Historic Downtown Kilgore Events

Annual Events

KilGogh Arts Festival
The Kilgore Arts Festival has been taking place in Historic Downtown Kilgore every March since 2012 and consists of an Art & Wine Exhibition, a fabulous evening of art exhibits from over 20 local artists that you'll be able to peruse while sipping on some local wine and tasting gourmet cheeses. The fun continues the following day with KidsGogh, a completely free event that is focused on bringing art in to the life of kids with a day full of fun art and craft activities.
Fridays After 5
Outdoor Concert Series Under the Derricks on the Word's Richest Acre. The series runs April through September on the first Friday of the month. Bring your own lawn chair, sit back and relax for a night of entertainment! All concerts are free to the public.
Patriotic Celebrations
For the month of July, join in the celebrations of the Most Patriotic Town in Texas! Kicking off with our Fourth of July Extravaganza complete with a 20 minute fire works show, you will find something happening every weekend in Historic Downtown Kilgore.
Join us for a family friendly event in October with German food, music, drinks and children’s activities, all happening in the streets of Historic Downtown Kilgore.
Downtown Trick or Treat
Make sure you head along Main Street in Historic Downtown Kilgore on Halloween for plenty of candy and other giveaways, get in early before all the candy is gone!
Oilmen's Chili Cook Off
A Kilgore Favorite! All the chili you can eat and more. The event is held in early November on Commerce St.
Mingle & Jingle
Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this is the night downtown that you do not want to miss. Our fabulous stores are holding after hours shopping, and parties with refreshments.
For more information on Main Street Program events visit our website