With big name concerts, chef-curated tastings and complimentary meals for veterans, feast your eyes and ears on special events in The Colony this November.
American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans and First Responders
Give a warm welcome to veterans, first responders and all who help serve our country at the annual American Heroes celebration, commemorating service members for their valiant efforts. Bring friends, family and loved ones, to the festival on November 5 and 6 for a weekend of performances, shows, attractions, food and more. Admission and parking are FREE of charge so bring the whole family.
Friday evening, the carnival opens at 4:00 PM. Enjoy classic games and fair foods while performances by country stars Dusty Black and Harper Grace fill the night until the First Responders Ceremony at 8:15 PM. Headliner and CMT award winner Lauren Alaina rounds out the evening with hits from her new album “Sitting Pretty on Top of The World”.
On Saturday, the day begins with a Veterans Honor Ceremony at 11:00 AM followed by the carnival and festival opening at noon. Throughout the afternoon, watch live performances by The Nixons and Deep Blue Something, check out the Car, Truck & Bike show and have fun at the carnival. Stop by the Visit The Colony Mobile Visitor Center for photo ops, patriotic prizes and more. Mention this blog to receive an exclusive goodie bag, while supplies last. The Veterans Ceremony starts at 5:45 PM when the community can take a moment to honor our heroes. Afterward, Grammy-nominated Plain White T’s perform their chart-topping hits and the festivities draw to a close with a spectacular All-American firework display at 8:00 PM.
The holidays are right around the corner and Grandscape is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with a Holiday Kickoff on November 6 beginning at 5:00 PM. Come out and wander the winter wonderland at Grandscape and The Homestead where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, create kid’s crafts, take in holiday performances, have your face painted and enjoy more entertainment throughout the venue. Don’t miss out on the lights, decor and holiday fun.
Chef’s Wine Dinner
TThe culinary team at Seven Doors, led by Executive Chef Jake Quintana, brings you an evening of exceptionally crafted meals paired with wines from special guest Callaway Cellars’ own Phil Hurst. Enjoy a Chef’s Wine Dinner with four meticulously prepared courses each with accentuating wine pairings on November 9 at 6:00 PM. Reserve your seat here for a feast to remember.
Seven Doors Kitchen Honors Veterans and Military Service Members
Veterans and active military are welcome to enjoy a complimentary meal at Seven Doors as the restaurant says thank you for all their service. On November 11, savor a delicious entrée and beverage inside their eclectic dining room, decorated with seven French colonial-era doors, or relax on one of three outdoor patios.
Jason Lee McKinney Band
Award-winning songwriter, Jason McKinney, returns to Windmills with Barry Strauser and Billy Wright on November 12 and 13, from 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. With gritty guitar riffs and hard-hitting vocals, they boast a bold personality that cannot be ignored. The band’s dynamic partnership has merited a ‘Top 10’ hit in Texas, a collection of national and international tours, a number of industry awards and worldwide recognition.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Dinosaurs are roaming at Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Explore the lost world and discover the creations of Hammond Labs. Take selfies with the baby dinos, see velociraptors in action and experience Jurassic World in real life. Get your tickets now before this traveling exhibition ends on January 2, 2022.
- Start the week off with a free game of pool and drink specials all night long. Visit Shakertins from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM for some late-night entertainment.
- Kids eat free on Family Board Game Nite! Simply bring a board game to play at Heritage Pizza and their dinner is on the house from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- From immersive VR to exhilarating laser tag, visit Andretti Indoor Karting & Games for buy one, get one free attractions every Tuesday. Excludes karting and bowling.
- Listen to a variety of tunes and be one of the first to win at Music Bingo at McSwiggan’s Irish Pub, from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
- It’s time to show off your know-how with Live Trivia at Lava Cantina from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Take the family out for lunch and kid-friendly movies at Lava Cantina. Shows begin at 12:00 PM on Saturdays.
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