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Paris, Texas
8 West Plaza
Paris, TX 75460
Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas Visitor Information
Annual Events Guide

John Chisum Days
Last weekend in April

Serving as the stage for a Paris homecoming, this celebration of cattle baron John Chisum includes western art, food and entertainment.

Paris Art Festival
Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend (May)

Art, art, and more art... Come celebrate springtime in Paris at the Love Civic Center with professional artists from a four-state region. There are craft booths, constant entertainment, and a variety of food booths, as well as a children's corner. 903-785-5221

Uncle Jesse's Memorial Big Bass Classic
First Saturday in May

Great prizes for top angles include $5,000 cash, boats, and assorted equipment. A fun and accessible weekend for all that benefits children's charities. 903-784-2501

Tour de Paris
Third Saturday in July

About 500 riders participate in this rally, which provides something for all age groups and stamina: 100K, 70K, 40K, and 15K. Rest stops, sag service and medical services are all provided along the beautiful countryside of Lamar County. Also includes pancake breakfast, after party with hamburgers, fresh fruit smoothies and a Tour de France watching party. 903-784-2501

Chaparral Square Dancing Weekend
Labor Day Weekend (September)

Dosey-do and promenade right. Swing your partners 'round and 'round. The wonderful sport of square dancing comes to Paris in a big way as Chaparral Records sponsors this big time shindig. 972-840-1274

Red River Valley Fair & Exposition
Tues-Sat before Labor Day (September)

A Paris tradition since 1911, this event provides resident and visitors with five days of fun and entertainment to include livestock shows, carnival midway, live stage entertainment and overall general family fun. 903-785-7971

Festival of Pumpkins
Weekend before Halloween

Enjoy everything that is fall and pumpkin fun from crafts, food, live music and contests, and a sanctioned barbeque cook-off.

Christmas Time in Paris (December)
Christmas in Paris is lovely and provides a variety of holiday festivities.

The annual Christmas Parade with the winning floats on display at the fairgrounds kicks off the entire season. The decorated Paris Fairgrounds offer visitors miniature train rides as well as craft and concession booths. 903-785-7971

Winter Wonderland, an annual event hosted by the City of Paris Parks and Recreation Department, provides live performances throughout December and a holiday "Movie in Park" every Friday at Bywaters Park. 903-784-9299

A Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Paris Council of Garden Clubs, features four Paris structures decorated for the season. This annual event takes place the first Sunday in December. 903-784-2501

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8 West Plaza
Paris, TX 75460
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