April Delights: Exciting Events and Activities in Tyler & East Texas

Redish rose bushes in the foreground with white rose bushes in the backgroundWelcome to the vibrant events and activities happening in Tyler, Texas, this April! From cultural celebrations to celestial marvels to live music extravaganzas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Discover the charm of Tyler as you immerse yourself in a month filled with art, entertainment, and community spirit.

Arts and Entertainment

ILUMINATE at The Cowan Centerposter black background with multicolors showing the entertainment show Iluminate abling music and dance show in light

Step into a world of enchantment on April 2 at 7:30 pm at The Cowan Center. ILUMINATE promises an extraordinary visual and musical journey that will leave you spellbound. Immerse yourself in a dazzling spectacle of lights and sounds that push the boundaries of imagination. Don’t miss this unique experience. More Info and Tickets

Historic Tyler on Tour

black divided ornate column on a white background with the words in the middle HISTORIC TYLER INC-it is the logoEmbark on a journey through time on April 6-7 with Historic Tyler on Tour. Explore five historic homes in Tyler, each with its own story and charm. Tickets will be available on the day of the tour, allowing you to discover the rich heritage of Tyler’s architectural treasures firsthand. More Info

Rose City Artisian and Flower Market

Indulge your senses at the Rose City Artisan and Flower Market on April 5 from 10 am to 5 pm and April 6 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Goodman-LeGrand Museum. This upscale open-air market offers a delightful array of garden-themed items, art, plants, and more. Enjoy free admission, food trucks, and enlightening lectures by Master Gardeners, making it a perfect outing for garden enthusiasts and art lovers alike.poster announcing in gold writing The Mayfair(inwhite) Grand Opening Thursday April4,2024 5:30-7:30 inder that writing a banner on gold background in black writing says Performance by The Tuxedo Cats

Celebrate the grand reopening of The Mayfair Building on April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us for complimentary themed mocktails, live entertainment, and a variety of cuisines from food trucks. Experience the historic charm of The Mayfair with its original elements preserved, creating a nostalgic ambiance that adds to the allure of this special event.

Outdoor Activities

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of spring as you drive through the enchanting Spring Azalea and Flower Trail, a scenic journey that showcases the beauty of nature in full bloom. This trail is perfect for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike, offering a picturesque experience that captures the essence of the season. The trail continues until April 7, allowing ample time to explore and appreciate the stunning floral displays.

poster showing clip art of downtown tyler-in the top left hand corner is an image of the sun in total eclipse-the words next to it says Totality Tyler solar eclipseTotality Tyler – Solar Eclipse Weekend

Join us for a celestial experience like no other during the Totality Tyler Solar Eclipse Weekend from April 5 to April 8. Witness the breathtaking solar eclipse, a rare event that promises to awe and inspire.

Tyler, Texas, becomes a premier viewing destination for this astronomical phenomenon, offering a unique opportunity to marvel at the wonders of the universe. Explore special eclipse-related events such as “A Wild Solar Eclipse” at Caldwell Zoo and the Totality of the Sun Concert with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. For more information and event details, visit the Totality Tyler website.

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Witness the cosmic spectacle of the Solar Eclipse at Totality at One Eleven on April 8 in Downtown Tyler. Enjoy unparalleled views from the rooftop venue, complete with viewing glasses, a gourmet lunch by Azalea Catering, a commemorative tote bag, and more. This once-in-a-lifetime event promises a mesmerizing celestial experience. Reserve your tickets now for an unforgettable eclipse viewing.

Dining and Shopping

Charcuterie Class at Kiepersol

2 bottles of Keipersol wine in a basket with fruit and breadIndulge your taste buds and culinary skills at the Charcuterie Class hosted at Kiepersol on April 11 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Learn the art of creating a delectable charcuterie board, perfectly balanced with a selection of cheeses, meats, fruits, and more. Enhance your experience with wine pairings and beverages available for purchase, promising adelightful gastronomic adventure. Register now for an educational and enjoyable culinary experience.

HUGE ANNUAL Indoor GARAGE SALEposter announcing trinity Luthern Church Annual Indoor Garage Sale Friday April 12 8-5 and Saturday April 13 8-3

Don’t miss out on fantastic bargains at the HUGE ANNUAL Indoor GARAGE SALE hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church on April 12 from 8 am to 5 pm and April 13 from 8 am to 3 pm. Explore a treasure trove of items from multiple families, including children’s toys, household goods, clothes, DVDs, and more. With such a diverse range of offerings, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy. Mark your calendars for this exciting shopping event.

