Looking at the East Texas events calendar, there is no shortage of events happening this weekend. There are plenty of activities for you and the family to be a part of.

As the temperatures heat up to the mid-80s Saturday you might need to cool off and you can do it at one of the splash pads that are opening up Saturday at four Tyler area city parks.

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.

Kilgore Boomtown Bash

Saturday 8a-2p
East Texas Oil Museum - Kilgore College

Get ready for the ultimate family fun at Boomtown Bash! Lace-up for the Fueling Fitness 5K and Fun Run, where fitness meets fun. Experience the excitement of Touch-A-Truck, shop ’til you drop with our amazing vendors, tantalize your taste buds with delicious food, and let the kids bounce away in our bounce houses. Plus, dance the day away with our live DJ spinning tunes till 2:00 pm. There is a registration fee to participate in the 5K and fun run.


Urban Kids Fishing Derby Texas

Saturday 8a-12n
Woldert Park - Tyler

The free Urban Kids Fishing Derby Texas event will be held at Woldert Park, 701 W 32nd St, Tyler. The event is for ages 4-16 with parents from 8 am-12 pm. Bring your pole, bucket, and chair. There will be food and Biggest Fish is $100.00. Register in advance for the event, space is limited.


Challenge Air Tyler Fly Day Event

Saturday 8a-4p
Historical Aviation Memorial Museum - Tyler

Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air for Kids & Friends provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do anything. Registration is required and only open to East Texas residents.


City Of Tyler Splashpads

opening day Saturday
parks throughout Tyler

Tyler Parks and Recreation are welcoming families out to splash around on the city's splash pads. Splash pads will be active from 9a-9a daily through early fall. This is opening weekend for all the fun. Splash pads are located in the following Tyler City Parks:

Bergfeld Park
Woldert Park/Glass Recreation Center
Faulkner Park
P.T. Cole Park


Arp Strawberry Festival

Saturday and Sunday
Arp City Park - Arp

The Annual Arp Strawberry Festival will be a 2-day event this year. Saturday, April 27th from 9a-5p & Sunday, April 28th 1p-5p. This year our community will have been named "Arp" for 125 years! We have live music, train rides, balloon artists and face painting, an ax trailer, a mechanical bull, food trucks, and many vendors. This event will be one you don't want to miss!! ACE will recognize all Arp High School Seniors and Announce our Scholarship Recipients. Golf carts will valet guests to and from the festival grounds.


Style Show And Mimosa Brunch

Saturday 10a-12n
Patterson Rd - Athens

If you ever needed an excuse to grab a friend and a boozy brunch, here it is! The East Texas Arboretum is proud to host its annual Style Show and Mimosa Brunch to benefit the education programs and gardens of the arboretum.
East Texas Arboretum at 1601 Patterson Rd. Athens. Wear something fabulous, funky, and fun! This year's style show will not only highlight the new fresh looks of boutiques in Athens, but we want to see you! This is a ticketed event.


Bullard Spring Fling

Saturday 10a-4p
W Main St - Bullard

The Bullard Spring Fling is happening this weekend due to last weekend's rain. It will be a day full of food, fun and shopping.


Black Beauty Ranch Tour

Saturday @ 11a
CR 3806 - Murchison

Join us on an unforgettable journey to learn more about
our animal protection work and meet the animals who call Black Beauty Ranch home, including tigers, bears, primates, bison, horses, burros, farm animals and more.


Kilgore Cruise Night

Saturday 5p-8p
downtown Kilgore - Kilgore

Join us for our monthly KILGORE CRUISE NIGHT where everyone is welcome! Bring your new car, classic car, muscle car, truck, motorcycle, project vehicle, or anything in between!!! Enjoy some amazing vehicles and visit the Historic Downtown Kilgore and our local businesses!


Movies In The Park

Saturday @ 8:15p
Bergfeld Park - Tyler

Grab the family, some snacks, chairs, and blankets, and prepare yourself to see 'Wall-E' on the big outdoor screen at Bergfeld Park in Tyler as the 'Movies In The Park Spring 2024' kicks off in Tyler. This is a free event for the entire family.


Farmers Markets

Rose City Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-1p
221 S Broadway - Tyler

Whitehouse Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-12n
E Main St - Whitehouse

Palestine Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-2p
W Spring St - Palestine

Frankston Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-1p
US-175 - Frankston

Winnsboro Farmers Market

Saturday 8a-12n
Carnegie St - Winnsboro

Mineola Farmers Market

Saturday 8a-1p
W Front St - Mineola

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