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Palestine Visitor Center
825 W. Spring Street
Palestine, TX 75801
903-723-3014
www.visitpalestine.com
Palestine Visitor Center

Events in Palestine

Whether you come to see the flowers in their springtime glory or to celebrate the holidays with a famous Christmas-themed train ride, you will always find something going on in Palestine. The area offers several events unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere in this part of the country, such as an old-fashioned music festival and a day of chuckwagon races. With tons of family-friendly options, you’ll discover Palestine is a great place to visit for folks of all ages. So stop on by for some of these unique annual events in Palestine and start building memories!


February

A Taste of New Orleans
Let the good times roll at this Mardi Gras festival in Palestine. Savor the dishes crafted by talented local chefs through demonstrations and enjoy excellent wines through samples and pairings.
Main Street District
Palestine, TX 75801

 

 


March

Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
Held the last full weekend in March at the Museum for East Texas Culture, this festival welcomes some of the best dulcimer and old-time musicians in the country for three days of concerts, jam sessions, and workshops. 
400 Micheaux Street
Palestine, TX 75801


March - April

Dogwood Trails Celebration
See the magnificent dogwoods in bloom and enjoy bull-riding competitions, excursions on the Texas State Railroad, local theater, art, music, wine tastings, and more over three weekends in early spring.
900 North Link St.
Palestine, TX 75801


April

1836 Chuckwagon Race
Celebrate Texas independence at the Diamond B Ranch with trail rides, barn dances, cowboy poetry, roping and shooting competitions, live music, and of course, the exciting chuckwagon races.
11589 FM 321
Palestine, TX 75803


August

Neches Wilderness Race
Run the waters of the scenic Neches River in this 22-mile fundraising race that includes free shuttles, refreshments, and shirts to prove you “survived” one of the most popular and challenging paddling events in Texas.
FM 1892
Frankston, Texas 75763


September

El Camino - The Texas Gravel Adventure
Push yourself to the limit in this challenging 205-mile bike ride through the Piney Woods. Shorter routes of 105, 65 and even 25 miles are available, as well, if you want some of the experience with much less of the soreness.
301 East Crawford Street
Palestine, TX 75801


October

Hot Pepper Festival
“The hottest little festival in Texas” brings a full day of live entertainment, a barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts, a pepper-eating contest, kids’ activities, great food, and more. 
Main Street District
Palestine, TX 75801

 

 


December

The Polar Express Train Ride
Hop aboard the Texas State Railroad to the North Pole and read the iconic Christmas story The Polar Express as dancing chefs serve cookies and hot chocolate in this popular holiday event.
789 Park Road 70
Palestine, TX 75801

Palestine Main Street Wine Swirl
With Texas wines, great food, classic holiday songs, and historic architecture surrounding you, you’ll wish all your Christmas shopping could be like this.
Main Street District
Palestine, TX 75801

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Palestine Visitor Center
825 W. Spring Street
Palestine, TX 75801
903-723-3014
www.visitpalestine.com
Palestine Visitor Center

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