About Longview

Girl assisting in inflating a hot air balloon

Longview is full of friendly folks and is a small city that is very big on service. That's the nature of Real East Texas.

Take a deeper look at Longview and you'll discover that we're more than piney woods. Drop by for a visit and you find friendly folks who'll help you connect to fun and relaxation. Sure we have pines, but our oaks, maples, sweet gum, honey locust and red cedar provide a beautiful springtime through summer and can blaze with fall color well into November some years.

Our rolling hills are a favorite for travelers of all kinds, whether they ride two, three or four wheels, on the road or off.

Festivals are a favorite attraction for Longview with the Boat & RV Show kicking off the year each January. Big Techs Industry Tours take people behind the scenes of several companies in February. Longview is proud to be home to the Great Texas Balloon Race in June, the Fireworks & Freedom Celebration in July and other special events include Freeze Your Fanny bike ride, the Longview Kennel Club's annual AKC Dog Show, Cinco de Mayo, and Zonta Antique Show and Sale. Longview is home to amazing arts activities throughout the year including professional symphony, community band, historical museum, and fine arts museum.