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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.

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April Events

Great Taste of Grapevine - April 3rd

At Embassy Suites - Outdoor World, 2401 Bass Pro Dr.
Thrusday, April 3, 5:25 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

This annual event is hosted by the Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber, to raise funds for their charities. This year the event is to be held at the Embassy Suites - Outdoor World. Food - Music - Cash Bar - Casual Dress Ticket includes sampling all foods, plus one complimentary wine/beer drink, plus souvenir wine plate and tote bag Scavenger Hunt & People’s Choice judging!

Contact: 817 481-1522; www.grapevinechamber-womensdiv.org

Drive Into the Night - On April 4th

Benefiting GRACE

At the Grapevine Golf Course
Friday, April 4th, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Guided only by the gleam of a florescent green golf ball, one hundred and fifty intrepid players will wind their ways around the challenging Grapevine Golf Course at night. Where else can you tee off in pitch dark and watch your glowing golf ball surge through the night sky and bound into the black void? Well, Drive into the Night, of course! The annual event benefiting GRACE programs for children is scheduled for Friday, April 4. For the fifth year in a row at least sixty golf carts will flow onto the grounds of the Grapevine Golf Course at dusk, braving turns and hills in the fading light, directed only by the shimmer of glo-sticks and LED flashlights. One-hundred and fifty daring golfers will then press a tee into the ground between two illuminated tee-box signs, cradle a luminous green ball upon the tee and drive into the night. Drive into the Night welcomes Nannette and Brian Luker with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty as this year’s presenting sponsor. The money raised through Drive into the Night helps GRACE improve the lives of children in our community. The GRACE Feed Our Kids and Christmas Cottage are just two of many services that supports children and families.

For more information, contact Mark Woolverton, 817 305-4654 or www.driveintothenight.com

Grapevine Opry Show - April

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

 - Saturday April 5th – “Party in the Good Ole Days”. We’ll have you dreamin’ of the good ole days listening to 40′s, 60′s and 70′s along with Country, Gospel, and Patriotic favorites.

 - Saturday April 12th - No show scheduled.

 - Saturday April 19th – “Country Music in Texas”. Our cast and guests will perform music spanning the past 50 years of good’ole Country Music. You’ll enjoy Classic Country songs, today’s Country hits, plus some Gospel and Patriotic favorites.

 - Saturday April 26th – “1950′s Mix Up”
 Our featured cast: Lani Stacy, DeAwna Wood, Clint White, Nikki Vassar, Krista Bailey, Drake Milligan and James Gregory…plus special guests Sydney Cope and Caleb Huffer.

Saturday May 3rd – “Country Music in Texas”. Our cast and guests will perform music spanning the past 50 years of good’ole Country Music. You’ll enjoy Classic Country songs, today’s Country hits, plus some Gospel and Patriotic favorites.


KGVB Hosts EPIC Earth Day - April 5

Plan to Spend the Day in Grapevine on April 5

KGVB is hosting the 2nd Annual EPIC Earth Day Experience on April 5 in celebration of national Earth Day. "Last year, we had more than 2,000 people attend and expect to top 3,000 this year," said KGVB Executive Director Mary Jo Tellin. "Thomas The Train and the Chocolate Festival are also planned on the same day! It will be a great time for families to spend the day in Grapevine."

The free event includes eco-friendly vendors, an award-winning keynote speaker, entertainment and activities, including a full-scale eco house equipped with easy, energy-efficient ideas for everyone. "Vendor space and sponsorships are going quickly." Mary Jo said. "Sponsors and vendors benefit from the multiple events' large crowds that include area residents and tourists. Sponsors also like being associated with an eco-friendly event and award-winning city for implementing green and sustainable living."
The day brings statewide attention as it starts off at 8:00 am with Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off where everyone can help with the litter pick up and beautification project in historic downtown Grapevine.  According to Mary Jo, "This project is how we participate in the Great American Clean Up, the nation's largest community improvement program."
To be a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, please contact Mary Jo at 817 410-3490 or www.kgvb.org  

Chocolate Festival

Annual Chocolate Festival
April 4, 5, 2014

Chocolate Fest 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 4, 2014 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 5, 2014, 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
downtown Grapevine. 

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!"


Blessing of the Vines, New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail

Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery 
Plus the Gallery Art Show

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Historic Downtown Grapevine, this event includes the Blessing of the Vines, New Vintage Wine & Art Show, plus the 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.

Blessing of the Vines and Wine Tasting Reception
April  from 11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Start the day 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 2014 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.

New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail
April 12, 2014
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Throughout Grapevine
$49 Adults 21 years and older only

The 22nd Annual Blessing of the Vines & New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail presented by Park Place Motorcars - Grapevine pays tribute to Grapevine wine with a fun day of wine sampling and art exhibitions. 

The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail offers a memorable journey to experience first-hand the many unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. Tickets are $49 per person and include complimentary shuttle service to Grapevine winery tasting rooms and art galleries, three tastings of wine and one food item at each winery tasting room and a souvenir wine glass. Complimentary shuttle service is available to all Grapevine winery tasting rooms including Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D'Vine Wine, Farina's Winery and Cafe, Homestead Winery and Tasting Room and Su Vino Winery.
For event tickets contact: www.grapevinetexasusa.com

The New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail brings a variety of special exhibitions to Grapevine. At the Palace Arts Center, the New Vintage Gallery Art Show features original oil paintings, watercolors, photographs, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and hand-woven textiles of local artists. Enjoy your favorite local wine, meet the artists and support the local art community at this special exhibition, which is organized by the Grapevine Art Project (GAP). The art show, which features art both on display and for sale, is a highlight for art lovers.

Many of Grapevine's art galleries and fine art working studios also have special exhibitions and works on display as part of the New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail.

