Summer Ending but the Fun Isnít Over

Summer is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean the fun is over just yet.

As always, the Texas Forestry Museum has plenty to keep you entertained. On Saturday the Forestry Museum presents Family Day. Family Day is a free event that allows families to participate in activities together in a fun environment. We hope to see you there.

Downtown this month, The Pines Presents kicks off another fabulous show after a three month summer break. Don’t miss Mike Farris at The Pines Theater Thursday. Mike Farris became the first artist to receive a Grammy Award for Best Roots Gospel Album, for his “Shine for All the People.” Farris is bringing his powerful soul-gospel to Texas for a one-night-only performance at The Pines in downtown Lufkin. Tickets range from $25-$35 and can be purchased online at or by calling 633-0359. Also at The Pines this month is the teen movie sensation, “Grease” on Aug. 15. Tickets for all Pines movies are $5 a person and drinks and snacks are $2 each. Bring the whole family for a great night out in downtown Lufkin.

Other events going on this month include Crossfire Team Roping Aug. 22 at the Angelina Exposition Center, the Museum of East Texas’ Art Camp closing reception on Aug. 23, and the Boys and Girls Club has their Black Tie Fiesta Bingo event on Aug. 29.

The Art Camp closing reception at The Museum of East Texas will feature more than 1,000 works of art that were created by young artists during the summer Art Camps. This event is free and open to the public so swing by to take a look at the display made by Lufkin’s youngest artists.

The Black Tie Fiesta Bingo benefitting the Lufkin Boys and Girls Club will be a night of fun where guests enjoy dinner, a silent and live auction, and of course several rounds of bingo where they can win fabulous prizes. Tickets are $100 each, $700 for a table of eight and $1,000 for a sponsorship that includes recognition and a table of eight. For more information on Black Tie Fiesta Bingo contact Tami Jones at 366-4882.

The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that we are gearing up for our 6th annual Lufkin’s Bistro on Oct. 3. Tickets will be going on sale at the end of this month, so be sure to call in to reserve your tickets. This is always a sold-out event, and this year we are increasing the numbers to 900 attendees. Tickets are $30 each or $300 for a reserved table of eight. Enjoy an evening under the stars in downtown Lufkin, dance to live music while sampling wines and beers not only from all across Texas but internationally, and treat yourself to the delicious hors d’oeuvres catered in by our finest local chefs and restaurants. This is truly a night you won’t want to miss. For more information on Lufkin’s Bistro please call 633-0359 or go online at

On another note, the inaugural year of the Yule Love Lufkin Christmas Festival begins Dec. 18-21, so mark your calendars. We are thrilled to be bringing Christmas cheer and family fun to downtown Lufkin during the holidays. Join us for ice skating in the plaza of the Pitser Garrison Convention Center as well as a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, arts and crafts, vendors, and many more surprises. We are looking for sponsors to help make the first-ever Yule Love Lufkin Christmas festival a huge success. If you are interested in sponsoring a part of the festival please call Tara Watkins at 633-0349 or get more information on the festival at

As always, the LCVB works to make Lufkin the best place to be. If you have any questions on upcoming events or you need information on planning your own event, please contact us at 633-0359, and remember to “live it up in Lufkin.”

Taylor Mulnix is an administrative assistant for the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her email address is

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