Having the best summer ever can get kind of expensive after wanting to go out and explore every week. Luckily, the DFW metroplex is a big place and we have tons of stuff to do almost every weekend from festivals to giant margarita parties. To help you have the most amazing summer, here are some great free events for when you want to have a little fun on a budget.

Texas Latino Comic-Con

Price: Free

Address: 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

Why you need to go: This massive event is so much fun and brings people a giant free Comic-Con to enjoy. Visitors are more than welcome to cosplay and enjoy free workshops and panels that highlight the Latino presence in the media!

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Watermelon Festival

Price: Free

When: August 3rd

Address: Dallas Farmers Market 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

Why you need to go: The watermelon festival will feature so many amazing watermelon treats including massive drinks and watermelon art.

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Rooftop Movie: Back To The Future

Price: Free

When: August 7th

Address: Sundown at Granada 3520 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX 75206

Why you need to go: Rooftop bars are amazing and they only get better when you can watch classic movies for free. The Granada will play Back to the future for free. The movie starts at 8 p.m. but you can arrive early for drinks and snacks. 

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Til Midnight At The Nasher

Price: Free

When: August 16th

Address: 2001 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201

Why you need to go: The Nasher offers visitors free admission to their museum, a concert, and a movie all while hanging out and having some amazing treats. 

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Sabor Latino Food Truck Fest

Price: Free

When: August 25

Address: 1634 Regal Row Dallas, TX 75247

Why you need to go: This awesome free food truck festival will let you experience Latin food and you will also have the chance to participate in a Tamale Throwdown and a Jalapeño eating contest.

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Lions Balloon Festival

Price: Free

When: August 16th and 17th

Address: 2200 Briarhill Blvd Highland Village, TX 75077

Why you need to go: You can hang out and watch the balloons take the air and light up the night sky. There will also be food and entertainment for all to enjoy.

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Rockin' The River

Price: Free

Address: 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, Texas

When: July 17th, August 3rd, August 10th

Why you need to go: Rockin' the river offers visitors to float down Panther Island Pavilion and listen to some amazing music - all for free!

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