Gallery Art Show
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.

Special works of art can be viewed at Grapevine's Palace Arts Center at 300 S. Main St. in Historic Downtown Grapevine; the Grand Gallery and Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Headquarters at 636 S. Main St. and at galleries and fine art working studios throughout the city.

Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm
 Saturday, April 12th 9:30 am -12:30 pm

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Nash Farm-FREE
Saturday, April 12th, 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, April 19th
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grab your baskets and come to Delaney Vineyards for a hopping good time on Sunday March 23th!  The 4th 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.

AMBUCS Annual Big Bike Run


On April 13, 2014, Grapevine Heritage AMBUCS will host our 11th Annual Big Bike Run. 

The Big Bike Run is a charity Poker Run event where riders and drivers travel a prescribed course and draw cards at designated stops.  We start at Willhoites then continue to stops in Roanoke, Argyle, and Lewisville.  The final stop at Love & War in Texas, we gather for entertainment, prizes, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle worth up to $5,000.  All proceeds raised go to our AmTryke fund.

The Grapevine Heritage chapter of AMBUCS celebrates over 20 years of serving our community!  We are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. One way we do this is with a special, therapeutic tricycle we call the AmTryke.  Our AmTrykes, which can be motored by hand/or foot, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes and varying degrees of physical limitations. 

It's sure to be a beautiful ride!  Can't make it for the full ride?  Join us for the celebration at the last stop at Love & War in Texas.  Entertainment provided by Eric Dennis.  Two special riders will receive an AmTryke at this fundraiser event.  See the joy and freedom riders receive in receiving an AmTryke!

For more information go to: www.bikes4trykes.org

Spring into Nash Farm

11th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm 'Getting Acquainted' by Bruce Rosenstiel
April 26, 2014, 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.

IPAT Porcelain Show, March 5th - April 29th

International Porcelain Artists and Teachers (IPAT): Springtime & Eggs
At theTower Gallery, 636 S. Main St.

Gallery: 817 410-3185
Time: Daily, March 5 - April 29
Admission: Free
International Porcelain Artists and Teachers (IPAT) was founded in 1958 in Dallas, Texas, by a small group of Porcelain Art Teachers. Since that time the organization has been instrumental in stimulating international interest and appreciation for porcelain art through the Porcelain Artist magazine and the IPAT Museum in Grapevine, Texas, 204 E. Franklin Street. The Grapevine Museum contains many pieces painted by artists from all over the world.

IPAT: 817 251-1185;  www.ipatinc.com

Mail CALL - A Free Smithsonian Exhibit

Free Smithsonian Exhibit at the Tower Gallery

February 11 - April 15
636 S. Main Street

“Letters are not left behind on a nightstand . . . when soldiers go into battle. They are taken along and read over and over.”
– Sean J. Byrne, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, 2003


Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen anxiously awaiting mail delivery is a familiar scene from movies, newsreels, and documentary photographs. Mail call is the moment when the frontline and home front connect.

This exhibition tells the history of military mail from the American Revolution to 2010: How does this mail reach its destination? What roles does it play? Why does it influence morale? The exhibition explores the great lengths taken to set up and operate postal services under extraordinary circumstances. It also features letters that reveal the expressions, emotions, and events of the time. On the battlefront and at home, mail provides a vital communication link between military service personnel, their communities, and their loved ones

www.grapevinetexasusa.com; 817 410-3195

And Coming in May...
Grapevine City Council Election - May 10
Be on the look out for more information about the city election in the coming weeks. 

Spring Gallery Night - May 3rd

Saturday, May 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.Sonya Terpening
Along Main Street Downtown Grapevine

This Fine Art Event includes six gallerys with complimentary food, wine, and the artists available to answer any questions and discuss their work with you.  

With the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA) celebrating its second year, art is becoming an integral part of the destination Grapevine venue. To once again promote the city's artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host the 2nd Annual Spring Gallery Night May 3, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Walk along historic Main Street and enjoy an exciting evening of fine art and fine food while visiting all six GADA galleries:

• A Touch of Paris, 202 West Wall Street, is owned by French artist/instructor Dominique Galleron. Original art on display includes Dominiques’s French-inspired oil paintings done in her bold palette knife style. www.atouchofparisgallery.com.

• Great American West Gallery, 332 South Main Street, features the finest western artists in the world with both paintings and bronzes. Subjects include Native Americans, frontiersmen, cavalry, pioneers, cowboys, and ranchers as well as horses, cattle and expansive landscapes.

• Giddens Fine Art Gallery, 624 South Main Street, owned by Cherie and John Giddens, offers a wide variety of paintings and sculpture from local artists including paintings by Cherie Giddens.   
• The Tower Gallery, located at 636 South Main Street in the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau headquarters, will host STATE of the ART: Congressional Art Student Competition Finalist. www.grapevinetexasusa.com

• Holder Dane Gallery and Art Studios, 701 South Main Street, located at the historic train depot area, features fine art: paintings, bronze, wood, and clay sculpture, contemporary art jewelry and fine pottery.  www.holderdane.com.
• Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 701 South Main Street, also located at the train depot, is owned by master glass artist David Gappa who specializes in hand blown art glass ranging from contemporary lighting to large scale sculpture installations. The Vetro gallery houses many fine glass artists work and glass jewelry. www.vetroartglass.com

The GADA Spring Gallery Night showcases the fine arts in Grapevine by offering an exciting gallery evening of high quality art for collectors and art lovers to enjoy while sampling each gallery’s signature food and drink. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate purchases. In addition, Grapevine resident Sonya Terpening will conduct a painting demonstration at Great American West Gallery from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend the second annual GADA Spring Gallery Night. For more information about the May 3 GADA Spring Gallery Night, contact any of the GADA galleries.

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