things to do in DFW this week

When you’re looking to make plans for the week without breaking the bank, turn to us. We’ve got you covered every week with the most up to date info on the best free and cheap things to do in DFW this week.

Free and cheap events in Dallas-Fort Worth this week include Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Miss Nelson is Missing, Back in Black, Back Door Comedy, free live music, outdoor summer fun, and more.

Read on for our full guide to this week’s best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth:



charlie and the chocolate factory dallas

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
What: The Winspear Opera House is hosting this stage adaption and we have your Golden Tickets! The toe-tapping, ear-tickling rendition is showing all week, with tickets ranging from $30 – $65. But don’t pay that much- we have tickets as low as $25!
Where:  2403 Flora St, Dallas TX 75201
How much: $25 – $53.50



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

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!

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!

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 $15! That’s 25% off!



Mommy Moves with AfrikoPop
What: This mom and baby work out class is a great way to start your morning. Mom will get a workout while baby has fun! The class is free, just RSVP.
When: August 19, 10 am
Where:  8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas TX 75225
How much: Free

Vino Veritas
What: All bottles of wine under $100 are 50% off on Mondays at Bird Cafe! Stop by their beautiful veranda for food and drinks.
When: August 19, 11 am – 10 pm
Where:  155 E 4th St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free Admission

Yoga on the Bridge
What: The Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge is an awesome spot to practice some yoga. Get a free, one hour class this evening overlooking the beautiful Trinity River.
When: August 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Where:  109 Continental Ave, Dallas TX 75208
How much: Free


Music & Stories by KidWorks
What: Bring the little ones for a storytelling session in the park. Enjoy music, singing, clapping, and a new story each week! The event is going down at Klyde Warren Park and it’s free to the public.
When: August 20, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Dallas TX 75201
How much: Free

Open Mic Night at Ampersand
What: And? You’re getting in free! This free to sign up, free to attend open mic night is exactly how you want to spend your Tuesday night. They will also have 50% off of all coffee beverages and other drink specials.
When: August 20, 8 pm
Where:  3009 Bledsoe St., Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: No Cover

Jazz Jam at Jazz BeCuzz
What: The Jazz BeCuzz Art Center hosts a free weekly jazz jam and you’re invited! Come for the show or bring your own instrument. Admission is just $5.
When: August 20, 8:30 pm
Where:  319 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #120, Dallas TX 75243
How much: $5


Story Time on the Geo Deck
What: The Geo Deck at Reunion Tower has fun, free events going on all summer long. On Wednesdays, bring the little ones for a new story each week. All activities are free with general admission which ranges from $8 – $17 per person.
When: August 21, 11 am
Where:  300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas TX 75207
How much: $8 – $17

Midweek Meditations
What: The Dixon Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers a free weekly meditation class. Explore the many forms of meditations while you calm the mind, reduce stress, and increase focus. Admission is free but you’ll want to RSVP.
When: August 21, 12:30 pm
Where:  3500 Hulen St Ste 100, Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: Free

That 70s Band
What: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill is hosting That 70s Band for all of your retro vibes! Admission is free and the drinks will be pouring!
When: August 21, 8 pm
Where:  10261 Technology Blvd E, Dallas TX 75220
How much: No Cover


Miss Nelson is Missing
What: What happens when the nice teacher disappears and is replaced with a meanie substitute? Kids realize what they took for granted! Enjoy this comedic kid mystery for just $8.50 per person {regularly $17}. The show goes on every Thursday and Sunday and this may be your last chance!
When: August 22, 7 pm
Where: 1210 E Main, Allen TX 75002
How much: $8.50

Kids Yoga & Stories
What: This kid-centered series focuses on breathing techniques and yoga flow. Kids will get in some yoga time, plus sing songs, dance, and play games. The series is free but a $5 donation per child is appreciated.
When: August 22,  9:30 am
Where:  120 Saint Louis Ave Ste 101, Fort Worth TX 76104
How much: $5

Fort Worth Summer Fiesta
What: Head to Wild Salsa for cornhole, patio games, a live DJ, piñatas, and more. Admission is free but if you RSVP, you could win a $25 gift card.
When: August 22, 4 pm
Where:  300 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free Admission


Back in Black
What: This AC/DC rock tribute is back at the House of Blues. After their stops in other Texas cities, the tribute band will be performing their best tunes. Admission is $16 per person but we have some tickets for free! Just pay processing fees and your tickets are complimentary.
When: August 23, 6:30 pm
Where:  2200 N Lamar, Dallas TX 75202

Magen Miller
What: This free concert at The Sound Stage features the eclectic musician, Magen Miller. The performance will include the fiddle, the piano, and original lyrics and music. Admission is free, just bring cash or card so you can grab some takeaway from the local restaurants.
When: August 23, 7 pm
Where:  3111 Olympus Blvd., Dallas TX 75019
How much: Free

Summer Never Ends
What: Peppermill Lounge is hosting a live summer concert series with a little something for everyone.  Dillon Lee Cronan starts the night off at 8 pm. You can also catch Chasing Oliver, Lydia Low, and more. Admission is just $5!
When: August 23, 8 pm
Where:  6825 E Lancaster, Fort Worth TX 76112
How much: $5


Back Door Comedy
What: The longest-running comedy show in Dallas has 8 or more comedians performing each week. Admission is $14 per person but we’re slashing that in half- just $7 gets you in the door!
When: August 24, 8 pm
Where:  904 E Belt Line Rd, Richardson TX 75081
How much: $7

Body Mountain Boot Camp
What: This free bootcamp is hosted at Klyde Warren Park every Saturday morning. Get fit with a hype class focusing on strength training and core conditioning.
When: August 24, 9 – 10 am
Where:  2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75021
How much: Free

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
What: Grab a totally FREE screening of this 1980s cult classic film at The Sound Stage. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. There is no admission fee but you’ll definitely want to grab some food and drinks to go from the local eateries.
When: August 24, 8 pm
Where:  3111 Olympus Blvd., Dallas TX 75019
How much: Free


The Funktion
What: This free event at Lola’s Trailer Park features an evening of music. $olar $lim, Lou Charle$, EJC, and WREX, and a live DJ will all be on site, giving you their best. Admission is free but the event is 21+ only.
When: August 25, 8 pm
Where:  2735 W 5th St, Fort Worth TX 76107
How much: Free Admission

Sunday Funday 
What: Head to Panther Island Pavilion for free family fun every Sunday. Take a free yoga class, grab some tasty bites from the food trucks, rent a tube, and just chill. Admission is free, just bring cash or card for your food, drinks, and activities.
When: August 25, 12 noon
Where:  395 Purcey St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free Admission

Sabor Latino Food Truck Festival
What:  There are a limited number of totally free tickets, so sign up for yours now! Admission includes a tamale throw down, a jalapeno eating contest, beer and wine, and more.
When: August 25, 12 noon
Where:  1634 Regal Row, Dallas TX 75247
How much: Free


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