East Texas Calendar of Events for 2021 & 2022

Texas Mardi Gras Parade

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

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

Also, be sure to check out: 2021 East Texas Annual Festivals and Fairs

IMPORTANT NOTE

Concern over the spread of the Coronavirus has resulted in the postponement, rescheduling, or cancellation of some 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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October, 2021

October 1 - October 31, 2021

7th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Lanes Chapel
8720 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Pumpkins will be here for unloading Saturday, September 25, and Saturday, October 9. We are open Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. til dusk; Saturdays from 9 a.m. til dusk; and Sundays from noon til dusk

Free admission,Free train rides, face painting, balloon animals and games galore for the kiddos. Brand new photo ops this year along with our oldies but goodies! Every single day in October, Lanes Chapel offers the community pumpkins, gourds and more, large and small with a greater purpose in mind. 100% of the pumpkin profits fuel vital outreach ministries.Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join in a wonderful ministry.

details

October 20-23, 2021

East Texas Yamboree
Gilmer, Texas

details on website and on Facebook

October 21, 2021

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

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

In this one-night-only concert, he will lead his band through a concert of the biggest hits by Billy Joel and Elton John.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

October 21-23, 2021

Golden Sweet Potato Festival
Golden, Texas

The festival offers non-stop fun: livestock competition, pageants, mutton bustin’, 5K run, parade, horseshoe tournament, baking and photography contests, live and silent auctions, and a dance.

details on the web and on Facebook

October 23, 2021

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Blues Brothers
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

October 23, 2021

Tyler Scotfest 2021

TYLER SCOTFEST 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm
17002 US Highway 69
Tyler, Texas

WILL YE ANSWER THE CALL? Join the TYLERSCOTFEST Clan on Saturday, October 23rd. Witness true tests of strength and skill in the Highland Games Cheer for your favorite Scottish Performers Discover the rich traditions of Clan History & Explore the beautiful South Spring Baptist Church campus as you enjoy this unique celebration of Scottish Heritage! FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, & AMAZING PRIZES!

details

October 23, 2021

Hot Pepper Festival
10:00am - 4:00pm
Palestine, Texas

Hot Pepper Eating Contest, parade, live music and interactive activities for the entire family.

details

October 23, 2021

19th Annual Day of Remembrance
The Children's Park of Tyler
10:00am
Tyler, Texas

details on Facebook

October 23, 2021

Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival Event
Country Store & Auction
9:00am to 1:00pm or until all items are sold
UMC of Frankston Family Life Center
161 S Weldon Street at Main Street
Frankston, Texas

Free and open to the public

details

October 23, 2021

10th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival
Fredonia Hotel
Nacogdoches, Texas

details

October 23, 2021

Street Dance and Live Music on Main Street
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Chandler, Texas

Celebrating local anniversaries: Chandler Feed/Country Store - 50 years; Wade's Place - 10 years; and Doc's Cellar - 1 year

details on Facebook

October 23, 2021

Uncorked Food & Wine Festival
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Mount Pleasant, Texas

This event features Texas wineries, local restaurants, boutique shopping, cooking demonstrations, coffee tasting and live music. The event is held in Downtown Mount Pleasant which is a perfect location for this Everything Texas event. Family-friendly highlights include the pumpkin patch, bouncy houses, hay rides and so much more!

details

October 24, 2021

2021 Komen Tyler MORE THAN PINK Walk
Tyler, Texas

details

October 25, 2021

Trunk or Treat
6:00pm
Downtown Jacksonville, Texas

details

October 27-30, 2021

Harvest Festival & Livestock Show
Longview, Texas

Since our first show in 1975, our organization is dedicated to helping the youth of our area continue their education through livestock, ag mechanic, and home economic projects. This has been made possible by the dedication and support of a lot of people and exhibitors from our five county area over the years.

