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Belk KidFest Event ~ Save up to 40% Off July 30th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.53.47 PMBelk is hosting its bi-annual KidFest event, Saturday July 30th from noon-3 p.m. The event will include runway fashion shows with local children as models, refreshments, activities, prizes and more.

Customers can save up to 40 percent off the entire stock of kids’ apparel during the event, excluding designer collections.

Additionally, parents and legal guardians interested in having their children ages 4 – 12 participate as models in the KidFest fashion show should contact their local Belk store now to register and obtain more information. Participating kids will receive 20 percent off the look they wear in the show.

$28 for Admission for Two to LEGOLAND Discovery Center ($45.46 Value) + Ninjago Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 5:47 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 7.24.31 AMLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth is having a for a weekend dedicated to the exciting world of LEGO® Ninjago, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. This is included in the price of admission.

Plus you can save with this deal:

* $28 for Admission for Two to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine (reg. $45.46), but note not valid on Saturdays before 3 p.m.

Over Ninjago Weekend, ninja masters in the making will take part in four activities throughout the attraction in order to save Cole, elemental master and ninja of earth, and defeat Master Yang, the ghostly inventor of Airjitzu.

Activities include:

  • Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder in building your own Nindroid like Zane, the robotic ninja of titanium.
  • Meet costume character Kai, the red ninja of fire.
  • Help Nya, elemental master of water, find all the hidden ninja MINIFIGURES in MINILAND.
  • Create your own Ninjago scene on LEGO play zone tables with Jay, the blue ninja of lighting.

Included in the price of admission. Enjoy Ninjago giveaways throughout the weekend.

Tickets:  Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets visit here.

Hours:  MondayFriday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.– last admission two hours prior to closing.

 

Hot Local Deals: Monster Yogurt, Amazing Jakes, Posados, Splash Kingdom + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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Here are some great local deals if you’re looking to save!
Monster Yogurt:  $10 for a $20 Gift Card to Monster Yogurt – Free Shipping (Dallas and Richardson)

Amazing Jakes:  Buffet and Game Card at Amazing Jake’s Food & Fun – 4 Options Available (Up to 47% Off)

Splash Kingdom:  $14.50 for Splash Kingdom Waterpark Day Pass (up to $23.99 Value)

Posados:  $15 for $25 Gift Card for Authenic Mexican Cuisine at Posados – 5 DFW Locations

Rockwood Go Karts: $12 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf (up to $28 Value)

#AtHomeStores College Room Makeover Haul ~ Ava Decorates Nick’s New College Dorm Room Under $100

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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To say this has been a tremendously emotional year is an understatement.  And our baby boy is flying the coop for college.  As hard it is for me, I’ve come to realize it’s even harder for my daughter.

At Home asked us to check out their store to see what we could buy for a dorm room under $100.

As many of you know, if I’m not on a baseball field watching Nick play ball or Ava doing gymnastics, then I’m on the computer searching for deals.  We couldn’t find time for Nick to go shopping and I quickly realized how important this trip could be for Ava as she is very sad to see Nick go.  SHE got to pick out Nick’s dorm room decor!!!! So fun and special at the same time!

We couldn’t think of a better place to go then At Home.  Check out the video as Ava had a blast turning Nick’s dull dorm room into a real personal space with a bit of Ava “flare!”

About At Home:

At Home brings more than 30 years of passion and experience to the ever-evolving home décor category. From quirky to traditional, modern to exotic, At Home has something for everyone. At Home’s broad assortment and everyday low prices enable everyone to make their house a home. This summer, At Home is making decorating your small space easier than ever, with their new Campus Collection. This collection includes six different trends to help parents send their college students back in style.

AT&T Customers: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Movie Tickets On Tuesdays

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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Each week, eligible AT&T customers can buy one movie ticket for any Tuesday showing of a standard 2D movie at select theaters and receive a second movie ticket of equal or lesser value for the same movie FREE!

