Holiday Events, Closings

Published on Thursday, 4 July 2013 12:22 - Written by


Fourth of July fireworks show at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.  Free admission for the show will start at 4 p.m. and the show will start at dark, or about 9 p.m.  Visitors may fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks.  Fishing ends at 8:30 p.m.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Overton fireworks show is scheduled to begin about dark on the Fourth of July at the city park.  Sandwiches, glow stick items and drinks will be sold that day.

Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Forest Park in Henderson.  Fireworks begin at dusk.

Fourth of July fireworks show on Lake Jacksonville.  Fireworks are scheduled to begin between 9 and 9:30 p.m.  A parade of boats also is scheduled for 10 a.m. on the lake.  Boaters are encouraged to decorate in patriotic regalia.

Tyler Jaycees July 4 Fireworks at Lindsey Park, 12557 Spur 364 West.  Gates open at 4 p.m., admission is $10 per car.  Show starts after dark, and concessions are provided.

The Knollwood July 4th Parade (18th year of celebrating America's freedom) begins at 9 a.m. at 14964 Northwood Drive in Tyler.  The Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department will lead the parade, and at least 50 people are expected to participate.

The City of Palestine will conduct its annual July Fourth fireworks display at dark today in the open area near Story Intermediate School, 5300 N. Loop 256.  Admission is free and concessions will be available.  Visitors may bring their own non-alcoholic refreshments.


City of Tyler offices will observe the following holiday schedule on Thursday for Independence Day.

Holiday Garbage Collection

The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department will be closed today.  No residential garbage will be picked up on this day.

Thursday: no collection.

Friday: normal collection.

During the holiday week, priority will be given to household waste.  Crews will collect as much curb trash and yard waste as time allows.  For more information about changes to garbage collection schedules, recycling and other special projects, visit .


Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport will be open through the holiday.  The airport administrative offices will be closed today.  Customers should contact their airline or check the airport website at for special holiday travel schedules.

American Airlines 1-800-433-7300

United Airlines 1-800-523-3273


Tyler Public Library

The Tyler Public Library will be closed today.  The library will resume normal hours on Friday.


Tyler Transit Schedule

There will be no fixed-route or paratransit service today.  Service will resume on Friday.


Tyler Municipal Court

Tyler Municipal Court will be closed today.  The court will resume normal hours on Friday.


Gallery Main Street

Gallery Main Street will be closed today.  The gallery will resume normal hours on Friday.


Tyler Parks and Recreation

The Tyler Parks and Recreation administrative offices, the Senior Citizens Center, the Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, the Glass Recreation Center and the Rose Garden Center will be closed on Thursday.  The Rose Garden is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week and will remain open throughout the holiday.  These locations will resume normal hours on Friday.  Both Fun Forest and Woldert pools will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. today.


Tyler Water Utilities

The Tyler Water Utilities Business Office will be closed on Thursday.  Anyone wishing to make a payment may place it in one of the two available drop boxes.  There is one box in front of the office at 511 Locust St. and a drive-up box in the Brookshire's parking lot on the corner of South Broadway Avenue and Rice Road.  The payment will be credited on the next business day.  Please do not drop cash into these boxes.  Payments may also be made online at , over the phone by calling 903-531-1230, or at one of many businesses in Tyler.  For a list of businesses which accept utility payments, please visit the city website.  For emergencies regarding your water and/or sewer service, please call 903-597-6541.


All state and federal courts will be closed today.

Tyler ISD, Tyler Junior College, Texas College and The University of Texas at Tyler are closed.

Cities of Bullard, Whitehouse, Troup and Henderson are closed.