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April 2018
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
Pollard UMC
3030 New Copeland Road
Tyler, Texas

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April 7, 2018

Great Tyler Cleanup
9:00am
Southside Park
Tyler, Texas

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April 7, 2018

Dodgeball Tournament
Sponsored by the Leadership Henderson Class of 2018
Henderson Middle School Gym
501 Richardson Drive
Henderson, Texas
10:00am - 4:00pm

This event is being hosted to help raise money for the Rusk County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the event as well.  There will be lots of community departments and leaders competing against each other, so this is a great way for the community to get to know each other. 

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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

Recycling East Texas since 2002. The CCC Sale is where over 1,400 East Texas families come together and sell their gently used, no longer needed items. Clothes, toys, books, furniture, home decor, outdoor play equipment, and bikes are just a few of the things you will find at the CCC Sale. At 50-90% of retail, it's the best way to save money and make money as you clothe your family. Come join us.

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.

Admission is FREE and the doors open at 9am daily. Cash, credit,(visa/mastercard) and debit cards are accepted.

details at CCCsale.com or on Facebook

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

14th Annual Gallatin Gopherfest
Gallatin Community Center Grounds
Gallatin , Texas

For more information or to make booth reservations, phone 903.721.7952, or send email to the City of Gallatin

April 14, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Library
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 19, 2018

20th Annual Taste of Jacksonville
Sponsored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville High School Cafeteria
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Jacksonville, Texas

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 20-22, 2018

Vintage Market Days of East Texas
Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center
3805 NW Stallings
Nacogdoches, Texas

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April 21, 2018

Texas Treasure Cultural Heritage Festival
City of San Augustine Main Street Program
Downtown Square
San Augustine, Texas

Celebrate Texas "Firsts" in the Texas Historical Commissions National Register Commercial Historic District of downtown San Augustine! This day will recognize the historical significance of different cultures to San Augustine as far back as more than 300 years with the establishment of the 1717 Mission Dolores. There will be vendors, reenactments, food, music, and demonstrations.

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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

Evening at the Castle Fundraising Event
Benefiting HOPE
Castle on the Lake at Lake Jacksonville
9110 US Highway 79 West
Jacksonville, Texas

This event is held every two years at the beautiful Castle on the Lake event center, located on Lake Jacksonville. It raises money to support the ongoing operation of H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment). The event includes a Live Auction; Silent Auction; Dinner and Dancing. Also the very popular Surprise Boxes can be purchased by guest at the event. The boxes contain donated items valued at $35 but one surprise box will contain a very special item of a much larger value. New this year, guests will be treated to a spectacular firework display over the lake at the end of the Live Auction. 

details on the Hope Center website or on Facebook

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, 2018

Outdoor Art Fair
J Boyd Studio Gallery
570 Highway 37S
Mount Vernon, Texas

Open to vendors with quality paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, hand built and wheel thrown, sculpture, handcrafted jewelry ... no commercially produced items.

details at Facebook

April 21-22, 2018

April in Edom
Edom, Texas

April 21-22, 2018

33rd Annual East Texas Gusher Days
Gladewater, Texas

April 24, 2018

Call Her Blessed, featuring author and actress Nicole Johnson
Sponsored by Christian Homes & Family Services
11:30am
CrossWalk Center
1607 Troup Highway

Tyler, Texas

More information on the web, or call 903.509.0558 to register or online at Eventbrite

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

Tatum Pecan Pie Festival
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tatum High School
600 Crystal Farms Road
Tatum, 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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April 28, 2018

Safe Haven Equine Rescue
Open House - National Help a Horse Day
10:00am - 2:00pm
4994 FM 2088
Gilmer, Texas 75644

Come listen to great music, meet the horses, lunch available for donation, see the rescue trailer/equipment, and more at Safe Haven Equine Rescue.

