May Delights in Tyler: A Vibrant Tapestry of Events

As spring blossoms into its full glory, Tyler comes alive with a myriad of exciting events clip art of 5 daisy like flowers, red.purple,yellow and 2 white. Growing out of green grass . Butterflys are all around.The word MAY is coming out of the grass. It is yellow.and activities for everyone to enjoy. From festivals celebrating our rich culinary heritage to art exhibitions showcasing emerging talents, May in Tyler offers a delightful blend of entertainment, culture, and outdoor adventures. Join us as we explore the best of what Tyler has to offer this month, from wine festivals and BBQ extravaganzas to family-friendly movie nights under the stars. Get ready to immerse yourself in a tapestry of experiences that celebrate community, creativity, and the spirit of fun. Let’s dive into the vibrant tapestry of events awaiting you in Tyler this May!

CANTON TRADE DAYS!                                                                                                                          Can’t not mention the FAMOUS Canton Market that occurs each month. Actually in May the first one is May 2-5-Then at the end of the month the next trade day begins May 30-through June 2. This is a shopping extravaganza not to be missed!!

For Wine Aficionados

Poster says Visit Lindale Texas in purple at the top under that in black lettering says Piney Woods Wine Festival. Under that in purple May 10 & 11, under that in black says Picker Pavilion at Blackberry Square. To the left is an image of a green wine bottle surrounde by grapes.Experience a weekend of wine tasting and fun at the Spring Piney Woods Wine Festival! Located at Picker’s Pavilion at Blackberry Square in the heart of Lindale, Texas, this event is a MUST for wine enthusiasts. Sip on a variety of exquisite East Texas wines while enjoying the charming ambiance of Picker’s Pavilion, live music, great food, and one-of-a-kind shopping. From bold reds to crisp whites, there’s something to please every palate. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in the finest wines and sip while you shop. Mark your calendar and get ready for a weekend filled with laughter, good company, and of course, amazing wine! 

This event appeals to wine enthusiasts and those looking for a delightful weekend outing. The combination of wine tasting, live music, delicious food, and unique shopping experiences creates an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or simply enjoy a glass now and then, the Spring Piney Woods Wine Festival promises a memorable experience in the heart of Lindale.

For tickets and more information, visit here.

Live Entertainment

The Best of Motown & More at Liberty Hall

If you’re a fan of Motown’s great soul era, the sound that defined a generation, then The Best of Motown and More will have you rockin’ in your seats and dancin’ on your feet! This captivating performance at Liberty Hall promises an evening filled with timeless hits, soulful melodies, and infectious rhythms. Join fellow music enthusiasts for a night of unforgettable entertainment as talented performers bring the magic of Motown to life.

This event is perfect for music lovers of all ages, especially those who appreciate the iconic sounds of Motown. From classic tunes to energetic performances, The Best of Motown & More offers a dynamic showcase of musical talent that will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles. Whether you’re reliving fond memories or discovering these legendary songs for the first time, this concert is sure to be a hit!

For more info and tickets, click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Tyler Museum of Art 20th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Join us from May 11 to May 18 at the Tyler Museum of Art for a celebration of creativity at the 20th Annual High School Art Exhibition. This event showcases the imaginative works of select high school seniors and juniors from across East Texas, highlighting their diverse talents and unique artistic expressions. Located at the Tyler Museum ofSign in the foreground in green lettering saying 20th Annual Hiugh School Art Exhibition. people are milling around looking at the art. Art, this exhibition is a testament to the vibrant art scene in our community and a wonderful opportunity to support young artists.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to be amazed by the depth and variety of artwork on display. From stunning paintings to intricate sculptures, each piece tells a story and invites viewers to explore the world through the eyes of talented young artists. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award, contributing to the recognition and encouragement of budding artistic talent in our region.

For more information about the exhibition and the Tyler Museum of Art, visit their website here.


Poster with brown background. Several round circles with pictures of different musical artists and white stars all around the circles. At the bottom of the the oister in white lettering art the words May 4, 2024, Downtown Tyler. Under that in Yellow letters art the words Red Dirt BBQ & Music FestivalMark your calendars for May 6 and get ready to indulge in a Texas-sized celebration at the 10th annual Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler. This event is a feast for the senses, combining the irresistible flavors of Texas barbecue from over 30 renowned joints with the electrifying performances of top Texas & Red Dirt music artists. Located in Tyler, this festival is the ultimate destination for barbecue enthusiasts and music lovers alike.

From savory ribs to smoky brisket, the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival offers a culinary experience like no other. With three ticket levels (VIP is sold out, but General Admission and  Concert-Only are still available at the time this article is being written) to choose from, attendees can tailor their festival experience to suit their preferences. Whether you’re savoring mouthwatering barbecue, dancing to live music, or just soaking in the lively atmosphere, this festival promises a memorable day filled with delicious food and fantastic entertainment.

