Our Great City
Celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine on October 17, 2015 from 10am – 2pm. The 18th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a FREE, family-friendly event taking place at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street.
The day starts at 10am with a Butterfly Costume Parade starting at East Wall and Jenkins Streets (parade registration begins at 8:45am). Even pets are welcome to participate and prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each age group. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45am, 11:45am and 12:30pm. After the parade, enjoy butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Grapevine’s Great American West Gallery will host its’ inaugural Great American West Art Auction on October 31 in Historic Downtown Grapevine. The Auction will feature original paintings and sculpture from some of the most significant living and deceased American and Western artists of the 19th – 21st centuries. Art offered for sale includes significant works by Bill Anton, Joe Beeler, Oscar Berninghaus, Charlie Dye, Martin Grelle, G. Harvey, W. E. Leigh, Bill Owen, Joseph Sharp, Howard Terpning, Olaf Wieghorst, and many more. Live, Internet, phone and absentee bidding will be available. For Auction registration and information go to www.greatamericanwestartauction.com.
The Grapevine Garden Club (GGC) will host their annual plant sale on Saturday, October 17 from 9am to 1pm in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street. This event features native and adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, and butterfly nectar and host plants appropriate for this area.
Proceeds from the plant sale benefit the GGC Civic Seed program, which funds civic grants solicited from non-profit, civic, or school-based Grapevine community service organizations. Proceeds also award scholarships to selected Grapevine graduating high school seniors who have declared their majors in horticultural-related subjects.
For additional information, please visit GrapevineGardenClub.org.
Come to the eerie shores of Meadowmere Park as it returns from the dead this October with a bigger, scarier and more exciting GrapeYard 2015! Enter at your own risk … Halloween lovers of all ages will be immersed in a creepy wonderland of horrors, with over-the-top settings and over 20 scream-worthy attractions.
It’s that time of year again! The Sunset Concert Series, a three-evening event is returning this October with three unique live bands. Hosted under the fall sky at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street, this year’s FREE concert begins Saturday, October 3rd with a Beatles tribute band, Me and My Monkey. On Saturday October 10th, enjoy Texas groove band, Midnight River Choir and finally, on Saturday October 17th, international country music star Jolie Holliday will wrap up this annual event. Each show is from 7–9 pm.