To see if you are eligible, head on over here and click “Get Tickets Now”, then enter your phone number. A validation code will be sent to your device that you will then enter into the space provided on the webpage that prompts after you type in your phone number. Once validated, you will be directed to the redemption website to purchase tickets. The discount code will automatically be applied at checkout and will be valid for 6 days from validation of your account. Som

LEGOLAND Discovery Center ~ Ninjago Weekend August 6 & 7

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 11:45 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 7.24.31 AMLEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth is having a for a weekend dedicated to the exciting world of LEGO® Ninjago, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. This is included in the price of admission.

Plus you can save with this deal:

* $28 for Admission for Two to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Grapevine (reg. $45.46), but note not valid on Saturdays before 3 p.m.

Over Ninjago Weekend, ninja masters in the making will take part in four activities throughout the attraction in order to save Cole, elemental master and ninja of earth, and defeat Master Yang, the ghostly inventor of Airjitzu.

Activities include:

  • Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder in building your own Nindroid like Zane, the robotic ninja of titanium.
  • Meet costume character Kai, the red ninja of fire.
  • Help Nya, elemental master of water, find all the hidden ninja MINIFIGURES in MINILAND.
  • Create your own Ninjago scene on LEGO play zone tables with Jay, the blue ninja of lighting.

Included in the price of admission. Enjoy Ninjago giveaways throughout the weekend.

Tickets:  Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, free for kids 2 and under. To purchase special discounted tickets visit here. (Note: I’m still researching for additional discount tickets).

Hours:  MondayFriday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.– last admission two hours prior to closing.

 

Remington College ~ Free Cuts for Kids in August

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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remingtonStudents may not be ready for summer to end, but at least they can head back to school looking and feeling their best, thanks to Remington College’s Cuts for Kids program.

Throughout the month of August, Remington College is again providing free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under. Cuts for Kids allows parents to save some money on the cost of getting kids ready to go back to school, and students in the Remington College cosmetology program get real-world, hands-on experience with actual clients as part of their education.

Here’s how to participate at Remington College Dallas Campus:

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 – Wednesday, August 31

To schedule an appointment: Call The Salon at Remington at 972-698-3890.Walk-ins are also welcome.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Address: 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

Parents can also get a free salon service during Cuts for Kids; anyone who brings in a donation of school supplies – pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. – can get a free haircut, manicure, or pedicure for themselves. All the school supplies collected will be given to local schools for students in need.

All Cuts for Kids haircuts will be provided by students and instructors in the Remington College’s Cosmetology Diploma program. The program teaches students the art of hair, skin and nail care through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on training in The Salon at Remington, which allows students to work with real clients.

For more on the Remington College Cosmetology Program, visit remingtoncosmo.com
or call 1-800-448-6405.

Exercising with Baby ~ Post Baby Workout Tips

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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As I blogger for many years, I have decided to branch out a bit and be a guest blogger on several topics.  Many of you know that I love to exercise.  As one of my assignments, I wrote an article on How to Exercise with Baby!  If you have a little one, make sure and check out We Deliver Dreams, Post-Baby Workouts!

 

 

UniverSoul Circus ~ Coming August 16-21st, Tickets Starting at $13.50

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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If you’re looking for something fun and new to take your kids to, you’ll want to check out UniverSoul Circus which comes to Dallas August 16-21st.

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.37.40 AMUniverSoul Circus is a Tour de Force of Circus Artistry on a Global Scale! A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of- your-seat performances.

Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus opens in Dallas, TX at Southwest Center Mall, August 16-21, 2016. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com or 1-800- 745-3000.  And right now you can get tickets for as low as $13.50 on Groupon!

Under a one ring big top will you be lucky enough to witness the Comedy Dog Act from Chile, Aerial Duet from Colombia, Pagoda Bowl Acrobats from China, Airborne Motorcycles from California, Caribbean Dynasty from Trinidad and Tobago, Russian Bar from Cuba, Contortionists from Ethiopia, Magical Tigers and disco dancing Elephants from the United States.

