Dallas and Fort Worth offer many fun things to do that are absolutely free. Whether you live in DFW or are visiting from out of town, you’re sure to enjoy these money-saving attractions.
Free Movies and Theater in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas
Movie lovers can catch free outdoor flicks at many locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. One of the best is “Get Reel” at Victory Park, which takes place each summer at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. “Get Reel” features recent blockbuster movies each Tuesday night at 7:30 pm. You can also catch free movies at “Movies in the Square” in Frisco at 9 pm in June and July. If you’re in Fort Worth, check out “Stars Under the Stars,” which offers free movies on Thursday evenings in June and July in Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.
You can also enter contests to win free tickets to theater shows and new movies on the Dallas Observer’s Free Stuff Promotions page. Check back often to find new promotional offers as they appear on the site.
If theater is your bag, then don’t miss Shakespeare in the Park, which has free admission, with a $10 donation requested, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. General admission audiences are allowed into the park at 7:30 pm, and the shows begin at 8:00 pm.
Free Concerts in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas
Each spring, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra hosts free community concerts in local recreation centers and parks, as well as at the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center. The Dallas Museum of Art also hosts a free concert series called “Jazz Under the Stars” each year during May and June. Free concerts are also offered each Friday from May through June in downtown Dallas’ West End.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra also offers free community concerts at local churches and community centers. Nearby in Arlington, which is in the mid-cities between Dallas and Fort Worth, Levitt Pavilion offers a free concert series entitled “Free Music Under the Stars,” which offers 50 nights of free music to the public each year.
Free Art and Art Museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas
If you’re an art lover, you won’t want to miss the attractions in downtown Dallas. The Trammel Crow center has a world-class outdoor sculpture garden that is free and open to the public. The sculpture garden includes over 20 bronze statues by French masters such as Rodin, Maillol and Bourdelle. The Trammel Crow center is also host to the Crow Collection of Asian Art, which also has free admission. The Trammel Crow center is near the Nasher Sculpture Center, which features an outdoor sculpture exhibit with works by Picasso, Rodin, Gaugin and Degas. Also nearby is the Dallas Museum of Art, which offers free admission to its collection of 23,000 works of art on the first Tuesday of each month.
You can also enjoy a visit to the Irving Arts Center, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian and offers free admission to all of its art galleries and outdoor sculpture garden. While you’re in Irving, don’t forget to pass by the Mustangs of Las Colinas Sculpture and Exhibit. Modern sculptural works by famous artists such as Andy Warhol can also be viewed for free at NorthPark Center. Some of the art is located in CenterPark, NorthPark Center’s 1.4 acre landscaped garden.
If you’re passing by Fort Worth, you should definitely take a peek at the Kimbell Art Museum, which is free every day except for special exhibits. While you’re in the Fort Worth Arts District, be sure to also check out the free Amon Carter Museum, which features primarily western art. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth also offers free admission the first Sunday of each month.
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