Tyler & East Texas Event Calendar for 2020


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

The calendar focuses on long-standing events and those with widespread appeal and interest across Tyler and East Texas.

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February, 2020

February 13-14, 2020

 

East Texas Men in Harmony Barbershop Chorus
Annual Singing Valentines
Deliveries will be on Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th

details

February 16, 2020

Longview Symphony Orchestra

An Evening of Romance Concert
Presented by the Longview Symphony Orchestra
6:000pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
906 Padon Street 
Longview, Texas

Spend Valentine's Day weekend with two Divas and Maestro Steichen at the Steinway, singing of love and romance. Introducing Metropolitan Opera sopranos Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora. 

details at www.LongviewSymphony.org or phone 903.236.9739

February 20, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

The Pointer Sisters
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

The Pointer Sisters rose from singing at their father's church to achieving worldwide fame – securing a place in pop music history. After their first performance in Los Angeles at the Troubadour , critics called The Pointer Sisters " the most exciting thing to hit show business in years ." The group boasts countless U.S. top 20 hits including “ Slow Hand ,” “ 'Jump (For My Love) ,” “I’m So Excited,” and “ Fire .”

The group has been showered with accolades and awards including three Grammys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

details at the Cowan Center website

February 21, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters - "Pushing the Limits" World Tour
7:00pm
Herrington Patriot Center
3900 University Boulevard
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

details

February 21-23, 2020

Home Products Show
Sponsored by the Tyler Area Builders Association (TABA)
Harvey Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

details

February 25, 2020

Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Supper on Fat Tuesday
Sponsored by the United Methodist Men’s Group of Frankston
Starts at 5:30pm and serving will continue till 7:30pm
Family Life Center
161 S. Weldon Street
Frankston, Texas

We will have Jazz Music to help set the ambiance, hand out Marti Gras beads, and have a good time. This is all you can eat pancakes and sausages.  Donations are gratefully accepted. 

This is the UMM of Frankston’s fundraiser for the year, which helps fund our charitable work.  This includes our wheelchair ramp ministry, Feed the Hungry ministry, and support of the Clothes Closet and Rainbow House Food Pantry.  

details

February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras in Texas in 2020

Mardi Gras in Texas 2020

February 27, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Cuentos Performed by David Gonzales
10:00am and 12:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children.

Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Solid entertainment and a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture.

details at the Cowan Center website

February 27 - March 1, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - March Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

February 28 - March 28, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Rockin' Spring Break On The Rails
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
11:00am - 3:00pm

College students and families of all ages! Bring your friends and have a party on the train! Consider our private caboose seating for 8, or our Presidential #1511 adult-only car seating up to 28. Either offer table side service for your adult and non-alcoholic beverage and snack purchases. Cheers to Spring Break 2020!

details

February 29, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Cirque Éloize Hotel
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Cirque Éloize Hotel is the story of a place and its transient travelers. A stopover where lives intersect briefly, just long enough for tales and memories to be forged! Let acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music guide you through this intimate refuge, styled with an avant-garde scenography inspired by the elegance of only the greatest hotels.

details at the Cowan Center website

March, 2020

March 6-7, 2020

Annual Rummage Sale
Sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Frankston
Family Life Center
161 S. Weldon Street
Frankston, Texas

The sale will be held on Friday, March 6 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come rain or shine to this indoor sale where the items are clean and neatly displayed. There will be lots of treasures in the form of Christmas decorations, housewares, books, electronics, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, and tools.  This is the UMW of Frankston’s major fundraiser for the UMW missions. This includes our support of the Clothes Closet and Rainbow House Food Pantry.

details

March 7, 2020

7th Annual FRESH 15

7th Annual FRESH 15
FRESH by Brookshires
6991 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, Texas

Includes 15K, 5K and Lil' FRESHie 1K for ages 12 and under

There will be a staggered start for easier traffic flow. Due to parking constraints and road closures, all runners should line up by 7am in the corral according to the projected finish time.

