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

Grapevine’s 11th Annual SummerBlast is underway, making it the perfect time to plan a summer staycation and cool off in Grapevine!

Have some Texas-sized fun at Gaylord Texan Resort’s 16th Annual SummerFest featuring Peter Pan and Friends, sponsored by Aquafina®. This magical theme has fun-filled events for the whole family, including Pan’s Painting & Treasures; Hook’s Scavenger Hunt; Escape Rooms; Wendy’s Journey to Neverland; Dream On: A Video Mapping Show, presented by bubly™; Light Up the Night Pajama Dance Party on Fridays and Saturdays; Junior Chefs Camp for kids on select Saturdays; and more! Visit for more information.

Celebrate summer at Great Wolf Lodge’s 80,000-square-foot water park features slides for all ages, a lazy river, wave pool and more at this exciting family-friendly hotel. Now through Labor Day, guests can participate in Great Wolf Lodge’s first-ever Summer Camp-In! Stay in seasonal rooms, featuring a cozy campfire lamp, plush pillows and summer décor; enjoy face painting around a campfire, s’mores and story time; stay late and dance under the stars; and more! For more information, visit

Don’t miss Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine! Now through September 20, these exhilarating 12-minute shows every Friday night are sure to dazzle and excite. For viewing locations and to download accompanying music, visit

Join the 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 passport 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 and great hotel deals, visit or call 817-410-3185.

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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