Tyler & East Texas Event Calendar for 2020


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Our Tyler Texas calendar lists selected festivals, conventions, conferences, shows, expos, fairs, art shows, parades, and other events.

The calendar focuses on long-standing events and those with widespread appeal and interest across Tyler and East Texas.

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January, 2020
January 16, 2020

26th Annual Business 2 Business Expo
Sponsoted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

January 24-26, 2020

24th Annual Gemstone and Jewelry Show

 

24th Annual Gemstone and Jewelry Show
Sponsored by the East Texas Gem and Mineral Society (ETGMS)
Tyler Rose Garden Center
420 South Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas

Show Hours: Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm

The event features jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils along with club member's display cases, a fluorescent room, and demonstrations. Dealer's booths supply a variety of jewelry, lapidary and earth science related products. Minerals specimens, geode cracking, dinosaur bone and meteorites are also favored attractions. Again this year is the famous “Rock Food Table.”

Raffle and Grand Prizes tickets are available for purchase all three days with final drawings held Sunday after the show closes. Displays, demonstrations, vendors, and dealers are available all three days.

ETGMS is an educational, non-profit organization that formed in 1956.

details on the web or phone 903.646.3189

January 24-26, 2020

 

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

The Boat & RV Show is the largest boat and travel show in Texas east of I-35.

details

January 25, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Brahms' First Piano Concerto
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Brahms' first piano concerto is an epic tour de force for both pianist and orchestra and considered to be one of the most physically demanding pieces in the piano repertory. 

details at www.ETSO.org

January 30, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Rita Moreno
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

From her break-out role as Anita in West Side Story, Moreno landed an Oscar. Decades later, as one of only three Americans to receive a Peabody ® , Emmy ® , Grammy ® , Oscar ® , and Tony Award ® , Rita Moreno remains one of the busiest stars in show business. Most recently, she starred in the critically-acclaimed Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix.

Prior to that, Rita appeared in guest-starring roles in primetime TV series such as, “Getting On,” “Jane The Virgin,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Grace and Frankie.” Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American Culture and was honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

details at the Cowan Center website

Janury 31 - February 2, 2020

Battle at Mill Creek
Canton - Civil War Reenactment Weekend
Canton, Texas

details

February, 2020

February 6, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

STOMP
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

details at the Cowan Center website

February 8, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

February 13-14, 2020

 

East Texas Men in Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Annual Singing Valentines
Deliveries will be on Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th

details

February 16, 2020

Longview Symphony Orchestra

An Evening of Romance Concert
Presented by the Longview Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
906 Padon Street 
Longview, Texas

Spend Valentine's Day weekend with two Divas and Maestro Steichen at the Steinway, singing of love and romance. Introducing Metropolitan Opera sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. 

details at www.LongviewSymphony.org or phone 903.236.9739

February 20, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

The Pointer Sisters
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

The Pointer Sisters rose from singing at their father's church to achieving worldwide fame – securing a place in pop music history. After their first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour , critics called The Pointer Sisters " the most exciting thing to hit show business in years ." The group boasts countless U.S. top 20 hits including “ Slow Hand ,” “ 'Jump (For My Love) ,” “I’m So Excited,” and “ Fire .”

The group has been showered with accolades and awards including three Grammys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

details at the Cowan Center website

February 21, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters - "Pushing the Limits" World Tour
7:00pm
Herrington Patriot Center
3900 University Boulevard
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

details

February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras in Texas in 2020

Mardi Gras in Texas 2020

February 27, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Cuentos Performed by David Gonzales
10:00am and 12:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children.

Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Solid entertainment and a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture.

details at the Cowan Center website

February 27 - March 1, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - March Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

February 29, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Cirque Éloize Hotel
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Cirque Éloize Hotel is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged! Let acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance of only the greatest hotels.

details at the Cowan Center website

March, 2020

March 7, 2020

7th Annual FRESH 15

7th Annual FRESH 15
FRESH by Brookshires
6991 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Includes 15K, 5K and Lil' FRESHie 1K for ages 12 and under

There will be a staggered start for easier traffic flow. Due to parking constraints and road closures, all runners should line up by 7am in the corral according to the projected finish time.

