Here’s a list of fun local events surrounding this years Super Bowl.  We think Southlake really got the jump on Super Bowl events this year so we will start with them, plus their event is free!

Southlake Tailgate


Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 2:00pm – 11:00pm


Southlake Town Square

The game starts here with this free event featuring SportsRadio
1310 The Ticket, live music, entertainment, football themed activities
and games, food and beverages, and true Texas tailgating. For more
information visit

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SUPER BOWL ART ESCAPE Tuesday through Saturday

 Come to the Grapevine Main Street Art Gallery and School anytime between 10am and 6pm for your personal art escape. Create your own painting with the help of one of our resident artists that can be traditional or Super Bowl related. In 2-3 hours you’ll have a piece of art to take home with you that will be a great memory of your trip to North Texas for Super Bowl XLV!

 Cost $50 per person (All art supplies, wine and cheese included. Discount provided for groups of 10 or more.)


 The gallery will have an Open House on Tuesday and Saturday evening of Super Bowl week from 5-8pm. Free of charge. Beverages and snacks provided.


 Stop by the gallery everyday of the week between 6-8 pm and enjoy wine and cheese with our resident artists. You’ll find great conversation, along with their diverse collection of original art.

 The gallery is located at 121 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX  76052

Gallery: 817-488-6479

The Best Party In Texas!

When:  Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 9:00pm
Venue:  Embassy Suites Outdoor World, Grapevine

The Jose Feliciano Foundation and Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund are proving that “Everything is bigger in Texas,” by sponsoring the star-studded charity gala The Best Party in Texas on Saturday, February 5, 2011 during XLV Super Bowl weekend in Dallas. An exciting night full of celebrities promising to be one of the most memorable charity events in Texas history!

The Best Party in Texas is Saturday, February 5, 2011 during XLV Super Bowl weekend in Dallas. It will be an exciting night full of celebrities promising to be one of the most memorable charity events in Texas history!

This Week’s Athlete Confirmations:

· Tony Dorsett – Hall of Fame – Cowboys and Broncos
· Antonio Freeman – Wide Receiver for Packers
· Yancy Thigfen – Wide Receiver for Chargers, Steelers, Titans
· Dwight Clark – Wide Receiver for 49ers

Tickets – Tickets are selling quickly and they are limited, so if you still need tickets, go to or contact Jeannie McLaughlin at or call 972-983-4258.

Hotel Rooms – we have a block of rooms/suites for our guests at The Best Party in Texas! If you need a suite at the Embassy Suites while you are in Dallas, please contact Jeannie McLaughlin, there are very few suites left.

Super Bowl Tickets – we have been given a discount on Super Bowl tickets that we are passing along to you. If you are still in need of tickets, please go to, find the event tickets you need and enter in the discount code, NEWYEAR11.

RSVP’ed Attending Celebrities & Athletes

The Best Party in Texas!


Carmen Electra
Bill and Giuliana Rancic
Aubrey O’Day
The Ultimate Cheerleaders – Professional Cheerleaders from National Football Teams
Emerald City Band – Played for the White House
Kyle Turley Band – former All Pro-Offensive Lineman
American Outlaw Band
DJ Krave – for Grammy Award winning Play-N-Skillz
Matt Blum – Cover Girl Photographer
Cover Girl models
Two Time Lone-star Emmy Winner Matthew JC and his JC AllStar Models
Jay Novacek – 3 Times Super Bowl Champion – Dallas Cowboys
Bill Bates – 3 Times Super Bowl Champion – Dallas Cowboys

Gridiron Greats:

Coach Mike Ditka – Hall Of Famer
Michael Irvin – Hall Of Famer
Joe DeLamielleure – Hall of Famer ’03
Marv Fleming
Garo Yepremian
Bobby Bell – Hall Of Famer ’83
Chuck Foreman
Jim Marshall
Carl Eller – Hall Of Famer
Leroy Kelly – Hall Of Famer ’94
Tom Mack – Hall Of Famer ’99
Don Maynard
Chuck Mercein
Ron Mix – Hall Of Famer ’79
Andre Reed
Dave Robinson
Mel Renfro – Hall Of Famer ’96
Bobby Mitchell – Hall Of Famer ’83
Michael Merriweather
Ickey Woods
Antonio Freeman

Expected Attendees:

Jeff Wright – Buffalo Bills
Eric Williams – Washington Red Skins
Ruben Gonzalez – 5 time Olympian
Amanda Davis – VH1 Football Wives
Ken Richters – Veteran Character Actor
Houston Texans – Jarvis Green, Jarvis Green Foundation
National Radio Show Co-Host Ebony Steele Rickey Smiley Morning Show
Visanthe Shiancoe – Vikings
Rennie Curran – Tennessee Titans
Martellus Bennett – Dallas Cowboys
LaMarr Woodley – Pittsburgh Steelers
Justin Forsett – Seattle Seahawks
Jerome Felton – Detroit Lions
Michael Boley – New York Giants
Anthony Smith – Green Bay Packers
Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks
Akin Ayodele – Buffalo Bills
Charles Godfrey – Carolina Panthers
Brian Livingston – Green Bay Packers
Duane Brown – Houston Texans
Terrell Thomas – New York Giants

Thank you for your support of the The Best Party in Texas! See you there!

Ticket Prices: 

$1000 – General Admission; VIP/Celebrity Sections; Sponsor VIP Seating

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The Best Party in Texas!

2011 Super Bowl Breakfast

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 8 am
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

The 2011 Super Bowl Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m. at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine). The breakfast will feature the presentation of the Bart Starr Award, presented by Pro Football Hall of Famer BART STARR, to an NFL player, voted on by his peers, who exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.The program will include a story about the “The Ice Bowl” featuring BART STARR and DONNY ANDERSON from the Packers and BOB LITTLE and RAYFIELD WRIGHT from the Cowboys. There will be a tribute to Coach TOM LANDRY, as well as special guests ALICIA LANDRY, BOB BREUNIG, DREW PEARSON, TIM BROWN, ANTHONY MUNOZ, DARREN WOODSON and other NFL athletes and coaches to be announced.  ESPN’s CHRIS MORTENSEN will emcee.

Priority tables of ten are $2,000 and corporate tables of ten are $1,500. Individual tickets are $200 or $150.

For more information, visit or call 800-416-9472.

Autograph Signing at Grapevine Mills Mall

We wrote a story on this earlier this week. Meet NFL Legends and Stars on February 4th and 5th at Grapevine Mills Mall.

Eric Dickerson (Friday, February 4, starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Joe Greene (Friday, February 4, starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Emmitt Smith (Saturday, February 5, starts at Noon)
Ndamukong Suh (Saturday, February 5, starts at 2:00 p.m.)
Colt McCoy (Saturday, February 5, starts at 4:30 p.m.)

This list of events is not  quite as big as we’d expect for the first ever Super Bowl in North Texas.  Please let us know if we missed anything!  Downtown Grapevine is already decorated for the Super Bowl and ready to host its share of visitors this week.