ETX Fireworks Shows & Celebrations

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ETX Fireworks Shows & Celebrations

ETX- Find a place to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang! MYETX has composed a list of fireworks display around the region. Pack up your lawn chairs and celebrate the Fourth of July somewhere in East Texas!

Athens:

Fireworks at the Fishery: One of the biggest fireworks display in East Texas will light up the skies over TFFC and adjacent Lake Athens.  Free fishing until 8:30pm. July 4 celebration from 5-10:00 p.m. Call James at (903) 670-2266 for more information.

Big Sandy:

Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. – ends at the City Park directly across from the Big Sandy School (401, N Wildcat Drive,Big Sandy,TX, 75755). Music will start around 7p.m. Fireworks will start around 9p.m. 

Canton:

July 4th Fireworks Display- Held on the West Side of the First Monday Grounds off Hwy 64 and Hwy 859. Event will start at dark around 9 pm.

Chamber of Commerce July 4th Annual Parade & Events
Schedule of Events: Hot Dogs on the Square-5:30 PM until Parade is over (Next to stage area, downtown) $5.00 Includes Hot Dog, Chips & Drink 6:00 pm Parade Line up at the Jr. High on Buffalo St. 7:00 pm Parade begins Jr. High through Downtown Canton Sock Hop 50’s Style Celebration at the Civic Center 7:00 to 9:00 pm Featuring “Buddy & the Flash Backs” Admission $6.00 Adults & $3.00 Kids under 12 Fireworks provide by the City of Canton’s First Monday Dept. West Side First Monday Grounds at Dusk For more information and Parade Entry Forms contact: Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce 119 N. Buffalo St. 903-567-2991 or e-mail: cantontxchamberofcommerce@yahoo.com

Crockett:

July 4th Fireworks display over the City of Crockett at 1100 Edminston Dr. Crockett Civic Center in Crockett, Texas, 75835  Contact: Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce- (936) 544-2359

Edom:

July 4th Freedom Celebration at the Edom Community Park: Live Band, Hot Dog Stand benefitting local Scholarship program, fireworks by Edom VFD: Festivities Begins at 7 p.m. with Fireworks at Dusk

Galveston:

If you’re looking for a change of scenery to celebrate Independence Day, Galveston Island is just the place to make your holiday weekend a true get-a-way. From fireworks over the beach to a traditional hometown parade in the island’s historical downtown district, Galveston will offer a plethora of special activities July 1-4, 2011.

To kick off the fun, Moody Gardens will hold its Bands on the Sand concert series Friday, July 1 featuring local band Intercoastal Pirates followed by a fireworks display over Offatts Bayou. Moody Gardens will also host concerts and fireworks July 2 and 3. Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach.

On the 4th of July, Galveston Island will celebrate with its annual downtown parade at 10 a.m. featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers.  The parade will begin at Santa Fe and 25th streets and continue through downtown before ending at the Galveston Railroad Museum for a patriotic celebration with live music and refreshments.

That evening, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.The beachfront fireworks display – sponsored by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees – will begin at 9:15 p.m.

Gladewater:

Sunday, July 7, 2013 – The boat Parade sponsored by Austin Bank will begin at 8 p.m. from the boat dock.  Participants will vie for cash prizes for First, Second and Third place.  If you want to participate, decorate your boat, jet ski, barge or any other water worthy craft and meet at the boat dock at 7:30 p.m.  Our fireworks show is made possible through the generosity of Chamber members, local businesses, Lake Gladewater residents, and the general public.

Henderson:

Fireworks Display on July 4th at 9:30pm at Lake Forest Park- 1005 Hwy 64 W.

Houston County Lake:

17th Annual Boat Parade begins at 5p.m. Fireworks display from Mize Island begins at dark.

Hughes Springs:

Hometown 4th of July celebration – July 4, 6pm-10pm at Spring Park (corner of 2nd and Harrison St.)

Food: 6pm-8pm. Fish Fry – $10 per plate  Hot Dog Plate – $3 per plate. Ice Cold water bottle 50 cents.

Fireworks show: in Mustang Stadium:  Hughes Springs library will sell baked goods at the stadium. Fireworks at 9pm at the Hughes Springs Mustang Stadium.

Lake Hawkins:

The Lake Hawkins flotilla boat parade and the Hawkins volunteer fire department fireworks  show will be on Friday July 5th. The boat parade will begin at 7pm and the fireworks will begin at dusk.

