Our social and weekend calendars are filling up with a wide variety of things to do around East Texas on the weekend. We're balancing a social life with a weekend project list from around the house that is a mile long.

We all deserve some time to ourselves, some time to chill out and relax without a care in the world and stroll through a huge event or festival. At the same time we've got to make sure the lawn is mowed the flower bed is looking good and make our weekly grocery store run.

Hopefully, you'll be able to balance out your weekend and include one of these activities in your plans.

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.

East Texas Gusher Days

Friday and Saturday

This unique festival will take over downtown Gladewater and spill across the railroad tracks and down Hwy. 271 too. Gusher Days feature an arts and crafts fair, car show, chili cookoff, kids activities, live bands, a street dance, and more.

There will be a bass tournament on Saturday, April 27th.


Hi*Way 80 Sale

Friday - Sunday
US Hwy 80 - Terrell to Waskom

The 392-mile stretch of US Hwy. 80 will be the site of the longest garage sale in Texas this weekend! The Hi*Way 80 sale continues all the way into Georgia! Find anything and everything you want along Hwy. 80 this weekend.


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Saturday 8a-11a
Downtown Square - Athens

The 12th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes invites men to walk in red high-heeled shoes in support of sexual violence. Proceeds support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. There is a registration fee for this event.


Athens Old Fiddler's Reunion

Thursday - Saturday
downtown Athens - Athens

The longest-running fiddle contest in Texas! Car show, street dances, kiddie carnival, and a variety of fun foods. Bring your quilts or lawn chairs to sit on. Old Fiddlers is a FREE event! In the case of rain, the fiddle competition and music will move to The Texan.

Hope For Heroes Walk-Run-Ride

Saturday @ 8a
Mobberly Baptist Church - Longview

It's the first-ever fundraising event for the Hero Scholarship Fund benefiting First Responders and Ministry Leaders in the East Texas region!

If you have a love for the East Texas outdoors and obsess over bikes, running races, and the status of the community, then this is your event. We love being outdoors, grinding away on oil-top backroad riding, and trotting on a good spring morning! So why not mix them all together? For you racers, strategy is key - know your strengths and weaknesses. Fun is guaranteed! How about a prize for the most selfies in your local favorite Hero’s uniform with a backdrop of gorgeous East Texas landscapes?

We want the community to show up for our Heroes! Remember this is not only a race but an event. Expect affordable entry fees, a rockin’ finish-line party next to Vendor Village, and one heck of a hard course for you racers!


Farmer's Markets

Rose City Farmers Markets

Saturday 9a-1p
221 S. Broadway Ave - Tyler

Palestine Farmers Markets

Saturday 9a-2p
813 W. Spring St - Palestine


Praise In The Park

Saturday 10a-5:30p
Bergfeld Park - Tyler

We will be having a day of worship in Bergfeld Park on April 20th starting at 10 am! We have 6 bands booked to play all day as well as a food vendor. Come out and praise with us!


Spring Fair

Saturday 10a-2p
Whitehouse City Park - Whitehouse

The Whitehouse Youth Community Council is excited to host their second annual Spring Fair! Join us for a day of family fun! Enjoy a free lunch, obstacle course and dunk booth, interact with student and community organizations and enjoy some beautiful spring weather!


Bullard Spring Fling

Saturday 10a-4p
W. Main St - Bullard

It's time for the Annual Spring Fling! Join us for a day full of Food, Fun, and Shopping! If rained out we will hold it on Saturday, April 27th.


17th annual Art In The Garden

Saturday 11a-2p
Rose Park Dr. - Tyler

Art in the Garden. Bring your paints, sketchbooks, and easels, and enjoy the Tyler Rose Garden located at 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, TX 75702 while you create a masterpiece. Adult and youth art will be displayed during the event. Area art instructors are welcome to attend with their students.

Admission is free and some light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch.


Date With Dad

Saturday 5p-9p
207 N. Washington Ave - Marshall

Joe Pine Coffee Co. invites dads and daughters of all ages to join them on Saturday, April 20 from 5-9 pm for a night of fun at Joe Pine. We will have a plant potting booth, cookies to decorate for dessert, drinks of your choice from our espresso and hot chocolate bar, a FILM photo opportunity, and silly conversation cards! Sign up for this event via our website to secure your spot!


Pollard Theater Center Presents Jesus Christ Superstar

Saturday and Sunday
New Copeland Rd. - Tyler

Join us in welcoming Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pollard Theater Center stage, an iconic rock opera with a modern twist that will have first-time viewers and long-time fans jamming in their seats. Sing along to beloved classics like "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Heaven on Their Minds," and "Superstar." Get lost in a story that will take your breath away with phenomenal vocals and rockin' tunes that won't soon leave your head after the show. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Pollard Theater Center!
Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com keyword Pollard.

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