June

ABILENE: June 8-9 Stars over Abilene Regional Quilt Show A two-day quilt show featuring 200 quilts, 20-plus vendors, and classes by ZoRay Creations. Abilene Conven­tion Center, 1100 N. Sixth. 325-733-3935

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Cross Collec­tion” A selection of some 280 crosses that Bill Bomar amassed over five decades and bequeathed to the museum at his death in 1991. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Helen Altman: Jailbird” Part of the Cell Series of exhibitions, Altman’s work centers on common materials, objects, and images of animals and nature. The objects she utilizes in her work often derive from the flawed or discarded. Altman then makes alterations to these objects elevat­ing them into the realm of “art,” thereby forc­ing interpretation of her choices and manipula­tions. Her choices in material and imagery are broad; their humor and absurdity lead to deeper interpretations associated with loneli­ness and isolation among overcrowding, sepa­ration, and the loss of individuality and iden­tity. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Two Worlds” An exhibition of OJAC permanent collection works will use a loaned work from Art Bridges by Norman Lewis as a focal point. This exhibi­tion considers works that explore the balance between depicting reality and investigating non-objective creations. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: June 22-23, 29-30 80th Anni­versary of the Fort Griffin Fandangle With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, Texas’ oldest outdoor musical re-creates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Relive the stories of Native Americans who inhabited the prairie, the early white men who dis­placed them and the many settlers who fol­lowed the call to settle this land. Fort Griffin Fandangle, 1490 FM 1084. fortgriffinfandangle.org 325-762-3838

ALBANY: June 23 Fort Griffin Fandangle Parade Starting at 5 p.m., the parade will travel through downtown Albany and circle the historic courthouse, led by the Fandan­gle’s very own calliope playing Fandangle tunes. The flag parade from the show will be there, as well as wagons, horse clubs, floats, beauty queens, and more. Downtown Albany, 2 Railroad. fortgriffinfandangle.org 325-762-3838

AMARILLO: June 1-2 Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo An annual event that serves as a tribute to West Texas heritage by fea­turing competition between real cowboys from real working ranches in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and New Mexico. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 SE 10th Ave. coorsranchrodeo.com 806-376-7767

AMARILLO: June 1-2 Drag Racing—Funny Car Chaos! Drag racing takes over Amarillo with this first-time event. This two-day family friendly horsepower extravaganza features the wildest drag racing machines from across the southwest. More than 100 race cars will be on the property battling at 200-plus mph. Stimu­late your senses with horsepower and nitro as side by side 5,000-plus horsepower racers battle for more than $25,000 in prize money. Amarillo Dragway, 12955 Burlington Road. funnycarchaos.com 806-414-7363

BIG SPRING: June 21-23 Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo The 84th annual event features Pat Green on Saturday night. Big Spring Rodeo Bowl, 2901 Old High­way 80. bigspringrodeo.com 432-267-5053

BIG SPRING: June 29-30 Funtastic Fourth A free two-day outdoor music event for the whole family with national recording artists headlining Friday and Saturday night’s lineup. Food vendors, craft vendors, and a kid zone will provide additional entertainment for both the young and young at heart. Down­town Big Spring. bigspringdra.com

CANADIAN: June 7, 14, 21, 28 Music in the Park Free family fun—listen to a new band each week on the lawn at the Chamber of Com­merce. 119 N. Second St. canadiantx.com 806-323-6234

CISCO: June 15 Cisco TX Pie Fest Have a good old-fashioned summer celebration in the heart of the Texas Big Country. This unique pie-centric festival—the only pie festival in Texas—will have lots of family fun, games, pie-baking contests, an all-you-can-eat pie buffet, arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. Friday night kicks it off with a chicken pot pie dinner and a street dance. Downtown Cisco. ciscotxpiefest.com

COLEMAN: June 7-9 Coleman PRCA Rodeo Professional cowboys and cowgirls compete in rodeo sports in the 81st annual rodeo, followed by performances each night from the likes of Jody Nix and the Texas Cow­boys, Roger Creager, and Koe Wetzel. The weekend wraps up on Saturday with a parade for the fans. Coleman Rodeo Grounds, 13152 SH 206. colemanrodeo.com 325-625-2163

