August

ALBANY: June 2-Aug. 25 “Cross Collec­tion” View 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 uses 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: Aug. 25 Comanche Warrior Triathlon This annual triathlon features a 500-meter swim, a 30K bike ride, and a 5K run. Comanche Trail Park, 100 Whipkey Drive. visitbigspring.com 432-263-8235

DALHART: Aug. 2-4 La Rita Theatre Melodrama Nightly performances held in conjunction with the XIT Rodeo and Reunion. La Rita Theatre, 311 Denrock. larita.org

DALHART: Aug. 2-4 XIT Rodeo & Re­union Celebrate the cowhands who worked and farmed the 3 million acre XIT Ranch. Enjoy nightly rodeos, dances, and free feeds: chicken wings on Thursday, pork chops on Friday, and the world’s largest free barbecue on Saturday. Activities throughout the weekend include a street parade, Queen’s contest, tractor pulls, a 5K run, craft show, melodrama, wild-cow milking contest, nickel scramble, and fiddlers contest. XIT Rodeo Arena. xit-rodeo.com or dalhart.org

DALHART: Aug. 4 Fiddler’s Contest The 20th annual old-time fiddling contest is sponsored by the Dalhart Area Chamber of Commerce. Open to public; free admission. Rita Blanca Pavilion, FM 281. dalhart.org

DALHART: Aug. 4 XIT Art & Craft Show Annual show featuring booths with arts and crafts, jewelry, home decor, and unique food items. Free admission; open to public. Veter­ans Memorial Park, US 54 West. dalhart.org

DALHART: Aug. 4 XIT Parade Watch this annual rodeo parade. Denrock Avenue. xitrodeoreunion.com

DALHART: Aug. 11, 25 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

DENVER CITY: Aug. 4 DC Hotshot Sporting Clay Shoot A relaxed team com­petition, shooting 100 sporting clay targets in a natural West Texas setting. Enjoy good food and great prizes. Gaines County 4-H Trap & Skeet Club, 200 CR 216. denvercitychamber.com

DUMAS: Aug. 3-4 D’Town Barbecue Cookoff Teams from throughout Texas and surrounding states come to Dumas to com­pete in this two-day event sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Associa­tion. Categories include brisket, ribs, pork shoulder/butt, chicken, and beans. Visitors are invited on Saturday to do a tasting of the team entries and vote on the People’s Choice award. Cash prizes are awarded to winning teams, and all proceeds are donated to a different nonprofit organization each year. McDade Park, East 14th and Durrett streets. dumaschamber.com

DUMAS: August 11. August Movie in the Park. Come join us for the third of three movies in the park, sponsored by the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce, featuring “Jumanji”. 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

DUMAS: Aug. 17-18 Cowboy Classic Rodeo Come out and experience the fun at the 12th annual event with kids activities, a queen contest, and rodeo clowns. Moore County Rodeo Grounds, 1600 S. Maddox. dumaschamber.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: Aug. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31; Sept. 1 “Singin’ in the Rain” Feisty flappers galore, this show is the final production of the summer and follows the beautiful love story of chorus-girl Kathy Sel­don and film star Don Lockwood along with a jealous co-star and a trusty tap-dancing sidekick. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org

LUBBOCK: Aug. 3-Sept. 23 “Sky’s the Limit” Exhibit This open invitational exhibi­tion celebrates the West Texas sky and fea­tures artworks in various types of media. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org

LUBBOCK: Aug. 12 Spirit of ’45 Day The museum celebrates with free admission and children’s activities. Spirit of ’45 Day provides an opportunity for America to say “thank you” to those who served in uniform and those who supported them on the home front during the WWII era. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. silentwingsmuseum.com 806-775-3049

POST: Aug. 10-12 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 features 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 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: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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: Aug. 4 First Saturday at the Chicken Farm The first Saturday of every month, The Chicken Farm Art Center hosts a monthly celebration of art, music, and community. Festivities include 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

SAN ANGELO: Aug. 11 Family Day— STEAM Hands-on art activities; free admis­sion. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Aug. 16 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

VEGA: Aug. 10-11 Oldham County Roud­up & 5K Color Run A fun weekend for every­one features a Friday night street dance, fol­lowed by a free barbecue meal, a 5K color run, a parade, softball tournament, and ranch rodeo on Saturday. Oldham County Court­house Square, US 385. oldhamcofc.org

VERNON: Aug. 10-11 Summer’s Last Blast Enjoy a car show, an antique car exhibit, a redneck car show, a swap meet, concert, BMX extreme air bike show, burn-out con­test, an antique tractor exhibit and engine, and a cruise night. Downtown/Orbison Park, 1700 Wilbarger St. and 4400 Sand Road. summerslastblast.com

WICHITA FALLS: Aug. 17-18 Texas Ranch Roundup It all started here…the original Ranch Rodeo. The event showcases top his­toric Texas ranches, the hard work of the real working cowboy, and every facet of ranch life. Ranches compete in chuckwagon cook­ing, cowboy art, and of course, real ranch events. On Friday and Saturday night, enjoy real cowboy action as teams compete in bronc riding, calf doctoring, team branding, team penning, and wild cow milking. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. texasranchroundup.com 940-322-0771

WICHITA FALLS: Aug. 23-26 Hotter ’N Hell Hundred This race grew out of efforts to find a special way for Wichita Falls to cele­brate its 1982 centennial. The Wichita Falls Bi­cycle Club proposed a bicycle ride—100 miles in 100 degree heat to celebrate 100 years, coining the name. The Hotter ’N Hell Hun­dred is still the largest single-day 100-mile bi­cycle ride in the nation—and one of the largest in the world. Various locations, 104 W. Scott Ave. hh100.org 940-322-3223

 

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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