Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Rock Out to Rocktober Music Festival

concert audienceLess than three miles away from Lakes at Lewisville, the Rocktober Music Festival is on the way.  Get ready to rock during this concert series held every Tuesday night in October. Four excellent shows have been planned for this fall that you are sure to enjoy. Lewisville is full of fun things to do throughout the year, and this is one series not to miss!

Rock Out to Rocktober Music Festival

Starting off the series is Dallas-based band Hard Day’s Night, a Beatles tribute band that plays shows throughout the world. Started more than 20 years ago, this band has rocked for audiences in England and even got the chance to record some tunes at Abbey Road Studios. They play on October 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 West Church Street.

Second in the series is Rathmore Band, which plays Celtic rock, who will hit the stage October 17. They are a newly established band, quickly becoming popular for their contemporary style of Celtic music.

If you loved the Pretenders, then you will love The Intenders, a tribute band to the rock legends. They will be performing on Tuesday, October 24, and led by singer Molly Fine.  This should be a great night of Pretenders music played by this amazing tribute band.

Wrapping up this four-part series is a Halloween Bash. The final details are not yet solidified, but it is sure to be a Halloween bash to remember!

When you love spending time outdoors listening to great music, don’t forget about this fun series throughout October.  All bands play from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 West Church Street. It’s a fun time for you and the whole family!

To learn more about apartments in Lewisville, come check out the floor plans we have to offer at the Lakes at Lewisville. Give us a call at (469) 293-9427 to come view one of our apartment homes today!

Fun at Western Days Festival

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Mark your calendar for September 29 and 30 to join residents of Lewisville apartments and the surrounding community at the annual Western Days Festival in Old Town Lewisville. Bring the family and prepare for exciting days, packed with fun events for all!

The festival showcases the spirit of the West and represents its history. A great variety of themed attractions, events, entertainment, food and arts and crafts shopping give visitors their own cowboy experience. Here are just some of the featured events.

National and Regional Musical Performances

  • Justin Mason: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Cordovas: Friday, Sept 29, 6:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage
  • Bidi Bidi Banda: Friday, Sept 29, 7:00 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Carolyn Wonderland: Friday, Sept 29, 7:00 pm, MCL Grand Performance Hall
  • Dalton Domino: Friday, Sept 29, 8:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage
  • Roadside Libby: Friday, Sept 29, 8:30 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Fiddle Rascals: Saturday, Sept 30, 10:00 am, Lewisville Stage
  • Basically Treble Chorus: Saturday, Sept 30, 10:15 am, CoServe Community Stage
  • The Gibbonses: Saturday, Sept 30, 12:30 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Kelly Willis: Saturday, Sept 30, 2:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage
  • Texas Blues Crew: Saturday, Sept 30, 2:00 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Milton Patton: Saturday, Sept 30, 3:30 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Crystal Yates: Saturday, Sept 30, 5:00 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Mark McKinney: Saturday, Sept 30, 6:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage
  • Curtis Grimes: Saturday, Sept 30, 6:30 pm, Lewisville Stage
  • Mike Ryan: Saturday, Sept 30, 8:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage
  • Randy Rogers Band: Saturday, Sept 30, 10:00 pm, Waste Management Main Stage

Native American Singers and Dancers

  • Campfire Prarie Ladies: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, at the Western Village
  • Alma Y Corazon Ballet: Saturday, Sept 30, 11:00 am, CoServe Community Stage

Children’s Activities

Kid Kountry Playground: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, and Sat, 30, 10:00 am, Western Village (face painters, strolling entertainers)

Car Show

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club Car Show: Saturday, Sept 30, 10:00 am, Main and Mill

Additional Festival Activities

  • Craft Beer Pavillion: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, Wayne Ferguson Plaza stage
  • Mechanical Bull and Pony Rides: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, and Sat, Sept 29, 12:00 noon, Location TBD
  • D Fagan Sculptures Art Exhibit: Friday, Sept 29, 5:00 pm, and Sat, Sept 30, 10:00 am, MCL Grand Art Gallery
  • The Annual Huffines Auto Dealership’s Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade: Saturday, Sept 30, 11:30 am, Main and Mill streets (Features 20 to 30 head of Texas Longhorns)
  • Gunfight re-enactments
  • Western Market: Saturday, 10 am, Main, Church and Charles streets
  • Ballet Conservatory: Saturday, Sept 30, 12:30 pm, CoServe Community Stage

For Festival Maps and Details

Visit the Western Days Festival website for a festival map, list of events and more details about the festivities and services available at the festival site. Or, call (972) 219-3401.

For More Information about Lakes at Lewisville

Residents of the Lakes at Lewisville apartment homes enjoy private patios, wood-burning fireplaces, ice makers, full-size washer and dryer hookups, golf course views (in select areas) and much more in our beautiful gated community. If you would like information about which floor plans are still available, contact Lakes at Lewisville to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable on-site staff members.

National Golf Month in Lewisville

golf ball on courseIf you’re new to the wonderful world of golf, you’re in luck—August is National Golf Month. Residents of apartments in Lewisville, Texas are lucky enough to be living near some of the best golfing options in the state. The best way to learn is at the hand of an experienced golfer; either a pro who offers lessons at a nearby course or a friend with lots of patience and skill. Before you go those routes, here are a couple of tips to help get you started on the road to enjoying great games of golf.

