This spring and summer you can enjoy many fantastic events near Athens Texas. You can experience exquisite cuisine and classical music, enjoy family time with a Fun Run and a fireworks show. You can even have a good ole’ Texas time fishing or two-stepping at a country concert. There is something to do for the whole family in the Athens area. Here are some of Tejas Ranch & Game Fence’s favorite spring and summer events near Athens Texas including Henderson, Van Zandt, and Smith Counties. It is truly a great time to visit East Texas.
Events Near Athens Texas
The Edom Art of Food & Wine Long Table Dinner
May 11th, 2019 | Edom Art Festival Grounds (Behind the Shed) | Edom, TX
Enjoy a wonderful spring evening visiting with friends under the East Texas stars at the Edom Art Festival Grounds. Walk through art studios, shops and sample an array of appetizers and wine. Then, dine with friends at a long community table in the heart of Edom, Texas. Entertainment will include a menu designed by Chef Jackson York and Kat Santos of Foodworx alongside soft jazz from musicians Maryah McHaman and Martyn Popeye. It’s sure to be an evening filled with great food and great music put on by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce. The Edom Art of Food & Wine Long Table Dinner will allow for 125 guests to come together to celebrate and support the unique community, local arts, food, and wine. Get more details.
Conservation Society 12th Annual Crawfish Fest
May 18, 2019 | Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co | Dallas, TX
The Conservation Society is hosting their 12th Annual Crawfish Fest in Dallas, TX! The Conservation Society is DSC’s young professionals group and the event is open to all members, guests and friends! Tickets include crawfish, beer and mixed drinks. You can also look forward to a silent auction, yard games, live entertainment and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club Foundation. Get your tickets and more details.
TFFC Free Fishing Day 2019
June 1, 2019 | Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center | Athens, TX
Kick off summer with the whole family at TFFC Free Fishing Day! Enjoy free hot dogs and soft drinks while trying your hand at fishing! There will be catfish tournaments for both adults and kids with available door prizes. The event includes free admission, food, and fishing! Get more details.
Glow Run 5K Fun Run/Walk
June 8, 2019 | Cain Center | Athens, TX
The Glow Run/Walk is an exciting event that the whole family can enjoy! The fun run will be held on the evening of June 8th at 8 pm. Kids and adults alike will love wearing glow sticks and seeing the colorful display of lights along the route. The run will take place on a scenic tree-lined street and will go 1 ½ miles in one direction and then take the same route back. Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for kids 12 years and under. Refreshments and glow t-shirts are included with registration. Get more details.
Tyler Ducks Unlimited 3 Gun 4 Fun Shoot
June 8, 2019 | Nomads Tactical | Chandler, Texas
Tyler Ducks Unlimited presents the first annual 3 Gun 4 Fun in Chandler, Texas! Attend this event for a day of food, prizes, 3-gun fun, DU membership and open range time. The event is $100 per person with 4 person teams and is limited to 80 competitors. Registration starts at 12pm, followed by lunch, and then 3-gun match will begin at 1pm. Get your tickets and more details.
Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala
June 29, 2019 | Brunson Equestrian Center | Tyler, TX
Since 1988, the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala has raised over $15 million dollars supporting both local and national cancer support services including cancer research. The Gala will be held at Brunson Equestrian Center and include an evening of wonderful food, mainstream entertainment, gaming tables, live and silent auctions, and so much more. All who attend will enjoy their evening and experience at the wonderful facilities of Texas Rose Horse Park. The Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala is a great way to support the cancer research of the American Cancer Society and celebrate survivors! Get more details and tickets here.
Fireworks at the Fishery
July 4, 2019 | Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center | Athens, TX
Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, picnicking and fishing! The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is providing free admission after 5:00 pm to watch their firework show. The TFFC puts on a professionally staged fireworks show making it one of the biggest in East Texas. Don’t miss out on this night of fun celebrating our nation’s independence with your family and friends. Get more details.
Great American Food & Arts Fair
July 13 -14, 2019 | Harvey Convention Center | Tyler, TX
The Great American Food & Arts Fair features handmade crafts, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass, wood crafts, metal art, photography, mixed media, plants and much more. Admission at the Harvey Convention Center is $3 and donations are accepted. Admission is free for veterans, active duty, military, and first responders. There will be door prizes filled with goodies from vendors along with live entertainment, kids activities and food trucks! A fun summer event with something for the whole family! Get more details.
Texas Rose Breed Show
August 22-25, 2019 | Texas Rose Horse Park | Tyler, TX
The Texas Rose Breed Show is a great outdoor activity for the whole family at the Texas Rose Horse Park! The show is an all breed horse show including Andalusian, Lusitano, Welsh and Friesian breeds to mention a few. At this exciting show there will be in hand classes, carriage driving, and jumping. The show will be held in Tyler, TX and admission is free for spectators. The event will be held Thurs.-Sun. from 8am-5pm. Get more details.
Darrin Morris Band with John Hord
August 24, 2019 | The Texan | Athens, TX
The Texan in Athens, TX will be hosting the Darrin Morris Band with John Hord opening the show. The Darrin Morris Band has been performing together since October of 2012 and now play across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and in Nashville, Tennessee. John Hord started pursuing music professionally in 2016 and has since landed the #33 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report with his song “Blame It On the Whiskey.” There will be food trucks, plenty of room to dance, and it’s BYOB. Don’t miss out on this awesome show! Get more details.
Texas Rose Sport Horse Cup
September 4-8 2019 | Texas Rose Horse Park | Tyler, TX
The Texas Rose Horse Park will be hosting the Texas Rose Sport Horse Cup/ A horse show consisting of Show Jumpers, Working Hunters and Hunt Seat Equitation. Show Jumpers will be competing in jumper classes where it counts to be “faultless” and “fast!” Working Hunters are judged for manner and pace; a smooth comfortable ride. Hunt Seat Equitation emphasizes the rider’s form; sitting still and quiet handling. Enjoy this fun outdoor event for the entire family Thursday-Sunday from 8:00am-5:00pm in Tyler TX. Admission is free for spectators and concessions will be on site. Get more details.
Tejas Ranch & Game Fence is based out of Athens Texas. We look forward to seeing you at some of our favorite events near Athens Texas this spring and summer. Enjoy!