Another weekend has arrived and there is no shortage of things to do around East Texas. Rodeos, boat runs, shopping, touring new homes, a tattoo expo, and car shows are just a few of the things that will keep us entertained this weekend.

Let's hope we'll only see cloudy conditions; if the rain does fall let's hope it does after these wonderful events.

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.

Canton First Monday Trade Days

Thursday - Sunday
First Monday Trade Days grounds - Canton

Shop til you drop at the world's largest and oldest flea market. First Monday Trade Days has more than just a little something for everyone, they have a lot for everyone! There is something there just waiting for you to purchase that you just can't live without. There is also live music and plenty of food to satisfy any appetite.


Tyler Parade Of Homes

Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 9
various locations throughout Smith County

Nearly 30 new homes proudly built by Tyler area builders are showcasing their creations during the 71st annual Tyler Parade Of Homes. If you're thinking about building or considering a remodel of any kind this is a great opportunity to get some inspiration and some ideas that you can incorporate into your project. There is an admission charge for viewing the homes on display.


'All Hands On Deck' Boat Run

Saturday 11a-5p
Lake Tyler Marina - Tyler

It's a day of fun on the waters of Lake Tyler and raising money for the American Cancer Society. There will be nine dock stops along the run where you collect tickets for a chance to win prizes. You can be a 'Land Hand', 'Boat Hand' or a 'Boat Rider'. Admission is required to participate in the boat run. It's a day of fun, food, drinks and prizes.


Ark-La-Tex Tattoo & Art Expo

Friday - Sunday
Maude Cobb Activity Center - Longview

The 5th Annual Ark-La-Tex Tattoo & Art Expo will feature award-winning artists, live music, tattoo contests, kids attractions, art exhibits, food vendors and more. There is an admission fee to attend.


2024 Mt. Pleasant PRCA ProRodeo

Wednesday - Saturday
Mt. Pleasant Rodeo Grounds - Mt. Pleasant

It's rodeo time in Mt. Pleasant. Let the kids entertain you with mutton bustin' and then the big show with bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. There is an admission fee for this event.


Retro Car Show Series

Saturday 7a-2p
Gilmer Civic Center - Gilmer

The car show will feature classic cars and trucks, street rods, muscle cars, convertibles, imports, modern cars and trucks, slingshots, and motorcycles. Proceeds benefit the Historic Upshur Museum.


Princess In The Park

Saturday 10a-12n
Longview Arboretum and Nature Center - Longview

Belle, Cinderella, and all their princess friends will be visiting the beautiful gardens of the Longview Arboretum on June 1st from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Due to the unexpected forecast we don’t plan to cancel. We will meet indoors at the Arboretum if we have rain.
But we’re hoping for sunshine and clear skies! ☀️🌸 There is a fee to attend this event. Arboretum’s daily pass is $5.00. Arboretum members and children under the age of 6 are free!


'The Recipe' Teen Writing Workshop

Saturday 4:30p-6:30p-6
The Foundry Coffee House - Tyler

"The Recipe" Teen Writing Workshop. These workshops are designed to develop critical thinking skills, advocate for cognitive development, and provide a healthy space for our youth to express their emotions and concerns.
Through these workshops, we aim to help our participants identify social dynamics, navigate peer pressure, and embrace life on a larger scale. Whether they are already writers or just starting to explore their creativity, we want to provide them with the opportunity to delve into the world of writing.


Rueggenfest 2024 - An Inaugural Event

Saturday 10a-10p
downtown Marshall - Marshall

Join us for our grand opening event, the first annual Rueggenfest! June 1 marks six months to the day that we have been open to the public. We want to show our appreciation and celebrate with you! This 12-hour event is free to the public and will take up the entirety of the Marshall downtown square, with our historic courthouse as the focal point. It will boast live music, local vendors and food trucks, live music all day, kids and adult races and contests, kids crafts, face painting, corn hole tournament, local wine, and of course your favorite craft beer! We welcome musicians Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome, Dagnabbit, Clint and the Cosmic Wake, The Bison, and to end our festivities, Mr Wes Jeans.


June Market On Main

Saturday 9a-1p
Main St - Nacogdoches

Join us downtown Nacogdoches to shop local goods, made by local people. Market on Main will be open from 9 am-1 pm.



Farmers Markets

East Texas farmers have put in the sweat, cultivated the seeds, and picked the freshest fruits and vegetables in East Texas. Here's our opportunity to help local farmers and eat healthier too with locally grown food.

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

Saturday 8a-1p
W Front St - Mineola

Saturday 9a-12n
E Main St - Whitehouse

Panola County Farmer's Market: Spring 2024
Saturday 8a-12n
Panola St - Carthage

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If you want to go on a safari but can't make it to Africa, this is the closest that you'll probably come to going on one and it's right here in East Texas.

Check out some of the animals you'll see and get to feed along with way.

For more information on Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari be sure to visit their website. This is not an endorsement for the park.

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