June

CONROE: June 22-23 “Bloomin’ Crazy for Quilts” Quilt Show A portion of proceeds benefits CASA Child Advocates of Mont­gomery County, which provides valuable vol­unteer advocacy for every abused child in the area. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Air­port Road. waqg.org

JASPER: June 16 Reel United Fishing Tournament Southeast Texas offers unique fishing with plenty of opportunities to wet a hook, but this event brings a whole new level to the tournament circuit. At the first annual bass tournament, enjoy breakfast before a day on the water. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. Umphrey Pavilion Lake Sam Rayburn, 5438 Sam Rayburn Pkwy. unitedwaymsjc.org

JEFFERSON: June 1-2, 15-16 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 1 Fridays After 5 Concert Series These family-friendly concerts are absolutely free and perfect for Friday night, so 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 903-988-4117

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. texasshakespeare.com

LIBERTY: June 2, 9, 23 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: June 2 Hot Peas ’N Butter Angelina Arts Alliance presents this excit­ing, multicultural children’s band that has quickly built a devoted following. Created by Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, these lifelong friends from New York City have combined their talents to bring an innovative, energetic, and interactive musi­cal style on stage. Incorporating five lan­guages (English, Spanish, French, Korean, and Hebrew) into their performances, Hot Peas ‘N Butter uses elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock. Temple Theater, 3500 S. First St. angelinaarts.org 936-633-5454

LUFKIN: June 2 Neches River Rendezvous Experience the beauty, challenge, and plea­sure of the Neches River during this annual 10-mile canoe trip. Relax and enjoy the beauti­ful scenic surroundings and wildlife, or observe the numerous birds, squirrels, wild hogs, and alligators. Registered participants enjoy a lunch and receive an official Neches River Rendezvous T-shirt. North Boggy Slough. visitlufkin.com 936-634-6644

LUFKIN: June 12 Lufkin’s Farm Feast A wonderful farm-to-table event featuring a five-course meal in an outdoor setting. Down­town Lufkin. visitlufkin.com 936-633-0359

LUFKIN: June 16 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

MARSHALL: June 23 East Texas Taco Fest The smell of spices and the sound of mariachi music will fill downtown Marshall during the inaugural event. Various styles of live music will be featured as well as Lucha Libre wrestling, chihuahua races, a parade, a jalapeno-eating contest, merchandise vendors, a taco contest, a beer garden, and margarita villa. Downtown Marshall, 1 Peter Whetstone Square. 903-927-5984

NACOGDOCHES: June 8 Blueberry Blue­grass Concert in the Park The Texas Blue­berry Festival kicks off Friday night with this concert featuring four musical acts: The Purple Hulls, The Baker Family, The Cole­man Brothers, and The Jeff Robertson Band. The concert will host food vendors, including some local farmers market favor­ites selling homemade items, as well as cat­fish, barbecue, snow cones, blueberry lem­onade, and lots of water. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The event is family-friendly, so no coolers or alcohol will be allowed. Parking will be available downtown. Festival Park Downtown Nacogdoches, 507 S. Pecan St. tbf.nacogdoches.org 936-560-5533

NACOGDOCHES: June 9 Texas Blue­berry Festival A delightful day of the Amer­ica you dreamed still existed—a day-long cel­ebration of the annual blueberry harvest. As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, the delicious 29th annual event attracts more than 20,000 people to down­town Nacogdoches and offers a smorgasbord of activities to keep folks entertained all day long. Historic Downtown, 200 E. Main St. texasblueberryfestival.com 936-560-5533

TYLER: May 31-June 2 Texas State Feder­ation of Square and Round Dancers Square dancing event Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night; free admission to the public. Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive. squaredancetx.com

TYLER: June 2-3 Dallas Dressage Club— Spring Horse Show Dressage is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an “art” some­times pursued solely for the sake of mastery. As an equestrian sport defined by the Inter­national Equestrian Federation, dressage is the highest expression of horse training, where horse and rider are expected to per­form from memory a series of predeter­mined movements. Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 SH 110 N. texasrosehorsepark.com 903-439-7717

TYLER: June 6 6×6@110 This art fundraising project benefits the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition, an all-volunteer group of artists who schedule and jury fine arts exhibits and orga­nize projects. The name reflects the fact that all artwork sold in the show will be 6 inches by 6 inches and shown at Gallery Main Street, which is at 110 W. Erwin. 903-593-6905

TYLER: June 9 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: June 9-10 NTHJC/WW Hunter Jumper Horse Show A horse show consist­ing of show jumpers, working hunters, and hunt seat equitation. Show jumpers compete in jumper classes where it counts to be “fault­less” and fast. Working hunters are judged for manner and pace; a smooth comfortable ride. Hunt seat equitation emphasizes the rider’s form, sitting still, and quiet handling. Great outdoor activity for the entire family. Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 SH 110 N. texasrosehorsepark.com 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.
texasshakespeare.com

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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