East Texas Fireworks Displays and Celebrations

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East Texas Fireworks Displays and Celebrations

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East Texas- There will be no shortage of Fourth of July celebrations in the Piney Woods this year. MYETX has compiled a list of celebrations and fireworks displays around the region and start planning your Independence Weekend!

Athens
Friday, July 4 – Fireworks at the Fishery: The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for regular paid visitation. Free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free as long as supplies last. Fishing ends approximately 30 minutes before the fireworks begin.

Ben Wheeler
July 4 – “Brooks Bash” to honor Brooks Gremmels- 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Music at The Pickin’ Porch Park at 5 p.m. Fireworks at Sunset at The Pickin’ Porch Park will begin at 8:30.

Beaumont

July 4- The City of Beaumont will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration in Riverfront Park. The park will open at 5 p.m. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the fun, food and music. There will be vendors with a variety of offerings.

Canton

July 4- Free fireworks display downtown at First Monday Grounds.

Crockett

Annual parade around the square begins at 10a.m. Concert at the Crockett Civic Center will begin at 7:30p.m. Fireworks show will begin at 9:45p.m. in the field right behind the Civic Center, located on Loop 304 in Crockett.

Edom

July 4- at Edom Community Park, off 279 in Edom. Live band starts at 7pm, fireworks at dusk.

Gilmer

July 4- Fireworks display after dark at Buckeye Stadium.

Groveton

July 4- city fireworks at the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 94. Music and activities begin at 5pm, food begins at 6pm, 6:30-9pm games and activities, 9pm fireworks by Groveton Lions Club.

Gun Barrel City

July 5 – Casey Donahew & Vanilla Ice to headline JulyFest concert on July 5. 7am-9am.

Hawkins

July 4- Lake Hawkins VFD annual 4th of July show at Lake Hawkins RV Park off of CR 3440 in Hawkins. Show will start at dark, and concessions will be available.

Jacksonville

July 4 – Fireworks on Lake Jacksonville.

Jefferson

The Historic Jefferson Railway will offer a special July 4th weekend with a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou as the history of Independence Day unfolds in the Narrated Historical Day Tours.

Kilgore
July 3- Patriotic Party to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Free – live music, vendor booths, games and crafts, face painting, snow cones, door prizes, shopping, and more.

Lake Fort/Quitman

Friday, July 4 – Fireworks at the Quitman Arboretum – beginning at 10 a.m.

July 5- 2014 Lake Fork Independence Day fireworks and golf cart parade 5 – 6pm – BBQ at the lake, booths will open. 7pm – Picnic games start, DJ will provide music. 8pm – Golf cart parade. 9:30 fireworks show begins!

Livingston

July 4-6- The Festival will be held at Memorial Park and Livingston High School July 4th – 6, 2014th. In addition to the Fireworks Spectacular, the event will provide a fair-like atmosphere with the Paul Maurer Shows Carnival (Thursday July 3rd to Sunday July 6th), Live Bands, a CAR Show and lots of food craft vendors. The Livingston 4th of July Festival attracts an average of about 40,000 spectators from around the valley over the course of the three day event.

Longview

July 4 – Freedom Celebration and fireworks Festival will be held at Maude Cobb Activity Center on Friday. Activities throughout the day, including amusement rides, food and drink, vendors in the exhibit building, outdoor stage for live music, multi-cultural festivities and more. Activities start at 10am, last all day. Festival admission and the firework show are free but prices will vary for various activities. Indoor concert will be held at Maude Cobb featuring Neal McCoy and Holly OnTucker. Doors for this will open at 5pm and show starts at 6:30. Tickets for McCoy/Tucker concert are $15 adult general admission, and $7.50 for ages 13 and under. Fireworks will start at dark.

Lufkin

July 4- Free Fireworks show will begin at sundown.Please note, there will be no onsite parking. Shuttle buses will begin running at 4:30 PM from Lufkin High School to take guests too and from the Zoo. Fireworks begin at 9:15p.m.

Mineola

July 4- Free fireworks display at the Mineola Civic Center.

Mount Pleasant

July 4- Free fireworks display after day.

Nacogdoches

July 4- Free Fireworks show will begin 30 minutes after sunset in Festival Plaza. Coolers, blankets, and chairs are permitted, but no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages please.

Palestine
Friday, July 4 – City fireworks celebration – Steven Bennett Park next to the YMCA – Concessions will begin at 5 p.m., fireworks will begin at sundown.

Paris

July 3: Enjoy Music and Fireworks as we celebrate our freedom at Paris High School Stadium.

July 4- Parade starts on the Court House Parking Lot.

Pittsburg

July 4- at Pirate stadium. Parachute bingo starts at 8:45, followed by the “largest and longest” fireworks show in East Texas.

Port Arthur

July 4- Port Arthur Independence Day Celebration at 7:30pm. FREE Admission. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm.

Tyler

June 27 – First Baptist Church Tyler presents FREE fireworks festival over the lake on the South Tyler Campus, located at 17002 Hwy 69 South (just south of Loop 49 at FM 2813 and Hwy 69S) The event is free, but they do ask that each family bring 3 canned goods to be donated to the Tyler Family Assistance Center.

July 4 – Pleasant Hill Baptist Church hosts 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular – 6:30-10 p.m. – Free food will be provided while supplies last. The event is free, fireworks will begin at dusk. Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is located at 13590 State Hwy 110 South approximately 2.5 miles S of loop 323 on Troup Hwy 110 or .10 mile north of Grande Blvd.

July 5 – City fireworks celebration – Free – Lindsey Park – Concessions will begin to be available at about 2 p.m., fireworks will begin at dark.

July 5- fireworks celebration at Lake Tyler Petroleum Club. 9pm until midnight. Fireworks will begin at 10pm. $10 cash only cover charge at the gate.

Whitehouse

July 5 – 10am-11pm Independence in the Park – Free – Lonestar BBQ Society cookoff, live music from Texas Rebellion, splash park will be open, bounce house, balloon artist, face painting, games, vendor booths, food and drinks for purchase. Car show will be from 10am-2pm. Raffle for a golf cart, and huge fireworks display set to music by Mike Adams.  Fireworks at 9pm.

Winona

July 4- One of the largest fireworks shows in the region. Attractions such as the motorcycle show, the stock car show, and karaoke are open to anyone who would like to submit an entry and will be spaced throughout the event. The public is invited to share in the festivities, which will begin on Friday, July 4th at 7pm at the Winona High School Baseball & Softball complex.

Uncertain

July 4- Floating parade and fireworks, fun for the whole family. Floats line up at the north end of Taylor Island, Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. Parade winds to Dallas Caddo Club and returns to Johnson’s Ranch for judging. Fireworks begin after 9 p.m. in front of Johnson’s Ranch.

 

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