This weekend offers a variety of things to do around East Texas.

You could be laughing and taking in a comedy show, spending quality time with the family at a movie or learning how oil helped a town grow and thrive. Those are a few things to do in East Texas this weekend (Oct. 9-11).

Tyler Parks and Recreation's 'Free Movies In The Park' series continues Friday evening with a showing of "Frozen" in the amphitheater at Bergfeld Park at Fifth St. and Broadway Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Simply bring some snacks, drinks and maybe a light jacket or blanket to cover up with and enjoy a free movie with the entire family!

Rodney Carrington brings his "Here Comes The Truth" comedy tour to the Maude Cobb Activity Center in Longview on Friday, Oct. 9. Tickets are limited and a few are still available for the 7 p.m. show on Friday

The annual oil festival is Saturday on Main St. in downtown Van from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a parade, vendors, food, crafts, merchants as well as activities for the kids and music.