Celebrate Special Events and Family Fun All Year in Grapevine

iscover why Grapevine is home to exciting family fun all year long. From special events to exciting attractions, Grapevine is your go-to Texas destination.

Known as the number one festival and events destination in Texas and officially recognized as a World Festival & Event City by the International Festival & Events Association, Grapevine welcomes more than one and a half million visitors to the city’s festivals and events annually. Make your plans now to attend these exciting Grapevine events.

10th Annual SummerBlast

Blast off with family-friendly summer fun in Grapevine. Exciting activities include SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort, Friday Night Fireworks every Friday at 9:30 p.m. over Lake Grapevine, poolside relaxation, wineries and much more.

32nd Annual GrapeFest®, presented by Bank of the West

GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest U.S., celebrates the best of Texas wines, as well as wines from another state in the U.S. and an international destination. This four-day family-friendly festival also features the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Texas Wine Tribute, pre-event pairing dinners, the Champagne Terrace, KidsWorld, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, ItalianCarFest, multiple stages of live entertainment and much more!

 

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Christmas Capital of Texas®

Unwrap the magic of the season in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! With 1,400 events in 40 days, Grapevine is the perfect place to make lifelong Christmas memories. Millions of magical lights, enormous decorations and more perfectly capture the spirit of Christmas. Events include ICE! and Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort (mid-November – January); Bass Pro Shop’s Santa’s Wonderland, Carol of Lights (November 19); Parade of Lights (December 6); Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge; North Pole Express® November 23, 24, 25 and 30; December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23; classic Christmas movies and live entertainment at the Historic Palace Theatre; Christmas Wine Trains and more.

35th Annual Main Street Fest

Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine’s Main Street Fest – A Craft Brew Experience. Held along Main Street, guests will experience live entertainment, craft brew tasting experiences, pre-festival pairing experiences, a children’s area, Carnival and Midway, Wine Pavilions, artisans and vendors, festival food and much more.

Grapevine’s year-round attractions offer great entertainment and family-friendly fun. Whether you’re looking for a getaway with the kids, with a group of friends or your special someone, check out these exciting attractions in beautiful Grapevine, Texas for great ideas on a fun family getaway.

rapevine is home to the 127-foot-high Clock Tower Glockenspiel featuring two larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters, known as the Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors.  Located 75-feet in the air, these figures emerge several times each day to attempt the perfect heist and learn that crime just doesn’t pay. The Grapevine Clock Tower Glockenspiel is a symbol of welcome and friendship for locals and visitors alike.

Step back in time to the nineteenth century on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s excursion train pulled by an 1896 steam locomotive, No. 2248 or commonly known as Puffy, or a 1953 diesel engine, No. 2199, commonly known as Vinny.  The Grapevine Vintage Railroad has four enclosed circa 1925 passenger coaches, and two circa 1927 open-air patio cars/touring coaches. Most weekends, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad makes round-trip excursions from Grapevine’s Cotton Belt Railroad Depot to Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards Station, as well as hosts special events throughout the year. One hour excursions are also available.

ake the kids and enjoy LEGOLAND® Discovery Center located at Grapevine Mills. Enjoy the 4D cinema, ride your chariot through the Medieval LEGO® Castle and LEGO® City: Forest Ranger Pursuit, see iconic local landmarks in or just enjoy the more than 2 million LEGO® bricks under one roof.  SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, a 45,000 square-foot aquarium, houses more than 30 spectacular displays of diverse marine life for visitors to enjoy – everything from starfish to seahorses, sharks and rays. Make sure to visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Sanctuary and the Rainforest Adventure!

And sip your way through Grapevine along the Urban Winery, Craft Brewery and Distillery Trail. Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine serves as a trendsetter and leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers.  Grapevine is home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in Texas (nine winery tasting rooms), three Craft Breweries and the recently-opened TahWahKaro Distilling Co.

Many of Grapevine’s hotels offer special rates and packages throughout the year. Dates are subject to change. For more information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com or call 800-457-6338.

 


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