July

San Angelo June 23-Aug. 7: American Plains Artists Show

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Covering themes of the American Great Plains, this annual Western art show includes 100 paintings and sculptures. fortconcho.com

 

Sweetwater June 30-July 3: Summer Blast

Nolan County Coliseum, 220 Coliseum Drive

Big Country Cutting Horse Association hosts this family-friendly rodeo event featuring activities for kids and a National Cutting Horse Association show. facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062960002212

 

Roscoe July 2: Fourth of July Celebration and Plowboy Mudbog

Downtown Roscoe

This family-friendly day includes a parade, food, craft vendors, live music, fireworks, dancing, and the annual high-powered truck mud races of the Plowboy Mudbog. roscoetx.com

 

Denver City July 3-4: Fourth of July Celebration, Car Show, and Golf Tournament

Stuffy Moorehead Park, 1301 N. Avenue C

Festivities begin with a firework show at Yoakum County Park, followed by a full day of fun on Monday held at Moorehead Park. Lots of activities including a car show, cow chip bingo, entertainment, and games take place. Head over to Yoakum County Golf Club on Monday to participate in the golf scramble for chances to win prizes.

 

Big Spring July 3: Pops in the Park

Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater , Golf Course Road

Get your Fourth of July festivities popping with the Big Spring Symphony and fireworks.

 

Coleman July 3: Red, White, and Blue Bash

Coleman County Courthouse, 218 Commercial Ave.

Downtown Coleman comes to life for Independence Day with games, food, music, vendor booths, and a parade.

 

Abilene July 3-4: Freedom Festival

Downtown Abilene and Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 SH 36

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a bike show, vendors, food truck, games, and a children’s area. Stick around for the fireworks show at dark.  abilenefreedomfestival.com

 

San Angelo July 4: Holiday Artillery Salutes

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Historic Fort Concho does hourly artillery salutes to mark the nation’s 246th birthday. fortconcho.com

 

Canadian July 4-5: Fourth of July Celebration

Various locations

Celebrate America’s birthday with rodeos, dances, a parade, turtle races, an arts and crafts show, a watermelon feed, and fireworks. canadiantx.com

 

Lubbock July 4: Fourth on Broadway

Mackenzie Park , 301 I-27

For over three decades, Fourth on Broadway has been an event that Lubbock and the entire region look forward to year after year. Since its humble beginnings by a committee of downtown churches in 1991, the event has become a go-to summer celebration for thousands of West Texans. This year’s theme is “United We Stand.” The day starts with a parade and is followed by the annual Bolton Oil Youth Fishing Tournament, eating contests, a kids’ area with water slides, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and daytime concerts. The evening concert features some of the best local musicians and is followed by the fireworks show, synchronized to classic and contemporary patriotic music. broadwayfestivals.com

 

Sweetwater July 4: Sparks in the Park

Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazzard Drive

Enjoy this annual annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration. sweetwatertexas.org

 

San Angelo July 14-Sept. 11: “Banjara Textiles from a Private Collection”

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

This exhibition features exquisite traditional textiles made by the Banjara tribe of the Indian subcontinent. samfa.org

 

San Angelo July 14-Sept. 11: “Towards a 21st Century Abstraction”

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents an array of contemporary artwork themed around the work of abstract artists. samfa.org

 

San Angelo July 23: National Cowboy Day

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Celebrate the American cowboy with a skit by the Concho Cowboy Company and a talk about the American Plains Art Show currently taking place at Fort Concho. fortconcho.com

 

Buffalo Gap July 23: Tour de Gap

Old Settler’s Reunion Grounds, 100 Vine St.

The 39th Tour de Gap bike race consists of three rides through the hills of south Taylor County with the 100K, 50K, and the 11-mile family fun ride. tourdegap.com

 

San Angelo July 28: Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

To mark the 156th anniversary of the creation of the famed Buffalo Soldier units in the U.S. Army, Fort Concho holds a flag-lowering and program. fortconcho.com

 

Levelland July 29-31: Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association (JRCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the rodeo interests of youth ages 3-19 from across the Texas Panhandle, northwest Texas, and western Oklahoma. Organized in 1998, the JRCA has enjoyed steady growth and now boasts around 200 members. ​The JRCA culminates each season with the Championship Awards Ceremony after the rodeo finals. Thousands of dollars worth of saddles, buckles, and other prizes are awarded. Every finals contestant is recognized and receives prizes. jrcarodeo.com

June

Abilene June 4, 25: Historic Saturday Shootouts In 1884, the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen’s Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on certain Saturdays in May, June, and July. Frontier Texas, 625 N. First St. frontiertexas.com

 

Abilene June 4: Abilene Streats Dine al fresco in downtown Abilene while sampling fine wine and cuisine. The event brings awareness to the work of the United Way of Abilene. All proceeds support the United Way of Abilene’s vital programs that positively impact the education, financial stability, health, and basic needs of everyone in the community. Downtown Abilene, 240 Cypress St. unitedwayabilene.org/streats

 

