Now 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:
Thursdays & Saturdays
Through October 17
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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
Thursdays, 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.
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
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, July 3
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!
July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine
July 4, 2009
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
July 4th Weekend Wine Trail
July 4 & 5, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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
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.
Monty Python Madness
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
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.