Be sure and check out some of these local events this weekend!

For a complete list of local events, make sure and check out Familyeguide! Valerie has got us covered!

The Shops at Willow Bend Presents Summer Fun Thursdays in June & July

 Don’t miss the first Summer Fun Thursday event on June 9 when Vocal Trash, a high octane stage group makes a return appearance to The Shops at Willow Bend. The group will provide an afternoon of music, dance, comedy and audience participation just for kids. Like a variety show with Broadway flair, Vocal Trash will present Street Show, an electrifying show for children and adults that features acapella harmonies and industrial ‘Stomp-style’ drumming. All Summer Fun Thursdays begin at 1:00 PM and will be held in Grand Court (lower level near Neiman Marcus) and are free of charge and open to the public.

Friday Night Fireworks Over Lake Grapevine

Fridays, 9:30 PM – 9:45 PM
Grapevine Lake
Cost: Free

Every Friday Night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Grapevine will once again produce its exceptional fireworks show that will truly kick off he summer season in North Texas. For 15 consecutive weeks this summer, the evening skies overlooking Grapevine will be illuminated as Grapevine presents a firework spectacular every Friday night starting Memorial Day weekend and concluding Labor Day weekend.

Fridays at Nash Farm

Friday, June 03, 2011
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Enjoy a day of play and discovery at the farm.Come and chat with the chickens, dig in the dirt, ride a tractor and play with heritage toys! Tractor Rides will be $1.00.

Digger Day at Carrollton Public Library
Friday, June 3, 2011
11:00AM – 1:00PM
1700 Keller Springs Rd.
Carrollton, Tx 75006
Carrollton Library

Come join the Summer Reading Program Kickoff and explore a variety of giant, hard-working “digger” vehicles that have exciting experiences all over the City every day. Maybe you’ll drive one someday!
Cost: Free

Red, White and Blue Festival, Highland Village
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Highland Village Information

Festivities begin with a 1K/5K run and a family fish out at Unity Park. Next, head over to Copperas Branch Park for food, drinks, kids activities and music by the Bart Crow Band and Josh Abbott. The night will end with a fireworks extravaganza that you will not want to miss!

Summerfest at Gaylord Texan

Thursday – Sunday; Times vary
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Tx 76051
Visit Gaylord Texan for More Information

Thursday’s through Sundays between May 27 and September 5, 2011, Gaylord Texan will feature a variety of festive events and entertainment for adults and families. Experience cowboy stilt walkers, balloon artists and more throughout the three signature atriums. You will also get to enjoy a glow in the dark juggler that illuminates the night after the sun goes down.

An assortment of activities with various costs involved will also be available for hotel guests and others for visitors and guests alike. Some examples include: junior Chefs Camp and Dessert Tasting for Kids. Visit the link provided for details.

Cost: Free admission; Parking Extra

Fishing Day at LLELA Lewisville
Saturday, June 04, 2011

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Category: Special Events.
Children 7-12 years old can come to LLELA and learn how to cast, fish identification, basic knot-tying and much more from expert instructors. Entrance fee to LLELA is $5/person. There is no additional fee for the fishing workshop. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 972-219-3930 to register.
Learn more about LLELA  here.

White Rock Dallas

Family Fun Weekend at White Rock Lake
•See Website for Details, Dallas, TX
•Jun 4, 2011 – Jun 5, 2011
Flag Pole Hill
8100 Doran Circle

Bring your family for a weekend full of fun activities, from paddle boating to kite flying, as you explore White Rock Lake. All activities are Free of charge.

Saturday, June 4th, 11am-4pm Fitness Extravaganza: Archery demonstrations, bounce houses, arts and crafts, family fitness activities and sports activities (Held at Flag Pole Hill)
Flag Pole Hill

Sunday, June 5th, 11am-4pm Kite Festival: A day of kite making, kite flying, prizes, food and fun (Held at Flag Pole Hill)

Camp Bowie Car Show
June 4, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
8000 Block Camp Bowie West (parking lot next to Sutherlands).
Contact Marsha at milamandcompany.com for more information.

Come watch as Camp Bowie West will be transformed into a life-sized Hot Wheels collection for a day. Get a load of a hundred of the hottest classic, custom and muscle cars at this year’s Glory Days Car Show on the Boulevard. Broadcasting live will be The Cruisers from 92.1 KTAFW. Attendees can enjoy live music by The Derailers. Public Admission is FREE.

Fort Worth Stockyards Station

Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-2:30 (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
Located behind the Historic Livestock Exchange Building. (131 E. Exchange Ave.)

Visitiors of all ages can enjoy a rootin, tootin good time while engaging in some real cowboy fun! You will learn about cattle drives, the life of a drover, observe various livestock & chuckwagon demonstrations and equipment that was used on the trail. Participants are taught roping skills and given the chance to try their hand at branding (no fire needed!), while learning about the historic use of brands. Finally, you will be able to test your speed and agility with stick horse races, sing along to camp fire songs and even learn a few dance steps!

Cost: Suggested donation $1.00 per person.



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