things to do in dallas-fort worth this week

A new week, a new chance to blow all of your money on food and enterainment. That is, if you don’t follow us! We bring you a fresh list of free and cheap fun in Dallas-Fort Worth every week. You’ll never have to worry about high ticket prices or cover fees as long as you keep up with DFWOnTheCheap! Free and cheap things to do this week include The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Family Musical, Memorial Day Splash Down, An Authentic Introduction to Meditation, farmers markets, free storytimes, free workouts, and much more.

Read more below for our weekly guide to the best free and cheap activities in DFW:



Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Family Musical
What:  This adaptation of the best selling novel by Rick Riordan is the pop-rock musical of your dreams. Imagine if the Greek Gods were real- now imagine their ruining your life! Tickets to see how this epic turns out are regularly $37- $69 but we’re bringing them to you for just $19- $40! Shows are going on through May 26 but tickets are selling out so grab them fast!
When: May 21- 26, times vary
Where: 2403 Flora, Dallas TX 75201
How much: $19- $40



Here are a few cheap things to do in Dallas any day of the week!

Regal Cinema Movie Tickets for 25% Off

Regal Cinemas and United Artist Theatres are offering a special movie experience for over 25% off! E-tickets work just like regular movie tickets — just print and redeem them at the theatre box office or kiosk. Can be used on any date. Click here to get movie tickets for just $9.50.

Texas Discovery Gardens

If you love butterflies, you’ll love Texas Discovery Gardens. Enjoy the serene gardens, watch the butterflies hang in mid-air, and take part in their host of daily activities. Admission to the park is regularly $10 per person but now you can get admission for two at just $13 plus taxes and fees! That’s almost half- off!

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Take the whole family to explore the pilots who have gone the highest, the farthest, and the fastest in aviation. The Creative Mind Exhibit explores the contributions of African Americans to all branches of science and flight, including astronauts! Celebrating 30 years of stewardship, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is giving you admission for two for just $12- that’s almost half- off!

Grapevine Aquarium

Listen to talks by staff, attend a feeding time, see the sea turtle rescue center, and a whole host of exhibits based on where marine animals live. General admission to the SEALIFE Aquarium is $20.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids but you can get ANY TIME ADMISSION now for just $15.99. Not only can you save some cash but you can choose what day and time to visit without being locked into a one-day sale!

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium

This is Edutainment! Journey through realistically curated exhibits showcasing sealife from all over the world. Explore marine animals from the Amazon, the California Coast, the caves of New Zealand, the Mayan Jungle, the Egyptian Desert, and more. Single day tickets are $12.95 for seniors, $14.95 for adults and kids over 12, and $9.95 for kids aged 2- 11. Right now, get general admission for two people for just $25 { 17% off!} OR a Family- Four Pack with five (5) Activity Tokens for just $36. That’s a savings of 50%!



Mommy Moves with AfrikoPop
What: Working out, bonding with baby, and setting a good example? Count us in! Bring your baby carrier or wrap for this free class at the library at North Park Center. This class is for caregivers and infants up to 12 months old.
When: May 20, 10 am
Where: 8687 North Central Expressway, Suite 1514, Dallas TX 75225
How much: Free

Movie Mondays at Prairie Creek
What: Once a month on Monday evenings, a movie goes up on the big screen in the Auditorium. The theme changes each week but the movies are always appropriate for teens and adults.
When: May 20, 3:30- 5 pm
Where: 9609 Lake June Rd, Dallas TX 75217
How much: Free

Lego Fun at the Trailhead
What: Bring your kids and adults of all ages for some Lego-building fun. Get creative, snap some photos, and design a postcard to share with the world.
When: May 20, 9- 11 am
Where: 4801 Edwards Ranch Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109
How much: Free



Rock the Block at Clara Love Elementary
What: This free event is open to the public. Listen to music, check out art for sale, and get a chance to win a free dinner by In & Out Burger. The free dinner is only for the firs 400 people in line. Also, please bring a pair of new shoes to donate to the Justin Clothes Clothes!
When: May 21, 5 pm
Where: 16301 Elementary Dr, Justin TX 76247
How much: Free

Music & Stories with KidsWork
What: Playtime is the work of children. Each week, Klyde Warren Park hosts a free music and storytime for kids and toddlers. They’ll be read to, sung to, and encouraged to dance and move their little bodies. The class is free and open to the public; it’s best suited for preschoolers and toddlers.
When: May 21, 11 am- 12 noon
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Yoga in the Park
What: Burnett Park hosts a free weekly session of yoga, courtesy of the YMCA. Bring your own mat or use theirs. Also bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: May 21, 5:30 pm
Where: 501 W 7th St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free



