Now through September 4
Stay close to home this summer for a Grapevine Staycation! 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 summer 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, visit us at GrapevineTexasUSA.com/Summer
SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan
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 between May 21 and September 6, 2009, 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
City of Grapevine Firework Fridays
Poolside Dive-In Movie Night
“Splash!” Pool Party
INDOOR EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Atrium Art Tour
Hilton DFW Lakes Themed Summer Camps
The Hilton DFW Lakes Tennis and Sports Club Staff provides themed and structured play for youth ages 7-14. Everyday is packed with activities that are designed to encourage healthy mental and physical participation.
Activities will include but are not limited to swimming, horseback riding, karate, arts and crafts, team building, sports, and general recreation games. Children will be divided by age into groups to allow the activities to be tailored to their abilities and needs.
Call for more information
Camp Hyatt has now teamed up with National Geographic Kids and features all new adventures loaded with eco-friendly activities, animal crafts and facts, photo safaris and tons of locally inspired activities. With Camp Hyatt, your children, ages 3-12, can participate in activities and adventures that focus on the culture, history, and environment surrounding the destination. From hula dancing in Hawaii to searching for authentic Native American arrowheads in Texas, all activities are supervised by trained counselors to ensure a safe and enriching experience.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Great Train Robberies, Memorial Day 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.
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.
Friday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Friday, July 24 – Grapevine… Show Your Talent
Sponsored by Grapevine Star
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 Theater Academy students at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 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 Theater
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, July 3
Friday, August 7
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 Opry – In the Palace Theater
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 at the Palace Theater
Friday, July 17 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show at the Palace Theater
Saturday, July 18 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show at the Palace Theater
Thursday, July 23 Whine and Cheese Shoppe Kickoff Part & Silent Auction
Friday, July 24 Monty Python Madness Festival / “Life of Brian” Outdoor Screening
Saturday, July 25 9 a.m. Sponsored Silly Walk up Main Street
Saturday, July 25 8:30 p.m. “Holy Grail” Outdoor Screening
Sunday, July 26 Monty Python Madness Festival in Grapevine
Thursday, July 30 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show at the Palace Theater
Friday, July 31 7:30 p.m. Live Tribute Show at the Palace Theater