Live Music and Performances

Not To Be Missed!Poster announcing concert -a picture of an Elvis Tribute Artist (travis Powell) and 4 ladies in red shirts knwon as Shake, Rattle, and Roll. says World Famouse Elvis Trivute Artist Travis Powell -April14 5pm at the Gilmer Civic Center call 832-312-0074 for tickets


Join local music aficionados for an enchanting evening of music with5 peopel singing on stage with the words Voctave in script in the bottom right hand part of the screenshot                VOCTAVE at the Cowan Center at UT Tyler on April 18 at 7:30 pm. This 11-member vocal ensemble captivates audiences with harmonious renditions of Disney and Broadway favorites. Don’t miss out on a night filled with magical melodies and unforgettable performances. Get your tickets today to secure your spot at this extraordinary concert.

poster with a black man playing an electric guitar he has a hat on and a gold shirt. the words at the top of the poster say Carvin Jones "The King of Strings" April 25, 2024 Below that Tyler Civic Theatre Below that Tyler, Tx the www.carvinjones.comCarvin Jones “The King of Strings” Concert

Prepare for an electrifying night of blues music with Carvin Jones, “The King of Strings,” at the Tyler Civic Theatre on April 25 from 8 pm to 10 pm. Voted one of the 50 GreatestBlues Guitarists of all time, Carvin Jones promises an exhilarating performance that will keep you captivated. Purchase your tickets now for a soulful and dynamic musical experience.

Family-Friendly Activities

Earth Day Festival 2024

Celebrate Earth Day at the vibrant Earth Day Festival 2024 on April 27 from 10 am to 6 pm. This family-friendly event features music, vendors showcasing eco-friendly products, engaging activities for all ages, delicious food offerings, and an evening movie in the park. Join us for a day of fun and environmental awareness.

Mayfair Affair Celebration with Edwin Holt

If you missed the Mayfair Building grand opening earlier in the month, you can still be among the first to attend an event at this historic location. Experience a delightful evening of music at the Mayfair Affair Celebration with Edwin Holt on April 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy live performances by Edwin Holt in a charming setting. Purchase your tickets now for an enchanting night of entertainment.

Local & Spectacular

Jesus Christ Superstar at Pollard Theater Centerposter with purple background in a brown square are the words Pollard Theatre Center Presents Jesus Christ Superstae Music vy Andrew Lloyd Weber Lyrics Time Rice April18-April21,2024 under that the words Thursday & Friday 7:30 pm Saturday 2:30 & 7:30 pm Sunday 2:30pm under that is a white background bos the words All Tickets $18 Box Office 903-521-0069 showtix4u.com under that address of Pollard United Methidist Church 3030 Copeland Rd. tyler


Don’t miss the captivating performances of the Broadway musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Pollard Theater Center from April 18 to April 21. Witness the timeless story unfold on stage. Contact the theater for ticket information and secure your seats for this extraordinary production.

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Experience the 10th annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival on May 6, a celebration of mouthwatering BBQ flavors and captivating live music performances. This event promises a day filled with delicious food, vibrant music, and a festive atmosphere that embodies the spirit of Texas. Join us for a memorable day of culinary delights and toe-tapping tunes! For more information and tickets, visit the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival page.

Discover Tyler, Stay in Comfort

April in Tyler promises a vibrant tapestry of experiences, from mesmerizing performances to delightful outdoor activities and mouthwatering culinary adventures. Whether you’re drawn to the enchanting visuals of ILUMINATE at The Cowan Center, eager to explore historic homes during Historic Tyler on Tour, or seeking unique artisanal treasures at the Rose City Artisan and Flower Market, Tyler offers something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the grand reopening of The Mayfair Building or the captivating concerts by VOCTAVE and Carvin Jones. Families can enjoy the Earth Day Festival and the Mayfair Affair Celebration, while music enthusiasts can revel in the Solar Eclipse Weekend and performances like Jesus Christ Superstar at Pollard Theater Center.    white plaque sways Rosevine Inn Est. 1986 roses on each side                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For a convenient and comfortable stay close to all the action, book your accommodations at Rosevine Inn. Our charming inn provides a cozy retreat after a day of exploration, with easy access to Tyler’s bustling events and attractions. Experience the best of Tyler this April and create lasting memories in this vibrant East Texas city.


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