The summer fireworks show kicks off this Friday night, May 23rd, at Lake Grapevine. The fireworks show runs every year on Fridays from Memorial Day weekend in May through Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 pm and runs for about 15 minutes.
We recommend the following parks for best viewing:
Rockledge Park – entrance fee required, but has the best view.
Lakeview Park – no fee.
Oak Grove Park – no fee.
The fireworks show is always fun and a great way to enjoy a Friday night on the lake.
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Main Street Days 2014 – The Craft Brew Experience
When: May 16th through May 18th
The 30th Annual Main Street Days opens Friday, May 16 at 10 am and admission is free until 5 pm.
Festival hours are Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 10am-11:30pm and Sunday, May 18, 11am-6pm.
After 5 pm on Friday, adults are $7; children 6-12 and seniors are only $5.
Weekend passes are $15. Souvenir weekend passes are $20.
Free shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots. We will be celebrating “Milestones” and enhancing the craft brew experience. Guests will enjoy three full days of family-friendly festival fun. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com for more information on all the activities and the awesome schedule of entertainment.
There are many activities for the family such as watching your kids explore the KidCave, cheering on the masters of the grill at the Grillin’ Competition at the Town Square Gazebo, and enjoying a variety of different stages featuring kids stage shows, museum exhibits and live entertainment on six stages. Make sure to visit the Carnival Midway and enjoy all of the Historic Downtown Grapevine shopping along Main Street.
What: Day out With Thomas the Train in Grapevine, Texas
When: March 28th, 29th, and 30th
April 4th, 5th, and 6th
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
How Much: Tickets are between $17 and $22 each (plus ticketing fees from TickeWweb)
How to reserve tickets: Online through TicketWeb
Link to Ticketweb
Day Out with Thomas are some of the most fun days of the year in Grapevine, Texas. For two weekends each spring, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is transformed into Thomas the Train.
Held annually, the event features an approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & FriendsTM themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, building with Mega Bloks®, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts and more. Little engineers will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.
Parking in the area is free.
This is a great event. Come enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Train!
Here is a short video on Thomas the Train in Grapevine:
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As the air outside cools down and the corn stalks grow tall, we prepare ourselves for another year and another visit to Hall’s Pumpkin Farm. The farm opens to the public on Friday, October 4th at 3 pm. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm stays open until October 31st.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm hours:
Monday thru Thursday 3pm-8pm
3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine, Texas
Things to do:
•Hay Rides – $2
•Corn Maze – $5
•Mini tractor rides
•Mini hay maze
There is also barbeque and kettle corn available for purchase.
This is a great event each year for kids and families. There is so much to do and the weather is usually great. General admission is free which makes it even better.
You can purchase a pumpkin from the farm while you are there. Have fun!
Note: No professional photography sessions allowed.
Located at the corner of Hall Johnson Rd and Pool Rd in Grapevine, Texas.
This article was sponsored by Lake Ray Hubbard.
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (August 22, 2013) – Discover a world of possibilities at the 27th Annual GrapeFest, September 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine. The theme for the 27th Annual GrapeFest is “Discoveries” and guests of all ages will find a variety of new wines, new vendors, new bands and more to discover and celebrate throughout the four-day festival. For updated GrapeFest information and schedules, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.
Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Named for the wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the land when settlers first arrived to the area in 1844, Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry.
GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States, is the place to discover and try new wines and even rediscover some of your favorite varietals. Along with celebrating the fruit of the vine, this four-day annual festival offers a variety of activities and events to discover such as the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Vintners’ Auction Classic, the Champagne Terrace presented by Gaylord Texan Resort, KidsWorld presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center of Grapevine, Culinary Pavilion, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, five stages offering live entertainment, Texas Wine Tribute and much more!
Discover delicious Texas varietals at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States. Sample more than 125 wines from more than 35 Texas wineries in ten categories. Guests receive a booklet detailing the available wines along with a ballot to select their favorites. Sessions are held throughout the four-day festival. Fans of Texas wines can discover some new favorites and Texas wine novices might just discover some of the best wines Texas has to offer. The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and advance purchase is recommended. Guests must be 21 and up.
Discover more fun at the Vintners’ Auction Classic benefiting the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. On Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m., guests can bid on exciting vacation packages, wine dinners, vineyard tours and more. Guests can also sample Texas wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the event. Tickets for the Vintners’ Auction Classic are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The Vintners’ Auction Classic will be held at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Grand Gallery, 636 S. Main St.
