• Special Events


  • Taste of Grand Prairie

    We invite you to experience the best of our community!  This year, we are moving the party to Main Street, on Saturday, October 15th.  Come out to enjoy the Farmers Market, the "Pink Out" Stroll with the Mayor at the Farmers Market, and then head on over to the Taste, in front of Grand Prairie City Hall, for more fun!

    The focus of this partnership event with the City of Grand Prairie is to highlight and promote local businesses, both community and chamber wide. Our purpose is to educate the community about local companies and the many products and services available to them, as well as to provide exhibitors with an additional marketing tool with which to promote their products and broaden their customer base.

    Booths and a variety of other marketing opportunities are available!

    Enjoy over 70 exhibitors that will be showcasing and providing samples of the BEST they have to offer!

    Free entry - vendors will offer "$2 Tastes" - so you can pick and choose your favorites!  Look for the booth signs to find those offering $2 Tastes!

    There are many booths where you can taste great food and a wide variety of drinks. Don't miss out! This is definitely a family-friendly event!

    Hours of Operation:
    11 am to 4 PM


    Pick up a vendor packet here: Vendor Packet/Application

    For more information as this event nears, call 972-264-1558.


  • Community Awards

    The Community Awards is normally held in January of each year,  and is a celebration of participation in the Chamber and the community.  Typically, the event has had a movie theme, as selected by the outgoing Chairman of the Board.

    The nominees are then voted upon by past winners from the respective categories and the current Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Winners receive awards at the Community Awards dinner, which is open to the community as a whole (not restricted to Chamber members).  High visibility sponsorships are available for this event for marketing, as well as individual tickets, and full tables when the event is held in person.

    Watch the 2021 Community Awards, aired February 27, 2022 on our YouTube Channel!

    This year's winners:

    Citizen of the Year: Dr. Amber Townsend, GPISD
    Woman of  the Year: Amy Sprinkles
    Man of the  Year: Officer Marc Taddonio
    Public Servant of the Year: Officer Takesha Dye
    Small Business of the Year: Dr. Janelle Bicknell
    Chamber Member of the Year: GPISD
    Volunteer of the Year: Charles Luckert
    Member of the Year: Prudence Mathis
    Non-Profit of the Year: Lifeline for Families
    Corporation of the Year: Asia Times Square
    Ambassador of the Year: Barry Sanders
    Chamber Wonderwoman: Gaby de Briones
    Chamber Superman: Alex Cano
    Director of the Year: Barry Sanders
    Chairman’s Selection Director: Buddy Bridges
  • State of the City

    The State of the City is an event in which the Mayor of Grand Prairie addresses citizens on the current year, as well as events important to Grand Prairie in the year to come.   This is a fantastic evening event, historically held at the Ruthe Jackson Center, and has been sold out in the past. Individual tickets as well as full tables, are available.

    This event also features a silent auction, with a wide array of items.  Chamber members can donate items for the auction, and it provides further visibility and another great marketing opportunity, exclusive to Chamber members.

    Tickets and sponsorships are available!  

  • Golf Classic

    The Golf Classic takes place in May, historically at Tangle Ridge Golf Course.  The event starts early in the day with registration and breakfast, and the Mayor joins us for the shotgun start.  Give aways, raffle tickets and special events at selected holes, followed up with a lunch and awards at the conclusion of the day.  This event is open to members and non-members, alike.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available to members and include hole sponsorships, either shared or exclusive, drink cart sponsors, as well as breakfast and lunch sponsors.

    2022's Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 13th! Stay tuned for sponsorship and team registration information!



  • Candidates Forum

    The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce assembles a "Candidates Forum" annually to provide a venue to hear the upcoming political and school board candidates present their answers on questions posed live.

    Join us in May 2022 as we present the 2022 Candidate's Forum!


  • Life and Business on High Heels

    This is a newer, annual panel-event focused on the journeys and successes women in business.  The Chamber brings in local, well-known panelists as they share personal insight to our Chamber audience and field questions.  

    2022's Life and Business on High Heels will start with 4 business boot camps spread across January, and February, culminating in a brunch in March.  Date and location to be announced!

    This is a MUST for any business person, sponsorships and business table opportunities are available!

  • Striking Up Business

    Striking Up Business is the Chamber's annual bowling event, designed for fun and networking.  Members can register as either teams of three or individuals.  Historically, this event has taken place at Forum Bowl, in the heart of Grand Prairie, and has the marketing opportunity of "Presenting Sponsor" available.  Whether you're a great bowler or just coming out to network and have a laugh, join us and maybe you'll even take home a trophy!



  • Pictures with Santa at Prairie Lights

    The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, as a guest to the City of Grand Prairie's Parks and Recreation Prairie Lights event, provides visits and photos with Santa Claus at the big tent at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake.

    Photos with Santa is manned by Chamber staff, the Board of Directors and student volunteers.  Sponsorship opportunities are available, including envelope sponsor, for envelopes in which photos are sold to visitors. 

    This is a magical event, which starts on Thanksgiving evening, and concludes on December 23rd and is a tradition for many families who have come to see Santa at the Chamber's Pictures with Santa for years.  The Chamber treats this as a special opportunity to provide a fantastic service along side the stellar customer service modeled by the City of Grand Prairie's Parks and Recreation.

    For more information on Prairie Lights as this event approaches, visit: https://prairielights.org/

  • Pictures with Santa at Trader's Village

    Pictures with Santa at Trader's Village takes place under the big red canopy on weekends, beginning after Thanksgiving, concluding the weekend before Christmas.  This event is graciously hosted by Trader's Village.

    This event is staffed by Chamber staff and volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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