East Texas will be turning green this weekend for two reasons: St. Patrick's Day and the pollen that's falling from the budding trees! I'm not sure where the legend/tradition comes from but I've always been told to wear green on St. Patrick's Day or I'll be pinched by someone. So, I'll be wearing something green on Sunday because I don't want to get pinched.

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East Texas is coming alive with all kinds of spring activities. Spring officially arrives Tuesday (March 19th) and at this point, we're a week away from the official beginning of the Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine and the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail in Tyler, both events get underway next weekend.

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.

Auto & Cycle Show

Saturday 10a
Green Acres Baptist Church parking lot - Tyler

The 34th annual East Texas Auto & Cycle Show features vehicles of all makes and models, from every decade and some extremely rare finds. This is an event for car and motorcycle enthusiasts of any age.

The event is free to attend. In the event of rain, the makeup day will be March 23rd.


St. Patty's Downtown Paris Crawl

Saturday 10a-4p
downtown Paris

The Downtown Crawl for St. Patrick's Day in Downtown Paris is happening again! More than 15 participating downtown locations will offer adult beverages for you to enjoy while you shop in Downtown Paris. Enjoy music, vendors, local shops, beverages and more! There is an admission charge to participate and must be 21 or older.



Saturday 10a-5p
Longview Public Library - Longview

Spend the day at the library playing with the huge Lego collection and see what your imagination can come up with. There will be raffle prizes (including LEGO sets) will be drawn for every hour of the event! All ages are free to attend. There will also be DUPLO blocks available for little kiddos to build with.


2024 BunnyPalooza

Friday - Sunday
Yesterland Farm - Canton

Yesterland Farm is the destination for Easter fun. There will be amazing Easter egg hunts, amazing rides, and other entertainment during BunnyPalooza. There is an admission charge for this event.


Piney Woods Express Steam Excursion

Saturday 11a
Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot - Palestine

Be a part of the Steam Weekend season opener at Texas State Railroad. Take a ride aboard the majestic steam locomotives and get up close and explore them. This will be a four-hour round-trip excursion from the Palestine Depot to the Rusk Depot with an hour-and-a-half layover for lunch in Rusk. There is an admission charge for this event.


2024 Motorized Barstool Races

Saturday 12n -11p
FM 29 - Ben Wheeler

This is a unique event. The barstool races begin at 3p. There will be live music until midnight.


Scott Moser Memeorial Skate Contest

Saturday 4p-7p
N 10th St. - Longview

The contest will be in two formats, Street and Mini Ramp. It will have participants from all levels. Registration for the participants is $20 and that money will go to cash prizes. There will also be skate-related prizes donated by various sponsors. Divisions will be made at registration depending on turnout. Spectators are free!


Downtown Longview St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Saturday and Sunday
downtown Longview

Come get your green on in Downtown Longview St. Patrick's Day weekend. Join your friends in Downtown Longview for a self-guided pub crawl on Fri. & Sat. March 15 & 16 from 5-8 pm. Start crawling at any of these participating establishments while enjoying St. Patrick's Day drink specials! Purchase may be required, click the link above for a list of participating locations.


Cirque Italia Silver

Friday - Sunday
Broadway Square Mall - Tyler

It's an all-new water show for 2024. The show features a combination of death-defying circus acts with the atmosphere of the water stage. This is an all-ages show and admission is required.

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