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Hanging Around Town This Summer? Try Some of These Local Events

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School is officially out, and summer is here. Now what? If you find yourself staying around town this summer, there is no shortage of fun things to do in Grapevine, Southlake and surrounding areas. We’ve rounded up a few ideas to get you started when the dog days of summer start kicking in.

Get Out and Explore Dallas – Ft. Worth Water Parks 


Beat the heat this summer at the nation’s largest indoor water park, Epic Waters! Located in Grand Prairie, Epic Waters features 80,000 square feet of thrills, family fun and even a lazy river for relaxing. Capacity is limited on weekends and holidays, so consider purchasing tickets in advance.


This neighborhood play area is a blast to visit year-round! But what’s even cooler is Dove Park being an admission-free spray park. Watch as the kids get to splash under the colossal water dump bucket while you chill by the shaded benches.


You can never go wrong with this indoor water park! Great Wolf Lodge is open year-round, and no matter the weather outside, the temperature here is kept constant. A six-story funnel ride, a wave pool, and even hot springs pool are just a few of the many fun attractions you get to enjoy here.


Perfect for the whole gang because there’s something for everyone! At Hawaiian Falls, kids can play around at the toddler-friendly Keiki Kove, while adults get to lounge by the cabanas at the Breaker Bay. The best part is cooling down at the Kona Kooler lazy river!


Six Flags is almost synonymous with summer fun, so you can’t miss paying Six Flags Hurricane Harbor a visit! They have kids rides like Hook’s Slide, family rides like Hook’s Lagoon Treehouse, and for the daredevils, thrill rides like the Black Hole.

Enjoy a Summer Date Night Watching a Beautiful Texas Sunset

Dallas Arboretum

The Arboretum is famous for its beautifully curated vegetation. But did you know it’s one of the best places to get a glimpse of the sun setting over the Dallas skyline? The view of White Rock Lake and the glistening buildings is simply amazing. For the best spots, head to the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn or the Woman’s Garden’s Pond.

Delaney Vineyards

Delaney Vineyards is home to an elegant, rustic space overlooking ten luscious acres where you can enjoy the ultimate pairing of wine with a view. On Thursday nights in the summer, (through August 31) watch the sunset and groove at their Rhythm & Wine night featuring live music, dancing and hand-selected fine wine with a $15 admission.

Joe Pool Lake

The beautiful Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie nests multiple lake parks and marinas. For the best sunset experience, visit Lynn Creek Park and Marina where you can soak up the sunset over calming water on The Oasis Restaurant’s patio. For family fun family try renting a boat or launch your own; bring your fishing gear or just watch the ducks swim by the bridge.

Lake Carolyn

Located near Highway 114, Lake Carolyn offers a quaint, European neighborhood vibe with an urban backdrop. Ride the romantic gondolas and cruise through the canals, take a walk along the trail surrounding the lake and enjoy the view of the sun’s golden rays, piercing through the tall contemporary buildings in the area.

Other local events you’ll want to mark on the calendar.

Grapevine SummerBlast

Get ready for an exciting summer full of fun and incredible memories at the 11th Annual SummerBlast in Grapevine! The fun goes on all summer long through September 2, 2019.

Grapevine’s SummerBlast features fun for the whole family, including the free PIRATES! – A Whimsical Adventure exhibit, Grapevine Pioneers family-fun summer program, special Pirate Train on Fridays between July 5 and August 16, water parks, special exhibitions, outdoor activities, dining, shopping, Friday Night Fireworks every Friday night (currently delayed due to flooding), with a special July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza on the Fourth of July, and much more.

Evenings on Oak Street Concert Series, Roanoke

Evenings on Oak Street is a free concert series located at Austin Street Plaza in historic downtown Roanoke from March through September. Concerts are from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The beautiful plaza area includes:

  • A covered stage
  • Landscaped green space
  • Parking area
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms

The Peach Truck Tour – Southlake

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Peach Truck Tour is traveling to Southlake, TX on June 1, 2019. Their Fresh Georgia Peaches are available by the 1/2 Bushel (25 lb.) Box. They’re perfect for eating, baking, canning, and freezing! For your convenience and the team’s safety, only credit & debit cards are accepted.

Girls Night Out at Southlake Town Square

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Grab your gal pals for the ultimate shopping experience in Southlake Town Square!

FIRST- Check in at the Shopper’s Lounge located at 311 Grand Ave E. (between Oakley and Evereve).  The first 200 shoppers will get a complimentary swag bag!

THEN- Head out for a fun night of shopping in our stores and enjoy exclusive in-store events and offers!

*At 8PM, come back to the VIP Shopper’s Lounge and show your Town Square retail store receipts totaling $200 or more and receive a complimentary $25 Southlake Town Square gift card to use on your next Town Square shopping trip **

*Cap the evening at one of our participating restaurants for an after party featuring special cocktail offers!

**Limit one per customer. First 200 customers that show a receipt (s) totaling more than $200 after tax. While supplies last.