For more information about the festival and ticket options, visit the official Red Dirt BBQ website.

Family-Friendly Activities

Movies in the Park – Bergfeld Park

Experience the magic of outdoor cinema at Bergfeld Park on May 4 from 8:30 to 10 pm. Bring your family and friends, along with blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets, for a cozy movie night under the stars. This free event features a screening of “A Million Miles Outdoor setting at night with a movie screen in the center. White lights strung on each side over red chairs set up for people to sit in to watch the movie.Away,” promising an enchanting evening filled with cinematic delights.

Families can bond over their favorite movies in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Children can run and play while enjoying the movie, creating lasting memories under the open sky. With food vendors offering delicious treats and the park’s scenic backdrop, Movies in the Park at Bergfeld Park is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Poster for a Rodeo. There are images of cowboys on horsebacvk and bull riding on each side of a clip art large horseshoe. There is a pair of brown cowboy boots above a red banner that says Rodeo on it. Below the horse shoe is the the dates May-16-18, 2024 in red lettering.

Lindale Championship Rodeo is returning to the Cross Brand Cowboy Church and it will be FREE for all to attend thanks to our ticket sponsors! more info

Outdoor Activities

First Saturday Hike at Tyler State Park

Embark on a journey of exploration and adventure at Tyler State Park on May 4 from 9 to 11:30 am. Join fellow nature enthusiasts for the First Saturday Hike, a group-led excursion through the park’s picturesque trails. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, discover hidden gems along the way, and enjoy the company of like-mindedperson walking over a wooden bridge. There is a yellow paddleboat going under the bridge. hikers.

The First Saturday Hike offers a fantastic opportunity for families and individuals to connect with nature and each other. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or new to trails, the guided hike ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all ages. Explore the beauty of Tyler State Park, breathe in the fresh air, and create unforgettable moments surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes.

Poster for Master Gardners Hoem Tour. in clip art, There is a white home with a red roof and door. It is surrounded by red flowers on a green background. All the other information on the poster is in the wording in the blog


The 2024 tour featuring five unique and inspirational gardens all located within the City of Tyler.  When: Saturday, May 18th  Time:   9:00am – 3:00pm, Rain or Shine        Tickets are $15 per person if paid in advance and online or $20 per person if paid the day of the event when starting the tour from any of the five homes.

To the purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE.                                                              Note: not all gardens are wheelchair accessible. Children under 12 are free but sorry, no strollers, pets or unsupervised children in the gardens.                                   Proceeds benefit Smith County Master Gardener Association Scholarships and Educational Projects.    Contacts us at 903-590-2994 for additional questions.

Local Flavor

Memorial Day Firework Show

On May 26, join us at Lake Palestine Resort for a memorable Memorial Day celebration featuring a breathtaking fireworks display. Starting at 8:30 pm, the night sky will comeNighttime sky with a purple and white firework exploding over a lake alive with a spectacular show set to a soundtrack that pays tribute to our nation’s spirit and honors our fallen heroes. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, reflecting on the sacrifices made while enjoying the beauty of fireworks illuminating the lake.

Before the show begins, indulge in a variety of delicious treats offered by food trucks, adding to the festive atmosphere of the evening. Explore unique shopping experiences and soak in the camaraderie of the community coming together to commemorate this important day. The Memorial Day Firework Show at Lake Palestine Resort promises an unforgettable experience filled with patriotism, unity, and the magic of fireworks.

poster for the Block Party Popup Market announced in orange letters with different colored party light s (in clip art) above it. 2 food booths are in the lower left and right of the poster. Between the food booths are the date and place

Join an amazing Pop Up Market event in Downtown Tyler, sponsored by the one and only Stanley’s Famous! We’re bringing you a combination of mouth-watering BBQ and refreshing beer straight from Stanley’s Famous trailer, alongside an array of fantastic local pop up vendors for an unforgettable community BBQ and shopping experience.
 Discover an assortment of beautifully crafted jewelry, trendy clothing, stunning artwork, delicious homemade treats, and so much more. Plus, don’t miss out on the opportunity to chat with the talented creators behind these local businesses, learning about their stories and inspiration. Event is free to the public. Food & drink available for purchase.


Making the Most of Your Tyler Texas Visit

As May unfolds in Tyler, Texas, a tapestry of vibrant events and experiences awaits. From art exhibitions showcasing young talent to sizzling barbecue festivals and enchanting outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor seeking unforgettable memories, Tyler’s diverse offerings promise to captivate and delight.

Don’t miss out on the excitement this May. Plan your stay in Tyler and immerse yourself in the beauty of East Texas. And for a cozy retreat close to all the action, consider booking your stay at Rosevine Inn. With its charming ambiance and convenient location, Rosevine Inn offers the perfect base for exploring everything Tyler has to offer. Make your reservations today and prepare for a month filled with discovery, joy, and cherished moments.


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