darlene and Panther Island Brewing will be on-site at Dutch’s Hamburgers for an evening of burgers and free, live music. Admission is free, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: Friday, July 10, 7 pm
Where: 3009 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76109
How Much: No Cover



Run & Brunch 5K
What: Pacific Table is hosting this 5k followed by brunch and mimosas! Your $40 registration includes an untimed 5K, picnic-style brunch, mimosas, and a shirt. Wear a face mask for the start of the race.
When: Saturday, July 11, 8 am
Where: 1600 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107
How Much: $40

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
What:  This free event features over 30 vendors in a family-friendly atmosphere. You’ll enjoy live music, local art, and awesome food!
When: Saturday, July 11, 12 noon – 6 pm
Where: 100-199 N Crowdus St, Dallas, TX 75226
How Much: Free Entry

FanCentral: What’s the {Untold} Story, Wishbone?
What: Wishbone is a Dallas-area, Peabody award-winning CBS Children’s Series and they’re going online so you can tune in from home. Follow the Dallas Public Library for updates. You must RSVP to participate and they’ll send you a link so you can follow along at home.
When: Saturday, July 11, 3:30 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free



Sunday Funday 
What: Panther Island Pavilion is an outdoor event venue with restaurants, shopping, and plenty of outdoor space. There will be tubes and pedal boats available for rent, plus acoustic music. Admission is free.
When: Sunday, July 12, 12 noon – 6 pm
Where: 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How Much: No Cover

Danca Afro: A Virtual Dance Series 
What: ONDAS is hosting this virtual dance series, benefitting social justice. For now, you can tune in online, for any amount. It’s a pay-what-you-can charity event where you’ll learn this African-Latino style of dance.
When: Sunday, July 12, 4 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Pay-What-You-Can

Lakewood Village Farmers Market
What: There’s no cover here on Mockingbird Lane- just bring your shopping bags and wear a mask. Enjoy a variety of fresh, local produce, honey, arts and crafts, and more.
When: Sunday, July 12, 9 am – 12 noon
Where: 6464 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75214
How Much: Free Entry


How are you faring this week? Tell us if any of these events look good or if you have better ideas. Leave a comment below: