things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

The weekend is here and your social calendar definitely needs us! Don’t worry about high ticket prices or cover charges, we know how to have fun without breaking the bank. There are always great free and cheap things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth every day of the weekend.

Free and cheap events in DFW this weekend include Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Back in Black, Back Door Comedy, free workouts, family fun, trivia night, and more.

Keep reading for more on Free and Cheap Things to Do in DFW:



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!



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

Water Tag in the Park
What: Every Friday afternoon, Klyde Warren Park hosts a free game of water tag. There will be water gun filling stations set out around the park, just bring your own water gun {and a towel}!
When: August 23, 12 noon – 2 pm
Where:  2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas TX 75021
How much: Free

Trivia Night at BlackEyed
What: BlackEyed Distilling is having a trivia night dedicated to music! Show off your musical knowledge with your best pals. Free to play, no cover!
When: August 23, 7 pm
Where:  503 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth TX 76104
How much: No Cover



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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