Posted on: June 22, 2020

Super Ways to Celebrate Summer

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Summer in Longview is filled with sunny days and blue skies so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best times to visit. From outdoor movies under the stars to air-conditioned conventions, we’ve got the events to inspire a quick trip. If you’re considering a getaway this sultry season, start with our list of Super Ways to Celebrate Summer.

Movies on the Plaza - June 1 

Locals really love Movies on the Plaza at Heritage Plaza. This year’s event features the Academy Award nominated film "Dolittle". Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoor movie under the stars. Local food trucks will be nearby and the movie starts when the sun sets. 

Fireworks & Freedom Celebration - July 4

Independence Day will be one to remember with a free fireworks display. At the Fireworks & Freedom Celebration, enjoy the largest fireworks show in East Texas from the safety and comfort of your car. Food trucks and portable restrooms will be located near the Longview Convention Complex. 

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ArtWalk Longview - July 9

ArtWalk Longview continues with food, music and lots of local art. Enjoy the downtown area with a self guided tour showcasing community art on display at local businesses. Have a drink at one of the cute cafes then pick up where you left off with more shopping and fun.

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Downtown Live: The Summer Session - August 7

Downtown Live is going to be back for it’s regular season in September, but everyone needs a little taste of this fun event before then. It’s been way too long. When the spring season was canceled, everyone missed hanging out at Heritage Plaza on Fridays. So we’re excited to announce that the popular band, Post Profit, food trucks, cold drinks and great music will all be back on August 7. Come join us!

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Ark-La-Tex Tattoo and Art Expo - August 28-30

Filling the void of the successful Ink Life Tour in Longview, Vanish Laser Aesthetics and Rikki Bailey’s Inside Out Tattoo are proud to host the 1st annual Ark-La-Tex Tattoo and Art Expo. The event will feature artists from the reality series Ink Master, award winning shops from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, along with traveling artists from around the country.

Find more fun events on our calendar. We hope to see you in town soon!

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