East Texas Calendar of Events for 2020

Texas Mardi Gras Parade

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

The calendar focuses on events with widespread appeal and interest across Tyler and East Texas.

Also, be sure to check out: 2020 East Texas Annual Festivals and Fairs

IMPORTANT NOTE

Concern over the spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in cancellation of many East Texas events.

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

 

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June, 2020

June 5, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance on the Rails: Pints in the Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas. As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride, during this adult-only event, departing from the Palestine depot.

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June 5-6, 2020

San Augustine Main Street Heritage Days 2020

Brad Maule, TV star, to appear as Sam Houston.  Drama to be held in historic theater on June 5.  Horse and carriages, walk/run event and pancake breakfast, arts and crafts and lots of food, Rocking Art Silent Auction, live entertainment, historic jail museum to visiting including East Texas authors. Time on Friday for vendors is 10-2 and Saturday, 10-2.

June 6, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Short Run Adult Happy Hour Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Call all your friends and co-workers, because we just broke tradition for adult happy hours! This summer, on select Saturday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm, you and your friends can jump onboard for an afternoon open bar and appetizers. Take your happy hour to a new level! It's always a party on a train!  Ticket purchase required.

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June 13, 2020

Hawkins Community Farmers Market
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Richie's location on Highway 80
Hawkins, Texas

Food, canned items, and prepared foods only at this time. No charge for vendors!

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June 13, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

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June 19, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance On The Rails: Wines In The Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Combine the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocolate, making the senses work overtime while the rest of the body is relaxed and refreshed.

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas.

As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

details

June 20-28, 2020

Tyler Parade of Homes
Sponsored by the Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA)
Saturdays: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sundays: 2-6 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 5-8 p.m.
Friday: 3-8 p.m.

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June 21, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Fathers Day Brunch Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Throw papa on the train this Fathers Day! There are four different classes from which to choose for this event.  The menu will be the same for all cars.

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June 22-26, 2020

UT Tyler Jazz Camp
Dr. Sarah Roberts, Director
University of TexS at Tyler

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June 24, 2020

UT Tyler Jazz Camp Jazz Jam
True Vine Brewing Company
6:00pm-9:00pm
Tyler, Texas

Come hang out and listen to the fantastic students attending the UT Tyler Jazz Camp as they spend the evening jamming! Because of the generosity of True Vine, a portion of the evenings sales will be donated back to the UT Tyler Jazz Camp!

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 4, 2020

City of Longview’s 2020 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration
Longview Convention Complex
11:00am, with fireworks at dark
Longview, Texas

Country music superstar Mark Chesnutt will be the headliner

The festival will feature free outdoor concerts and an air-conditioned vendor hall with vendor and concession booths. Additional vendors will be located in the Longview Exhibit Center parking lot. The event will also feature carnival rides, a talent stage, and a water foam area. Inside the Maude Cobb Convention Center will be the Patriotic Pup Fashion Show, Family Feud Contest, and more activities and events.

July 10, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance on the Rails: Pints in the Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas. As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride, during this adult-only event, departing from the Palestine depot.

details

July 11, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Short Run Adult Happy Hour Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Call all your friends and co-workers, because we just broke tradition for adult happy hours! This summer, on select Saturday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm, you and your friends can jump onboard for an afternoon open bar and appetizers. Take your happy hour to a new level! It's always a party on a train!  Ticket purchase required.

details

July 11, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

details

July 18, 2020

Letourneau University Belcher Center

Yesterday and Today: The Beatles Interactive Experience
Letourneau University Belcher Center
2100 S. Mobberly Avenue 
7:30pm
Longview, Texas

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy and Matthew McGuigan, does away with the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. 

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July 24, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance On The Rails: Wines In The Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Combine the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocolate, making the senses work overtime while the rest of the body is relaxed and refreshed.

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas.

As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

details

July 25, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Short Run Adult Happy Hour Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Call all your friends and co-workers, because we just broke tradition for adult happy hours! This summer, on select Saturday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm, you and your friends can jump onboard for an afternoon open bar and appetizers. Take your happy hour to a new level! It's always a party on a train!  Ticket purchase required.

