Memorial Day Events Around Grapevine, Flower Mound and More!
Mother Nature has put a serious damper on this year’s Memorial Day events with the closing of Grapevine Lake and other area lakes due to higher than normal water levels. But don’t let that spoil your holiday! Here are some fun activities around the DFW area to celebrate the long weekend.
Memorial Day Events in North Texas
Laps for Charity
Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday, May 25, 5–10 pm
The best way to raise funds for the Speedway Children’s Charities: by taking your own kids for a spin around the 1.5-mile oval racetrack. Strap them into your personal vehicle (passengers must be at least age 6) for three laps around the track and pose for a picture afterward in Victory Lane.
$40 per vehicle in advance for three laps and T-shirt; $50 on event day. $30 per additional set of laps. $10 for photos in Victory Lane and $15 per extra T-shirt.
3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth; 817/215-8500
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Artisan Center Theater
Friday–Saturday, May 24–25, 7:30 pm
Told entirely through song, this Bible story gets the Broadway musical treatment, thanks to legends Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. After his brothers sell him into slavery, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, becomes the right-hand man to Pharaoh himself and finally reunites with his family. See it at Artisan Center Theater for tickets from $26 for adults and $14 for children 12 and younger.
444 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst; 817/284-1200
Renovated Irving Waterpark Reopens
Cimarron Park Family Aquatic Center
Saturday–Monday, May 25–27, noon–7 pm
Irving’s first water park gets a facelift just in time for the biggest beach weekend of the year. Renovations include a refurbished play area and the newly re-plastered pool. Come splash in the toddler pool and relax under the shade awnings all weekend.
Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for children ages 4–17; free for 3 and younger; $8 for nonresidents.
199 Red River Trail, Irving; 972/721-6556
Memorial Day Train
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Monday, May 27, 1:15–6:15pm
Step aboard an authentic 1920s passenger train car for a roundtrip excursion from the Cotton Belt Depot in downtown Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards. You’ll have 1.5 to 2 hours of playtime to explore the stockyards and see the Texas longhorn herd (cattle drive at 4 pm) before reboarding for the return trip.
Tickets needed for 13 months and older. $18 touring class (open-air coaches with wooden benches); $26 first class (air-conditioned coaches with cushioned seats). Call to receive a special discount for service members and their families.
705 S. Main St., Grapevine; 817/410-3185
Memorial Day Ceremony and Splashtacular
Flower Mound Senior Center and CAC Outdoor Waterpark
Monday, May 27, 9 am ceremony; 1–5 pm pool party
Bagpipers, a color guard and keynote speakers from the military and local government lead this ceremony honoring our country’s fallen soldiers. Bring the kids to pay their respects at the Wall of Honor, recognizing individuals who served. After lunch, make your way over to the town’s family water park for games and more fun.
Free with paid admission: $8 adults, $6 children. Coolers welcome for a $5 charge.
2701 W. Windsor Drive, Flower Mound; 972/874-6110
1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound; 972/874-7275
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Fort Worth Fairytale Ball Pretty Princess Parties
Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth 76102
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
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AGE RANGE: Preschoolers, Elementary
COST: $25 – Child, $40 – Adult
ALL: (218) 230-9110
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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed All
While you’re enjoying the long weekend, let’s not forget what Memorial Day means, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. You can honor those fallen soldiers at the following locations.
10 am. Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville.
10 am. Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.
10 am Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Guest speaker is Master Sgt. Mike McCumbee, who serves in the Army’s Special Forces Regiment and previously served as a tomb guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
11 am Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, assembly area, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Keynote speaker is Col. Bruce R. Cox, commander, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.. Music by U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Band, Fort Hood.
6 pm Thompson American Legion Hall Post 655, 2817 Carson St., Haltom City. Features concert by the Jazz Monster 20 Piece Big Band.
6:30 pm Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth. Keynote speech by Navy Capt. Mike Steffen, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Fort Worth, and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. The Moslah Shrine Band and First Christian Church Chancel Choir will perform, and the Lone Star Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans will do a rifle salute. After the ceremony, a motorcade will proceed to the East Northside Drive bridge for a brief service. Wreaths will be cast into the Trinity River. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be inside the funeral home chapel.