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East Texas, we're knocking on the door of another weekend! After a full work week, it's about taking time for yourself. Time to do something that you want to do in Tyler, Athens, Henderson, Longview, Gilmer, or Jacksonville, Texas. That something you do could be something extremely familiar to you or better yet, venture out and do something unexpected and out of the ordinary.

There are quite a few outdoor and indoor events happening this weekend. At this time it's a better bet on the indoor events or the ones that are going to offer enough cover from the rain and showers that are expected throughout East Texas through early Saturday afternoon.

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.

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.



Friday - Sunday 8a-6p
Longview Exhibit Center - Longview

The United Dog Owners Group will host a UKC Dog Show at the Longview Convention Complex Exhibit Center. There will be two shows each day that consist of Conformation Dog Shows and Rally Obedience Trials. Admission to watch is free.


Daddy Daughter Dance

Friday 6p - 8p
Broughton Recreation Center - Longview

Dads, bring your little princess out for a night full of fun, laughter, and dancing. Light refreshments and treats will be served. Dads and daughters of all ages are welcome. This is a ticketed event.


Community Run Clinic For The Fresh 15

Saturday 8a-10a
Fresh By Brookshire's - Tyler

Run the Fresh 15 Course: Hit the pavement with our experienced coaches and explore the key sections of the Fresh 15 route. Familiarize yourself with the twists, turns, and exhilarating hills that make this race one for the books! There will be tips for pacing and fueling and course overviews along with a general Q & A session. This is a free event, but registration is requested.


First Saturday Hike At Tyler State Park

Saturday @ 9a
Tyler State Park - Tyler

This hike is a group-led hike and the group decides which trails the group follows. Bring your water, bug repellent, sunscreen, and dogs on a leash for this trip through nature. There is an admission charge to the state park.


Saturdays On Main

Saturday @ 9a
Main Street - Palestine

This family-friendly event is held on the first Saturday of each month to feature all the fun things to see and do in the 44 blocks of the Palestine Main Street District in downtown Palestine. There will be shopping, activities, lots of open restaurants, catch a play at the community theater, see the model train exhibit and so much more.


February Market On Main

Saturday 9a - 1p
Main Street - Nacogdoches

This is an indoor market that features local goods made by local residents.


Poses And Pints

Saturday @ 10a
Oil Horse Brewing Company - Longview

This is an hour of yoga followed by a pint of beer (or rootbeer)! It's an hour for all yoga levels. There is an admission charge for this event.


Valentine's Vendor Event

Saturday 10a - 6p
Mays Harris Event Venue - Henderson

If you're searching for that one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone in your life then head on to over to Henderson and browse the selection on hand that has been specifically created by some talented local artisans. This is a free event.


Bourbon & Bowties

Saturday @ 6:30p
Maude Cobb Activity Center - Longview

Bourbon & Bowties is a one-of-a-kind event benefiting Longview World of Wonders, an innovative and hands-on discovery center for children located in downtown Longview. Enjoy delicious food, wonderful music, a silent and live auction, and an interactive bourbon trail. Don’t miss this chance to have a night to remember! This is a ticketed event.


Colonial Hills Baptist Church Car Show And Cookoff

Sunday @ 11a
Colonial Hills Baptist Church - Tyler

It is being touted as the largest free car show in Smith County. There will be lots of family fun and lots of cars ranging from Hotrods to Lamborghinis to Jeeps to classic trucks. This is a free event.


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