Beginning this Saturday, the East Texas nighttime sky is going to be filled with lots of color thanks to the huge 4th of July fireworks shows.

Huge professional fireworks shows will be happening in Tyler, Longview, Kilgore, Henderson, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and other places throughout East Texas. The July 4th holiday lands on Thursday this year and many of the shows will be taking place that night. Hopefully, you'll get to enjoy an extended four-day holiday weekend!

You Can Shoot Your Own Fireworks

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.

One important reminder, please be courteous to your neighbors, especially those who are war veterans. The loud booms that are created by fireworks could cause them extra stress, especially if they suffer from PTSD. You know your neighbors. If you have a veteran neighbor please alert them to your actions so they'll be prepared.

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Remember, it is illegal to shoot off fireworks within city limits.

Now 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. For more specific information on any fireworks show or event, simply click or tap on the city or event name. The list will display the Tyler and Longview area fireworks shows first and then alphabetically by city.



July Fourth Celebration At Lindsey Park

Thursday, July 4th
Lindsey Park - Tyler

The free fireworks show is happening again in Tyler! The show will be at Lindsey Park, 12557 Spur 364 West.  Gates at the park will open at 3 p.m. There will be live music, vendors, food trucks on site and activities for everyone, including:

    • Free mini-golf near the Kids Fun Zone from 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Find the Flag Hunt – Find a flag somewhere in the park and turn it in for a prize!
    • Stars and Stripes Parade– children can participate in a march around the park led by the Tyler Police Department. All participating children are asked to report near the Kids Fun Zone at 7 p.m.
    • Kids Fun Zone – backyard games and activities

Tyler Transit buses will also be available, running every 10 to 15 minutes to transport attendees to the park at no charge from the following locations:

  • Tyler Armed Forces Reserve Center, 13592 TX-31
  • Tyler Junior College West Campus, 1530 S SW Loop 323

The show will begin after dark (around 9 p.m.)


Celebrate America Independence Day Fireworks Show

Wednesday, July 3rd
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church - Tyler

Located at 13590 Hwy. 110 S (north of Grande Blvd.), this is a free event that will feature free hotdogs and watermelon (while supplies last) along with food vendors, live music an illusionist show, and fun for the family.
While this is a FREE event, organizers are asking you to bring some non-perishable canned food items that will be donated to area food banks.


2024 Family Fireworks Celebration

Friday, June 28th
South Spring Baptist Church - Tyler

Located at 17002 US. Hwy. 69 (south of Toll 49), this is a free fireworks show that will leave you in awe! There will be food trucks, inflatables for the kids to jump in along with other activities for them, and then the fireworks show when the sun goes down. Bring your blanket and spread it out or a lawn chair for a fun family summer night.



4th of July Fireworks & Freedom Celebration

Thursday, July 4th
Longview Convention Complex - Longview

The City of Longview will host the 2024 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration on Thursday, July 4, featuring an outdoor, free-to-the-public concert, fireworks, and other activities including a car show, petting zoo, cornhole tournament, hot dog eating contest, trivia contest, princess meet-and-greet, and more.



America The Beautiful 4th Of July Parade & Fireworks Show

Thursday, July 4th
Big Sandy

The parade line-up will start at 8:00 p.m. on Wiley Boulevard and the parade will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. The parade will be followed by the fireworks show, which will start around 9:45 p.m.



Blast Over Bullard

Saturday, June 29th
Bullard High School - Bullard

Celebrate Independence Day in Bullard with one of our most attended events! This event brings thousands to enjoy an assortment of local food & retail vendors and activities for all ages including our annual Kids Bike Brigade! Enjoy all of the fun and live music leading up to the big fireworks show!



4th Of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4th
downtown Canton and First Monday Trade Days grounds

Join us for an unforgettable 4th of July celebration in Canton, Texas! Our festivities kick off with a special Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony at City Hall at 9:30 am. Following the dedication, head over to Downtown Canton for our fun-filled Watermelon Eating Contest at 10:00 am.

The highlight of the day, our annual 4th of July Parade, begins at 10:30 am. The parade route starts at the South Gate of First Monday Trade Days (across from Hall Chevrolet), travels towards downtown, and then turns south onto Buffalo St., concluding at Canton Junior High. Enjoy your 4th of July day and then come out for the 🎇 Firework Show happening after dark on the west side of the First Monday Grounds.



East Texas Yamboree Fireworks Show

Wednesday, July 3rd
Yamboree Event Center - GILMER

Before the fireworks explode over Gilmer you'll be treated to an air show.



Lake Hawkins Fireworks Show 2024

Thursday, July 4th
Lake Hawkins

This year’s fireworks show will happen Thursday evening, July 4th. Organized by the Love Lake Hawkins Association, one of the best fireworks shows in East Texas is launched from the Lake Hawkins dam and is paid for with sponsorships from local businesses.

NOTE: $10 entry fee (all ages) at Lake Hawkins RV Park on July 4th.



Freedom Festival

Saturday, July 6th
Lake Forest Park - Henderson

Gates on the park will open at 5 p.m. and will feature live music, food vendors and the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.



Fourth Of July Extravaganza

Thursday, July 4th
Kilgore City Park - Kilgore

This 4th of July live music will fill the area of the World's Richest Acre! There will be food vendors and entertainment before the big fireworks show begins. Activities begin in the park at 5:30 p.m.



July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4th
Ellen Trout Zoo - Lufkin

Come out to the zoo, free admission on the 4th along with live music, delicious food, and artisanal crafts from local vendors. There will be kid's activities galore and plenty of animals to see, there's something exciting for all ages. After dark, grab your seat and get ready to experience a fireworks display as big as Texas.



Freedom Fest

Thursday, July 4th
Festival Park - Nacogdoches

There will be games, contests, food trucks and more activities for the entire family.



Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 3rd
A.M. Story Intermediate School - Palestine

Bring your family and friends and don't forget the lawn chairs! This event is free and open to the public. Food Trucks on site.



Fourth Of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4th
Hwy 110 - Rusk

Fireworks, food, water activities, music and it's all free!



One Horse Town Live

Saturday, June 29th
Winona High School - WINONA

Hosted by the Winona Chamber of Commerce, this event will feature food trucks, vendors, kick ball, corn hole tournament, dunking booths and the fireworks at dark!


If you are hosting a professional July 4th fireworks show that you would like added to the list, please email me the specifics - event name, contact name, phone number (will not be published), date, time, location, admission fee, along with any other event information you would like added and we'll get you added to this article.

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