things to do in dallas fort worth this weekend

Need help planning your weekend? We have your guide to the top things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend that won’t leave your wallet on empty.

Free and cheap events in DFW this weekend include Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time, Live at Backdoor Comedy, The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour, Stella: The Time Machine Journey, grand opening parties, free kids activities, free workouts, and more.

Here is our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth:



Here are a few ways to have fun on the cheap every day!

Studio Movie Grill

There’s no better way to enjoy the newest blockbusters than with waitstaff and any snacks you like! Enjoy dinner and a movie, with comfy seats and a real big screen! Tickets are $9.75 per person but we’re all about getting a discount! For a limited time, get in the door for just $6 each to Lincoln Square or Plano locations.

SeaQuest Aquarium Fort Worth

Indulge in an underwater world of sealife from across the globe! At SeaQuest Fort Worth, you can feed, hold, and interact with all different types of animals and exotics from across five continents. It’s educational, fun for all ages, and now, cheaper than ever! Regularly priced, admission is $9.95 – $14.95 but with our deal, you can visit for as low as $8 per person.

Regal Cinema Movie Tickets for 25% off

Regal Cinemas and United Artist Theaters are offering a special movie experience for 25% off! E-tickets work just like regular movie tickets — just print and redeem them at the theater box office or kiosk. Can be used on any date. Click here to get movie tickets for just $9.50. {Regularly $12!}

Texas Discovery Gardens

Endless gardens, dancing butterflies, native plants and a botanical collection to put you back in touch with nature. Get lost and commune with mother earth! See one of DFW’s best outdoor preserves, now for a fraction of the price! Regularly priced, admission is $20 per person. For a limited time, we’re giving you two tickets for just $15!  That’s almost 40% off! With those prices, you can return again and again!



Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and the Portal of Time
What:Sherlock Holmes is the only person who can stop Professor Moriarty from changing history. The outcome of World War II is literally in his hands! This comedy is on stage at Rover Dramawerks with admission at $18 per person. We have your tickets for $6 of- that’s just $12 per person!
When: January 24, 8 pm
Where: 221 West Parker, Plano, TX 75023
How much: $12

Les Miserables at Northwest Library
What: Get a free screening of the French classic Les Miserables at the Fort Worth Public Library Northwest Branch. Admission is complimentary and open to all.
When: January 24, 3:30 pm
Where: 6228 Crystal Lake, Fort Worth, TX 76179
How much: Free

Grand Opening Party at Free Play
What: Free Play has finally landed in Fort Worth! Free Play is an adult-themed retro arcade, complete with patios, a bar, delicious drinks, and food! Kids are welcome until 9 pm, at which time the venue becomes 21+. For their grand opening celebration, they are having door-buster giveaways, early bird admission {just $6!}, game challenges, and specials on beer and food! Regular admission is $11 per person with early bird admission from 3 – 4 pm on this day only.
When: January 24, 3 pm – 2 am
Where: 1311 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
How much: $11 per person

FriYAY Distillery Tour & Sampling
What: Every Friday afternoon, Deep Ellum Brewing Company hosts a distillery tour and sampling event open to the public! You’ll need to RSVP and tickets are $15 per person. For that price, you get the tour, a commemorative glass, and a sample of their award-winning vodka!
When: January 24, 6 pm
Where: 2880 Clover St, Dallas, TX 75226
How much: $15



Backdoor Comedy Tickets

Live at Backdoor Comedy
What:The longest-running comedy show in Dallas is at Backdoor Comedy. Every Friday and Saturday evening, enjoy top local and national comics on tour. Admission is regularly $14 per person but for a limited time, we’re getting you in at just $9.95!
When: January 25, 8:30 pm
Where: 940 E. Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX  75801
How much: $9.95

The Fresh Pour Comedy Tour
What:Nationally-touring comedians are making a one-night stop at Trinity River Distillery in Fort Worth. These comics are found at the best local and national comedy houses around, with fresh material! Admission is $15 per person but we’re getting you in for just $7 each!
When: January 25, 7 pm
Where: 1734 E El Paso St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
How much: $7

Mascara Workshop & Artist Talk 
What: The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is hosting Rocío Ramírez and the Lucha Libre 2020 Art Exhibition. This Saturday, Ramírez will be giving an artist talk and mask-making workshop with needling. The exhibition and talk are open to all but the workshop has limited seating and is only open to people ages 13+. All events are free!
When: January 25, 1 – 3 pm
Where: 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208
How much: Free

Celebrate Tet!
What: Tet is the traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year and the Southwest Regional Library wants to help you celebrate! Learn more about the holiday and cultural significance with stories, crafts, and games. Kids and kids at heart are all welcome, no registration necessary.
When: January 25, 2 – 3 pm
Where: 4001 Library Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
How much: Free



Stella: The Time Machine Journey

Stella: The Time Machine Journey
What: This immersive dance experience brings kids and parents together for a true adventure. The only way to explain it is to experience it. Admission is $28 per person but we have your tickets for $22.50! They have showings available all throughout the week, with showings on Sunday at 2:30 and 4 pm.
When: January 26, 2:30 pm or 4 pm
Where: 1550 Convention Center Dr., Arlington, TX 76011
How much: $22.50

Yoga for Women
What: Sometimes you’re a little self conscious when trying something new, sometimes ladies just want to hang out with ladies. Whether you’re looking for a safe place or feminine energy, this class in the White Rock Hills Auditorium is for you! Ladies only, all levels, no registration fee. Bring your own mat and any yoga props you may need.
When: January 26, 3 – 4 pm
Where: 9150 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228
How much: Free

KidFilm Family Festival 
What:The Angelika Film Center & Cafe is hosting this kid-centered family festival complete with movie screenings and opportunities to meet famous authors! Kids will also receive a free book while supplies last. Admission is free and open to the public!
When: January 26, 11:30 am
Where: 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln, Ste 230, Dallas, TX 75206
How much: Free

Raquel Mendiola Live
What: Live in concert this weekend at La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth! Every weekend, the shopping center hosts multiple performers singing mariachi and Mexicano music. Raquel Mendiola is a singer all the way from Oklahoma, expecting a warm welcome with her soulful voice. Admission is free!
When: January 26, 3 pm
Where: 4200 South Fwy #2500, Fort Worth, TX
How much: Free


Are you going somewhere this weekend? Tell us what free and cheap events you’re headed to in DFW! Leave a comment below with ideas: