Best (& Sweetest) 12 Weeks of Summer Ever #12
12. Have a Blast in Grapevine
Memorial Day through Labor Day, the town of Grapevine celebrates SummerBlast, an extended summer party complete with a free fireworks show over Lake Grapevine every Friday night at 9:30. Stake out a viewing spot at Meadowmere Park, Oak Grove Park, or atop the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort for good views of the pyrotechnics.
SummerBlast, in its fifth year, follows a family-friendly theme as LEGOLAND Discovery Center—home to 2 million of the colorful plastic bricks—and the SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium stage special events all summer.
On weekends, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad steams to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Rumor has it that desperados board the train in search of valuables, but don’t worry, the “Great Train Robbery” turns into a fun, interactive experience that’s safe for the kids.
If you miss the train, catch a showdown between nine-foot-tall, mechanical would-be train robbers that emerge from the Grapevine Glockenspiel Tower shortly before noon and 6 p.m. every day.
A summer party wouldn’t be complete without water recreation, so head to the Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark or to Lake Grapevine to kayak, waterski, wind surf, fish, swim, or picnic.
For more information, call 800/457-6338; www.grapevinetexasusa.com.
From the May 2013 issue.