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Longview, Texas

Events in Longview

From one end of the calendar to the other, you can always find something fun going on in Longview. Throughout the year, this bustling East Texas town hosts a big-time county fair, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, blues festival, and one of the world’s premier hot air balloon races. Yet there’s much more going on than these marquee events. Use our list of some of the popular yearly events in Longview and the surrounding area to help you plan your next trip here.

East Texas Boat & RV Show
Head to the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex in late January to find the recreational vehicle your family needs for your next Texas road trip. The Kids Adventure Camp will entertain the younger ones, while the hunters in the family can hear from guided hunt operators and outfitters.
100 Grand Boulevard
Longview, TX 75604

Bourbon & Bowties
Bourbon & Bowties benefits Longview World of Wonders, a local non-profit children's museum. The evening features good food, live music, an auction, cigar bar, and of course, that sweet whiskey. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
The Landing Event Center 

Zonta Antique Show
The event will showcase antiques from across the nation.

Longview PRCA Rodeo
Come out and see the country's best steer wrestlers and bareback riders, as well as the best mutton busters and stick-horse racers Longview has to offer, at the Longview PRCA Rodeo. Kids younger than 12 get in free with a donation of three cans of food for the HIWAY 80 Rescue Mission.
100 Grand Boulevard
Longview, TX 75604

Gladewater Roundup Rodeo
If you didn't get your fill of cowboyin' it up at the Longview rodeo, head to the one down the road in Gladewater at the end of May. See why the PRCA has dubbed it one of the top five medium-sized outdoor rodeos in the country.
2502 West Upshur Avenue
Gladewater, TX 75647

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
Los Lonely Boys, Jimmie Vaughan, Keb Mo, and Guitar Shorty are just a few of the pillars of blues who have played this festival since it began in 2006. In addition to hearing some great live music, you can meet and greet some of your favorite musicians, drool over some beautiful classic cars, and take home an autographed guitar at the auction.
100 Grand Boulevard
Longview, TX 75604

Great Texas Balloon Race
By edict of the Texas Legislature, Gregg County is officially "the Balloon Race Capital of Texas," thanks to this annual event. Spanning a full weekend in July, this event includes live concerts, glowing balloon shows, arts and crafts tables, and a kids' playground. Children younger than 12 get in free, and so does everyone else on Sunday.
FM 349 & Jerry Lucy Drive
Longview, TX 75603

Gregg County Fair
Live music, a petting zoo, carnival rides, magic shows, and delicious food are yours to enjoy at this multi-day fair in Longview. Seniors and children younger than six get in free with each ticket purchased on Family Night.
1123 Jaycee Drive
Longview, TX 75604

Harvest Festival & Livestock Show
FFA and 4-H members strut their stuff at Harvest Festival & Livestock Show, a long-running annual event held at the Longview Fairgrounds Ag Pavilion at the Maude Cobb Convention Center. The three days of competition wrap up on Saturday with a livestock sale and exhibition.
405 East Marshall
Longview, TX 75601

Craftapalooza and Vintage Market
Craftapalooza is a one-day event where you'll find quirky arts and crafts, antiques, repurposed furniture and décor, and much more.
100 Grand Boulevard
Longview, TX 75604

Longview Christmas Parade
Bring the kids out to downtown Longview to see the colorful floats in the city's Christmas parade, held in early December.
Tyler Street & Center Street
Longview, TX 75601

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Longview, Texas