Kick-off your weekend on Friday, April 15 with An Evening of Chocolate and Wine at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. From 7 - 10 p.m., sample your way through delicious chocolate creations from some of the premier chocolate makers in North Texas, complemented by premium wines, delectable hors d'oeuvres and live music by Robert Holbert and Mirage. Tickets are $50 per person advance purchase and $55 per person at the door. Guests must be 21 years and up. Admission includes wine and chocolate tastings, hors d'oeuvres, live music, a souvenir wine glass and participation in a silent auction.
Following Friday's sweet evening, chocolate lovers of all ages will celebrate sweet treats at
A Day of Chocolate and Art on Saturday, April 16, at the Grapevine Convention Center. Sessions begin on the hour from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Each adult and senior guest may select 10 samples and each guest under the age of seven may select five samples. Children's activities will also be featured, along with the People's Choice Contest. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door, and are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children ages seven and under.
As a prelude to ChocolateFest, on Friday, April 15, search for the golden ticket with Charlie Bucket in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," 7:30 p.m at Grapevine's Historic Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St. Two Golden Tickets will each be hidden in a $1 bucket of popcorn. Each lucky winner who finds a Golden Ticket will win two tickets to A Day of Chocolate and Art. Movie admission is $6.
The 12th Annual Chocolate Fest is sponsored by the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Airlines Federal Credit Union. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.chocolatefestgrapevine.org. For additional information about Grapevine, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
About Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth
All proceeds benefit Travelers Aid at D/FW International Airport. The non-profit organization has assisted distressed passengers at the D/FW International Airport since 1974. The agency was heavily involved in assisting individuals stranded at the airport during the 2013 ice storm, 9/11, and helped evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. Travelers Aid Dallas/Fort Worth also assists families, individuals and members of the military who are in crisis, transition or are separated from their normal support systems. The organization provides this assistance through several other programs including: Client Intervention Program, Local Transportation Program, Volunteer Information Program, Lost and Found, and assists clients at the Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Fort Worth.