August

CONROE: August 16. Second Annual Montgomery County Chapter of the NWTF Banquet Second annual fundraising banquet to be held at the Lone Star Convention Center, Bluebonnet Ballroom. We will have games and raffles, prizes and surprises. Our banquet is our largest fund raising event of the year. Come out and enjoy a night of all you can eat fried catfish, shrimp, and chicken, in the company of like minded individuals, while supporting our National Wild Turkey Federation chapter and our initiatives. 5pm to 11pm https://www.facebook.com/MontcoTxNWTF/ 713-823-2958

GRAPELAND: Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Labor Day Bluegrass Festival at Salmon Lake Park The annual four-day event held over Labor Day weekend features national, regional, and Texas bluegrass and country bands. Find more than 300 RV full hookups, food ven­dors, and a huge lighted stage. Salmon Lake Park, 357 Salmon Lake Road. txbluegrassmusic.com

HENDERSON: Aug. 11-12 Sacred Harp Singing National Convention The 163rd annual event features a historic form of folk Christian music—a cappella and four-part harmony. Donations accepted. Henderson Civic Center, 1500 Lake Forest Park Pkwy. visithendersontx.com

JEFFERSON: Aug. 3-4, 17-18, 31, Sept. 1 Jefferson Flea Market Shop for new and antique items, arts and crafts, garage-sale items, furniture, fixtures, books, dishes, office supplies, and more. Jefferson Flea Market, 213 W. Broadway St. jeffersonfleamarket.net 903-431-0043

JEFFERSON: Aug. 25-26 Gun & Knife Show Shop for new and antique guns, knives, knife sharpening equipment, ammo, gun parts, archery, reloading equipment and supplies, scopes, holsters, and many other shooting related items, all in a safe, fun, and family-oriented environment. Bring your gun (unloaded, of course) and trade up for the gun you’ve always wanted. Table sales are monitored to ensure that the tables con­tain mostly guns, knives, ammo, reloading equipment, archery, and related items. Jef­ferson Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St. tandkpromotions.com

KILGORE: Aug. 3 Fridays After 5 Concert Series These free family-friendly concerts are perfect for Friday night; bring your lawn chair or your dancing shoes and come enjoy the festive atmosphere under the derricks. World’s Richest Acre, 101-199 E. Main St. kilgoremainstreet.com

LIBERTY: August 4, 11, 25 Liberty Opry Enjoy live, family-oriented, musical entertain­ment, with a different theme each Saturday. Gospel; country; ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s classic oldies; specialty; and comedy on every show. Group and child discounts available. Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St. libertyopry.com 936-336-5830

LUFKIN: Aug. 18 Main Street Market Days First Street is blocked off to through traffic, and the streets are transformed into a marketplace with vendors lining both sides of the streets. Downtown Lufkin. visitlufkin.com

LUFKIN: Aug. 19-21 Adams Golf Pro Tournament This tournament has success­fully graduated players to the PGA Tour, in­cluding winners Mark Hensby, J.L. Lewis, Tim Herron, Cameron Beckman, Bubba Watson, and Ryan Palmer. APT currently conducts professional golf tournaments in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas in addition to Texas. Crown Col­ony Country Club, 900 Crown Colony Drive. visitlufkin.com

TYLER: Aug. 10 Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday Downtown Downtown Tyler bursts with entertainment every second Sat­urday. Each month offers something new and different. Downtown Tyler, 100 N. Broadway Ave. visittyler.com/secondsaturday 903-592-1661

TYLER: Aug. 24-26 Texas Rose Horse Breed Show An all-breed horse show fea­tures Andalusian, Lusitano, Welsh, and Frie­isan breeds, to name a few. There will be in-hand classes, carriage driving, and jumping. A great outdoor activity for the entire fami­ly. Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 SH 110 N. texasrosehorsepark.com 817-683-8284 or 903-882-8696

 

July

HUNTSVILLE: July 4 Fourth of July Cele­bration A fun and safe event for the entire family. Family entertainment will commence at 4 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning at dark. Kate Barr Ross Memorial Park, 486 SH 75 N. huntsvilletexas.com 936-291-9726

HUNTSVILLE: July 13-14 East Texas Thimble Trail A one-stop-shop hop featur­ing as many as 30 vendors under one roof. This year’s theme is “Fall in Love with Fabric.” Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30. easttexasthimbletrail.com

JEFFERSON: July 6-7, 20-21 Jefferson Flea Market Shop for new and antique items, arts and crafts, garage-sale items, furniture, fixtures, books, dishes, office supplies and more. Jefferson Flea Market, 213 W. Broadway St. jeffersonfleamarket.net 903-431-0043

KILGORE: June 28-July 29 Texas Shake­speare Festival The lineup for the 33rd sea­son doesn’t disappoint. Each year, the festival performs one comedy and one history or tragedy from Shakespeare’s repertoire. The festival also showcases one musical, one chil­dren’s play, and two adult non-Shakespeare plays, one of which is performed in the Up­Stairs Space. Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center, 1200 S. Henderson Blvd.
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KILGORE: July 4 Fourth of July Extrava­ganza Event features a 20-minute explosively entertaining fireworks display in a festival at­mosphere with food vendors, market stalls, and live music at the Amphitheater. Kilgore City Park, East North Street. cityofkilgore.com 903-988-4117

KILGORE: July 21 Patriotic Street Party This day of fun and laughter for the whole family will offer water slides, a bike parade, live music, face painting, a lemonade stand, and much more. Best of all, it’s free. Historic Downtown Kilgore, 120 N. Kilgore St. kilgoremainstreet.com

LIBERTY: July 7, 14, 28 Liberty Opry Enjoy live, family-oriented, musical entertain­ment, with a different theme each Saturday. Gospel; country; ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s classic oldies; specialty; and comedy on every show. Group and child discounts available. Liberty Opry, 1816 Sam Houston St. libertyopry.com 936-336-5830

LONGVIEW: July 5. The Greatest War Letters Ever Written. Preservation Longview presents New York Times Best Selling Author, Andrew Carroll as he talks about “The Greatest War Letters Ever Written.”  11:30 am and 7:00pm Tickets can be bought online at www.preservationlongview.com 9037361041

LUFKIN: July 21 Main Street Market Days First Street will be blocked off to through traf­fic, and the streets will be transformed into a marketplace with vendors lining both sides of the streets. Downtown Lufkin. visitlufkin.com

NAPLES: July 26-27 Watermelon Festival This 80th annual event includes a parade, street dance, arts-and-crafts vendors, games, and ice-cold watermelon. The Melon Patch on Front Street. 903-563-9713

TYLER: July 13 Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday Downtown The town bursts with entertainment every second Saturday. Each month offers something new and different. Downtown Tyler, 100 N. Broadway Ave. visittyler.com/secondsaturday 903-592-1661

TYLER: July 14-15 DHJSC/TRHP Hunter Jumper Horse Show The Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Circuit is an exciting event for the whole family, and free to specta­tors. Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 SH 110 N. texasrosehorsepark.com 903-882-8696

 

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