Events

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast  |  Thursday, May 6th, 2021  |  6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.  | Henderson Civic Center

Mayor Fullen invites all citizens to join together in praise, asking God to intercede for our nation.

As we believe and pray in 2021, our theme echoes our prayers: “LORD pour out Your LOVE, LIFE, and LIBERTY upon Henderson, TX.” Once again proclaiming a promise of God in our theme verse, 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”


4th of July Celebration | Sunday, July 4th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Lake Forest Park

Join us as we celebrate Independence Day with food, live music and a spectacular fireworks show.


Battle with the Badges Blood Drive | Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Henderson Civic Center

Join us for our annual Battle with the Badges Blood Drive with Henderson Fire Department and Henderson Police Department. This year’s battle is to gather as many donations as possible to help with re-stocking our local blood bank. By uniting as a community, we can save lives and support a great cause.


National Night Out | Downtown Henderson  | TBA

The City of Henderson in partnership with First Baptist Church will come together with the community to support the Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department, local DPS Officers, EMS, Rusk County Sheriff’s Officers, Rusk County ESD, and other local first responders. Details to be announced soon.


Paint the Town Pink Fundraiser | October 2021 | TBA

Join Henderson Fire Department and the community as we come together to raise money for our Cancer Fund! This fund supports local cancer patients who are in need of assistance. This event takes place at Station 2 where our firefighters and volunteers cook up burger baskets and have raffles for donations.


Heritage Syrup Festival | Saturday, November 13, 2021 |  All day  | Downtown Henderson/Depot Museum

The tradition of ribbon cane syrup making will be commemorated at the Annual Heritage Syrup Festival, always the second Saturday of November from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The highlight of the only folk life festival in East Texas is the syrup making demonstration on the Depot Museum grounds. Experienced syrup makers operate the museum’s antique mule powered equipment to produce old fashioned cane syrup.

While the syrup cooks, other folk artist demonstrate the techniques of lace making, rope making, basket making, blacksmithing, wood carving, quilting, and other old-time survival skills. Folk singers entertain, antique tractors whine, a petting zoo, and local civic organizations offer a varied selection of food and beverages.

From the museum, the festivities spread six blocks to Heritage Square, which is located in the Downtown National Register Historic District. Browse among the 150 handcrafted arts and crafts booths, sample East Texas cuisine and enjoy the musical entertainment on stage one. Enjoy Henderson’s Civic Theatre performance of a melodrama at the Opera House.

A fun filled experience awaits you on stage two, where you will be entertained by cloggers and square dancers. Relive history while you visit the antique and classic car exhibit. The children’s section provides activities which are sure to promise a fun filled day for the entire family.

Hay ride shuttles, sponsored by the Rusk County 4-H Club, provide rustic transportation between the Depot Museum and Downtown Heritage Square. Call Suzanne Cross, City of Henderson Tourism Coordinator toll free at (866) 650-5529 for more information or Vickie Armstrong at the Depot Museum by calling (903) 657-4303.


Christmas Parade and Santa’s House in Downtown Henderson | Downtown Henderson  | TBA