Collectively East Texans owe a huge gratitude to the many many many linemen and linewomen from East Texas, Texas, and beyond who have worked and continue to work to restore power across the region. It wasn't just Tyler and Smith County that needed assistance to restore power after Monday evening's storm damage to the power infrastructure was felt all over East Texas.


We pray they continue to be safe and remain accident-free while taking on this huge challenge. If your power is out still, we hope it gets restored for you soon.

While the cleanup continues across the Piney Woods, take some time out this weekend and relax and have a change of mind and scenery, and do something a bit different for a while.

Here's a look at this weekend's event happening across East Texas.

For more information or to purchase tickets to listed ticketed events, click or tap on the event name to be redirected to their official page or website.

Tomato Fest

Saturday 8a-5p
downtown Jacksonville - Jacksonville

This festival is all about the tomato! There are tomato eating contests, fried green tomato contests, farmer's markets, car shows, salsa contests, live music, vendors, street dances and so much more. Hundreds of vendors will be on site Saturday morning for anyone to visit with and you can dance the night away with the Chili's Street Dance Saturday evening from 7p-11p. This event is free to attend.


Texas Blueberry Festival

Saturday 8a-4p
downtown Nacogdoches - Nacogdoches

It's a day-long celebration of the blueberry harvest in the oldest town in Texas - Nacogdoches. There will be all sorts of blueberry competitions, live entertainment, kids' entertainment, a pet parade, a pancake breakfast and so lots more to do, all centered around the blueberry. This event is free to attend.


Tyler Parade Of Homes

Daily through Sunday
various locations throughout Smith County

Nearly 30 new homes proudly built by Tyler area builders are showcasing their creations during the 71st annual Tyler Parade Of Homes. If you're thinking about building or considering a remodel of any kind this is a great opportunity to get some inspiration and some ideas that you can incorporate into your project. There is an admission charge for viewing the homes on display.


Tyler Cattle Baron's Ball

Texas Rose Horse Park - Tyler

The American Cancer Society’s 2024 Tyler Cattle Baron’s Ball promises to be a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time as you give back to our community and the American Cancer Society. Held at the Texas Rose Horse Park, this one-of-a-kind evening features great food and drink, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. There is an admission fee to attend this event.


Gladewater Rodeo

Thursday - Saturday
Gladewater Rodeo Arena - Gladewater

Founded in 1937, the Gladewater Rodeo will once again be entertaining East Texans with bronc riding, barrel racing, kids calf scramble, mutton bustin', bull riding and more. This is a ticketed event.


Power Wheels Parade & Food Truck Fest

Saturday 9:30a-2p
Woldert Park - Tyler

Bring your little one to participate in a fun POWER WHEEL PARADE for kids 7 and younger at Woldert Park starting at 9:30 am! You must sign a waiver first to participate but there's no entry fee. You can sign up at the Tyler Metro Building on Gentry.

The Food Truck Fest takes off on the same day from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Woldert Park in Tyler with Fun, food, and music for everyone! Come out and check out some of the best food trucks in the city!


Vintage Market Days Of East Texas

Friday - Sunday
The Oil Palace - Tyler

Vintage Market Days® of East Texas is proud to host our 2024 Summer event in Tyler, TX at The Oil Palace
Join us for our spring shopping experience, featuring the best vendors from the Texas area, as well as artisans and makers from nearly 20 other states! Each vendor will feature their choice of true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and so much more! There is an admission fee for this event.


Reklaw Trade Days

Saturday 9a-3p
W Main - Reklaw

Enjoy the day browsing flea market finds, repurposed and refurbished furniture, antiques, collectibles, handmade crafts, woodwork & jewelry, and various product distributors. Grab some tasty grub from the food trucks and concession stand. Sit back and relax while you people-watch or enjoy our yard game area. There is a free activity.


Longview Trade Days

Saturday and Sunday 9a-4p
Longview Expo Center - Longview

Browse through the vendors that are displaying anything you can imagine! From homemade treats to auto parts and crafts, you'll find it at Longview Trade Days. This is a free event to attend.


East Texas Psychic Fair

Saturday 11a-5p
S Broadway - Tyler

This event is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott on S Broadway in Tyler. Join us for a day of fun! We will have an assortment of vendors, psychics, and more! The event is free to attend but there is a charge for readings.


Splash Days

Saturday 12:30p-6p
N 10th St - Longvivew

Join us as we celebrate the start of pool season with our annual Splash Day! From 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 we'll be at Ingram Pool catching some sun and cooling off from the heat. Admission will be $1.00 per person, all ages and all day. Snacks and drinks are allowed to be brought in, however, we do not allow glass containers or any alcohol. Coolers will be checked by PARD personnel.

Don't forget your sunscreen and glasses! We hope to see you there!


Junebug Summer Fair

Friday and Saturday
FM 279 - Ben Wheeler

The annual JUNEBUG SUMMER FAIR will be held at The Forge Bar & Grill in Ben Wheeler and features live art, local artists, kid's art area, face painting, funky music, and delicious food and beverages!


Summer Break Special: Moana

Saturday @ 2p
Liberty Hall - Tyler

Catch a special showing of the movie Moana at Liberty Hall Saturday for Summer Break. This is a ticketed event.


Farmer's Market

Saturday 9a-1p
S Broadway - Tyler
At ETX Brewery

Saturday 7a-2p
S Broadway - Tyler
At Broadway Square Mall

Saturday 8a-12n
Gov. Jim Hogg City Park - Quitman

Saturday 9a-2p
W Spring St - Palestine

Saturday 8a-1p
W Front St - Mineola

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