We're right in the middle of summer and East Texas families are hitting the roads and the skies for their last-minute summer vacation right before school starts in about a month. For those of us not traveling, it will be another hot and humid weekend for us.

Many of us will be doing some kind of yardwork because our lawns have grown dramatically thanks to the rain that fell last Monday from Tropical Storm Beryl. But if you want to put off the yard work and do something else, GO FOR IT! That yard is going to continue to grow.

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.

East Texas Bully Classic 3

Saturday @ 10:30a
Maude Cobb Activity Center - Longview

The East Texas Bully Classic dog show will feature American Bulldogs, American Pit Bull Terriers, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, and Shorty Bulls. Doors will open at 8:30 with the show beginning at 10:30 a.m. There is an admission fee for this event.


Summer Festival and Car Show

Saturday 9a-3p
CR 429 - Tyler

Join us as we remember years past and celebrate 40 years of business with our summer festival! We will have our first-ever car and tractor show, along with blueberry picking, vendor shopping, live music, and food trucks! There is an entry fee for the car show.


Longview Jaycees Trade Days

Saturday and Sunday
Gregg County Fairgrounds Building - Longview

The Longview Jaycees Trade Days will be held at the Longview Convention Complex Exhibit Center. Vendors of all kinds come to buy, sell, trade, and swap. Admission and parking are free.


Reklaw Trade Days

Saturday 9a-3p
W Main St - Reklaw

Enjoy the day browsing flea market finds, repurposed and refurbished furniture, antiques, collectibles, handmade crafts, woodwork & jewelry, and various product distributors. Grab something yummy from the concession stand. Sit back and relax while you people-watch or enjoy our yard game area. We have something for everyone.


Postmasters Indoor Markets

Saturday 9a-5p
E Rusk St - Jacksonville

Stay COOL with the Postmaster while shopping the upscale offerings of local East Texan artisans and vendors within The Historic Landmark Post Office in Jacksonville, Texas. Bring a friend and save room for crafted drinks, locally roasted espresso, and house-made baked goods at Postmasters Coffee Company. Take our historic walking tour of the iconic, art deco, post office while shopping pottery, leather, permanent jewelry, apothecary, soapery, children’s items, baked goods, and so much more. Don’t miss this annual summer event in the heart of East Texas. DONATION OPPORTUNITY: Disposable diapers (sizes 3, 4, or 5) for the Ministry of Living Alternatives of Jacksonville.


GATGO Expo (God & The Great Outdoors)

Friday - Sunday
The Oil Palace - Tyler

The God & the Great Outdoors Expo is a unique, family-friendly event with over 120 outdoor vendors, exhibits, activities, and speakers for your shopping, entertainment, education, and enjoyment. Book your next hunt, catch your next fish, or just enjoy a day with the family.


Black Beauty Ranch Tour

Saturday @ 9:30a
CR 3806 - Murchison

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch will be hosting a touring event of the equine rescue facility near Murchison. This is a ticketed event.


Pints In The Pines

Saturday 6p-10p
Palestine Depot - Palestine

Make memories with friends by taking a journey on our “Pints in the Pines” excursion. This is an adult-only excursion departing promptly from Palestine, TX at 6:30 pm. We will travel through the Piney Woods of East Texas to our Rusk, TX Rail Depot while sampling several local or regional beers and appetizers. If you are not a “beer” drinker, don’t fret!! This is a ticketed event. Click on the 'Pints In The Pines' title for complete details about sampling, dinner and rail cars.


Summer Praise Fest @ Bergfeld Park

Saturday @ 6:30p
Bergfeld Park - Tyler

Join us for an uplifting evening at Bergfeld Park for the Summer Praise Fest! On Saturday, July 13th immerse yourself in an unforgettable celebration of faith and community. The highlight of the event will be the soul-stirring worship by a 50-member youth choir, harmonizing powerful praise songs under the open sky. Bring your friends and family to experience the joy and spirit of Summer Praise Fest, where music and faith unite to inspire hearts and lift spirits.


Farmers Markets

Saturday 8a-12n
S. Broadway (ETX Brewing)

Mt Pleasant
Saturday @ 7:30a
Main St - Mt. Pleasant

Saturday 9a-1p
E Paschal St - Troup

Saturday @ 9a-1p
W Spring St - Palestine

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