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Top Things to Do for Summer in Grand Prairie

Lynn Creek Park at Joe Pool Lake

Joe Pool Lake!

Lynn Creek Park

5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy

Amenities: White Sandy Beach, playground, boat ramps, 100 picnic sites, pavilions, sand volleyball court, marina and The Oasis Restaurant right next door (live music on the patio every weekend and drink specials.

Lynn Creek Park is a day park (no overnight camping).

Loyd Park

3401 Ragland Rd.

Amenities: 221 camping sites, 18 room lodge, cabins, picnic areas and pavilions, boat dock, swimming beach, volleyball and softball field, canoe and kayak rentals and playground

Information: loydpark.com

Loyd Park 2016 Summer Events:

June 14 and June 16: Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

June 18: Starlit Movie: “Daddy’s Home,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

June 21 and June 23: Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

June 25: Bark in the Park noon-4 p.m., $10 entry fee into the park.

June 25: Starlit Movie: “Snow Dogs,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

June 28 and June 30: Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

July 2: Parade of Lights, 9 p.m., $10 entry fee into the park

July 3: Starlit Movie: “Top Gun,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

July 9: Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee.

July 9: Starlit Movie: “Minions,” 8:45 p.m., on the Loyd Park beach $10 entry fee into the park

July 12 and July 14, Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

July 16: Ride and Slide, begins at noon, $5

July 16: Starlit Movie: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

July 19 and July 21, Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

July 23: Kite Festival, 2 p.m.-7 p.m., $10 entry fee into the park

July 23: Starlit Movie: “The Goonies,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

July 26 and July 28, Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

July 29: Concert on the Beach, 7:30 p.m., $10 entry fee into the park

July 30, Starlit Movie: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding II,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park

August 2 and August 4: Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per child participant fee

August 6: Guided Kayak Tour, 9 a.m.-noon, $30 per person

August 6: Starlit Movie: “RV,” 8:45 p.m., on the Loyd Park beach $10 entry fee into the park

August 13: Archery Tournament, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $10 fee to enter to the tournament

August 13: Starlit Movie: “Brave,” 8:45 p.m. on the Loyd Park beach, $10 entry fee into the park




Grand Prairie golf courses

A Hole in One: Golf

Tangle Ridge Golf Course, 818 Tangle Ridge Drive
tangleridge.com

Prairie Lakes Golf Course, 3202 SE 14th St.
prairielakesgolf.com

Visit grandgolfdeals.com for golfing specials.




AirHogs Mascot

Play Ball: Texas AirHogs Baseball

1600 Lone Star Pkwy

New format in 2016, the AirHogs have combined seasons with Amarillo, hosting 24 home games at AirHogs Ballpark.

Special promotional nights to include: Military Monday, Star Wars Night, Bark in the Park & Hog Wild over Craft Beer Night

Information: airhogsbaseball.com




Farmers Market produce

Home Grown & So Tasty: Grand Prairie Farmers Market

120 W. Main Street

Open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through December, Farmers Market vendors sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, tamales, baked goods, candles and more.

Information: gptx.org/farmersmarket




Rides at Traders Village

Thrills & Deals: Traders Village

2602 Mayfield Rd.

Open Saturday & Sunday, Traders Village includes over 3,500 vendors selling items plus lots of rides and special events throughout the summer.

Gates open at noon-7 p.m.

Information: tradersvillage.com




Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

A Shopper's Dream: Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

2950 W. I-20 / I-20 & Great Southwest Parkway

110 stores including Coach, Cole Haan, J Crew, Children Place and Crazy 8’s feature savings of 25% - 65% everyday.

Information: premiumoutlets.com/grandprairie




Lone Star Park

Place Your Bets: Lone Star Park

1000 Lone Star Parkway

Live Racing continues to Sunday, July 17, 2016 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sundays at 2:05 p.m.)

The 2016 Lone Star Music Series features Josh Abbott Band, Gary Allan, Chris Young and Pat Green.

Tickets and Information: lonestarpark.com




Mirror Maze

House of Imagination!

601 Palace Pkwy

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax
Mirror Maze
LazeRace
Brand New: 7D Moving Theater: Los Banditos, Zombies!

Five attractions under one roof, open 365 days a year.

Information: ripleys.com/grandprairie




Uptown Theater

Curtain Call: Uptown Theater

120 E. Main Street

The historic Uptown Theater is a great venue to escape the summer heat in downtown Grand Prairie, hosting productions throughout the summer:

Tickets: uptowntheatergp.com




Verizon Theatre Crowd 

Show Time: Verizon Theatre

1001 Performance Place

Verizon Theatre presents 2016 summer shows including Martin Lawrence, Brit Floyd, New Edition, GOT7, Chrisette Michele, Shawn Mendes, Straight Outta Oz, Chris Tucker, Kenny Rogers and more.

Tickets: Verizontheatre.com