Consider traveling, visiting or relocation to the city of Grapevine Texas

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I just received this from the Grapevine Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau. I am passing it along for those of us who do live in the local area it serves as a great reminder for dates and upcoming events here this spring, summer and through the end of 2008. For those considering traveling, visiting or relocation, the city of Grapevine Texas makes a wonderful visit and a great place to live, check it out and see!

  Grapevine is the premier leisure destination in North Texas. With extraordinary hotels, a variety of stores for great shopping, an abundance of restaurants, attractions for everyone in the family and a one-of-a-kind urban wine trail, a weekend in Grapevine is a wonderful experience. To enhance your getaway, choose one of the incredible weekend packages available from the hotels and resorts in Grapevine.  


Mark your calendar for these great 2008 events

Main Street Days - May 16, 17 & 18

Fireworks Extravaganza & 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial Dedication - July 4, 2008

GrapeFest - September 11, 12, 13 & 14

Nash Farm Fall Roundup! - October 11

Butterfly Flutterby - October 18

Christmas Capital of Texas - Weekends in December

North Pole Express - Weekends in December


Grapevine Market

Liberty Park
Thursdays and Saturdays
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Visit Grapevine Market in Historic Downtown Grapevine and discover its unique merchants in an open-air, European-style shopping experience.
Thursdays and Saturdays from, April 17 to October 18, 2008, the Grapevine Market operates from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Movies at the Palace Theatre

May 2, 2008
7:50 p.m.

Tickets are $7.50. Receive a $2.50 discount with a same-day receipt from a Grapevine merchant. Popcorn is always $1.




Main Street Days
May 16, 17 & 18, 2008
Historic Downtown Grapevine

Grapevine is the perfect spot for active lifestyles and outdoor enthusiasts. The 24th Annual Main Street Days will showcase Grapevine's adventurous side and natural resources through various outdoor and recreational activities. Festivities include an outdoor exhibition featuring demonstrations, education, and hands-on activities. Festival guests will have the chance to watch and/or participate in a variety of adventures!

Ridin' Rails | BMX Bike Show | Fishing Tank | Grapevine Vintage Railroad Excursions | Heritage Gunfighters | Kayaking | Lumberjack Show | Quad Jump | Rock Climbing Wall | Scuba Diving | Winery Shuttle | Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers 10K hike.

Festival Hours
Friday, May 16

· 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 17

· 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 18

· 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Friday-10:00 am to 5:00 pm - FREE
Adults - $ 7.00
Seniors (62+) - $ 5.00
Children (6-12) - $ 5.00
Under 6 - Free
Weekend Pass Pin - $15.00
Souvenir Weekend Pass $20.00

Dallas Bead Renaissance Show

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
Public welcome - admission free

May 16, 17 & 18, 2008
Friday & Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The ultimate bead, button & jewelry event.
Retail & wholesale vintage, contemporary & gemstone beads, designer beads, buttons & jewelry, bead books, tools & supplies
bead & wire wrap classes offered.
Check web site for information, exhibitor list & classes or call 575.894-1293


Entertainment & Arts
Animated holiday   light show

Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort

Smash Mouth Live in Concert
Friday, May 23, 2008

For a complete list of Entertainment...

Grapevine Opry at the Palace Arts Center

May 24, 7:30 p.m.
"IN MEMORY OF: A special pre-Memorial Day patriotic tribute"

View the schedule...


Empty Bowl-A-Thon

Art & Clay on Barton
334 S. Barton

Join local artists during Main Street Days to create a bowl - either thrown, hand-built or paint a bisque bowl to donate to the annual "Empty Bowls" fundraiser. Trinity Ceramics is donating the clay and owner/artist, Betty Monette, is providing the bisque bowls and glazes. Donations will be accepted to offset expenses. The goal is to create 200 bowls.

For a complete list of Grapevine Galleries...







Main Street Days

Hotel Packages
Baymont Inn & Suites
Dates Available: May 16, 17 & 18
Room Type: Two full-size beds or one king-size bed
Package Details:
- Room rate of $99/night plus tax
- Complimentary hot breakfast
- Baymont Inn guests can all one of these three packages to enhance their stay.

Main Street Days
Day Package $5

- One Main Street Days one-day pass
- One Main Street Days program
Total retail value is $7

Main Street Days
Weekend Package $20

- One Main Street Days all weekend pass
- One Main Street Days Baseball Cap
- One Main Street Days program
Total retail value is $25.

Main Street Days
Family Package $44

- Four Main Street Days one-day pass
- Two Adult & Two Children Festival Flyer train tickets
- Two Main Street Days programs
Total Retail Value is $56

To book package, call 817-329-9300 ext. 101 and ask for Sydney.

Special Hotel Rates
Gaylord Texan Resort
on Lake Grapevine
Dates Available: May 17 & 18
Special Rate: $159/night plus tax
Call 817-778-2000 and reference booking code GCVB.

Residence Inn
Dates Available: May 15, 16, 17 & 18
Rate: $99/night plus tax
Call 972-539-8989 for reservations and ask for Main Street Days rate.

Super 8 Grapevine
Dates Available: May 16, 17 & 18
Rate: $74/night plus tax
Rate includes any room type and transportation will be offered to and from Main Street Days.
Call 817-329-7222 for reservations.

Where to stay in Grapevine...

Cross Timbers Winery

Cross Timbers Winery provides an award winning combination of Blush, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
They also features wines from Grapevine's Sister Cities in Parras, Mexico and Krems, Austria.
The Mexican wines are from Casa Madero, which is the oldest winery in all of North and South America. It was founded in 1597 and is now over 400 years old. Their wines are classic and sold mainly in Europe. Cross Timbers carries their Chardonnay, Melot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
From the "Winzer Krems" Cross Timbers carries the Riesling and the Gruner Veltiner - European dry white wine and a Zweigelt as well. The Winzer Krems is operated by the city of Krems and is supported by hundreds of wine growers from the region.
Enjoy these great wines on the Main Street Days Wine Shuttle Trail running from Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. May 17 & 18, 2008.
View all Grapevine Wineries

All Aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad!

National Train Day
May 10, 2008

Help celebrate National Train Day at the Grapevine Depot. Free fun for the whole family including Live Music, Old West Gunfight, Hobo Bob, Spike Driving Contests, Model Railway, Pictures with Puffy, Raffles for Cab Rides, Engineer and Conductor for a Day, Free Coach Tours,Blacksmith Demonstrations,and much, much more.

Mothers Day Special
May 11, 2008

A special train for that SPECIAL MOM...Mothers ride free today when accompanied by their family. All Moms will be registered for a drawing for gift cards on both the Grapevine to Fort Worth and the Trinity River Run trips.


Main Street Days Festival Flyers
May 16 - 18, 2008

Step back in time and let us do the "driving."
Ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Main Street Days Festival Flyer to Grapevine from Fort Worth. Board our vintage coaches at Stockyards Station in the Historic Stockyards District for a journey to Main Street Days. Come for the weekend,
come for one night or just come for the day!
$30.00 Adults

· $15.00 Children 3-12

Package includes:

· Round-trip train ticket • Festival admission

· 2 free Carnival ride tickets

· 20% off coupon for Festival Store merchandise

Special overnight Main Street Days Hotel Packages


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