5am-6:30am: Packet Pickup & New Registration
6:15am: Zumba Warm-Up
6:45m: National Anthem
6:50am: Invocation
7am: 15K & 5K (Staggered Start)
9am: Awards Ceremony
9:30am: Lil’ FRESHie 1K Start
10am-11:30am: Post-Race Party

details at bgcracing.com and on Facebook

March 14, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

March 14, 2020

32nd Annual Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour
Tyler, Texas

details

March 20 - April 5, 2020

Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
Tyler, Texas

2020 Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

March 26, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

details at the Cowan Center website

March 27-28, 2020

Tyler Quilt Show
Harvey Hall Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

East Texas Quilting

March 28, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie fantastique
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Symphony fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un artiste en cinq parties (An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) tells the story of an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself in the depths of despair because of hopeless, unrequited love.

Yoav Talmi, guest conductor.

details at www.ETSO.org

April, 2020

April 2, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Menopause The Musical – Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

The Musical ® - COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more!

This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!® (Adult Humor)

details at the Cowan Center website

April 2-5, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - April Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April 9, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

2020 Easter Sunday in Tyler Texas

April 14, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Carly Fiorina
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

A true leader, Carly Fiorina is a passionate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership. Starting out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business, she eventually became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company.

Recruited to lead HP in 1999, Carly’s leadership lifted HP to become the 11th largest company in the U.S. With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Carly co-founded the One-Woman Initiative to engage and empower women in Pakistan, Egypt, India and the Philippines. Carly was appointed by President Bush and CIA Director Michael Hayden to serve as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board of the CIA after 9/11.

In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President. Running as a political outsider, she spoke about empowering and engaging citizens to take back government from a political ruling class that has failed to deliver results.

details at the Cowan Center website

April 16-18, 2020

Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair
8:00am - 6:00pm
2004 Broussard Street
Tyler, Texas

Thousands of New and Used Books at Bargain Prices. Customers and Allied Health Scholarship Students benefit!

details

April 17-18, 2020

East Texas Gusher Days
Gladewater, Texas

details

April 17-18, 2020

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

The 17th Annual Piney Woods Quilt Festival, hosted by Carthage Main Street, the Panola Squares Quilt Club, and the Busy Quilters Guild of Panola County is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Admission is $5.00.

details

April 17-19, 2020

20th Annual Outlaw Nationals Car Show 
The Phoenix Foundation
Downtown Jefferson, Texas

Each year in April we host the longest running car show in Jefferson Texas. In fact it is our 20th year and we are still roaring into the future.

We are going to have Karaoke on Friday night. Saturday there will be live entertainment and a live auction. Awards will be given on Saturday before the auction. Live band to follow.

It will be a great time! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

details

April 18, 2020

The Diva Du - Duathlon and 5K run

The Diva Du - Duathlon and 5K run
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
7:30am
Kiepersol Winery and Distillery
Bullard, Texas

The Diva Du is East Texas' first and only exclusively women's event. We are offering a Sprint and Olympic distance in addition to relay teams and a 5k for those who want to join the fun without a bike involved!

details at itri365.com and active.com

April 24, 2020

Letourneau University Belcher Center

Disney's A Dream Is A Wish Concert
Presented by the Longview Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Letourneau University Belcher Center
2100 S. Mobberly Avenue 
Longview, Texas

Your favorite mouse is coming to Longview! Disney In Concert: A Dream is a Wish transports audiences into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. Join us as we awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. 

details at www.LongviewSymphony.org or phone 903.236.9739

April 25, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

The Creation
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Building on the tradition of presenting choral masterworks (including Brahms' Requiem and Beethoven's 9th), ETSO welcomes Texas soloists and chorus members to perform Franz Joseph Haydn's moving depiction of the world without form, the first dawn and the creation of man based on the book of Genesis.

details at www.ETSO.org

April 25, 2020

Taco Trot in Jacksonville Texas

Taco Trot 5K 
Presented by Southern Multifoods
Benefitting the American Cancer Society
Tomato Bowl Stadium
200 Austin Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details at sctive.com and on Facebook

April 30-May 3, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - May Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

May, 2020

May 2, 2020

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
Downtown
Tyler, Texas

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival has proven itself to be one of the most premier and unique music and food experiences in Texas. The festival takes place on the brick streets of the downtown square in Tyler every May, featuring more than 20 of the most celebrated barbecue restaurants in Texas.

