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Entertainment

From music to theatre to outdoor activities, Longview has it all. Among the area’s many cultural landmarks are the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, The Longview Ballet and The Longview Symphony Orchestra.

For the avid outdoorsman there are several lakes perfect for fishing, swimming, and boating. Parks are scattered throughout the area providing plenty of opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty while walking, jogging, or cycling.

Shopping in Longview is truly an experience with several retail, gift, antique and craft shops.

Cultural

Cultural Opportunities  
Longview Museum of Fine Arts ArtsView Children's Theatre
Longview Symphony Orchestra East Texas Symphonic Band
Longview Ballet Opera East Texas
Belcher Center East Texas Ballroom Dance Association
Gregg County Historical Museum East Texas Symphony Orchestra
Cowan Center Harrison County Historical Museum
Tyler Civic Ballet Marshall Visual Arts Center
Tyler Civic Theater Marshall Symphony
Tyler Museum of Art Marshall Regional Arts Council
Tyler Youth Orchestra Michelson Museum of Art

 

Events

Attractions

 Kidsview
Kidsview is a playground designed by children for children. Local students participated in designing and naming the .5-acre Playground completed on November 5, 2000 just 5 days after the project began. The playground will be part of a larger park project implemented by the City of Longview to include youth softball, baseball, and soccer fields, walking trails, and a pond

Heritage Plaza
Located in Downtown Longview. Heritage Plaza tells the unique history of Longview. Detailed walls depict Longview’s growth from its early days as a pioneer community that was transformed by the railroad to the vibrant city that it is today.

Alley Fest
A family-oriented festival held in May. It includes an Alley art show that attracts the attention of artists from all over the country, and a Music fest that combines Blues, Jazz., Rock n’ Roll and Cajun

Great Texas Balloon Race
Hosted at the East Texas Regional Airport, this event showcases some of the United States’ best hot air balloon racers. This International competition for the Texas State Championship includes a balloon glow, an air show, and a key grab competition.

 

East Texas boat, RV, and Camping Exposition
Showcases a wide variety of RV’s and boats of all sizes.

 

Christmas Parade and Living History Christmas
Longview’s holiday season is kicked off each year with a lighted Christmas Parade. The following day, the Gregg County Historical Museum acts as a stage for the "Living History Christmas", a theatrical performance that reenacts Christmas activities from the "good ol’ days".

 

First Monday Trade Days
Quite possibly the largest flea market in the world, Canton, TX, is home to First Monday trade days. Rain or shine you’ll find everything from arts and crafts to antiques. With over 350 acres and 7,000 vendors it’s a guaranteed one-stop shop!

 

East Texas Oil Museum
The life of an East Texan during the 1930s can be summed up in one word…oil. The East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore, TX, examines the impact that this commodity had on area citizens.

 

For more information on local festivals and events visit the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Parks & Recreation

Whether it’s tennis, golf, soccer or weight lifting, Longview has plenty of ways to spend quality time away from the office.

  • More than 20 public parks throughout the area

Check out what our local fitness centers have to offer:

There are several recreational opportunities throughout the community. Here is a partial listing. For more information please consult the City of Longview, Parks and Recreations Department at 903-237-1270
 
East Texas Little League Football
1512 Stonewall Drive
Longview, TX 75604
903-234-8802
 
East Texas Boxing
903-643-7337
 
Fall Baseball of Texas
1303 Wisteria
Longview, TX 75604
903-759-3815 or 903-297-1303
 
Greater Longview Soccer Assoc.
1405 W. Cotton Street
Longview, TX 75604
Locker Room 903-236-4866
 
Longview BMX Racing Club
1700 Preston
Longview, TX 75604
903-758-4112
 
Longview Boys Baseball Assoc.
P.O. Box 5288
Longview, TX 75608
903-759-9663
 
Longview Girls Softball Assoc.
11 Country Place
Longview, TX 75605
903-663-5377
 
Longview Swim Club
903-297-SWIM
Longview Tennis Assoc.
PO Box 7085
Longview, TX 75607
903-643-0988
 
Longview Wrestling Club
903-757-8720
PARD Youth Basketball
P.O. Box 1952
Longview, TX 75606
903-237-1270 or 903-237-1268
Spring Hill Baseball Assoc.
202 Goodnight Trail
Longview, TX 75604
903-759-1721

 

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