The three days of competition will culminate in the Harvest Festival Sale on Saturday at the Fair Grounds Exhibit Building. The money received for the projects are returned to the owners of the animals and projects. They invest in projects for the next year, as well as set aside money for savings and college.

details

October 28 - 31, 2021

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - November Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

October 30, 2021

2nd Annual Fall Farm Festival
Stable View Cottages
10:30am - 5:00pm
4250 TX-154
Yantis, Texas

Join us at Lake Fork Stables for our 2nd Annual Farm Fall Festival on Halloween! Park at Stable View Cottages for a hay ride to the barn for carnival games, petting zoo, horse rides, petting zoo, games, giveaways, fair food, great entertainment. 

details on the web

November, 2021

November 6, 2021

8th Annual Avinger Wine Festival
141 Pine Street
Avinger, Texas

Enjoy a leisurely day at the festival in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere where select vendors for artisan foods will offer their yummy delicacies for sampling and sale. You will also love the many prominent and accomplished artists & craftsmen that will have their works on display for viewing and purchase. And listen for the beat, as local musicians will be heard throughout the day for your entertainment! 

Bring friends & family and enjoy the festival on the grounds of one of Avinger's beautiful historic homes, in downtown Avinger!

details on the web

November 6-14, 2021

5th Annual Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, Texas

The festival cultivates a local film and entertainment industry by hosting national and international filmmakers in Kilgore while strategically investing in historic East Texas assets.

details on the web

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day

Veterans Day in East Texas

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
9:00am
Athens, Texas

details on Facebook

November 12-13, 2021

Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival
Winnsboro, Texas

Winnsboro’s premier festival attracts artists from around the country to participate in this juried event.  Texas Wineries show off their award-winning wines while providing tastings and bottles for sale. Craft Breweries, specialty foods and other specialty items will be there as well. Each year brings something new!

details on the web

November 13, 2021

Grumpy's Garden Club
9:00am - 4:00pm
Howard Hill Vineyard
9913 US Hwy 271 South
Gladewater, Texas

Year End Garden Party & Sale.  Open to the public.  Plants, crafts, music, food, & garden networking.  All are welcome!

details

November 13, 2021

Remembrance Run 5K Tyler
The Children's Park of Tyler
5K starts 8:15am, Kids' Dash at 8:00am
110 E. Dobbs Street
Tyler, Texas

Join us for our inaugural Remembrance Run Tyler, by running in memory of someone you love. Finding ways to remember is particularly meaningful as we move closer to the holidays. Your participation helps the bereavement care, provided through The Children's Park to families mourning the loss of a child, to continue free of charge. 

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November 13, 2021

32nd Heritage Syrup Festival
9:00am - 5:00pm
Depot Museum Grounds and downtown Henderson, Texas

The "Sweetest" Festival in Texas! Centered Around Old-Time Syrup Making with Folk Arts, Antique Tractors & Cars, Arts & Crafts, Shopping Vendors and Musical Entertainment

details

November 13, 2021

Tyler Walk to End Alzheimer's
Tyler, Texas

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. 

November 13, 2021

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Opening Night with Sylvia D'Eramo
East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO)
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Returning to the stage of the UT Tyler Cowan Center for the first time in over a year, Richard Lee and the ETSO kick off the new season with special guest, Tylerite and soprano Sylvia D'Eramo.  The program features works by Beethoven and Dvořák, including the latter's "New World" Symphony.

details at www.etso.org

November 13, 2021

Tyler Trail Run at Lindsey 2021
Lindsey Park
Tyler, Texas

The Tyler Trail Run at Lindsey offers 5 or 15 beautuful miles of trails out at the scenic Lindsey Park during some prime weather here in East Texas.

details

November 15, 2021

Holiday in the Country
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Troup, Texas

Holiday in the Country is an annual downtown shopping event that kicks off the Christmas shopping season. Stores will be open, home-based businesses will be set up, and Troup will be all decked out for Christmas.