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WHAT: Plays Dallas, TX

WHEN: Tuesday, August 16 through Sunday August 21

WHERE: Southwest Center Mall, 3662 West Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75237

 

Lowe’s Build and Grow Kids Clinic: Register NOW to Make Free Avengers Black Widow

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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Registration is now OPEN for the upcoming Lowe’s Kids Clinic!

On Saturday, August 13th at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Marvel Avengers Black Widow!

Be sure to register your kids now as spots tend to fill up quickly! If you’ve never attended one of these free Kid’s Clinics, check out my previous experience here.

Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts ~ Free Art Contest for Kids

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.21.12 AMLakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts Hosts is having a Summer Art Competition for Kids.

The summer art competition is accepting submissions now, challenging those ages 5-14 to reproduce either Messenger by Chuck McCarter or Posing for Picasso by Stephen Potter.

Participants are encouraged to present free interpretation reproductions using paint, sketch or sculpture. Completed reproductions can be submitted to LCFA by September 15th during open hours. More details on the simple contest rules.

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The winners of the best reproduction in the age groups of 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14 will be announced at the closing reception on September 15th and those pieces will be on display indefinitely at LCFA. The winners will also receive a toolbox of professional art supplies.

130, Dallas, Texas 75214; 214.843.2060. At the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road by Cane Rosso.

WHEN: The LCFA summer art contest and art gallery runs through September 15th . Art submissions can be dropped by LCFA during open hours prior to September 15th . The closing art gallery and contest reception is held from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm on September 15th and is open to the public.

REI National Free Weekend ~ Free Classes and Events July 30-31

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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FreeWeekend_20160714080000893REI just launched National Free Weekend with a number of events in North Texas coming July 30-31st. Registration for these free classes like hiking, trail running and back-country navigation at Cedar Ridge Preserve is limited.

Here is more information:

 

 

In the spirit of bringing people together outside, REI is offering free REI Outdoor School classes and outings the weekend of July 30-31st. There are opportunities for beginners and seasoned adventurers to rekindle a connection to the outdoors. Residents are encouraged to bring old friends, make new ones and be reminded of the power of getting outdoors together.

REI is hosting its most popular classes for the free weekend of adventures taking place at Cedar Ridge

Preserve, including:

 Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass– Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate your map to the surrounding area, use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, and put the Map &

Compass together to plan your route.

 Hiking the DFW Areas Best Places– Join an REI Outdoor School Instructor for a guided hike to one of the DFWs natural gems. We’ll teach you about the 10 essentials of backcountry travel and introduce you to the principles of Leave No Trace. See location details for more info on the specific destination for this outing.

 Introduction to Trail Running– If you've been pounding pavement and need a new challenge or if you want to learn more about improving your off-road skills while exploring some excellent trails, this outing is for you.

 REI Free Weekend Celebration– Join us at Cedar Hill Preserve on July 30th & 31st to learn new skills, make new friends, and be reminded that we can all find common ground in the outdoors.

WHERE: July 30-31, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Preserve and the Dallas REI Store—interview opportunities with local employees and trainers available in days leading up to event

 

Christmas in July Festivals This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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Christmas only comes around once a year but don’t miss out on a couple of chances to celebrate it this July!

There will be snow, visits by Santa and winter characters, a pajama contest, story time with Mrs. Claus, Charles Dickens readings, a live performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, shopping, specials at restaurants and more at the Bishop Art District’s annual Christmas in July celebration. Festivities are free, family-friendly and start at 6 p.m.

And in Grand Prairie, a Christimas in July Celebration sponsored by Prairie Lights at the Farmers Market will feature Christmas and island-themed music, Christmas-themed events, holiday treats and (if he can take a break) Santa Claus himself as well as live music from steel drummer Charlie Duhon.

July 23 starting at 6 p.m. in Bishop Arts District, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Market Square in Grand Prairie. Both festivals are free. 

Fun & Free Weekend Events

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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*Featured

Pokémon Go: Pokéstops, Deals, Discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth

*American Girl
Throughout the month of July at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various events.Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations. Keep in mind that ticket prices will vary by event.

*Bishop Arts District

Christmas only comes around once a year but don’t miss out on a couple of chances to celebrate it this July!