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

August 1, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Short Run Adult Happy Hour Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Call all your friends and co-workers, because we just broke tradition for adult happy hours! This summer, on select Saturday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm, you and your friends can jump onboard for an afternoon open bar and appetizers. Take your happy hour to a new level! It's always a party on a train!  Ticket purchase required.

details

August 7, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance on the Rails: Pints in the Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas. As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride, during this adult-only event, departing from the Palestine depot.

details

August 15, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Short Run Adult Happy Hour Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Call all your friends and co-workers, because we just broke tradition for adult happy hours! This summer, on select Saturday afternoons from 4 pm - 6 pm, you and your friends can jump onboard for an afternoon open bar and appetizers. Take your happy hour to a new level! It's always a party on a train!  Ticket purchase required.

details

August 29, 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.

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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, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Romance On The Rails: Wines In The Pines
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Combine the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocolate, making the senses work overtime while the rest of the body is relaxed and refreshed.

On summer Friday evenings, it’s not just the stars that come out to play in Texas.

As the sun slips behind the pine curtain, cool air sweeps through the branches signaling to passengers on Texas State Railroad’s evening excursion that the luminous moon-kissed skies will guide the way on for romance on the rails.

details

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 1-31, 2020

6th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church
8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy
Tyler, Texas

On sale will be a huge variety of sizes, shapes, and prices of pumpkins including miniature pumpkins and gourds.  Prices start as low as $.50 and are priced according to the size of the pumpkin you pick out.  

FREE Admission, FREE Train Rides, face painting and games galore for the kiddos.  Plenty of Fall photo-ops including our latest addition, a Cinderella Carriage!  And The Great Pumpkin!!!! Bring your family, neighbors and friends and join the fun!    

details on the web or phone 903.561.5703

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.

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October 10, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

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October 10-11, 2020

48th Annual Edom Arts Festival
Sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber
10am-5pm
Edom, Texas

The 48th annual Edom Art Festival will take place in the lovely artists' community of Edom, Texas.  Join the resident artists in welcoming 65 juried artists in the mediums of painting, photography, clay, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, wood, and mixed media.

Local wineries, food trucks and artisan foods, and  singer/songwriters will also adorn  the meadow behind the galleries for a beautiful fall weekend celebrating the arts in East Texas. 

Enjoy the artist demonstration area with Raku firing  by Randy Brodnax and blacksmithing by Lonnie Robinson, as well as an interactive kids creation station, and the lovely galleries and shops that Edom has to offer.  Admission if free.  Handicap parking available.  

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October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Express
Texas State Railroad
Rusk Depot

The Pumpkin Patch will open at 9:00 a.m. and trains will depart at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Everyone who purchases entry into the Pumpkin Patch receives an open-air coach seat aboard a specifically designated train departure time.  All passengers, young and old, are encouraged to come attired in their Halloween finest.

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October 11, 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

October 15-18, 2020

87th Annual Texas Rose Festival
Tyler, Texas

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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 13-14, 2020

Winnsboro Art and Wine Festival
Sponsored by the Winnsboro Center for the Arts
Friday Nov 13th  1pm-7pm
(Wineries open until 8pm)
Saturday Nov 14th 10am - 6pm
Downtown Winnsboro, Texas

Art and wine lovers from all over the state come to unwind with a quiet day in the country, enjoying the colorful autumn leaves and doing a little shopping. You won’t find a better place to spend an autumn weekend!

Enjoy the ambiance, good food and fantastic art and wine. Recognized as one of Texas’s 40 cultural art districts, Winnsboro is the perfect setting for this festival of fine art. This yea'rs festival will include artists, craft breweries, wineries, emerging artists, food court and local music.

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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 2-5, 2020

2020 Mistletoe & Magic
Theme: Joy to the World
Sponsored by the Junior League of Tyler
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

This holiday market is a collection of more than 90 specialty boutiques and merchants from all over the country showcasing antiques, artwork, gourmet foods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, housewares, adult and children’s clothing and much more. The weekend-long event is also host to brunches, style shows, and musical entertainment.

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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.

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