July 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas


Summer has arrived and there’s no better place to celebrate the great outdoors than in Grapevine, the premier leisure destination in North Texas.  Whether it’s celebrating our nation’s independence, watching a professional tennis tournament, shopping for summer produce, tasting some of the finest wines in Texas or enjoying a spectacular fireworks show every Friday night, there’s no need to spend summer anywhere but Grapevine. Stay close to home this summer with a Grapevine Staycation!

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Fireworks(1)July 4
Over Lake Grapevine
9:30 p.m.

Traditions are cherished in the City of Grapevine…Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without the traditional, vibrant Fireworks Extravaganza.  So, find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine on Sunday, July 4 to watch fireworks illuminate the night sky at the 28th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza!  The fireworks will be launched off the shores of beautiful Oak Grove Park at 9:30 p.m., but the blasts can be viewed from any lakeside location.

Tune into 98.7 FM KLUV to listen to a live musical accompaniment to the Fireworks Extravaganza, featuring customized patriotic music synchronized with a nearly 30-minute spectacular fireworks display.

Grapevine Wine Trail

CheersReds, Whites & You
July 3 & 4
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$45 in advance, $50 at the door

Come along the Independence Day Wine Trail, “Reds, Whites & You!”  Along the wine trail, guests will taste three varieties of wines from each winery, enjoy food samples, and relish in the varying experiences each winery has to offer.

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan

TX SummerFest BannerUntil September 6
1501 Gaylord Trail

Have you ever WONDERED if things really are bigger in Texas? Just ask Alice… Embark on an unforgettable, magical getaway experience for the entire family. Gaylord Texan’s SummerFest Wonderland Adventure brings to life author Lewis Carroll’s original vision of the magical place called Wonderland. Guests will enjoy fun-filled exhibits, performances and games for both the young and the young at heart!

SummerBlast Fireworks

SummerblastFridays until September 3
Over Lake Grapevine
9:30 p.m.

For 15 consecutive weeks this summer, the skies overlooking Grapevine will be filled with a glowing array of fantastic colors as the city presents a fireworks spectacular every Friday night. Ideal viewing spots are available at the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage and along the shores of Lake Grapevine, including the lakeside parks.

The First Friday Film Series at the Palace

300 S. Main St.
July 2
7:30 p.m.
$7.50 or $5 with same-day Grapevine receipt
Starring: Mickey Mouse. Rated G

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits.  “The Right of Spring” tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of dinosaurs.  “Dance of the Hours” is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators.  “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Ave Maria” set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.  

Upcoming Film Schedule:

2001: A Space Odyssey
August 6

Toy Story
September 3

The Big Lebowski
October 1

Back to the Future
November 5

Schindler’s List
January 7

Annie Hall
February 4

Cat Ballou
March 4

The Wizard of Oz
April 1

Summer Movie Series at the Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St.
7:30 p.m.
$7 each

July 10 – Oklahoma! – Rated G
July 11 – Cool Hand Luke – Rated G
July 16 – His Girl Friday – Rated G

Cool off in the historic Palace Theatre on July 10, 11 and 16 for the Summer Movies Series. In Roger’s & Hammerstien’s Oklahoma!(1955) A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century. See the classic Cool Hand Luke on the big screen! Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured.  Then on July 16, come back for His Girl Friday with the one and only Cary Grant.

Tickets are available at the Palace box office one hour before showtime.

USTA Pro Circuit Grapevine Women’s $50,000 Tennis Classic

USTATennisBannerJuly 4 – 11
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center

The USTA Grapevine Women’s $50,000 Tennis Classic is taking place at Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine. This is the largest women’s tennis competition in Texas and a U.S. Open qualifier. The event, which begins the day after the 2010 Wimbledon Finals, will have some new attractions, additional covered seating and night matches this year in addition to the daytime action. Players ranked as high as No. 40 in the world typically compete in these Pro Circuit events. The four winners of the qualifying tournament will receive a spot in the main draw of the tournament.

Nash Farm

NashFrontAfterIce Cream Social
626 Ball St.
July 17
10 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

July is National Ice Cream Month. Learn (in a cool, hands on way) what is in ice cream and how it’s made!  Come on out and crank some ice cream in our olf-fashioned churns.  Free samples! Or large servings are $2 each.

Afternoons at the Farm
626 Ball St.
July 22
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The farm is open to the public for an afternoon on the farm! Come visit the farm and chat with chickens, dig in the dirt, take a hay wagon ride and tour the tools.  Free to the public.

