July 4th in Grapevine

From fireworks to Nash Farm to grape stomping and more, Grapevine is the place to be to celebrate America's birthday!

On Monday, July 4th, Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 34th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This 26-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30 p.m. This year's show is set to be the biggest one ever and will take place at Oak Grove Park.

Step into the world of 65 million+ years ago and Be the Dinosaur inside the air conditioned Grand Gallery. This groundbreaking exhibit is a fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more. Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created.

Before the fireworks, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Independence Day Train. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, celebrate the holiday on the 1 p.m. route to the Fort Worth Stockyards featuring the Great Train Robberies' group of outlaws and deputies. This route returns to Grapevine at approximately 5:45 p.m. Also on Friday, riders can enjoy the T-Rex Express departing at 10 a.m. This one hour continuous ride is perfect for younger guests. Or hop aboard in the Stockyards for the Trinity River Run at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with an approximate return to the Stockyards at 3:45 p.m. More information

Head out to Grapevine's Nash Farm to enjoy the First Fridays at the Farm series Keeping Cool event on July 1 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Experience how early Texans would keep cool during the hot days of summer. Take part in making hand-cranked ice cream, watermelon seed spitting contest, water bucket relay and more. Participation fee is $3 per person and Nash Farm is handicap accessible. Participation fee may be paid online or during the event. No concessions will be available. More information

Enjoy some free family fun with Alice and her friends at "Picturing Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations for the Alice Books" Exhibit, open in Grapevine's Tower Gallery. Visitors will be able to view several of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations that brilliantly complemented Lewis Carroll's text for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871). The exhibition is free and will be open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. from June 10 through September 28. More information


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Signature Events

"Picturing Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations for the Alice Books" Exhibit

through September 28, 2016
Admission: Free
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Visitors will be able to view several of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations that brilliantly complemented Lewis Carroll's text for Alice's ...more›

Be the Dinosaur

through September 18, 2016
Time: Varies on date
Admission: $4 per person
Step into the world of 65 million+ years ago and Be the DinosaurTM in Grapevine from June 3 - September 18 in the Grand Gallery. Be the ...more›

Claws at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

through April 22, 2017
Time: See website for details
Experience some of the world's crabbiest creatures this Earth Day, April 22 with the opening of Claws at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium! The ...more›

Farmhouse on the Grape Vine Prairie "Mosquitoes"

July 23, 2016
Venue: Nash Farm
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Admission: $3 per person
Sign up today! Follow in Laura Ingalls Wilder's footsteps and learn what life was like in an era when people were outdoors more often. ...more›

Make Your Own Dinosaur T-Shirt

through August 26, 2016
Time: Various times offered
Admission: $10 each, including t-shirt
Visit Grapevine this summer and experience the dinosaurs! The Grapevine Museums are offering a limited number of t-shirt printing activities ...more›

Old Time Rock & Roll - A Dance Showcase

July 23, 2016
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: $28
Music from The Beatles, Grease, Brian Adams, Alice Cooper, and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the great musical dance numbers you'll be ...more›

SummerFest at Gaylord Texan - 4D Wonderland Adventure

through September 5, 2016
Admission: $15 plus tax
Take a trip with Alice through Wonderland in this 4D experience. Grab your 3D glasses (provided) and travel through the vortex tunnel to become ...more›

Texas Star Dinner Theater, "Oil's Well That Ends Well"

through November 12, 2016
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: 59.95 per person
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Welcome, dear guests, to the wake of Derrick Von Spindletop. Our town's tolerable business investor and oil tycoon was found dead in his ...more›


“Creating Beauty From Chaos” by de Sellers

July 20-30, 2016
Time: 11am - 6pm
Admission: Free Event
Recurrence: Recurring daily
You are invited FEATURED ARTIST’S SHOW and RECEPTION Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine FEATURED ARTIST de Sellers - ...more›

12th Annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

July 22-24, 2016
Time: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-mayborn-literary-nonfiction-conference/agenda-8d1e8186e10047b880617394041c446e.aspx
Hilton DFW Lake Executive Conference Center
Admission: see website
Recurrence: Recurring daily
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen ...more›

2016 Legends of Kung Fu & 14th World Chin Woo Martial Arts Championship & Cultural Festival

July 22-24, 2016
Time: Friday July 22, 10 am-10 pm; Saturday July 23, 9 am- 6 pm; Sunday July 24, 7 am-6 pm
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Get ready for one of the largest Chinese Martial Arts Tournaments in America! Competition events include Barehand & Weapon Kung Fu Forms, ...more›

Food Truck & Live Music in the GCB Beer Garden

Time: From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: Free Admission
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Make your way to the Taproom & Beer Garden at Grapevine Craft Brewery for great beers, food trucks and LIVE MUSIC from great local artists ...more›

Texas Coin Show

July 22-24, 2016
Time: Friday 2 PM - 6 PM Saturday 9 AM- 6 PM Sunday 9 AM-3 PM
Admission: $3.00
Friday, July 22nd: 2pm - 6pm Saturday, July 23rd: 9am - 6pm Sunday, July 24th: 9am - 3pm Coins, Stamps, Currency,Gold, Jewelry, Proof ...more›

The Dance Place presents: Old Time Rock & Roll

July 23, 2016
Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
Admission: $28*
Old Time Rock & Roll Presented by The Dance Place Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. General Admission Tickets $28* Music from The Beatles, ...more›