Events around East Texas will mark Juneteenth, the celebration of June 19, 1865, the day when Texas learned that slavery had been abolished.

Tyler Juneteenth Association will sponsor events on Saturday.

A parade is set for 10 a.m. beginning at the intersection of Glenwood and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and ending at Woldert Park, 701 W. 32nd St. Parade entries will include walkers, horse clubs, children on bikes, floats from churches, businesses and community events, organizers said.

Activities will continue until 2 p.m. in the park. 

In Longview, events on Saturday in Broughton Park, 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., include a softball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. and a car show and entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. 

A parade is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Longview. The parade will end in the park.

In Kilgore, the Juneteenth Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and will be followed by activities in Kilgore City Park.

Ink Masters bring Tattoo Show to Tyler 

Ink Masters Tattoo Show comes to Tyler this weekend. The traveling show includes vendors, contests and demonstrations.

The show opens at 1:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St.

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Trunk in the Junk Sale: The Trunk in the Junk sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mineola Civic Center, 1140 N. Newsom, Mineola.

Movie on the Square: A free showing of "Finding Nemo," 8:30 p.m. Friday on the square in downtown Gilmer.

Rock N Roll Saturday: The science center at Tyler Junior College, 1411 E. Lake St., on Saturday will present "SpacePark360" at 7 p.m. and "Rock on Demand" at 8 p.m. Both are shows with graphics and visual thrills set ot music in the domed theater. Cost: $5 for each show.

Royal Horses: Gala of the Royal Horses, a show featuring riders performing tricks on Lippizaners, Andalusions, Friesians and Arabians breeds of horses, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 U.S. Highway 287, Palestine. Cost: $15 for children and $35 for adults. Tickets: available at


Tyler Museum of Art: "Texas Birds: Works by Frank X. Tolbert 2." Through Aug. 4 and "Floating Life: Mississippi River Drawings by Liz Ward." Through  Aug. 25, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. at Tyler Junior College. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 903-595-1001,

Gallery Main Street: "110@110," works by local artist on 10x10 canvases that are for sale, through July 5, 110 W. Erwin St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Information: 903-593-6905,

Discovery Science Place: "Expedition Egypt" through July 28, 308 N. Broadway Ave. Cost $2 for non-museum members for this exhibit only. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 903-533-8011,

Martin Walker P.C. gallery: "4 Show," art by Catherine Night, Kailan Counahan, Lisa Rachel Horlander and Dace Kidd, through Sept. 8. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. 

Smith County Historical Society: "Art by A.C. Gentry Jr.," 125 S. College Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-592-5993,

Center for Earth & Space Science Education: "Sportsology," an exhibit on how the body works, 1411 E. Lake St. at Tyler Junior College. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $3 for exhibit only. Information: 903-510-2312,

Gold Leaf Gallery: 4518 S. Broadway Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-597-2645,

Valerosa Designs & Gallery: 108 E. Eighth St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-504-5249,


Rose City Farmers Market: 302 S. Broadway Ave., open Saturday.

East Texas State Fair Farmers Market: 2112 W. Front St., open Saturday and Tuesday.

Tyler Farmer's Market: Loop 323 at Texas Highway 155, open Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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