POSTED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 1:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 3:44pm
EAST TEXAS — If you are looking for some place to celebrate July 4th, there are a lot of options!
Anyone in the Longview area can go to the Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival, which starts around 6:00 tonight.
In Tyler, the 49th Annual Tyler Jaycees 4th of July Firework Extravaganza begins at 4:00 in Lindsey park.
Our news partners, The Longview News-Journal, have compiled a list of many more Independence Day Events.
Please Note -- Many roads will be closed for Independence Day events --
Between 9:00 and 11:00 PM on July 4th, Loop 287 between Highway 59 North and 69 North in Lufkin will be closed to all vehicular traffic for the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by the City of Lufkin and the law office of Mike Love.
The day of the event, handicap parking will be available in the Expo Center parking lot and beginning at 5:00 PM shuttle buses, including handicapped-accessible buses, will be available from Lufkin High School to Ellen Trout Zoo. Return shuttles will be available following the fireworks display.
Lufkin Police Department wishes to remind everyone that the City of Lufkin Code of Ordinances prohibits the possession of fireworks at Ellen Trout Zoo, or anywhere else inside the city limits of Lufkin.
The Tyler Police Department requests that drivers be aware of route changes for the 4th of July celebration at Lindsey Park on Spur 364. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. Spur 364 at Greenbriar Road will be closed to all eastbound traffic. Officers are requesting any resident who lives off Spur 364 between Loop 323 and Greenbriar Road, who needs to get to their residence during this time, to present their driver’s license showing proof of their residency to the officers stationed at this location. Officers will allow residents only to proceed westbound on Spur 364.
At the completion of the program, the two left turn lanes eastbound on Highway 31 at Loop 323 will be closed. Traffic will not be allowed to turn left, north, onto Loop 323 from the eastbound lanes of Highway 31. Please be aware of officers in the roadway directing traffic.
The Tyler Police Department reminds everyone that alcohol, smoking and fireworks are prohibited in all City of Tyler Parks that includes Lake Tyler Parks.