CROSS PLAINS: June 8-9 Robert E. Howard Days Two days of tours, panel dis­cussions, dinners, awards, and a silent auc­tion—all focused on the legacy and writings of Robert E. Howard, creator of the Conan the Barbarian character. Robert E. Howard Pavil­ion, 625 SH 36. 254-725-4993

DALHART: June 1-2 Dalhart Cruzers Show The 15th annual muscle car show. Rita Blanca Coliseum. dalhart.org

DALHART: June 9, 23 The Purpose Market An open-air market, with farmers, artisans, chefs, and vendors sharing their pas­sions and purposes, including fresh produce, quality handmade goods, delicious foods and treats, and mission-driven products from around the world. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island. dalhart.org

DALHART: June 30-July 1 Rank Lil Buck­ers Youth rough stock event featuring sheep, mini buckers, and novice. XIT Rodeo Arena. dalhart.org

DUMAS: June 13-16 Dumas Noon Lions Dogie Days The 72nd annual event features four days of carnival fun and excitement. Genuine pit barbecue will be served on Thursday, a parade takes place in downtown Dumas on Saturday morning, and a raffle drawing for a new truck will take place Satur­day evening. All proceeds benefit local orga­nizations. McDade Park, East 14th St. dumaschamber.com 806-935-2123

Dumas: June 13-16. 72nd Dumas Noon Lions Dogie Days. Four days of Carnival Fun and Excitement. The carnival midway will open at McDade Park on Wednesday, June 13 to Friday June 15th at 6:00 pm and on Saturday June 16th at 11:00 noon. Genuine Pit BBQ will be served on Thursday, June 14th, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. The annual Dogie Days Parade will start at 11:00 am downtown and a truck raffle will take place on Saturday evening. All proceeds are used to benefit local organizations. 6:00 pm Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm Saturday www.dumaschamber.com 806-935-2123

EDEN: June 16 Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis in Concert Part of the Green Apple music series. Green Apple Art Center, 301 S. Main St. greenapplemusic.com

EDEN: June 22-23 AJRA Rodeo Concho County Saddle Club presents the American Junior Rodeo Association Rodeo. Ray Dock­ery Arena, Lee Pfluger Park.

GRAHAM: June 2 Food Truck Champion­ship of Texas A free, all-day battle of the best, food trucks from across Texas gather in the one place big enough to hold all the food, friends, and fun—America’s Largest Downtown Square. The fourth annual event offers plenty of activities to entertain the entire family on the square, including the Possum Pedal Bike Ride, children’s activities, live music, art walk, and of course a lot of food. Later that night, a concert will be held at the Young County Arena. Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St. foodtruck championshipoftexas.com 940-549-0401

GRAHAM: June 7-10 World Series Team Roping A rodeo event in which horseback riders compete in pairs to rope the horns and legs of a steer in the fastest possible time. Ropers come from all over the United States to compete. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. wstroping.com 505-898-1755

JACKSBORO: June 30 Jacksboro TNT Fest Enjoy this fun-filled day featuring tourna­ments, music, food, and the best fireworks show around. This annual event is always held on the last Saturday in June. Jacksboro Lake, 1114 SH 59. jacksborochamber.com

LEVELLAND: June 4-8 High Plains Rodeo Bible Camp Ages 8-18 can participate in events including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, sorting, cutting, bull fighting, and beginner horsemanship. Mallet Event Center & Arena, 2320 S. US 385. 970-260-1632

LUBBOCK: May 24-Aug. 23 Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series Every Thursday evening, enjoy live, original music in addition to food trucks, a cash bar, and free children’s craft activities. All con­certs are free to the public and family friendly. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org

LUBBOCK: May 25-July 22 “Crafts— Repurposed” An exhibition featuring art made from recycled/repurposed materials. Reduce, reuse, and recycle takes on a new meaning as artists take discarded materials and transform them into new works of art. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org

LUBBOCK: June 1-17 “Columbia: 15 Years After” A special exhibition commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Columbia trag­edy and the international outpouring of sympathy that followed. The display also focuses on the Columbia space shuttle pro­gram, the crew, and the 80 experiments that were accomplished during the mission. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. silentwingsmuseum.com 806-775-3049

