June 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas

May 28, 2009

This summer Grapevine is bursting with family fun for everyone.  Enjoy a summer jam-packed with cool events, from dazzling Friday fireworks to great shopping and wine trails to poolside relaxation at one of Grapevine’s hotels, there’s something for everyone to have a blast all summer long.  So spend less time and money traveling and spend more time having fun close to home this summer with a staycation in Grapevine!


Great Wolf LodgeThrough September 4

Stay close to home this summer for a Grapevine Staycation! SAVE on Grapevine’s great summer rates! Spectacular summer family fun including:

Free Fireworks every Friday night at 9:30 p.m. along the shores of Lake Grapevine.
Unique hotels and resorts with great summer packages and rates along with special events all summer.
• Attractions for everyone such as the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Duck Riders tours, Grapevine Wine Trail, Grapevine Public Art Trail, Lake Grapevine, and more.
• Great events throughout the summer including Monty Python Madness, Summer Nights, USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament, Summer National Fencing Championship, and more.
• Shopping and dining for everyone in Historic Downtown Grapevine and at Grapevine Mills mall.

First Friday Film Series

Thoroughly Modern MillieThoroughly Modern Millie
June 5
7:30 p.m.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is the Oscar-winning Hollywood version of the Tony Award-Winning Broadway sensation about a innocent country girl (Julie Andrews) who comes to the city in search of a husband. Sounds corny but it is delightful.
For the First Friday Film Series Summer Movies at the Palace (June 5 is “Thoroughly Modern Millie, July 3 is “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial” and August 7 is “Jailhouse Rock”) we are offering a two-fer promotion. Two admissions for the price of one regular $7.50 admission. What a deal!

The Grapevine Market

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

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

Palace TheatreEdith’s Follies III
June 12
7:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Edith Pewitt & the Grapevine Heritage Foundation for the 3rd Annual Edith’s Follies as we go “Back to Broadway”  at the Palace Theatre for a live variety show with amazing local talent!

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

Flag Day

Flag DayJune 14
2 p.m.
Gazebo in Historic Downtown Grapevine

Join us June 14 as we pay tribute and salute “Old Glory” at the annual Grapevine Flag Day Celebration.  The Daughters of the American Revolution will be joined by Boy Scout Troop 700 and other civic organizations with a memorable ceremony commemorating our nation’s flag.  Refreshments will be served.

Grapevine Opry – At the Palace Theatre

ElvisSaturday, June 6
7:30 p.m
Just Duet – Soloists team up for incredible renditions of some of country music’s most memorable duets, with a few trios slipped in.

Saturday, June 13
7:30 p.m.
Country Music Showcase

Saturday, June 20 *
7:30 p.m.
Elvis:  The ’68 Comeback Special – Elvis regained his position as the American icon of Rock ‘n’ Roll with an intimate concert.  Join the Grapevine Opry as they recreate this groundbreaking event, featuring Nathan Belt. Tickets for this show are $20.

Friday, June 26
7:30 p.m.
Gospel Country Showcase

Saturday, June 27
7:30 p.m.
Life is Grape – Featuring the Grapettes & the Grapetones, two in-house groups, a totally entertaining evening of musical variety.

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.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapvine Vintage RairoadFather’s Day Train
June 21
1 p.m.
Bring your father to ride the train for free on Father’s Day. Or, for the perfect Father’s Day gift give him a cab ride on any regular Grapevine/Stockyards run for a special Father’s Day rate of $49! This special rate is available through June 21, 2009. Contact 817-410-3557 for more information.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. Enjoy riding in authentic 1920s and 1930s Victorian-style coaches.  Passengers take a step back in time when they 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

Texas Coin Show
Friday, June 19 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 20 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission: $2

There will be free parking, three Gold Door Prizes, Numismatic Supplies and 24-Hour Police Security

AKS Gem Show
Friday, June 26 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 28 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A great line up of exhibitors selling estate jewelry, fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, including jewelry manufacturers, and more beads and supplies than you’ll ever see.  This show is open to the public. Buyers will not find better deals anywhere. Beading classes, Cab cutting and demonstrations by Jurassic Jewelry.

Admission is $5 at the door.  Buyers who join the AKS Gem Show mailing list receive discount coupons to every AKS show.

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.

Fridays, May 22 – Sept. 4
SummerBlast Fireworks Show
July 4
Fireworks Extragavanza over Lake Grapevine
July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Summer Nights
July 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31 Monty Python Madness
September 17, 18, 19 & 20
October 10
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 17
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas

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New Oak Grove Ballfields, a Home Run For Grapevine!

Funded by a sales tax increase approved by the citizens of Grapevine in November, 2006, Mayor William D. Tate, and other city officials along with thousands of local area residents, home owners, and players turned out see the new complex, and opening ceremonies on Saturday morning.

Oak Grove Ballfield Complex, Opening Weekend

The much anticipated Oak Grove Ballfield Complex opened in Grapevine, Texas this weekend, as part of the Quality of Life Project.  Unfortunately some of the games were postponed by storms that came through the area Saturday afternoon and evening, but all the teams will be ready to face off again next Saturday morning, and under the lights Saturday night.

Grapevine area residents should be proud to call Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, a home run!  Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, 2520 Oak Grove Loop South, Grapevine, Texas.

For printable driving directions to the Grapevine, Texas Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, from anywhere in the United States CLICK HERE.

‘Green’ Baseball Complex Opens in Grapevine, Texas

GYBThe Oak Grove Ballfield Complex Renovation Project is nearing completion after just under eleven months of work, the new baseball fields will open this weekend (Opening Day – Saturday May 2, 2009 9-11 a.m.).

The 12 million dollar complex features seven baseball fields ranging in size from blast-ball (3-4 year olds) to a full size Colt/Varsity field (Ages 15-18), two multipurpose softball/baseball fields, four batting cages, sixteen soft toss stations, 800,000 square feet of new turf grass, a concession area measuring five times the size of the previous concession space, mens/womens/family restrooms, a custom state-of-the-art playground, 275 new trees planted on-site, 270-1,000 watt sports lights on 49 poles, and 310 parking spaces.

The complex also includes an environmentally friendly pumping system to pump untreated water from Lake Grapevine for irrigating the fields.The park is a first in Grapevine with such a huge “green” aspect. A man-made pond has been added to the facility measuring 2.7 acres with a pond capacity of 3.5 million gallons of water. This water, pulled from lake Grapevine, will irrigate the baseball, softball, and soccer fields at Oak Grove Park saving dollars by the use of raw water versus treated water.

With Lake Grapevine as the backdrop of Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, this incredible facility is one of the most state-of-the-art sports complexes of its kind in North Texas. More than 500,000 people will circulate through this complex each year . Grapevine is proud to call Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, their newest playground.  Visit the following links for additional information about Grapevine Youth Baseball and/or Grapevine Parks and Recreation: Grapevine, Texas Youth Baseball, Grapevine Parks and Recreation.

For a complete list of homes available for sale in Grapevine, Texas contact Brenda Magness Realty Group at 817.247.2947, or visit www.brendamagness.com/grapevine.php.