Summertime in Grapevine features fun for the whole family including indoor and outdoor adventures, water parks, dining, shopping, a special July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on the Fourth of July, and much more.
Shop at Grapevine Mills or unique boutiques along Main Street. Savor delicious flavors at locally-owned bistros and cafés, or stroll along the Urban Wine and Craft Brew Trail. Kids will have never-ending fun at attractions like LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFEGrapevine Aquarium, Peppa Pig World of Play, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Nash Farm and Grapevine Pioneers Summer Passport activity.
SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort: Have some Texas-sized fun at the Gaylord Texan’s SummerFest from May 21 through September 6. Enjoy pirate and princess-themed activities for the whole family, including The Princess’ Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt; the Pirate and Princess Academy interactive musical; and Pirate and Princess Art Studio. Swagger to the dance floor for a Pirate Dance Party on Saturday evenings. Test your skills in two escape rooms, “King Arthur’s Stolen Chalice” and “School’s Out Breakout!” Learn culinary skills in the Junior Chefs Camp on select Saturdays. Enjoy 10 acres of waterpark fun in Paradise Springs, which contains a giant lagoon, winding waterslides and a lazy river. Relax and enjoy live entertainment and breathtaking waterfront views at Glass Cactus.
Fun on Lake Grapevine: Learn to surf, ride a Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP) or take a Saturday SUP Tour at DFW Surf. Yoga enthusiasts will enjoy yoga on the lake with SUP Yoga. Adventure enthusiasts of all ages can challenge their skills and have hours of fun on the action-packed floating obstacle courses at WhoaZone, located at Meadowmere Park. Land lovers will enjoy outdoor games such as Cornhole or Spikeball with hourly game rentals. Not a thrill seeker? Relax in the shade and watch the waves.
Watch Fireworks Paint the Night Sky on the 4th of July: Celebrate America’s birthday at the 39th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Viewing locations include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks and are subject to change, so check the website for a full list closer to the date.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad: All Aboard! Step back in time on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad (GVRR) One-Hour Excursions. On the GVRR Cotton Belt Route to the Historic Stockyards Station in Fort Worth, keep an eye out for greedy outlaws who may attempt a train heist! Check in for adventure in Downtown Grapevine at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot. The Cotton Belt Route runs Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through August 15. Check in is at 12:20 p.m. Trains return to Grapevine between 6 – 6:15pm
Explore Grapevine’s Nash Farm: Experience the lives of the earliest settlers at Grapevine’s Nash Farm. Purchased by Thomas Jefferson Nash in 1859, Nash Farm brings history to life through a series of interpretive programs. First Fridays at the Farm highlight different aspects of farm life. Summer First Friday events include: Commerce on the Grapevine Prairie, June 4; Patriotic Picnic, July 2; and Meme’s Pickles, August 6. Work alongside Nash Farmhands to learn heritage skills during monthly Heritage Workshops. On June 26, participate in the 1920s Ladies’ Hat Workshop and wear it to the Ice Cream Social on July 10. On July 10, from 7 p.m. until dark, enjoy a 1920s-style Ice Cream Social with fresh made ice cream and lawn games.