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April 28, 2018

Longview Wine Festival
Benefiting the East Texas Alzheimer's Alliance
Noon to 7:00pm
The Green, Spur 63 and Highway 31
Longview, Texas

Come sip fantastic wine, listen to live music, and enjoy a beautiful setting during the Longview Wine Festival on Saturday, April 28. The wine festival benefiting the East Texas Alzheimers Alliance will be held in Longview’s newest outdoor event venue “The Green” featuring art installations, walking trails, and environmental educational areas.

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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 12, 2018

East Texas Salute
8:00am - 3:00pm
American Freedom Museum
The Brookhill School
Bullard, Texas

The annual East Texas Salute honors Vietnam Veterans! Bring your family for the day and enjoy 50+ military vehicles on display, classic car show, firepower demo, live music, Vietnam Wall, flyover and more!

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May 12, 2018

20th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure
Bergfeld Park
Tyler, Texas

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May 17-19, 2018

Tops in Texas Rodeo
Jacksonville, Texas

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May 19, 2018

Butterfly Release
Sponsored by the Compassionate Friends of Tyler
1:00pm
The Childrens Park
Tyler, Texas

Butterflies will be released in memory of all our children at the 2018 Compassionate Friends Butterfly Release. The setting for this uplifting and peaceful event will be at The Children's Park, corner of Dobbs and Broadway in Tyler.

Live butterflies are for sale for $10 each and must be reserved in plenty of time for ordering. Please send your check and reservation information to TCF at P.O. Box 9714, Tyler, Texas 75711. Reserved butterflies will be picked up for release the day of the event.

details at www.TylerTCF.org

May 19, 2018

5th Annual Shoot'n for the Starr
6S Ranch
8159 County Road 313 W
Lindale, TX 75771

Registration at 8:00am

This Sporting Clay shoot is an annual fundraiser for Starr Masonic Lodge No. 118 in Winona, Texas. The funds raised from this event help us fund two $1000 scholarships each year as well as other Lodge activities. We give away 4 guns at this event and they are only available to registered shooters. The drawings are held like a raffle to randomize the prize give aways. Last year the lowest score of the day went home with a new gun. Lunch is also included with your registration fee.

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May 21, 2018

The East Texas Symphonic Band
Pops in the Park Concert
7:00pm
Teague Park
Longview, Texas

Free admission

May 23, 2018

Winnsboro Memorial 5K/10K
Winnsboro, Texas

This race will begin a day of celebration with a 5k or 10k run, followed by festivities in the charming and hidden gem that is Winnsboro, Texas! The run will begin and end downtown where you can participate in the Taste of Winnsboro and Farmers' Market before heading to the Civic Center to observe and honor our veterans with an American Legion Patriotic celebration after the opening of the pool with hot dogs and hamburgers. 

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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 6-9, 2018

2018 Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo
Sponsored by the Gladewater Round-Up Association
Gladewater, Texas

Four great nights of action featuring Xtreme Bulls (Wednesday, June 6th) wild broncos, bull riding, roping, barrel racing, and rodeo clowns. Plus, there’s Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scrambles for the kids. 

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June 7-9, 2018

Sharon Shriners will be hosting the 2018 Texas Shrine Association Annual Convention in Tyler on June 7, 8, & 9, 2018.

 There will be a market in Harvey Hall, Competitions on the Fair Grounds as well as at UT Tyler.  All competitions and the market will be open to the public. The weekend will conclude with a parade at/around the fair grounds in Tyler.

As more information is released it will be on the TSA 2018 tab at www.SharonShriners.com

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 22-23, 2018

10th Annual Tyler Coin Show
Sponsored by the Tyler Coin Club
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

Free admission

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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

September 29, 2018

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
The Village at Cumberland Park
8926 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, Texas

ZERO is proud to partner with Urology Tyler, PA to end prostate cancer. The 2018 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Tyler features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Run/walk participants will receive shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.

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October 2018
October 5-6, 2018

Patriot Sporting Challenge's Lake Fork Classic
Shoot, Golf and Fish

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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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