WHO:            The City of Grapevine will honor resident and hometown hero, Wally Funk, for her history- making experience aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital space tourism rocket.

WHAT:           Parade and Community Celebration

Parade along Historic Main Street immediately followed by a presentation by aviation leaders, peers, Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate and Grapevine City Council.

WHEN:           Saturday, August 7, 2021, Noon Parade Start

WHERE:        Parade will head south on Main Street from Wall Street toward Dallas Road.

Parade will culminate on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main Station, 815 S. Main St., with remarks by dignitaries and Wally Funk.

Please notify me if you are planning to come to this event.


In order to interview Wally Funk, QUESTIONS MUST BE SENT IN ADVANCE to EHenvey@GrapevineTexasUSA.com. The deadline for question submission is Monday, August 2 at Noon.

Wally Funk, Aerospace Pioneer
Mayor William D. Tate, Grapevine Mayor


On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Grapevine, Texas resident Wally Funk made history by being the oldest person to rocket into space, onboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard space tourism rocket. She has been a pioneer in aerospace and trailblazer for women in aviation and space flight since 1960.


Historic Grapevine, Texas, centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth, is the premiere go-to destination when planning a getaway or vacation in North Texas! Step back in time on Historic Downtown Main Street with a collection of charming boutiques, art galleries and bistros and cafés. Enjoy fantastic hotels and resorts, great attractions for the entire family, a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, exquisite winery tasting rooms, world-class shopping and much more. For more information, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.