June 4–5 - Greenville
COTTON BOLL ARTFEST...
This arts & crafts festival features handmade jewelry,
pottery, artwork & more on the grounds of the Audie
Murphy/American Cotton Museum. For more information, call
(903) 450-4502, or visit
June 10, July 1 & August 5 - Kilgore
FRIDAYS AFTER 5
Held under the stars at the World’s Richest Acre in Downtown
Kilgore each month this summer. The series includes Tuxedo
Cats on June 10; Vocal Trash on July 1; and Purple Hulls &
Leap of Faith on August 5. Bring a chair & your dancing shoes
to enjoy the entertainment. For more info, visit the
page, or go to
June 11 - Jacksonville
32nd TOMATO FEST...
Enjoy many tomato activities, including Salsa Contest, Tomato
Eating Contest, Tomato Peeling Contest. Other activities
include 200 vendors, Got Talent Contest, Chili’s Street Dance,
Entertainment, History Display, Farmer’s Market, Gospel
Concert, Soccer/Tennis Tournaments and lots more. Free
admission. Contact Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at (903)
586-2217 or visit
17–19, July 15–17, August 12–14 & September 16–18 - Livingston
- TRADE DAYS...
Discover a wide array of Trade Days treasures, original
handcrafted artworks, antiques, collectibles, crafts and foods
at Pedigo Park on Hwy 59 Bypass. (936) 327-3656 or
June 25 – Kilgore
STARS & SCARS 5K/10K MUD RUN 2016...
Ready to play in the mud? As one of the dirtiest, muddiest and
most rugged obstacle course runs in the region, this out-door
challenge tests both seasoned athletes & weekend warriors.
Also enjoy entertainment, food, vendors and such fun games as
mud volleyball & corn hole. For info, visit
www.starsandscarsmudrun.com, or like our Facebook page
June 30–July 31 - Kilgore
TEXAS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL …
Recognized as one of the top 10 cultural events in the state!
The 30th Anniversary Season features six play productions—The
Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, Henry V, Carousel, The
Belle of Amherst, and Spirit of the Sea. All plays
can be seen during the course of a weekend! Van Cliburn
Theatre at Kilgore College Campus. For more details, visit
www.texasshakespeare.com, or call (903) 983-8601.
July 2 - Commerce
4th OF JULY CELEBRATION...
Celebrate Independence Day on Saturday at Centennial Park with
a parade, live bands on stage, children’s activities, food and
kid’s bounce houses. Held 5pm-9pm at the park’s Eddie Moore
Sports Complex. Enjoy fire-works at 9:30pm. Bring a can of
food for entry to help those in need. (903) 886-3950.
July 20 - Kilgore
BASEBALL, BALLOONS & ROOT BEER...
Join this kick-off event for the Great Texas Balloon Race at
Driller Park. Family activities include “Guns & Hoses”
baseball game between Kilgore Fire & Police Dept, kid’s
events, food & music. Hot air balloon pilots fill the park
with a Balloon Burn around dusk. Like our Facebook page
“Baseball, Balloons & Root Beer”. For ticket information, log
September 16–17 - Greenville
RALLY ROUND GREENVILLE
This general street festival is great family fun! Begin with
Friday night’s Kick-Off Concert on Courthouse Square, where
music continues throughout the week-end. There’s also a Kids
Alley, Cotton Patch Classic Bicycle Ride, and art show.
Expected attendance 8,000 to 10,000. Vendors apply ASAP for
best placement. Call (903) 455-1510 or e-mail
BUFFALO STAMPEDE & BARBEQUE COOK-OFF...
Saturday. Stampede parade ends in Harriman Park for a day of
FUN. A park filled with KID’s games, arts & crafts, food
vendors, auction, horseshoe pitching tournament & much more.
(903) 322-5810. POB 207, Buffalo TX 75831.
September 23–24 - Commerce
BOIS D’ARC BASH...”The
Bois d’Arc Capital of Texas” - 31st Annual Bash Downtown.
Saturday: Arts & crafts, food, music, games, parade, golf
tournament, 5K run, carnival, Texas wine tasting, and Sept
17th’s Miss Bois d’Arc Pageant. (903) 886-3950.
October 13–16 – Tyler
TEXAS ROSE FESTIVAL...Come
celebrate the Rose at the 83rd Annual Texas Rose Festival.
Ceremonial events include the Queen’s Coronation, Rose Show,
Queen’s Tea & Rose Parade. In addition, there will be an Arts
& Crafts Fair, Nursery Tours, Art Show & more! 1-800-235-5712,