June

GLADEWATER: Jun. 7-10 Round Up Rodeo This 80th annual show is one of the best-known, nationally sanctioned PRCA rodeos in America. Enjoy four nights of rodeo activities. Rodeo Arena. gladewaterrodeo.com 903/845-5126

HUNTSVILLE: Jun. 17 Junk-a-palooza One man’s junk is another man’s Junk-a-palooza. If you are looking to get rid of some clutter or searching for some new treasures, head to this annual community garage sale. Downtown Huntsville. huntsvillemainstreet.com 936/291-5920

JACKSONVILLE: Jun. 10 Tomato Fest This festival features contests in tomato eating and peeling, home-grown tomatoes, tomato packing, tomato archery and salsa-making. Also enjoy the Chili’s Street Dance, motorcycle and car shows, live entertainment, talent and photo contests, sports tournaments, vendors, and more. Downtown Jacksonville, 526 E. Commerce. jacksonvilletexas.com/tomato-fest 903/586-2217

JEFFERSON: Jun. 2-3, 16-17 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: Jun. 10 Flag Day Celebrate Flag Day aboard a train and see a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou. Includes gator feeding. Active military personnel ride free. Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Jun. 17 Father’s Day Express Celebrate Father’s Day aboard a steam train. Includes gator feeding. Fathers receive a 10 percent discount. Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

KILGORE: Jun. 29-Jul. 30 Texas Shakespeare Festival This festival has broad appeal to professional theater artists and attracts high-caliber actors, designers and directors from throughout the U.S. This season features two Shakespeare plays, a literary classic, and a delightful musical. Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway Blvd. texasshakespeare.com 903/983-8119

LONGVIEW: Jun. 2-3 Big Pines Blues Festival Enjoy a two-day outdoor music event. Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd. visitlongviewtexas.com 903/753-3281

MARSHALL: Jun. 29 Juried Art Show and Mem-bership Drive This annual show features approximately 50 artists hoping to win $1,000. 208 E. Burle-son St. marshallartscouncil.org 903/935-4484

NACOGDOCHES: Jun. 10 Texas Blueberry Festival As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this delicious annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches. The festival kicks off with a bluegrass concert. Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan St. tbf.nacogdoches.org 936/560-5533

TYLER: Jun. 10 Hit the Bricks Every second Saturday, Downtown Tyler features entertainment, music, food, craft beer, history, tours, art, and more. Downtown Tyler, 110 W. Erwin St. visittyler.com 903/592-1661

July

GLADEWATER: Jul. 1 Fireworks and Boat Parade Boat parade begins at 8 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Lake Gladewater. gladewaterchamber.org 903/845-5501

HENDERSON: Jul. 1 Independence Day Celebration Features bounce houses, a giant water slide, food vendors, music, and fireworks. Lake Forest Park, 1500 Lake Forest Pkwy. visithendersontx.com 866/650-5529

JEFFERSON: Jun. 30-Jul. 1, 14-15 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: Jul. 1-4 July Fourth Weekend The historic railway offers a special holiday weekend aboard a steam train, with a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou as the history of Independence Day unfolds in Narrated Historical Day Tours. On evening trains, enjoy a fireworks show and a cannon firing a dramatic “dragon’s breath.” Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Jul. 4 Jefferson Salutes America Enjoy a fresh slice of Norman Rockwell as Jefferson offers small town Americana with hot dogs, lemonade, ice cold watermelon, live music, and more. The festivities start off with a bicycle/tricycle decorating contest, homemade ice cream contest, and homemade cake and pie auction with all proceeds going toward the purchase of children’s books at the local Jefferson Carnegie Library. The Shreveport Metropolitan Brass Band plays John Phillip Sousa music amid the red, white and blue American flags. Event features children’s games, the famous Quacker State Duck Race and fireworks going off over the Big Cypress Bayou round out this very special and patriot event. Otstott Park, corner of Vale and Lafayette streets. 903/930-6508

KILGORE: Jun. 29-Jul. 30 Texas Shakespeare Festival This festival has broad appeal to professional theater artists and attracts high-caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the U.S. This season features two Shakespeare plays, a literary classic, and a delightful musical. Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway Blvd. texasshakespeare.com 903/983-8119

LONGVIEW: Jul. 4 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration Includes amusement rides, food, music, and fireworks show. Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd. visitlongviewtexas.com 903/753-3281

LONGVIEW: Jul. 28-30 Great Texas Balloon Race This is a world-class event with the very best competitive pilots in the world. See nightly balloon glows, entertainment, vendors, static aircraft, and more. East Texas Regional Airport, F.M. 349 at Jerry Lucy Drive. visitlongviewtexas.com 903/753-3281

MAGNOLIA: Jul. 4 Fourth in Unity Park Begins with a bicycle parade at 4 p.m. and continues throughout the evening with live music by Lonely Road Band and fireworks at dark. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Dr. cityofmagnolia.com 281/356-2266

NAPLES: Jul. 28-29 Watermelon Festival This 79th 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: Jul. 8 Color Blind(ed) Exhibit Opening Be among the first to see this exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy refreshments and music. Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St. downtowntylerarts.com 903/593-6905

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