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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

Doggie Dive-In

Bring your dog for a dive at our 6th Annual Doggie Dive-In on Saturday, September 6 from 10am-2pm at Pleasant Glade Pool, 1805 Hall-Johnson

Join other playful pooches at their very own pool party!  Play with your pup in the kiddie-pool or let them show off their diving skills in the competition pool.  Your canine may participate in one or more of the exciting contests including distance diving, swimming contest and our fabulous swimsuit competition.  Advanced registration is suggested at playgrapevinreg.com.  Proof of vaccinations required.  Two dog limit per person.  $5 per dog.

ItalianCarFest

Saturday, September 6
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nash Farm
626 Ball St.

Held on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Grapevine's Historic Nash Farm, the Italian Car Club of the Southwest will showcase 80 of the most beautiful Italian speedsters ever produced. Some of the automobiles are valued at close to $500,000. Cars are positioned so that guests can walk completely around the car and interact with the car owners.

Car fans of all ages will want to come see a variety of cars. This year, the event features a special display of Lamborghinis and Ferraris that you will not want to miss. Pairs of cars from similar time periods, with similar purposes, will be matched up for comparison, such as a Countach and a Testarossa, or an Espada and a 365 GT 2+2.

The Italian Connection, a well-received new class introduced in 2012, will return again this year featuring cars with partial Italian heritage. Some of these cars are designed by well-known Italian stylists, with examples like Giugiaro's BMW M1 and DeLorean. Others will be automobiles with Italian engines such as the Citroen SM, which is powered by Maserati.

Delicious Italian food and drinks will also be available for purchase so bring the entire family! 

GrapeFest - A Wine Experience

Downtown Historic Grapevine
September 11, 12, 13 & 14

GrapeFest, held along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest's most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; Palate Pleasers at the Palace; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; five stages offering live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more.

Unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun. In addition to sampling Texas wines from across the state, festival guests will have the opportunity to sample premium Washington wines , many of which are not routinely available in Texas and high-end premium Italian wines from the three regions of Italy.

The 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. 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.

Purchase tickets: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Artist Show & Reception

You are invited to the ARTISTS SHOW & RECEPTION at our gallery on Historic Main Street Grapevine.

SEPTEMBER'S FEATURED ARTISTS ARE:
Charmaine Harris and Paula Pillow

ART SHOW
September 4th – September 14th

ARTISTS RECEPTION
September 6th, from 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Enjoy Fine Art and Complimentary Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

 

For details - http://giddensgallery.com/featured-artists-show-and-reception-sept-4-sept-14/

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine
624 S Main St
Grapevine, Tx 76051
817 488-8600
www.giddensgallery.com

GrapeFest Tennis Classic

September 12, 13 & 14

This fun and competitive event for kids and adults alike will have multiple events over three days on September 12, 13 and 14. Entry fees include tournament participation, official GrapeFest Tennis Tournament t-shirt and admission into GrapeFest on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13. The tournament will have both junior and adult events. The tournament also features Men's Open Doubles with $2,000 in prize money.

Details on Junior Divisions, Adult Divisions and Men's Open Doubles as well as times & locations, can be located at: www.grapevinetexasusa.com.

Players can visit www.TNTTennis.net for details on how to register.

North Texas Giving Day

Domestic Abuse Victims, Young People, Seniors, Veterans...
Are All Counting On You to
Get Up and Give!!!
September * 18th * 2014
6 am - Midnight
www.northtexasgivingday.org
 
 
Get Up and Give!  It truly is that simple....you can make a difference with a donation as small as $25 this Thursday, September 18th, during the North Texas Day of Giving!

In 2013 more than 75,000 gifts totaling $25.2 million benefiting more than 1,350 nonprofits went into North Texas communities. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in bonus funds and prizes.

A list of the certified nonprofits can be found on the new website, along with the easy to donate instructions. www.northtexasgivingday.org 

Powered by Communities Foundation of Texas.
 

Grapevine Opry Show - September

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

- 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

Revolving Universe - A Smithsonian Exhibition

A Smithsonian Exhibition at the Tower Gallery, 636 S. Main Street
Friday, July 25th - Tuesday, September 30th
9 AM - 5 PM
FREE exhibit, open daily 

How was the universe created?
How has it changed over time?
How do we know?

Through amazing and rare photographs, visitors to The Evolving Universe will learn the answers to these questions and more. Travel through time and find out how Smithsonian scientists study the far reaches of space and the astronomical beginning of time.

We can never see the universe as it is right now, only how it was in the past. In The Evolving Universe, visitors will journey from the here and now of Earth to beyond our galaxy, traveling back through time and out into space. The very nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, is four light years away. When we gaze at it in the sky, the light hitting our eyeballs left it four years ago, so we're seeing Alpha Centauri as it was in 2006. In this sense our telescopes are also time machines: the most distant galaxies we study are billions of light years away and we are seeing them as they were before the Earth was formed. Twenty-seven full-color photographs, eight light boxes, 11 illustrated text panels, 24 sidebars and an introductory video capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through high powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes.

The Evolving Universe was developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the National Museum of Natural History where it was on view in 2012 and 2013.

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.

Nash Farm - Fall Round-Up

October 18, 2014Pumpkins at Nash Farm Fall Festival, photo courtesy of Bruce Rosenstiel
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

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 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...

Hallow-Wine Trail

Bewitched by the Barn

Chillin' Train of Horror

 

Halloween Treat Train

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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