Grapevine, Texas - Key Annual Events
Though some of the community's events reoccur yearly with great anticipation, there are many new ones to experience. Be sure to check this short list often. For a detailed, year-long listing, visit our Community Calendar
. If you'd like to list an event in Grapevine, contact us
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm
March 23, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
The 38th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm-FREE
Saturday, March 23, 9:30-12:30 pm
Take a trip to the farm this Spring for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be hiding thousands of eggs at Nash Farm for a hopping good time. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age divisionn. Face painters, bounce houses, petting zoo, hay rides, and more! For more information, please visit www.playgrapevine.com.
Parking: Available at the Botanical Gardens and Cannon Elementary School
Easter Eggs Hunt at Delaney Vineyards
Sunday, March 24th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grab your baskets and come to Delaney Vineyards for a hopping good time on Sunday March 24th! The 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Colleyville Heritage Lions Club, will delight kids of all ages with three separate hunts (age specific). Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny will be there for photographs. Games, treats, contests, prizes, food and beverages will be on hand as well as bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting and lots of fun! The event runs from 2:00 – 5:00 and all proceeds benefit the Colleyville Heritage Lions Club! Visit our web site for an egg hunt schedule and more details, www.delaneyvineyards.com.
11th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm
April 20, 2013, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
FREE Family Fun! (Donations support all activities and events at Nash Farm)
Activities may include:
• Heritage toys
• Kitchen gardening
• Cotton planting
• Farm animals
• Hayrides ($1 per person)
• Field cultivation
• Wood carving demonstrations
• Jump rope making
• Wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations
• Blacksmith demonstrations
This event is handicap accessible; concessions available; free admission
Learn about life on the farm! Have old-fashioned fun!
11 a.m. Dedication of the Nash Farm's placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hot dog lunch and beverages available from Grapevine AMBUCS.
Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street • Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary and at the Botanic Garden.
For more information call: 817 410-3185
Annual Chocolate Festival
April 5, 6, 2013
The Travelers Aid "Traveler" dressed in chocolate and his blue artist's smock and holding his paintbrush is the official representative of the Chocolate Fest DFW Chocolate and Art Festival.
Chocolate Fest DFW is an annual fund raising event benefiting Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth. The Festival features two different events bringing together the best in chocolate, art and wine. If you love chocolate, wine and art, this is your event!
Chocolate Fest Features and Events:
Chocolate lovers will gather in Grapevine, Texas to celebrate the love of chocolate, wine and local art while raising funds for the programs of Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth. The 8th Annual ChocolateFest will take place in two exciting venues.
Friday evening, April 5, 2013 from 7:00 -10 p.m. The festival will get underway with An
Evening of Chocolate and Wine. Guests will enjoy samples of fine chocolates, hors
d'oeuvres, great local wines, live music, a silent action and a souvenir wine glass in the
relaxing and beautiful setting of Delaney Vineyards and Winery, 2000 Champagne Blvd.
Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The festival continues with A Day
of Chocolate and Art. Guests will enjoy samples of a variety of chocolate items, while
enjoying live music and art displays and sales from local artisans. The Day of
Chocolate and Art will be held in the Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street in historic
SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN TICKET:
If you are looking for a great Chocolate Event for you and your children,
go to the Palace Art Center Theatre Friday evening, April 5, 2013, for
the classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at 7:30 p.m. If you
buy a big bucket of popcorn and find a "golden ticket,"you win 4 Palace
Theatre movie tickets, 4 tickets to the Day of Chocolate and Art, a backstage
tour of the Palace Art Center, Willy Wonka chocolates and a DVD of the
classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!"
21st Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail plus the Gallery Art Show
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Downtown Grapevine, Includes Blessing of the Vines, New Vintage Wine & Art Show & Gallery Trail.