Discover the fun of celebrating the fruit of the Texas vine at the Texas Wine Tribute on Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Each year, this black-tie gala celebrates specially selected Texas wines paired with the dinner, providing the opportunity to recognize various varietals grown in Texas. New this year at the Texas Wine Tribute, the first “Tall in Texas” Award will be presented to an individual winery that has been instrumental in promoting Texas wines and the Texas wine industry. With wineries now present in all regions of Texas, GrapeFest leadership wanted to focus on a single winery each year, allowing for more effective promotion of the achievements of Texas wineries, both statewide and nationally. Messina Hof Winery of Bryan, TX has been named the inaugural “Tall in Texas” Award winner, celebrating their contribution to the growth and development of the Texas Wine Industry. Tickets are $125 per person and advance purchase is required.
Discover what it feels like to squish, stomp and get the juice going at the GrapeStomp competition! Two-person teams take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. Teams that stomp the most juice are eligible to participate in the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the winners being awarded the coveted “Purple Foot” award and a beautiful glass foot from Grapevine’s Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Entry fee is $5 per person. Special GrapeStomp events include the Senior GrapeStomp at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13 and the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 14. A special stomping area is also available for kids 13 and under.
Discover new festival vendors at GrapeFest! Festival guests will enjoy new vendors such as Customize365, from Oklahoma City, specializing in handmade and laser-engraved wine accessories, serving trays and cheese platters. Or, check out the first-time GrapeFest vendor Gemz and Jewelz, from Lincoln, NE, offering hand-stamped bracelets, necklaces and jewelry. Bring your holiday gift list and get started shopping early at GrapeFest! The 27th Annual GrapeFest will feature a variety of new vendors so come out and check out some new finds and returning favorites.
Discover pre-festival fun events including:
• ItalianCarFest, September 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Texas Wine Tribute, Saturday, September 7, 7 p.m.
• GrapeFest Golf Classic, Monday, September 9, 8 a.m.
Discover a variety of fun activities during GrapeFest all weekend including:
• Artisan Vendors
• Carnival Rides and Midway Games
• Carnival Wristband Special, September 12, 5 p.m. – close. Unlimited carnival rides with wristband purchase. $25 in advance; $30 at the festival
• Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, Saturday, September 14, 12:30 p.m.
• Champagne Terrace presented by Gaylord Texan Resort
• Draft & Craft Beers
• Festival Foods
• GrapeFest Tennis Classic, Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15
• Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower’s Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors appearing at Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily
• Grapevine Opry
• Grapevine Vintage Railroad stationary exhibits
• Grapevine Winery Tours
• KidsWorld presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
• Shopping at the stores in Historic Downtown Grapevine throughout the festival
• Variety of stages featuring more than 90 opportunities to see live entertainment throughout the festival
• Wine pavilions throughout the festival featuring Grapevine, U.S.A., premium and international wines
• And much, much more!
GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12).
Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under. For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.
Grapevine, Texas (July 8, 2013) – SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine will celebrate the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week from August 4-11, highlighting their expansive collection of sharks and two recently acquired blacknose sharks.
SEA LIFE Aquarium visitors can enjoy a wide range of exciting, interactive family activities that raise awareness about shark conservation.
– Enjoy special shark scavenger hunts lead by an aquarist on Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to win fun prizes when you spot the correct species.
– SEA LIFE interactive touch pools will be filled with real shark eggs and teeth and shark-themed videos will play in the cinema all week.
– Discover fun facts about these amazing creatures during special “Meet a Shark Expert” talks held daily August 4-11 at 3 p.m. in the 360-degree underwater ocean tunnel.
– Watch aquarists feed sharks in the ocean tank at 11 a.m. on August 6, 8 and 10. See the shark feedings up close and interact with aquarists with the purchase of a behind the scenes tour ticket. Complimentary behind the scenes tours are available for annual pass holders, Sunday, August 4 – Tuesday, August 6 at 4 p.m.
– Get your camera ready for an opportunity to take family photos with “Sharky” the SEA LIFE mascot on Sunday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SEA LIFE Aquarium
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under. Behind the scenes tour tickets are $4.50 for adults and children. Buy special discounted tickets online at www.SEALIFEus.com/grapevine.
SEA LIFE Aquarium Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – attraction remains open two hours after last admission.