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Jan. 12th: Hit The Bricks, Bounce Around Downtown

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Download the free app “EGuide Tyler” and click “Hit the Bricks” for a complete list of everything going on!

Downtown businesses and attractions (around the square and off the square) will be bursting with things to do the second Saturday of every month.

Check out the fun events happening for January 12th:

10am-4pm: Family Scavenger Hunt at the Goodman-LeGrand House

10am-5pm: Treasure Hunt at Ye Olde City Antique Mall, find hidden gift certificates around the store

10am-5pm – Discovery Science Place will be open

10am – 2pm – Tyler Public Library will host a free French class

NOTE:  11am-3pm: Bouncing on Broadway: Bounce house and other fun activities on the square (bounces houses for a fee; all day passes available) Due to high winds continuing, for everyone’s safety the inflatables are unable to set up for today’s event.

11am-3pm – Food Trucks Galore all over the Square

11am-5pm – “Blown Art Exhibit” at Smith County Historical Society – Come to Smith County Historical Society to view “Blown Art Exhibit,” a collection of Dr. Kerfoot Walker and family created years ago by Tyler’s “Easter Egg Lady,” Nell Burnett. This exhibit is an amazing story of a family’s collection of whimsical eggs. Come and see this large collection and share in their childhood memories. Characters you and your children will recognize and adore will be on display. Come and create some family memories of your own. These will be on exhibit until April 6th. Smith County Historical Society is located at 125 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)592-5993.

12 noon – Artfix Cultured Studios Luncheon – Eat at the gallery while enjoying amazing art! Brisket sandwich plate with chips and a beverage for $7. Nachos available for $5. Everyone is invited.

12:30pm – Community Day at ETX Brewing – Bring a nonperishable food item to compete in individual contests. Everyone competes in the team competition automatically.

2pm – Making Critters at Tyler Public Library – Kids can create beaded critters and insects for free! Please register as supplies are limited.

3pm – Chiefs-Colts & Cowboys-Rams at SportsZone! –  Come to SportsZone to see Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs take on the Colts at 3:35pm and then it’s the Cowboys and Rams at 7:15pm. They will have their regular, awesome beer + food specials and a good ole time rooting on your teams!

5:30-8pm: Opening of “The Heart of Tyler” Exhibit at Gallery Main Street

5:30pm – Tyler Boulder Cup Pokemon Go Tournament – Come compete in the first PvP tournament. This is the tournament to start your road to the invitationals and regional PvP competitions. Come with your Silph Road Travelers card ready and your pokemon team ready to go. It will be a Swiss Bracket style tournament and the results will be published on the leaderboards at Silph Road. Please read the information attached to make sure you have your team ready. The wrong team can disqualify you from gameplay. If you have questions, please check out www.tylerpokemongocommunity.weebly.com.

Held all day, the self-guided walking tour of the Half Mile of History is an outdoor, half-mile loop around the square that commemorates significant people, places, or events in Tyler. A digital brochure for the self-guided tour is at ow.ly/s8iD30czlpb

6pm – The Garage Bar – Dallas Cowboys Watch Party Playoff Edition followed by DJ Lonnie Love

8pm – ETX Brewing Co. – Live music with Stefan Cotter Trio

9pm – Rick’s On The Square – Live music by Live 5 (cover charge)

Free parking on the square or in the parking garage all day!

Ride the free open-air shuttle around Downtown, sponsored by Tyler Innovation Pipeline. (Shuttle is weather permitting.)

Shopping

While you’re in Downtown enjoying one of these special events, be sure to check out some of the Downtown businesses. These stores offer unique items that can only be found in Downtown Tyler.

903 Handmade has unique handmade collections from quality handmade makers – local, around Texas, and around the country.

Moss: Where Flowers are Fair features local and fairly traded fresh flowers, plantings, locally made apothecaries, and vintage finds. This holiday season, Moss will feature unique felt ornaments, fresh Christmas greens, and florals plus they can customize a wreath while you wait! They will be serving hot cider and cookies, too.

Ridiculously Good Branding and Thread Co. offers a design studio and retail store specializing in branding, print materials, and social media. Their shirts are printed in-house using eco-friendly inks on fair trade shirts with a lot of love. There is always something new to see here!

Ye Olde City Antique Mall offers great treasures, antiques and a world of memories.

Restaurants

For dinner sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. There’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because you can have your cake and eat it too Downtown. Restaurants are:

Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., open 4pm-12 midnight.

Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 113 E. Erwin., open 12 noon-10pm.

The Foundry Coffee House, located at 202 S. Broadway., open at 7am-11pm.

Garage Bar, located at 418 E. Erwin St., open 4pm-1am.

Jack Ryan’s Steak & Chophouse, located at 102 N. College Ave., open 5-10pm.

Pazzeria by Pietro’s, located at 118 W. Erwin St., open 11am-12 midnight.

The Porch at ETX Brewery, located at 221 S. Broadway., open 7:30am-12 midnight. It is pet-friendly outside on the patio.

Rick’s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., open 4pm-1am.

Strada Caffè, located at 302 E. Front St., open 8am-10pm.

SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., open at 12 noon-1am.

About Hit the Bricks: Second Saturday

Hit the Bricks is held rain or shine, cold or hot- there is always something to do in Downtown on the second Saturday of every month. For a full list of activities go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or on the FREE app “EGuide Tyler.”

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