East Texas has experienced quite a few spring storms along with some summer-like temperatures and now those summer-like temperatures can officially be called summer temps because summer is officially here.  This will be your first full weekend of summer.

Arriving Thursday at 3:51 p.m. and marking the longest day of sunlight in the northern hemisphere, summer is here and will be and we know it'll get hotter and more humid. It's a fact of life for us East Texans, but we adapt, carry on, and crank the AC as much as we can.

With no chance of rain in the immediate forecast and temperatures expected to hover in the mid to upper 90s we'll be hitting the splash pads, pools, and lakes this weekend. Just remember to wear your sunscreen and protect your skin.

Here's a look at this weekend's event happening across East Texas.

For more information or to purchase tickets to listed ticketed events, click or tap on the event name to be redirected to their official page or website.

Tyler, TX Roadshow

Daily through Saturday
ESE Loop 323 - Tyler

Think 'Antiques Roadshow' for this event. There will be experts on-site who will evaluate your precious metals, coins, collectibles, and antiques. If you consider selling your item you'll get paid on the spot. This event is free to attend.


Summer Cruise Night

Friday 6p-9p
St. Paul St - Henderson

Come join Speed Needs and ETAB for the first Cruise Night of the Summer! Food drinks and more on site. Bounce house for the kids and music for the whole family. Come show off your car truck or bike. If you don't have one just come down and enjoy the festivities and cool rides!


Big Ross: A Wetland-Inspired Painting Workshop

Saturday @ 10a
Patterson Rd - Athens

Join us at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens to create your very own landscape painting inspired by our bog. A short nature hike of about half a mile will take us through the forest into our Bog Overlook. Check-in at the office, and the group will depart for the trailhead together. Bring yourself and a reusable water bottle! Please wear hiking-appropriate clothes and footwear. Bug repellent is highly recommended. All painting supplies will be provided. This is a ticketed event.


International Kissing Day & Adoption Saturday

Saturday 10a-4p
W Grande Blvd - Tyler

Celebrate International Kissing Day & Adoption Saturday with us! Meet our furry friends and get your kisses on! Enjoy food from All Dogs Dog House and Frozen Rita's. Cat adoptions are only $50!


Summer Break Special: "Finding Dory"

Saturday @ 2p
E Erwin St - Tyler

Here's your relief from the summer heat. Summer Break Special: For each ticket purchased for Finding Dory, receive two FREE concession items!
About the movie: The friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. This is a ticketed event.


Just Breathe Pop-Up Art Show

Saturday 3p-8p
S College Ave - Tyler

Twenty vendors selling their art and jewelry, food truck, face/body painting by Amanda Duncan, raffle tickets for art by Amy Duquette, Live painting by Doug Carter - his painting will be raffled, music from Amy's turntable so bring your favorite vinyl record if you want it played. This is a free event and 10% of all sales and 100% of raffle ticket purchases will go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Please take time to come by and enjoy this event and support CF Foundation and our local artists!!!


Derrick Fest

Saturday 3p-9p
World's Richest Acre - downtown Kilgore - Kilgore

Join us for Derrick Fest from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in downtown Kilgore at the World's Richest Acre! We'll have live music featuring local talent, games, food trucks, and vendors as we continue our efforts to preserve Kilgore's signature derrick skyline and our local history!
We kicked off our planning during National Historical Preservation Month, celebrating more than three decades KHPF has spent protecting Kilgore's heritage, and we hope you'll join us in join for our first DERRICK FEST!


Farmer's Markets

Friday 9a-1p
US Highway 271 S - Pittsburg

Saturday 8a-12n
S. Broadway @ ETX Brewing

Saturday 7a-2p
S. Broadway @ Broadway Square Mall

Saturday 9a-2p
W Spring St - Palestine

Saturday 8a-1p
W Front St - Mineola

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If you want to go on a safari but can't make it to Africa, this is the closest that you'll probably come to going on one and it's right here in East Texas.

Check out some of the animals you'll see and get to feed along with way.

For more information on Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari be sure to visit their website. This is not an endorsement for the park.

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