August 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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GWLTipBucketNow through 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.

Friday, July 31 – Aloha From Main Street – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Everyone loves a beach party. Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and bring the whole family. Elvis impersonation contest, tacky t-shirt contest and entertainment by the Rumble Kings.

Unique hotels and resorts with great 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.

Shopping and dining for everyone in Historic Downtown Grapevine and at Grapevine Mills mall.

For tickets, schedules and more information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Summer


SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan

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Take a Short Trip to Big Summer Fun at Texas’ Ultimate Staycation Destination
This summer, Gaylord Texan invites visitors to experience a luxury destination vacation minus the travel expenses at the grandest hotel in the Lone Star State. In addition to the property’s impressive amenities, its fifth-annual SummerFest event, taking place Thursdays through Sundays until September 6, will feature a variety of festive events and entertainment for adults and families.

CULINARY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Junior Chefs Camp
“Taste of the Texan” Restaurant Chefs’ Dine-Around
“Triple-licious” Dessert Tasting for Kids (big & small)
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Wine & Cheese Pairings
2009 Winemaker Dinner Series
“Patron Tequila Dinner”
Mojitos and Margaritas with Bacardi
Grillin’ & Chillin’ Lakeside Sunday Brunch
Kids Eat Free Thursday Nights
“Beer & Bites” Flight

OUTDOOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
“SummerBlast”
Grapevine Friday Night Fireworks
Poolside Dive-In Movie Night
“Splash!” Pool Party

INDOOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Strolling Entertainment
Texan Rocks!
Atrium Art Tour
Train Exhibit
Photography


Grapevine Market

MarketThursdays & Saturdays
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Liberty Park

Come out to Grapevine and experience open-air, European-style shopping in Historic Downtown, featuring the finest in handmade jewelry, home décor, 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.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vitnage RailroadThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays
Great Train Robberies
Some locals will tell you, “It ain’t safe to ride the train.” It’s all in fun though – enjoy the staged train robberies every Saturday and Sunday on the Grapevine to Fort Worth excursion. Desperados lurk outside the Stockyards Station and put on a great show of wacky fun.

August 15
Hubba Bubba Bubble Train

Grapevine Vintage Railroad annual passes are now available for purchase online or at the Visitor Information Center.

Book the air-conditioned Caboose for your next party.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.


LIVE! At the Palace

Broadway to Brazil
August 14
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
An entertaining evening featuring pianist Danny Wright and classical guitarist Christopher McGuire playing Broadway show tunes, movie themes, Brazilian music and original compositions. Tickets are $30; two for $50.

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August 21
7:30 p.m.
It’s safe to call the Zack King Band a local legend! And nowhere else are they more popular than the Palace Theatre. Catch ’em live! Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13.


Summer Movies at the Palace Theatre

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Friday, August 7
7:30 p.m.

Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) is serving a one-year jail sentence for manslaughter. While in the big house, his cellmate, a former country singer, introduces him to the record business. Everett takes to it so well that he decides to become a singer when he gets out. However, he is quickly disillusioned by the record business. But with the help of a new friend, he decides to form his own label, and soon becomes an overnight sensation. But when he becomes a superstar, will his desire for fame and money cause him to forget the people who got him there?

For the First Friday Film Series Summer Movies at the Palace, we are offering a two-fer promotion. Two admissions for the price of one regular $7.50 admission. What a deal!


Grapevine Golf Course 30th Anniversary

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Monday, August 17
Grapevine Chamber Mixer/ Ribbon Cutting & Dedication of the “Wall of Honor” at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18
Green fee and cart fee for 18 holes prior to 1:30 p.m. will be $30 for each player. Free range balls for the players prior to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 19
Bring four players and pay for only three prior to 1:30 p.m. All four players must ride. Free range balls for the players prior to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 20
Green fee and cart fee for 18 holes for $35.24 all day. All players must ride prior to 3 p.m. to get the discounted rate. Free range balls to all players.

Friday, August 21
30th Anniversary Golf Outing – 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fee is $100 per person. Bring a team or sign up as a single and you’ll be paired up on a team. Entry forms available from the Pro Shop Staff or on the Web site.

For complete details visit grapevinetexas.gov/golf


Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

Larry-Nance(1)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 of 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.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. Gospel Showcase every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Visit gvopry.com for a complete schedule.


Grapevine Convention Center

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Senior Fest
Saturday, August 1 – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sponsored by the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber.

Isis & the Star Dancers
Thursday, August 13 – 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, August 14 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 15 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 – 5:45 p.m.

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Metroplex Glass Show & Sale
Saturday, August 22 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 23 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Depression Glass Show & Sale

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

Free Fireworks Show every Friday night at 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Grapevine Market
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Farmers Market
8:00 a.m. – sell-out
SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan
September 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2009
GrapeFest
October 10
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 17
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas


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July 2009, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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GWLTipBucketNow through 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 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.

For tickets, schedules or more information:
817-410-3185


Grapevine Market

MarketThursdays & Saturdays
Through October 17
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Liberty Park

Come out to Grapevine and experience open air European-style shopping in Historic Downtown, 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 8:00 a.m. to sell-out.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vitnage RailroadThursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Great Train Robberies – Saturdays & Sundays through Labor Day

Some locals will tell you, “It ain’t safe to ride the train.” It’s all in fun though – enjoy the staged train robberies every Saturday and Sunday on the Grapevine to Fort Worth trip. Desperate desperados lurk outside the Stockyards Station and put on a great show of wacky fun.