November 18, 2021

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

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

Tom Papa is a veteran stand-up comedian whose clean but cutting comedy has earned the respect of both his peers and the public alike. He has found success in film, TV, radio and podcasts, as well as on the live stage.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

November 18-20, 2021

Holiday in the Pines
Natchitoches, Texas

Holiday in the Pines is a collection of more than 60 specialty stores and shops from coast-to-coast gathered for holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere. Located in the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center, the event space is transformed into a holiday wonderland.

November 19-20, 2021

East Texas Fiber Festival
800 Flea Market Road
Canton, Texas

A yearly celebration of all things fiber! Growers, spinners, creators, and students of all kinds welcome!

details on the web and on Facebook

November 20, 2021

40th Annual Christmas in Crockett on the Square
10:00am to 4:00pm
Downtown Crockett, Texas

details at the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce

November 20, 2021

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Newsboys Step Into the Light Tour
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

November 20, 2021

A Very Merry Market Annual Event
Sponsored by the Church At Lake Cherokee
11968 Highway 2011 East
4 miles south of the East Texas Regional Airport.
10:00am - 4:00pm

A local favorite Bazaar with bake sale, raffle item and cafe. This event will showcase over 40 local artisans and boutiques selling art, unique gifts, food, jewelry, clothing and a many specialty one of a kind items. Stop on by and finish off your Holiday shopping or just get started.

Join us for a gourmet lunch or relax with a massage to take away your aches and pains.

details

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day in East Texas

November 27, 2021

Elkhart Annual Christmas Festival / Tree Lighting
Opens at 10:00am, continues to sunset
Elkhart, Texas

Food, games, live music, crafts, fun for everyone.

details and Vendor Registration

November 27 - December 23, 2021

Wonderland of Lights
Marshall, Texas

Details about the Wonderland of Lights ... from the official City of Marshall website

Wonderland of Lights on Facebook

November 28, 2021

Holidaze in the Gardens
Longview Arboretum and Nature Center
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Longview , Texas

Join us for some holiday cheer in the gardens! We will have hot chocolate, a special tree lighting of our living Christmas tree and more!

Details on Facebook

December, 2021

December 1, 2021

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

A Celebration with ZZ TOP
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

details at www.CowanCenter.org

December 1-4, 2021

Mistletoe & Magic 2021
A Holiday Shopping Event
Sponsored by The Junior League of Tyler
The Rose Garden Center
Tyler, Texas

In its 43rd year, Mistletoe & Magic is a three-day holiday shopping event held in December at a new location: The Tyler Rose Garden Center in Tyler. This holiday shopping event is a collection of more than 70 specialty boutiques and merchants from all over the country showcasing antiques, artwork, gourmet foods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, housewares, adult and children’s clothing, gifts and so much more.

details

December 2, 2021

Christmas Parade
6:00pm
Downtown Jacksonville, Texas

details

December 2, 2021

2021 Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
6:00pm
Tyler, Texas

Located in Downtown Tyler and followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square.

details on Facebook

December 2 - 5, 2021

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - December Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

December 3, 2021

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Longview Symphony Orchestra Home for the Holidays Concert
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

Enjoy your holiday favorites from "Sleigh Ride" to "White Christmas" - with a special visitor from the North Pole. Our fully professional orchestra performs seasonal chestnuts including Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" with a celebrity local, children's choir and a Nutcracker or two.

details

December 3-4, 2021

Christmas in Fair Park
Paris, Texas

details

December 9, 2021

Downtown Tyler's Holiday Open House
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tyler, Texas

details on Facebook

December 9, 2021

Troup Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade
6:00pm
Troup, Texas

December 11, 2021

Avalon Faire Camelot Christmas Feast
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kilgore, Texas

details

December 11, 2021

Christmas in Neches
10:00am - 7:00pm
Neches, Texas

Vendors, food trucks, kids entertainment, live music, parade at dusk and then the tree lighting

details on Facebook

December 11, 2021

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Tim Hawkins
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

December 12, 2021

Christmas in Kilgore
11:00am - 5:00pm
Kilgore, Texas

Vendors, food trucks, kids entertainment, live music, parade at dusk and then the tree lighting

details on the web

December 12-13, 2021

Kilgore Rangerette Christmas Show
LeTourneau University Belcher Center
Longview, Texas