The New Vintage Wine Trail begins at 11 a.m. and will run through 5 p.m., offering a memorable journey to experience first-hand the many unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. Complimentary shuttle service is available to Grapevine's winery tasting rooms, which include: Cross Timbers Winery and Tasting Room, Delaney Vineyards and Winery, Farina’s Winery, D’Vine Wine and Tasting Room, Homestead Winery & Tasting Room, La Buena Vida Vineyards, and Su Vino Winery and Tasting Room. Each winery features live musical entertainment, food offerings and interaction with the brilliant winemakers and proprietors who make it all happen. Tickets, which include tastings at each winery, food, entertainment and a souvenir wine glass, are $49 per person. Individual winery tasting tickets are available the day of the event at the winery of your choice. All participants must be +21 years of age and present a valid government issued ID. The first shuttle will begin operating at 12 p.m. from Delaney Vineyards.
Blessing of the Vines and Wine Tasting Reception
April 13th from 11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Begin April 13 at Delaney Vineyards as wine aficionados gather to take part in the Blessing of the Vines and New Release Wines, a centuries-old European blessing performed by a priest to celebrate the new harvest, robust vines and savory grapes. The ceremony begins with a colorful procession through the largest vineyard in North Texas and is followed by a complimentary wine tasting and live entertainment. The priest will bless the vines for the 2013 harvest, as well as blessing the new release wines from crops from previous years. The Blessing of the Vines event is free and begins at 11 a.m.
Blessing of the Vines & Blessing of the New Vintage Release Wines
Hosted by the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau as the official kick-off for the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail.
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
New Release Wine Tasting
The Grapevine CVB will host a wine tasting at the conclusion of the blessings at Delaney Vineyards. Complimentary wine samples, breads, cheese and entertainment will be provided.
11:30 a.m. – Noon
Gallery Art Show
April 13th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street
The New Vintage Gallery Art Show in the Palace Arts Center organized by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP), will feature local artists displaying and selling original oils, watercolors, and photographs as well as pottery, sculpture, jewelry and hand-woven textiles. Come on by and enjoy the show, meet the artists and support local art.
After the Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Releases, the celebration continues on the Wine and Gallery Trail. Participants will stop at Grapevine's wineries, local art museums and galleries throughout Grapevine. One special stop will include an art show by the Grapevine Art Project featuring the work of local artisans for display and sale at the Palace Arts Center on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine.
For event tickets contact: www.grapevinetexasusa.com
Annual Main Street Days Festival
May 17, 18 & 19, 2013
Savor the flavor of fun at Grapevine's 29th Annual Main Street Days May 17, 18 and 19! Held along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, guests will enjoy three days of family-friendly fun.
Delight in the varieties of delicious premium Texas and International wines, craft beers and festival foods. Taste a slice of delicious pizza or enjoy a whole pie from one of Grapevine's pizza purveyors along the Pizza Piazza.
Hear live music on five stages throughout the three day festival. Cheer the masters of the grill at the Grillin' Competition at the Town Square Gazebo.
Watch your kids experience the thrilling KidCave, a brand new kid-friendly entertainment zone, featuring the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center's Junior Builder Competition and the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium touch pool. Take a turn at the games and on the carnival rides along the Carnival Midway.
Check out some cool items from a variety of vendors along Main Street. In addition, all of the shops, restaurants and art galleries in Historic Downtown Grapevine are open during the festival.
The 29th Annual Main Street Days opens Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. and admission is free until 5 p.m. Festival hours are Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. After 5 p.m. on Friday, adults are $7 and children 6 - 12 and seniors are $5. Weekend passes are $15 per person. Souvenir weekend passes are $20 per person. Free shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots.
For more information, call 817-410-3185. For registration, schedules and more details, contact www.grapevinetexasusa.com/mainstreetdays.
Annual Flag Day Celebration
June 14, at 2:00 PM
Officials in Grapevine will hold the city’s annual Flag Day Celebration. The event will take place at Grapevine’s Gazebo, located in the 300 block of Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Flag Day is officially celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which occurred that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
We invite you to join us as we commemorate this significant day in America’s history. The event is free and open to the general public, with cookies and lemonade to be served upon conclusion of the program.
Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
9:30 p.m. – Grapevine Lake
On July 4 at 9:30 p.m., find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free.
