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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Spring Break Fun

family on picnic

family on a picnic blanket together

Longview's blooming with Spring Break fun! Grab the kiddos and get ready for some awesome outdoor activities and exciting indoor events that will make this the best Spring Break ever!
𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟮
Longview Half and 3.21 Mile Race has become an annual tradition in Longview. It’s a unique race to celebrate our friends in the East Texas community who have Down syndrome. Run it with us! (7:30 to 9:30 am)
See a live performance of Once Upon a Mattress at ArtsView Children's Theatre. This musical version of The Princess and the Pea will leave you thoroughly entertained. (2 pm and 7 pm with a matinee again on Sunday)

Girl with feet out the window at drive in movie night

Drive In Movie Night at the Longview Mall will include a showing of F9. Dom Toretto is living the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, but they know that danger always lurks just over the peaceful horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to confront the sins of his past to save those he loves most. (5:30 to 8:30 pm)

Attend a performance of Crimes of the Heart by Theatre Longview. This play by American playwright Beth Henley is set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi in the mid-20th century. The play won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Don't miss this production at Longview Community Center! (7:30 pm and a Sunday 2:30 pm matinee)

Longview World of Wonders interior

𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟯
The first 50 visitors to Downtown's hands-on museum, Longview World of Wonders, will get a science themed gift bag! (2 to 6 pm) 
𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟰
Gamester's Paradise for ages 10 - 18 at the Longview Public Library will include games outside on the plaza and a Super Smash Bros. Tournament inside the library. (2:30 to 5:30 pm)
Rhythm & Rhyme at ArtsView Children's Theatre is a chance for 8 to 10 yr. olds to learn about the musical elements of poetry and vocal expression through reader's theatre. Participants will use a variety of props and materials. (March 14 - 18 from 4:30 to 6 pm)

Longview Museum of Fine Arts interior

𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟱
Visit Longview Museum of Fine Arts this week for a self-guided scavenger hunt and coloring pages for kids with a treat given for completing the hunt! (10 am to 4 pm each weekday. Closed Monday)
Join the Longview Public Library for Story Time and Craft Day at Longview Convention Complex - Maude Cobb. Your kids will enjoy exercising their imagination and creativity! (10:30 am)
You're going to love competing with your nearest and dearest at the Longview Public Library's Family Bingo at Longview Convention Complex - Maude Cobb. (2 to 3 pm)
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Wacky Wednesday at Longview World of Wonders includes $1 off admission if you wear wacky mis-matched clothes. (10 am to 6 pm)
Head to Longview Convention Complex - where there'll be two chances to be entertained by the Longview Public Library's Story Lady inside Maude Cobb. (10:30 am and 6 pm)

Kites in the sky

Don't miss the first ever Kite Festival! Pack up your kites, lawn chairs, and portable canopy and head to Lear Park Athletic Complex for a day of fun in the sun! Enjoy arts and crafts and local food vendors. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses! (11 am to 4 pm)
𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟳
Go green at Longview World of Wonders by wearing something green and you'll receive $1 off admission. Have fun with green/recycling activities. (10 am to 6 pm)
Don't miss Movie Day at the Longview Public Library! Encanto is the first movie and Turning Red is the second film. (10:30 am and 6 pm)

Encanto movie graphic

Compete at Barley Grains & Knarly Brains Trivia Night at Oil Horse Brewing Company. Expect trivia that keeps your neurons firing while you enjoy cold, craft beer. (6 pm)
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟴
Celebrate Hive Five Friday at Longview World of Wonders with $5 admission. Enter to win a free membership throughout the week. You may enter the contest each day you visit. (10 am to 6 pm)
Toes in Motion Hip Hop Dance Clinic for ages 6 to 13 will be at Maude Cobb. Be sure and register early! (10 am to 4 pm)
13 to 18 year olds will love Library After Dark for teens. Play all sorts of games, eat pizza, and play rounds of laser tag. (7 pm to midnight)
Get a babysitter and enjoy Bear Creek-Smokehouse's 21 & over event. The night starts with a live performance by the Blaine Hart Band. Enjoy great music, cold beer, and samples prepared by competing BBQ teams. (6 pm)

Child plays with colorful legos

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟵
Swing by the Longview Public Library for a LEGO-A-THON with raffle prizes drawn every hour throughout the event! (10 am to 5 pm)
View the Student Art Exhibition at Longview Museum of Fine Arts. This show gives students an opportunity to display their artwork within the gallery and compete for top honors and prize money. See pieces in a variety of categories including computer graphics, photography, mixed media, painting, drawing, block printing, sculpture and ceramics. (10 am to 2 pm)
Join Bear Creek Smokehouse for the ultimate family party! There's gonna be live music, plenty of kids activities, and of course, lots of delicious BBQ! Gates open at 10 am. (2 pm competition)
Enjoy incredible live music by Texas songwriter and artist Helene Cronin at Longview Museum of Fine Arts. This concert is BYOB and appetizers. (7 pm)


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