GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience

Visit Grapevine, TX and celebrate wine at the 35th Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience.

GrapeFest opens on Thursday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Admission for everyone is free all day on Thursday. Festival hours are Thursday, September 16 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, September 17 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the southwest United States and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun. This year’s theme, Texas Wine. Come and Taste It! invites you to come and sip your way through delicious wines from Texas.  

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S.
September 16,17,18 and 19, 2021
Highlights Wines from Texas, South Australia’s Barossa Valley
and California’s Napa Valley

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The 2021 State Fair of Texas is Back!

Big Tex State Fair of Texas

Howdy Folks! It’s September and that means that it’s State Fair of Texas Time!

This year’s State Fair is packed full of all the things you love. fried foods, the Texas Auto Show, and great live music on the Chevy Mainstage. Don’t miss all of the fun and entertainment of the biggest and one of the most popular events in North Texas. The 2021 exposition, themed “Howdy, Folks!,” runs September 24 through October 17 in Fair Park.

Save BIG at This Year’s State Fair

Priced from $15-$25, adult daily one-day admission to the Fair has never been more affordable! Your ticket includes access to more than 200 daily shows, concerts, activities, and exhibits, all at no extra cost. The Fair offers $10-$18 daily one-day admission for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older, with free admission for children ages two and younger. Parking prices remain the same for 2021, starting at just $20.

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August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas ArboretumDallas Arboretum Couple on PathFloral Path

The Dallas Arboretum brings back the popular promotion, August Dollar Days, during the dog days of summer.

For the entire month of August, the garden offers $2 general garden admission, $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and $5 parking.

Named one of “The Country’s Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens” by House Beautiful, the Dallas Arboretum has beautiful floral beds blooming with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca, and more.  

You can also see what’s growing in A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum’s 3.5-acre potager garden, pavilion, and kitchen inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Guests are welcome to free samples of the “hero” vegetable daily.

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Summertime Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge

Summer Camp-In at Great Wolf Lodge

Have good old-fashioned summer staycation camp at the Great Wolf Lodge’s Summer Camp-In, now through September 6, 2021.

The Summer Camp-In is filled with summer fun events and activities that the whole family will enjoy. From splashing into the Great Wolf’s water slides, lazy river, raft rides, and water play areas to singing at the Camp-In sing-along or wind down for before bed with group bedtime stories.

Other family friendly activities include:

  • Special appearances from Great Wolf Lodge’s very own Wiley the Wolf, Oliver the Racoon, and Sammy the Squirrel
  • Special camp-themed programs pool parties complete with limbo contests and games
  • Hustle & Howl Family Dance Parties
  • Arts and crafts activities making camp postcards, friendship bracelets, and more!
  • Enjoy evening s’mores by the lodge’s own “s’moreliers.”
  • End the day in the lobby for Great Wolf Lodge’s Campfire Ceremony, sing-a-long, and storytime.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Trailblazer Challenge where your family can participate in fun and challenging activities and earn badges. Earn 10 badges to be named a true Trailblazer!

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