The 4th of July is largely held as the holiday for cookouts, gatherings and fireworks. This year in Fort Worth, their Independence Day event is bigger than ever. It also marks the 25th Anniversary of their sister city, Nagaoka, Japan. This special event is honored with fireworks of a magnitude the Japanese would be proud of! There are more activities than ever before with more food and drink options as well.
Gates open at 2pm on Thursday, July 4th with contests, concerts and activities happening every hour. There will be tubing, Jet Ski shows, miniature golf, pony rides, a water slide and even a treasure dig! The food vendors are to include Kona Ice, Jolly Trolly, Flying Fish, Ms. Piggy’s and lots more. Musical guests Petty Theft will be performing at 6pm. Fireworks start at 9:30 so be sure to bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and blankets for a day full of family fun and entertainment!
The official Independence Day celebration of Dallas is the MetroPCS Fair Park Fourth. This huge event begins at 4pm on July 4th and runs until 11:30pm. It will feature a 16-minute fireworks display at 9:30pm at the Cotton Bowl (wristbands required), entertainment by the Dallas Wind Symphony and others as well as dozens of kid-friendly activities. Admission is free but if you want to park inside the gates of Fair Park, the fee is $15.
The Dallas Wind Symphony will also be performing their Star Spangled Spectacular at 1pm on July 4th before their appearance at the Fair Park Fourth. They will feature the great songs from composer John Phillip Sousa and even have a guest appearance from a look-a-like. Indoor fireworks and a salute to our armed forces finish off this performance. Tickets start from $18.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July from your DFW Chevy dealer!
Did you know that heat is the #1 killer of automobiles? With summer approaching, ask yourself this question: is your car ready for the summer heat? As temperatures get hotter, aspects of your vehicle tend to break down. You will want to make sure your car can withstand any weather conditions. Keeping your Chevy up to date with routine maintenance is the key to beating the summer heat. But here are a few extra tips from your Texas Chevy dealer.
Tires are one of the most overlooked parts of a car. Only 1 out of 10 drivers actually check his or her tire pressure correctly. Under-inflated, or even over-inflated, worn down or misaligned tires can be extremely dangerous. Even more so in the hot summer months. Use the classic penny trick to see if you still have enough tread on your tires. Stick a penny into the tread grooves. If Lincoln’s head disappears, then you are good to go.
Keeping hydrated is extremely important during high temperatures. Why would your car be any different? The oil in your car is like its blood. It keeps all the hardworking engine parts running clean, smooth and cool. Most of us do a lot of heavy driving during the hot summer when an engine is more likely to overheat. So check your oil before you head out on the open road or taking any family trips.
Not only do we want our car to run well, you should also clean your car to get it ready for summer. Remove the mats. Shake out dirt, rocks and any other debris. Vacuum your car out including the mats. Using a gentle all-purpose cleaner and cotton rag, wipe down the inside of your car. Place a dashboard cover to help prevent warping, cracking, or fading from the harsh summer sun. Lastly, give your vehicle a good scrubbing. Do this preferably under the shade or closer to dusk to avoid the sun’s harmful rays.
The time of year has come again to give thanks to our Dads, Granddads and to those who we see as special or important in our lives. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th this year. Instead of boring the special men in your life with the usual cheap tie and dinner, take him out for a drive in your Chevy.
While out, you can spend some quality time, or not, at several of the events being held in the area. The first up on our list is the Day for Dads hosted by Asador in Dallas, TX. For only $50 per person, Dad receives a cocktail lesson, cigar, lunch and a golf cart ride to the Hank Haney Driving Range where he can practice his swing. This is sure to make your Dad feel manly and important. Space is limited though so make your reservations early.
For the sports fans, the Cowboys Stadium is offering Dads a chance to kick field goals, get autographs from the cheerleaders and more! Ticket prices range from $14.50 to $27.50. Kids also will love this event with their wide variety of activities. All the fun starts at 9 AM.
If Dad is the adventurous type, check out taking a bike ride through the Santa Fe Trail in east Dallas. This newly developed trail connects the White Rock Lake Trail, Deep Ellum and Downtown. It stretches just over 4 miles long and is free to use. Along the trail are a few favorite places to stop. The waterfall at White Rock Lake is just a short walk away from the trail. The Deep Ellum Brewery Company and Deep Ellum Art and Bark Park are also located off of this beautiful trail.
Get out there and enjoy the day with Dad. Have a Happy Father’s Day from your DFW Chevy dealer!
May has arrived which means that spring is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner. The Dallas-Fort Worth area teems back to life this time each year, which means that you can get our your Chevy and hit the open road. After you’ve made a stop at your Grapevine Chevy dealer, you can head out to one of these events.
May Events in Dallas-Fort Worth
- Jimmy Buffett Concert — Jimmy Buffett himself will be playing live in the Dallas area this month. Parrotheads across the region will be thrilled to know that they can take their favorite Chevy vehicle and head to FC Dallas Stadium on May 4. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m., with Jackson Browne as an opening act and Jimmy Buffett headlining. Spend the evening joining in with some of Buffett’s most famous tunes, including “Fins,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and of course, “Margaritaville.”
- Dallas Flamenco Festival — This unique festival takes place each year in Dallas, allowing people to experience the beauty and art of flamenco dancing. The festival takes place from May 4 through May 5 this year at the Ochre House Theater. The festival was founded by flamenca Delilah Buitron, who is from the Dallas area. She wanted to share her love of flamenco dancing with the community at large, and invented the Dallas Flamenco Festival along the way. People in the area can catch two flamenco performances at this festival — one at 7:00 p.m. May 4 and another at 2:00 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $15 for this unique event, which you are sure to enjoy. You might find yourself joining along with the amazing dances.
- Dallas Fort Worth Women’s Expo — The Dallas Fort Worth Women’s Expo is coming to town again, providing women with the opportunity to pamper themselves, do a little shopping and explore a new interest. The women’s expo takes place this year from May 18 through May 19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Tickets are only $5, and it promises to be a great day out for women of all ages. The event highlights all of the great things that are available to women in the area. Women have an opportunity to check out new cosmetic products, get a little pampering done and eat some delicious food along the way.
Whether you are hoping to spend the month of May enjoying concert after concert, or you want to indulge a little bit in yourself, you will find something fun to do this month in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Of course, don’t forget to make it a point to stop by and check out our great deals this month on the lot as well.
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, there is always something to do in the DFW. Now that the holidays are over and 2013 has begun, make sure you continue to explore. As your local Chevy dealer, we are proud supporters of our community and everything it has to offer. Whether you are a visitor or a longtime resident, the time is now to check out a few of these January events.
Coming up quickly is the Cotton Bowl, which takes place on January 4, 2013. The game kicks off at 7 p.m., and Oklahoma will take on Texas A&M. When you get in your Chevy and head to the game, be aware that it is no longer held at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. This year’s bowl game is going to be held at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Consider taking your Chevy to the stadium early to tailgate. Parking lots open at 2 p.m. and you can show off your great ride while enjoying drinks, food and fun with your friends.
For a truly Texas experience, grab your Chevy truck and head out to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This unique event gives guests the opportunity to see a true rodeo, while also enjoying a carnival, kid-friendly activities and delicious food. This event kicks off on January 18, 2013 and will continue into February. Don’t miss the highlight of this show, which is the All Western Parade that will take place on January 19, 2013. The parade will take place in downtown Fort Worth and is sure to delight children and adults alike.
Whether you are interested in a rodeo or a Chevy outing, you won’t be disappointed in the fun events happening in the area this month. It’s a great way to start a brand new year.