Music Festivals, Free Fishing, First Monday Trade Days and More In Our Weekend Top 10
Even with Memorial Day behind us, East Texas is a haven for weekend events and trips during the summer. Don't believe me? Below you'll find some of our favorite events and activities for you and your family this weekend (June 2-4).
From First Monday Trade Days, the Big Pines Blues Festival, Tyler's Celtic Festival to free movies in the park. You will find something you and you're family will enjoy this weekend and every summer weekend in East Texas, for that matter.
Don't waste the sunlight (and wear sunscreen)!
2017 Big Pines Blues FestivalFriday-Saturday, Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview
Price: Free on Friday / Adv. GA Saturday $20
With four acts on Friday and 10 acts and family activities on Saturday, this festival will definitely be the highlight of your weekend.
The outdoor festival is in its 12th year of existence, 3rd in Longview. If you like the blues, this is a can't-miss event. Check out the entire lineup here.
Tyler Celtic FestivalSaturday, Goodman LeGrand Mansion and Grounds - 624 N. Broadway - 10 am to 6 pm
This event was supposed to go down in May, but rain forced it to postpone until this Saturday, June 3. This annual fest celebrate Celtic history and culture with live music, games, vendors, artisans, food and way more. You can contact Tours of Tyler for more information.
Shiner Sunday: Bri Bagwell w. Mando SalasSunday, Love & War in Lindale - 4 to 7 pm
Bri Bagwell is coming to Lindale on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. with special guest Mando Salas. 10 bucks is a great deal to catch a great act while experiencing a great Texas music venue. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat. I've had their chicken fried chicken... it was goooooood.
National Fishing DaySaturday, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens - 9 am to 4 pm
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is celebrating National Fishing Day with free admission for all. There will be a free all-ages catfish tournament, free hot dogs, pizza, nachos and drinks and no license will be required for that day!
You can register for the tournament upon arrival at the Angler's Pavilion. Free! What more can you ask for besides good weather?
Classic Movie in the Park - 'A Royal Wedding'Saturday, Reagan Park in Palestine, 7:30 - 9 pm
Growing up (and still to this day) I have loved watching movies in the park on warm, summer nights. It's free, it's community-oriented and who doesn't love laying in the park. Just bring your Deet for those pesky skeeters.
This month, Palestine presents 'A Royal Wedding' starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Bring your blankets and chairs to get comfy for the viewing.
Florida Georgia Line & NellyStarplex Pavilion in Dallas - 7 pm to ??
Price: $33 and up
Florida Georgia Line's Smooth Tour hits Dallas this Saturday and they're bringing some pretty cool friends with them - Nelly (yeah, that Nelly!) and Chris Lane. Ticket prices seem pretty modest for the lineup and you can purchase them in advance at LiveNation.
Family Tennis CarnivalSaturday, Tyler Tennis and Swim Club - Noon to 1 pm
Looking to get your kids (and maybe yourself) into shape this summer? Make a family event out of it and go to the Family Tennis Carnival host by the Tyler Tennis and Swim Club.
The event is complimentary and offers tennis lessons, snacks and drinks. You will have to RSVP so call 903-561-3014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Monday Trade DaysThu-Sun, 800 1st Monday Ln in Canton - 8 am to 4 pm
Price: Free admission!
First Monday Trade Days is the world famous flea market everyone has to check out at least once. It's back starting Thursday and will be here through Sunday.
I mean... literally over 28 miles of stuff from over 3,000 vendors. How do you pass that up?
Pro Wrestling at Easton Turnip FestivalSaturday, 185 East Kennedy Blvd in Easton - 2 to 6 pm
Easton's 20th Annual Turnip Festival will be home to the League of Lions Pro Wrestling exhibition, suitable for all ages. They will also host a meet and greet before the event.
ETX Brewing Yappy HourThursday, ETX Brewing in Tyler - 4 to 10 pm
Price: Free (unless you want beer!)
Really cool event that lands on Thursday but we had to include it. ETX Brewing is hosting 'Yappy Hour' Bring your dog, drink beer, eat Rotolo's pizza - all to help dogs in Tyler.
There will also be FREE dog training with contests as well.