May

GLADEWATER: May 13 Apron Strings: Ties to the Past The Antique District will be lined with fabulous vintage aprons to look back at the history of the apron—from necessity to accessory—and honor those who wore them. Antique District. gladewaterchamber.org 903/845-5501

HENDERSON: May 5-7, 12-14 “Noises Off” This comedy about putting on a comedy follows a second-rate theatrical troupe of actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing On.” The play is a combination of slapstick, a British sex comedy and nonstop humor. Henderson Civic Theatre, 122 E. Main St. hendersoncivictheatre.org 903/657-2968

HUNTSVILLE: May 4 Wine Down Shop Small Enjoy Texas wines, food tastings, shopping, live music and more. Downtown. huntsvillemainstreet.com 936/291-5920

HUNTSVILLE: May 6 Airing of the Quilts Quilts will be hanging from the Courthouse balcony as well as along the streets surrounding the square. Vendor booths will offer unique items for sale. Downtown. tallpinesquiltguild.com 936/295-8322

HUNTSVILLE: May 6 Cinco De Mayo Celebrate the Mexican holiday with live performances, food and drinks, Latin cuisine, dancing, arts and crafts, games and family fun. Downtown. huntsvilletexas.com 936/291-9726

HUNTSVILLE: May 12-14 Sam Houston Folk Festival The Sam Houston Memorial Grounds will be transformed from a peaceful setting into a bustling frontier settlement. Listen to live music, shop for crafts, watch the historical re-enactment or stroll the grounds. Sam Houston Memorial Museum, 1836 Sam Houston Ave. samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com 936/294-1832

JEFFERSON: May 5-7 Battle for Jefferson One of the largest Civil War re-enactments in the state, around 700 re-enactors engage in two full-scale battles. Additionally, the event features a parade, downtown skirmish, a Ladies’ Tea and Grande Ball. Re-enactors will encamp throughout the town and polite guests are welcome to visit the camps. Cypress River Ranch, 1552 F.M. 2208. battleforjefferson.com 903/240-1599

JEFFERSON: May 5-6, 19-20 Jefferson Flea Market Shop for new and antique items, arts and crafts, garage-sale items, furniture, fixtures, books, dishes, office supplies and more. 213 W. Broadway St. jeffersonfleamarket.net 903/431-0043

JEFFERSON: May 5-7 Great Locomotive Chase and Naval Battle of Port Jefferson The Historic Jefferson Railway captures the spirit of the Civil War by re-creating the battle of the Great Locomotive Chase with soldiers, sailors and Marines from the North and South. The living history camps along the Big Cypress Bayou come alive as the cannons fire and the battle rages to gain possession of the train. The gripping tale of The Andrews Raid is one of the Civil War’s most fascinating railroad stories. Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: May 6-7 Historical Pilgrimage Celebrate the beauty of spring and take a trip back to the 1860s with this annual event. Start with the performance of the infamous “Diamond Bessie Murder Trial,” then tour historic homes throughout the weekend, watch the parade and town skirmish, stroll through four beautiful gardens, enjoy a salad buffet luncheon and tour Jay Gould’s private rail car. Downtown Jefferson. jeffersonpilgrimage.com 903/665-2315

JEFFERSON: May 20-21 Train Days See R.D. Moses’ Texas and Pacific model train layout, the Historic Jefferson Railway, Jay Gould railcar and other model train layouts. Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St. jeffersontraindays.com 903/665-2775

JEFFERSON: May 21 Sunday Social and Shoot-Out Come join an old-fashioned Sunday social and enjoy a root beer float, nostalgic candy and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Gunfighters in the street, strolling musicians, Riverport Ambassordors in period dress and a band make this an event not-to-be-missed. General Store, 113 E. Austin St. jeffersongeneralstore.com