LUBBOCK: June 1-29 West Texas Water­color Society Spring/Summer Show Member artists exhibit and sell their beautiful watermedia artworks, supported in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 Uni­versity Ave. wtws.org 806-794-4655

LUBBOCK: June 2-3 D-Day Remem­brance The Silent Wings Museum will com­memorate the 74th anniversary of D-Day with events free and open to the public, honoring the sacrifices made by allied forces on the shores of Normandy, France, during a critical moment in the war in Europe. Activities throughout the weekend include screenings of the documentary “D-Day Remembered,” vin­tage WWII aircraft and vehicles on display, living history groups, and children’s activities. All aircraft will fly-in and be on display as weather permits. The museum will also offer free admission on June 6 in honor of the D-Day operation. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. silentwingsmuseum.com 806-775-3049

LUBBOCK: June 2 Summer Stampede Western Art & Gear Show Western art and gear collectors will have an opportunity not only to purchase new art pieces but also to meet outstanding artists and craftsmen exhib­iting their work for sale at this fifth annual event, which features nearly 100 art pieces by more than 30 Western artists. All the artwork, gear, jewelry and leatherwork will be available for purchase in the museum galleries while Summer Stampede guests dine and dance to Western swing music. Reservations required. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St. ranchingheritage.org/stampede 806-834-0469

LUBBOCK: July 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Need a laugh? Get out of the office with this musical comedy. The second show of the summer begins with the introduction of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young man deter­mined to climb the corporate ladder with the aid of a “how to” book. Surprisingly, his plan works… for a time. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbock moonlightmusicals.org 806-638-5706

LUBBOCK: June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; July 6-7 “The Music Man” The summer will begin with a colorful production of Meredith Will­son’s family hit-musical. A love story filled with ballads such as “Goodnight My Someone,” and colossal numbers like “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” this is a show for all ages. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org

POST: June 8-10 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, cloth­ing, home décor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, unfinished wood alphabets, crosses, and more, plus live enter­tainment and food. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com 432-934-1479

ROSCOE: June 30 Fourth of July Cele­bration This free, family friendly event fea­tures a parade, food and craft vendors, a mud bog, live music, fireworks, and dancing. Down­town Roscoe, 115 Cypress St. roscoetx.com 325-766-3871

SAN ANGELO: Through Aug. 18, 2019 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Com­petition The fifth biennial juried competition will feature 12 large outdoor sculptures. Sunken Garden Park, 704 S. David St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Through June 24 San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Contemporary ceramics at the 22nd annual event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org or museum@samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: June 2 First Saturday at the Chicken Farm On the first Saturday of every month, The Chicken Farm Art Center of San Angelo hosts a monthly celebration of art, music, and community. There will be artist vendors with great works and gifts, a live music circle hosted by The Chicken Pickers, great food, and clay and painting for the kids to play. Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King. chickenfarmartcenter.com 325-653-4936

SAN ANGELO: June 7, 14, 21, 28 Art Thursday Free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: June 8-24 “Putting It Together” This musical revue showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim (“Sweeney Todd,” “A Funny Thing Happened …”) as it celebrates his incomparable career in musical theatre. Featuring nearly 30 Sondheim tunes, the show is performed by only five people thrown together at a party in a Manhattan penthouse. With a bit of imagination, the guests transform the apartment into the stage of an abandoned theatre, an estate in Sweden, an island outside of Paris, a street off the Roman Forum, the woods of a fairy tale, and a mythical town in the Southwest. Angelo Civic Theater, 1936 Sherwood Way. angelotheater.com 325-949-4400

SAN ANGELO: June 9 Family Day— Shakespeare Hands-on art activities; free admission. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: June 15-17 San Angelo Lions Balloonfest An annual hot-air bal­loon festival. John Glenn Jr. High Football Field, Johnson Street and University. sanangeloballoonfest.com 325-374-9775

SAN ANGELO: June 21 Downtown & Cul­tural District Stroll The museum is open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: June 23-24 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like this racing series. This now united sport allows more than 900 teams to run for one national champion­ship; each national event spotlights several pro classes highlighted by the Top Fuel Hydro class. Lake Nasworthy, FM 2288 Red Bluff Road. lucasoildragboats.com