Every Friday night in July, 2012. To Be Determined for 2013.
Friday Nights...on Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine, sponsored by the Historic Downtown Grapevine Association (HDGA).
Free Entertainment • Family Fun & Refreshments • Shop Late • Sidewalk Sales • Gift Basket Drawings
Annual GrapeFest September 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2013
People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic
6 Stages of Non-Stop Live Entertainment
International Wine Pavillion
Winery Tasting Room Tours
Draft Beer Pavillion
Arts & Crafts Booths
Texas Wine Tribute Dinner
GrapeFest Golf Classic
Tennis Classic Tournament
Voted a 2010 ABA Top 100 Event in North America! In Historic Downtown Grapevine you can join wine novices and connoisseurs at the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Walk down historic Main Street and sample the best that the Texas wine industry has to offer. Four fantastic days of fun including a Carnival and Midway for kids, food, wine and beer for you, all wrapped around sensational live music. Enjoy the tasty food and wine affairs at the Culinary Pavillion and cool off in the Champagne Terrace.
Sample award winning wines at this annual event! Enjoy a carnival for the kids, live music, attend a sophisticated food & wine affair, including:
Mini-Excurisions on 'Puffy'
Grapevine OPRY Matinees
NO DOGS OR PETS ALLOWED!
Nash Farm - Fall Round-Up
October 19, 2013
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
It’s free fun at the farm for the entire family!
Activities may include:
• Jump rope making
• Leather working
• Blacksmith demonstrations
• Kitchen gardening
• Hayrides ($1 per person)
• Butterfly release
• Wood carving
• Cotton picking
• Farm chores
• Heritage toys
• Corn shuck doll making
Ht dogs and hamburgers for sale from Grapevine AMBUCS.
Call 817-410-3585 for more information or visit www.nashfarm.org
Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street • Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary.
Annuual Butterfly Flutterby
October 19, 2013, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Cotton Belt Railroad Depot, 701 S. Main Street
Calling All Kids! Come to Grapevine to celebrate the migration of the Monarch Butterfly - Grapevine is on their path! This fun-for-the-whole-family event includes releases of butterflies and a Gossamer Parade. Join the fun at the Historic Cotton Belt Railroad Depot, 701 South Main Street, you'll enjoy butterfly exhibits, gardening seminars and all sorts of interactive butterfly arts, crafts and entertainment.
In the parking lot at the intersection of Wall St. and Jenkins St.
8:45 a.m. - Parade Registration
9:30 a.m. - Parade Line-up
10:00 a.m. - Parade starts toward the Cotton Belt Depot
10:45 a.m. - First Live Butterfly Release
11:15 a.m. - Costume Contest Awards
11:45 a.m. - Second Live Butterfly Release
12:30 p.m. - Final Butterfly Release
Enjoy butterfly exhibits, entertainment, interactive butterfly arts and crafts, and $1 popcorn!
|November and December, 2012|
Activities start in November, 2012 and end in January, 2013. There's no better place to spend Christmas than in the Christmas Capital of Texas™
in Grapevine, Texas!
Grapevine's 5th Annual Candelight Tour of Homes
November 10, 2012
4 - 7:00 pm
Come to Explore Grapevine's Unique Residential Historic Township As you stroll through historic downtown, be sure to visit the beautiful homes which will be open to the public for touring.
Luminaries will light each destination home along your way along the Downtown Historic District. Homeowners will be present to greet all participants and discuss the individual characteristics of their home.
This event is sponsored by Grapevine Heritage Foundation. There is a $10 fee, per person.
For more information please call 817 410-3585
|ICE! and Lone Star Christmas - |
November 9, 2012 - January 1, 2013
At the Gaylord Texan
Gaylord Texan’s annual holiday events are back and better than ever! The awe-inspiring ICE!™ attraction — carved from 2 million pounds of ice — will showcase DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar! Additionally, Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan will provide a winter wonderland including 1.5 million holiday lights, a 52-foot rotating Christmas tree, 12,000 ornaments, and Santa Claus himself, just to name a few. We invite you to enjoy a magical holiday experience your family won’t soon forget!