Grapevine Vintage Rairoad annual passes are now available for purchase online or at the Visitor Information Center.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.
817-410-3123


Summer Nights

Summer Nights

Presented by Historic Downtown Grapevine Association
Fridays in July – starting July 10
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
At the Gazebo


July 10 – Neighbor Night
Sponsored by Bank of the West

Come out to meet your Historic Downtown Grapevine merchants and community groups with your entire family.

July 17 – The Colors and Flavors of Main Street
Sponsored by Texas Nissan of Grapevine
Stroll along Main Street and meet local artists showcasing their talent. Taste the flavor of Grapevine restaurants and enjoy music from local favorite, Zack King Band.

July 24 – Grapevine… Show Your Talent
Sponsored by Grapevine Star
Enjoy Grapevine’s 3rd annual talent search. Fun for all ages and talents. Local celebrities judge participants to win fabulous prizes. Grand finale performance by Lifesong Studio Theatre Academy students at 8:30 p.m.

July 31 – Aloha From Main Street
Sponsored by Classic Buick Pontiac GMC of Carrollton – Classic Chevrolet of Grapevine
Everyone loves a beach party. Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and bring the whole Ohana (family). Enjoy an Elvis impersonation contest, tacky t-shirt contest, and entertainment by the Rumble Kings.


Summer Movies at the Palace Theatre

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, July 3
7:30 p.m.

An extra-terrestrial is accidentally left behind on Earth and is befriended by a young boy and his brother and sister. As Elliot attempts to help his extra-terrestrial companion contact his home planet so that he might be rescued, the children must elude scientists and government agents determined to apprehend the alien for their own purposes…which results in an adventure greater than any of them could have imagined.

For the First Friday Film Series Summer Movies at the Palace, we are offering a two-fer promotion. Two admissions for the price of one regular $7.50 admission. What a deal!
817-410-3100


July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine

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July 4, 2009
9:30 p.m.
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On July 4 at 9:30 p.m., find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free.

Tune in to KLUV 98.7 for a simulcast of the music that goes along with this show.


Grapevine Wine Trail

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July 4th Weekend Wine Trail
July 4 & 5, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$45

The Grapevine Wine Trail is coming July 4th weekend.  Purchase your tickets now for either Saturday or Sunday. Tickets cost $45 plus tax pre-sale and $50 plus tax at the door.  The wine trail will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Each ticket will entitle you to 3 tastings and a food sample at each participating winery, a large crystal souvenir wine glass, a select bottle of wine from one of the participating wineries, and a day of fun in beautiful historic downtown Grapevine.  On July 4th, stay in Grapevine after the wine trail and witness one of the biggest fireworks shows in the Metroplex over Lake Grapevine, on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

Participating wineries include:

*         Cross Timbers Winery
*         D’Vine Winery
*         Farina’s Winery
*         Homestead Winery
*         Inwood Estates (available at La Buena Vida Vineyards)
*         La Bodega Winery
*         La Buena Vida Vineyards
*         Su Vino Winery


Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

Larry-Nance(1)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 of 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.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. Gospel Showcase every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

817-481-8733


Monty Python Madness

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July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31, 2009

During the month of July, it’s the Annual Monty Python Madness Charity Festival here in Grapevine. This year, proceeds benefit The Joey Wilkins Foundation — a local charity that helps the victims of catastrophic spinal cord injuries. Yes, historic Grapevine will become officially looney.

Thursday, July 16 – 7:30 p.m.  Live Tribute Show – Palace Theatre
Friday, July 17 – 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show – Palace Theatre
Saturday, July 18 – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show – Palace Theatre

Thursday, July 23 – 8:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese Shoppe Kickoff Party & Silent Auction – Cross Timbers Winery
Friday, July 24  – 8:30 p.m “Life of Brian” Outdoor Screening  – Cotton Belt Depot
Saturday, July 25 – 9:00 a.m. Silly Walk up Main Street
Saturday, July 25 – 8:30 p.m. “Holy Grail” Outdoor Screening – Cotton Belt Depot
Sunday, July 26 – Monty Python Madness Event at the British Emporium

Thursday, July 30 – 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show – Palace Theatre
Friday, July 31 – 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show – Palace Theatre


Grapevine Convention Center

Grapevine Convention Center

Heirloom’s Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival
July 18 & 19, 2009
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit the Grapevine Convention Center and explore a world encompassing Art Rubber Stamping, Scrap/Memory Books, Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Book Arts and Calligraphy Arts!   Visit with prominent exhibitors.  Watch free demonstrations.  Enter the fun contests, exhibit and exchange.  Heirloom offers special Friday fee classes, ample free parking and food service.  Admission is $8 at the door on Saturday, which includes a free Sunday pass, Sunday is $6, and children under 12 are free.

The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Prices for shows vary.

Free Fireworks Show every Friday night at 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Grapevine Market
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Farmer’s Market
8:00 a.m. – sell-out
SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan
Summer Nights in Downtown Grapevine
4th of July Fireworks Extragavanza over Lake Grapevine
July 24, 25 & 26, 2009
Monty Python Madness
September 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2009
GrapeFest
October 10
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 17
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas


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