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This weekend you'll most likely want to find something to do in East Texas that doesn't involve being in the heat for a long period of time. Temperatures are forecast to be as high as 105 to 107 degrees on Saturday and Sunday and that's BEFORE factoring in the humidity levels. We have to patiently live through this stretch of 100-degree days before more comfortable weather arrives with the changing of the season in about a month.

With the weather in mind, we'll seek things to do indoors and in the air conditioning. Whether that's playing a board game with the kids at the kitchen table, going to catch the 'Barbie' movie again in the theaters, or driving over to Shreveport for Geek'd Con. Doing some indoors is the name of the game this weekend.

However, not all events are indoors and there are some fun outdoor activities to be a part of this weekend, just keep the heat and your hydration in mind.

There are some great activities going on this weekend in East Texas.

For more information on any specific event, tap/click on the event name.

Geek'd Con

Friday thru Sunday
Shreveport Convention Center - Shreveport, LA

The largest comic convention in the Ark-La-Tex will feature panels of TV and film guests, comic book creators, local and regional artists, and many vendors at the Shreveport Convention Center. There is an admission fee for this event.

Sizzlin' Summer 5k, 10, and 15k

Saturday @ 8a
Rose Rudman Park - Tyler

The Freedom Runners invite you to run Rose Rudman Trail at Southside Park (near Shiloh Rd.) in Tyler in a 5k, 10k, or 15k fun run. If running isn't your thing, you can walk the 5k.

Medieval Carnival

Saturday @ 4p
Woodland Hills Baptist Church - Old Jacksonville Hwy. - Tyler

This will be a sword-fighting event that will also have games, a unicorn photo booth, face painting, free food, and much more! Bring your family out to this free event and have a great evening. Limited tickets, so don't delay! This is a free event, but tickets are required and obtainable through the event name link.


Summer Taco Fest

Saturday @ 11a
Lone Star Harley-Davidson - SSE Loop 323 - Tyler

Lone Star Harley-Davidson will be your destination for free tacos this Saturday.


Skins And Skulls

Saturday @ 3p
Puris Creek State Park - Eustace

Texas Parks and Wildlife employees, rangers, and wardens will be at the site at the Camping Loop amphitheater so you can see some of the skins and skulls of the animals that wander throughout the state park.


Pawchella 2023

Saturday @ 5:30p
Fun Forest Pool - Tyler

This free event is for canines and their human companions! There will be a best-dressed competition to show off your pup's summer swimwear and a bunch of dogs swimming in the city pool!


Old School Broadway Cruise Night

Saturday @ 7:30p
Freddy's Frozen Custard - S. Broadway - Tyler

Car enthusiasts will converge upon Freddy's Saturday night for an old-school cruise of Tyler's Broadway Ave. The cruise will begin at 8:30 and go from Freddy's to the square in downtown and back down Broadway to Freddy's.


Cars & Coffee

Sunday @ 8:30a
Hall Buick GMC - SSW Loop 323 - Tyler

Gather to show off your car and enjoy a cup of coffee with other car enthusiasts. All makes and models will be on-site for this event.

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