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Independence Day celebrations around East Texas

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It's a time of year that Americans love: the celebration of America's freedom! Find a place to celebrate with a bang...pack a picnic and enjoy!

(Please carefully observe dates, as some events are set to occur the weekend prior to the 4th.)

Big Sandy:

Waffle Breakfast – 7 am till 11 am @ New Beginnings (Across from the Big Sandy Post Office)

205 E Broadway St  Big Sandy, TX 75755

Parade line up – 6:00 pm  

Parade starts – 6:30 pm – ends at the City Park directly across from the Big Sandy School

401, N Wildcat Drive,Big Sandy,TX, 75755

Parade Marshall is State Representative David Simpson

Rep David Simpson will speak at the Park for about 15 minutes

Music will start around 7pm

1st act – Texas Heart approx. 30 minutes of music

2nd act – Lupus Awareness Line Dance/Patriotic Theme

3rd act – Crosswind approx. 30 minutes of music

4th act – Mike Acoustic – approx. 30 minutes of music

Councilman Lupe Gonzalez will have his head & beard shaved for the Carl Akins Cancer Fund

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/my-brother-s-keeper/39164

Fireworks will start around 9 PM ... Booths will open around 6:30 pm

Overton:

The annual Fireworks show will be held at the city lake for the City of Overton at dark on the 4th. For more information contact the Overton Camber of Commerce at903-834-3542 or the City of Overton at 903-834-3171.

Lake Hawkins:

The Lake Hawkins flotilla boat parade and the Hawkins volunteer fire department fireworks  show will be on Friday July 5th. The boat parade will begin at 7pm and the fireworks will be at dusk.

Tatum:

July 4 from Martin Creek Lake State Park: Bring your bike and helmet.  Some decorations will be provided, otherwise bring your own.  We will spend about 30 minutes decorating bikes then parade the camping loop to show our Patriotism.  After the parade join us for games and hotdogs. (903) 836-4336  10:00am to noon.Call Lisa at (903) 836-4336 for more information. $3 for adults, 12 and under free.

Athens:

Fireworks at the Fishery: One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens.  Free fishing until 8:30pm. July 4 celebration from 5-10:00 p.m. Call James at (903) 670-2266 for more information.

Mineola:

At The Mineola Civic Center  ~Come at 6pm on the 4th  and have a picnic with your family then enjoy the Patriotic Program starting at 8pm followed by Fireworks after dark. All activities are outside so bring lawn chairs.

Longview:

The Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival will be held at the Maude Cobb Activity Convention and Activity Complex on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The annual event is expanding this year to include a concert and activities throughout the day. There will be amusement rides, a hot dog eating contest, facepainting, food and beverages, and a variety of other entertainment, including the Rock of Ages Concert. Activities will start around 2:00 p.m. and last throughout the day. The fireworks will start at dark. Festival admission and the firework show are free to the public; however, prices will vary for individual activities. The Rock of Ages Concert tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate (plus a nominal ticket service fee).  9:00pm - 11:00pm

Pittsburg:

City of Pittsburg's July 4th "Independence Day Blast" Thursday July 4, 2013 Located at Pittsburg High School Football Stadium For Information Call 903 856-3621 The Fourth of July is about our rights To life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Bring the family and celebrate our freedoms in beautiful Historic Pittsburg, Texas!! Come out to the Pittsburg Pirate Football Stadium to enjoy Pittsburg's 30 minute spectacular firework presentation along with Parachute Bingo…..5 skydivers from East Texas Skydive will jump showing their patriotism while skydiving with the American Flag. This is the only Firework Independence Blast on Thursday July 4th in the East Texas area, a family event you will not want to miss. Tailgating and seating areas will be available around the stadium as well as the stands of the Pittsburgh High School Football Stadium. Concessions will be available during the event by the Pittsburg Athletic Booster Club. There will plenty of room to enjoy family, friends and food while you are captivated by the ongoing fireworks. Events begin with Parachute Bingo starting at 8:45 p.m. / dusk. Purchase a chance to win $1,000. Tickets are $5.00 or $20 for five. Winner determined by skydiver landing on winning square. The City of Pittsburg Fireworks Show begins at dark immediately after Parachute Bingo.Read more: The Gilmer Mirror - pittsburgs july 4th independence day blast

Palestine:

The annual City of Palestine fireworks show will be at Story Elementary, 5300 N Loop 256, beginning at dark. KYYK 98.3 will broadcast choreographed, patriotic music during the fireworks display . For more information contact the Palestine Visitor Center at (903) 723-3014.

Nacogdoches:

An old-fashioned, community-wide Independence Day celebration on July 4 in Festival Plaza. Families are invited to enjoy delicious festival food, children's activities and live music by local bands. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission is free. Freedom Fest will take place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Festival Plaza, located just south of the downtown square in Nacogdoches. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to Festival Plaza. Coolers and picnic baskets are welcome, but glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Tyler:

Tyler Jaycees fireworks at Lindsey Park. July 4 - gates open at 4pm. Admission is $10 per car. Concessions will be provided and the show will start after dark.

