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East Texas Independence Day 2014 Events

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(KLTV) - There is always a great selection of fireworks activities and events in East Texas for the celebration of our country's independence. Check out our list and get out there to celebrate!

Tyler:

Thursday: "American as Apple Pie" concert at Liberty Hall. The Tyler Big Band will play patriotic tunes and favorite songs. We will recognize our military and remember how thankful we are to live in America. Great event for the whole family! Tickets are on sale now at LibertyTyler.com or at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. for $20. You may also enter the apple pie baking contest - go to ETSO.org for more info.

Friday, July 4 - Pleasant Hill Baptist Church hosts 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular - 6:30-10 p.m. - Free food will be provided while supplies last. A tribute to our Military, Live Music from the 2012 Inspirational Country Music Award Duo of the Year "BRANDED", Illusionist doing shows in our Kid Street Theatre, bounce house, bungee trampoline are only a few of the highlights. The event is free, fireworks will begin at dusk. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is located at 13590 State Hwy 110 South approximately 2.5 miles S of loop 323 on Troup Hwy 110 or .10 mile north of Grande Blvd. 903-561-0445
Saturday, July 5 - City fireworks celebration - Free - Lindsey Park - Concessions will begin to be available at about 2 p.m., fireworks will begin at dark.

Saturday, July 5 fireworks celebration at Lake Tyler Petroleum Club. 9 p.m. until midnight, Dustin Becker will perform on the deck overlooking the lake. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.. Food and drinks available for purchase. $10 cash only cover charge at the gate.

The FREE Lindsey Park Fireworks Show will be this Saturday, July 5 at 9 p.m. Grab your friends or family and make sure you carpool to ease traffic congestion. Lindsey Park is located at 12557 Spur 364 W. Attendees are asked to arrive early, and if you arrive before 3 p.m. please park in the two main parking lots by the soccer fields. Concessions will be available. No alcohol or private fireworks in park.



Longview:

Friday, July 4 - Freedom Celebration and fireworks Festival will be held at Maude Cobb Activity Center on Friday. Activities throughout the day, including amusement rides, food and drink, vendors in the exhibit building, outdoor stage for live music, multi-cultural festivities and more. Activities start at 10 a.m., last all day. Festival admission and the firework show are free but prices will vary for various activities. Indoor concert will be held at Maude Cobb featuring Neal McCoy and Holly On Tucker. Doors for this will open at 5 p.m. and show starts at 6:30. Tickets for McCoy/Tucker concert are $15 adult general admission, and $7.50 for ages 13 and under. May be purchased at Cavenders in Longview or www.outhousetickets.com with a $3 surcharge.  Fireworks will start at dark. and are sponsored by the City of Longview and other community sponsors. 903-237-1230.

Lake Fork/Quitman:

Friday, July 4 - Fireworks at the Quitman Arboretum - beginning at 10 a.m.

2014 Lake Fork Independence Day fireworks and golf cart parade - Oak Ridge Marina  - Saturday, July 5 - 6 p.m. - BBQ at the lake, booths will open. 7 p.m. - Picnic games start, DJ will provide music. 8 p.m. - Golf cart parade (decorate your golf cart, at or vote for your favorite!) 9:30 fireworks show begins!

Big Sandy:

Explosion in the Park - July 4 - Waffle Breakfast, parade, booths, food, etc. Local talent will play until nightfall when fireworks begin. 7-11 am Rotary Waffle Breakfast at New Beginnings ALL YOU CAN EAT – cost is: Adults $7; Seniors 60+:$6; Children 6-11:$6 & Ages 5 and under are free! Quantity Discount for 25 or more:$65:30 pm line up for parade 6:30 pm parade (Start on Pearl Street and to end at the school) 6:00 Booths will open in City Park 7:00 pm Entertainment starts 9:00 pm (approximately) Fireworks by the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department

Winona:
City-wide July 4 event - Sponsored by First Baptist of Winona and the Winona Chamber of Commerce;activitiwill includedee softball games, “Cycle Heaven” motorcycle show, Street Stock Car and Truck Show, live music, water slides for kids, and karaoke. Hot dogs, sodas and water will also be available with donation stations available. One of the largest fireworks shows in the region. Attractions such as the motorcycle show, the stock car show, and karaoke are open to anyone who would like to submit an entry and will be spaced throughout the event. “Cycle Heaven”, Kids Water Slides, Softball and Live Music will begin 7 p.m.7pm. “Street Stock Cars” and Karaoke will begin at 8. For more information, contact the church office at 903-877-3273 or e-mail Pastor Tony Watson at pastor@winonafbc.orgThe public is invited to share in the festivities, which will begin on Friday, July 4th 7 p.m.7pm at the Winona High School Baseball & Softball complex.

Hawkins

Lake Hawkins VFD annual 4th of July show will be held Friday, July 4 at Lake Hawkins RV Park off of CR 3440 in Hawkins. Show will start at dark, and concessions will be available.

Ben Wheeler

July 4 - "Brooks Bash" to honor Brooks Gremmels -5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Music at The Pickin’ Porch Park • 5 p.m. – Musical Guests: Wesley Pruitt, Heather Little, Matt Bradshaw, Craig Wallace, Travis Bolt, Chase McClanahanblacktop GYPSYPSY- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.Stratoblasters Fireworksrks at Sunset at The Pickin’ Porch Park begin at 8:30.