SAN ANGELO: June 28-Aug. 5 American Plains Artists Show Western art and sculp­ture show for viewing and sale, featuring 100 pieces portraying classic themes of the West. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com

SNYDER: June 6-9 Western Swing Festival This is an event of classical country bands, amazing friends, and great accom­modations. The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive. snyderchamber.org

SNYDER: June 22-23 Petticoats on the Prairie At this premier vintage market of West Texas, discover vintage and repur­posed antiques, furniture, clothing, home decor, homemade goods, jewelry, and cool junk too. The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive. 325-574-4000

STANTON: June 9-10 Old Sorehead Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furni­ture, jewelry, clothing and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food during this event jokingly named for the town’s few “old sore­heads.” Historic Downtown streets and Com­munity Center Complex, 209 N. Saint Peter. stantontex.com 432-756-2006

VEGA: June 7, 14, 21, 28 Thursday Night Music at the Magnolia Each Thursday eve­ning at 7 p.m., bring your lawn chair and sit back to the sounds of local musicians shar­ing their talents. Magnolia Filling Station, Coke Street and US 385. oldhamcofc.org 806-267-2828

VERNON: June 9-10 MRCA Rodeo Rough stock, barrels, poles, goats, chute doggin’, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, tie-down roping, and team roping. Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. mrca-rodeo.com 580-916-5729

VERNON: June 20-22 District 3 4-H Horse Show Youth demonstrate skills and showmanship. Wilbarger County Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. d34-h.tamu.edu

WICHITA FALLS: June 14-16 Legends of Western Swing Music Festival Since lawn chairs first circled the “stage wagon” more than 30 years ago, this festival has hosted the finest western swing bands in the coun­try. Legendary musicians that played with Bob Wills himself, as well as new bands with a love for music and the desire to keep it alive, have graced the stage and kept the fans happy and dancin’. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. thelegendsofwestern swing.com 318-792-3303

WICHITA FALLS: June 16 Oil Bowl All- Star Football Game Maskat Shrine of Wich­ita Falls will again present a superb player lineup in the longest-running high school football all-stars game in the world. The Oil Bowl started as a simple summertime West Texas vs. East Texas high school all-star football game back in 1938. Beginning with the 75th game in 2012, net proceeds go to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Today the Oil Bowl is one of the most prestigious post­season all-star games in the United States. Memorial Stadium, 4709 Barnett Road. oilbowl.com 940-720-3039

WICHITA FALLS: June 23 Art & Soul The festival combines the allure of art with the magic of music—featuring live music, food vendors, artists, and artisans. Downtown Wichita Falls, 700 Ohio Ave. downtownwf.com/calling-all-artists 940-322-4525

WICHITA FALLS: June 28-29 Animania The anime, gaming, and comic convention is returning and will be double the size and double the fun—more than 100 vendors and 50 artists, more than 10 daily panels, a gaming room full of board games, console games, and card games, as well as the Animania cosplay contest which will be giving away $1,000 in cash and prizes. New this year is the screening room, screening some of the best anime films and series presented by Funimation. There will be special guests, random giveaways, food, and tons of photo opportunities. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. animaniawf.com

July

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Cross Collec­tion” A selection of some 280 crosses that Bill Bomar amassed over five decades and bequeathed to the museum at his death in 1991. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Helen Altman: Jailbird” Part of the Cell Series of exhibitions, Altman’s work centers on common materials, objects, and images of animals and nature. The objects she utilizes in her work often de­rive from the flawed or discarded. Altman then makes alterations to these objects elevating them into the realm of “art,” thereby forcing in­terpretation of her choices and manipulations. Her choices in material and imagery are broad; their humor and absurdity lead to deeper in­terpretations associated with loneliness and isolation among overcrowding, separation, and the loss of individuality and identity. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Two Worlds” An exhibition of OJAC permanent collection works will use a loaned work from Art Bridges by Norman Lewis as a focal point. This exhibi­tion considers works that explore the balance between depicting reality and investigating non-objective creations. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

BIG SPRING: July 3 Pops in the Park An annual celebration of Independence Day. Co­manche Trail Amphitheater. facebook.com/popsinthepark 432-263-7641