People from all over East Texas will gather together to celebrate our Independence and the men who spilled their blood so that the rights endowed to us by our Creator might be recognized by the whole world. In the spirit of our forefathers we will walk together as free, armed men asserting our right to Life, Liberty and Property. Bring your rifle and your family to downtown Tyler on July 4, 2013 as we celebrate together. Open rifle carry ONLY, which is (legal without permit under Texas law). Remember safety first. So that it is clear that this is a peaceful, celebratory march please carry your rifle slung on your back with muzzle down. A press release will be sent out and local law enforcement authorities are aware of the march.If you are uncomfortable exercising your Constitutional and State right to Keep and Bear Arms please come without your long gun to show your support for our Constitutional rights.We will assemble July 4th, 2013 starting at 9:45 AM at 212 N. Border Ave. Tyler TX 75702. 

East Texans are invited to include patriotic music as part of their celebration on July 4, 2013.The Tyler Civic Chorale and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian Church will host its annual concert, open to the public at no charge, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 230 West Rusk Street, in Tyler. The event begins at 4:00 p.m.

Whitton:

Each year for the Fourth of July, the Whitton Volunteer Fire Department puts on a wonderful fireworks show as a fundraiser.  This year (Thursday, July 4th), there will be a few carnival rides (slide & ferris wheel) beginning about 4 pm.  The fire department will begin serving hamburgers about 6 pm, and the fireworks show will begin at dusk.The volunteer fire fighters put on this event each year and ask only that you make a donation  so they may continue serving the community and surrounding areas of mutual aide.  Come enjoy the fourth in Whitton at the corner of FM 1651, VZCR 2404 & VZCR 2410.  903-848-0260 Number to the fire station

Canton:

July 4th Fireworks Display- Held on the West Side of the First Monday Grounds off Hwy 64 and Hwy 859. Event will start at dark around 9 pm.

Chamber of Commerce July 4th Annual Parade & Events

Schedule of Events: Hot Dogs on the Square-5:30 PM til Parade is over(Next to stage area, downtown) $5.00 Includes Hot Dog, Chips & Drink 6:00 pm Parade Line up at the Jr. High on Buffalo St. 7:00 pm Parade begins Jr. High through Downtown Canton Sock Hop 50's Style Celebration at the Civic Center 7:00 to 9:00 pm Featuring "Buddy & the Flash Backs" Admission $6.00 Adults & $3.00 Kids under 12 Fireworks provide by the City of Canton's First Monday Dept. West Side First Monday Grounds at Dusk For more information and Parade Entry Forms contact: Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce 119 N. Buffalo St. 903-567-2991 or e-mail: cantontxchamberofcommerce@yahoo.com

Winnsboro:

Parade: 4:30 pm - starts at the American Legion building. After parade - music, food and entertainment until it gets dark about 9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and mosquito spray. No wine or beer is allowed in the City Park. July 4

Winona:

Annual July 4th Community-Wide Celebration hosted by First Baptist Church of Winona. Event begins at 6pm with softball, 2 water slides for kids, hot dogs, and will also feature some live music and other surprises. Professional fireworks show at 9pm - one of the best in the region, if not the state. Event will be held at Winona High School Baseball/Softball complex on Wildcat Drive in Winona.

Gladewater:

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - The boat Parade sponsored by Austin Bank will begin at 8 p.m. from the boat dock.  Participants will vie for cash prizes for First, Second and Third place.  If you want to participate, decorate your boat, jet ski, barge or any other water worthy craft and meet at the boat dock at 7:30 p.m.  Our fireworks show is made possible through the generosity of Chamber members, local businesses, Lake Gladewater residents, and the general public.

Lindale:

Our July 4th at Living Alternatives can best be described as "patriotic observance" meets "family reunion/picnic". We open up our 40-acre property to anyone who wants a fun family atmosphere to celebrate our Nations Independence. We host a large variety of events to keep your family busy. We have wet/dry jumps, a fishing tournament, a swimming pool, food vendors, face painting, live music, door prizes, tours of our 10,000 sq.ft maternity home, and class "C" fireworks to finish up the evening. Grills are provided, just bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and bug spray. We ask for a $15 donation at the door to cover our expenses.17141 Hwy 110 N, Lindale. Activities start at 4pm, fireworks start at 9pm.

Edom:

7/4/2013 - JULY 4th FREEDOM CELEBRATION @ the Edom Community Park: Live Band, Hot Dog Stand benefitting local Scholarship program, FIREWORKS by Edom VFD: Festivities Begin @ 7 PM with Fireworks at Dusk

Hughes Springs:

Hometown 4th of July celebration - July 4 from 6pm to 10pm in Spring Park (corner of 2nd and Harrison St.) Food: 6pm-8pm  Fish Fry - $10 per plate  Hot Dog Plate - $3 per plate. Ice Cold water bottle 50cents.Fireworks show: in Mustang Stadium:  Hughes Springs library will sell baked goods at the stadium. Fireworks at 9pm at the Hughes Springs Mustang Stadium.

Gilmer:

July 3rd - Commemorative Aircraft fly over/show 8:30 p.m.  followed by Fireworks Display 9 p.m. Gilmer Buckeye Football Stadium

If you have confirmed dates, times, and other info on a fireworks display or other Independence Day events in your area, send the complete information to us at WhereYouLive@kltv.com. Thanks!

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