things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

The weekend is here and before you know it, all of those social events and happy hours will put a major dent in your wallet. Don’t let the weekends- or any day of the week- get your wallet down! There are still plenty of ways to have fun in DFW without breaking the bank.

Free and cheap activities in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend include the Dallas International Guitar Festival, free movies in the park, outdoor markets, free workouts, and much more.

Here is your weekend update of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth:



Dallas International Guitar Festival
What: This annual guitar festival is for musicians, fans, collectors, and celebrities! Enjoy live music, vendors, antiques, collectibles, and special events all weekend long! Admission is free for kids 10 and under, $30 for adults. You can also purchase tickets for all three days for just $70!
When: Friday, September 25, 12 noon – 6 pm
Where: 2200 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75027
How Much: $30+

Live at the Kessler Green 
What: The Kessler Theater is hosting free, outdoor performances on their beautiful lawn! Be sure to wear a mask any time you are not seating or eating. Food and drinks are avilable for purchase and the lineup changes weekly.
When: Friday, September 25, 5 pm
Where: 1230 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
How Much: Free

Trolls World Tour at SW Community Center
What: The Southwest Community center is hosting this fun, safe, and free movie in the park! Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, picnics and snacks are also welcome.
When: Friday, September 25, 7:15 pm
Where: 6300 Welch Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76133
How Much: Free

Squeezebox Bandits at Berry St. Ice House
What:  Berry St invites you out for this free, acoustic show by the Squeezebox Bandits. Abel & Geoff will be playing live, with no cover. Enjoy ice-cold beer, awesome eats, and music while you dine.
When: Friday, September 25, 8 pm
Where: 2000 W. Berry St, Fort Worth, TX
How Much: Free



DIY: Rainwater Harvesting 
What: Save Tarrant Water and Water is Awesome are teaming up for this free, online workshop! This workshop is open to the public. You will learn how to harvest rainwater and get the chance to purchase a rain barrel at a discount.
When: Saturday, September 26, 8 am – 12 noon
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Boho Market at KWP
What: Klyde Warren Park is hosting this free, fun market for local makers and artisans! Admission is free and open to the public, just be sure to wear a mask. There will be art from local artists, home goods, essential oils, Boho clothing, vintage collections, and more.
When: Saturday, September 26, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rogers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
How Much: Free

Ondas Community Class
What: ONDAS is a Community of Movement and Culture, bringing you dance, yoga, music, and more. You can try out many of their offerings this weekend at an outdoor event! See how you like the instructors for free. Bring your own picnic if you plan to be there all day. Each class is 40 minutes. Find the schedule here.
When: Saturday, September 26, 10:45 am – 2 pm
Where: 1800 McPherson Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76110
How Much: Free

The Too Sensitive Concert Series
What: This Livestream event features Erykah Badu, ATO Records, and Nick Hakim. There is no registration required, you can stream the event for free from BaduWorldMarket.Com.
When: Saturday, September 26, 5 pm
Where: Online
How Much: Free



Sing & Sign 
What: This free event is courtesy of the Dallas Public Library. It’s never too early to teach your child sign language! This fun class is for babies and their caregivers, to have an opportunity to learn and teach basic ASL signs. Just RSVP on the library’s website for more details.
When: Sunday, September 27, 10:30 am
Where: Online
How Much: Free

Rock N Roll Rummage Sale
What: Lola’s Trailer Park is an awesome outdoor, adult playground and they’re hosting a rummage sale! Find vintage and antique art, collectibles, equipment, books, and more. All vendors are Rock N Roll themed. You’re asked to wear a mask and social distance. There will also be food vendors and live music. No admission, just pay for your food, drinks, and shopping!
When: Sunday, September 27, 12 noon – 6 pm
Where: 2735 W 5th St, Fort Worth, TX
How Much: Free

Dirty Dancing at Jasper’s
What: Jasper’s Uptown not only has great food, delicious drinks, and exceptional service- now they’re offering a backyard cinema! Enjoy a screening this weekend of Dirty Dancing. You must RSVP and wear a mask. Tickets begin at $10 and do not include dinner or alcohol but you do get one bag of freshly popped popcorn!
When: Sunday, September 27, 8:30 pm
Where: 4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
How Much: $10+

Sunday Song Circle at the BBQ Ranch
What: Each Sunday, local musicians, songwriters, and storytellers get together to practice and honor their craft. You can swing by to participate or just to enjoy the show! Admission is free, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: Sunday, September 27, 3 pm
Where: 10250 Western Oaks Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76108
How Much: Free


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