BIG SPRING: July 21 Stargazing at the Big Spring State Park View the stars from atop Big Spring State Park. 1 State Park Road 8. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-spring 432-263-4931

CANADIAN: July 4-7 Fourth of July Ro­deos & Celebration Fun for the entire fami­ly includes rodeos, a parade, a turtle race, duck races, an arts and craft show, an art show, a rodeo dance, and more. Canadian Chamber of Commerce. canadiantx.com 806-323-6234

CANADIAN: July 12, 19, 26 Screen on the Green Enjoy a free family movie and a snack on the lawn at the Chamber of Commerce. Starts at 9 p.m. each night. Chamber of Com­merce, 119 N. Second St. canadiantx.com 806-323-6234

DALHART: June 30-July 1 Rank Lil Buck­ers Youth rough stock event featuring sheep, mini buckers, and novice. XIT Rodeo Arena. dalhart.org

DALHART: July 4 Fourth of July Fire­works Enjoy a fireworks show to celebrate the nation’s independence. Rita Blanca Lake, 1219 FM 281. dalhart.org

DALHART: July 14, 28 The Purpose Mar­ket An open-air market, with farmers, artisans, chefs, and vendors sharing their passions and purposes, including fresh produce, quality handmade goods, delicious foods and treats, and mission-driven products from around the world. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island. purposecoffeeco.com

DALHART: July 28-29 XIT Junior Rodeo Rodeo for ages up to 16. Events are orga­nized according to age. XIT Rodeo Arena.
xit-rodeo.com

DENVER CITY: July 4 July 4th Celebra­tion Full day of food and fun for everyone in­cludes a classic car show and a late-night fire­works show. Stuffy Moorhead Park, 400 W. 15th St. denvercitychamber.com 806-592-5424

DUMAS: July 4 4th of July World Cham­pionship Mud Volleyball Tournament Teams from all across the Panhandle de­scend on Dumas to take part in this all-day elimination-style tournament. The day is capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. McDade Park, East 14th and Durrett streets. dumaschamber.com 806-935-2123

DUMAS: July 13. Movie in the Park. Come join us for “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this free movie in McDade Park. There will be food and beverage vendors available for you to purchase your favorite snacks! Movie starts at dusk www.dumaschamber.com 8069352123

EDEN: July 14 Micky and the Motorcars in Concert Part of the Green Apple music se­ries. Green Apple Art Center, 301 S. Main. greenapplemusic.com

FRIONA: July 21 Cheeseburger Festival The 13th annual family friendly festival fea­tures cooking teams from the surrounding area competing for a $1,000 grand prize. Crafts and other various vendors will be available throughout the day, as well as games for the kids and live music. Friona City Park, 700 Main St. frionachamber.com

LEVELLAND: July 14 Early Settlers’ Day The 57th annual celebration on Levelland’s downtown square begins with a pancake breakfast and a parade. Afterward, find more than 100 merchants offering specials for the day around the square. Other festivities in­clude an art show featuring 30 artists at the Wallace Theater, a kids area with water slides, live music in the gazebo, stickhorse and turtle races, a quilt raffle, train rides, an antique trac­tor and car display, food vendors, and craft vendors. Levelland Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Avenue H. levelland.com

LUBBOCK: May 24-Aug. 23 Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series Every Thursday evening, enjoy live, original music in addition to food trucks, a cash bar, and free children’s craft activities. All con­certs are free to the public and family friend­ly. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org

LUBBOCK: May 25-July 22 “Crafts— Repurposed” An exhibition featuring art made from recycled/repurposed materials. Reduce, reuse, and recycle takes on a new meaning as artists take discarded materials and transform them into new works of art. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org 806-775-3560

LUBBOCK: June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; July 6-7 “The Music Man” The summer begins with a colorful production of Mere­dith Willson’s family friendly hit musical. A love story filled with ballads such as “Good­night My Someone” and colossal numbers like “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” this is a show for all ages. Moonlight Musicals Amphithe­atre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org

POST: July 13-15 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, unfinished wood alphabets, crosses, and more, plus live entertainment and food. 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com

