We'll be celebrating roses and yams and catching free movies outdoors and more this weekend in East Texas!

It's been raining all week long and we will definitely be looking forward to getting out of the house and do something this weekend. Hopefully the weather for this weekend will cooperate with all of the activities happening in East Texas this weekend. At this time there is a chance of showers Saturday morning but is expected to clear out by Saturday afternoon, but let's hope it doesn't rain on the parade Saturday morning!

Here are some great events happening in East Texas this weekend:

  • 1

    Texas Rose Festival

    The 85th Texas Rose Festival events kick off Thursday morning with activities and events continuing through Sunday the 21st. Some of the events include the Queen's Coronation, parade, Queen's Tea, rose displays in Rose Garden and more.

  • 2

    Texas Rose Festival Arts + Crafts Fair

    Crafters from all over East Texas will be set up at Bergfeld Park in Tyler displaying and selling their handmade crafts and goods along with a plant sale!

  • 3

    East Texas Yamboree

    It's a huge celebration in Gilmer where the yam is the center of attention! This year's Yamboree features a parade, queen's coronation, carnival, barn/street dance, cooking competitions and so much more!

  • 4

    Six Flags Fright Fest

    If you're ready for a good scare, then a short trip to Arlington is for you! Thrills by day and frights by night! Once the sun goes down the park is transformed and get overrun by zombies, ghosts and other ghouls!

  • 5

    Stroll Pumpkin Patches

    Now is the time to go to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect, great pumpkin to either display or turn into a jack-o-lantern! Here are some great pumpkin patches in East Texas!

  • 6

    Movies In The Park series

    It's the final movie in Tyler Parks and Recreation's 'Movie In The Park' series! Catch 'The Greatest Showman' on the big screen at the amphitheater at Bergfeld Park. Bring some chairs, snacks and blankets and enjoy the free movie!

  • 7

    Out Of The Darkness Walk

    Help raise awareness and raise funds for suicide prevention. This walk will happen along the paths of the Rose Rudman Trail in Tyler and will begin at 9 a.m. Register for the event and help put an end to suicide.