East Texas Calendar of Events for 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: 2022 East Texas Annual Festivals and Fairs

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May, 2022

May 27, 2022

Fritz Hager III Concert
True Vine Brewing Company
2453 Earl Campbell Parkway
7:00pm
Tyler, Texas

Admission to the event is free, but limited VIP tables are available for $300.

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 3-4, 2022

Annual Rummage Sale
Family Life Center
UMC
161 S. Weldon St.
Frankston, Texas

details

June 4-12, 2022

Tyler Parade of Homes
Sponsored by the Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA)
Tyler, Texas

details at the TABA website

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". Enjoy an evening of wonderful food, mainstream entertainment, our gaming tables, live and silent auctions, and so much more. Country artist Jon Wolfe will be the headliner.

All who attend will enjoy their evening!

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June 11, 2022

Texas Blueberry Festival
Nacogdoches, Texas

As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this delicious annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches on the second Saturday in June. Stay for the week or weekend and fill your calendar with a smorgasbord of activities.

Visitors will enjoy live music, blueberry picking, auto exhibits, shopping and restaurant specials that will entertain and delight people of all ages!

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June 11, 2022

38th Annual Tomato Fest
Jacksonville, Texas

For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes "Tomatoville"!

Five blocks of Vendors, Food, Farmer's Market, Fried Green Tomatoes, Tomato Eating Contest (celebrity and kids), Tomato Peeling Contest (peel a tomato with your teeth), Tomato Packing Contest, Salsa Contest, Best Homegrown Contest, Live Entertainment, Talent Show, Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Soccer Tournament, Tennis Tournament, History Display, Top Tomato Poster Contest and much more.

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June 11, 2022

6th Annual East Texas Music Festival
Ramsey's Roadhouse
505 North 4th Street
Wills Point, Texas

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June 14, 2022

Flag Day

Flag Day in East Texas

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.

details at www.CowanCenter.org

June 17-18, 2022

High Hill Farm
June 17th - Bourbon & Cigar Night to kick off Jazz Fest
June 18th - Jazz Festival with Dustin Becker Band @ The Willows
12626 CR 217
Arp, Texas

details at www.HighHillFarm.com and Facebook

June 17-19, 2022

Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview Convention Complex
Longview, Texas

This is a world-class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world. Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985.

Competitive balloon flights are scheduled for the mornings of Friday through Sunday over Longview. Non-competition flights are planned for the afternoons of Friday and Saturday over Longview. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

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June 21, 2022

First Day of Summer

First Day of Summer in Texas

June 30 - July 3, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - July Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

July, 2022

July 1-4, 2022

B-29 "Doc"
Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (CCVF)
Pounds Regional Airport
Tyler, Texas

The B-29 Superfortress "Doc" is one of only two flight-worthy Boeing heavy bombers of World War II.

Doc will return to the Lone Star State in July for the Rose City Airfest, Warbird Expo and Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show July 1-4, in Tyler, TX. Both events at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport are hosted by Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (CCVF).

“The mission of the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation is inspiring and we are humbled to be a part of helping honor those men and women who have served our nation and who need the services that the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation and its mission supports,” Wells said. “We know this event will further promote the mission of the CCVF in the northeast Texas region and we are proud to be a partner.”

details at www.B29Doc.com

July 4, 2022

Independence Day

Independence Day in East Texas

July 4, 2022

Freedom Fighter 5K & Lil' Firecracker Kid's Dash
Bergfeld Park
Tyler, Texas

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July 4, 2022

4th Fest '22
10:00am - 10:00pm
George H. Henderson Expo Center
Lufkin, Texas

4th of July music festival in conjunction with the Visit Lufkin fireworks display

details at www.4thfestlufkin.com

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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July 28 - July 31, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - August Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

August, 2022

 

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September, 2022

September 1-4, 2022

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - September Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

September 5, 2022

Labor Day

Labor Day 2022 in East Texas

September 10, 2022

Texas In A Pickle Festival
Kingwood Town Center Park
8 North Main Street
11:00am - 5:00pm
Kingwood, Texas

The festival will feature 75 unique crafters and food vendors carrying at least one pickle related item. Food trucks carrying a unique pickle item, for example: pickle pizza, pickle ice cream, pickle desserts, fried pickles, and pickle lemonade. 

The festival will also have a pickle eating and juice drinking competition for kids and adults, a pickle home canning contest for the public, pickle beer, free entertainment for kids, local live bands, a mechanical bull and more! 

The festival brings awareness to Hunter Syndrome, its nonprofit organization.

details on Facebook

September 12, 2022

12th Annual Tee Off for Toys Golf Tournament
Hideaway Golf Course
Hideaway, Texas

Hosted by the Tyler Professional Firefighters Association, this four-player scramble benefits The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program. Each player is asked to also bring an unwrapped toy ($10 and up value) with them on tournament day.

