Category Archives: Family-Friendly Activities

Grapevine Historical Society celebrates Texas Independence Day March 2

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​​Mark your calendars for our Texas Independence Day Celebration. We will be hosting an event on Saturday March 2nd at the Torian Cabin, 215 S. Main Street, located in Liberty Park in Historic downtown Grapevine, from 10 am – 2:00 pm.

​There will be live musicchili served from a covered wagonhayrides and lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy as Mayor of Grapevine William D. “Bill” Tate kicks the event off, in honor of Texas Independence and Grapevine’s 175th birthday festivities. 

Special Kick-Off Program at 10:30 am: Honorable William D. Tate / Council Woman Duff O’Dell / State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione / David Hansford as “Sam Houston”  

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Our March program will feature Jack Edmondson – a Texas Historian and accomplished author, whose works include The Alamo Story, several journal articles, performances in several films, and on the History and Discovery Channels. Since 1985 his primary passion has been historical reenactments of famous Texas characters including Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, William Travis, and General Tarrant. Please join us on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 PM at the Grapevine Public Library to hear his reenactment during this month as we celebrate Texas independence. Our programs are always free and open to the public with refreshments served at 6:30 PM.

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Gardening class and 4 other things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Jan. 25-27

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Several local events take place this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 25-Sunday, Jan. 27:

1. Theatre production in Grapevine

runwaytheatre-flybynight-5-768x576Runway Theatre premieres its latest musical production “Fly by Night.” Set in New York in 1964, the story follows protagonist Harold and his connection with two sisters. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $22-$25 per ticket. Runway Theatre, 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine. 817-488-4842. www.runwaytheatre.com

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Grapevine Parks & Rec ‘Snapshot’

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This week’s newsletter includes upcoming holiday camp info, registration openings, details on downtown Christmas lights, and a reminder that tickets are on sale to The Greatest Showman inspired Daddy Daughter Dance happening in early January!

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Courtesy of Grapevine Parks & Rec

Check out downtown Grapevine’s Christmas light shows and attractions! Here is some of what you can expect right here in the Christmas Capitol of Texas®!

  • There is a synchronized lightshow in Liberty Plaza that includes singing The Chilly Dawgs, City Hall lights and the Chunnel. The show is about 30 minutes long and runs continuously from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. This attraction can be enjoyed during the day, though it is more impressive after dark. Don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).
  • At the Town Square Gazebo, our oversized singing tree performs a nine-song synchronized light show on top of the drum 24/7 right inside of Whoville. This attraction is also more impressive after dark. And don’t forget there is 100% chance of snow flurries here too, every half hour (6:00 – 11:00 pm).

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Grapevine Baseball & Softball (GBS) Spring Registration:

BaseballRegistration for the Spring Youth Baseball & Softball season is now open! In the spirit of the holiday season, we have a discount gift of $10 off your league registration when you register in the month of December. Divisions will begin to fill up quickly, so make sure to register prior to February 1 to avoid a late fee. The Spring GBS season will begin Saturday, March 23. Visit GBSA.org for division pricing and registration. 

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Sign up for Higher Goals Holiday Basketball Camps:

HGGrapevine Parks & Recreation has teamed up again this holiday season with Higher Goals to provide Christmas and New Year’s youth basketball camps. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-15 at all skill levels. The camps are a great mix of fun and learning and provides an awesome way to stay in shape during the holidays. Each camp is $90 for all three days. Please register at GoGrapevine.com, or for more information, call 817.410.3450.

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5 holiday-themed events in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Dec. 7-9

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ChristmasThe holiday season ushers in a host of Christmas-oriented events in the community.

Friday, Dec. 7:

1. Christmas preparations in Grapevine

Families and friends can help Nash Farm get ready for the holidays by making ornaments and decorating the tree while enjoying cider and cookies. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. sessions. $3 per person. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3558. www.nashfarm.org

Saturday, Dec. 8:

2. Holiday open house in Southlake

The Southlake Public Library hosts a holiday open house event, featuring a jazz concert, craft activities and food. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, 1400 Main St., Ste. 130, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/93/Library

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Parade of Lights hits Main Street TONIGHT

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Photo: Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Bring the entire family TONIGHT from 7 – 9 pm to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event.

The Grapevine Chamber and City of Grapevine, with the support of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, work together to create the Annual Grapevine Parade of Lights.

For more information, call (817) 481-1522 or send an email.

Please refer to the map below for parade route and parking information.

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Great Wolf Lodge to debut nearly $11M renovation in 2019

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Photo Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

On the heels of the resort’s 10-year anniversary at 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, Great Wolf Lodge will complete a transformation for its 605 guest rooms and update its grand lobby by Dec. 31 this year.

“We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and plan to enter our next decade in grand style with the most extensive resort renovation to date,” said Phil Cunningham, general manager at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, in a news release. “We’re so excited to provide our guests with a completely new room experience to further enhance the incredible family getaway offered at Great Wolf Lodge.”

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Urban Air Adventure Park in Southlake expecting December opening

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Urban Air Adventure Park will open its new location at 2201 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, in mid- to late December. Urban Air was previously located on Commerce Street in Southlake. The new, upgraded trampoline park will have other attractions, such as indoor go-karts, virtual-reality features, bumper cars, the Sky Rider indoor zip line, obstacle courses and climbing walls. Plans also include a cafe where guests can enjoy food and drinks. “Southlake is where [it]all started for Urban Air, so we are excited to bring the latest and greatest attractions to our fans,” Urban Air CEO Michael Browning said in an emailed statement. 817-203-8686

www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/texas/southlake

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Colleyville cancels annual Haunted Trail Fest due to weather

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The Haunted Trail Fest has been canceled due to bad weather. (Courtesy City of Colleyville)

The city of Colleyville has canceled its Haunted Trail Fest after recent rains this week flooded the park at the Colleyville Nature Center. The event was scheduled for Oct. 20.

A statement on the city’s website said there was a concern the weather would affect the featured robotic characters and therefore the participants’ safety during the event.

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A job fair and Halloween events: A guide of things to do in October and November

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Quick Takes:

Oct. 19—Nash Farm Barn Dance: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/nash-farm-barn-dance/20737

Oct. 20—Butterfly Flutterby: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

Oct. 21—Firebird Family: concertwww.apexartsleague.com

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The annual Monster Mash event in Southlake will feature a costume parade and trick-or-treating. (Courtesy Southlake Parks and Recreation Department)

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4 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 5-7

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Local residents and visitors can enjoy film, culture and volunteering opportunities.

Friday-Sunday:
  1. Oktoberfest celebrated in Southlake Town Square
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This event features live entertainment, German food and beer. (Courtesy Southlake Chamber of Commerce)

Family and friends can attend the city of Southlake’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The German-inspired event includes a wiener dog race, live entertainment, arts and craft booths, specialty items from local vendors and food and drinks. Attendees can also expect performances by musical groups such as the Swiss Longhorns, Time Machine and Le Freak.

5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.com/oktoberfest-home

 
Read more from Community Impact about:
  • Movie shown at the Village in Colleyville
  • Festival held on historic Main Street
  • Cleanup efforts underway in Grapevine