PALESTINE: May 14 Mother’s Day Brunch Train Moms get a special day out with the family on a relaxing ride through beautiful East Texas countryside while enjoying a delicious brunch served on the train. Texas State Railroad, Park Road 70. texasstaterr.com 903/683-3093

TEXARKANA: May 6 Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival Enjoy a one of a kind wine, art, music and food festival. Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Road. texarkanawinefestival.com 903/223-8021

TYLER: May 6 Red Dirt Barbecue and Music Festival Showcases the best in Texas barbecue, music and beer on the downtown square. Downtown Tyler, 100 N. Broadway Ave. reddirtbbqfest.com 903/581-0606

TYLER: May 20 Take 2 and the East Texas Youth Orchestra Tyler’s classic rock band will team with the orchestra to rock the night away. Wise Auditorium, Tyler Junior College Campus, 1327 S. Baxter Ave. etyo.org 903/952-3896

April

CROCKETT: Apr. 23 “Greater Tuna” Take a trip to Tuna in this irreverently hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. All of the town’s eclectic residents are portrayed by only two performers. Crockett Civic Center, 1100 Edmiston Dr. pwfaa.org 936/544-4276

GLADEWATER: Apr. 8 Highway 271 Car Cruise Spend the day cruising from Mt. Pleasant to Pittsburg to Gilmer and Gladewater. Also enjoy entertainment, food and prizes. Texas 271. gladewatermainstreet.com 903/845-5753

GLADEWATER: Apr. 14-15, 22 East Texas Gusher Days A variety of events revolving around the nostalgia of the oil boom days kicks off with a luncheon, followed by a chili cook-off, antique car show, live musical entertainment, arts and crafts, food concessions and more. The weekend after, head to beautiful Lake Gladewater for the Gusher Days Fishing Tournament. Downtown Gladewater. gusher-days.com 903/845-5501

HENDERSON: April 14-15 Tractor Show This annual event features a large exhibit of antique tractors and small-engine displays. Activities include tractor pulls, corn grinding, horse-drawn equipment, tractor games, rope making, antique tools and tractor parade. Rusk County Expo Center, 3303 F.M. 13 West. visithendersontx.com 903/889-2671

HENDERSON: Apr. 15-May 31 East Texas Wildflower Trails Enjoy four itineraries within a 100-mile radius of breathtaking East Texas wildflowers. The self-driving tour includes museums, shopping and history along the way. Various locations along Rusk County roadways. visithendersontx.com 866/650-5529

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 30-Apr. 8 Walker County Fair and Rodeo Event features two weeks of activities, including carnival attractions, rodeo and youth projects. Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 Texas 30. walkercountyfair.com 936/291-8763

JASPER: Apr. 1 Taste of Jasper Come taste what Jasper area restaurants have to offer—plus enjoy a silent auction—at the 22nd annual event. First United Methodist Church of Jasper, 329 N. Bowie St. fumcjasper.org 409/594-7993

JEFFERSON: Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 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: Apr. 1-2 Charles Garrett Memorial Metal Detecting Hunt Honoring the late Charles Garrett, there will be six different metal hunts, including the Best Finds Hunt, Lights Out Hunt, Free Range Hunt and Kids Hunt (for those 12 and under). The Silver Hunt and Relic Hunt are optional. Prize tokens will be hidden in each hunt area. Find one and you could win Garrett detectors, Pro-Pointers and more. Each hunt package includes free tent camping in the park. Diamond Don RV Park, 1602 Texas 49 East. garrett.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Apr. 1 History, Haunts and Legends An exciting event for history buffs, avid ghost hunters and people with an interest in the unexplained and things that go bump in the night. Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St. jeffersonghostwalk.com 903/665-6289

JEFFERSON: Apr. 14-16 Outlaws National Classic Car Show Classic car enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of vehicles from 1972 or earlier. Downtown Jefferson, Austin Street. outlawnationals.com 903/665-7121

