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Grapevine is a vibrant, active city with exciting events happening every day, so we offer short, up-to-date community briefs on events and news to keep you in touch. 

To see the major annual events around town go to Key Annual Events.

We also offer two calendars: Community Meeting Calendar for local organizations which occur regularly on a given day of the week; and a separate calendar for Grapevine Events.

For Connector Updates go to DFW Connector and for News that affects the citizens, go to  Local News.   
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September Events
See our Community Calendar for more events

Grapevine Opry Show - September

Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street
Ph: 817 481-8733
Starting: 7:30 PM
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- Saturday, September 6th
"Style Me Country"
From Bluegrass and Western Swing, to Rockabilly, Outlaws and today’s Contemporary Country, fans have remained faithful to the evolving sounds and styles of Country Music throughout the years. “Style Me Country” will combine some of these fantastic and favorite sub-genres for an all-encompassing Country and Western Music experience that will leave fans wanting more. Take this journey with us to a place where "people tell their life stories”.

- Saturday, September 13th
GrapeFest at the Palace

- Saturday, September 20th
"Style Me Country"
From Bluegrass and Western Swing, to Rockabilly, Outlaws and today’s Contemporary Country, fans have remained faithful to the evolving sounds and styles of Country Music throughout the years. “Style Me Country” will combine some of these fantastic and favorite sub-genres for an all-encompassing Country and Western Music experience that will leave fans wanting more. Take this journey with us to a place where "people tell their life stories”.

- Saturday, September 27th
"The iPod Shuffle"
The name says it all.  Sync up with us as we shuffle through the Grapevine Opry Show’s playlist to see where we land. 50’s Favorites, Country Hits or 80’s Rock? Or could it be 60’s Motown, Today’s Pop, 70’s Disco or Easy Listening? What will you hear? Your guess is as good as ours. Either way, we promise a fun and refreshingly random night of excitement at the Grapevine Opry Show with this line-up! It’s the perfect music for every mood.

Contact: www.grapevineopryshow.com or 817 481-8733

Coming in October...
GADA Hosts Gallery Night October 4th

Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA) is hosting its 2nd Annual Fall Gallery Night in the downtown historic district of Grapevine October 4. All six member galleries bring their artists’ best new work in for the event, which will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Gather friends for a walk along the vibrant historic downtown for an evening of fine art, signature exciting food, and wine tastings among paintings, sculptures, glass blowing and oil painters.

The 2nd Annual Fall Gallery Night will showcase the fine arts in Grapevine offering an evening of high quality art for all to enjoy. Complimentary food and beverages will be served at each gallery. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate purchases. There is no cost to attend the 2nd Annual GADA Fall Gallery Night.For a list of all participating galleries and featured artists go to www.facebook.com/GrapevineArtDealers.

Vetro Glassblowing Pumpkins
Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, located in historic downtown Grapevine, is getting “fired up” for fall with its hand-blown glass pumpkin workshops. These unique, one-of-a-kind pumpkins have become a Halloween tradition and fun for the entire family. Join Vetro in its new and improved studio, including a new electric furnace, to create your own glass-blown pumpkin in October: 
• Saturday, October 4 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
• Friday, October 10 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 11 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
• Friday, October 17 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
• Saturday, October 18 – 10:00am to 6:00pm

These exciting workshops allow participants to experience firsthand the ancient art of glass-blowing. Each participant may select colors from three pre-selected mixes and apply the colors to the hot molten glass gather. The colors are heated in the 2,000 degree furnace (ages 14 and older) and participants assist the artist while the glass pumpkin is blown out.

The cost is $55 plus tax for each hand-blown glass pumpkin. Reservations are required for each workshop and may be made online. For more information about the hand-blown glass pumpkins, please visit www.vetroartglass.com or call 817-251-1668. Vetro is located at 701 S. Main Street.

Memories of Elvis - October 5th

Sunday, October 5th, Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main Street
Starting at 4:30 PM 

Kraig Parker's MEMORIES OF ELVIS delivers the absolute best of Elvis Presley, the golden Vegas years and the music Elvis loved most, his gospel favorites. No one has it all, the looks, voice, moves, and charisma of Elvis like world renowned tribute artist Kraig Parker. Kraig and his Royal Tribute Band hit the stage rockin' and it's a non-stop, world class, two hour show. For millions who know, there will never be another like Presley. Parker has left packed audiences around the world stunned, thrilled, and hungry for more.

$25/$30 per ticket. Reserved Seating, $40 VIP Tickets including Meet & Greet with Kraig Parker available by phone order only: 817 410-4100 

Annual GRACE Gala October 11th
Venue: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Saturday, October 11th, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

DINNER • SILENT AUCTION • LIVE AUCTION

You are cordially invited to the annual GRACE Gala—“Angels Among Us”—presented by The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet. The renowned GRACE Gala experience will lavish you in remarkable gourmet foods and fine wines, great music and dancing. This year’s venue is the incomparable Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. It’s wonderful fun, and you will help make a difference in the lives of thousands through the work of GRACE.