Stay Balanced

Staying balanced helps produce a more effective golf swing, so take the time to position yourself solidly on the ground. Keep your back as straight as you possibly can, and when you swing, tilt from the hips instead of from the waist. You may have to practice this technique for a while in order to become comfortable with it, but once you’ve got it down, it’ll be just like riding a bicycle and come back to you every time. You can even practice your swing in your apartment to get you ready for time on the green.

Perfect Your Grip 

A good grip is an essential component to any good game of golf. Using the palm and fingers or your left hand, grip the club firmly, then position your hand on the club using your forefinger, your middle finger, and your ring finger. This is another golf essential that you can practice in your apartment along with your alignment and balance.

Most of all, don’t forget to relax and have fun while on the course. Golf is a great way to socialize as well as to get plenty of outdoor exercise.

Want to get the most out of your summer in beautiful Lewisville, Texas? Contact us today for information on available floor plans, and see how to make Lakes at Lewisville your new home!

Who to Watch at Sounds of Lewisville

concert guitarIn the town of Lewisville, the Sounds of Lewisville concert series has been a summer staple since 1991. The free summertime entertainment is a perfect option for the entire family. The concerts take place in the Wayne Ferguson Plaza, which is an urban park on Church Street and right across from Lewisville City Hall. The concerts are coordinated through the Community Relations & Tourism Department. They take place on Tuesday nights throughout the summer as a Lewisville tradition, starting at 7:00 p.m. and typically lasting two hours. If you plan on going this summer, you need to know who will be playing and who to go see. Check out a little on the performers you won’t want to miss!

Who to Watch at Sounds of Lewisville

  • Petty Theft: On July 4th, Petty Theft will take the stage. The group is a tribute band to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and you’ll be sure to hear some of your favorite classics from the group! Being the Fourth of July, this will be a popular night for the concert. Be sure to get there early!
  • ESCAPE: The Essential Journey Experience: If you really like Journey, then you cannot miss ESCAPE: The Essential Journey Experience. They are a Journey tribute band and will be playing on July 25th. Don’t Stop Believin’!
  • King George: A Tribute to George Strait: For those who like their country music and George Strait, then King George: A Tribute to George Strait is one to put on your list. The group plays on June 27, so make sure you add it to your calendar!

Summer is a great time to find a new place to call home. Before you go out for some lively music, be sure to check out our apartments in Lewisville. Stop in today for a tour and to see what floor plans we have available!

Best Ways to Pay It Forward During the Holidays

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays like spending money on gifts, making sure there’s enough food at the Christmas party, and smooth travel plans. Sometimes, we lose sight of the important things that the holidays represent such as: kindness, gratitude, and our loved ones.

Once you get all of the busy work of the holiday season taken care of, carve out some time to give back this holiday season. Whether it’s through donations, kind gestures, or quality time, finding a way to pay it forward this time of year is what will leave you feeling the most fulfilled. Here are some great ways to get started.

  • Service Men & Women- Remember those men and women who dedicate their time and strengths to making our country what it is. If you live near a base, there are many opportunities to pick up a group of servicemen and women and provide them with a holiday meal. If not, sending care packages to base camps and those who are deployed is another great gesture. Let us not forget to take care of those who are taking care of us.
  • Donate- Donations are a great way to give back because the opportunities are endless. Charities, food drives, toy drives, and book drives spike in availability this time of year. Putting food on someone’s plate or gifts under the tree is a truly rewarding way to benefit someone else.
  • Volunteer- Volunteer opportunities are abundant this time of year. Soup kitchens, toy drives, nursing homes, and hospitals are a few of the establishments to look for volunteer opportunities. If you’re unable to donate money, gifting others with you time is just as gracious.
  • Tip Community Workers- Those who work in our communities are the people who keep everything running smoothly. People like your mailman, the busdriver, the doorman, and the garbagemen are some of the people who spend their day-to-day making our lives easier. Let them know you appreciate their hard work.
  • Collect- Assemble and manage a branch of a greater cause. For example, you can step up to be the person collecting canned food donations in your neighborhood. This way, you are not only giving back, but you’re allowing others to do so through you. Lots of gold stars for this one.

Best Recreation Activities At Lewisville Lake

Lewisville Lake is one of North Texas’s largest lakes. It measures 29,000 acres in overall area, with a shoreline that stretches out at 23 miles. However, that’s not what makes Lewisville awesome. Lewisville has plenty more to offer and if you’re new to the area, here are some recreational activities you can try out.

Check out Party Cove

As the name suggests, Party Cove is literally a happening spot for all kinds of parties. It’s a typical weekend destination that sees groups of people coming in for some fun. What makes Party Cove unique is that the people tie up their boats together to create the cove like structure. It’s a typical party atmosphere with food, drinks, swimming, music and much more.

Fishing

Being a lake, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. Lewisville Lake is a great location for fishing. You can find a wide variety of fish here such as the Spotted Bass, White Crappie, White Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Blue & Channel Catfish etc.

The Largemouth Bass is a popular variety here as well as the Hybrid Striped Bass. If you do not have a boat, you can make use of the fishing barge at Lake Park to reach the best fishing spots.

Golfing

When it comes to recreation, there are few things that compete with a good game of golf. Lewisville Lake has that on the list as well. For instance, The Lakes at Castle Hills is a good golf course to check out. It’s a semi-private club that offers great service. Plus, the course itself is in great shape and teeing off has been voted as a very pleasurable experience here.

Camping

There are a lot of camp sites on Lewisville Lake. If you’re looking for some fresh air and outdoor experience, then you should definitely give these campsites a try. Some of the good ones include Lake Park Campgrounds, Sycamore Bend Park Campgrounds, and Pilot Knoll Campgrounds.