Thomas The Train 2015 in Grapevine Texas

Thomas The Train 2015 in Grapevine Texas

It is that time of year when Thomas the Tank Engine makes his annual visit to Grapevine, Texas.  For two weekends in April you and your family can enjoy a ride on Thomas the Train.

When:  April 10, 11, 12 and April 17, 18, 19, 2015

Where:  Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 S. Main Street, Grapevine Texas

What:  A Day Out With Thomas the Train

The rides on the train are roughly 25 minutes.  Advanced ticket purchase is suggested as these rides typically sell out.  There are plenty of other fun activities around the train depot including arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, live music, and other Thomas the Train themed activities.

You can reserve your tickets here.

This is another wonderful family friendly event in Grapevine, Texas.  Come out and enjoy all this city has to offer!

SeaLife Grapevine Announces Rain Forest Adventure Addition

SeaLife Grapevine Announces Rain Forest Adventure Addition

From the press release:

Newly Transformed Galleries Offer Close Encounters With Crocodiles, Piranha and Anaconda

Grapevine, Texas (March 10, 2015) – Construction has started on the new 3,500-square-foot Rainforest Adventure scheduled to open this summer at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. The new permanent exhibit takes guests to the lush environment of the world’s rainforests where they will encounter brand new species to SEA LIFE, including crocodiles, piranha, anaconda and more.

The five-gallery display replaces the freshwater lakes exhibit and spotlights a variety of animals native to exotic locations from around the world. Unique features include a piranha walk-through tunnel, a domed pop-up tank in the middle of the anaconda cave, and touch tanks with fish and invertebrates.

Guests begin their journey through the rainforest where rays of light shine through mist and the forest canopy. In the Amazonian rivers gallery, freshwater fish swim amongst twisted roots, tree stumps and lush planting. The caiman exhibit takes visitors to an abandoned ancient temple reclaimed by the forest and crocodiles. Next, visitors of all ages get an up-close view of piranha as they swim overhead in the 40-foot walk through tunnel. In the anaconda cave is a domed pop-up tank where kids can observe the intriguing lifestyle of the world’s largest species of snake. Upon exiting the rainforest, guests will discover the newly re-imagined rock pools where they can touch and learn about coldwater fish and invertebrates native to the Pacific Northwest.

“This is the biggest investment we’ve made since our opening in 2011,” says Iain Scouller, Regional General Manager SEA LIFE Grapevine. “The new Rainforest Adventure exhibit will recreate extraordinary natural environments with exciting architectural elements, creating a highly immersive experience for visitors.”

 

SEA LIFE Grapevine is located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051. For more information visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine or call 817-819-7677.

 

About SEA LIFE Grapevine:

SEA LIFE Grapevine transports you into the amazing underwater world.  Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks.  With an amazing 360° ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and more than 5,000 sea creatures the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun. To get any closer you would have to get wet!  Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for children ages 3 to 12.  For more information visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine.  Follow us on Facebook: @sealifegrapevine Twitter: @sealifegrpevine and Instagram: @sealifegrpevine.

2015 Festivals and Events in Grapevine

2015 Festivals and Events in Grapevine

One of the things Grapevine is famous for is all the wonderful festivals and events each year.  There are plenty more festivals than Main Street Days and Grapefest.  We list them all below.  Mark your calendars now!  (Or just bookmark this page and come back throughout the year!)

Jazz Wine Trains
Cotton Belt Depot
March 20 & 21, Boarding begins at 6:40 pm

Day Out With Thomas
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19

Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
Throughout Grapevine
April 11, 11 am – 5 pm

Silly String Junior’s Regatta
Lake Grapevine
April 11 & 12

Spring into Nash Farm
Nash Farm
April 18, 10 am – 2 pm

ChocolateFest
Austin Ranch
April 24, 7 pm – 10 pm & April 25, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Grapevine’s Main Street Fest

Historic Downtown Grapevine
May 15, 16, & 17SummerBlast
Throughout Grapevine
May 22 – September 7

Friday Night Fireworks
over Lake Grapevine
May 22 & 29
June 5, 12, 19 & 26
July 10, 17, 24 & 31
August 7, 14, 21 & 28
September 4

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
over Lake Grapevine
July 4, 9:30 pm

Grapevine Farmers Market
Town Square Gazebo
April 9 – October 17
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
8 am -4 pm