5am-6:30am: Packet Pickup & New Registration
6:15am: Zumba Warm-Up
6:45m: National Anthem
6:50am: Invocation
7am: 15K & 5K (Staggered Start)
9am: Awards Ceremony
9:30am: Lil’ FRESHie 1K Start
10am-11:30am: Post-Race Party

details at bgcracing.com and on Facebook

March 7, 2020

Van Go Art Fair - Annual Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Sponsored by the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District Foundation
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Forge Bar & Grill

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century. Musician Steve Earle says he was “the best songwriter in the world.”

Performers imbedded in Townes Van Zandt music honor the legend in song swap style during the Tribute event. They include Matt Harlan, Chris Edwards, Shane Rendon, Grady Lee, Nick Brumley, and Cole Allen. Other musicians are invited to bring instruments and continue the tribute in an open jam session after the show.

details

March 14, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

details

March 14, 2020

32nd Annual Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour
Tyler, Texas

details

March 20 - April 5, 2020

Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
Tyler, Texas

2020 Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

March 22, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Dogwood Celebration Brunch Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Passengers aboard Texas State Railroad will savor the flavor, and the sights, of east Texas. Expand all of your senses with a scrumptious 3-course meal and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show.

The luminous white and pink dogwood blooms will light up the East Texas woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by your window.

The Dogwood Brunch Train departs at 1:00 p.m. and is available to reserve in four different class types.

details

March 26, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

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

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring 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.

Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

details at the Cowan Center website

March 27-28, 2020

Tyler Quilt Show
Harvey Hall Convention Center
Tyler, Texas

East Texas Quilting

March 27-29, 2020

 

Hope Open
The Cascades
March 27 at 6:00pm to March 29, 2020 at 4:00pm
Tyler, Texas

With Adult, Junior, and Senior levels of play, including Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles, be prepared for a competitive tennis all-in-one tournament. Special Friday night activities for players and their families.

The Hope Open Tennis Tournament benefits Living Alternatives, which offers hope and assistance to young women facing unplanned pregnancies. 

details at HopeOpen.org

March 28, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie fantastique
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Symphony fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un artiste en cinq parties (An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) tells the story of an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself in the depths of despair because of hopeless, unrequited love.

Yoav Talmi, guest conductor.

details at www.ETSO.org

April, 2020

April 2, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Menopause The Musical – Special Event
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

The Musical ® - COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more!

This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!® (Adult Humor)

details at the Cowan Center website

April 2-5, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - April Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

April 3-5, 2020

 

Longview Ballet Theatre
The Belcher Center
Longview, Texas

Longview Ballet Theatre and Ballet West II are proud to present a magical retelling of Cinderella. Thirty local dancers will join the cast from Ballet West II as fairies, mice, butterflies, ponies and more.

Choreographed by Ballet West Principal Ballet Master, Pamela Robinson Harris, this beautiful family series ballet is filled with magic, humor and a timeless love story. Gather your family and friends and join us for this fabulous fairy tale event.

April 3 - 7:00 pm
April 4 - 2:00 pm
April 4 - 7:00 pm
April 5 - 2:00 pm

detail at LongviewBallet.org

April 9, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

details

April 11, 2020

Van Go Art Fair
Sponsored by the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District
10:00am to 5:00pm.
Van City Park
Van, Texas

The juried art show features hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, metal art, wood work, fiber art, glass, pottery, ceramics, and mixed media.

A variety of talented musicians perform authentic Texas Jazz and Americana music throughout the day in the pavilion with gourmet coffee, wine, and chocolates. Ginny Mac adds to the “sidewalk cafe in Paris” ambience with her dynamic group that brings a fresh and exciting twist to vocal and instrumental music stylings.

The food truck court features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, authentic Mexican food with an island twist, grilled meats, popsicles, and more.

details at www.VanGoArtFair.com

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

2020 Easter Sunday in Tyler Texas

April 14, 2020

The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler

Carly Fiorina
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

A true leader, Carly Fiorina is a passionate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership. Starting out as a secretary for a 9-person real-estate business, she eventually became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company.

