First Monday Trade Days might be the biggest flea market in America, but if shopping till you drop isn’t the way you want to spend every waking minute in East Texas, check out the other things to do in Canton, TX that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Whether you’re staying in a resort or hotel in the area for a couple of days or even a week or longer, Canton and the surrounding cities offer a variety of musical and theatrical experiences for you to enjoy during your fall or winter vacation in East Texas.
Live Music Is Everywhere In East Texas
If your lodging is in Canton and you’re looking for things to do in Canton, TX that involve live music, you’re in luck. East Texas, especially the areas in and around Canton are bustling with just about every kind of music you want to hear:
The Creek at Mill Creek Ranch Resort
Enjoy live music by up-and-coming local musicians at the The Creek in the Grand Lodge at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton every Friday night from 6 to 9 pm along with cocktails and East Texas comfort cuisine. Check Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s Facebook page for each week’s lineup.
The Forge Bar and Grill
Located in Ben Wheeler, The Forge is just 15 minutes away from Canton and features music by a variety of musicians and musical styles and some of the best pizza in East Texas. Visit The Forge’s website to get the latest schedule of performers.
From rock and roll to country, Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler is the place to go for after-shopping entertainment and southern comfort food. Check them out online to find out which bands and performers are on the schedule this fall and winter.
The Old Firehouse
For something different, check out The Old Firehouse, 25 minutes away from Canton in Edom. The Old Firehouse is a small venue that features singers and songwriters performing acoustic folk music every Saturday. Find out who’s playing and how to get tickets by visiting their website.
UT Tyler Cowan Center
Get into the Christmas spirit with the music of Mannheim Steamroller at UT Tyler’s Cowan Center. Visit the Cowan Center online to get tickets for the December 9th performance.
East Texas Has Theater, Too
Take a short drive out of Canton to Athens or Tyler to find theater for the whole family that includes holiday specials and Broadway-caliber productions:
Henderson County Performing Arts Center
Take the family to see “A Neverland Christmas Carol” in Athens, less than a half hour away from Canton. Tickets for the December performances can be obtained at the HCPAC website.
Tyler Civic Theater
The Tyler Civic Theater has something for everyone from “Miracle on 34th Street” to “A Raisin in the Sun.” To buy tickets and to find their calendar of upcoming shows, visit the theater online.
UT Tyler Cowan Center
In addition to live musical performances, the Cowan Center offers dance performances, children’s theater and Broadway-style productions of hits like “Annie” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Get tickets at the Cowan Center website.
When you rent a cottage or RV site at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, you won’t have to go far to find plenty of entertainment and things to do in Canton, TX. Visit us online at www.millcreekranchresort.com or call us at Mill Creek Ranch Resort at (877) 927-3439 to find out more.