SAN ANGELO: Through Aug. 18, 2019 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Com­petition The fifth biennial juried competition will feature 12 large outdoor sculptures. Sunk­en Garden Park, 704 S. David St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: June 28-Aug. 5 American Plains Artists Show Western art and sculp­ture show for viewing and sale, featuring 100 pieces portraying classic themes of the West. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com

SAN ANGELO: July 3 Pops Concert Gates open at noon for the 31st annual event. Enjoy a community band concert at 7 p.m., followed by the San Angelo Symphony at 8:30 p.m. Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, 401 Orient St. sanangelosymphony.org/event/julypops 325-658-5877

SAN ANGELO: July 3 Pops Concert Join the San Angelo Symphony in salute to the country and celebrate 31 years of the fourth-largest patriotic celebration of its kind in Texas, complete with patriotic music, a mili­tary march-in, and Fort Concho cannons. Watch the sparks fly during the “Fireworks Ex­travaganza.” The performance is free to the public, but reserved seating is available to 2018-2019 subscribers for an additional fee. Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, 401 Orient St. sanangelosymphony.org/event/julypops

SAN ANGELO: July 4 Holiday Artillery Salutes Hourly artillery salutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fort’s Parade Ground will mark the nation’s 242nd birthday. Fort Con­cho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com 325-234-0316

SAN ANGELO: July 7 First Saturday at the Chicken Farm On the first Saturday of every month, The Chicken Farm Art Center of San Angelo hosts a monthly celebration of art, music, and community. There will be art­ist vendors with great works and gifts, a live music circle hosted by The Chicken Pickers, great food, and clay and painting for the kids. Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King. chickenfarmartcenter.com 325-653-4936

SAN ANGELO: July 12, 19, 26 Art Thurs­day Free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 13-Sept. 9 Angelo State University Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition Artwork by ASU Art Depart­ment faculty members. San Angelo Muse­um of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 13-Sept. 9 “Made in Texas! 25 Contemporary Quilts” The 25 quilts of this touring exhibition celebrate the pioneering spirit, natural beauty, and artistic talents of the Lone Star State. From a first-time quilter to prizewinning artists, the mak­ers depict artistic scenes in their quilts as well as traditional patterns. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 14 Family Day— Patchwork Hands-on art activities; free ad­mission. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 19 Downtown & Cul­tural District Stroll The museum is open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 28 National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho The event begins with a classic cowboy breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by performances by the Concho Cowboy Company. Activities will be in the Barracks 5-6 Courtyard on Henry O. Flipper Street on the fort’s northeast corner. There is no charge for the skits by the award-winning Concho Cowboy Company. After the program, the American Plains Artists Show will open at 10 a.m. in the Quartermasters Building. Fort Concho, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-481-2646

SHAMROCK: June 12-15 Route 66 Festi­val—Texas Welcomes the World It’s just 178 miles across, but there is a lot to see on Historic Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle. Thousands are expected to do just that during this annual festival, this year hosted by Shamrock with support from all the Texas towns up and down Historic Route 66. Road­ies from across the U.S. and around the world come to enjoy several events during the four-day festival, including a variety of vendors, live music, a car show and cruise, an art show, banquets, silent auctions, Texas vendors, the Coors Ranch Rodeo and Concert, helicopter rides, historical re-enactments of the Texas Panhandle, and more. Various locations. texaswelcomestheworld.com

SNYDER: July 3-4 Fourth of July Celebra­tion Includes live music, an arts and crafts show, a carnival, vendors, fireworks, and pa­rade. Towle Park, 3000 Towle Park Road. snyderchamber.org

SNYDER: July 19-21 Scurry County Rodeo In one of the best rodeos you will ever see, these cowboys and cowgirls mean business. This UPRA Pro Rodeo offers food vendors and a Saturday night dance. Old Rodeo Grounds, 3548 Gary Brewer Road. snyderchamber.org

SWEETWATER: July 4 Sparks in the Park Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks. Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazard Drive. sweetwatertexas.org

VEGA: July 20-21 Comancheros Citywide Garage Sales Join us for citywide garage sales at home and businesses of the residents of Vega. Treasures to be found at each sale. Various locations. oldhamcofc.org

 

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