Showtimes are: Dec 12th @ 7:00 pm, Dec 13th @ 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

details on the web

December 25, 2021

Christmas Day

Christmas Day in East Texas

December 30 - January 2, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - January 2022 Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

January, 2022

January 1, 2022

New Year's Day

New Year's Day in East Texas

January 15, 2022

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

The Music of Sam Cooke
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

January 21, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live
12:30pm and 6:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Get ready for the ultimate playdate — 65 million years in the making — as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in prehistoric Australia. Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will astonish and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide — but don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute!

details at www.CowanCenter.org

January 28-30, 2022

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

There will be a selection of campers, travel trailers, powerboats, luxury cruisers, and fishing boats from dealers in the East Texas area on display during the three-day event, as well as exhibitors including outfitters, tackle dealers, and more. Shoppers will have the opportunity to touch, see, and compare before buying, and boat and RV dealers will be offering special pre-season savings and show specials. 

details

January 29, 2022

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Charles Yang - Violin Superstar
East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO)
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Time for Three’s Charles Yang “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rockstar” (Boston Globe). From Bach to Ravel to the music of Queen, this concert showcases Yang’s virtuosity in spanning the genres of classical, rock, Broadway, and more.

details at www.etso.org

February, 2022

February 3, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

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

This event tells the Tony and Grammy Award-winning 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. 

details at www.CowanCenter.org

February 3-6, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - February Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

February 11-13, 2022

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

Each February, the East Texas Builders Association along with builders and associates of ETBA, showcase the services they offer. The public can visit with each vendor and get to know their products and services.

details

February 17, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Naturally7
Performing Arts Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

“Vocal Play” group, Naturally7, is thrilled to bring their jaw-dropping audio pyrotechnics to the Cowan Center! More than just a tightly orchestrated collection of great singers, these seven incredible artists transform their voices into actual human
instruments, effortlessly producing music of any genre through their perfectly interwoven vocal choreography. The group has shared the stage with numerous icons, including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Sarah Connor, Lionel Richie, Ludacris, The Roots, and more.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

February 19, 2022

Race for Hope
Sponsored by the East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope
Lufkin, Texas

Full, Half, 5K and Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run all starting and ending in historic Downtown Lufkin. Runners will undertake a quick and flat course through the Deep Pineywoods of East Texas.

details

February 25, 2022

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Mutts Gone Nuts!
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

February 26, 2022

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Rock the Classics II
East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO)
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Rock the Classics II features mash-ups of your favorite pop tunes spanning 6 decades with their unlikely counterparts from classical music. Beyoncé and Schubert. Tennessee Waltz and a Mozart country dance. Pachelbel and Maroon 5. Joining Richard Lee and the ETSO on stage are local musical superstars The Stanley's BBQ All-Star Band, The Magills, and more! It’s a night to rock your socks off! 

details at www.etso.org

March, 2022

March 1, 2022

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in East Texas

March 1, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Relive all of your favorites—“Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” “The Sound of Silence”—with this immersive concert-style theater show chronicling the amazing journey shared by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. This story follows their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry, through their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s, to their dramatic split in 1970. 

details at www.CowanCenter.org

March 3-6, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - March Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

March 5, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Fiddler on the Roof
Broadway Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. With iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” the performance is a perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

March 5, 2022

9th Annual FRESH 15 Race - 15K, 5K and 1K
FRESH by Brookshires
6991 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Both FRESH 15 courses take runners on a journey through South Tyler and the beautiful Hollytree Country Club! Both courses include the challenging Heartbreak Hill. The Lil’ FRESHie 1K is for runners under the age of 12.

details

March 15, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Broadway Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Tyler’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory … to a lucky few. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

details at www.CowanCenter.org

March 22, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Viva Momix
Performing Arts Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Internationally known for their gravity defying dance and illusion,Viva Momix, choreographed by Momix Artistic Director and Founder Moses Pendleton, combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience that will surprise, enchant and astonish your family!

