Annual Events

Welcome to the heart of Lufkin's community spirit – our Annual Events page. Here, we celebrate the vibrant traditions and exciting happenings that define our city year after year. These signature events, hosted or in proud partnership with Visit Lufkin, are not just markers on a calendar but cherished occasions that bring together families, friends, and visitors in the spirit of joy and community.

From the enchanting twinkle of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit's lights, to the lively rhythms of SpringFest, each event is a testament to the lively culture and warm hospitality that Lufkin is known for. As you explore our annual events, you're not just planning your next visit; you're weaving yourself into the fabric of our shared stories and making memories that will last a lifetime.

For a broader look at all the local events that our community has to offer, head over to our home page and scroll down to discover a calendar brimming with local color and charm. And if you have a local event that you believe will capture the heart of Lufkin, we invite you to share it with us. Adding your event to our community calendar is simple; just visit https://visitlufkin.com/submit_event.php and let us help you bring your vision to life.

Join us in celebrating Lufkin – where every event is an opportunity to celebrate life in East Texas!

 
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  • Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Noted as the "Greatest Show on Dirt", Lufkin has one of the finest rodeos in Texas.  Click Here For More Information
  • Angelina County AirFest

Angelina County AirFest

Bring your chair, and join us for a day of adrenaline rush-style excitement. Click Here For More Information

Angelina County Youth Fair

This annual event allows Angelina County students to present their projects for competition in divisions of livestock, arts and crafts, home economics, and ag mechanics. Click Here For More Information
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Flag Day

Date: June 14, 2024

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  • Fall

Heritage Festival

Live cultural entertainment, food trucks, featuring different cuisines, artisan vendors, and activities for all ages. Click Here For More Information
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  • Summer

July 4th Celebration

Join us at Ellen Trout Zoo for an Independence Day fireworks extravaganza presented by Mike Love & Associates. Click Here For More Information
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Lufkin The Lighting of Rudolph the Red-Nose Pumping Unit

Date: Friday, December 6th, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 222 E. Shepherd ST, Lufkin, TX 75901
Admission: Free

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  • Fall

Lufkin's Bistro

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Time: 7pm-10pm

Location: Downtown Lufkin
*Must be 21 or older to attend.
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  • Fall

Lufkin's Boo Bash on the Plaza

Date: Friday, October 25, 2024
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Plaza at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center
Admission: Free

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Lufkin's Lighted Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Downtown Lufkin
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  • Spring

Lufkin's SpringFEST

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Location: Downtown Lufkin 
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Admission: FREE
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  • Christmas

Museum of East Texas Festival of Trees

Experience enchantment at the Museum of East Texas Festival of Trees! Marvel at the artistry of beautifully adorned trees, igniting holiday joy and treasured memories. Join us in celebrating the spirit of the season!

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  • Spring

Neches River Rendezvous

Neches River Rendezvous returns May 18, 2024! A 10-mile paddle adventure under ANRA, with limited spots for 100 paddlers. Features include lunch, souvenir tees, and new activities. Open to all, registration in spring. Click Here For More Information
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  • Fall

Texas State Forest Festival

Date: September 19-22, 2024
Time: Check their website @ Event | Texas State Forest Festival | Lufkin
Location: George H. Henderson Expo Center | 1200 Ellen Trout DR Lufkin TX 75904
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