Happenings at Lone Star Christmas - 2012
ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar! Gaylord Texan’s popular ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new, hilarious theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar. From Nov. 9 to Jan. 1, the DreamWorks animated holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the heartwarming story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring your favorite characters as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way.
1000 Texan Trail
North Pole Express® on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
Near the intersection of Main Street and Dallas Road
The North Pole Express schedule for 2012
Each weekend through December 23rd
Steam down the tracks aboard the North Pole Express®, complete with carols, stories, ornament making and an enchanting encounter with Santa Claus himself. So, grab your pj's and ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to your Christmas dreams!
The event area opens each day one hour before the first train departs and closes one hour after the last train returns to the station.
Contacts: www.gvrr.com and 817 410-3557.
Christmas on Main Street
Fridays - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Sundays - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit with Santa Claus, Take a wagon ride, Join Ellie the Elf, Frosty the Snowman and a Santa stilt walker for children's activities and "reindeer games". Wagon loading at the Farmers Market, behind the Gazebo, 300 S. Main Street.
Enjoy complimentary KettleKorn while enjoying Strolling entertainment in period costumes along with Rudolph, a talking Christmas tree and Frosty the Snowman.
Then include FREE fun activities for the entire family including Santa with fun Christmas characters, exciting reindeer games and much more family fun that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.
Carol of Lights
Monday, November 19, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Holiday festivities in Historic Downtown Grapevine at the Main Street Gazebo (325 S. Main St.) are hosted by Mrs. Claus. The public is invited to this free event in which guests sing along with local choirs as the “switch is thrown,” lighting thousands of lights in historic downtown Grapevine, including the 35' community Christmas tree. The event also includes the Light Show Spectacular that involves all of the Town Square, including the gazebo, seven live oak trees, nine "mini" trees, and three arches choreographed to music. Refreshments provided.
Light Show Spectacular at the Gazebo
This light show spectacular will delight all as it plays nightly on the hour and half-hour, from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. FREE!
Parade of Lights illuminates Historic Downtown Grapevine
December 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Thousands of merrymakers will witness an enchanting display of more than 100 colorfully lighted floats that will pass through Historic Downtown Grapevine. Rolling to the tune of numerous marching bands playing holiday music, the Grapevine Parade of Lights is North Texas’ largest lighted Christmas parade. The parade starts at Main St. and Hanover St. and heads north on Main St. to Wall St.
North Texas' largest lighted Christmas parade is free and open to the public.
Twinkle Light Boat Parade
Date to be announced for 2012
Starting at Dusk on Lake Grapevine (around 6:00 pm)
Lake Grapevine will twinkle with holiday cheer! The water of Lake Grapevine will glisten during the Twinkle Light Parade on Lake Grapevine at dusk. This lighted boat parade begins at Scott's Landing, and ends at Little Pete's, picking up entries at each marina as it circles the lake. The parade is visible all along the shore of Lake Grapevine.
For additional information or questions, please call Scott's Landing at 817 481-4549
|Christmas at the Palace Theatre:|
The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
All Showtimes 7:30 PM at the Palace Theatre
2012 Holiday Shows:
Thursday Dec. 13th
Friday Dec. 14th
Sunday Dec. 16th
Thursday Dec. 20th
Friday Dec. 21st
Saturday Dec. 22nd
DECEMBER 2012 Shows:
1st FABULOUS FIFTIES CHRISTMAS:
A rockin' retro holiday
7th A TEXAS CHRISTMAS:
Merry Christmas from the Lone Star State
8th LETTERS FROM SANTA:
We'll help you decide what you want from Santa this year
15th CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND:
Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary holiday songs
21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
31st NEW YEAR'S COUNTRY EVE:
Ring in the New Year "Country-style" with the Grapevine Opry
Holiday Movies, Matinees & Evening Shows
Enjoy your favorite Family Christmas Film on the big screen at the Palace Theatre. Matinee and evening shows available. Ticket price is $5. For tickets or additional information call 817 410-3100.