Summer Nights

SummerNights10Historic Downtown Grapevine
At the Gazebo
325 S. Main St.
7:30 p.m.

During Summer Nights, residents and visitors can enjoy a lovely summer evening shopping late in Historic Downtown Grapevine, sidewalk sales, in-store prize drawings, refreshments, entertainment, and plenty of family fun.

July 2 – Picnic in the Park
Bring your appetite to this food-themed event organized by Main Street restaurants.
July 9 – Family Fun Night
Bring the entire family to an exciting night of games, music and summer treats.
July 16 – Talent Night
Partake in this night of entertainment featuring art and music – including the 4th annual talent search.
July 23 – Art in the Park
Observe great art from the local community of talented artists.
July 30 – The Round-Up
Dust off your boots for this Western night sponsored by Bank of the West and Bermuda Gold & Silver.

Grapevine Winery Tours

Starting July 5
11:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Board the Grapevine Wine Tour, Grapevine’s newest attraction, for a wine-tasting experience you won’t soon forget. You’ll sample vintages from three of Grapevine’s acclaimed wineries, each with its own history and charm. Transportation between tasting rooms is provided, while your guide recounts the history of wine-making in North Texas. Lunch and dinner tours are offered on most days. Winery tasting room itineraries are rotated daily.

To make reservations, or for more information, call 817.WINE.TOUR (817.946.3868) 

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 S. Main St.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Great Train Robberies
Saturdays & Sundays through September 5

Independence Day Train
July 4 & 5

Name that Train Thursdays
Ride the train on Thursdays and give us your input to name the 1953 GP-7 diesel engine.  Each Thursday riders will submit their favorite name, voting will be online to chose your favorite.  Follw us on Twitter to catch the new name each Friday morning and visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com to vote for your favorite. 

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. 

Grapevine Market
Liberty Park
200 Block of S. Main St.
Thursdays & Saturdays
Until October 16
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come to Grapevine and experience open-air, European-style shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine, featuring the finest in handmade jewelry, home décor, antiques and a whole lot more.

Grapevine Farmers Market
Gazebo Area, 325 S. Main St.
Thursday – Saturday
Until October 30
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Locally grown and other Texas produce for sale: cantaloupe, squash, vidalia sweet onions, green beans, baby new potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, local honey, peppers, watermelon, shelled peas and beans, bing cherries, peaches, nectarines, and vine ripe tomatoes.  

Grapevine Opry – At the Palace

July 3*
God & Country

July 17
Making Time With Patsy Cline

July 23
Gospel Country Showcase

July 24
Country Music Showcase

July 31*
Fabulous Fifties Jukebox

All shows $15 & $10
7:30 p.m.

The premier live country music show in Texas, 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 Palace is known.

Discount rates are available for groups of 25 or more when paid in advance. Reservations are required for most shows. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made within 24 hours of show time. Call 817-481-8733 for complete details. *Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows.

Cout’e de Loyo Flamenca Theatre

FlamencaJuly 30
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St.
7 p.m.
Flamenco is the dance and music of the early nomadic gypsies. The music and dance of the flamenco is about feeling. It is an artistic expression of many emotions-pride, passion and joy, as well as desperation, dejection, and suffering.

Grapevine Convention Center

Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival®
July 17 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
July 18 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival now encompasses art rubber stamping, scrap and memory books, card-making, paper crafting, book arts and calligraphy arts.  Pay $8 at the door on Saturday, and receive a free Sunday pass.  Sunday only admission $6, and children under 12 are free.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Home School & Parent Conferences
July 23 – 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
July 24 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Parking at the Grapevine Convention Center is always free.  Prices for shows vary, so please visit www.GrapevineConventionCenter.comfor the most up-to-date information.


May 28 – September 6, 2010
July 4, 2010
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
September 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2010
October 9, 2010
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up!
October 16, 2010
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Senate Extends Tax Credit Closing Deadline

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to extend the home buyer tax credit closing deadline to Sept. 30, giving an estimated 180,000 buyers who met the contract deadline of April 30 extra time to close the transaction.

The extension was added to a bill to pay for jobless benefits.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® estimates that one-third of qualified applicants have been notified that they will be unable to close by the deadline. The Mortgage Bankers Association says delays are caused largely by the volume of transactions.

The measure still must be approved by the House.

Source: Associated Press, Andrew Taylor (06/16/2010)