Spring 2023 is officially here! However, we don't need the calendar to tell us that Spring has arrived in East Texas, we have the pollen to do that for us!

The yellow-greenish film has been covering our vehicles and all of our outdoor patio furniture for the past few weeks now and it'll get worse over the next couple of weeks before it gets better. Sorry to all of those who suffer from allergies.

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This weekend looks to be great with sunny to partly cloudy skies and very comfortable temperatures hanging in the low 70s. With weather like that, you have no excuse - get outside and do something! With nicer weather coming to Tyler and Longview, our weekend calendars are going to be filling up quickly with a ton of fun family events.

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Here's a look at this weekend's event happening across East Texas.

For more information or to purchase tickets to listed ticketed events, click or tap on the event name to be redirected to their official page or website.

86th Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 22nd - April 7th

Celebrating the beautiful blooms on the dogwood trees each week, the Palestine area will be bursting with beauty and visitors for three weeks! The driving trails feature the dogwoods meandering throughout Palestine and each weekend there are special events planned to feature car shows, wine tasting, rodeo, train excursions, and much more. All the information you need to know is online here!


Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

March 22nd - April 8th
Azalea District Tyler

Dating back to the 1930s, the Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has a deep history within the city. Each year millions of azalea blooms burst with vibrant color along nearly 10 miles of trails that meander through Tyler's Azalea District. Accessible by vehicle or foot, visitors from around the city, county, state, and nation will be treated to these colorful blooms along with other spring flowers that have been perfectly manicured by their owners.


Angelina County Fair

March 18-23
Angelina County Expo Center - Lufkin

The county fair features the livestock show, specialized tournaments, and more.


Tyler Azalea Run

Saturday @ 8a
Bergfeld Park - Tyler

This will be the 41st year of the Tyler Azalea Run which takes runners on a beautiful course through Tyler's historic Azalea District. There will be 10k, 5k, and kids 1. There is a registration fee to participate in this event.


Annual Azalea Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday and Sunday
Bergfeld Park - Tyler

The annual Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair hosted by the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is returning to Tyler’s Bergfeld Park this Saturday and Sunday. The Fair will feature more than 90 booths offering handcrafted items for sale. Live entertainment on both days. Admission is free to the public. Food trucks will be available for a fee.


Spring Fest

Saturday @ 10 am
East Texas Arboretum - Athens

Celebrate Spring with the arboretum! Lots of family fun that will include the following:
Giant Coloring Wall
Bubble Station
Seed Catapulting with the Leaning Gardens
Athens Gymnastic Academy obstacle courses
Bounce House
Live Music
Face Painting
Enchanted Fairy Tale Forest by the Henderson County Performing Arts players
And More
There is an admission fee for this event and food trucks will be on-site, so come to make a day of it!


Easter Bash 2024

Saturday 11a-2p
US Hwy. 69 S - Tyler

Looking for an Easter Egg hunt this Spring? Our hunts will be at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm.
Mark your calendars for the morning of March 23rd and come to South Spring Baptist Church's Easter Bash.
We'll have food trucks, bounce houses, games, and all the Spring photo-ops you're looking for.
Even our interactive Holy Week will help you and your little ones realign as you celebrate together.


Hiway 80 Rescue Mission - Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 11a-3p
Hwy. 64 W - Tyler

Join our Easter egg hunt this year!
We will be providing BBQ and hot dogs for lunch PLUS tons of fun and games! Register for the event early by clicking the title above.


Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday @ 12n
Lear Park Soccer Fields - Longview

Grab your baskets and get ready to hunt for eggs at Longview Parks and Recreation's Easter Eggstravaganza! The Easter Egg Hunt is for kids ages 4 to 15 years old. Lear Park Softball Fields 1-4 will be designated for different age groups and those with special needs. There will be games, arts & crafts, food vendors and, of course, the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny!


Spring Wine, Whiskey, Brew Tour of Nacogdoches

Saturday 4p-10p
downtown Nacogdoches

The award-winning Wine, Whiskey, Brew Tour is BACK!
With azaleas blooming, events ramping up, and new activity in Downtown Nacogdoches, now is the time to #VisitNacogdoches for a one-of-a-kind tour of libations in the Oldest Town in Texas.

Board the bus for a private and exclusive tour to visit a few of our more "spirited" partners. Brought to you by the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, our WW&B (Wine, Whiskey, Brew) tours are known for off-the-charts FUN. We will make our way to Red House Winery, Front Porch Distillery, Naca Valley Vineyard and finish the night off at Fredonia Brewery.

Price includes tastings at each location and transportation. Food trucks and other dining options will be available at each stop. Be ready for some trivia, bad karaoke, and who knows what else. If you are looking for a fun night out for a girl's night, date night, or any kind of night this is for you!

There is an admission fee for this event.

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