If you're making plans for the Fourth of July weekend, here are some of the activities planned around the area.
The Tenaha Businessmen and HOPE Project in Tenaha announce the first Tenaha Independence Day Celebration Family Festival to be held in conjunction with Tenaha Independence Day Celebration Firework Display, Friday, July 4. Events are planned for the downtown Tenaha Square, and include a vendor area; Little Miss/Miss Firecracker pageant at 2:30 p.m.; Veteran Recognition; American as Apple Pie Eating Contest; Patriotic Pet Parade; Red, White and Bounce Park; Yankee Doodle's Den for big kids; and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, phone 936-332-8813, or visit celebratetenaha.com. Events will move to Tiger Stadium at 7 p.m. for the free patriotic and gospel singing and fireworks.
The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for the annual Timpson Frontier Days, to be held July 3-6. New events this year include a laser light show and re-enactments of gun fighting on the streets of Timpson. In addition, the Sonny Tippett Memorial Gospel Singing on Thursday night at First Baptist Church in Timpson, a carnival, Relay for Life Walk, parade, pet show, car show, domino tournament, ice cream contest, live entertainment, cake auction, and a street dance featuring, “A Pack of Strays” from Center.
Huxley Bay Marina is hosting a Fourth of July celebration event, including a fireworks display that night. There will be craft booths, children’s activities and the band Ashton Hill will also be performing.
The Broaddus Fire Department’s Fourth of July Firework Show will be held at the Broaddus Baseball Complex next Friday. The show starts as the sun goes down with a band and more colors than ever. There will be concession with snacks and drinks.
The annual Nacogdoches Freedom Fest is Friday, July 4 in downtown. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with fireworks at dark.
The City of Jasper’s Independence Day Celebration will be Saturday, July 5 at the Gazebo at Sandy Creek Park. There will be live music, a dunking booth, food vendors and contest. A fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.