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By Emily Adams, Communications Coordinator, Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau


Get ready for adventure and a whole new world of play during Grapevine’s 11th Annual SummerBlast!


Salute America’s birthday with Grapevine’s 37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on Thursday, July 4. The 30-minute fireworks display over Lake Grapevine is set to patriotic music and begins at 9:30 p.m. Friday Night Fireworks* are set to begin Friday, July 12. Don’t miss the exhilarating 12-minute shows every Friday night, July 12-September 20, sure to dazzle and excite. For viewing locations and to download accompanying music, visit

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, now through August 14, catch a classic summer matinée at the Palace Theatre during their Summer Movie Series. Watch kid-friendly favorites such as Beethoven, An American Tail, The Jungle Book and more! Screenings are at 11 a.m. Admission is $4.

Sail the Rails aboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s newest excursion, the Swashbuckler Express! The Swashbuckler Express has check-in times of 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Fridays between July 5 and August 16. These excursions will be one hour in length and have interactive activities onboard. Kids will receive a special gift and are encouraged to wear their pirate
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Learn and have fun while participating in Grapevine Pioneers across five different historic and cultural sites, including Millican’s Blacksmith Shop, Section Foreman House, PIRATES! A Whimsical Adventure exhibit, Settlement to City Museums and Nash Farm. Purchase the Field Journal for $12 (a $28 value), which includes tickets for eight activities, and also free admission to a matinée film at the Palace Theatre. Individual activity tickets are $3 and may be purchased separately.

For more information, visit or call 817-410-3185. *Friday Night Fireworks were delayed due to high lake levels and are subject to delay/cancellation if lake levels rise above normal. Viewing locations are subject to change.

Bailey Powell Aldrich

A seventh generation Texan, Aldrich returned home to her roots in 2022 to work alongside her father, Keith, and take over the family business of publishing Fort Worth Key Magazine.

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