July 2012, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine
All Lake Grapevine Parks
July 4, 9:30 p.m.
Free

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with the 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine. Ideal viewing locations include parks around Lake Grapevine, several Grapevine hotels, the Glass Cactus and the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan.  The show will last nearly 30 minutes.  Make sure to download the music for the show to your MP3 player.

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SummerBlast Friday Fireworks!
Lake Grapevine

Friday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9:30 p.m.
Free

Every Friday night through Labor Day weekend, check out the Friday night fireworks over Lake Grapevine.  The show is 12 minutes.  The entire family will enjoy this exciting event all summer long. Make sure to download the music for the show to your MP3 player.  Fireworks are sponsored by the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Gaylord Texan Resort and the Hilton DFW Lakes.

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Reds, Whites & You Wine Trail
Grapevine Wineries
June 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

FEATURED HOTEL PACKAGE
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Great SummerBlast Hotel Rates starting at $69
Grapevine Hotels

With 10 hotels offering rates under $99 a night, Grapevine is the perfect place for summer fun! Check out some of Grapevine’s summer specials. (Discount rates are subject to availability.)

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Grapevine Glockenspiel at Main Street and Hudgins Street
636 S. Main St.


The Grapevine Glockenspiel featuring the Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors, is Grapevine’s newest unique attraction. See the action as these larger-than-life figures emerge just before the clock prepares to strike noon and 6 p.m. each day.
Walk across the street to the new Visitor Information Center after the gunfight to find out where to go next in Grapevine.
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Lake Grapevine Rentals

Nothing says summer like time on the water!  Head out to Silver Lake Marina to rent jet skis, pontoon boats and more. Paddleboats and kayaks can be rented at Meadowmere Park. Guests at the Vineyards Campground can rent kayaks, bicycles and paddleboats.

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Cassie’s Yogurt
603 S. Main St. #302

Cool off with some delicious Cassie’s Yogurt this summer!  Cassie’s offers a variety of flavors and you get to add your own toppings!  Cassie’s is located directly across the street from the new Grapevine Visitors Information Center and the Grapevine Glockenspiel.

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Cotton Belt Depot
705 S. Main St.

Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Friday Fun Trains!  Every Friday in July at 10 a.m. you and your family can enjoy a one-hour train ride experience on the vintage rails.  The Fun Train is the perfect way to experience the Grapevine Vintage Railroad on a shorter ride.

On July 4th, ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to the Fort Worth Stockyards to see Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show Extravaganza!  The train departs from the Cotton Belt Depot at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 2:30 p.m.  The train will depart the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m returning to Grapevine around 5:45 p.m.Special savings are available when you purchase tickets to both events.

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Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.

Grapevine Live Concert Series:

  • Kit Katz Comedy Club – July 21 – Featuring the funniest amateur comedians in North Texas.
  • Prairie Moon – July 28 – Celebrate “Day of the Cowboy” with traditional cowboy music.

Grapevine Opry
One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly complements the truly great music for which the venue is known.

  • I Pledge Allegiance – July 7
  • Makin’ Time With Patsy Cline – July 14
  • Country Music Showcase – July 21

First Friday Film Series:

  • Rear Window – July 6

Classic Film Series:

  • Jaws – July 13
  • The Sting – July 20
  • Eight Seconds – July 27
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Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
The Grapevine Convention Center hosts a variety of shows each month that are open to the public. July’s events include:

  • EGI Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show – July 1
  • Heirloom’s Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival® – July 14 & 15
  • Texas Coin Show – July 20, 21 & 22

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Volunteer Recruitment Ice Cream Social and Picnic
July 7, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Volunteer at Nash Farm! Don’t miss the Ice Cream Social and Recruitment Drive.  The program allows volunteers to work in an area that best exhibits their personal interests and skills.

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Grapevine Farmers Market
Town Square Gazebo
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Grapevine Farmers Market is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until October 20. Farmers bring the freshest produce to the Town Square Gazebo in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine.  Choose from fruits, vegetables and other products at this popular local spot.  Open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Grapevine Market
Liberty Park
Thursday & Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summer is here and it’s time to shop for something fun so head out to the Grapevine Market, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through October 20. Located in Liberty Park, this market features an array of items including handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques and more.

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701 S. Main St.
July 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Local artisans set up in an open air market selling their art and demonstrating their craft.

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June 2012, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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Celebrate SummerBlast in Grapevine!  With a full lineup of amazing attractions, spectacular summer savings and fun for family and friends, Grapevine is your summer destination!
FEATURED JUNE EVENTS
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Lake Grapevine

Friday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 9:30 p.m.
Free

See the sky light up over Lake Grapevine!  Every Friday night through Labor Day weekend, the SummerBlast Fireworks show celebrates summer in Grapevine.  Some of the best viewing spots include parks around Lake Grapevine, as well as the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan and the Glass Cactus nightclub. And don’t forget to download the music that accompanies the fireworks to your MP3 Player.

