Celebrating Independence Day 2019 in East Texas
What’s happening on the Fourth of July in Tyler, TX? From fireworks and family activities to early morning runs and soaring B-17s, our Tyler community invites you to commemorate Independence Day with a variety of activities. Check out some of the local Tyler events below, or if you’re looking to venture out a little, come join the day-long Fourth of July celebration at the Maude Convention Center in Longview.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day Fireworks Show
Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 6:30 pm.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: 133590 Hwy 110 South, Tyler
Want to celebrate the night before July 4th? PHBC will host its annual Celebrate America Independence Day Fireworks Show the evening of July 3rd. There will be games for kids, live country music by 6 MILES TO MIXON, food vendors, and more entertainment. The fireworks display will begin at dusk.
Freedom Fighter 5k on the Fourth of July
Thursday, July 4th, 6:30 am Registration
Bergfield Park, 1510 S College Ave., Tyler, TX
Waking up to run a 5k on the morning of the Fourth of July is not the usual way Americans celebrate their independence, but it’s definitely a healthier way. This family-friendly, patriotic run kicks off with a kid’s dash at 7:30 am, followed by the 5K. Registration packets can be picked up on July 3rd from 4 pm to 7 pm at Grub Burger Bar, 6421 South Broadway, Ave. #130.
1st Annual World War II Warbird Expo
Historic Aviation Museum at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12 pm – 4pm
Also open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 am– 4pm
What better way to commemorate the Fourth of July in Tyler, TX than with a magnificent airshow at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport? Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (CCVF), The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM) of Tyler, and Texas and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) join forces to celebrate this year’s 4th of July with the first annual CAF Warbird Expo. The long weekend kicks off at 12 pm on Thursday July 4 with the arrival of the Magnificent 7, seven rare WWII warbirds roaring into Tyler, Texas. This group of B-17s will be led by Texas Raiders – the famed B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber.
The public can tour the aircrafts beginning July 4th from 1 pm until 4 pm as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Tours include commentary from crew members. The best part? Attendees can make reservations to take a 25-minute flight on any of the aircrafts. All net proceeds from this fundraising event supports veterans assisted by Fisher House, Hope For The Warriors, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Putting on your own fireworks this year? Before you do, read up on a few safety tips. For
medical emergencies, all Hospitality Health ER locations in Longview, Tyler, and
Galveston are open 24-7. Find our locations here.