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 Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend include Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, Live at Backdoor Comedy, Maddi’s Fridge: Family Theatre Series, Swaddle & Swoon, free live music, the Fort Worth Book Fest, and more.

Read on for our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth:



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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
What: Listen to the legend of the one and only King Arthur at Allen’s Community Theatre on select dates through October. Sundays and Thursdays, you can catch this new musical satire with admission at half price! Regularly $27, we’re getting you in for just $13.50!
When: Multiple Dates
Where: 1210 E Main St, Allen TX 75002
How much: $13.50



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

Public Paintball Play at Cousins Paintball Dallas

This experience is great for total beginners or occasional players. Your admission includes the paintball gun rental, a full goggle and helmet system, and a safety orientation. This special runs on select weekends for just $5 – $10 per person!

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!

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.

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!

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!



Live at Backdoor Comedy
What: The longest-running comedy show in Dallas features national headlining acts from the likes of Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and more. Admission is $14 per person but we have tickets for just $7 each!
When: October 11, 8:30 pm
Where: 940 E. Belt Line Rd, Richardson TX 75081
How much: $7

General Pub Trivia
What: BlackEyed Distilling is hosting a night of trivia with no cover and no fee to play!
When: October 11, 7 pm
Where: 503 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth TX 76104
How much: No Cover

Friday on the Green
What: Fort Worth’s Magnolia Green hosts a once-a-month music series from April through October. From 6 – 10 pm, catch live acts on stage with plenty of food trucks serving up beer, wine, and bites.
When: October 11, 6 – 10 pm
Where: 1201 Lipscomb, Fort Worth TX 76104
How much: Free



Fort Worth Book Fest
What: The Maddox Muse Center is having an all ages, all genres book event with author signings, cosplay, panel discussions, and more. Admission is free!
When: October 12, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: 330 E 4th St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free

Frontier Fall Fest 
What: The Log Cabin Village invites you out for a day of old fashioned music, locally made crafts, artists and artisans, and more.  Admission is just $6.50 for adults, $6 for kids, and free for kids under age 4.
When: October 12, 1 – 4 pm
Where: 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth TX 76109
How much: $6+

Free Art Talk & Art Making
What: The pottery and works of the Castillo family will be on display as part of the “Making Of” workshop and talk. Admission is free. The workshop is $35. Stick around afterwards for a delicious buffet and drinks available for purchase.
When: October 12, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: 369 West Jefferson Blvd, Dallas TX 75208
How much: Free General Admission



Maddi’s Fridge: Family Theatre Series
What: This story takes on major issues like poverty, hunger, and charity, while still being appropriate for kids and the whole gang! Admission runs $12 for kids and $22 for adults but we have all of those tickets for half price! Just $6 – $11 per person when you purchase with us!
When: October 13, 2:30 pm
Where: 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson TX 75082
How much: $6 – $11

Swaddle & Swoon
What: You’ve heard of wedding expo’s, now you’re invited to the largest curated baby show for expecting parents. This party will have new products, local businesses, baby bump photo ops, lite bites, and more. Admission is half-off for a limited time, just $6!
When: October 13, 2 pm
Where: 1300 S Polk #234, Dallas TX 75224
How much: $6

Clamato Michelada Festival 
What: Fort Worth’s General Worth Square is hosting this free, family-friendly festival courtesy of Clamato! Enjoy both boozy and alcohol-free beverages, live music, food vendors, and much more.
When: October 13, 12 noon – 8 pm
Where: General Worth Square, Main St, Fort Worth TX 76102
How much: Free Admission


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