What's going on in East Texas this weekend?

We hope you are enjoying your 4th of July festivities, friends! We have compiled a list of local celebrations that begin this weekend and extend through next weekend. Click here to see it. See below for other East Texas fun to get into throughout this weekend!


On July 6 at 3 p.m., Liberty Hall will show the 1985 kids favorite film “The Goonies." Tickets are on sale at www.LibertyTyler.com or at the door starting at 2 p.m. on July 6. Movie starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.

At FRESH by Brookshires:  Friday, July 5, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the back patio.

Artist Michael Gonzalez performs a wide range of musical styles professionally, having experience with more than 10 groups as lead singer and acoustic rhythm guitarist for over 20 years, he currently performs over 1000 songs from a wide variety: blues, country, pop, jazz, rock, hard rock, easy listening, ballads, 1930's all the way up to the present style…he calls it folk music and formats most of his style as an unplugged balladeer.He is joined by Natalie Rose who is as musically talented as she is beautiful!

Also at FRESH: Locked and Loaded -  Saturday, July 6, 2013

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A little blues, country & western with a side of R&B. On the back patio.

Stanley's Barbecue:  Friday, July 05, 2013 08:PM The Chris Watson Band is a powerhouse Southern Soul group out of Fort Worth, TX. Combining only the best elements of Blues, MoTown, Funk and Southern Rock, this collection of passionate musicians puts on an unforgettable show suitable for all music lovers. www.chriswatsonband.com Musician/Songwriter Eric George started playing music on stage in his family's band when he was ten years old in Alba, Texas. Since then he's held residency at Buddy Guys Legends in Chicago, did a stint with rocker Buddy Miles and has toured nationally and internationally with various Nashville recording artists. In January 2005, George took part in a music tour for soldiers in Iraq. His clear, rich, impassioned voice calls out for kindness, understanding and empowerment for all of mankind. His lyrics address social, environmental and political issues. Eric's music is soulful, heartfelt and rocks one to the very core.


Mark your calendars for the BEST celebration in Tyler at Lago del Pino! Great food, live music, favors, games/activities and a FIREWORK SHOW over the lake at 9:30!


For all details on the events, hours and pricing, please check out this link below!


Lago del Pino - Friday night at 8: The Bigsbys play original roots rock music. It's muddy and blue with a soul-filled center. Gritty, yet easy on the ears... This music is more of a feeling than a product.

Four guys from East Texas make up The Bigsbys. Alex Smith(Guitar/Lead Vocals) has been writing songs for the better part of a decade. Brad Hobson(Lead Guitar/Vocals) brings a blues-soaked Gibson SG to the group and gives the tunes a sound like no other. Russell McClendon(Bass) provides chunky, funky beats and Nick Odom is featured on drums. The bands sound is all their own, and their ability to entertain any crowd separates them from the pack of bands touring today. Ticket info here.

Lago del Pino: Swagger is a specialty act that performs all of the latest dance and rock hits from Austin, Texas. Swagger boasts energetic, top-tier, veteran talent and choreographed dance performances. Saturday at 9pm. Ticket info here.


FRI., JULY 5  from 8 pm - 11 pm Brewbaker's - Randy Lindsey  -4th of July Weekend Party at  210 N. Main Street. 903-342-6119

Winnsboro CITY POOL OPEN on JULY 4 from 11 am - 6 pm (The pool will be open every Tuesday night for Family Night from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm during the summer. The cost is $2 per person.)

SAT., JULY 6 at 7 pm Miss Demeanor and the Groove Felons at Brewbaker's. 210 N. Main Street. 903-342-6119

Ben Wheeler:

Moore's Store: 7/5 Group Therapy (Classic Rock) • $7 at the door (903)833-5100

Moore's Store: 7/6 Six Market Blvd. (Americana/Southern Rock) $8 advanced tickets available at outhousetickets.com or $12 at the door. (903)833-5100

The Forge:  7/4 Jimmy Bailey and 7/5 Heather Little & Matt Bradshaw.  (903)833-5970

Longview:  ACTIVITY COMPLEX - MAUDE COBB, FAIRGROUNDS AND RODEO ARENA  Galaxy Quest: Space Stories That are Out of this World! - An Original Works Production - Directed by Jacob Justice - Travel to infinity and beyond! Experience aliens, space travel, bad guys, good guys, the moon, lasers, talking planets, and other phenomena that are 'out of this world'!!! This production represents our very best…an ArtView original from start to finish! $6 Tickets on sale online beginning July 1, 2013. Contact: ArtsView Children's Theatre  Email: artsview@artsviewact.com  Phone: 903-236-7535 More Info: www.artsviewchildrenstheatre.comArtsView Children's Theatre  313 W. Tyler St Longview TX 75601 USA Friday from 7-8pm, Saturday from 2-3pm and 6-8pm.


At the Historic Select Theater: The Lone Ranger July 4, 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13 - 2 hrs. 29 min.  PG-13 Friday and Saturday nights - 7:30pm

Adults $6- Children 11 and under $4 - Saturday "Bargain" Matinee - 2:00pm - ALL tickets $4- Sunday  - 2:00pm - Adults $6 and Children 11 and under $4  ---Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

Mineola League of the Arts:  Kids' Camp - July 8-12 from 8:30am to noon. Mineola League of the Arts

200 West Blair Street

Mineola, Texas 75773



Mineola Music on the Streets Saturday June 29th. & Every Saturday thru Fall

Gun Barrel City:

Saturday, July 06, 2013 4:30 pm

Gun Barrel City Pavilion & Amphitheater  featuring: VANILLA ICE - KEVIN FOWLER, DEREK SHOLL - KADIE LYNN   298 Municipal Drive, Gun Barrel City, TX 75156  Buy Tickets at this link.



Thursday, July 4:  Festivities began @ 5:30 p.m.

Children's bicycle parade, Homemade ice cream contest,

Cake auction, Face painting, Band & more

Proceeds benefit the Children's Programs at the Jefferson Carnegie Library

Fireworks Display over the Big Cypress Bayou @ Dar