GRACE gala and Oktoberfest: A guide of things to do in September and October

This event features live entertainment, German food and beer.

This event features live entertainment, German food and beer.

Here is your local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of September and October.

Coming up
Sept. 14-16  | Colleyville Lions Club Hole-in-One Shootout

Sept. 22  | Monarch Butterfly Festival

Sept. 22  | Southlake Centennial Lion’s Club Charity Car & Bike Show

Sept. 13-16
Grapefest celebration has wines, food, grape stomp

This annual festival features wines, food, carnival rides and a grape stomp.
Times vary
Free (age 5 and younger), $5 (ages 6-12 and age 62 and older), $8 (ages 13- 61), $18 (full weekend pass)
Main Street, Grapevine

Sept. 22-Oct. 7
Visit Jurassic Gardens

Guests can learn, dig and explore at this interactive walk-through exhibit to learn about various dinosaur species that once roamed this area.
1-7 p.m. (Mon. and Thu.), 1-5 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)
Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball St., Grapevine

Oct. 5-7
Southlake does Germany at 17th annual Oktoberfest

This event features live entertainment, German food and beer, a family fun zone and best-dressed contests.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.)
Southlake Town Square, Southlake

Oct. 6
GRACE raises funds with annual gala

The charity event for GRACE features auctions, food and wine.
5:30 p.m. (silent auction begins), 6 p.m. (ballroom doors open).
$350 (individual ticket)
Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.