Grapevine Market
Liberty Park
April 9 – October 17
Thursdays & Saturdays
9 am – 2 pm

Grapefest

Historic Downtown Grapevine
September 17, 18, 19 & 20

Lakefest
Silver Lake Marina Park
October 3

Sunset Concert Series
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
October 3, 10 & 17

Butterfly Flutterby
Grapevine Botanical Gardens
October 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
Nash Farm
October 17, 10 am – 2 pm

Grapeyard & Aftermath
Meadowmere Park
October 23 & 24

Hallo-Wine Trail
Historic Downtown Grapevine
October 24, 11 am – 5 pm

Jazz Wine Trains Boarding in March

Jazz Wine Trains Boarding in March

Do you like Jazz?

Do you like Wine?

I’ve got some good news for you.  You can enjoy both on the Jazz Wine Trains in downtown Grapevine, Texas on March 20 and 21, 2015.  The wine trains run on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 705 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas.

What:

Jazz Wine Trains

Where:

Downtown Grapevine, 705 S. Main Street

When:

March 20 and 21, 2015 at 6:40 pm

How Much:

Tickets are $59 per person

 

There’s nothing better than jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time.  The captivating excursion features wines from each of Grapevine’s wineries, passed hors d’oeuvres and live jazz entertainment in each passenger car.

  • Each passenger must be at least 21 years of age with valid identification.
  • Jazz Wine Trains do not travel to the Fort Worth Stock Yards.
  • Seating is assigned at check-in.
  • Groups must check-in at the same time to ensure they are seated together.

This looks like a really nice event.  Enjoy!

For more information contact the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185.

Brick House Tavern + Tap Job Fair

From the press release-

 

Come join one of America’s hottest brands!!! Here at Brick House, we believe that a great restaurant starts with fun and high energy team members. We are excited to be opening up in Grapevine, and want you to become part of our growing family!

Now Hiring Servers, Line Cooks, Hosts/Hostesses, Bussers, Bartenders, and Dishwashers for our NEW location in Grapevine, TX!

The team at Brick House Tavern + Tap is focused on creating a work environment where delivering Haute Service is the top priority at all times. As part of the Ignite Restaurant Group family we are known for offering our people opportunities for career growth in a professional and energetic, yet casual workplace.

Come and enjoy all the benefits of working in a high volume restaurant that has a sports-centric and guest-centric atmosphere. Join us in Dispensing Happiness!

 

JOB FAIR – ATTEND AN INTERVIEW

Tuesday, February 10th from 9am – 11am & 1pm – 4pm

Brick House Tavern + Tap – 700 Highway 114 – Grapevine, TX 76051

 

To schedule an interview, email your info to: BLT@SelfOpportunity.com

Questions? Call 800-594-7036

What The Dickens Is Going On At OhLook?

What The Dickens Is Going On At OhLook?

Grapevine, Texas – November 24, 2014 – Get ready to be visited by some very whimsical ghosts you will enjoy meeting this Holiday season! Local performers at OhLook Theater in Grapevine are hard at work on two different variations of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for your holiday entertainment pleasure. Both shows offer nostalgia with a twist that won’t leave you Ebenezer bitter!

Directed by Woody Blackburn, A Seussified Christmas Carol is being performed by kids ages 6-14 and is enjoyable for ALL ages. Wacky rhymed couplets that Dr. Seuss himself might have come up with, if he’d ever had his way with the story, steal the show. Join “Bed Headed Fred” and “Timmy Loo Hoo”, along with “Things 1 and 2” on their Christmas adventure, December 5 – 7.

Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an adaptation of the Dickens classic by Matt Lord. Watch Scrooge visit his past, present and future 70’s style, after eating a bowl of mushroom soup! Jacob Marley becomes Bob Marley in this hilarious rendition you don’t want to miss. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an OhLook signature late night show, with performances at 11 pm. Feel free to bring your own “holiday cheer”.

Tickets for both shows are available online at www.ohlookperform.com. A Seussified Christmas Carol runs December 5-7; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas runs December 12-20; with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 pm.

If you’ve never been to this little gem of a theater, you are in for a treat. Get your tickets early, as seating is very personal and limited. Concessions are available, and you are welcome to BYOHC (Bring Your Own Holiday Cheer) for the late night shows. OhLook Theater is located at 1631 W. Northwest Hwy in Grapevine.