JEFFERSON: Apr. 15 Easter Egg Express Come ride the Easter Egg Express and participate in an Easter egg hunt. Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Apr. 20-23 Riverport National Vintage Motocross This natural-terrain track motocross race features international legends of the sport. Includes a charity golf tournament Thursday, cross-country and trials Friday, vintage racing Saturday and post-vintage racing Sunday. Diamond Don’s RV Park, 1602 Texas 49 East. diamonddon.com 866/398-2038

KILGORE: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 KilGogh Arts Festival Celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday with artists, crafters and vendors joining an all-day festival, featuring a student art competition, live entertainment and numerous kid-centered activities such as clay sculpting and sand art. Sample East Texas wines and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Kilgore Main Street District, 815 N. Kilgore St. kilgogh.com 903/984-2593

KILGORE: Apr. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Avalon Faire This medieval faire offers unique crafts and food, historical re-enactments and performance arts. Staff dress in costumes typical of King Arthur, Lady Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table lore. Parades wind their way through the crowds, and jugglers, musicians, magicians and other entertainers perform throughout the day. Avalon Fairgrounds, 1076 F.M. 1252. avalonfaire.com 903/985-0165

KILGORE: Apr. 5-8 Kilgore College Rangerette Revels The annual variety show performed at Kilgore College features various performances by members of the drill team, as well as guest performers. W.L. Dodson Auditorium, 817 Nolen St. rangerette.com 903/983-8187

LUFKIN: Apr. 20 Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett in Concert Newly married Broadway veterans explore love songs from storied musical partnerships with “This is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages.” The Pines Theater, 113 S. First St. thepineslufkin.com 936/633-0359

MAGNOLIA: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Magnolia Showdown Barbecue Cook-Off Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Dr. magnoliatx.org 281/356-1488

MAGNOLIA: Apr. 15 Depot Day The historical society’s annual fundraiser supports the Historic Depot building, the Caboose, the Pavilion, Dr. Ware’s Office and the Replica of the first Magnolia Post Office. Historic Magnolia Depot, 426 Melton St. magnoliatxhistoricalsociety.com 281/356-8514

MARSHALL: Apr. 26-27 Digging Into Your Roots: A Genealogy Workshop Diane L. Giannini, a certified genealogist, will lead participants through collecting, documenting and preserving their family history using digital technology, graphic sources and scrapbook formats. The museum encourages participants to bring all collected family history, notebooks, laptops and zip drives to save finished products. Harrison County Historical Museum, 1 Peter Whetstone Sq. harrisoncountymuseum.org 903/935-8417

NACOGDOCHES: Mar. 15-Apr. 15 Azalea Trails Experience an explosion of spring color in the Garden Capital of Texas. Three azalea trails dazzle the senses with bright blossoms on expansive, streamside gardens, manicured private districts and the largest azalea garden in the state. Charles Bright Visitor Center, 200 E. Main St. visitnacogdoches.org 888/564-7351

NACOGDOCHES: Apr. 1 Garden Gala Day and Earth Day Celebration Enjoy family-friendly Earth Day activities and the Stephen F. Austin Steel Drum Band, then shop for Texas-tough perennials, annuals, grasses and ornamental plants. SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. sfagardens.sfasu.edu 936/468-1832

NACOGDOCHES: Apr. 21-23 Vintage Market Days This upscale vintage-inspired indoor and outdoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more. Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Dr. visitnacogdoches.org 888/564-7351

PALESTINE: Mar. 24-26, Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Apr. 7-9 Dogwood Trails Celebration Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees with activities scheduled across three weekends to compliment the celebration, including the Dogwood Trails Festival and Dulcimer Festival during the first weekend and the Dogwood Brunch Train at the Texas State Railroad during the third weekend of the event. Historic Main Street. texasdogwoodtrails.com 903/729-6066