Abilene June 9-11: Children’s Art and Literacy Festival Two and half days of fun promote reading, art, and the picture books of illustrator Sophie Blackall. The fun kicks off with a storybook parade followed by an artist talk, both of which set the stage for the next two days of joy for kids of all ages. Book readings, art activities, animals, skits and movies, and a special art exhibit on display at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature are all highlights. T&P Depot, 1101 N. First St. abilenecalf.com

 

Abilene June 11: Abilene Philharmonic Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles The world-famous Classical Mystery Tour returns to Abilene. Hear all your favorite Beatles hits such as “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” “Imagine,” and “I am the Walrus.” From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you‘ve never heard them—with a live symphony orchestra. Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. abilenephilharmonic.org/tickets

 

Abilene June 24-25: Potosi Live Summer Jam The Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew, Mike Ryan, and Stoney Larue play an outdoor show across two nights on the Lithia Toyota Stage. stubwire.com/venue/potosilive/abilene/5407

 

Big Spring June 16-18: Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo Bring your family and friends out to the Howard County Rodeo Bowl for this annual tradition. The Reunion and Rodeo highlights some of the best talent and provides live entertainment. Howard County Rodeo Bowl, 2900 Old State Hwy 80 bigspringprorodeo.com

 

Canadian June 11-12: Canadian River Music Festival Seven bands entertain the crowd for two days at this music festival. Bring you lawn chairs and sun protection. A variety of food vendors are set up, and primitive camping spots are available. Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St. canadianrivermusicfestival.com

 

Coleman June 9-11: Coleman PRCA Rodeo In 1936, Texas’ centennial year, the idea of an annual Coleman Rodeo arose when nine businessmen wanted to do something special to celebrate Texas’s 100th anniversary. Today, the rodeo continues on with a street parade, vendors, shopping, golfing, mutton busting, and rodeo events. Coleman Rodeo Grounds, 13152 SH 206. colemanrodeo.com

 

Graham June 4: Food Truck Championship of Texas One of the largest downtown squares in the U.S. is taken over by food trucks of all varieties competing for the coveted prize of Grand Champion and a a total payout of $16,000. Admission is free, and an evening concert at the Young County Arena finishes the day. Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St. foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com

 

Levelland June 10: Sip and Swirl Enjoy an evening of downtown shopping while tasting Texas’ top wines and sampling sweet and savory bites from Mosaic Coffee and Sandwich Shop and the Food Truck Alley. Sit and enjoy the ambiance of lights, music, and good conversation. levellandtexas.org/38/main-street

 

Levelland June 23-25: Golden Spread Classic Steer and Heifer Show Miniature Hereford heifers and steers are shown, featuring American, European, and English breeds. Saturday’s Prospect Steer Show has Brahman, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis, Simbrah, ABC, Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, and other breeds. Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S. goldenspreadclassic.com

 

Lubbock June 11: Anjelah Johnson-Reyes Get ready for a night of laughter with Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, who has humor with no filter. Enjoy this internet sensation at the stunning The Buddy Holly Hall, which is the perfect atmosphere to take in all her colorful antics. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane. buddyhollyhall.com/event/anjelah-johnson-reyes

 

Lubbock June 11-12: Wine and Clay Festival Sip a glass of Llano Estacado’s wine while browsing through the handcrafted works by local clay artists. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585 E. llanowine.com/tours-events/events-calendar-2

 

Lubbock June 20: “Anastasia” From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic “Ragtime,” this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane. buddyhollyhall.com/event/anastasia

 

Lubbock June 25: Ironman 70.3 As the longest-running Ironman 70.3 race in Texas as well as one of the oldest in the U.S., competitors can test their limits with a 1.2-mile swim in historic Dunbar Lake, then hop on a bike for a 56-mile ride through West Texas finishing at the Jones AT&T Stadium, and finally, run home after completing a three-loop tour of Texas Tech’s campus. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. ironman.com/im703-lubbock

 

San Angelo June 23-Aug. 7: American Plains Artists Show Covering themes of the American Great Plains, this annual Western art show includes 100 paintings and sculptures. Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St. fortconcho.com

 

Sweetwater June 17: Walt and Tina Wilkins in Concert Sweetwater House Concert Association presents this show featuring singer-songwriter Walt and his wife, Tina Wilkins, a solo artist who has released six albums. The duo is based in the Texas Hill Country. Sweetwatertexas.org

 

Sweetwater June 18: Rock the Block Bring your lawn chairs, friends, and family, and enjoy food trucks, shopping, drinks, and live music at this downtown event. sweetwatertexas.org

 

Sweetwater June 18: Rattlesnake Gravel Grind The first Rattlesnake Gravel Grind benefits the Volunteer Fire Department of Nolan County and takes riders on tours of the scenic areas around Lake Sweetwater as well as farm and ranch roads around Birds Nest Canyon, Happy Valley, Mulberry Canyon, and Panther Canyon. Route distances range from 111, 66, and 32 miles. After the event, enjoy free beer, food, and live music. Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264. rattlesnakegravelgrind.bike

 

Sweetwater June 30-July 3: Summer Blast Big Country Cutting Horse Association hosts this family-friendly rodeo event featuring activities for kids and a National Cutting Horse Association show. Nolan County Coliseum, 220 Coliseum Drive. facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062960002212

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