Labor Day Fireworks
When: September 2nd
Where: Lake Grapevine
Say sayonara to summer and white pants with Grapevine’s firework show on the lake. The best place to watch? On a boat. If you don’t have a floating vessel, opt for Oak Grove Park. Make sure to download the official soundtrack for the night HERE . Your cue to push play will be the first boom.
Music in the Plaza
When: September 17, Dave Matthews Tribute Band
When: September 24, Vintage Vibes
Where: Town Center Plaza
Time: 7-9 PM
As the nights cool down in Texas, the Coppell Parks and Recreation free concert series is the perfect way to relax with the family. Listen to the music float across the plaza as you picnic on a blanket and await the sunset. Bring your own eats or snack on the unlimited free popcorn. Between the Dave Matthews tribute and smooth vintage tunes, your kiddos will be introduced to some of the greatest music of all time.
Best Gymnastics Night Out
When: September 10th
Where: 601 Cross Timbers Rd. Ste. 100, Flower Mound
Time: 6-10 PM
Saddle up little cowboys and cowgirls, Best Gymnastics is throwing a Western themed party. In need of a date night or just some much deserved quiet time? Release your wild ones (3+ and potty-trained) to roam the open spaces of Best’s facility. Kids will learn to lasso, line dance, and tumble from certified instructors. Pizza is on the menu for the evening and a special photo booth will be set up for the little gymnasts to snap silly pics all night long.
30th Annual GrapeFest
When: September 15-18
Where: Downtown Grapevine
Cost: Free admission Thursday and Friday until 5PM, daily admission $8
Sample the fruit of the vine at this annual fest in Grapevine. Little fun fact: this Texas city (whose name is very fitting) is the hub of the country’s fifth largest wine industry. Don’t worry, this four-day fest is not just for the 21 and older crowd. The carnival and KidsWorld featuring a Grapevine Aquarium touch pool and LEGOLAND will have your little ones begging to stay until the booths shut down. If that doesn’t keep them entertained, we have a feeling that the ice carving demonstrations will. For those of the drinking age, we recommend splurging on a tasting event or testing your skills at the Champagne Cork Shoot-Off. For a mere five dollars, embrace your inner Lucy and stomp on a few grapes. When you venture over to the food vendors, you’ll find everything from turkey legs to funnel cakes, and craft beer for those who aren’t winos. Bottoms up.
Texas State Fair
When: September 30-October 23
Where: 1945 Lagow Street, Dallas
Make the truck down to Dallas for the annual Texas State Fair. We know you can’t resist the Chevy Main Stage with headline acts such as: Kacey Musgraves, Skillet, Nelly, and many more. Won’t that cost a pretty penny? Nope, these concerts are free with admission to the fair. Tip: visit the fair on a Thursday and take advantage of a plethora of food discounts. To get the full fair experience, make sure to meander through the barns of cows, goats, and pigs and watch a football game at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Wondering who that large man is standing outside of the fairgrounds? That’s Big Tex, and he’s ready to give you a big southern welcome.