March 9–11 - Buna
45th ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL...
Anticipated to be the most spectacular Redbud Fest since its
inception 45 years ago! Salute springtime at Buna's annual
celebration with a parade, arts & crafts booths, musical
entertainment, carnival rides & great food. Carnival opens
March 9th and runs March 10 & 11. Office hours 9am to noon.
March 14–19 - Nederland
Celebrate the area's Dutch & Cajun heritage with tournaments,
carnival, arts & crafts booths, pageants, Cajun foods & museum
tours. Downtown on Boston Avenue. In its 44th year! (409)
March 17–19, May 12–14, June 16–18 -
TRADE DAYS... Pedigo Park -
Open year-round on the weekend before the third Monday, except
no April event. Two covered pavilions and open-air lots
accommodate over 350 vendors: arts, crafts, collectibles,
antiques, food. Highway 59 North, ¾ mile north of Hwy 190.
March 23–25 - Palestine
DULCIMER & OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL...
Known affectionately as "Old Pal," this festival is old-timey
music at its best! Hosted at a circa-1915 high school, the
festival offers three days filled with live performances,
jamming sessions, concerts and workshops. (903) 723-3014;
March 24–April 9 - Tyler
& SPRING FLOWER TRAIL...
Enjoy over ten miles of flowering gardens & beautiful historic
homes in the Azalea & Brick Street Districts. Other events
include historic home tours, art & flower shows, living
history tours, ‘Spirits of Oakwood’ tours, Artisans & Flower
Market, Arts & Crafts Fair and more! 1-800-235-5712 or
www.VisitTyler.com for more
March 24–26, March 31–April 2, April 7–9
79th ANNUAL TEXAS DOGWOOD TRAILS CELEBRATION...
Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the
Celebration, including Dogwood Trails Festival, Piney Woods
Excursion & Dogwood Brunch Train at the Texas State Railroad,
Dulcimer Festival, Main Street Farm & Flower Market, a play at
historic Texas Theatre & more.
April 13–15 - Kirbyville
Come to beautifully-forested East Texas the third weekend in
April to enjoy Kirbyville's hometown parade, carnival,
entertainment, pet show, music, auction and arts & crafts at
Magnolia Park. (409) 423-6500.
April 21–23 - Dayton
DAYTON OLE TYME
DAYS... Enjoy a BBQ Cook-off,
Junior Chili Cook-off, indoor & outdoor arts/crafts booths,
pageant, car show, antique tractor show & more. FREE
admission. Events return to Downtown Dayton this year.
May 3–7 - Port Neches
PORT NECHES RIVERFEST...
Enjoy "Thunder on the Neches" Tunnel Boat Races, plus
carnival, crafts, talent show, horseshoes, fireworks, food
vendors, talent show, 3-on-3 tournament, car show and more.
Held at Port Neches Waterfront Park.
(409) 722-9154 or (409) 722-9155. Follow us on Facebook -
May 12–14 - Huntsville
SAM HOUSTON FOLK FESTIVAL...
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum's 15-acre grounds are
transformed into a bustling frontier settlement. Watch
historical re-enactments & demonstrators, listen to live
music, sip homemade root beer, share kettle corn, shop for
crafts or stroll Sam's original homestead. Includes 18th
Annual Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship.
June 10 - Nacogdoches
TEXAS BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL...
The largest producer of blueberries in Texas presents a
blueberry pancake breakfast, kid's water park, arts & crafts,
farm-fresh blueberries for sale, blueberry farm tours, Repbee
Classic Car Show, live musical entertainment with Cookin' Up
the Blues, and family fun downtown. Presented by Tipton
www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com. (936) 560-5533.
July 28–30 - Longview
40th ANNUAL GREAT TEXAS BALLOON
RACE... The largest sanctioned
hot air balloon race in Texas features 3 early morning
competitions, state championships, 2 evening balloon glows
with 70 balloons, nightly concerts, arts, crafts, food and
KIDS LAND. Held at the East Texas Regional Airport in
Longview, Texas. Visitor’s event information: 903-753-3281.