July 4th Fireworks 2012

Grapevine TexasOn July 4th, the 30th annual Lake Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza will take place.  The fireworks show starts at 9:30 pm.

This is a very popular event each year so prepare to get there early.

We recommend the following Lake Grapevine parks for viewing:

1. Katie’s Woods Park – no fee

2.  Lakeview Park – no fee

3.  Oak Grove Park – no fee, but typically very crowded

4.  Murrell Park

5.  Rockledge Park – small fee per vehicle

6.  Meadowmere Park – $5 fee per vehicle

Enjoy the fireworks show this year. The is a great event for the lake and the surrounding communities each year.

Best Places to Watch Fireworks around Grapevine

Here’s our short list of the best places to watch fireworks around town.

1.  Rockledge Park – the cliffs of Rockledge park offer spectacular views of the fireworks show.  There is a $5 fee per car to enter the park.

2.  Glass Cactus Patio – the double deck patio areas at the Glass Cactus (Gaylord Texan) offer up great views.  There is typically a cover charge to get into the Glass Cactus.  The doors open at 4:45 pm on Monday, July 4th.

3.  Lakeview Park – free to enter, but hard to find.  Should be great viewing either Friday night or Monday night.

4.  Katie’s Woods Park – also free to enter and a great spot, but will be very crowded.

5.  Lake Grapevine – get on a boat, but be very safe about it.  July 4th brings out the crazies.

We typically avoid the larger parks like Oak Grove and Meadowmere.  There are just way too many people there making it difficult to do pretty much anything.

Remember to get there early to get a good spot where ever you end up watching the fireworks shows.  There will be the regular Summer Blast fireworks show at 9:30 pm on Friday, July 1st and then the Fireworks Extravaganza on Monday, July 4th at 9:30 pm.

Click here for a full list of Lake Grapevine Parks.

July 4th, 2011 Weekend Events

Red, White, and You Grapevine Wine Trail

Enjoy the Grapevine Wine Trail under an Independence Day Theme.  The event takes place on Saturday, July 2nd, from 11 am to 5 pm.  The cost in advance is $45 per person or $50 the day of the event.  Participating wineries include Cross Timbers Winery, D’Vine Wine, Farina’s Winery, Homestead Winery, La Bodega Winery, La Buena Vida Vineyards, and Su Vino Winery.  This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to taste a lot of wines around Grapevine.  You can find full details at www.grapevinewinetrail.com.

Fireworks Shows

Friday, July 1st, you can enjoy Grapevine’s regularly scheduled SummerBlast fireworks show which starts around 9:30 pm over Lake Grapevine. On Monday, July 4th, the annual Fireworks Extravaganza will take place over Lake Grapevine. This spectacular display will also start at 9:30 pm and lasts about 30 minutes. Both shows can be viewed from any of the many Lake Grapevine parks.

Check out our list of the best places to watch the fireworks shows in Grapevine.

Little Pete’s Lake Grapevine

Little Pete’s will have live music playing all weekend long. If you want a great atmosphere, food, and music on Lake Grapevine, Little Pete’s is the place for you. Find out more details on the bands and the weekend celebration at www.littlepeteslakegrapevine.com.

Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan

Watch the fireworks extravaganza Monday night from the patio at the Glass Cactus.  Doors open on July 4th at 4:45 pm.  Enjoy great live music from the Dallas based band Radio Edit.

Bass Pro Shops – Memory Lane Car Show

Check out vintage cars at the Memory Lane Car Show on Saturday, July 2nd.  The show will last from 5 pm to 9 pm.  The show will take place out front of Uncle Bucks Brewery and Steakhouse.  This looks like a really fun car show featuring cars from decades dating back to the 50’s and even earlier.

Okay, did we miss any other cool events for July 4th weekend in Grapevine?  Let us know about them and we’ll add them to the list.

4th of July Fireworks over Lake Grapevine 2011

It is that time of year again.  One of the biggest and best traditions on Lake Grapevine is the annual 4th of July fireworks show.

This years show starts at 9:30 pm on Monday, July 4th.  You can view the show from any lake park or surrounding neighborhood. We also recommend viewing on the lake itself if you have access to a boat.  For a great listing of lake parks please check out Lake-Grapevine.com.

We advise arriving early to get your spot because this event is usually very crowded.  There are no entry fees in most parks although some (Rockledge Park, Meadowmere Park) do charge a minimal fee per vehicle.

According to the City of Grapevine:

On Monday, July 4th, Fairway Drive (the road across the dam) will close at 9 p.m. for the fireworks show.  This closure is for the entire length of Fairway Drive, from State Highway 26 to Silveron Boulevard in Flower Mound.  Only emergency vehicle traffic will be allowed.  In addition, no parking or standing will be allowed on Fairway Drive during this time.  Fairway Drive will re-open at approximately 11:30 p.m.

This is a great way to get out and safely celebrate Independence Day.

Check out the best places to watch fireworks around Grapevine, Texas.

And a list of all the 4th of July Weekend Events.

4th Of July Fireworks Over Lake Grapevine

Come out and celebrate July 4th at Lake Grapevine and watch an incredible fireworks show.  You can enjoy the show from any of the many parks that surround Lake Grapevine.  Or if you’d like you can watch it from the streets and neighborhoods that surround the lake.

The show starts at 9:30 pm and will last for about 30 minutes.  If you like watching fireworks or just want a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July, this fireworks show is a can’t miss.

According to a publication for Grapevine’s Parks and Recreation Department, the fireworks will be launched from Oak Grove Park.  And syncronized patriotic music will be played on 98.7 KLUV during the show.

Please note that the City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9:15 pm and lasting through the duration of the fireworks show.

Let’s all get out and celebrate the 4th of July and this wonderful Grapevine tradition.

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