It's been one heck of a week for Texas. If you're taking a break from helping your fellow Texan, you're probably looking to spend some quality time with your friends and family. There's nothing like a disaster to give you perspective on what's important in life.

So whether you're staying at home watching movies together, going to the circus in Tyler - or you and your buddies are looking to hit the mud trails in Jacksonville followed by some great Texas music, we've got you covered in the list below.

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    Shrine Circus 2017

    Sat-Mon - The Oil Palace, Tyler

    The circus is coming to Tyler this weekend, including three rings of family fun! Catch the elephants and tigers, aerial acrobatics and see the 'Jordan World Circus' act. Kids will also have the chance to ride certain animals. Online tickets are already sold, but you can buy at the venue.

    The circus is in town Saturday through Monday. Here are the showtimes:

    • Saturday: 3 & 7 pm
    • Sunday: 1:30 & 5 pm
    • Monday: 1:30 & 5 pm
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    Carrie Bottomley via Thinkstock

    Labor Day Mud Ride

    Saturday, 8:30 pm - 2001 County Road 3315, Jacksonville

    It's probably going to get pretty muddy this weekend, so why not take advantage with an epic mud run on an ATV in Jacksonville. Added bonus: Zane Williams and Jason Cassidy are playing sets at night!

    • Zane Williams - 8:30 pm
    • Jason Cassidy - 10:30 pm

    For more information, click the headline or email them directly at

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    texascountryreporter via YouTube

    First Monday Trade Days

    Thu-Sun - 800 1st Monday Ln, Canton

    A new month is ahead of us, which means Canton's famous First Monday Trade Days is back. Their event page boasts 'cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can't be found anywhere'. First Monday Trade Days dates back to over 150 years ago when the market was used to trade animals.

    Each day's event begins at 9 am.

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    True Vine Brewing Company, Facebook


    Saturday, 5 pm - True Vine Brewing Company, Tyler

    Try some of your local brewery's current on-the-market beers or maybe some of their limited/experimental brews this Saturday accompanied with food and music.

    The first 250 drinking adults to arrive will get a limited edition True Vine glass. So bring your dog and your family and enjoy the outdoors (if it rains, it will be rescheduled). For more information check out their event page.

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    Brian Bahr, Getty Images

    College Football Kickoff

    Sat - Sun, 11 am - SportsZone, Tyler

    Ahhhh can you feel it in the air? It's football season. Let's celebrate the way we we're supposed to. Good friends, good beer, and good grub.

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    Picker's Pavilion at Blackberry Square | Facebook

    Craft and Trade Show

    Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm - Picker's Pavilion at Blackberry Square, Lindale

    Craft and Trade Show is moving to Lindale where y'all can find handmade crafts, antiques, canned foods, produce and more. There will also be live music and entertainment for the day. Coe out and be part of something local!

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    Sean Gallup, Getty Images

    Rose City Farmer's Market

    Saturday, 8 am - Noon - 7212 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler

    This Saturday enjoy the day at a family and dog-friendly place - the Rose City Farmers Market.

    Produce, herbs, wood oven breads, pastries and granola, jams, pickles, locally roasted coffee, cheese, artists and artisans, live music, and yoga on the terrace 8:30-9:30.

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    Alan Crowhurst, Getty Images

    Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk Labor Day Weekend

    Sunday, Noon - 3 pm - 2814 Main St, Dallas

    Shopping and mimosas at multiple shops in Deep Ellum? That sounds fun. Basically walk the streets, enjoy the music and mimosas, eat at the restaurants - and you'll have Monday off so no worries on sipping a little too much.

    Upon check-in, guest will receive a souvenir glass, map, and wristband. It's $15 online and no other purchase necessary to enjoy the event and mimosas.

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    Spencer Platt, Getty Images

    Lone Star Gun Show - Tyler

    Sat-Sun - Harvey Convention Center

    Lonestar Gun Shows is making a stop in Tyler this weekend at Harvey Convention Center. Bring your old gun, trade up for a new one. Y'all have been to a gun show before, you know what to expect!

    You must be 18 or over to enter the event unless accompanied by an adult.

    • Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm

    You can buy your tickets online from their event page.

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    Flood Bucket Donation Collection and Assembly Facebook

    Flood Bucket Donation Collection and Assembly

    Sunday, 5 pm - 2 am - Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Tyler

    If you haven't pitched in to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey but still want to, here's one of many ways you can participate.

    From their event page:

    Redeemer Presbyterian Church is partnering with other churches in the city of Tyler AND the citizens of our city to collect supplies to fill flood buckets to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We would love for everyone to come, bring supplies, and help fill buckets!

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