There will be snow, visits by Santa and winter characters, a pajama contest, story time with Mrs. Claus, Charles Dickens readings, a live performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, shopping, specials at restaurants and more at the Bishop Art District’s annual Christmas in July celebration. Festivities are free, family-friendly and start at 6 p.m.

And in Grand Prairie, a Christimas in July Celebration sponsored by Prairie Lights at the Farmers Market will feature Christmas and island-themed music, Christmas-themed events, holiday treats and (if he can take a break) Santa Claus himself as well as live music from steel drummer Charlie Duhon.

July 23 starting at 6 p.m. in Bishop Arts District, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Market Square in Grand Prairie. Both festivals are free. 

*Bass Pro

Kids Fishing at Bass Pro Saturdays, 11 AM Free Join Bass Pro each week when kids are welcome to fish on their pond. Go here for details.

*Carrollton

Enjoy a night filled with great tunes in Downtown Carrollton. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

7/22 – Cover Band: Aurora
Aurora is a Dallas band specializing in top 40 songs from classic rock, funk, and soul to current pop, R&B, and rock hits.

Friday, July 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Historic Downtown Carrollton
1106 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

*CityPass

We’ve done a complete round up of free summer events for kids and DFW Summer Staycation! ThisCityPass is a great resource for saving in Dallas and other cities. Basically, it’s a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city. You’ll save up to 50% compared to combined regular box office prices!

*Dallas Triple Slider

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? Head to Groupon to get a Triple Slider Entry for One at Slide the City on Saturday, July 23 for only $30!

What’s the length of three football fields, blue, and wet? The answer isn’t a joke—it’s Slide the City, a massive, padded, thousand-foot-long horizontal water slide that travels the country. When it hits their town, thrill-seekers are encouraged to bring their bathing suits, inflatable tubes, and growing dinosaur sponges to make the most of their 330-yard voyage.

Triple Slider entry includes a complimentary inner tube- the event takes place in Fort Worth on Saturday, July 23.

*Disney Store
Kids ages 3 and up are invited to Summer Play Days through September 5th and can receive a free TSUM TSUM wristband each week for participating in an event – while supplies last. Store events take place every day, which include Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time, and Showtime. Go here for details.

*Fort Worth Stockyards

Saddle up for the Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy on Saturday, July 23rd!

Don’t miss out on a day dedicated to the cowboy and lots of fun! Parade starts at 11:30 am, immediately following the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive. Activities will take place along East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards and you can take the opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy, with family-friendly activities taking place all day including the World Championship Hay Stacking Contest, cow milking, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, cow chip throwing, tip-to-tip guessing and much more.

National Day of the American Cowboy Schedule

10 a.m. World Championship Hay Stacking Contest
3 man teams compete for $1000 in cash prizes

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Bill Picket Pictorial Exhibit
Learn about the life of the famous Bill Picket (Inside Cowtown Coliseum)

11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cow Milking Contest 
Whoever milks a cow the fastest wins a prize!

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Chuck Wagon Demonstration
Learn about cooking on trails and the desert of the West

10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cowboy Karaoke 
Sing your best country tunes!

11:30 a.m. Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive followed by the Cowboy Celebration Parade 

12:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest
Eat your watermelon the fastest and you win!

12:00 p.m.-1 p.m. “Tip to Tip” Guessing Contest
Guess the length of cattle horns and win a unique prize! Winners announced at 1 p.m.

12:00-3:00 p.m. Quick Draw Cap Gun Contest
Are you the fastest draw in the West? Prove it!

1:30 p.m.   Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

1:30-2:30 p.m. Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp
Learn to swing a rope and learn about life on the trail

2:30 p.m.   Cow Chip Throwing Contest 

2:30 p.m. Riscky’s Rib Eating Contest – FIRST 20 CONTESTANTS 
Eat finger lickin’ good ribs for prizes! MUST BE 18 YEARS AND OLDER

4 p.m. Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
Day comes to an end

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

Pawnee Bill Wild West Show at Cowtown Coliseum at 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information call 817-625-1025.

