The fun times every second Saturday in downtown Tyler continue this weekend during the May edition of 'Hit the Bricks: Bouncin' on Broadway.' This special theme is fun for the whole family so bring the kids and do your best to compete and complete activities from the bounce house, Velcro wall, bungee race, and more. However, even if you are just looking for something fun to do yourself or with your adult friends, there are many ways to do that, too. Explore the options from the various downtown restaurants, bars, and breweries.

Typically, the day's activities start around 10 a.m., BUT NOW that the Rose City Farmers' Market is back, start as early as 8 a.m. to get a jump start on all of the locally-made and delicious offerings.  Activities continue throughout the day (and night). Enjoy free parking in the parking garage and on the square itself, of course. No charge on the weekends, yo. If the weather's nice, take a ride on the open-air shuttle sponsored by Tyler Innovation Pipeline. There's a range of activities to check out, restaurants to enjoy, and a live music feast for your ears.

Specifics for this month's gathering? Check out the schedule below, directly sourced from the 'Hit the Bricks' Facebook page:

Bouncing on Broadway: Bounce house and other fun activities on the square (bounces houses for a fee; all day passes available)

8am-12 noon: Rose City Farmer’s Market

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: “Paint and Take” wooden cars at The Goodman Museum. Admission is free and supplies are provided. Wooden cars are carved by local artisan Richard Shipley.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Treasure Hunt at Ye Olde City Antique Mall - find gift certificates hidden around the store. It’s a great place to find last minute Mother’s Day gifts.

11am-12 noon: Crochet Class at the Tyler Public Library. This is free for all ages to attend.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Bouncin’ on Broadway: Activities include bounce houses, an obstacle course, bungee race, food trucks, and more.

2 p.m.: “Caldwell Arts Academy Exhibit” opens at Gallery Main Street (GMS). This exhibit highlights local students from the Downtown Caldwell Arts Academy. GMS’ community partner, Caldwell Arts Academy - Tyler ISD, is a k-6 public magnet school located in Downtown Tyler, with a focus on engaging students through the fine arts. The exhibit will run from May 21st.

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Spectra Vamp will be at ETX Brewing Co. No cover and all ages are welcome.

9 p.m. - 1 a.m.: Live Music at The Garage Bar - No one under 21 after 8pm. There is a cover charge at the door.

9 p.m. - 1 a.m.: Dallas Dance Band will be at Rick’s on the Square. 21 and older only after 9 p.m. There is a cover charge at the door.

Anytime: The self-guided walking tour of the Half Mile of History is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. A digital brochure for the self-guided tour is at

See you this weekend!

Photos courtesy of Downtown Tyler's Hit the Bricks

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