things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

Make the weekend count when you’ve prepared for it! There are plenty of ways to experience the best of DFW when you keep up with discounts, deals, and freebies all year long.

Free and cheap activities in Dallas-Fort Worth include fun summer learning with ABCMouse, free live music, streaming sessions, workouts, ice cream social pick-ups, and much more.

Here is your weekend update of Free and Cheap events in DFW:



Make Summer Fun with an ABCMouseFree Trial

For teens, kids, and even babies, this engaging learning program features lessons and activities to keep your youngest and oldest entertained and learning! No reason to be boring, this interactive and engaging program has thousands of games and lessons for every subject and every grade! With ABCMouse, you can learn with kids as young as two years old! Currently, they’re offering a great deal where you can create accounts for up to three children 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!



Discovery Club with the Library 
What: The Fort Worth Public Library and the FW Nature Center & Refuge are hosting this free, weekly storytime and Discovery Club! Enjoy a nature-based presentation for children with a story, puppet show, or song each week! Log in through Premier One with Facebook.
When: Friday, July 10, 10 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Boxed Lunch with Dev’n Goodman
What: Boxed Lunch is a local, outreach initiative looking to bring a louder voice to some of the most prolific voices in Austin’s social justice and community organizing scene. Tune in to the FWCAC for free online for a discussion about education and equity.
When: Friday, July 10, 12 noon
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Collector Car Appreciation Drive-In
What: Dairy-Ette on Ferguson will be hosting this free, dinner-time car sho for anyone ho loves Classics and hot rods! Enjoy this cruiser drive-in, complete with dinner and dessert, all you pay for is your food and drink. Wear a mask, maintain proper social-distancing procedures, and tune in to Dallas Classic Chevys for updates. Bring your hot rod or just come for the show and dinner.
When: Friday, July 10, 6 pm
Where: 9785 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228
How Much: Free Entry

ShinyRibs at Kessler Theatre
What: See this local to Texas, Austin- based band playing live from the Kessler Theatre! Tune in from home for their own magic of American country, soul, funk, and more. Log in early through Facebook live to avoid website traffic for a free show, just follow the band on Facebook for updates!
When: Friday, July 10, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free



Hike & Yoga at Cedar Ridge
What: Cedar Ridge Preserve is hosting this affordable event to improve your Vitamin D, mental health, and physical fitness! Enjoy a walk or jog at your own pace, plus standing yoga, stretching, and breathing exercises. Pets are welcome but only on a leash. Kids can come, too! Be sure to RSVP, your very first session is free! Wear a mask, bring your own water, and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
When: Saturday, July 11, 7:30 am
Where: 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Cedar Hill, TX 75249
How Much: Free

Ice Cream Social with SiNaCa Studios
What: This is still an ice cream social, just socially-distanced style! The SiNaCa Studios is offering glass-blown bowls, ice cream bowls, t-shirts, and raffle tickets are available for purchase through this exclusive link. Purchase in advance online, then just walk up and grab your order! Find ordering and pick up details here.
When: Saturday, July 11, 12 noon – 3 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Prices Vary

Mindfulness Meditation with BRIT
What: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is hosting this affordable, in person, socially-distanced event at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a unique, one-hour meditation class to show you how to connect and focus on our natural world. Registration is just $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, you must RSVP in advance.
When: Saturday, July 11, 2:30 pm
Where: Online
How Much: $10

Corey Kent at The Sound
What: The Sound at Cypress Waters is hosting this free, weekly series to bring you live music, lakeside! Bring your picnic blankets and grab dinner to-go from the local food trucks and restaurants. Admission is totally free.
When: Saturday, July 11, 7 pm
Where: 3111 Olympus Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75019
How Much: Free



LoneStar Specialty at DFM
What: The Dallas Farmers Market will be hosting Lone Star Specialty Foods and other vendors with all of your fresh, local produce and prepared goods! Get all you need as far as local art, handmade products, and more. Admission is always free. Wear a mask, send only one person per household, and stay at least 6 feet away from others.
When: Sunday, July 12, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: 920 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
How Much: Free Entry

Shelter In Place Concert Series
What: Enjoy the 10th event in this series of live music from The Black Academy of Arts & Letters. Tune in live, via Facebook, for performances by Ledsi, Jennifer Holiday, and Chrisette Michelle. There is no RSVP necessary but you might want to follow them on Facebook for updates and more information.
When: Sunday, July 12, 5 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

An Evening in the Clouds 
What: There aren’t many ways to get out and about right now, without running into a lot of risk! This socially-distanced yoga and meditation class is held in-person and outdoors. Bring your own yoga mat and face mask. There is plenty of space to spread out, no one should be less than 6 feet apart. Head out to Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza in Old Town Burleson for this free event!
When: Sunday, July 12, 8:15 pm
Where: 141 W Renfro St, Burleson, TX 76028
How Much: Free

Adoption Watch Party
What: You’re probably wondering how you can make a real change in these trying times. Politics and everything else are uncertain, but what is for sure? The love of a four-legged friend! Be quarantine-typical and watch this live event by Saving Hope. You may just see your future forever-friend. Admission is free.
When: Sunday, July 12, 7 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Are you ready for the weekend? If not, let us know! Leave a comment below with ideas on what kind of events you would like to see in the future: