June

ABILENE: Jun. 5-10 Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals See up-and-coming cowboys and cowgirls exhibit their roping, wrestling and riding skills. Winners advance to the national finals. Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36. thsra.org 325/677-4376

ABILENE: Jun. 8-10 Children’s Art and Literacy Festival The sixth annual event celebrates Garth Williams, illustrator of the children’s classics “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and Little Golden Books. The festival includes the Storybook Parade, dramatic book readings, costumed characters, art activities, magic shows, movies and more. Williams’ artwork will be on display at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in downtown Abilene. 1101 N. First St. abilenecac.org 325/677-1161

ABILENE: Jun. 9-10 Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show The 23rd annual show includes quilt displays, vendors, members challenge, raffle and classes. Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. abilenequiltersguild.org 325/893-4699

ALBANY: Jun. 3-Aug. 26 “Cell Series: Joel Sampson” The artist engineered elaborate kinetic sculptures for this exhibit. The Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325/762-2269

ALBANY: Jun. 3-Aug.26 Andy Warhol: Prints and Polaroids Show includes two complementary exhibits. “Cowboys and Indians from the Rockwell Museum” is a series of prints by Andy Warhol depicting American West icons. “Warhol Polaroids from Texas Christian University” is a selection of works using the immediacy of Polaroid and still photography to create the finished product. The Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325/762-2269

ALBANY: Jun. 3-Aug.26 Watt Casey Jr. In 1970, Watt Casey Jr. began photographing famous and not yet famous American musicians from varied music genres. He has photographed now-iconic artists on and off stage such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and many others. This exhibit features those captured by Casey’s lens over the last five decades. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325/762-2269

ALBANY: Jun. 16-17, 23-24 “Fort Griffin Fandangle” More than 250 performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West through fun and humor in Texas’ longest-running outdoor musical. The Fandangle Parade is downtown June 17 at 5 p.m. Prairie Theater, 1490 F.M. 1084. fortgriffinfandangle.org 325/762-3838

AMARILLO: Jan. 27-Jul. 29 “Nacidos Charros: Born Charro” This exhibit celebrates the history and culture surrounding the charro. In Mexico, a charro is known as a skilled horseman who proudly competes in la charreria, the Mexican art of horse handling. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, 2601 I-40 E. aqha.com/museum 806/376-5181

AMARILLO: Jun. 1 Polk Street Cattle Drive More than 75 longhorn cattle make their way on city streets from downtown to the Tri-State Fairgrounds to kick off the Ranch Rodeo weekend. Starts at 6 p.m. Downtown Amarillo, Polk Street between 10th and Third avenues. visitamarillo.com 806/374-1497

AMARILLO: Jun. 2-3 Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo Hundreds of cowboys from working ranches in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas meet in Amarillo for the first big ranch rodeo of the summer. Amarillo National Center, 3301 SE 10th Ave. coorsranchrodeo.com 806/376-7767

AMARILLO: Jun. 2 First Friday Art Walk Nearly a hundred artists in 55 galleries welcome the public each month for the First Friday Art Walk. The event features, art, music, food, and drink. Don’t miss the outdoor sculpture garden. Admission is free, but you can support the local arts with a purchase. The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. amarilloartists.com 806/433-9648

AMARILLO: Jun. 29-Jul. 2 “Annie Get Your Gun” Amarillo Opera Summer Youth Musical production is performed in English. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. amarilloopera.org 806/372-7464 or 806/378-3096

AMARILLO: Jun. 30 Explode! Explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly, Independence Day celebration event. Veterans and active military members are admitted free with I.D. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Dr. dhdc.org 806/355-9547

AMARILLO: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Enjoy three nights of rodeo action, family activities, music, and dancing. Will Rogers Range Riders Outdoor Arena, 313 Texas 335 West. wrrangeriders.com 806/622-2102

BIG SPRING: Jun. 15-17 Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo Enjoy a parade, mutton bustin’ and Shetland bronc riding, and evening dances featuring Jake Hooker and the Outsiders on Friday night and Rocky King Band on Saturday night. Big Spring Rodeo Bowl, 2901 Old State Hwy. 80. bigspringrodeo.com 432/267-5053

BIG SPRING: Jun. 23-24 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. bigspringdra.com

CANYON: Jun. 2-Aug. 19 “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical This family-friendly outdoor musical drama, now in its 53rd season, plays Tuesdays through Sundays. Enjoy a special show July 3. Pioneer Amphitheatre, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 11450 Park Road 5. texas-show.com 806/655-2181

CISCO: Jun. 9-10 Pie Fest Old-fashioned summer celebration is downtown around the Conrad Hilton Center. The festival features lots of family fun, games, pie-baking contests, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, and food. Conrad Hilton Center, 309 Conrad Hilton Blvd. ciscotxpiefest.com 254/442-2537

CLARENDON: Jun. 3-4 Whistle-Stop Trade Days and Farmers Market Experience awesome buying, selling, and trading in an indoor/outdoor market with more than 100 unique vendors from all over the Texas Panhandle. In addition to shopping, enjoy tasty food, live music, a beer garden, and fun for the entire family. 1211 E. Second St. 806/206-6815

COLEMAN: Jun. 8-10 PRCA Rodeo and Parade Professional cowboys and cowgirls compete in rodeo sports in the 80th annual event. The weekend wraps up on Saturday with a parade for the fans. Coleman Rodeo Grounds Complex, 13152 Texas 206. colemanrodeo.com 325/625-2163

CROSS PLAINS: Jun. 9-10 Robert E. Howard Days Two full days of tours, panel discussions, a banquet, silent auction, poetry throw-down and interaction with other writers, illustrators and publishers of Robert E. Howard’s legacy, including his Conan the Barbarian character. Robert E. Howard Museum, 325 Texas 36. rehupa.org 254/725-4993

DALHART: Jun. 2-3 Dalhart Cruzers Muscle Car Show The weekend includes a car show, bicycle drag races, a rotary bike safety rodeo, free helmets, inspections, cash prizes, dinner, and a midnight dance. Rita Blanca Coliseum, 1219 F.M. 281. 806/333-5655

DALHART: Jun. 3, 17 The Purpose Market Local produce and educational events for the family. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island Ave. 806/249-0099

GRAHAM: Jun. 3 Food Truck Championship of Texas Food trucks from all across Texas gather in the one place big enough to hold all the food, friends, and fun. There will be plenty to do—Possum Pedal Bike Ride, children’s activities, live music and an art show—to entertain the entire family. Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St. foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com 866/549-0401

GRAHAM: Jun. 8-11 World Series Team Roping See professional team ropers in the World Series Qualifier for a chance to compete at the National Finals Rodeo. Young County Arena, 120 Craig St. youngcountyarena.com 940/550-8790

JACKSBORO: Jun. 3 Jack County Museum Pioneer Day Experience a day in the life of our ancestors: cow milking, candle-making, butter churning, children’s games, 19th-century cooking, bee keeping, and more. An authentic chuckwagon dinner with all the trimmings is available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jack County Museum, 241 W. Belnap. jacksborochamber.com 940/567-2602

JACKSBORO: Jun.24 Jacksboro TNT Fest Enjoy this fun-filled day featuring tournaments of all kinds, stage activities, and music. Jacksboro Lake, 1114 Texas 59 North. jacksborochamber.com 940/567-2602

LEVELLAND: Jun. 22 Sip and Swirl Enjoy an evening of downtown shopping while sampling Texas’ top wines and dining on local restaurants’ sweet and savory bites. Live music at the Gazebo will help set the fun and festive mood. Downtown Levelland, 802 Houston St. levellandtexas.org 806/894-9079

LUBBOCK: Jun. 2-30 West Texas Watercolor Society 2017 Spring/Summer Show Member artists exhibit and sell their artworks. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave. wtws.org

LUBBOCK: Jun. 5-9 NRHC Summer Youth Classes Children who have completed first through fifth grades will participate in hands-on classes to experience pioneer life as it was centuries ago, express themselves through ranch art, make a Western movie from their own script, and learn the basics of leather working. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St. ranchingheritage.org/summer-youth-classes 806/742-0498

LUBBOCK: Jun. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30, Jul. 1 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Based loosely on Mark Twain’s timeless novel, this musical adaptation tells the story of a 14-year-old boy growing up in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org 806/638-5706

LUBBOCK: Jun. 17 Summer Stampede Art and Gear Show Western art and gear collectors can purchase new pieces and meet nearly 30 outstanding artists and craftsmen exhibiting their work. Dine and dance to the western swing music of Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St. ranchingheritage.org 806/834-0469

MORTON: Jun. 24-25 Texas’ Last Frontier Heritage Celebration and Texas Buffalo Soldier Living History Encampment Join in a variety of events throughout the weekend celebrating Cochran County’s frontier heritage. Cochran County Park. facebook.com/texaslastfrontier 806/598-9140

PERRYTON: Jun. 15 Fiesta! Event offers great shopping deals, food, and fun for the kids. Downtown Perryton on Main Street. perryton.org 806/435-6575

SAN ANGELO: Apr. 21-Jul. 2 San Angelo Ceramic Invitational Exhibit Enjoy three exhibitions of ceramic art: Sisters Bonnie and Linda Lynch show ceramics and drawings in a joint exhibit; Brian Molanphy fills a gallery with his ceramic installation pieces; and ancient and classical ceramics from the San Antonio Museum of Art are on display. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jun. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Art Thursday Features free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jun. 2-4, 8-10, 16-18 “Beehive” Journey through a decade of change with the songs of the many talented women of the 1960s. This high-energy season opener features the music of the greatest female performers and girl groups, including Patti LaBelle, Connie Francis, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin just to name a few. Angelo Civic Theatre, 1936 Sherwood Way. angelotheater.com 325/949-4400

SAN ANGELO: Jun. 9-11 Lions Balloonfest Enjoy hot air balloon races, a balloon glow, tethered balloon rides, a pancake breakfast, a 5K, a raffle, and more. Also enjoy a car, truck, and bike show. Glenn Middle School football field, 2201 University Ave. sanangelolionsballoonfest.com 325/280-0461

SAN ANGELO: Jun. 15 Downtown and Cultural District Stroll Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SNYDER: Jun. 7-10 West Texas Western Swing Festival Dance all day to western swing music by some of the best swing bands around. Vendors offer unique items. The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Dr. snyderchamber.org 325-573-3558

STANTON: Jun. 10-11 Old Sorehead Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and antiques, while enjoying live entertainment and food during this event jokingly named for the town’s few Old Soreheads. Downtown streets and Community Center Complex, 105 W. Broadway. stantontex.com 432/756-2006

VEGA: Jun. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Magnolia Station Music Night Kick back and listen to local talent sing and play music sure to get toes tapping. Historic Magnolia Filling Station, Historic Route 66 (Downtown). oldhamcofc.org 806/267-2828

WICHITA FALLS: Jun. 10 Oil Bowl All-Star Football Game What started as a simple summertime West Texas vs. East Texas high school all-star football game back in 1938 has become the longest-running High School Football All-Stars game in the world. 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: Jun. 15-17 Legends of Western Swing Music Festival Since lawn chairs first circled the “stage wagon” 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 the genre 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. thelegendsofwesternswing.com

WICHITA FALLS: Jun. 24-25 Animania This one-of-a-kind anime expo will feature special guests, cosplay, anime, art, collectibles, gaming, contests, and more. Meet and greet with voice actors, YouTube celebs, and anime icons. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. animaniawf.com

WICHITA FALLS: Jun. 24 Art and Soul Combining the magic of music with the allure of art, this festival, features live music, food vendors, artists and artisans. Browse eclectic, locally owned boutiques and antique shops on Indiana Avenue, enjoy local culinary creations, explore new forms of art, or simply relax and let the music carry you away. Downtown Wichita Falls, 700 Ohio Ave. downtownproud.com 940/322-4525

July

ABILENE: Jul. 22 Tour de Gap Bike Race Ride through the rolling hills just a few minutes south of Abilene, relax at the pavilion area and enjoy the food and raffles. Old Settler’s Reunion Grounds, 131 N. William St. in Buffalo Gap. tourdegap.com 325/674-3115

ABILENE: Jul. 23-29 Texas State 4-H Horse Show State Finals Cutting, jumping, and precision riding are just a few of the styles of competition you will see throughout the week. Don’t miss the Drill Team competition with its colorful flags and precision horsemanship. Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36. taylorcountyexpocenter.com 325/677-4376

ABILENE: Jul. 31- Aug. 5 Roughy Youth Bull Riders World Finals More than 300 kids ages 4-19 compete every year to participate in the bull riders finals. Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36. facebook.com/ybrwf 817/822-1108

AMARILLO: Jan. 27-Jul. 29 “Nacidos Charros: Born Charro” This exhibit celebrates the history and culture surrounding the charro. In Mexico, a charro is a skilled horseman who proudly competes in la charreria, the Mexican art of horse handling. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, 2601 I-40 E. aqha.com/museum 806/376-5181

AMARILLO: Jun. 29-Jul. 2 “Annie Get Your Gun” Amarillo Opera Summer Youth Musical production is performed in English. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. amarilloopera.org 806/372-7464 or 806/378-3096

AMARILLO: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Enjoy three nights of rodeo action, family activities, music, and dancing. Will Rogers Range Riders Outdoor Arena, 313 Texas 335 West. wrrangeriders.com 806/622-2102

AMARILLO: Jul. 14-Oct. 1 “Biennial 600: Architecture” The seventh in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and/or content. 2017 focuses on architects and artists working at the intersection of art and architecture. This exhibit will be juried by Rand Elliott, FAIA, or Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. amarilloart.org 806/371-5050

AMARILLO: Jul. 21 Discover AfterDark: Game Night Discover life after dark, an evening series for adults (21 and up) that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science. Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Dr. dhdc.org 806/355-9547

AMARILLO: Jul. 22 National Day of the Cowboy Enjoy a day of family fun including craft projects, roping demonstrations, cowboy poetry, cowboy music, charro heritage, and horseback rides. Celebrate the Western lifestyle and the American Quarter Horse. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, 2601 U.S. 40 E. aqha.com/museum 806/376-5181

BIG SPRING: Jul. 3 Pops in the Park An annual celebration of Independence Day at the 400-acre historic park’s amphitheater. Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater, 100 Whipkey Dr. facebook.com/popsinthepark 432/263-7641

CANADIAN: Jul. 1-4 Fourth of July Rodeos and Celebration Features a parade, turtle race, art shows, rodeos, dances, and more. Various locations. 806/323- 6234

CANYON: Jun. 2-Aug. 19 “TEXAS” Outdoor Musical This family-friendly outdoor musical drama plays Tuesdays through Sundays, with a special show July 3. Pioneer Amphitheatre, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 11450 Park Road 5. texas-show.com 806/655-2181

COLORADO CITY: Jul. 4 J.O. Dockrey Fly-In and Breakfast Eat breakfast then see the planes that have flown in for this event. Colorado City Airport, 4309 F.M. 1808. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325/728-3403

COLORADO CITY: Jul. 4 July Fourth in the Park Enjoy an afternoon of free swimming at the city pool, horseshoe and washer pitchin’ tournaments, a hot dog eating contest, and the evening ending with a fireworks show. Ruddick Park, 1500 E. Seventh St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325/728-3403

DALHART: Jul. 1 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks This annual celebration in the park prior to fireworks includes food and game booths, and is free and open to the public. Rita Blanca Lake, 1219 F.M. 281. dalhart.org 806/244-5646

DALHART: Jul. 1, 15 The Purpose Market Local produce and educational events for the family. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island Ave. 806/249-0099

DALHART: Jul. 21 Mazzio’s All About Kids Day This annual event celebrates local youth with free games, goodies, activities, and a school supply giveaway. Rita Blanca Park, 1219 F.M. 281. 806/244-3800

DALHART: Jul. 29-30 XIT Junior Rodeo Children up to 16 years old compete in age-appropriate rodeo activities. XIT Rodeo Arena, 1219 F.M. 281. dalhart.org 806/244-5646

LUBBOCK: Jul. 2 Texas Country Street Dance The 4th on Broadway presents the annual Texas Country Street Dance featuring the Randy Rodgers Band and others. Lubbock County Courthouse Square, Texas and Broadway avenues. broadwayfestivals.com 806/749-2929

LUBBOCK: Jul. 3 La Raza on the Plaza This street dance and outdoor concert features popular Tejano artists. Lubbock County Courthouse Square, Texas and Broadway avenues. broadwayfestivals.com 806/749-2929

LUBBOCK: Jul. 4 Fourth on Broadway Festival Event includes a day full of kids games, music, a car show, fireworks, food trucks/vendors, art, and more. Mackenzie Park, 301 I-27. broadwayfestivals.com 806/749-2929

LUBBOCK: Jul. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 “Sister Act” Touted as America’s new musical comedy classic, “Sister Act” brings to the musical theater scene a stage re-creation of the music and general story of the hit 1992 film comedy of the same title, but with an all-original score and script and spectacular production design. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org 806/638-5706

PERRYTON: Jul. 7-9 Oil Patch Golf Tournament The 44th annual event includes meals and monogrammed golf cap for team members. Perryton Municipal Golf Course, 402 SE 24th Ave. perryton.org 806/435-6575

ROSCOE: Jul. 1 Fourth of July Celebration Includes a parade, food and craft vendors, mud bog, live music and street dance with headliner Shooter Jennings and Band. Fireworks show follows street dance. Downtown Roscoe, Interstate 20 at Texas 84. cityofroscoe.com 325/766-4150

SAN ANGELO: Jun. 29-Jul. 30 American Plains Artists Show Special exhibit of Western art by four members of the American Plains Artists Show. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325/657-4444

SAN ANGELO: Jul. 4 Holiday Artillery Salutes See hourly artillery salutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Parade Ground to mark the nation’s 241st birthday. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325/234-0316

SAN ANGELO: Jul. 13, 20, 27 Art Thursday Features free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jul. 14-Sep. 24 Light Show: Featuring the Work of Cathy Cunningham Little Enjoy contemporary sculptures by an internationally recognized Hill Country artist. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Jul. 20 Downtown and Cultural District Stroll Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325/653-3333

SNYDER: Jul. 3-4 July Fourth Celebration Features food, music, vendors, parade, and fireworks. Towle Park, 3000 Towle Park Road. snyderchamber.org 325/573-3558

SNYDER: Jul. 7-9 Pops Golf Tournament Two days of golfing with the best at two local courses. Scurry County Country Club and Western Texas College, 557 U.S. 84 N. and 6200 College Ave. 325/573-8961

SNYDER: Jul. 13-15 Scurry County Rodeo Enjoy the local rodeo. Old Rodeo Grounds, 3548 Gary Brewer Road. 325/575-1259

WOLFFORTH: Jul. 5 Fourth on the Fifth Celebration Annual celebration including live music, food vendors, children’s activities, and a fireworks show at dark. Patterson Park, 115 Park Road. mywolfforthnews.com 806/855-4159

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