July 4th in Grapevine

On Thursday, July 4, Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This 26-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30 p.m. over Lake Grapevine. This year's show is set to be the biggest one ever.

Join us this summer and sail the rails on the Swashbuckler Express! These Friday excursions beginning on July 5th are one-hour long and will have interactive activities onboard. All little lads and lassies are encouraged to dress in their pirate best. A special gift will be given to all the little buccaneers.

Head out to Grapevine's Nash Farm to enjoy First Friday at the Farm Keeping Cool event on Friday, July 5th, from 10 a.m. - Noon. 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. The participation fee is $3 per person. Participation fee may be paid online or during the event. No concessions will be available. Nash Farm is handicap accessible.

Open 7 days a week except on July 4th, enter a realm of storybook pirates and create, explore and play where technology and imagination meet in a world of legendary adventure. PIRATES! A Whimsical Adventure is an interactive exhibit featuring multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) oriented activities and an 800-square-foot pirate-themed model train display by Lone Star Hi-Railers. Dress up in your pirate best and climb aboard a pirate ship play structure to enact your own adventure tales or splash around on the water play tables inside the air conditioned Tower Gallery. 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 through September 2019.

Families are encouraged to participate in Grapevine Pioneers, a hands-on educational experience throughout Grapevine’s Historic District. Experience eight activities at five different historic and cultural sites, including Millican Blacksmith Shop, Section Foreman’s House, PIRATES! A Whimsical Adventure exhibit, Settlement to City Museums and Nash Farm. Purchase the Grapevine Pioneers Field Journal, which includes tickets for all eight activities, and also includes free admission to a matinée film at the Historic Palace Theatre ($6 value) for $12. Individual activity tickets are $3 and may be purchased separately from the Field Journal. Open 7 days a week except on July 4th.

For more information about Grapevine’s Fourth of July celebrations, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com or call 817.410.3185.

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