Everyone wearing a cowboy hat gets in free to Billy Bob’s Texas until 5 p.m.

Stockyards Rodeo in the Cowtown Coliseum at 8 p.m.
For tickets and more information call 817-625-1025.

Legends of Texas gunfight shows at 12 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. inside Stockyards Station.

*Goldstar

Goldstar has a ton of great deals available right now when you’re looking for things to do ~ most tickets are half price!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth — The Indoor LEGOLAND only $12

Texas Airhogs Baseball

Dallas Wings

Cinderella – Starting at $7.50 + Tons More

*Hawaiian Falls

Planning on checking out Hawaiian Falls?  If so, you might want to on Friday night!  Make sure and go here for ways to save at Hawaiian Falls!

Hawaiian Falls introduces Friday Palooza Family-Friendly Friday Nights with extended hours, spectacular fireworks, Dive-in movies and DJ Glow parties at no additional charge every Friday night in July from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. beginning July 8 thru July 29. The extended hours and added events are included with the purchase of a regular daily admission ticket or season pass.

With the exception of Garland, each of the parks will feature a professional fireworks show on two of theFriday nights in July. Movie nights will include popular films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Out; Zootopia; and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. DJ Glow Nights will feature a deejay playing popular tunes and encouraging families to dance. Glow-in-the-dark items will be available for purchase.

*Grapevine

Back by popular demand! On the fourth Friday of each month this season, check out the 2nd Annual Fourth Friday Film Series! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends to enjoy a free film under the stars! Beginning in May, they will show a different movie at a different park each month starting at dusk. Feel free to make this an evening with your family by bringing your own food and drinks.

Fourth Friday, May – September 
Various Grapevine Locations

 


Jul 22   – Inside Out at Dove Waterpark Dive-In Movie*

Aug 26 – The Sandlot at The Park at The Rec

Sept 23 – Jurassic World  at Oak Grove Park

*Home Depot Kids Workshop

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Head on over here to register now for the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop on Saturday, August 6th, where kids can build a FREE Skateboard Pencil Box!

These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered at all Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

*Lowes

Registration is now open for the upcoming Lowe’s Kids Clinic! On Saturday, July 23rd at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Avenger’s Marvel Thor Character.

Be sure to register your kids now as spots tend to fill up quickly!

*Pogo Pass

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Pogo Pass is a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas. If you’re staying in town and looking for fun stuff to do, get a Pogo Pass. Or if you’re going to San Antonio, Austin or Waco this is a super hot deal too!

Head over here and use code MYDFWMOMMY and get 60% off (you’ll pay $49.98 instead of $124.95). Just Hawaiian Falls and the Fort Worth Zoo are over $40 by themselves!

*Southfork Ranch

This July, over 100 local vendors and artisans, cuisines from around the world, entertainment of all genres and more will meet at Southfork Ranch for the Indie Summer Fair Event! On July 23 and 24, this outdoor carnival and multi-cultural event will kick off the first annual event, and hopes to welcome over 12K local families and individuals!

On-site activities will include something for everyone: shopping, live entertainment including local bands, dance groups and magicians, food trucks, a kid zone including bounce houses, rock climbing and a petting zoo, a pet adoption site and more.

July 23, 2016 – 10am to 9pm
July 24, 2016 – 10am to 6pm

Indie Summer Fair will be held at Southfork Ranch, located at 3700 Hogge Dr., Parker, TX 75002. Early bird tickets are available for $8. Regular tickets are available for $10 each and will be available for purchase at the door. Children 12 and under are free and $5 discounts are available for military, disabled persons and seniors. For more information, visit Indie Summer Fair at:https://www.facebook.com/isfusa/info/?tab=page_info or purchase tickets online at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indie-summer-fair-tickets-25312451223.

*Southlake

Don’t miss the FREE MasterWorks Music Series in Southlake this Saturday, July 23rd from 7:30 – 11:00 PM. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and hear a wide variety of musical performances during this concert series. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors with your family!