9 p.m. – 1960’s Garage Rock Band: Mouse & The Traps at Moore’s Store - opener Karl Berkebile

9 p.m. – Jimmy Wallace & Jerry Don Branch at The Forge Bar & Grill

9:30 p.m. – Movie for the kiddos: Wizard of Oz in Technicolor at The Forge’s Backyard Pavilion - There will be a small charge for food and drinks. Profits raised will go to the Ben Wheeler Arts & Historic District Foundation in an effort to help continue Brooks’ vision to keep the town moving forward long into the future.For more information about the Brooks’ Bash, please call 903.833.1070 or visit BenWheelerTX.com for updates.

Edom:

July 4 at Edom Community Park, off 279 in Edom. Live band starts at 7pm, fireworks a7 p.m.usk. There will be a scholarship hot dog stand, as well.

Whitehouse:


Saturday, July 510 a.m.011 p.m.1pm Independence in the Park - Free - Lonestar BBQ Sociecook offoff, live music from Texas Rebellion, splash park will be open, bounce house, balloon artist, face painting, games, vendor booths, food and drinks for purchase. Car show will be fr10 am0am-2pm. Raffle for a golf cart, and huge fireworks display set to music by Mike Adams.  Fireworks at 9. 

Pittsburg

July 4 at Pirate stadium. Parachute bingo starts at 8:45, followed by the "largest and longest" fireworks show in East Texas. Call 903-855-3575 for more info.

Palestine:

Friday, July 4 - City fireworks celebration - Steven Bennett Park next to the YMCA - Concessions will begin at 5 p.m., fireworks will begin at sundown.

Gun Barrel City:

Saturday, July 5 - Casey Donahew & Vanilla Ice to headline JulyFest concert on July 5. 7am-9am car show, 9-1 concert gates open, 2:30 battle of the bands,  3-5 Kadie Lynn, 5-5:30 Wesley Pruitt, 5:30-6:30 Back in Black, 7-8 Casey Donahew Band, and 8:30-10pm Fireworks. Vanilla Ice takes the state at 10pm.  Purchase tickets here: http://tickets.musiconelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=63 or see www.gunbarrelcityfestivals.net to learn more.

Athens:

Friday, July 4 - Fireworks at the Fishery: The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for regular paid visitation. Free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m.Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free as long as supplies last. Fishing ends approximately 30 minutes before the fireworks begin. Phone: (903) 676-2277

Kilgore:

Patriotic Party to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. July 3 -  Free - live music, vendor booths, games and crafts, face painting, snow cones, door prizes, shopping, and more. Concession stand food will be  available to purchase with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association. Music by Danny Burgess, John and Kim Hodges, and Hattie Bridges. Bingo games at 6pm. Parking available at Chandler Street Church of Christ (2700 Chandler Street) Shuttle will begin at 3:30 and run every ten minutes until 7:30.

Jacksonville:
Friday July 4 - Fireworks on Lake Jacksonville. Lake Jacksonville Association- More than 100 boats will fill the lake area under the spectacular fireworks display while on-lookers line the shores. The Lake Jacksonville Association sponsors the fireworks show which is the centerpiece of other events around the lake. 903-586-0327 Starts at 9:15pm.  More info at http://www.lakejacksonville.org/News/Fireworks/Default.asp.

Reklaw:

Friday July 4th, Lake Striker Marina will be having Westbound 21 start at 8:00 and then fireworks at dark for a hour. Then the band will take stage again after the show. It is $10 per person and kids 12 and under are free.


Groveton:


Friday, July 4 city fireworks at the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 94. Music and activities begin at 5pm, food begins at 6pm, 6:30-9pm games and activities like bounce houses and dunking booth, 9pm fireworks by Groveton Lions Club.

Mineola:
Mineola will have a fireworks show at the Civic Center after dark on July 4.

Overton:

The city of Overton will be celebrating the 4th of July with a fireworks show over the city lake. This show will start at dark and last app. 45 mins and is free. The public is invited to attend.

Jefferson:

Jefferson Salutes America: Friday, July 4. Free. The “Big Show” begins at 5pm downtown at the Otstott Park gazebo. The fun begins with a Children’s trike/bike parade including Uncle Sam himself and maybe even a few people dressed in historic summertime clothing strolling around.

At 9:30 PM the Fireworks finale begins over the Big Cypress Bayou by the bridge downtown. Behind the Jeffersonian Institute.

5:45 PM -- Children's Parade Line Up

6:00 PM -- Welcome , Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance

6:00 PM -- Children's Parade & Judging

6:15 PM -- Ice Cream Championship Judging

6:30 PM -- Cake & Pie Auction--Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library

7:30 PM -- Band Concert--Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band

8:00 PM--Intermission--Presentation of Trophies to Ice Cream Winners

8:15 PM --Band Concerts Resumes

9:15 PM -- Finish of the Quaker State500 Duck Race

9:30 PM -- FIREWORKS FANTAZMAGORIA!!


Mt. Vernon:


July 5 at Lake Cypress Spring at 9:30pm. Concession/toy stand at Overlook park from 6-9:30

Nacogdoches:

Freedom Fest: July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m in Festival Park. 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.

If you have confirmed information about your town's Independence Day festivities, please send the information to Webstaff@kltv.com Thanks!


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