Annual Festivals and Events

Festivals and Special Events in Longview attract thousands of visitor each year. From January through December, there are events sure to provide entertainment.

FreezeYour Fanny
February 7, 2015
Enjoy the scenic routes.  Century, 50, 40, 30, 10 miles.  Our coordinator says, "Prepare yourself for the hills."  The same hills are included in the 5k and 10k runs.  This event includes a bicycle tour and a run which take place no matter how cold the weather.  Icy roads have caused a cancellation only one time in its long history. 

Freeze Your Fanny for a great cause - proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.
37th Annual Zonta Antique Show & Sale
March 6-8, 2015
Zonta Antiques Show and Sale takes place on the first weekend in March.  The show was first held in 1976 and has grown in reputation to be one of the best antique shows and sales in Texas.   Over 50 select and juried dealers come to the show from across the country.  Attendance is in the thousands as visitors and locals participate to find one-of-a-kind collectible or piece of find furniture.
T-Bone Walker Blues Fest

June 5-6, 2015
Take a down-home atmosphere, mix in living legend blues artists, add music fans from across the globe, sprinkle with a car and cycle show, add a dash of total East Texas spin, and you have the recipe for one of the best music venues in the state. Originally begun in Linden, Texas, this blues fest relocated to Longview and sets a full slate of summer music and entertainment at the Maude Cobb Activity Complex.

US National Championships/ The Great Texas Balloon Race
July 21 -26, 2015
Gregg County is Host to the Balloon Federation of America U.S. National Championships 2012-2015. This is top notch flying by the best hot air balloon pilots in the nation and often the world.
Concurrent with the US Championships is the Annual Great Texas Balloon Race. It it is a weekend of high flying fun and excitement including music concerts, vendors, special exhibits, air shows, carnivals and Kids Land.



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