Ongoing & Upcoming Events: January – March 2018
Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler (Second Saturday of each month, 12 noon-10pm) – Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses offer fun all day long. Free parking. Rain or shine, Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or find Hit the Bricks on Facebook. Dates are: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.
January 14th (Second Sunday of each month, 9-11am) – Enjoy Coffee and Cars at the heart of Downtown Tyler. Grab a cup of coffee from Moocho Burrito as you view the cars and meet and greet everyone. Coffee and Cars Tyler is a monthly gathering of automotive enthusiasts who meet and share their passion for cars at the beautiful and historic Downtown Tyler. For more info go to facebook.com/CoffeeandCarsTyler.
Canton First Monday Trade Days Market is held Thursday-Sundays. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques, and collectibles that can be found anywhere. For more info call (903)567-6556 or go to firstmondaycanton.com. Dates are: February 1st-4th, March 1st-4th, March 29th-April 1st, May 3rd-6th, May 31st-June 3rd, June 28th-July 1st, August 2nd-5th, August 30th-September 2nd, September 27th-30th, November 1st-4th, November 29th-December 2nd.
Free Yoga Saturday (9am-12:30pm) – Every 3rd Saturday of the month, beFree offers a free day of yoga. You don’t have to sign up ahead of time but you can if you’d like to, and there are no catches – just free yoga with the beFree instructors in their beautiful and healing studio space. Check the schedule to choose any class on that day that you will most enjoy at befreeyogatyler.com. beFree Yoga is located at 212 Old Grande Blvd., Tyler, (903)630-6142, befreeyogatyler.com.
For more events and to add your events for free, go to EGuideMagazine.com/calendar.
January 13th (9am-5pm) – January Photography Workshop – Do you have a decent camera, but don’t know how to use it? Maybe you have a good eye, but you want to learn how to create better photos? By the end of the day you will be rockin that camera! This photography workshop will cover the basics (and more) of digital photography, how to use the manual settings on your camera. Learn about lighting, composition, and how to create the kind of photos you want but can’t seem to get. This is an entry level workshop. You will need to bring your DSLR camera. Breakfast will include pastries and coffee. Lunch will be catered by Villa Montez. Tickets are $213.20 and available at facebook.com/events/166995923905404. This will be held at Callynth Photography, 117 E. Erwin, Tyler.
January 17th (6-8pm) – Project Save A Mouth (PSAM) Community Healthcare Night – PSAM brings together a united coalition of healthcare professionals, community organizations and leaders, and schools to educate the public about best oral hygiene practices. You can help Tyler residents prevent serious health complications, giving them better and healthier lives. This will be held at Southern Surgical Arts, 2550 Elkton Trail, Tyler. RSVP at projectsaveamouth.com/rsvp-tyler. This event is free to attend.
January 18th (8:30am-6pm) – B2B Expo will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. The 2018 Business Expo gives Tyler area businesses the perfect opportunity to exhibit their latest services and products. A Business Workshop will be held 8:30-11:30am, cost to attend is $75 per person. Luncheon and speaker Jan Hargrave, will be held 11:30am-1pm, the cost is $25 per person. The topic is “Strictly Business Body Language.” The Expo is 1-6pm. All attendees must present a business card or pay $5 per person. B2B After Hours is 4-6pm. For more info go to tylertexas.com.
January 27th-28th (9am-5pm) – Lone Star Gun Shows Tyler is a two-day event at the Harvey Hall Convention Center in Tyler. This event showcases all kinds of merchandise from new and used guns, knives, swords, hunting gear, books, coins, medals, ammo, reloading equipment and supplies. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more info go to 10times.com.
February 3rd (9am-6pm) – For the Love of Junk – Harvey Hall is located at 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. This is a fun filled day of shopping plus you can get a prize for your valentine. Goodie bags are given to the first 50 people in the door. Door prizes will be given away all day. There will be a ton of vendors with awesome goodies all under one roof. There will also be activities for the kids. For more info go to facebook.com/events/183803448841056.
February 10th (9am-5pm) – Bridal Prom & Party Expo is held at the Harvey Hall Convention Center in Tyler. This event showcases products like bridal gowns, bridal accessories, wedding cakes, jewelry, wedding photographs, DJ musics associated with this field from lifestyle and fashion, wedding and bridal industries. For more info go to 10times.com.
February 13th (4:30pm and 6:30pm) – The Jordan World Circus – With three rings of affordable family fun, “The Jordan World Circus” will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals. You can purchase tickets at the circus location or online at eventbrite.com. Doors one hour before the event. This will be held at Oil Palace, 10408 Texas 64, Tyler.
