Entertainment in Historic Downtown Grapevine
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Entertainment abounds in historic downtown Grapevine!

Downtown The Palace Arts Center, downtown GrapevineGrapevine hosts two major festivals each year, as well as theatre performances, concerts, family-centered activities at the gazebo and parades in both October and December.  Whether you hail fromEntertain at Palace Theatre, Grapevine Grapevine or you’re just in town for a visit, you’ll always find entertainment in historic downtown.

The Palace Theatre Arts Center–comprised of the Lancaster Theatre and the Palace Theatre–is the gem of Main Street.   The Palace, a restored 1940’s art-deco style building, provides a unique downtown entertainment opportunity and is  the place to celebrate music, theatre, dance, cinema, and the visual arts.  Treat your sweetheart to “Dinner & a Movie” the first Friday of each month from September to June…maybe you’ll arrive early enough to claim one of the eleven cozy loveseats!

The adjacent Lancaster Theatre offers entertainment and meeting space for various community activities.  This versatile space–originally Buckner’s Cash grocery building–is used for small-emerging performance groups, student musical recitals, dinner theater, meetings and traditional luncheon/dinner programs. 

 The Grapevine Opry performs every Saturday night in the Palace Theatre, and features special theme shows monthly–catch the Gospel Show the fourth Friday evening of each month.

Or revel in the Dallas Blues legends concerts,  when the finest blues musicians from the area come together on one stage, celebrating the contribution of these living legends to the local music scene and to the roots and soul of blues.

Gazebo in historic downtown GrapevineThe gazebo, on Main St between Worth and Texas Streets, was commissioned by the merchants as a gift to the city in 19??  The gazebo is the site of many community-centered activities such as Grapevine Summer Nights concerts and events, Flag Day ceremonies, and the annual Carol of Lights, when you can sing along with local choirs as the switch is thrown lighting thousands of lights in historic downtown Grapevine.

The gazebo also hosts the Historic Downtown Grapevine Market: from March thru November, when shoppers delight in an open air European-style experience featuring handmade jewelry, fine art, distinctive home décor, quality antiques, pet accessories and more.

The annual Grapevine New Vintage Wine Trail offers an April afternoon of wine tasting, live music and savory samplings of fine cuisine.  Follow the wine trail between Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms to experience this vintage town and some of the best wines produced in Texas.

As you stroll from one end of Main Street to the other, Grapevine’s Public Art collection is sure to delight! 

View half a dozen bronze sculptures– each with a story to tell, each commemorating a piece of Grapevine’s rich history.

Each May, Main Street Days celebrates our heritage and highlights outdoor adventures from biking, to scuba diving, to grilling demonstrations, to rock climbing and more.  Enjoy the KidZone, Artisan’s Village, street dancing, midway rides, and short sampler runs on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.  Enjoy non-stop entertainment from classic rock to country bands and delicious festival food, beverages and Texas wine.

Sample award-winning Texas wines at Grapefest, an annual event in September offering four full days of fun!  Visit Grapevine’s winery’s tasting rooms, or taste wines from many countries at the International wine pavillion. Listen to live music on stages located throughout historic Main Street.  Get “into” the action at the competitive GrapeStomp–you and your partner could win the coveted Purple Foot award!

Close the year in historic downtown Grapevine with the Parade of Lights, Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown Grapevineas thousands of merrymakers gather for one of the largest evening parades in North Texas.   An enchanting display of over 100 colorfully-lighted floats passes through historic downtown, accompanied by numerous marching bands playing holiday music.  Bring the family, find a good spot along Main Street and enjoy the festivities.


Perhaps you’ll come away with a twinkle in your eye once again.

The Palace Arts Center

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