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January 2018
January 4, 2018

2018 Cherokee County Master Gardener Training
9:00am - Noon
Cherokee County Extension Office
165 East 6th Street
Rusk, Texas

Learn about all elements of plant growth, from the ground up. Use this knowledge to give back to your community. The 2018 Master Gardener Training class starts on Thursday, January 4th, with classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am-noon, January through March of 2018. Call the Extension office at 903-683-5416 for more information.

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January 7, 2018

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza
Bella Sera Ranch
Palestine, Texas

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January 11, 2018

The Doobie Brothers
Braithwaite Series Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Doobie Brothers website

January 11, 2018

34th Annual Economic Outlook luncheon
Sponsored by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
11:30am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Economist Dr. Ray Perryman
Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center
1607 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas

details at the Chamber's website or phone 903.596.0106

January 12, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Public Library
11:30am
Tyler, Texas

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January 17, 2018

Project Save A Mouth (PSAM) Community Healthcare Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Surgical Arts
2550 Elkton Trail
Tyler, TX 75703

PSAM brings together a united coalition of healthcare professionals, community organizations and leaders, and schools to educate the public about best oral hygiene practices. We can help Tyler residents prevent serious health complications, giving them better and healthier lives.

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January 18, 2018

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Cinderalla on Broadway website

January 21, 2018

Cinderella
2:00pm
Angelina Arts Alliance
3500 South First Street
Lufkin, Texas

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January 21, 2018

Wiley College A Cappella Choir
Whatley Center for Performing Arts
Northeast Texas Community College
2886 FM 1735
2:30pm
Mt. Pleasant, Texas

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January 24, 2018

North East Texas Cattleman's Conference
Carrroll Green Civic Center
602 South McAllister Street
Quitman, Texas

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January 26-28, 2018

22nd Annual Gemstone and Jewelry Show
9:00am
Tyler Rose Garden Center

January 26-28, 2018

East Texas Boat & RV Show
Maude Cobb Convention Center
Longview, Texas

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January 27, 2018

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
Presents: Larry  Gatlin
7:30pm
Crockett Civic Center
Crockett, Texas

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January 28, 2018

3rd Annual Six Leg Fun Run and 5K
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Front Street Plaza
Downtown Texarkana

Four dog legs and two human legs! Sponsored by Shelby's P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Worth Saving). The event includes a 5K race, 1 mile fun walk/run, onsite veterinarians, animal rescues & trainers, food vendors, and photography. Fun events for the kids will include a pet costume contest, face painting, & more!  

Benefiting the Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana, and a pet adoption trailer for Texarkana.

details at www.SixLegFunRun.com and on Facebook

January 31, 2018

John Conlee in Concert
7:00pm
Liberty Hall
Tyler, Texas

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February 2018
February, 2018

Mardi Gras ... Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras parades and events in Texas in 2018

Texas 2018 Mardi Gras Parades & Events

February 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - February Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

February 3, 2018

Bach Piano Festival Concert
Van Cliburn Auditoriuim
7:00pm
Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center
Kilgore College
Kilgore, Texas

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February 3, 2018

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

February 3, 2018

Corks and Forks
206 Grosebeck
Lufkin, Texas

This annual downtown tasting event, sponsored by Brookshire Brothers, is a night to remember. Lufkin's finest chefs and caterers showcase their tastiest appetizers and desserts paired with great wine, Champagne, and beer.

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February 3, 2018

Windborne's the Music of Journey
Perot Theater
7:30pm
Texarkana, Texas

Experience the music of one of the greatest anthem bands of all time! Hear a 50-piece orchestra, full rock band and iconic hits including Don't Stop Believin', Faithfully and Any Way You Want It.

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February 9, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Public Library
11:30am
Tyler, Texas

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February 9-11, 2018

2018 Home and Design Show
Sponsored by the East Texas Builders Association
Maude Cobb Convention Center
Longview, Texas

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February 10, 2018

4th Annual Mardi Gras / Gumbo Cook-Off
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Downtown
Henderson , Texas

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February 10, 2018

Bach to the Future
With Chad Burrow
Longview Symphony
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
7:00pm
Longview, Texas

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February 12, 2018

East Texas Symphonic Band
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
10:00am, 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Longview, Texas

details at The Belcher Center website

February 12, 2018

Million Dollar Quartet ... Smash hit Broadway musical
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras ... Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras parades and events in Texas in 2018

Texas 2018 Mardi Gras Parades & Events

February 13, 2018

Jordan World Circus
Shows at 4:30pm and 7:30pm
Oil Palace
Tyler, Texas

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February 16-18, 2018

2018 East Texas Auto and Cycle Show
Benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

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February 17, 2018

Handmade Artisan Market
10:00am
Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center

February 17, 2018

CBR Bull Bash
7:00pm
Angelina Expo Center
1200 Ellen trout Drive
Lufkin, Texas

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February 17, 2018

2018 East Texas Historical Society Spring Symposium
The History Center
10:00am
102 North Temple
Diboll, Texas

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February 18, 2018

11th Annual Run the Line
Texarkana, Texas

Run the Line is a unique opportunity to run a single race that not only takes place in two states, Texas and Arkansas, but that actually includes a portion where you run right down the state line.

