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2021 Independence Day fireworks shows, events in East Texas

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Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2021 at 10:39 PM CDT
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(KLTV/KTRE) - Fireworks shows, concerts, and other events are on the agenda for many East Texas towns on and around July 4. Here’s a list for those who want to have some Independence Day fun.

Athens

Fireworks at the fisheries, July 4 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Festivities start at 5 p.m. and fireworks at dark. Free admission at 5 p.m., and Angler’s Pavilion will be open to borrow poles until 8:30 p.m.

Hawkins

Lake Hawkins 4th of July Fireworks Show 2021 at Lake Hawkins RV Park, Sunday, July 4, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5 entry fee.

Kilgore

Festivities will begin with choir members from the First Baptist Church and St. Lukes United Methodist followed by the band Dagnabbit that will bring us music for the evening. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Remember to bring chairs and blankets. This will take place at the park.

Food and drinks will be on hand from Kilgore Lions Club, Coffee and T’s, Raisin’ Smokes BBQ, Charlie’s Snowball, Old Man BBQ, Roz’s Eats, Wheelers Homemade Ice Cream, and KONA ICE.

The fireworks will be accompanied by a simulcast on KDOK 105.3 and 1240 A.M.

The Kilgore City Pool and the Lazy S Splash Ranch hours will be extended until 9 p.m.

Lake Jacksonville

The fireworks show will start at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks can be seen from the water or by land at the concession/huts area. The fireworks show is fully funded by Lake Jacksonville Association member donations and gifts from local businesses and individuals.

A flotilla boat parade will be held on the lake at 10 a.m. Boaters are urged to join the parade in their decorated watercraft and follow the lake patrol boat.

Mineola

Mineola Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display, Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m. Splash pad opens at 1 p.m., Lake Country Symphonic Band plays at 8 p.m. Free.

Tyler

Celebrate America’s birth on beautiful Lake Tyler. The fireworks show will be on Saturday, July 3rd on the dam at dark.

Lindsey Park fireworks show and other events will take place Sunday, July 4, from 12 – 7 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host its annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 3. The gates to the parking lot will open at 6:30 p.m. The watermelons and 1,000 hot dogs are free while they last. The free family event will feature live music by 6 Miles to Mixon, Kona Ice, Pokey O’s, Ted Kamel Food Services, Poke in Da Eye BBQ, and Texas Taco. The fireworks show will begin at dusk on Saturday.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is located about 2.5 miles south of Loop 323 on Troup Highway.

Fireworks and fun at South Spring Baptist Church. There will be food trucks, music, bounce houses, and more! It’s free to enter and the gates will open at 6 p.m. Fireworks will start at dark (usually around 8:45 or 9 p.m.). 17002 Hwy 69 S. (formerly south campus of First Baptist of Tyler.)

Troup

Fireworks will take place over the First Baptist Church property on Friday, July 2 at dark. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy the show.

Longview

The City of Longview’s annual Fireworks and Freedom Celebration will return on July 4. This year, the best-in East Texas fireworks display will top off an evening of great food vendors and Texas country music legend Mark Chesnutt in concert. Vendors open at 4. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center, 100 Grand Boulevard.

Lufkin

July 4 celebration at Ellen Trout Park - free admission, vendors, live music, Sunday, July 4 beginning at 4 p.m.

Nacogdoches

Jaycees Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 3 from 5-10 p.m. at Festival Park in downtown Nac. Music, food vendors, bounce houses, fireworks.

Overton

“The longest fireworks show in East Texas” will take place on July 3 from 5 p.m. until dark. Overton Municipal Park at the end of Lake Shore Drive. Event and fireworks parking will be designated in the Community Center Parking Lot, both sides of the street around the back of the City Park from the Community Center to the Golf Course Club House AND in the grassy area on the LAKE SIDE of Lakeshore Drive.

Winona

The Winona community will be hosting a free 4th of July celebration at Winona ISD’s high school campus at 6 p.m. The celebration will feature “fun in the water” by the Winona Volunteer Fire Department, games, food vendors, and live music from a group called Bluez Boyz. The fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m.

The event is being put on by the First Baptist Church of Winona, Cross Brand, Winona ISD, and the Winona area Chamber of Commerce.

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