Registration begins at 9 am, followed by a Putting Contest beginning at 9:30 and an 11:00 am shotgun start. Prizes will be given for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, closest to the pin, longest drive plus other course games.

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September 13-17, 2022

92nd Annual Rains County Fair
Emory, Texas

The annual Fair offers something for everyone of all ages. Activities include a Pageant, Exhibit Hall, Livestock Show, Parade, Carnival, Arts and Crafts, Daily and Nightly entertainment, Mutton Bustin’ Contest, Adult and Youth Baked Goods Contests, Chili Cook-Off, Commercial Exhibits, great food and drink concessions, family fair fun, plus much more, all in one place. Every dollar raised helps fund the annual Fair, along with maintenance of the facilities and future improvements around the grounds and buildings.

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September 22, 2022

First Day of Fall

First Day of Fall in Texas

September 23 - October 2, 2022

East Texas State Fair
Tyler, Texas

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October, 2022

October 1, 2022

Zero Prostate Cancer 5K-Run/1-Mile Walk

Zero Prostate Cancer 5K-Run/1-Mile Walk
8:00am
Village at Cumberland Park
8926 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, Texas

This family-friendly event is an important way to unite together to ZERO out prostate cancer. Our caring community will celebrate prostate cancer survivors and caregivers and honor those that have been lost to the disease. There will be fun kids activities, including a special Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, to get everyone involved. Register and create your fundraising page today.

All participants are eligible to earn fundraising recognition rewards. Remember you are making a difference for men and their families.

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October 1, 2022

Longview Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
Gregg County Courthouse
101 E Methvin Street
Longview, Texas

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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October 8, 2022

CountryFest
Mount Vernon, Texas

Each year on the 2nd Saturday in October thousands of folks travel from all over to gather at the city square in Mount Vernon and enjoy this large annual city-wide event. CountryFest began in 1974 and this year will mark the 44th annual CountryFest!

Come early to enjoy a pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club. Stay for a while and enjoy live entertainment by local musicians while you stroll through the myriad of vendor booths offering local, artisan, hand-crafted goods. Enjoy the car show and Stew Cook-off.

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October 8-9, 2022

50th Annual Edom Art Festival
Downtown
10:00am - 5:00pm
Edom, Texas

The Festival is produced by the Edom Craft Community, and for 50 years have celebrated exemplary art and craft in all mediums. Fine art and fine craft, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional will be shown by the individual artists, as well as regional wineries, artisan foods, kids art area ,and demonstrations by several artists, and the local galleries of Edom, an artists’ hamlet in East Texas. There will be some special events planned for the 50th year and admission is free. Come join the artists of Edom as we celebrate 50 years of excellence in the arts.

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October 13-16, 2022

89th Texas Rose Festival
Tyler, Texas

89th Texas Rose Festival ... to be held in Tyler, Texas on October 13-16, 2022

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October 15, 2022

Longview Wine Festival 2022
Benefitting the East Texas Alzheimer's Alliance
Longview Arboretum
Longview, Texas

Financial contributions and attendance at our event are essential to maintaining our programs and help us to provide caregiver resources. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors (and lawn chairs) to taste various wines from all over Texas and the United States and come see why folks have so much fun!

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October 15, 2022

Texarkana Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
Spring Lake Park
4303 N Park Road
Texarkana, Texas

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Registration at 8 a.m. | Ceremony at 9 a.m. | Walk at 9:30 a.m.

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October 19-22, 2022

East Texas Yamboree
Gilmer, Texas

A huge event, since 1935! Livestock show, queen's gala, coronation, tater trot, photography contests, fiddlers contest, parade, car show and more!

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October 29, 2022

Tyler Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association
UT Tyler Patriot Plaza
University of Texas at Tyler, Circle Drive
Tyler, Texas

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Site Opens at 8 a.m. Ceremony at 9 a.m. Walk at 9:30 a.m.

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November, 2022

November 5-13, 2022

Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore, Texas

Reel East Texas Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers. Located in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods, Kilgore is unlike any other town in Texas. Its wildcatter spirit and workman mindset is ideally suited for independent filmmakers.

City events, parties, mixers and other custom-tailored activities make the Reel East Texas Film Festival a can’t miss for all filmmakers.

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November 11, 2022

Veterans' Day

Veterans' Day 2022 in East Texas

November 12, 2022

Remembrance 5K Run
The Children's Park of Tyler
8:00am
Tyler, Texas

Finding ways to remember our loved ones is particularly meaningful, especially right before the holidays. Run or walk in memory of someone!!

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November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day 2022 in East Texas

November 30 - December 3, 2022

Mistletoe & Magic
Rose Garden Center
Tyler, Texas

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December, 2022
December 21, 2022

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter in Texas

December 25, 2022

Christmas Day

Christmas Day 2022 in East Texas

   

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

The calendar focuses on large events with widespread appeal and interest across East Texas, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Jefferson, Nacogdoches and other communities.

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