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February 22-24, 2018

7th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival
Historic Fredomia Hotel
Downtown, Nacogdoches, Texas

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February 24, 2018

2018 Tyler Heart Ball
Hosted by the American Heart Association of East Texas
Cascades Country Club
4511 Briarwood Road
Tyler, Texas

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February 24, 2018

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
Presents: The Guess Who
7:30pm
Crockett Civic Center
Crockett, Texas

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February 27, 2018

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Bach to Bowie)
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Complexions Dance website

March 2018
March 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - March Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

March 2-4, 2018

Marsh Fest
Winnie Stowell Park
Winnie, Texas

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March 2-4, 2018

Zonta Antique Show and Sale
Maude Cobb Convention Center
Longview, Texas

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March 3, 2018

Mann Conducts: Berg, Rodrigo and Beethoven
Perot Theater
7:30pm
Texarkana, Texas

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March 3, 2018

2018 FRESH 15
1K, 5K and 15K Races

FRESH by Brookshires
6991 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Runners journey through South Tyler and the beautiful Hollytree Country Club.

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March 6, 2018

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
Presents: The Great Gatsby
7:30pm
Crockett Civic Center
Crockett, Texas

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March 6, 2018

Motown the Musical
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Motown the Musical website

March 8, 2018

Kilgore College Wind Symphony Concert
Dodson Auditoriuim
7:30pm
Kilgore College
Kilgore, Texas

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March 9, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Public Library
11:30am
Tyler, Texas

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March 9, 2018

Alice in Wonderland
10:00am and 12:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and National Players website

March 10, 2018

The Symphony of Southeast Texas
Spectrum, the Motown Men
Julie Rogers Theatre
7:30pm
765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, Texas

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March 13-18, 2018

Nederland Heritage Festival
Nederland , Texas

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March 16 - April 1, 2018

59th Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
Tyler, Texas

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March 19-24, 2018

Henderson County Livestock Show
Henderson County Fair Park Complex
Athens, Texas

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March 21-25, 2018

Mud Nationals 2018
Mud Creek Off-Road Park
Jacksonville , Texas

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March 22- April 1, 2018

South Texas State Fair & Rodeo
Ford Park Event Center
5115 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, Texas

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the School Art, Quilt and Photo Show. There's a Livestock & Poultry Show as well as a Youth Animal Auction, Kids Fun Zone and more.

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March 23, 2018

Lee Greenwood
Whatley Center for Performing Arts
Northeast Texas Community College
2886 FM 1735
7:30pm
Mt. Pleasant, Texas

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March 23-24, 2018

37th Annual Tyler Quilt Show
Theme: "Cozy in the Cabin"
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

The show features over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, numerous demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction, and a raffle quilt.  Proceeds benefit local charities that serve women and children.

March 23-25,
March 30 - April 1, & April 6-8, 2018

Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration
Palestine, Texas

March 23-25, 2018

Spirit of Texas Festival
10:00am and 8:00pm
1015 Colgate Drive
College Station, Texas 77840

FREE 3 DAY FAMILY-FUN Event benefitting local charities. BBQ Cookoff, Car Show, motorbike show, trading market and much more!

details at www.SotFair.com

March 24, 2018

17th Annual Tyler Azalea 10K Run
7:45am
Bergfeld Park
1510 South College Avenue
Tyler, Texas

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March 27, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Azalea District
9:00am - Noon
Tyler, Texas

Join the Smith County Environmental Education Horticulture Committee on Tuesday, March 27, from 9-12 as we tour the beautiful and prestigious Azalea District garden of Guy and Joan Pyron.  The tour will be led by Smith County Horticulture Agent, Greg Grant, and former Smith County Horticulture Agent, Keith Hansen, and will focus on outstanding landscape plants for East Texas gardens.

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March 28-29, 2018

Azalea Trail Arts & Crafts Fair
March 28th 10 am to 6 pm
March 29th 10 am to 5 pm
Bergfeld Park
Tyler , Texas

More than 90 vendors and a Kid's Zone will be a part of this year's Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair in Bergfeld Park. Only handcrafted items will be sold. Entertainment starting at 10 a.m and Concert at 4 p.m. on March 28. Free admission. Kid's Zone and concessions for a fee. 

