This is the weekend we've been looking forward to for about a year now here at the radio station it's our 10th annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival weekend. Again, it is a SOLD OUT event. People from all across the US will be joining us on the brick streets of downtown Tyler on Saturday afternoon and evening to enjoy some phenomenal barbecue and live music.

I sure hope you have tickets and we'll see you in downtown Tyler Saturday. Now if you didn't get tickets in time and you're looking for something to do this weekend, there are plenty of things to do in East Texas. Go shopping, see a movie for free, tour new homes, attend a comic event and so much more.

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.

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

Saturday 12n - 11p
downtown Tyler - Tyler

This festival is all about barbecue and music! Celebrating it's 10th year in downtown Tyler, the Red Dirt BBQ + Music Festival will feature smoked meats from some of the best BBQ joints from around the great state of Texas! Once the sun starts to set on downtown Tyler the live music kicks in from some of the biggest names in Red Dirt country music on the brick streets of downtown Tyler. This is a ticketed event. For more information on the Red Dirt BBQ + Music Festival be sure to check out the site.


Movies In The Park

Saturday @ 8:15p
Bergfeld Park Amphitheater - Tyler

The free Movies In The Park Spring 2024 series continues with a free showing of 'A Million Miles Away' (rated PG). Bring the family along with some snacks, chairs or a blanket to spread out on the lawn and enjoy a movie under the stars.


Spring 2024 Parade Of Homes

Friday - Sunday 1p - 6p
Gregg, Upshur, Rusk, and Harrison County - Texas

East Texas residential home builders have been quite busy the past few months making their blueprints come to life by putting nails to boards, paint to the drywall, and adding stunning fixtures to gorgeous homes in and around the Longview area. Tour these new homes to get inspired about your new home or your home remodel project. This is a ticketed event and travel will be required to view homes.


Canton First Monday Trade Days

Thursday - Sunday
First Monday Trade Days grounds - Canton

Shop til you drop at the world's largest and oldest flea market. First Monday Trade Days has more than just a little something for everyone, they have a lot for everyone! There is something there just waiting for you to purchase that you just can't live without. There is also live music and plenty of food to satisfy any appetite.


4th Annual Remembrance Run

Saturday @ 8a-12n
The Children's Park - Tyler

The 4th Annual Tyler Remembrance Run, benefiting The Children's Park. We are so excited to put this event on for our community this spring!
This beautiful, serene space is available to families who need a special place to grieve the loss of a child. Alison's House, the red brick home on our property, is the host of all of our daily operations, programming for our 3 annual events & retreats, and facility for our several weekly support groups. Registration is required to participate in the run.


Beginner Fly Fishing Class

Saturday 9a - 1p
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center - Athens

Master fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4th at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens.

The classes are open to adults and youths accompanied with an adult. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. Instruction will focus on equipment, equipment selection, basic knot tying, casting and casting fundamentals. The $50 fee for the class will include lunch. There is a registration fee for this event.


Star Wars Day Sale

Saturday 10a - 1p
Bricks & Minfigs - Tyler

Bricks & Minifigs will be celebrating Star Wars Day with specials and a new feature that's been added to the store. 'May The Fourth Be With You'


Five Nights At Freddy's (Library) Escape Room

Saturday 10a - 2p
Longview Public Library - Longview

Ready Freddies and FNaF friends? We’re hosting a special Five Nights At Freddy’s (Library) Escape Room!

A special position has opened up at the library for the day, and we are hiring potential candidates that can defeat animatronics- uh…err…fulfill certain requirements. Consider this your official interview. You’ll have to keep your wits about you, stay sharp, and answer questions in perfect order to survive the job! Registration is required before attending.


East Texas Comic Con

Saturday 10a - 7p
Longview Exhibit Center - Longview

East Texas Comic Con invites you to join thousands of fans and celebrate everything pop culture this May at the Longview Exhibit Hall. Shop from any of our exclusive vendors or bring your own memorabilia and get photos and autographs from our star-studded celebrity line-up.

Enjoy a huge selection of tabletop gaming including board games, trading card games, and role-playing games, and compete in video game tournaments and free play all weekend long. Walk across the East Texas Comic Con cosplay stage for fabulous prizes and meet up with other cosplayers for photo ops.

There is an admission to attend this event.


8th Anniversary Block Party

Saturday @ 4p
Oil Horse Brewing Company - Longview

Come celebrate 8 yrs with us! We are closing the street down for an epic block party! Live music, food trucks, face painting, and so much more! Bring your lawn chair and stay for the evening!


Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Saturday 4:30p - 8:30p
Doc's Cellar - Chandler

Pull out those fancy hats and come join us on May 4th to watch the Kentucky Derby! Happy Hour will start at 4 and will be extended until 6 pm, complimentary pimento cheese finger sandwiches during Happy Hour while supplies last! Live music from Angelo Lopez will follow the race.


Farmers Markets

Rose City Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-1p
221 S Broadway - Tyler

Whitehouse Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-12n
E Main St - Whitehouse

Palestine Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-2p
W Spring St - Palestine

Frankston Farmers Market

Saturday 9a-1p
US-175 - Frankston

Winnsboro Farmers Market

Saturday 8a-12n
Carnegie St - Winnsboro

Mineola Farmers Market

Saturday 8a-1p
W Front St - Mineola

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