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Upcoming Events in PINEY WOODS

Jefferson

Big Cypress Corvette Show

June 3-5

Downtown

See an exciting lineup of Corvettes all weekend long. Friday night, drivers take to the Piney Woods roads. Then on Saturday, visitors can enjoy the Show and Shine on the brick streets of historic Jefferson. Awards are handed out for Best of Show, Participant's Choice, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, and other categories.

facebook.com/bigcypresscorvetteshow

Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival

June 4

Cypress River Airport, 270 Cypress River Road

Hot air balloons rise to the skies in Jefferson at sunset. The event also features live music, food trucks, tethered rides, and other fun that the whole family can enjoy.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Nacogdoches

Blueberry Festival of Quilts

June 10-11

Come enjoy beautifully created quilts made by members of the Nacogdoches Quilters Guild. This festival is part of the annual Texas Blueberry Festival and takes place June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park

June 10

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park in downtown. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The concert features three well-known musical acts, Little Roy and Lizzy, The Baker Family, and Catahoula Drive, as well as a special appearance by up-and-coming group the Gent Mountain Grassburs. Food trucks are on site, so please leave coolers and alcohol at home. Pets on a leash are welcome. Parking is available downtown, and a free shuttle service to the concert venue is at First Baptist Nacogdoches.

texasbluegrassfestival.org

Tyler

"Madagascar the Musical"

June 11

R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, "Madagascar the Musical" follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

cowancenter.org

Nacogdoches

Texas Blueberry Festival

June 11

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

This daylong celebration of the blueberry harvest is the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas. The delicious annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches on the second Saturday in June. Stay for the week or weekend and fill your calendar with a smorgasbord of activities and entertainment, including live music, blueberry picking, auto exhibits, shopping, and restaurant specials.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Jacksonville

Tomato Fest

June 11

Downtown , Commerce Street, from Austin to Bolton streets

For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes "Tomatoville." The 38th annual Tomato Fest in downtown Jacksonville offers five blocks of vendors; a farmers market; fried green tomatoes; eating, peeling, packing, and salsa contests; live entertainment; a talent show; soccer and tennis tournaments; and an annual street dance.

jacksonvilletexas.com/tomato-fest

Marshall

Main Street Cruise Night

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Main Street , 216 N. Washington Ave.

Every second Saturday, meet friends and family or make it a date night and enjoy the stroll along Main Street. See new and classic cars of all makes, models, and colors. Main Street is the location for East Texas’ finest show with local hot rods, classic cruisers, motorcycles, and the pride and joy of hand-polished collections. Before you go, plan to shop and dine while in downtown Marshall. 

facebook.com/mainstreetmarshalltx

Nacogdoches

Running of the Blueberries

June 11

Lanana Creek Trail , 805 E. Main St.

The Running of the Blueberries presented by Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches is open to fun-run enthusiasts and their furry running buddies. The 5K and 10K routes are on the wooded and shaded Lanana Creek Trail in Nacogdoches. Dog owners are invited to walk or run with their leashed furry companions and register pets for a logo-ed bandana.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Tyler

Blue Man Group

June 16-17

R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group, and now it’s your turn. Blue Man Group travels to Tyler for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about them—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity, and quirky comedy. The men are still blue, but the rest is all new. Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

cowancenter.org

Longview

Great Texas Balloon Race

June 17-19

Longview Convention Complex, 100 Grand Blvd.

Attracting the best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the governor of Texas in 1985. Competitive balloon flights are scheduled for the mornings of Friday through Sunday. Non-competition flights are planned for the afternoons of Friday and Saturday over Longview. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

greattexasballoonrace.com

Nacogdoches

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

Celebrate African-American culture at a family-friendly bash with a parade, bounce houses, and delicious food.

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree

June 18

Palestine High School Auditorium, 1600 TX 256 Loop

Hear a Branson-style country music show filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere. The comedians always provide great comic relief.

dogwoodjamboree.com

Nacogdoches

Nac Snack Friday

June 24

Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor Bureau, 200 E. Main

Food trucks, live music, and cold brews create a relaxed environment every fourth Friday of the month in downtown Nacogdoches. Beverages are available from local favorite Flashback Cafe. Food trucks are parked on both sides of the Visitors Center (Fredonia and Pecan streets) and Pilar Street is blocked off from traffic for seating. Live music starts in the afternoon. Check out beautifully kept vehicles with the Nac Classic Car Club.

visitnacogdoches.org/nacsnacks

Freedom Fest Weekend

July 1-5

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

A jam-packed weekend of celebrations and live music all over town begin Friday and end Monday night with a spectacular fireworks show.

visitnacogdoches.org

Jefferson

Fourth of July: Jefferson Salutes America

July 4

Downtown , Lafayette and Vale streets

At this old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in the park, visitors can expect a pie auction, homemade ice cream contest, music, hot dogs, cool drinks, and a finale with a spectacular fireworks display reflecting in the Big Cypress Bayou.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Naples

Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 29-30

Melon Patch Grounds, 100 Front St.

One of the biggest events in the area, the annual Watermelon Festival draws people from far and wide. There are watermelons aplenty, and these East Texas melons are as sweet as they come. The festival holds one of the biggest parades in northeastern Texas and includes a street dance, craft booths, a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo, an antique car show, corn hole, horse shoes, food, and bingo.

facebook.com/naplesmelonpatch

Jefferson

Civil War Symposium

Aug. 5-6

Jefferson Convention and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St.

This event offers presentations, exhibits, and vendors for Civil War and history buffs. The symposium focuses on Jefferson and the surrounding areas and delves into how this region played a significant role during this unique time in the country's history. Friday includes a Speakers Reception, while Saturday has a seminar and lunch.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Huntsville

Summer Genealogy Weekend

Aug. 5-6

Huntsville Public Library , 1219 13th St.

This two-day event highlights helpful genealogical records and collections. A light supper is provided on Friday and the library remain opens until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials takes place during the weekend and ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

myhuntsvillelibrary.com

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