Tag Archive for fun things to do in East Texas

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Christmas In July 

Palestine, Texas – Get into the holiday spirit as Palestine celebrates the 2nd annual Christmas in July event.  The Christmas in July celebration will be twelve days of food, holiday shopping and fun.

During the twelve days, a variety of activities and family entertainment will be available including, Shrek the Musical at the historic Texas Theatre, holiday shopping in the Palestine Main Street District and a Holiday Cruise Night at the Anderson County Courthouse.

The Holiday Cruise Night, presented by the Cars of Palestine, will be on Sat., July 19, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.  Enjoy music from the 50s & 60s, sounds of hot rods and burgers around the historic courthouse square. 

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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!

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Summer Fun at Liberty Hall

Tyler, Texas- Liberty Hall in Tyler will have something for everyone this summer from movies to events for the whole family!

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3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally Kicks Off This Weekend In Jefferson

Motorcycle_Jefferson, Texas-  The 3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally will be held June 6-8, 2014 at the Diamond Don RV Park in Jefferson, Texas. The weekend will begin at noon on Friday when the beer garden opens.  James Novey and Diamond Don Rainey, organizers for the Rally,  will host a meet and greet BBQ for pre-registered weekend guests Friday evening and two bands will play that night.

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Mission Tejas State Park June 2014 Event Schedule

Weches, Texas- Start planning your outdoor summer adventure to Mission Tejas State Park! The park is hosting a different event each weekend in June and always offers some of the best hiking views and trails in the Piney Woods.

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15th Annual Nacogdoches Disc Golf Open To Be Largest Tournament Happening In the Country This Weekend


Nacogdoches, Texas-
The 15th Annual Nacogdoches Disc Golf Open is right around the corner. The Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event will take place on June 7-8th, 2014. Registration is already maxed out with 180 players, 70 of which are professionals.  This record attendance makes this the largest tournament happening in the country next weekend, and exceeded last year’s numbers by 60%.

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28th Annual AIA SandCastle Competition In Galveston 

Galveston Island, Texas- For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sand castle competitions. This weekend gigantic sandcastles will decorate the shore of Galveston’s East Beach. This Saturday, May 31, the island will host the 28th annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sandcastle Competition.

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Exploring Living History On Galveston’s 40th Annual Historic Home Tour 

By Dana Goolsby

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Galveston Island- There is a lot to love about Galveston Island. The beach, the food, and numerous annual events and attractions all draw large crowds to the island, but last weekend the island was packed with a different type of tourist. Heritage tourists flocked to the island in droves to tour some of the island’s oldest homes and to get a glimpse into the lives of those who built and lived in these grand residences. Although the tour only highlights a small handful of the incredible homes on the island, Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of intact 19th and 20th century buildings in the country, and number one in Texas. History is on tap daily on the island.

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Visit Jefferson & Uncertain, Texas

A Weekend Worthy Trip to the Upper Northeast Side

By Dana Goolsby

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Jefferson to Uncertain, Texas- In the upper northeast side of Texas, where the great state begins to rub elbows with our neighbors in Louisiana, lies an area rich with history, legends, and unmatched natural beauty. From Jefferson to Uncertain and the waters of the mysterious Caddo Lake, adventure awaits you in Marion County!