What's going on in East Texas this weekend? July 4-6

What's going on in East Texas this weekend? July 4-6
Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler (Source:mooresstore.com)
Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler (Source:mooresstore.com)
Hatti Bridges to perform at Lake Striker this weekend.
Hatti Bridges to perform at Lake Striker this weekend.

Here is your weekly list of fun things to do in our area. Stick around East Texas and support our arts, business, and music! While most events are centered around Independence Day, there are other things going on as well. Check it out!


Have a wonderful time! (Remember, don't drink and drive, and use caution with those fireworks!)

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Support your local farmers!


Paul's Journey will perform in concert at Southside Baptist Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. 1801 Old Nacogdoches Road.


Piney Woods Train Excursions - Sunday at 11am. This historic railroad offers train excursions that travel 25 miles through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas amidst a backdrop of rolling hills, nature and wildlife. Roundtrip excursions with one of our historic engines depart from the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11:00am and return at 3:30pm. The trip is 1 hours each way with 1 hours lunch layover at the opposite depot for a total 4  hour experience. Please call 1-877-726-7245 for reservations. Standard fare: Adult $32; Senior $28; Child $20. Texas State Railroad, 2503 W. 6th US/HWY 84


He's Not the Father - Gospel stage play. Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley Street. Saturday from 7:30-10pm.

Ann and Wesley have a perfect life until tragedy hits their home and an seemingly buried truth is revealed. As reality would have it, they are not the only ones facing this particular circumstance.

Darkside of Daylight - Merciful Pete - By the Machine - Sunday at 8pm at The Levee, 111 Joplin Drive.

Sweet Pain at Texas Players Club - Friday at 9pm. 300 N. Spur 63.


The Texas Shakespeare Festival at Kilgore College - For complete list of performances through July, visit



Geocaching at Martin Creek Lake State Park - 9515 CR 2181D. High tech hide and seek! Saturday from 2:30- 4pm. 903-836-4336 or


Nature Hike around Martin Creek Lake State Park - Saturday at 6pm. Take a hike around the island learn about the plants, animals and history of the park. Meet at the foot bridge leading to the island. Wear shoes appropriate for hiking, bring water. 903-836-4336 for more info.


The Gladewater Opry - Saturday from 8-10pm. Country music stage show in the historical Cozy Theater.  $10 - 903-845-3600 for more info.


Hatti Bridges will perform Saturday at 7 pm at Lake Striker Restaurant and Marina, 18560 CR 4256 South. Country/Christian/Gospel.

Ben Wheeler:

Moore's Store: Friday - Mouse and the Traps - FREE at 9pm.

Saturday: Wayland Hicks from 8-11pm


Roxy Roca plays at Lago del Pino Saturday at 9pm. Age limit 21+. Cost is $10. 14706 CR 1134.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion - Sunday from 1-5pm. Celebrated painter, sculptor, musician and engineer Leonardo da Vinci designed creations that never came to fruition. Machines in Motion presents 40 full-scale machines that were inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's designs. The craftsmen are a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen in Florence, Italy.


Included in admission. Discovery Science Place, 308 N. Broadway.

Interstate 20 Band - Sunday at 4pm at Tyler's Ironhorse Saloon, 418 E. Erwin St.

Tyler Museum of Art Summer Camps: Click here for all the details:


First Monday Trade Days! It'll be a little warm outside, but plenty of vendors are inside air conditioned buildings, so go treasure hunting, Thursday through Sunday.

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon - Old West-styled murder mystery dinner theater. Click here for full details:


Zac Stokes Band Saturday at 9pm at Eddy's. 1801 Flat Creek Road. Doors open at 10am, show starts at 9pm. A live album will be recorded during this show!


Live Jazz at Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, 658 CR 1334 - Live Jazz every Friday and Saturday, no cover charge. 7-10:30pm. 903-855-1769.

Friday 8:45 pm: Parachute Bingo at PHS Football Stadium & fireworks to follow!KARAOKE NIGHT Every Saturday Night. Pizza Inn Pittsburg 5:30 – 8:30

Saturday July 5th 8pm- Alexander Hennessy Band @ Barefoot Bay Marina 5244 FM 1520 Pittsburg, TX$5.00 cover over 21 $7.00 under 21


Timpson Frontier Days, July 3-5. Live demonstrations, folklore, entertainment, arts and crafts, parade rides and more. Free. Downtown Timpson SS Park, Jacob Street.

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