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We'll be celebrating our nation's independence on Monday this year. This year will mark the 246th anniversary of the birth of our mighty nation.

We'll be marking the occasion and celebrating all day and night with family and friends gathered at the house, around the pool or the lake, or in the backyard with the grills and smokers going just waiting for it to get dark so we can either set off our fireworks or watch fireworks explode hundreds of feet in the air above our heads and hear their loud explosions too.

Now if you're planning on creating your own fireworks show, please be safe doing it. Make sure you have water to put out any potential fires, do not let children light fireworks, and never hold them in your hand. Also remember, this is the time of the year that your dog will be wondering what's up with all the loud booms and they might get scared and try to jump the fence and run away if they're outside. Check out these tips to make them feel safe.

If you're looking for one of the big professional shows put on by a local church or your city, the following is a list of firework shows happening around East Texas.

  • Athens - CANCELED
    Fireworks At The Fishery
    Monday, July 4th
    Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
    5550 FM 2495 - Athens
    Admission is free after 5 p.m. Bring along a picnic and fish until the fireworks light up the sky over the hatchery ponds.
Texas Parks And Wildlife / Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens
Texas Parks And Wildlife / Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens
  • Big Sandy
    July 4th Celebration
    Monday, July 4th at 5 p.m.
    Big Sandy City Park
    401 N Wildcat
    Blast Over Bullard
    Saturday, July 2nd @ 5 p.m.
    Bullard High School
    1216 S Houston St - Bullard
    Free admission with vendors, food trucks and that annual Kids' Bike Brigade and more.
  • Canton
    4th Of July Celebration
    Monday, July 4th @ 5 p.m.
    downtown Canton
    Dallas St. @ Buffalo St.
  • Gladewater
    Sunday, July 3rd @ 9 p.m.
    Lake Gladewater
    There will be a patriotic boat parade beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Gilmer
    East Texas Yamboree Fireworks Show
    Sunday, July 3rd @ 9 p.m.
    Gilmer Civic Center
    1218 U.S. Hwy. 271 North
    The airshow begins at 8:30 p.m and the fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Gilmer Area Chamber Of Commerce via Facebook
    Gilmer Area Chamber Of Commerce via Facebook
  • Hawkins
    Lake Hawkins Fireworks Show 2022
    Sunday, July 3rd @ 9 p.m.
    Lake Hawkins
    See the fireworks show with a lakeside view as they are launched from the dam. Entry fee is $10 at Lake Hawkins RV Park.
  • Henderson

    City of Henderson
    City of Henderson
    • Henderson
      Independence Day Celebration at Lake Striker Resort
      Saturday, July 2nd @ 10 p.m.
      Lake Striker
      18560 CR 4256 S. - Reklaw
      Gates open at 7 p.m.. There will be live music, food, vendors, and a boat parade at 8 p.m.
    • Jacksonville
      July 4th Fireworks
      Monday, July 4th @ 9 p.m.
      Lake Jacksonville
      Byrd Road
      Fireworks will be launched from barges in the middle of the lake. See the explosions overhead and the reflections on the water. The show will be free.
    • Kilgore
      Fourth Of July Extravaganza
      Monday, July 4th
      Kilgore City Park
      Wood St and North St - Kilgore
      There will be live music, vendors, and 20-minute fireworks show - all free!
    Kilgore Main Street
    Kilgore Main Street
    • Longview
      Fireworks and Freedom Celebration
      Monday, July 4th @ 10 p.m.
      Longview Convention Center Complex - Maude Cobb Activity Center
      100 Grand Blvd. - Longview
      Admission is free. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and will feature live music from Drake White and Hayden McBride. The concert and fireworks are free. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.
    • Lufkin
      July 4th Celebration
      Monday, July 4th
      Ellen Trout Zoo
      402 Zoo Circle - Lufkin
      Free admission. There will be vendors, family fun, food trucks and fireworks.
    • Palestine
      Sunday, July 3rd @ 9 p.m.
      Steven Bennett Park
      N. Loop 256 E Moody Street
    • Tyler
      Fourth of July Celebration
      Monday, July 4th @ 9 p.m.
      Lindsey Park
      12557 Spur 364 West - Tyler
      Admission is free. Gates will open at 2 p.m. There will be food trucks and other vendors on site
    City Of Tyler
    City Of Tyler
    • Tyler
      Celebrate America Independence Day Fireworks Show
      Sunday, July 3rd
      Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
      13590 State Highway 110 S. - Tyler
      Gates will open at 6:30 p.m., there will be a special two-hour vacation bible school event for kids in 1st - 6th grade, live music by 6 MIles To Mixon, food vendors will be on site along with free hot dogs and watermelon too.
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    • Tyler
      2022 Family Fireworks Celebration
      Friday, June 24th @ 6 p.m.
      South Spring Baptist Church
      17002 US Hwy. 69 S at FM 2813 - Tyler
      Free admission. Food trucks will be on site along with inflatables for the kids and other activities.

    If you know of any spectacular firework shows that are happening around East Texas that are left off of this list, please email the details or a link and we'll get them included in this list.

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