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It has most definitely been a sweltering and humid week across East Texas. Tyler, Longview, Kilgore, Palestine, and Sulphur Springs, Texas residents have been finding ways to beat the heat and stay cool. It has been hard, but we're surviving what Mother Nature is dishing out.

We can't stay cooped up in the house all weekend long, we need to get some actual vitamin D, meet up with some people and have some fun this weekend. You can have some fun by meeting up with some friends at an area water park or spray ground, an escape room, shopping center, or heading out to meet them for lunch or dinner.

If you don't mind the heat there are quite a few things you can do around East Texas this weekend.

For more details on any specific event, just click on their title to link to their event page with more specific information.

Nerf Battle

Friday @ 6:30p
Nacogdoches Public Library - Nacogdoches

What a fun way to explore the library. Once the library closes, the Nerf Battle is on! For ages 12 - 18. Just bring your Nerf gun, preferred bullets and team up for the big showdown.


Skins & Skulls

Friday @ 6p
Martin Creek Lake State Park - Tatum

Texas Parks and Wildlife invite you out o Martin Creek Lake State Park for an evening to learn more about the wildlife that calls East Texas home. This is a hands on event where you can touch and feel the skulls and skin of the animals of East Texas. The event taked place at the Trammel Trace Pavilion inside Martin Creek Lake State Park.


Farmers Markets

Saturday - 8a - 12n
Farmers will be selling their produce, homemade foods and crafts at 100 E. North St. in Kilgore

Saturday - 9a - 1p
Farm to table vendors will be selling their creations along with local vendors and food trucks at Brownsboro City Park.


Summer Celebration

Saturday @ 8:30a
Rose Rudman Trail - Tyler

The 5k, 10, and 15k will take place along Tyler's scenic Rose Rudman Trail. The start and finish line are near Southside Park. Paticipants can choose to either treat this event as a run or walk to suit their style.


The Itty Bitty Beach Party

Saturday - 10a - 12n
Longview Swim Center - Longview

A fun swim event for the little ones happening in Longview.


Zombie Apocalypse Hike At Tyler State Park

Saturday - 2p - 3:30p
Tyler State Park - Tyler

What happens when things go wrong? Can you survive without cell phones, electricity, or transportation? Come and play this light-hearted game of survival and see if you make it through the apocalypse!

Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and be ready for a 1-mile hike through the forest.

Participants are to meet at the Whispering Pines Trailhead.


Beat The Heat Festival

Saturday - 5p - 9p
Frankston Downtown Park - Frankston

They'll be dancing in the streets of Frankston Saturday to the sounds of 6 Miles To Mixon and others. Plus, there will be a crawfish boil and more.


Juneteeth Black Rodeo

Saturday @ 7:30p
Gregg County Rodeo Arena - Longview

Get out of the house and be entertained by cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo clowns.


Dive In Movie In Kilgore

Saturday @ 8p
Kilgore City Pool - Kilgore

The Kilgore City Pool is hosting a free dive-in movie! Get ready to see 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' once the sun goes down at the city pool. Just bring your lawn chairs.

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