Music happens for nearly 12 hours on two stages, with the main stage highlighting the biggest names in Texas and Red Dirt Music.

details at www.RedDirtBbqFest.com or on Facebook

May 2, 2020

Spring in the Big Thicket Festival 2020

Hosted by the Silsbee Public Library
295 N 4th Street
Silsbee, Texas

Details on Facebook

May 9, 2020

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

Tyler MORE THAN PINK Walk
Susan G. Komen Greater Central and East Texas
7:00am - 11:00am
Bergfeld Park
1510 S College Avenue
Tyler, Texas

The MORE THAN PINK Walk (formerly Race for the Cure) is Susan G. Komen's commitment to go beyond breast cancer awareness and take ACTION. As our signature fundraising event, the MORE THAN PINK Walk is where we put aside everything else in our lives to share our stories, our laughter and our tears; to raise money to saves lives. Together we are more than one person dealing with this devastating disease, we are a community fighting back. We’re all in. Join us.

details

May 9, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

May 14-16, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Tops in Texas Rodeo
Rodeo Arena
Jacksonville, Texas

details

May 28-31, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - June Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

June, 2020
June 13, 2020

Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala
2020 Theme: Pistols and Pearls
Texas Rose Horse Park
14078 State Highway 110N

details at the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala website

June 13, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

36th Annual Tomato Fest
Downtown Jacksonville (Commerce Street)
Jacksonville, Texas

details

June 19-21, 2020

Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview Texas

43rd Annual Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview, Texas

Balloon flights begin Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over the East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. It's one of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.

Live concerts Friday and Saturday nights following the Balloon Glow extend the entertainment into the late night.

details

July, 2020

July 2-5, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - July Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

July 4, 2020

Independence Day

Independence Day in 2020 in East Texas

July 11, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

July 30-August 2, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - August Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

August, 2020

August 1, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

September, 2020

September 3-6, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - September Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

September 11-19, 2020

Gregg County Fair & Exposition
Longview, Texas

details

September 12, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

September 25 - October 4, 2020

East Texas State Fair
Tyler, Texas

details

October, 2020

October 1-4, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - October Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

October 9-11, 2020

Jefferson Burn Benefit
Downtown Jefferson

Known as the Burn Benefit - Continuing the ride for burn survivors. Each year in October when the days are cooler and beautiful, it is the time to be thinking about coming to Jefferson for the annual Bike Rally.

details

October 10, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

October 15-18, 2020

87th Annual Texas Rose Festival
Tyler, Texas

details

87th Annual Texas Rose Festival to be held on October 15-18, 2020

October 26, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Jacksonville Chamber Trunk or Treat
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Jacksonville (Commerce Street and Austin)
Jacksonville, Texas

details

October 29-November 1, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - November Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

November, 2020

November 21, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

December, 2020

December 3-6, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - December Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

December 3, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Jacksonville Chamber Christmas Parade
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Jacksonville (Commerce Street)
Jacksonville, Texas

details

December 12, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Cherokee Craft & Trade Fair
10:00am - 4:00pm 
The Ruby Ballroom 
707 College Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details

December 25, 2020

Christmas Day

Christmas Day in East Texas

   

 

NOTE: Events are always subject to change.
We highly recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to
confirm dates, times and other details.

Have a Tyler or East Texas event to post?

The calendar focuses on long-standing events and those with widespread appeal and interest across Tyler and East Texas.

click here to submit your event request for review

Canton First Monday Trade Days Market Dates for 2020

The following Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2020:

Market Month Dates
January January 2-5, 2020
February January 30 - February 2, 2020
March February 27 - March 1, 2020
April April 2-5, 2020
May April 30 - May 3, 2020
June May 28-31, 2020
July July 2-5, 2020
August July 30 - August 2, 2020
September September 3-6, 2020
October October 1-4, 2020
November October 29 - November 1, 2020
December December 3-6, 2020

Visit the Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau for a complete listing of Tyler events, and the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau for more East Texas events.

We also recommend a visit to the website of the Jacksonville Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson and Marion County Texas Chamber of Commerce.

Check out hotel review and prices, and make reservations, at TripAdvisor


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