7/23   7:30 – 11:00 PM  ~  Party Machine @ Aria Amphitheater behind The Marq
285 Shady Oaks Dr, Southlake, TX 76092

*Studio Movie Grill

Lots of great movies to see! Right now, go here where you can pay $5.00 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill!

 

*Summer in Dallas

Summer Deals in Dallas & Fort Worth ~ Free and Cheap Camps, Bowling, Movies and Tons More!

Summer Staycation Guide ~ Dallas & Fort Worth

Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy on Saturday, July 23rd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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Saddle up for the Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy on Saturday, July 23rd!

Don’t miss out on a day dedicated to the cowboy and lots of fun! Parade starts at 11:30 am, immediately following the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive. Activities will take place along East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards and you can take the opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy, with family-friendly activities taking place all day including the World Championship Hay Stacking Contest, cow milking, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, cow chip throwing, tip-to-tip guessing and much more.

National Day of the American Cowboy Schedule

10 a.m. World Championship Hay Stacking Contest
3 man teams compete for $1000 in cash prizes

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Bill Picket Pictorial Exhibit
Learn about the life of the famous Bill Picket (Inside Cowtown Coliseum)

11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cow Milking Contest 
Whoever milks a cow the fastest wins a prize!

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Chuck Wagon Demonstration
Learn about cooking on trails and the desert of the West

10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cowboy Karaoke 
Sing your best country tunes!

11:30 a.m. Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive followed by the Cowboy Celebration Parade 

12:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest
Eat your watermelon the fastest and you win!

12:00 p.m.-1 p.m. “Tip to Tip” Guessing Contest
Guess the length of cattle horns and win a unique prize! Winners announced at 1 p.m.

12:00-3:00 p.m. Quick Draw Cap Gun Contest
Are you the fastest draw in the West? Prove it!

1:30 p.m.   Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

1:30-2:30 p.m. Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp
Learn to swing a rope and learn about life on the trail

2:30 p.m.   Cow Chip Throwing Contest 

2:30 p.m. Riscky’s Rib Eating Contest – FIRST 20 CONTESTANTS 
Eat finger lickin’ good ribs for prizes! MUST BE 18 YEARS AND OLDER

4 p.m. Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive
Day comes to an end

ADDITIONAL EVENTS:

Pawnee Bill Wild West Show at Cowtown Coliseum at 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information call 817-625-1025.

Everyone wearing a cowboy hat gets in free to Billy Bob’s Texas until 5 p.m.

Stockyards Rodeo in the Cowtown Coliseum at 8 p.m.
For tickets and more information call 817-625-1025.

Legends of Texas gunfight shows at 12 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. inside Stockyards Station.

 

Groupon~ Triple Slider Entry for One at Slide the City on Saturday, July 23rd Only $30

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? Head to Groupon to get a Triple Slider Entry for One at Slide the City on Saturday, July 23 for only $30!

What’s the length of three football fields, blue, and wet? The answer isn’t a joke—it’s Slide the City, a massive, padded, thousand-foot-long horizontal water slide that travels the country. When it hits their town, thrill-seekers are encouraged to bring their bathing suits, inflatable tubes, and growing dinosaur sponges to make the most of their 330-yard voyage.

Triple Slider entry includes a complimentary inner tube- the event takes place in Fort Worth on Saturday, July 23.

Outdoor Concert on the Square in Carrollton This Friday

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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Enjoy a night filled with great tunes in Downtown Carrollton. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

7/22 – Cover Band: Aurora
Aurora is a Dallas band specializing in top 40 songs from classic rock, funk, and soul to current pop, R&B, and rock hits.

Friday, July 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Historic Downtown Carrollton
1106 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

 

Pokémon Go: Pokéstops, Deals, Discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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The Pokémon Go craze has hit new levels.  When is the last time my daughter wanted to hop in the car with me and drive endless miles and explore the city spending no money, but gas?  Ugh like, NEVER!!!!  Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go is the rage right now. Dallas and Forth Worth businesses and attractions are getting on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and offering deals, discounts and just plain fun.