PALESTINE: Apr. 21-23 The 1836 Chuckwagon Race Bring horses, mules and wagons to camp out on the ranch and race, or just come and watch the fun. Additionally, enjoy trail rides, Dutch oven cooking classes, cowboy poetry, herd-dog demonstrations, barn dances, live music, cowboy church and more. Diamond B Ranch, F.M. 321. 1836chuckwagonrace.com 903/723-3014

TYLER: Mar. 24-Apr. 9 Azalea and Spring Flower Trail Enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas spring can provide. See miles of beautiful azaleas, dogwoods and spring flowers in bloom along the trail; stroll the gardens; and enjoy other events citywide. Various locations. visittyler.com/azaleatrail 903/592-1661

TYLER: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Disc Dog Event Disc Dog competitors and their dogs participate in various events. Lindsey Park, 12557 Spur 364 West. petsfurpeople.org 903/570-5400

TYLER: Apr. 1 Spirits of Oakwood Take a guided walking tour through this historic Texas cemetery. Individuals in period dress stand at grave sites of early Tyler pioneers and bring them back to life to tell their stories. Oakwood Cemetery, Corner of Oakwood Street and Palace Avenue. 903/316-2201

TYLER: Apr. 7 “Greater Tuna” This comedy is about Texas’ third-smallest town, where the Lion’s club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all inhabitants of Tuna—men, women, children and animals. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd. greatertunavisitorscenter.com or cowancenter.org 903/566-7424

TYLER: Apr. 7-9 Texas Rose Dressage Classic Dressage—occasionally referred to as “horse ballet”—is a competitive equestrian sport where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements. Texas Rose Horse Park, 14078 Texas 110. texasrosehorsepark.com 903/882-8696

TYLER: Apr. 8-9 Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair Features more than 80 vendors offering handmade art, jewelry, wood crafts and more in addition to live entertainment. Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave. tylerparksandrec.com 903/531-1214

TYLER: Apr. 11 Black Violin in Concert This high-energy group that blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music has performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague and South Africa. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd. cowancenter.org or blackviolin.com 903/566-7424

WOODVILLE: Apr. 1 Tyler County Dogwood Festival This celebration of springtime in East Texas includes a 5K fun run, arts and crafts, antique cars and motorcycles, a parade, the coronation of the Dogwood Queen, an outdoor historical play and fireworks finale. 100 W. Bluff St. tylercountydogwoodfestival.org 409/283-2632

March

CENTER: Mar. 25 Shelby County Grill Fest Sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, teams will compete for cash prizes by cooking brisket, chicken or pork spare ribs. Spectators can enjoy tastings, live entertainment and competitive games. Windham Civic Center, 146 Express Blvd. shelbycountychamber.com 936/598-3682

CONROE: Mar. 11 Classical Music and Texas-Style Barbecue Event showcases classical music’s rising stars, ages 18-32, from Texas and around the world in various categories including piano, voice, strings and guitar. The three-day competition culminates in a Texas-style gala, “Bach, Beethoven and Barbecue,” and the finalists’ concert and awards. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St. youngtexasartists.org 936/597-8825

CONROE: Mar. 31 A Celtic Celebration The Choral Society features Letters from Ireland, complete with narrators, dancers and all things Irish. Can another sing-along be far behind? First United Methodist Church, 4308 W. Davis St. 936/597-8825

CROCKETT: Mar. 11 John Anderson in Concert CMA Horizon Award winner and Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee John Anderson performs his hit songs like “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal” and classics like “Wild and Blue,” “Swingin’,” “Seminole Wind” and more. Crockett Civic Center, 1100 Edmiston Dr. pwfaa.org 936/544-4276

CROCKETT: Mar. 24-25 Piney Woods Music and Arts Festival Enjoy barbecue, a beer garden and live music on an outdoor stage, with arts and crafts vendors and lots of kids’ activities. Historic Camp Street. pwfaa.org 936/544-4276

