Where you can celebrate this July 4 weekend

Wherever you are in East Texas, there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy the holiday and celebrate this Independence Day! We’ve brought you a list featuring some of the awesome events for you and the family to go.


Independence Festival at Bella Vista on Lake Palestine

  • When: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where: Bella Vista Lake Palestine
  • Cost: $10-$25

Here is what you can expect from the event: 2 Music Stages


  • 3pm - DJ & MC Suttle - Popular Music
  • 4pm - Cover Band “Kid Icarus Project”
  • 7pm -DJ & MC Suttle - Popular Music


  • 3pm - JBSpecial Mix - Beach House Music
  • 5pm - DJ YeahX2 - Popular & House Music
  • 7pm - JBSpecial - Electronic Dance Music

Fireworks - 9:30 pm

Our fireworks show will be one to remember! Fireworks will be best observed from the grass hill or beach area. ** Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on if desired to enjoy the day and fireworks. There’s lots of space on the beautiful grounds of Bella Vista - paved, grassy and sandy areas are all available for your enjoyment.

Summerfest & Fireworks

  • When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Where: Atlanta Fire Station
  • Cost: Free

The Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, is pleased to announce the 2022 SummerFest & Fireworks Event on Saturday, July 2nd! We will celebrate America’s Independence with an evening of family fun. SummerFest will be held behind the Atlanta Fire Department and includes FREE parking and admission, on-site vendors, yard games, and a concert! We will wrap up the evening with our annual Professional Fireworks Show!

2nd Annual Freedom Festival

  • When: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where: Q. M. Martin Stadium, Carthage
  • Cost: Free

Save the date. Freedom Fest is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!

The cost is $10 for a wrist band to enter the inflatable playground!

Fireworks Show - Palestine

  • When: 8:30 PM
  • Where: Steven Bennett Park, Palestine
  • Cost: Free

Join us for the annual Fireworks Show hosted by the City of Palestine in celebration of our nation’s independence.

The show will start around 9:15pm on July 2 or as soon as it is dark enough!


Celebrate America” Independence Day Fireworks Show

  • When: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Tyler
  • Cost: Free

Parking is limited. This Family Friendly event is free to the public but we ask that you please bring a canned food item for area food banks.

15th Annual East Texas Yamboree Association Firework Show

  • When: 8:00 PM
  • Where: East Texas Yamboree Event Center, Gilmer
  • Cost: Free

All are welcome to come out and enjoy the 15th annual East Texas Yamboree Association Firework Show. This is a FREE event for the public, sponsored by Goudarzi and Young Law Office and East Texas Yamboree Association. The show will be held at the East Texas Yamboree Event Center. Parking will be at the Gilmer Civic Center and all around the Yamboree Grounds.

Lake Hawkins Fireworks Show

  • When: 9:00 PM
  • Where: Lake Hawkins RV Park
  • Cost: $10

Come enjoy one of the best fireworks shows in Texas with an amazing lakeside view! $10 entry fee (all ages) at Lake Hawkins RV Park on July 3rd.


July Fourth Celebration - Tyler

  • When: 2:00 PM
  • Where: Lindsey Park Soccer Fields, Tyler
  • Cost: Free

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up to host the annual July Fourth Celebration at Lindsey Park. Gates will open at 2 p.m. for families to come out to enjoy a variety of vendors and food trucks. The firework show will begin after dark, around 9 p.m.

Freedom & Fireworks Celebration - Longview

  • When: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Where: Longview Convention Complex
  • Cost: Free

The City of Longview’s annual Fireworks and Freedom Celebration will return July 4th, 2022. This year, the best-in East Texas fireworks display will top off an evening of great food vendors and country music singer Drake White in concert.

Gates Open - 4 p.m. | Opening Act (Hayden McBride) - 6:30 p.m. | Drake White - 8 p.m. | Fireworks - 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration - Lufkin

  • When: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Where: Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin
  • Cost: Free

Join us Monday, July 4th, for the American Tradition, with a magnificent fireworks display of multi-colored fireworks exploding in the sky over the City of Lufkin.

Fourth of July Celebration - Canton

  • When: 5:00 PM
  • Where: Downtown Canton
  • Cost: Free, $20 to enter hot dog eating contest

Come out and enjoy the fun - we have something for everyone!!!!

5:00pm Decorated Bike Contest for Kids

5:30pm Watermelon Eating Contest for Kids

6:00pm 3rd Annual Hot Dog Eating Competition

6:30pm Parade Line up

7:30pm Parade

Dark - Fireworks Show

Fourth of July Extravaganza - Kilgore

  • When: 5:30 PM
  • Where: Kilgore City Park
  • Cost: Free

Don’t miss the legendary Kilgore Fireworks Extravaganza! Performance by Darrin Morris Band. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 P.M. Remember to bring chairs and blankets.

The fireworks will be accompanied by a simulcast on KDOK 105.3 and 1240 A.M.

The Kilgore City Pool and the Lazy S Splash Ranch hour will be extended until 9 P.M.

Fourth of July Fireworks Show & More

  • When: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Where: Family of Faith Christian Church, Tyler
  • Cost: Free

You’re Invited!!! Come Out & Celebrate with Us! Food, Games, Basketball, & Fireworks!

July Fourth Celebration - Big Sandy

  • When: 9:00 PM
  • Where: Big Sandy City Park
  • Cost: Free

The annual 4th of July Fireworks Show will start approximately 30 minutes after sundown on Monday, July 4th, 2022.

*All dates and information are subject to change. Let us know if you have an event to add to this list!

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Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.