Below is a list of Pokémon Go Pokéstops along with deals and discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth! I’ve also shared ways to save if you’re wanting to visit a local attraction to for hot Pokéstops!   Feel free to leave comments about any deals you find and I will share with our readers.

Dallas Summer Staycation Guide

Quick tip for saving at local attractions: 

Read our DFW Summer Staycation Guide for TONS of great places that are sure to be Pokestops for FREE!

Pogo Pass .  It’s a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas that are great for Pokestops!  Head over here and use code MYDFWMOMMY and get 60% off (you’ll pay $49.98 instead of $124.95). Just Hawaiian Falls and the Fort Worth Zoo are over $40 by themselves!

CityPASS? is a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city including Perot Museum, Reunion Tower, Dallas Zoo + ,ore.

Also check Groupon, Living Social, and Ad Pages.

pokemon discountsPopular Retail Pokéstops & Discounts

Beef Jerky Outlets: All Tarrant County Beef Jerky Outlet locations (Fort Worth and Arlington) will give 10 percent off an entire purchase until July 18 to Pokemon Go users who are Level 5 or higher.

Brookstone: Stop by your local Brookstone store and score $5 off your purchase when you show your Pokemon Go App to the cashier at checkout. For more information, visit the Brookstone Facebook page.

Sams Club: Sam’s Club is offering Pokemon Go players a free day pass to shop in its stores — and a free cookie to boot. Just head to your local store and show your phone to an associate — with the app installed, of course.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 7.27.33 AMT-Mobile:  As part of T-Mobile Tuesday, Pokémon GO players will be able to get free data for a whole year.However, the offer is not automatically applied to all T-Mobile customers and must be activated in order to obtain the benefits. In addition to the free data, the special offer from T-Mobile also contains the following extras:

  • Free Lyft rides up to $15 to help you get to a PokéStop or Gym
  • Free Wendy’s Frosty desserts
  • 50% off select accessories, including portable power packs and chargers at T-Mobile stores

Other Reported Retail Hotspots

Forever 21

H&M

Sephora

The Shops at Legacy: The Shops @ Legacy! Huge spread of pokestops, lots of people this weekend (so lots of lures). There’s a Marriott on the south side of the area with a pond where we caught several psyducks.

Attraction Pokéstops & Deals

Arlington Visitors Welcome Center:  Stop by our Pokéstop in our Visitors Welcome Center, there might be an egg (we know we keep getting three poké balls every few minutes woo)! If you sign their guestbook,you’ll get a FREE APPETIZER coupon for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, which is also a Pokéstop!

Arlington:  For a HUGE list of great spots in Arlington, go here!

AT&T Stadium:  it has THREE GYMS!!! Outside of AT&T Stadium, there is a Pokéstop or two. Then take a tour of the stadium to obtain the stops inside!

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering multiple Pokemon-themed discounts and events throughout July. The Real World Pokemon and Guided Garden Trek will take place on July 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. and cost is $12 per person. Visitors will learn what real life plants inspired their favorite Pokemon characters, then search for the best areas to catch them in the garden. To accommodate Pokemon Go users, visiting hours will be expanded to 8 p.m. each day starting July 17. A special discount will be offered to groups of 10 children or more when admission is purchased ahead of time. Parking is free to all visitors after 3 p.m. each day and admission on Wednesdays is buy one, get one.

For addition Dallas Arboretum Discounts go here, or take advantage of the Groupon offer: $8 for Admission for 1 to Summer at the Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden ($15 Value)

Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo welcomes all Pokémon trainers. We want you to have a fun and especially safe time while looking for the elusive Pikachu or fighting to take over the giraffe statue gym for Team Mystic.  Save using City Pass!

Putt-Putt:  All Tarrant County Putt-Putt locations (Fort Worth, Hurst and Arlington) are offering $2 off a game of golf when mentioning Pokemon Go. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has two Pokéstops and a gym!

Six Flags Over Texas – there are three gyms and 26 stops.

