May 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas

April 30, 2009

Grapevine is the premier leisure destination in North Texas. And with summer just around the corner, there’s no better place to celebrate the outdoors than in Grapevine. The month of May brings many exciting events for the entire family, including Main Street Days Outdoor Adventure May 15, 16, and 17. This Ultimate Backyard Experience is the perfect to way to kick-off your summer!

First Friday Film Series


Spring SummerSpring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring
May 1
7:30 p.m.

Join us May 1 for our First Friday Film Series at the Palace Theatre. We have everything from Bollywood to western classics to modern classics. Admission is $7.50. Bring in a receipt from any Grapevine restaurant and receive $2.50 off the admission price. Discount is not valid for tickets purchased online. However, if you purchase your tickets online, and bring in a receipt from any Grapevine restaurant, your popcorn is on the house.
Questions? Call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 817-410-3100.



The Grapevine Market

Grapevine Market
Thursdays & Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Through October 17, 2009
Liberty Park

Come experience open air European-style shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine featuring the finest in handmade jewelery, home decor, antiques and a whole lot more.  Remember to get your fresh produce from the Farmers Market at the Gazebo on Main Street.  Thursdays & Saturdays 8 a.m. to sell out starting May 23.


The Sound of Texas Music Series and Live Variety Shows at the Palace Arts Center

Up Close and Personal Concert Series
May 6, 2009  – Classical guitarists Chris McGuire and Carlos Barbosa-Lima
7:30 p.m.
This is going to be a very rare opportunity to experience two of the world’s greatest classical and Latin guitarists- don’t miss it. Up Close concerts are an informal, intimate chance to enjoy brilliant, award-winning singer/songwriters up close as they play unplugged! In the Lancaster at the Palace Arts Center. Tickets are $20 at the door only – no advance sales.

Fatty Lumpkin BannerFatty Lumpkin
May 8, 2009
7:30 p.m.
The members of Fatty Lumpkin grew up in Grapevine, Texas and began their musical journey shortly after meeting each other in 2000. The band draws their influences from a multitude of genres such as classic rock, hip hop, reggae, and jazz. Fatty Lumpkin’s first gigs came in 2003 when they locked in a weekly gig at a local bar after winning their first battle-of-the-bands competition. Fatty Lumpkin then hit Dallas/Ft. Worth, paying their dues by playing relentlessly around the area, deliberately crafting and polishing their sound and style. Fatty Lumpkin has steadily increased their output and reputation by branching out to venues and music festivals throughout the country including the Wakarusa Music Festival in 2008. Open act singer/songwirter Keegan McInore.  Tickets are $10 each.

The Palace Arts Center is located at 300 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.


Main Street Days – the Ultimate Backyard Experience

Main Street Days
Friday, May 15 – 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 – 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

ADMISSION
Friday, May 15 – FREE ADMISSION UNTIL 5:00 p.m.
$7  Adults, Teenagers (13 and older)
$5  Seniors (62 and older), Children (6-12 years old)
FREE  Children 5 and under
$15   Weekend Pass Pin
$20  Souvenir Weekend Pass Pin

Historic Downtown Grapevine

Discover the adventures waiting for you at Grapevine’s 25th Annual Main Street Days Festival on May 15, 16 & 17. This fun-filled outdoor adventure in Historic Downtown Grapevine highlights the city as the ideal place to enjoy an active lifestyle and the great outdoors. Kick off the summer in Grapevine, where families gather for that ultimate outdoor experience! Festivities include an outdoor exhibition featuring demonstrations, education and interactive activities. Festival guests will have the opportunity to watch and/or participate in scuba diving, rock climbing, quad bungee jumping, kayaking, a fishing tank, 10K walk/run, and much more.

Enjoy these events:

Budweiser Clydesdales
Sky Riders Trampoline Show
Carnival and Midway
Featured Wine Areas
KidZone Stage
Non-stop entertainment on four stages
Winery Tours
BMX Bike Show
Kayak Tank
KidFish
Quad Bungee Jump
SCUBA Tank
Car Traxx
Rock Climbing Wall
and More!

Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

Artist Spotlight: DeAwna Wood
May 2
7:30 p.m.
Our reigning Female Vocalist Of The Year will be showcasing her awesome vocal skills and will be bringing along several friends to help.

Legends: Eddy Arnold
May 9
7:30 p.m.
Smooth styling of the country music legend

25th Annual Main Street Days free matinees
Saturday, May 16 – 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
30 minute matinees every hour on the hour, open to the public

Gospel Country Spotlight
May 22
7:30 p.m.
Grapevine Opry gospel show host group Southern Spirit unveils their new CD.

In Memory Of…*
May 23
7:30 p.m.
A pre-Memorial Day musical retrospective dedicated to those who fought and died to preserve our nation’s freedom

Fabulous Fifties Jukebox*
May 30
7:30 p.m.
Another rock ‘n’ roll music-filled installment of the music that some of you grew up with (we won’t name names)

One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.  Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 & under, senior citizen discounts available, all seats reserved, reservations are recommended. *Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows. Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

National Train DayNational Train Day
May 9
1 p.m.
Enjoy discount ticket prices.
Mother’s Day Train
May 10
1 p.m.
Bring your mother to ride the train for free.

Main Street Days Festival Flyer
The Main Street Days Festival Flyer will allow guests to experience travel as it was in the last century! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad offers 30 minute mini-excursions. Experience the thrill of riding the rails on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Passengers enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian-style coaches as they take a step back in time and experience train travel as it was in the glory days of the expanding West. Pull into the Fort Worth Stockyards Station and you’ll be right in the middle of the Stockyards National Historic District where the Old West comes alive. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and $18 for seniors.

The Grapevine Depot is located at 705 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine.


Grapevine Convention Center

Grapevine Convention Center

J & J Bead Show
Friday, May 15 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 –  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

At the Grapevine Convention Center

Open to the Public – Admission Free

The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St.  Prices for shows vary, be sure to visit GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.



May 15, 16 & 17, 2009
Main Street Days – Outdoor Adventure
SummerBlast Fireworks Show
Fridays, May 22 – Sept. 4, 2009
July 4, 2009
Fireworks Extragavanza over Lake Grapevine
July 24, 25 & 26, 2009
Monty Python Madness
September 17, 18 19 & 20, 2009
GrapeFest
October 10, 2009
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 17, 2009
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas

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  From:Mary Frances Burleson  
NO BETTER TIME TO BUY.  There may never have been a better time to buy a home than today! Interest rates are at record lows – less than 5% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan. Home prices in the DFW area are some of the most affordable in the nation.With more than 43,000 area homes on the market, there is an excellent selection of homes available to suit any buyer’s needs.

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The maximum credit is 10% of the home purchase price up to $8,000.

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