HEMPHILL: Mar. 4 Great East Texas Outdoor Fest Celebrating Sabine County’s great outdoors like Toledo Bend Lake, this event features fishing, camping, boating, live music, food, and a raffle for fishing, camping and boating gear. Sabine County Rodeo Arena, 2745 Texas 184. getof.net 409/787-3388

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 2 Sam Houston’s Birthday and Texas Independence Day Celebrate General Sam Houston’s birthday and Texas Independence Day with special activities at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, Sam Houston Statue and Oakwood Cemetery. Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center, 7600 Texas 75. walkercountyhistory.org 936/291-9726

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 4 Great Muddy Escape Obstacle course race designed to test resilience, strength, stamina, quick decision-making skills and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. General Sam’s Offroad Park. thegreatmuddyescape.com 936/295-8009

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 11-12 Rusty, Chippy, Vintage, Hippy and Garden Show This antique and repurpose show offers yard and garden items, perfect for spring. Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 Texas 30. huntsvilleantiqueshow.com 936/295-4162

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 25 Herb Festival Buy herbs, perennials, pollinator plants, vegetables and camellias at this festival, which also offers food, speakers, children’s crafts, music and art. Wynne Home Arts Center, 1428 11th St. texasthymeunit.org 936/891-5024

HUNTSVILLE: Mar. 30-Apr. 8 Walker County Fair and Rodeo Event features two weeks of activities, including carnival attractions, rodeo and youth projects. Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 Texas 30. walkercountyfair.com 936/291-8763

JASPER: Mar. 18 Azalea Festival Jasper celebrates the blooming of the azaleas with an all-day festival around the historic downtown square. Activities at the 29th annual event include an arts and crafts show, live music, children’s activities, delicious food, pet adoptions and more. Jasper County Courthouse Square, 121 N. Austin St. jaspercoc.org 409/384-2762

JEFFERSON: Mar. 3-4, 17-18 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: Mar. 17-18 Route 49 Rally and Festival Bring out anything you own on wheels to this event, which features live music, vendors, concessions, poker run, bike and car show, and a church service, as well as a Kid Corral with bounce house, games and crafts. Diamond Don RV Park, 1602 Texas 49. route49rally.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Mar. 18 St. Patrick’s Day Express Celebrate all things green aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Express and drink green punch. The historic depot will be decked out in green. Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St. jeffersonrailway.com 866/398-2038

JEFFERSON: Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 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

KILGORE: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 KilGogh Arts Festival Celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday with artists, crafters and vendors joining an all-day festival, featuring a student art competition, live entertainment and numerous kid-centered activities such as clay sculpting and sand art. Additionally, sample East Texas wines and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Kilgore Main Street District, 815 N. Kilgore St. kilgogh.com 903/984-2593

LIBERTY: Mar. 24-25 Liberty Jubilee Festival includes entertainment, arts and crafts booths, commercial booths, food, kids area, carnival, photo contest and more. The jubilee is an outdoor festival that encompasses eight city blocks around the downtown Liberty Square, Courthouse, City Hall and Library. Downtown Liberty, 1829 Sam Houston St. cityofliberty.org 936/336-3684

LUFKIN: Mar. 19 “42nd Street” This quintessential backstage musical comedy classic is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American dream story and includes some tunes such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” Temple Theater at Angelina College, 3500 S. First St. angelinaarts.org 936/633-5454

MAGNOLIA: Mar. 11 B-geO Magnolia Miles The 10th annual ride includes multiple cycling route options and distances. Magnolia West High School, 42202 F.M. 1774. magnoliamiles.org 281/356-1488

MAGNOLIA: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Magnolia Showdown Barbecue Cook-Off Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Dr. magnoliatx.org 281/356-1488

NACOGDOCHES: Mar. 15-Apr. 15 Azalea Trails Experience an explosion of spring color in the Garden Capital of Texas. Three azalea trails dazzle the senses with blossoms in expansive, streamside gardens and manicured private districts, and the largest azalea garden in the state. Charles Bright Visitor Center, 200 E Main St. visitnacogdoches.org 888/564-7351

