Fort Worth weekend on a budget: July 6-8

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I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. After an evening of fireworks for Thursday’s July 4th festivities, I think parents are looking forward to a nice quiet weekend. That doesn’t mean you have to stay home, though. There are lots of fun family activities going on around Fort Worth this weekend. Our lineup includes the best of summertime shopping, food, and crafts.

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Canning demos at the Cowtown Farmers Market – July 6

Jarden Home Products will be demonstrating how to make and can jam, pickles, salsa and more. Demos are free and there will also be samples, coupons, and prizes. Classes will start randomly between 9 a.m. and noon, but the market opens at 8 a.m. After your class, be sure to pick up lots of fresh produce to test your knowledge. There is nothing quite so tasty as homemade jam on fresh market bread! The Cowtown Farmers Market is in the parking lot of Edeweiss on the traffic circle (3821 Southwest Blvd. if you need to map it).

For more info: Cowtown Farmers Market

Michael’s Passport to Imagination – July 6

Kids can make a craft while parents shop at Michael’s on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. Classes begin every half hour and last for 30 minutes. This weekend’s project is a summer tic-tac-toe board game. The supply fee is $2 per child. Register in stores. Michael’s has locations nationwide.

For more info: Passport to Imagination

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BRIT Farmers Market and Science Saturday – July 6

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) hosts a farmers market on the first Saturday of each month that features local community gardens, farms, and artisan companies. Bring cash and stock up on produce, bread, honey, jam, and more. Serendipity Equine Haven will be here this weekend and guests can pet and feed the horses. The Usual Suspects will perform live music and visitors can also learn about protecting plants from summer heat. First Saturday activities include story time for preschoolers, painting, scavenger hunts, and classes on urban landscaping. Plus, while you’re there don’t miss the current exhibit: The Hidden Beauty of Grasses. All activities are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Rahr Tour and Tasting + run – July 6

Rahr Brewery is a local favorite beer. Every Wednesday and Saturday they open they doors and welcome visitors to tour the facility and (if you are 21+) taste a few samples. This weekend the brewery is also having a 5K fun run to benefit Cure Search for Pediatric Cancer. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the run starts at 9. The fee for the run is $10 and includes food, beer, and a tour afterwards. The brewery is open to everyone for tours at 1 p.m. and the fee is also $10. Don’t forget your i.d.

For more info: Rahr Brewery


    • kerihouchin says

      It’s pretty cool. I love how the market gives the small neighborhood gardens an outlet to sell their produce. Some of them benefit community outreach programs and provide jobs for special-needs folks.

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