The GRACE Gala Raffle Winner will receive the use of a new car for one year. Only $100 per chance, or three for $200.... For Reservations, Information and tickets, call 817.305.4654 or visit our website at www.gracegala.org

Nash Farm - Fall Round-Up, October 18th

October 18, 2014Pumpkins at Nash Farm Fall Festival, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel, 10 AM - 2 PM

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

Hot 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.

Annual Butterfly Flutterby, October 18th

October 18, 2014A Grapevine Garden Monarch, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration for the Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at East Wall and Jenkins Street.

Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, located at 411 Ball Street.

Bring the entire family, even your pets, to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 16th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event and will be held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens for the first time.

The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade. Registration for the Costume Parade begins at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at East Wall Street and Jenkins Street. Pets are welcome to participate. The Costume Parade begins at 10 a.m., with a brand new route. The parade will begin at the parking lot at East Wall and Jenkins Street. 

Participants will then proceed West on Wall, left on Church Street, and into the First Methodist Church parking lot towards the Botanical Gardens. There will be prizes awarded for best costume in different age groups. After the parade, see butterfly exhibits and participate in butterfly arts and crafts. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Live butterfly releases will take place throughout the event.
More information: 817 410-3533

And then the spooky stuff...

Halloween at the GrapeYard @ Meadowmere Park

Expanded to 2 nights!
Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th

Experience chills at the Annual GrapeYard Halloween event at our new location in Meadowmere Park on the eerie shores of Grapevine Lake. Immerse yourself in a captivating sensory experience of frightfully fun family entertainment. Brave the scary sights and sounds from two stages of live entertainment, ghostly haunted hayride, pumpkin painting, laser tag, mazes, food vendors and so much more. Costumes welcome.

Admission is limited and everyone must register for tickets in advance. www.playgrapevinereg.org.

Aftermath: Genesis
October 24th & 25th, 8:00-11:00 PM
Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane

New to the GrapeYard experience. this interactive half-mile walking experience through the wooded daarkness at Meadowmere Park includes strobe lights, intense audio fog, graphic images, and various surprise and scarey elements. Join us in an immersive jjourney that will take you deep into the infected zone in an attempt to gain control over the growing threat of the undead. Traverse various terrains evading what some call "zombies" in search of survivors. Will you be able to successfully provide aide or just be live bait?

No one under the age of 13 will be admitted without a parent. Purchase tickets online at www.playgrapevinereg.com or by calling 817 410-3450. You may also visit the Community Activities Center at 1250 William D Tate Ave., Suite 100. Tickets are $15 per person. Advanced registration is required. Tickets are available now!
 

Hallow-Wine Trail

Saturday, October 25th

Adult folks get into your Halloween best and stroll the unique unban wine trail. One price gets you tastings at several winery tasting rooms, food, entertainment and a souvenir wine glass.

Contact: www.grapevinewinerytrail.com or 817 488-6789. 

Bewitched by the Barn

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Chillin' Train of Horror

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Halloween Treat Train

October 26th
On the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
705 S. Main Street
1:00 PM and 2:45 PM train rides

Kids wearing their coolest Halloween costume will receive treats, no tricks on this fun train ride.

Contact for tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine Opry Show - October

Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street
Ph: 817 481-8733
Starting: 7:30 PM

- Saturday, October 4th
"Style Me Country"
From Bluegrass and Western Swing, to Rockabilly, Outlaws and today’s Contemporary Country, fans have remained faithful to the evolving sounds and styles of Country Music throughout the years. “Style Me Country” will combine some of these fantastic and favorite sub-genres for an all-encompassing Country and Western Music experience that will leave fans wanting more. Take this journey with us to a place where "people tell their life stories”.

- Saturday, October 11th
"The iPod Shuffle"
The name says it all.  Sync up with us as we shuffle through the Grapevine Opry Show’s playlist to see where we land. 50’s Favorites, Country Hits or 80’s Rock? Or could it be 60’s Motown, Today’s Pop, 70’s Disco or Easy Listening? What will you hear? Your guess is as good as ours. Either way, we promise a fun and refreshingly random night of excitement at the Grapevine Opry Show with this line-up! It’s the perfect music for every mood.

- Saturday, October 18
No Show Scheduled

- Saturday, October 25th
"Rising Stars"
This show will feature the Grapevine Opry's 'fan favorites' performers! See and hear a variety of Grapevine Opry performers, appearing together for an incredible night of music. We will also be featuring our summer contest winner, Chris Colston, in an artist SHOWCASE. Get your tickets now for this FUN-FILLED night!



 

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