NACOGDOCHES: Mar. 25 Main Street Shop and Stroll Stroll the red brick streets of downtown and shop the fabulous wares Nacogdoches’ unique merchants have to offer. Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St. visitnacogdoches.org 888/564-7351

PALESTINE: Mar. 7-9, 14-16 Piney Wood Spring Break Train Excursion A special trip 1.5 hours each way with a 1.5-hour lunch layover at the opposite depot. Box lunches are available for pre-order, or you may bring your own picnic lunch. Texas State Railroad, 789 Park Road 70. texasstaterr.com 903/683-3093

PALESTINE: Mar. 23-25 Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival This festival may be laid-back, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to see a variety of great musicians and jam with them all in one place. Additionally, the festival hosts workshops for learning songs and techniques—without a schedule set in advance, on par with the weekend’s theme. Museum of East Texas Culture, 400 Micheaux Ave. oldpalmusic.com 936/222-1892

PALESTINE: Mar. 24-26, Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Apr. 7-9 Dogwood Trails Celebration Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees with activities scheduled across three weekends to compliment the celebration. The Dogwood Trails Festival and Dulcimer Festival take place during the first weekend, and the Dogwood Brunch Train at the Texas State Railroad is on the third weekend of the event. Historic Main Street. texasdogwoodtrails.com 903/729-6066

SAN AUGUSTINE: Mar. 3-4 San Augustine Garden Club Gala Garden Fair This home-and-garden show features speakers, exhibitors, merchandise and homemade food in a tea-room setting. Historic Museum Theater, 113 E. Columbia St. sagardenclub.org 936/675-1072

TYLER: Mar. 2 “42nd Street” This song and dance fable of Broadway, with an American dream story, includes some of the greatest songs ever written. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd. cowancenter.org or 42ndstmusical.com 903/566-7424

TYLER: Mar. 4 Fresh 15 Unlike other races, this one began with the idea of creating an iconic event that would motivate a community and Brookshire Grocery Co. employees to become healthier. One-hundred percent of race revenue goes back to nonprofit organizations. Fresh by Brookshire’s, 1600 W. Southwest Loop 323. bgcracing.com/fresh-15 903/592-1661

TYLER: Mar. 9 “The Illusionists: Live from Broadway” Enjoy this powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing magic acts. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd. cowancenter.edu 903/566-7424

TYLER: Mar. 21-22 “Dirty Dancing” This musical tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two independent young spirits from different worlds who share a romantic summer. R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd. cowancenter.org or dirtydancingontour.com 903/566-7424

TYLER: Mar. 24-Apr. 9 Azalea and Spring Flower Trail See miles of beautiful azaleas, dogwoods and spring flowers in bloom along the trail. Stroll the gardens and enjoy other events citywide. Various locations. visittyler.com/azaleatrail 903/592-1661

TYLER: Mar. 24-25 Quilt Show Presented by the Quilter’s Guild of East Texas, this judged show will display hundreds of hanging quilts, have quilting demonstrations, member lectures, vendors, a country store and more. Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. qgetx.org 903/581-6676

TYLER: Mar. 24-25 Rose City Artisans and Flower Market This upscale open-air market features artists and artisans selling a variety of items, including paintings, sculptures, garden decor, roses, herbs, crafts and food. There will be live entertainment and tours of the historic mansion. Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway Ave. goodmanmuseum.com 903/531-1286

TYLER: Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Disc Dog Event Disc Dog competitors and their dogs participate in various events. Lindsey Park, 12557 Spur 364 West. petsfurpeople.org 903/570-5400

WINNSBORO: Mar. 18-19 Gun Show and Outdoor Expo This event provides a safe environment for buying and selling guns, knives, ammo and other weapons. It also features an outdoor festival for children. Winnsboro City Auditorium, 900 Wheeler Dr. winnsboro.com 903/342-3666

 

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