February 16th-18th (Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 9am-5pm) – East Texas Auto And Cycle Show will be held at Harvey Hall Convention Center in Tyler. This event showcases a vast collections of cars and some from those who have owned or purchased the one dream car from their youth etc. in the automotive industry. The 2018 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center will be celebrating the 28th year. The show brings in vehicles of all makes, from every decade, some very rare, some from car enthusiasts who own vast collections of cars and some from those who have owned or purchased the one “dream car” from their youth. Live entertainment will reflect the music of the same era featuring Matt and Megan Magill on Saturday and The Tyler All-Star Band with their special brand of 60’s rock & roll. For more info go to autoandcycleshow.com.
February 23rd (7-10pm) – Sidewalk Prophets: Something Different Tour in 3D is coming to Tyler! On the heels of the band’s first ever headlining tour, the Prodigal Tour, an event that visited over 75 cities and saw thousands of fans in attendance, Sidewalk Prophets have been working hard to put together a brand new one-of-a-kind tour experience. The Something Different Tour (in 3D) features:a lobby that looks, sounds, and feels like a retro arcade (no quarters required); cinematic 3D visuals throughout the night in the lobby and during the show. (get your 3D glasses for optimum experience); a full Sidewalk Prophets concert (and maybe some new music, too); and special musical guest Bonray. Tickets for this tour are available for a discounted rate when purchased online and in advance. All ticket prices go up in price approximately 15 days prior to show date. Tickets are $11-$50. Fore more info go to facebook.com/events/1973239119565046.
February 24th (10am-2pm) – STEM Like a Girl – This is a fun, hands-on day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning led by local female STEM professionals and UT Tyler female STEM students. Activities include four rotations and a wrap-up panel discussion and Q&A time. Lunch is provided. Want to know what it’s like to work as an engineer, a field biologist, and more? How the skills you learn in school can translate to a job using math or technology? Have questions for female college students studying STEM fields right now? There is no attendance fee required (suggested donation is $20 to cover materials and lunch), but pre-registration is mandatory, and session capacity is 60 students. This is brought to you by the Tyler chapter of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), the UT Tyler SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and the Discovery Science Place. This is for ages 11-14 and will be held at Discovery Science Place Annex, 302 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler. To register, go to activekids.com.
February 24th (6-11pm) – Tyler Heart Ball will be held at Cascades Country CLub, 4511 Briarwood Rd., Tyler. The Tyler Heart Ball is returning to the beautiful Cascades Country Club on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Tyler Heart Ball, American Heart Association’s premiere fundraising event, is an elegant night of dinner and dancing, an exciting auction and so much more. It is an elite black tie event featuring prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities. It is locally presented by CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances with additional support from Steve Hellmuth, Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas, Altra Federal Credit Union, Southside Bank, Texas Bank and Trust, Regions Bank, TYLER TODAY Magazine and KLTV. For tickets go to ahasctx.ejoinme.org.
March 2nd (7-11:30pm) – Women’s Symphony League Masquerade Ball – The Annual Women’s Symphony League Ball event supports and promotes the growth of East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and encourages music education with our community. There will be the ceremonial presentation of the 2018 Junior Symphony League members. Tickets are $175 per person and available at wsltyler.org. This will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler.
March 3rd (11am-4pm) – 2018 Texas Coffee Festival will be held in Downtown Tyler. Come by to taste and smell of various types of Gourmet Coffee. The great sound of Jazz Music will fill the Square. For more info go to TexasCoffeeFestival.com. There will be great food, good music and good fun. The day will be filled to the brim. Contact The Coffee Lady at (903)283-2323 or go to facebook.com/events/175493183197956. This is a free event.
March 3rd (all day) – Rose City 37th Chili Cook-off will be held at Gander Outdoors, 151 Market Square Blvd., Tyler. This event raises money for Ragan’s Hope.
March 16th 22nd (6-9pm) – Playhouses on the Plaza 2018 will take place in Downtown Tyler. Playhouses on the Plaza benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Smith County will become a magical mini-community! Up to eight life-sized custom playhouses – kid-ready and promising hours of imaginative backyard play – will be displayed on the Plaza and featured on an online auction. The display is open to public viewing at no charge. On March 22nd, the event will culminate in a ticketed dinner and live auction at Jack Ryan’s Steak and Chophouse. All proceeds will support Smith County Habitat’s mission of building and repairing homes for people in need of decent, affordable housing. For more info go to smithcountyhabitat.org.
March 23rd-24th (10am-5pm) – Tyler Quilt Show is held at Harvey Hall Convention Center in Tyler. The Quilters’ Guild of East Texas produces a quilt show every spring during the Azalea Trail. The show features over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, numerous demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction, and a raffle quilt (proceeds benefit local charities that serve women and children). Tickets are available at the door.
March 24th (6-9pm) – 11th Annual Homecoming Concert featuring Michael Card – In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 33 albums, authored or co-authored over 25 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible. This will be held at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 7330 S. Broadway, Tyler. For tickets go to facebook.com/events/288619558251785.