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December 2017

2017 East Texas Christmas parades and festivals

December 1, 2017

14th Annual Christmas in the Park
6:00pm
Children's Park
110 East Dobbs Street
Tyler, Texas

December 1-2, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 2, 2017

2017 Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
10:00am - 11:30am 
Whitehouse, Texas

Details

December 2, 2017

The Legacy Academy Merry Market

Free event with food, entertainment, and shopping. Fun for the entire family!
1400 E Loop 281
10:00am - 6:00pm 
Longview, Texas

December 3, 2017

The East Texas Symphonic Band
Holiday Concert
3:00pm
Belcher Center
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas

Admission is $5.00 adults and students and children are free.

details

December 3, 2017

Fine Arts @ FPC: Nine Lessons & Carols for Advent
4:00 PM
FPC Tyler (Sanctuary)
230 West Rusk Street Tyler, TX
FREE ADMISSION

details

December 7, 2017

Longview Courthouse Lighting & Christmas Parade
6:30 PM 
Downtown Longview

Details

December 7-10, 2017

Elf, The Musical Jr.
12/07, 12/08, and 12/09 at 7:30 pm
12/10 at 2:00PM
Cherokee Civic Theatre
157 West 5th Street
Rusk, Texas

Details or phone the box office at 903.683.2131

December 8, 2017

Mr. Popper's Penguins
10:00am and 12:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Casa Manana website

December 8-9-10, 2017

Texas Shakespeare Festival in Kilgore
Production of ​It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. ​

Dates:​
Friday December 8th at 7:30​
​Saturday December 9th at 2:00 and 7:30
Sunday December 10th at 2:00​

Cost: $20

details and tickets

December 8-9, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 9, 2017

Holiday in the Garden & Bazaar
10:00am - 6:00pm
Santa Scirto visits from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

Lots of vendors, and lots to do!
Benefiting the Salvation Army Angel Tree

December 9, 2017

Fine Arts @ FPC: UT Tyler Christmas Concert
6:00 PM
FPC Sanctuary
230 West Rusk Street Tyler, TX
FREE ADMISSION

Start your holiday season off with a festive evening of beautiful singing! Be enveloped in the rich sounds of the UT Tyler Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale as they perform a jubilant and moving program of carols and anthems in the sublime surroundings of the First Presbyterian Church of Tyler. Listeners of all ages have come to enjoy and anticipate beautiful and dynamic performances from UT Tyler singers. We invite you to help us continue that tradition!

details

December 15-16, 2017

Jefferson Flea Market
8:00am to 5:00pm
Jefferson Flea Market
213 W. Broadway Street
Jefferson, Texas 75657

details at www.JeffersonFleaMarket.net

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

December 28-31, 2017

First Monday Trade Days - January Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

January 2018
January 11, 2018

The Doobie Brothers
Braithwaite Series Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Doobie Brothers website

January 18, 2018

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Cinderalla on Broadway website

February 2018
February, 2018

Mardi Gras ... Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras parades and events in Texas in 2018

Texas 2018 Mardi Gras Parades & Events

February 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - February Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

February 3, 2018

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

February 10, 2018

Bach to the Future
With Chad Burrow
Longview Symphony
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
7:30pm
Longview, Texas

details at The Belcher Center website

February 12, 2018

Million Dollar Quartet ... Smash hit Broadway musical
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras ... Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras parades and events in Texas in 2018

Texas 2018 Mardi Gras Parades & Events

February 22-24, 2018

7th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival
Historic Fredomia Hotel
Downtown, Nacogdoches, Texas

details

February 27, 2018

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Bach to Bowie)
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Complexions Dance website

March 2018
March 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - March Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

March 3, 2018

2018 FRESH 15
1K, 5K and 15K Races

FRESH by Brookshires
6991 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Runners journey through South Tyler and the beautiful Hollytree Country Club.

details

March 6, 2018

Motown the Musical
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Motown the Musical website

March 9, 2018

Alice in Wonderland
10:00am and 12:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and National Players website

March 16 - April 1, 2018

59th Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
Tyler, Texas

details

March 19-24, 2018

Henderson County Livestock Show
Henderson County Fair Park Complex
Athens, Texas

details

March 23-24, 2018

37th Annual Tyler Quilt Show
Theme: "Cozy in the Cabin"
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

The show features over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, numerous demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction, and a raffle quilt.  Proceeds benefit local charities that serve women and children.