Texas Rangers Games:  There are THREE in Globe Life Park + 2 gyms! Check out our Ways to Save at Texas Rangers games here! Globe Life Park is a Pokéstop in itself, you can take a tour of Globe Life Park or attend a game there to get the two (or more) lurking inside. The Nolan Ryan Statue is a Pokéstop, and there’s also a mysterious “Classic Texas Rangers” Pokéstop.

Other Hot Spots:

American Airlines Center

Dallas Museum of Art

Area Meet Ups

Trophy Ranch in Fort Worth will host a Pokemon Go Bar Crawl, 2-10 p.m. July 23. Other participating bars include Reservoir, The Local, Landmark Bar & Kitchen, Varsity Tavern, The Whiskey Garden, Social House and American Pub. Cost is $20 and includes a signature bar crawl mug. 2800 Bledsoe, Suite 100, Fort Worth, 817-882-6966,http://thetrophyranch.com.

Freak and Geeks in Denton will host a Pokemon Go Meet-up, 7-10 p.m. July 23. 1629 N. Elm St., Denton, 940-808-0481.

Pokemon Go Restaurant Deals

Sunday July 24th Brunch: Pokemon Edition at Trinity Groves: On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chino Chinatown will be setting lures every 30 minutes on the Pokestop located on their mural. They will also be getting into the spirit with a $5 Pikachug, a frozen cocktail composed of St Germain, bubbles and lemon juice.

Crunch Donut Factory in Arlington is offering special discounts and free menu items to Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up through Aug. 1. Customers who post a Pokemon selfie from inside the shop will receive 20 percent off their order. 3200 S. Cooper St., Suite #104, Arlington, 817-200-6790,

Daireds Salon and Spa Pangéa in Arlington is offering free menu items and discounts at their newly revamped Café Daireds for Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up. 2400 W. I-20, Arlington, 817-465-9797,

My Family’s Pizza (Preston Hollow) is offering free menu items to Pokemon Go users who are Level 3 or higher. 10720 Preston, Suite 1014, Dallas, 214-363-6122,

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 6.45.15 AMHeads up all you Pokemon Go fans! Amazon offers downloads of Pokémon Go: The Ultimate Hunter’s Guide 2016: An Unofficial Player’s Guide Kindle eBook for free.

That’s a $3 savings for this 24-page guide.

Topgolf’s KidZone Golf Tournament on 7/23 + Giveaway Winners Announced

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 7:28 AM
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This is something super fun for the kids to do! Take part in the Kidzone Golf Tournament on July 23rd at Topgolf Allen. Compete against DFW golfers to win awesome prizes . The tournament will be broken up by age groups, and the registration fee is $35.

Sign up here!

Plus two lucky MyDFWMommy have won a $40 Topgolf gift card!  Here are our winners:

Patty ~ rpXXXXXXXcom

Vanessa ~ cvXXXXXXX.com

Topgolf’s KidZone Golf Tournament!

Event Date: Saturday, July 23

Time: Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., tournament begins at 8 a.m.

Cost: Entry Fee $35

Entry Fee Includes: Tournament t-shirt, Topgolf game play & prizes for each age group!

Age Groups: 6-9 years old, 10-13 years old and 14-17 years old

The KidZone Tournament will be broken up into the age groups listed above. Based on the age group, participants will play two games from the following list: Topgolf, TopChip, TopShot Rookie and TopShot Intermediate.

 

Topgolf is the emerging global leader in golf entertainment. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while also awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Topgolf offers an upscale, laid-back experience that features climate-controlled hitting bays and an impressive food and beverage menu crafted by our executive chef. Mix in dynamic event spaces for groups of all sizes, and Topgolf stands as the premier entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets the neighborhood’s favorite hangout.

FREE MasterWorks Music Series in Southlake this Saturday, July 23rd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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Don’t miss the FREE MasterWorks Music Series in Southlake this Saturday, July 23rd from 7:30 – 11:00 PM. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and hear a wide variety of musical performances during this concert series. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors with your family!

7/23   7:30 – 11:00 PM  ~  Party Machine @ Aria Amphitheater behind The Marq
285 Shady Oaks Dr, Southlake, TX 76092