Plan a year of fun in Grapevine, 2014 Events in Grapevine, Texas

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Start your New Year off right and make plans now to visit Grapevine, the number one festivals and events destination in Texas, in 2014. With annual festivals and events happening nearly every month, this is the perfect year to visit Grapevine and experience events that celebrate wine, family-fun, chocolate, history, a vintage railroad and more! Here are just a few suggestions to help you plan your next visit to Grapevine.
Jazz Wine Trains
Jazz Wine Trains
March 21 & 22, 7 p.m. (boarding begins at 6:40 p.m.)
Cotton Belt Depot
705 S. Main St.

This captivating experience features wine from each of Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms, a delicious box dinner and live jazz entertainment in each car.

DayOutwithThomas
11th Annual Day Out with Thomas™
March 28-30 and April 4-6
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
This annual event features a 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & Friends™ themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts and more.

BlessingoftheVines
22nd Annual Blessing of the Vines
April 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Delaney Vineyards
2000 Champagne Blvd.

FREE Admission – This ceremony begins with a colorful procession through the largest vineyard in North Texas, followed by a complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment.

NewVintageWine
22nd Annual New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
April 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Throughout Grapevine


A memorable journey to experience first-hand the unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. Each winery has live musical entertainment, food offerings and interaction with the brilliant winemakers and proprietors who make it all happen.

SpringIntoNash
13th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm
April 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nash Farm
626 Ball St.

Experience heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, FFA animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, cooking demonstrations on a wood burning stove and blacksmith demonstrations.

MainStreetDays
30th Annual Main Street Days
May 16, 17 & 18
Historic Downtown Grapevine

Celebrate milestones at this annual event. Activities include: Non-stop entertainment, grilling competitions, premium craft beers, carnival and midway, wine pavilions, festival food, Pizza Piazza, artisans and more.

SummerBlastUse
6th Annual SummerBlast
May 23 – September 1
Throughout Grapevine

From dazzling fireworks every Friday night to great shopping and wine trails to poolside relaxation at many Grapevine hotels, there’s something for everyone to have a blast all summer long.

GrapeFest
28th Annual GrapeFest®
September 11, 12, 13 & 14
Historic Downtown Grapevine

Don’t miss the largest wine festival in the Southwest! Activities include: People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, carnival and midway, non-stop entertainment, artisans, GrapeStomp, Tennis Classic, festival food, Golf Classic and more. Don’t miss the Texas Wine Tribute and ItalianCarFest, both on Saturday, September 6.

Butterfly
17th Annual Butterfly Flutterby
October 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grapevine Botanical Gardens

FREE Admission – This fun-for-the-whole family event includes a costume parade for children & pets, butterfly releases, interactive butterfly arts & crafts, plant sales and more.

NashFarmFallRoundUp
14th Annual Nash Farm Fall Round-Up!
October 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nash Farm
626 Ball St.

Celebrate life on the farm! Activities include: Jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making.

ChristmasCapital
Christmas Capital of Texas®
November – January 2015

Create your Christmas memories in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! Grapevine is the essence of Christmas decor, as the city is blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and over 1,400 events.

UPCOMING ART SHOWS & EXHIBITS
Celebrate art in the heart of Grapevine! Explore these new exhibits either currently on display or coming soon. Grapevine’s art community continues to expand with recently-opened galleries, the Public Art trail, fine art working studios and more so come see beautiful works of art in Grapevine.Gail Cope: Connection
Grapevine Tower Gallery
636 S. Main St.
January 7 – February 2

The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) Tower Gallery will showcase Gail Cope: Connection January 7 – February 2. This free exhibition will feature between 20 – 30 mixed media works focusing on the most common shapes of artistic expression, including circles, dots and lines, from every culture and continent. All ages will enjoy the Go Dotty area, where guests can help create an obliteration room.

Plein Air in the Plaza
Settlement to City Museums
208 W. Hudgins St.
January 18, 8 a.m. – noon

Come see artists at work in the historic house museums. Artists will be working all morning to sketch and create images of Grapevine. Some of the work will be figurative as we will have Models present.

Dust Bowl
Grapevine Grand Gallery
636 S. Main St.
February 7 – March 6

In the 1930s, photographers working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) captured unforgettable images of human fortitude in the face of despair. Nebraska photographer Bill Ganzel set out in the late 1970s to find and re-photograph Dust Bowl survivors for a book and exhibition. The Dust Bowl combines FSA photographs and Ganzel’s interviews to create an eloquent story of human perseverance.

Military Mail and Communication, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition
Grapevine Tower Gallery
636 S. Main St.
February 11 – April 15

A name is shouted out, and a parcel is handed through the crowd to its eager recipient-mail call is a moment when the front line and the home front connect. Letters, news and packages from home unite families, boost morale and in wartime, elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary. The traveling version of the National Postal Museum’s permanent exhibition, “Mail Call” explores the history of America’s military postal system, and examines how even in today’s era of instant communication, troops overseas continue to treasure mail delivered from home.

TEXPEX 2014
Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center
1800 E. Highway 26
February 28 – March 2

On February 28 – March 2, Grapevine’s Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center will host TEXPEX 2014, an annual stamp show presented in North Texas as a part of the American Philatelic Society’s (APS) World Series of Philately. TEXPEX 2014 will launch a philatelic experience of air and space with an appearance by Mercury 13 astronaut candidate Wally Funk, prolific stamp artist Chris Calle, and Cheryl Ganz, Chief Curator of Philately at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and Lead Curator of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery.

ALSO HAPPENING IN JANUARY

Dates Event Location Time
14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Settlement to City Museums
Ted R. Ware Plaza
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
11 Farmhouse on the Grape Vine Prairie
“Family and Home”
Nash Farm

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
11, 12 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival
Grapevine Convention Center
Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
17 Movie: Annie Hall
Palace Theatre
7:30 p.m.
17,18, 24, 25, 31 “Derailed and Departed”
Texas Star Dinner Theater
7 p.m.
18 Movie: Dial M for Murder
Palace Theatre
7:30 p.m.
18, 19 Butchering & Curing
Nash Farm
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
18, 19 Dallas Trade-O-Ree (Boy-Scout Memorabilia)
Grapevine Convention Center
Sat. 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun.  9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
24 Movie: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Palace Theatre
7:30 p.m.
25 Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Palace Theatre
7:30 p.m.
28 Lion’s Club Magic Show
Palace Theatre
7 p.m.
31 Movie: 12 Angry Men
Palace Theatre
7:30 p.m.
31 & Feb. 1 Fashion & Flea
Grapevine Convention Center
Fri. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.