Recruited to lead HP in 1999, Carly’s leadership lifted HP to become the 11th largest company in the U.S. With Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Carly co-founded the One-Woman Initiative to engage and empower women in Pakistan, Egypt, India and the Philippines. Carly was appointed by President Bush and CIA Director Michael Hayden to serve as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board of the CIA after 9/11.

In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President. Running as a political outsider, she spoke about empowering and engaging citizens to take back government from a political ruling class that has failed to deliver results.

details at the Cowan Center website

April 16-18, 2020

Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair
8:00am - 6:00pm
2004 Broussard Street
Tyler, Texas

Thousands of New and Used Books at Bargain Prices. Customers and Allied Health Scholarship Students benefit!

details

April 17-18, 2020

East Texas Gusher Days
Gladewater, Texas

details

April 17-18, 2020

Piney Woods Quilt Festival
Carthage Civic Center
1702 S. Adams Street
Carthage, Texas

The 17th Annual Piney Woods Quilt Festival, hosted by Carthage Main Street, the Panola Squares Quilt Club, and the Busy Quilters Guild of Panola County is open from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday. Admission is $5.00.

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April 17-19, 2020

20th Annual Outlaw Nationals Car Show 
The Phoenix Foundation
Downtown Jefferson, Texas

Each year in April we host the longest running car show in Jefferson Texas. In fact it is our 20th year and we are still roaring into the future.

We are going to have Karaoke on Friday night. Saturday there will be live entertainment and a live auction. Awards will be given on Saturday before the auction. Live band to follow.

It will be a great time! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

details

April 18, 2020

The Diva Du - Duathlon and 5K run

The Diva Du - Duathlon and 5K run
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
7:30am
Kiepersol Winery and Distillery
Bullard, Texas

The Diva Du is East Texas' first and only exclusively women's event. We are offering a Sprint and Olympic distance in addition to relay teams and a 5k for those who want to join the fun without a bike involved!

details at itri365.com and active.com

April 24, 2020

Letourneau University Belcher Center

Disney's A Dream Is A Wish Concert
Presented by the Longview Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Letourneau University Belcher Center
2100 S. Mobberly Avenue 
Longview, Texas

Your favorite mouse is coming to Longview! Disney In Concert: A Dream is a Wish transports audiences into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. Join us as we awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. 

details at www.LongviewSymphony.org or phone 903.236.9739

April 25, 2020

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

The Creation
East Texas Symphony Orchestra
7:30pm
Cowan Center
University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Building on the tradition of presenting choral masterworks (including Brahms' Requiem and Beethoven's 9th), ETSO welcomes Texas soloists and chorus members to perform Franz Joseph Haydn's moving depiction of the world without form, the first dawn and the creation of man based on the book of Genesis.

details at www.ETSO.org

April 25, 2020

Taco Trot in Jacksonville Texas

Taco Trot 5K 
Presented by Southern Multifoods
Benefitting the American Cancer Society
Tomato Bowl Stadium
200 Austin Street
Jacksonville, Texas

details at sctive.com and on Facebook

April 25, 2020

 

Basil Festival
Blue Moon Gardens
10:00am - 2:00pm
Edom, Texas

Learn how to grow, harvest and store basil, experience the many different types of basil and enjoy edible treats made with basil. All programs, demos and refreshments are free. 

details

April 30, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Maydelle Turntable Run
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
11:00am - 1:30pm

Texas State Railroad offers school groups a fun and educational outing on short runs from Palestine to the Maydelle turntable. 

This rare example of railroad technology demonstrates how a steam locomotive was turned around, using only compressed air, over 130 years ago. Acquired by the Texas State Railroad in 1981, the turntable was originally built in the late 1890s by the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad located in Paris, Texas. Starting in 1902, it served a six-stall roundhouse at their Paris rail yard.

details

April 30-May 3, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - May Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

May, 2020

May 2, 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

May 2, 2020

Spring in the Big Thicket Festival 2020

Hosted by the Silsbee Public Library
295 N 4th Street
Silsbee, Texas

Details on Facebook

May 2, 2020

Third Annual Festival of Books 
Sponsored by Winnsboro Center for the Arts
9:00am - 4:00pm
Winnsboro Center for the Arts
Winnsboro Texas

Activities include workshops on Memoir Writing with Paula Yost, Creative Writing with Mary Helen Specht, and Self Publishing with Jim Callan, as well as moderated discussion panels on traditional and self publishing, a performance by Alter Dance, and a Children’s Story Time.