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National Watercolor Society Exhibition
636 S. Main St.
Until June 14
$3 in advance, $5 at the door

Presented by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP), the 92nd Annual National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition will visit Grapevine May 18 – June 14, 2012. The exhibition is comprised of 30 award-winning watercolors.  The exhibition will also include 15 Plein Air award-winning paintings by local artists featuring scenes of Grapevine. This exhibition is the first art show to display at the new Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters and Museum Complex.

FEATURED HOTEL PACKAGE
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Great SummerBlast Hotel Rates starting at $69
Grapevine Hotels

With 10 hotels offering rates under $99 a night in Grapevine is the perfect place for summer fun! Check out some of Grapevine’s summer specials.

FEATURED ATTRACTIONS
WBTR1 Would-Be Train Robbers – Nat Barrett & Willy Majors
Grapevine Glockenspiel at Main and Hudgins
636 S. Main St.


North America’s only Glockenspiel featuring the Would-Be Train Robbers, is Grapevine’s newest unique attraction. See the action as these larger-than-life figures emerge just before the clock prepares to strike noon and 6 p.m. each day.  
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Grapevine Wine Tours

Looking for a cool way to kick off Summer?  Check out the Grapevine Wine Tours, which offers daily lunch and dinner excursions to all seven of Grapevine’s award-winning wineries.  Each tour includes tastings at three wineries, a delicious lunch or dinner and a brief tour of Historic Downtown Grapevine.  A professional tour guide escorts you to each stop in an eye-catching tour bus.  The tours are great for corporate groups, neighborhood get-togethers, birthday and anniversary celebrations and anything in between.

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The Red Shed – French Market
317 Church St.
June 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come see Grapevine’s newest shopping addition, The French Market. Check out the gorgeous antiques & vintage French linens, home décor, art, lighting, jewelry, and French farmhouse style furniture. Amazing displays will delight and gourmet goodies will be available.


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Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Cotton Belt Depot
705 S. Main St.
The Grapevine Vintage Railroad operates between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  And on Saturdays and Sundays, you might just see some train robbers along the way. 

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Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.

Reveal the Path Concert and Movie – June 14

Grapevine Live Concert Series:

  • Jazz /Blues Night – Washboard Chaz Blues Trio – June 22

Grapevine Opry
One of the premier live country music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly complements the truly great music for which the venue is known.

  • Country Music Showcase – June 2
  • Stories From Life – June 9
  • Just Duet – June 16
  • Country Music Showcase – June 23
  • Fabulous Fifties Jukebox – June 30

Friday Movie Series:

  • Goldfinger – June 1
  • Jurassic Park – June 8
  • Back to the Future – June 29
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Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
The Grapevine Convention Center hosts a variety of shows each month that are open to the public. June’s events include:

  • DFW Postcard and Paper Show – June 1 & 2
  • Texas Coin Show – June 8, 9 & 10
  • Emerging Tech Conference – June 23 & 14
  • EGI Jem, Jewelry and Bead Show – June 29, 30 & July 1

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Crawfish Boil
Town Square Gazebo
Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Crawl on down to Grapevine’s historic Main Street for the 1st Annual Crawfish Boil.  Fun for the entire family.  Live music and entertaining activities up and down Main Street promise a great time for all ages.

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Flag Day
June 14, 11 a.m.
325 S. Main St.
Officials in Grapevine will hold the city’s annual Flag Day Celebration on Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Grapevine’s Gazebo, located in the 300 block of Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine.

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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
1952-2012: 60 years of service to her country…
June 2, 10 a.m. – Open House – British Emporium
June 3, 12 p.m. – Luncheon Celebration – Cross Timbers Winery
Celebrate Her Majesty’s reign at the most British spot in North Texas! Queen Elizabeth II has ruled over the Commonwealth for six decades. Thirteen Prime Ministers have served during her reign, as have 12 U.S. presidents. Her Diamond Jubilee is truly an historic occasion. The British Emporium is proud to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the beloved Queen. Join in an authentic English bangers & mash lunch and watch rare color footage of the Coronation. An event like this comes along only once in 60 years!

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Grapevine Farmers Market
Town Square Gazebo
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Grapevine Farmer’s Market is now open!  Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until October 20, local farmers will be bringing the freshest produce to the Town Square Gazebo in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine.  Choose from fruits, vegetables and other products at this popular local spot.  Open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Grapevine Market
Liberty Park
Thursday & Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summer is here and it’s time to shop for something fun so head out to the Grapevine Market, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through October 20. Located in Liberty Park, this market features an array of items including handmade jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques and more.  

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Grapevine Visitor Information Center

636 S. Main St.
Monday – Friday – 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday –  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
For all the latest Grapevine information and a friendly volunteer to help you out, visit the Visitor Information Center in the Cotton Belt Hotel.

Stop by for a tour and see for yourself how much Grapevine loves Visitors!  



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