Hooray for the USA!
What: Bookmarks in North Court is hosting a unique program for small children. Bring your toddlers and school-aged children for a puppet show with Jolly the Clown.
When: May 22, 10:30 am
Where: 8687 North Central Expressway, Ste 1514, Dallas TX 75225
How much: Free

Memorial Day Fun at Tanger Outlets
What: Enjoy this block party and Family Fun Festival at Tanger Outlets. There will be rides, games, prizes, and awesome sales! Purchase an unlimited ride ticket and receive a FREE $10 gift card to Tanger Outlets. There will also be a DJ, dance party, balloon twisters, jugglers, and more.
When: May 22, 6 pm
Where: 15853 North Fwy, Fort Worth TX 76177
How much: Free

Zumba with Gaby
What: Enjoy a free, one-hour session of this energetic, fun workout. Bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: May 22, 6- 7 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free



Storytime Serendipity 
What: This story time and singalong is perfect for wiggly preschoolers. There will be plenty of new words, new sounds, props, and more. The event is held at Bookmarks North Court.
When: May 23, 10:30 am
Where: 8687 North Central Expressway, Ste 1514, Dallas TX 75225
How much: Free

B Sharp Music Festival
What: Join the students and staff at B Sharp Music Program for an evening of live music. The event is being held at the Leadership Academy at Como Elementary Blacktop. There will also be a light dinner served- free and open to the public!
When: May 23, 5:30 pm
Where: 4000 Horne Street, Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: Free

Turtle Time at Locavore
What: Join the staff at Locavore for learning about turtles, petting an African Sulcata, and feeding the shelled friend. There will also be ice cream and turtle themed products.
When: May 23, 4 pm
Where: 715 Hawthorne Avenue, Fort Worth TX 76110
How much: Free



Dancing in the Park with Studio 22
What: Learn how to Salsa for free at KWP! The class is from 6:30- 7:30 pm, then you can stay afterwards for the free dance social. Bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: May 24, 6:30 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Kimbell Teen Hang Out
What: This free event is by teens, for teens! Enjoy your Friday evening at one of the best art museums in the country. There will be snacks and lemonade available while you see the works of art and listen to an open mic!
When: May 24, 5:30 pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: Free

Kid Yoga at Bookmarks
What: Join the staff at DPL’s Bookmarks branch for a half-hour session of free yoga for kids. Little ones will learn yoga through stretching and storytelling.
When: May 24, 10:30 am
Where: 8687 North Central Expressway, Ste 1514, Dallas TX 75225
How much: Free



Memorial Day Splash Down
What: DFW’s biggest pool party is benefitting Hodgkins Lymphoma. There will be live DJs, food, a bar, and a professional photographer. There are also VIP ticket benefits. The event is being held at the Cedar Canyon Ranch & Event Center. Tickets range from $25- $150 but we’re bringing them to you for just $12.50- $75!
When: May 25, 6 pm
Where: 4523 North Houston School Rd, Lancaster TX 75134
How much: $12.50- $75

An Authentic Introduction to Meditation
What: Join the folks at the Frisco Meditation Club for a series of FREE workshops exploring meditation. This class is perfect for beginners to learn about The Happiness Program and the Art of Living. Tickets are totally free!
When: May 25, 10 am
Where: 6800 Bountiful Grove Dr, McKinney TX 75070

Clearfork Farmers Market
What: Get your shopping in, load up on fresh produce, and check out our local artists and artisans. The weekly market has over 25 vendors. Bring both cash and cards.
When: May 25, 8 am
Where: 4801 Edwards Ranch Rd, Fort Worth TX 76109
How much: Free Entry



Memorial Day Music Fest
What: Klyde Warren Park is hosting a free music festival with a variety of genres. There will also be vendor booths, food, a family game zone, and more. Admission is free!
When: May 26, 2- 10 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Art for All
What: The Renner-Frankford Auditorium is hosting this free family event. There will be art in all mediums for you to play with an explore, from jewelry making to pastels. All supplies are included, no fee necessary.
When: May 26, 2- 4 pm
Where: 6400 Frankford Rd, Dallas TX 75252
How much: Free

Mariachi Mexicanisimo
What: If you like Mariachi music or if you just want a free, live show, head down to La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth for this weekly Mexican concert. Sing, dance, and have your own picnic.
When: May 26, 4 pm
Where: 4200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth TX 76115
How much: Free


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