March 29 - April 1, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - April Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April 2018
April 3, 2018

34th Annual Taste of Tyler
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Harvey Convention Center
2000 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas

April 3, 2018

Kimberly Guilfoyle
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Kimberly Guilfoyle website

April 7, 2018

The Symphony of Southeast Texas
Javelins, Cannons and Glory
Julie Rogers Theatre
7:30pm
765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, Texas

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April 7, 2018

Symphonic Impressions
Perot Theater
7:30pm
Texarkana, Texas

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April 7, 2018

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Foraging with Merriwether
9 am - 12:30 pm / 1 pm - 4:30 pm
1649 State HWY 21
West Alto, TX 75925

$50.00 admission fee per person. The class is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Ample parking provided. Be prepared to hike. We recommend closed toe shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, notepad & pencil.

details at www.VisitCaddoMounds.com

April 7, 2018

7th Annual Tyler Run for Autism
1 Mile, 5K and Half-Marathon Runs

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April 9, 2018

East Texas Symphonic Band
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
7:30pm
Longview, Texas

details at The Belcher Center website

April 12-14, 2018

Children's Clothing Consignment (CCC) Sale
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

The CCC Sale puts the best consignment resale shopping under one roof. Currently, over 1,000 East Texas families bring their gently used children’s and maternity clothing as well as shoes, equipment, baby furniture, outside playground equipment, nursery and maternity items, books, software, videos, toys, furniture and home decor to sell. We offer over 30,000 sq. ft. of space and 3 days of shopping featuring a presale for our volunteers and sellers and a half price sale on the last day.

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April 13, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Public Library
11:30am
Tyler, Texas

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April 13-14, 2018

Mineola League of the Arts
Annual Fine Art show
200 West Blair Street
Mineola, Texas

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April 13-22, 2018

The 1836 Chuckwagon Race
Diamond B Ranch (near Neches, Texas)
11589 FM321
Palestine, Texas 75803

Activities include trail rides, dutch oven cook’n classes, cowboy poetry, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, bull whip demonstrations, horse auction, wagon race calcutta, barn dances, live music, cowboy church and much more!

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April 14, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Spring Gardening Conference
9:00am - Noon
The Hub, 337 East Ferguson
Tyler, Texas

The Smith County Environmental Education Horticulture Committee is sponsoring a Spring Gardening Conference on Saturday, April 14, from 9-12, at The Hub, 337 East Ferguson in downtown Tyler.  Speakers include Greg Grant, Smith County Horticulture Agent, Texas A&M Extension Service, and Bob Byers, Director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  They will cover basic landscape design and principles for creating beautiful gardens.

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April 14, 2018

Caddo Culture Day
10 am - 3 pm
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State Hwy 21 west
Alto, Texas

The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event.   Come and experience Caddo history and culture through a variety of activities, including performances of Caddo Indian music and dance. Try your hand at making stone tools and throwing the atlatl. Enjoy Indian tacos, guided tours, Native American jewelry, beadwork, and other presentations and exhibits. Cameras are permitted and lawn chairs are encouraged. Activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun for all ages! Free admission, donations to the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc. is appreciated.

Information: 936.858.3218, or on the web at www.VisitCaddoMounds.com

April 15, 2018

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza
Hilton Garden Inn
Longview, Texas

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April 15 - May 30, 2018

Rust County Wildflower Trails Self-Driving Tour
Henderson, Texas

Guide yourself through historic Rusk County on three wildflower trails.  The trail itineraries will provide a scenic view of the beautiful wildflowers and also informative views of Rusk County and its historic past.

For the self driving map brochure contact the Tourism Department of the City of Henderson at 903-657-6551 Ext 238  

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April 20-21, 2018

28th Annual Longview PRCA Rodeo
Longview Rodeo Arena
100 Grand Boulevard
Longview, Texas

details at www.LongviewRodeo.com

April 20-21, 2018

Piney  Woods Quilt Festival
Carthage Civic Center
1702 S. Adams Street
Carthage, Texas

The 15th annual Piney Woods Quilt Festival, hosted by Carthage Main Street, the Panola Squares Quilt Club, and the Busy Quilters Guild of Panola County. The show is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 – 4:00pm on Saturday. The event provides an opportunity for local and area clubs to highlight the growing interest in the skill and artistry of quilting. 

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April 20-21, 2018

Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show
Rusk County Youth Expo Center
3303 FM123 Wesr
Henderson, Texas

This 3 night event starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday night.

Show events include:  Small engine displays, corn grinding, horse drawn equipment, tractor games, saw mill demo, rope making, hay baling, antique tools, tractor race, tractor parade and a tractor pull.

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April 21, 2018

Moscow Festival Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Perot Theater
3rd and Main Street
7:30pm
Texarkana, Texas

The classic fairy tale comes to life through Russian ballet beautifully choreographed to the world famous score by Tchaikovsky.  Sponsored in part by Texarkana Community Ballet. 

