Spring Time Festivities and Events in Grapevine

Main Street Days

Springtime means the beginning of the festival season in Grapevine. This year?s Main Street Days celebrates its 30th year. There will be several stages presenting live music and kids? shows to entertain old and young alike. Numerous artisans and vendors will be set up to please the most discriminating shopper. For the kids and young-at-heart, the ever-popular Midway features an array of rides and games. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy a cold one when they become a part of the Craft Brew Experience which offers over thirty varieties of craft brews. If wine is your preference, enjoy a glass at one of three premium wine venues, including the new Texas Wine Terrace. So mark your calendar for May 16-18, 2014. Enjoy the beautiful weather and family fun at Main Street Days.

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Chocolate Fest

For chocolate lovers, Grapevine offers Chocolate Fest. This unique event and fund raiser is back for its tenth year and will be held on April 4th & 5th. The event kicks off on Friday with an evening of chocolate and wine at Delaney Vineyards and Winery. Participants can enjoy live music, art creations, great wine, a silent auction, and, of course, chocolate from area chocolatiers, bakeries, hotels, and restaurants. Also, to help celebrate this event, the Palace Arts Center, a 1940s art-deco theater, will show Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On Saturday, the center will host a Day of Chocolate and Art featuring: chocolate samples, art exhibits, peoples? choice contests with celebrity judging, children’s activities, and live music. Last year?s event attracted more than 1500 people, so bring your sweet tooth to sample the many offerings at this year?s festival.

Thomas The Tank Engine

Chugging into Grapevine on March 28-30 & April 4-6 is Thomas the Tank Engine. Bring the entire family to enjoy this special opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine. Little engineers will have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor; also included: Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, building with Mega Blocks, temporary tattoos, and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts. Don?t get left behind; hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a Day out with Thomas.

Spring Into Nash

Another family-fun event is Spring into Nash. This event, celebrating its 13th

Things To Do in Grapevine

With temperatures in the mid-70s this weekend, it appears spring is finally here. Looking to get outside in the warm weather? If the answer is yes, then Grapevine is where it?s at; the abundance of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors is amazing.

In the heart of the city is Lake Grapevine.

The Napa Valley of Texas

Grapevine, the name alone eludes to one of the highlights of living in the city: access to trendsetting wineries, tasting rooms, festivals, and activities associated with vineyards and wine making. Many people do not realize that Texas had the first vineyard in North America and today, is the fifth largest wine producer in the United States. Wine connoisseurs are never disappointed because Grapevine?s wineries produce a wide variety of wines from strong, bold reds to clean, crisp whites.

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Residents of Grapevine have many opportunities to experience exciting activities that celebrate the city?s wine-making heritage. Two fast approaching events are the Jazz Wine Trains and Blessing of the Vines/Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. On March 21 & 22, 2014, the Jazz Wine Train roars into town. Guests hop on the Historic Grapevine Railroad for a fun-filled, nostalgic evening that includes: an amazing selection of the best local wines, dinner, and live Jazz music in every passenger car. On April 12, 2014 the 22nd annual Blessing of the Vines takes place. The centuries-old European custom begins with a priest bestowing a blessing on the vines to ensure healthy vines and a fruitful harvest and ends with a complimentary toast and live entertainment. After the ceremony, the celebration continues with the new Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail. Participants get to enjoy local art galleries, live entertainment, wine, food and complimentary shuttle service.

Unique wine-centered events are planned throughout the year in Grapevine to entice and satisfy; living in Grapevine makes these events easily accessible. In the fall, Grapefest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest, lures people to the four day event. There are activities for all ages: the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, Vintners’ Auction Classic, Champagne Terrace, Kids World, Culinary Pavilion, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, five stages offering live entertainment, and Texas Wine Tribute. For those wanting something a little different, the history and hauntings of Grapevine, along with wine, are paired to fascinate those who join in on the Grapevine Night Watchman Tour. Wine Trails also occur several times a year including a Sweetheart Trail for Valentine?s Day, and for scary fun, a Hallo-Wine Trail in October. Wine tours to the various tasting rooms are also available year round.

There?s a reason that Grapevine is known as the headquarters of the Texas wine industry. If you?re looking for that special outing with your significant other, a casual date with friends, or a way to captivate your out-of-town guests, head to Grapevine for the ultimate in wine experiences.

Living in Grapevine Texas

grapevine-logoGrapevine, Texas mixes old-world charm with big-city amenities. It is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, just minutes away from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The community is centered on its Historic Main Street with quaint boutiques, eclectic restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and art galleries. Singles and families flock to Grapevine for all it has to offer: shopping, entertainment, award-winning schools, and fantastic living accommodations.

Entertainment options abound for residents. Serious shoppers can satisfy themselves at Grapevine Mills Mall which offers over 200 stores and a 30 screen movie theater, and Bass Pro Shops provides everything you need for all your outdoor adventures. Captivating old and young alike, Sea Life, an aquarium housing over 5,000 sea creatures, makes its home in Grapevine. The city also hosts many festivals, including Main Street Days and GrapeFest, which have activities and exhibits for all tastes and ages.

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Outdoor enthusiasts just step out their backyard to Lake Grapevine. The lake offers something for
everyone: boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. Many parks and hiking trails surround the lake making it the perfect place to enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Golfers also have their choice of several golf courses to test their skills, including Cowboys Golf Club, the only NFL-themed golf course in the world.

For visiting guests or a special night away, Grapevine has many lodging options. Great Wolf Lodge, with its indoor water park, is popular with families, and The Gaylord attracts those looking for something upscale and sophisticated.

If you want a location that has a small-town atmosphere, but the advantages of living in the city, Grapevine is where it?s at.

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