Lindale:

Our July 4th at Living Alternatives can best be described as “patriotic observance” meets “family reunion/picnic”. We open up our 40-acre property to anyone who wants a fun family atmosphere to celebrate our Nations Independence. We host a large variety of events to keep your family busy. We have wet/dry jumps, a fishing tournament, a swimming pool, food vendors, face painting, live music, door prizes, tours of our 10,000 sq.ft maternity home, and class “C” fireworks to finish up the evening. Grills are provided, just bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and bug spray. $15 Admission. 17141 Hwy 110 N, Lindale. Activities start at 4pm, fireworks start at 9pm.

Longview:

The Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival will be held at the Maude Cobb Activity Convention and Activity Complex on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The annual event is expanding this year to include a concert and activities throughout the day. There will be amusement rides, a hot dog eating contest, face-painting, food and beverages, and a variety of other entertainment, including the Rock of Ages Concert. Activities will start around 2:00 p.m. and last throughout the day. The fireworks will start at dark. Festival admission and the firework show are free to the public; however, prices will vary for individual activities. The Rock of Ages Concert tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate (plus a nominal ticket service fee).  9:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.

Lufkin:

Ellen Trout Park at 9:15 p.m.- If you don’t want to fight the traffic, shuttle buses will begin running at 4:30 p.m. from Lufkin High School.  There will be no parking at the Zoo and portions of northwest Loop 287 will be closed.  Visitors are asked to park at the nearby Angelina County Expo Center, or along Loop 287, where permitted.

Mineola:

Located at the Mineola Nature Preserve. Begins at 6p.m. on the 4th and have a picnic with your family then enjoy the Patriotic Program starting at 8pm followed by Fireworks after dark. All activities are outside so bring lawn chairs.

Nacogdoches:

An old-fashioned, community-wide Independence Day celebration on July 4, in Festival Plaza. Families are invited to enjoy delicious festival food, children’s activities and live music by local bands. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission is free. Freedom Fest will take place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Festival Plaza, located just south of the downtown square in Nacogdoches. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to Festival Plaza. Coolers and picnic baskets are welcome, but glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Overton:

Annual Fireworks show to be held at the city lake for the City of Overton at dark on the 4th. For more information contact the Overton Camber of Commerce at903-834-3542 or the City of Overton at 903-834-3171.

Palestine:

July4, the City of Palestine will host its annual fireworks show. You won’t want to miss the excitement as fireworks light up the sky on Thursday, July 4. As a bonus, KYYK 98.3 will be broadcasting live from the event with a choreographed firework show soundtrack. The event promises to be truly spectacular. The event will take place at Story Elementary School, located at 5300 N. Loop 256.

Pittsburg:

City of Pittsburg’s July 4th “Independence Day Blast” Thursday July 42013 Located at Pittsburg High School Football Stadium For Information Call 903 856-3621. Bring the family and celebrate freedom in beautiful Historic Pittsburg, Texas!! Come out to the Pittsburg Pirate Football Stadium to enjoy Pittsburg’s 30 minute spectacular firework presentation along with Parachute Bingo…..5 skydivers from East Texas Skydive will jump showing their patriotism while skydiving with the American Flag. This is the only Firework Independence Blast on Thursday July 4th in the East Texas area, a family event you will not want to miss. Tailgating and seating areas will be available around the stadium as well as the stands of the Pittsburgh High School Football Stadium. Concessions will be available during the event by the Pittsburg Athletic Booster Club. There will plenty of room to enjoy family, friends and food while you are captivated by the ongoing fireworks. Events begin with Parachute Bingo starting at 8:45 p.m. / dusk. Purchase a chance to win $1,000. Tickets are $5.00 or $20 for five. Winner determined by skydiver landing on winning square. The City of Pittsburg Fireworks Show begins at dark immediately after Parachute Bingo.

Tatum:

July 4, from Martin Creek Lake State Park: Bring your bike and helmet.  Some decorations will be provided, otherwise bring your own.  We will spend about 30 minutes decorating bikes then parade the camping loop to show our Patriotism.  After the parade join us for games and hotdogs. (903) 836-4336  10:00a.m.-noon. Call Lisa at (903) 836-4336 for more information. $3 for adults, 12 and under free.

Tyler:

Tyler Jaycees fireworks at Lindsey Park. July 4 – gates open at 4p.m. Admission is $10 per car. Concessions will be provided and the show will start after dark.

East Texans are invited to include patriotic music as part of their celebration on July 4, 2013.The Tyler Civic Chorale and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian Church will host its annual concert, open to the public at no charge, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 230 West Rusk Street, in Tyler. The event begins at 4:00 p.m.

Winnsboro:

Parade: July 4, 4:30 pm – starts at the American Legion building. After parade – music, food and entertainment until it gets dark about 9 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and mosquito spray. No wine or beer is allowed in the City Park. 

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