details at www.CowanCenter.org

March 24 - April 3, 2022

78th YMBL South Texas State Fair
Sponsored by the Young Men's Business League (YMBL)
Beaumont, Texas

details on the web and on Facebook

March 25 - April 10, 2022

Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
Tyler, Texas

details

Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

March 26, 2022

Tyler Azalea 10K and 5K
Bergfeld Park
8:00am
Tyler, Texas

details on Facebook

March 26, 2022

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

One Night in Memphis
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

March 26, 2022

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven@251
East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO)
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

ETSO celebrates Beethoven’s with three of his works never performed by ETSO including two overtures and his Grosse Fugue. As Beethoven was Haydn’s most celebrated pupil, it’s only fitting to feature Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C performed by British soloist Colin Carr. Beethoven’s music inspired Schubert just as it continues to inspire musicians and listeners more than two centuries later.  

details at www.etso.org

March 31 - April 3, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - April Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April, 2022

April 2 - May 1, 2022

Avalon Faire in Kilgore, Texas

Avalon Faire
1076 FM 1252 W
Kilgore, Texas

Pass through the gates of Avalon and be transported to the time of King Arthur, Lady Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table! Escape from the bustle of modern life and spend a day (or a weekend) in our magical realm amidst marvels and merriment and music that make your spirit soar.

details

April 17, 2022

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday in East Texas

April 22-24 2022

10th Annual - The 1836 Chuckwagon Race
Diamond B Ranch
Neches, Texas

The 1836 takes place during the celebration of Texas’s Independence every year at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas. There are multiple divisions of wagon races, a cowboy style match race, pasture roping, barrel race, and a mounted shooting competition. This is truly a unique Western event you don’t want to miss!

details

April 23, 2022

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Yesterday & Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

April 26, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Celtic Woman
Performing Arts Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Grammy-nominated global music sensation Celtic Woman returns in 2022 with a brand-new show, Postcards from Ireland. Embrace an evening of angelic voices, breathtaking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, transporting you from your theatre seat to the lush landscapes of the Emerald Isle. With Irish dancers, bagpipers and an array of traditional Irish instruments — including the bodhran, tin whistle and uilleann pipes — this dynamic and multi-talented group has captivated audiences all around the world.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

April 28 - May 1, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - May Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April 30, 2022

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Season Finale - Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
East Texas Symphony Orchestra (ETSO)
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

The season comes to a close with a stellar evening of music.  Pianist Jon Kimura Parker returns to perform George Gershwin's Concert in F.  Richard Lee and the ETSO are also joined by the Tyler Legacy Chamber Orchestra for a special side-by-side performance.

details at www.etso.org

April 30, 2022

The Belcher Center at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas

Celebration of Camille Saint Saens
Longview Symphony Orchestra
Doors open at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

details

May, 2022

May 22, 2022

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival
Tyler, Texas

details

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

Memorial Day in East Texas

June, 2022

June 2-5, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - June Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

June 11, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Madagascar the Musical
Kids@Nite Series
6:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar the Musical follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

June 11, 2022

Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala
Texas Rose Horse Park
14078 TX-110
Tyler, Texas

The event supports the Americn Cancer Society. This year's theme is "Neon Rose".

details

June 16-17, 2022

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Blue Man Group
Performing Arts Series
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it’s your turn! The group returns to Tyler for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love — signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy. The men are still blue but the rest is all new! Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

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June 17-19, 2022

Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview Convention Complex
Longview, Texas

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July, 2022

July 4, 2022

Independence Day

Independence Day in East Texas

July 8-9, 2022

Canton Texas Balloon Fest
First Monday Grounds
Canton, Texas

The Canton Texas Visitor Bureau hosts this two-day annual event each year. The festival has grown and now includes vendors of all kinds, great food, and art vendors showing off their pieces. Family fun activities are abundant bounce houses, car shows and the very popular 5K glow run on Friday night. Each year the festival highlights great East Texas Music with non-stop music all weekend.

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