March 23-25,
March 30 - April 1, & April 6-8, 2018

Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration
Palestine, Texas

March 23-25, 2018

Spirit of Texas Festival
10:00am and 8:00pm
1015 Colgate Drive
College Station, Texas 77840

FREE 3 DAY FAMILY-FUN Event benefitting local charities. BBQ Cookoff, Car Show, motorbike show, trading market and much more!

details at www.SotFair.com

March 24, 2018

17th Annual Tyler Azalea 10K Run
7:45am
Bergfeld Park
1510 South College Avenue
Tyler, Texas

details

March 29 - April 1, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - April Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April 2018
April 3, 2018

Kimberly Guilfoyle
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Kimberly Guilfoyle website

April 7, 2018

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
Foraging with Merriwether
9 am - 12:30 pm / 1 pm - 4:30 pm
1649 State HWY 21
West Alto, TX 75925

$50.00 admission fee per person. The class is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Ample parking provided. Be prepared to hike. We recommend closed toe shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, notepad & pencil.

details at www.VisitCaddoMounds.com

April 7, 2018

7th Annual Tyler Run for Autism
1 Mile, 5K and Half-Marathon Runs

details

April 12-14, 2018

Children's Clothing Consignment (CCC) Sale
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

The CCC Sale puts the best consignment resale shopping under one roof. Currently, over 1,000 East Texas families bring their gently used children’s and maternity clothing as well as shoes, equipment, baby furniture, outside playground equipment, nursery and maternity items, books, software, videos, toys, furniture and home decor to sell. We offer over 30,000 sq. ft. of space and 3 days of shopping featuring a presale for our volunteers and sellers and a half price sale on the last day.

details

April 14, 2018

Caddo Culture Day
10 am - 3 pm
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State Hwy 21 west
Alto, Texas

The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event.   Come and experience Caddo history and culture through a variety of activities, including performances of Caddo Indian music and dance. Try your hand at making stone tools and throwing the atlatl. Enjoy Indian tacos, guided tours, Native American jewelry, beadwork, and other presentations and exhibits. Cameras are permitted and lawn chairs are encouraged. Activities are scheduled for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun for all ages! Free admission, donations to the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc. is appreciated.

Information: 936.858.3218, or on the web at www.VisitCaddoMounds.com

April 21, 2018

All that Jazz!
With Ning An
Longview Symphony
Belcher Center, LeTourneau University
7:30pm
Longview, Texas

details at The Belcher Center website

April 21, 2018

The Wizard of Oz
Braithwaite Series Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website

April 21-22, 2018

East Texas Gusher Days
Gladewater, Texas

May 2018
May 3-6, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - May Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

May 10, 2018

Celtic Woman
7:30pm
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

details at The Cowan Center website and Celtic Woman website

May 31 - June 3, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - June Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

June 2018
June 8-9, 2018

Blueberry Festival of Quilts
Sponsored by Nacogdoches Quilters Guild
June 8 - 10 AM to 5 PM
June 9 - 9 AM to 4 PM
Fredonia Hill Baptist Church
1711 South Street
Nacogdoches, Texas

Featuring a judged show, raffled quilt, demos, vendors, displays, a silent auction, a country store, and gift baskets

phone (936) 615-0095
email mail@nacquilters.org

June 9, 2018

Tomato Fest
Jacksonville, Texas

June 28 - July 1, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - July Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

July 2018
July 27-29, 2018

Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview, Texas

August 2018
August 2-5, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - August Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

August 30 - September 2, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - September Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

September 2018
September 7-15, 2018

Gregg County Fair & Exposition
Longview, Texas

September 21-30, 2018

East Texas State Fair
Tyler, Texas

September 27-30, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - October Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

October 2018
 

Coming soon!

November 2018
November 1-4, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - November Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

November 29 - December 2, 2018

First Monday Trade Days - December Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

December 2018
 

Coming soon!