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April 21, 2018

All that Jazz!
With Ning An
Longview Symphony
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
7:00pm
Longview, Texas

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April 21, 2018

6th Annual Earth Day Flotilla
Sponsored by the Cypress Basin Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists

Launch your canoe or kayak on one of three paddling trails that leave from Shady Glade Resort Uncertain, Texas, on the shores of Caddo Lake, in northeast Texas. For more information contact the Cypress Basin Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist: 903-672-5524, 903-736-3063, 903-679-9817

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April 21, 2018

The Wizard of Oz
Braithwaite Series Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

April 21-22, 2018

April in Edom
Edom, Texas

April 21-22, 2018

33rd Annual East Texas Gusher Days
Gladewater, Texas

April 27-28, 2018

2018 Quilt Show: Carnival of Quilters
The CR Legacy Event Center
2205 W. Main (Highway 334)
Gun Barrel City, Texas

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April 28, 2018

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
Presents: Wynonna & the Big Noisee
7:30pm
Crockett Civic Center
Crockett, Texas

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May 2018
May 3-6, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - May Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

May 5, 2018

2018 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
Noon - 11:30pm
Downtown
Tyler, Texas

Sample smoked meats from 25 of Texas' most celebrated barbecue joints and stay for a five-act concert featuring the biggest names in Texas and Red Dirt Music.

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May 10, 2018

Celtic Woman
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Celtic Woman website

May 11, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Libary
Tyler Public Library
11:30am
Tyler, Texas

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May 17-19, 2018

Tops in Texas Rodeo
Jacksonville, Texas

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May 31 - June 3, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - June Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

June 2018
June 2, 2018

Spindletop Spin Bicycle Ride
Beaumont, Texas

The Spindletop Spin annual bike ride draws over a thousand cyclists to Beaumon. Riders can choose from four distances - 13, 29, 52 and 106 miles - with each route traveling through historic and scenic areas in Beaumont. The fully supported ride is organized by the Jefferson County Bar Association in honor of the late Judge Tom Mulvaney.

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June 2, 2018

2nd Annual Blueberry & Bluegrass Festival
10:00am - 7:00pm
Angel Gardens
1120 East Williford
Kountze, Texas

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June 8-9, 2018

Blueberry Festival of Quilts
Sponsored by Nacogdoches Quilters Guild
June 8 - 10 AM to 5 PM
June 9 - 9 AM to 4 PM
Fredonia Hill Baptist Church
1711 South Street
Nacogdoches, Texas

Featuring a judged show, raffled quilt, demos, vendors, displays, a silent auction, a country store, and gift baskets

phone (936) 615-0095
email mail@nacquilters.org

June 9, 2018

Tomato Fest
Jacksonville, Texas

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June 16, 2018

31st Annual Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala
7:00pm
Texas Rose Horse Park / Brunson equestrian Center
14078 State Highway 110 North
Tyler, Texas

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

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June 23, 2018

2018 East Texas Taco Fest
11:00am - 11:00pm
Old Harrison County Courthouse
Marshall, Texas

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June 28 - July 1, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - July Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

June 30, 2018

Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show
Cedar Creek Reservoir

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July 2018
July 4, 2018

Independence Day

July 20-22, 2018

2018 Paris Balloon & Music Festival
Paris, Texas

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July 27-29, 2018

Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview, Texas

August 2018
August 2-5, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - August Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

August 11-12, 2018

163rd Annual East Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention
Henderson Civic Center
1500 Lake Forest Parkway
Henderson , Texas

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August 16, 2018

The Bellamy Brothers
7:00pm
Liberty Hall
Tyler, Texas

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August 30 - September 2, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - September Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

September 2018
September 7-15, 2018

Gregg County Fair & Exposition
Longview, Texas

September 21-30, 2018

East Texas State Fair
Tyler, Texas

September 27-30, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - October Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

October 2018
October 12-14, 2018

Rusk County PRCA Rodeo
Rusk County Youth Expo Center
3303 FM123 Wesr
Henderson, Texas

This 3 night event starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday night.

Events include: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling and Barrel Racing.  There will also be the calf scramble and sheep chase for the kiddos each night!

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October 18-21, 2018

85th Texas Rose Festival
Tyler , Texas

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October 19, 2018

Texas Rose Festival
Queen's Coronation
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

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October 20, 2018

Texas Rose Festival Parade
Tyler , Texas

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November 2018
November 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - November Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

November 29 - December 2, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - December Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

December 2018

2018 East Texas Christmas parades and festivals

December 2, 2018

2018 Tyler Half Marathon and 5K
TB Butler Fountain Square
Half Marathon - 7:30am
5K - 7:45am
Tyler, Texas

Runners will traverse through downtown Tyler on their way to some of the most picturesque residential neighborhoods in the Rose City before returning to TB Butler Fountain Square for the finish.

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