Historic downtown Grapevine, Texas is a great place to spend an evening of fun with friends and family. Whether you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area or anywhere in North Texas for that matter, Grapevine is easily accessible and offers so much to see and do. And if you're new in town or just visiting don't worry. Grapevine is just ten minutes north of DFW International Airport!
The historical downtown area on Main Street is the place to be for entertainment throughout the year. You can catch a Lone Star Murder Mystery at the Texas Star Dinner Theater, take a ride on an 1896 vintage locomotive at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, or stroll up and down the avenue visiting the many shops while sampling some of the finest Texas wines you've ever tasted. If you're looking for a festive atmosphere you can choose from no less than seven exciting festivals over the course of the year. These include; Main Street Days, Chocolate Festival, New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail, Summer Nights, GrapeFest, Butterfly Flutterby, and The Christmas Capital of Texas where Main Street is transformed into a magical holiday spectacle.
Why all the celebrations? Because Grapevine has a lot to celebrate! It's the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, dating back to 1844 when Texas was still an independent nation. In October of that year, General Sam Houston and other Commissioners from the Republic of Texas gathered at Tah-Wah-Karro Creek, also known as Grape Vine Springs, to meet with leaders from ten Indian nations. This meeting ended with the signing of a treaty promising "peace, friendship and commerce" between the parties and opened up the area to settlement. In time, the town became known as Grapevine because of its location near Grape Vine Springs on the Grape Vine Prairie which got their names from the wild Mustang grapes that grew freely throughout the area. It's from those auspicious beginnings that the town grew. In 1890 Grapevine had only about 800 residents. Today the population is over 50,000 and growing, yet the historical downtown area on and around Main Street retains a charm reminiscent of days gone by. That makes it the perfect place to celebrate Texas' Wild West past at the Texas Star Dinner Theater!