May 7, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Maydelle Turntable Run
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
11:00am - 1:30pm

Texas State Railroad offers school groups a fun and educational outing on short runs from Palestine to the Maydelle turntable. 

This rare example of railroad technology demonstrates how a steam locomotive was turned around, using only compressed air, over 130 years ago. Acquired by the Texas State Railroad in 1981, the turntable was originally built in the late 1890s by the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad located in Paris, Texas. Starting in 1902, it served a six-stall roundhouse at their Paris rail yard.

details

May 9, 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.

details

May 9, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

details

May 14, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Maydelle Turntable Run
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
11:00am - 1:30pm

Texas State Railroad offers school groups a fun and educational outing on short runs from Palestine to the Maydelle turntable. 

This rare example of railroad technology demonstrates how a steam locomotive was turned around, using only compressed air, over 130 years ago. Acquired by the Texas State Railroad in 1981, the turntable was originally built in the late 1890s by the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroad located in Paris, Texas. Starting in 1902, it served a six-stall roundhouse at their Paris rail yard.

details

May 14-16, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

Tops in Texas Rodeo
Rodeo Arena
Jacksonville, Texas

details

May 23-24, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Memorial Weekend Steam Week Kickoff! 
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot

Rare Steam Locomotives of the Historic Golden Age
Time travel is a reality aboard Texas State Railroad. Vintage steam and diesel locomotives are the time machines that take you through the celebrated Piney Woods, transitioning you to a period when steam was king and diesel power was in its infancy.

The big boys of steam will come come out to play throughout the year of 2020. Check the booking calendar to schedule a ride behind one of these rare steam locomotives of the historic Golden Age.

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May 24, 2020

Texas State Railroad

Memorial Weekend Brunch Train
Texas State Railroad
Palestine Depot
1:00pm - 4:00pm

There are different classes from which to choose for this event: private caboose, sky high dome class brunch, presidential class brunch and more.  The menu will be the same for all cars.

details

May 28-31, 2020

The Ultimate Flea Market ... in Canton, Texas

First Monday Trade Days - June Market
Canton, Texas

details at CantonTxFirstMonday.com

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.

details

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.

details

June 13, 2020

Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala
2020 Theme: Pistols and Pearls
Texas Rose Horse Park
14078 State Highway 110N

details at the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala website

June 13, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

details

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 19-21, 2020

Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview Texas

43rd Annual Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview, Texas

Balloon flights begin Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over the East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. It's one of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.

Live concerts Friday and Saturday nights following the Balloon Glow extend the entertainment into the late night.

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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.

details

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 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.

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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.

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September 11-19, 2020

Gregg County Fair & Exposition
Longview, Texas

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September 12, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

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September 25 - October 4, 2020

East Texas State Fair
Tyler, Texas

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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 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, 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 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

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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 21, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

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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

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December 12, 2020

Explore Jacksonville Texas

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

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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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Canton First Monday Trade Days Market Dates for 2020

The following Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2020:

Market Month Dates
January January 2-5, 2020
February January 30 - February 2, 2020
March February 27 - March 1, 2020
April April 2-5, 2020
May April 30 - May 3, 2020
June May 28-31, 2020
July July 2-5, 2020
August July 30 - August 2, 2020
September September 3-6, 2020
October October 1-4, 2020
November October 29 - November 1, 2020
December December 3-6, 2020

Visit the Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau for a complete listing of Tyler events, and the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau for more East Texas events.

We also recommend a visit to the website of the Jacksonville Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson and Marion County Texas Chamber of Commerce.

Check out hotel review and prices, and make reservations, at TripAdvisor


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