June

Amarillo June 6, 13, 20, 27: Community Market The market hosts live music and a diverse mix of everything the Panhandle has to offer. Vendors have herbs and veggies, baked goods, live plants, cut flowers, jellies, jams and pickles, arts and crafts, and many other products. When: June 6, 13, 20, 27 Where: Grounds Surrounding the Bivins Mansion AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-335-6360 Website: amarillocommunitymarket.weebly.com

Abilene June 14: “Waitress Inspired by the beloved film, “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. When: June 14 Where: Abilene Convention Center ABILENE, Texas More Information: Phone: 918-496-4483 Website: celebrityattractions.com/index.asp

Abilene June 18: Eleven Hundred Springs in Concert The Open Road Concert series in downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana and roots rock music scenes. The second show of the season featured Dallas country twang band Eleven Hundred Springs. Proceeds from the concerts benefit the Community Foundation of Abilene — for the purpose of granting money to downtown initiatives — and Future Fund, an endowment fund of the Community Foundation which provides funding to local organizations serving children and youth. When: June 18 Where: The Grace Museum Rooftop ABILENE, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-676-3883 Website: openroadabilene.com

Albany June 20: Stars and Skies of Texas: June Star Party Join the June stargazing party, where there are volunteer astronomers with telescopes available to show you an up-close view of the night skies at one of the darkest public sites in Texas. It’s an out-of-this-world experience as you view distant galaxies, nebulas, and planets. When: June 20 Where: Fort Griffin State Historic Site ALBANY, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-762-3592 Website: visitfortgriffin.com

Amarillo April 16-Sept. 5: Sod Poodles Baseball The 2019 Texas League Champions have their home opener on April 16 against the Arkansas Travelers and end the regular season at home playing the Springfield Cardinals. When: April 16-Sept. 5 Where: Hodgetown AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-803-7762 Website: sodpoodles.com

Amarillo June 3, 10, 17, 24: High Noon on the Square Enjoy lunch and entertainment on the historic Potter County District Courthouse square at noon every Wednesday from June to the beginning of August. When: June 3, 10, 17, 24 Where: Potter County District Court AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-335-6360 Website: centercity.org

Amarillo June 5-6 Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo Enjoy a good old-fashioned ranch rodeo utilizing working ranches in the Texas Panhandle. When: June 5-6 Where: Tri-State Fairgrounds AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-376-7767 Website: coorsranchrodeo.com

Big Spring June 18-20: 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. When: June 18-20 Where: Howard County Rodeo Bowl BIG SPRING, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-816-5161 Website: facebook.com/BigSpringRodeo

Big Spring June 26-27: Funtastic Fourth Gather your family and friends and head to downtown Big Spring for the annual Funtastic Fourth. There is live entertainment, food vendors, and games for the kids. When: June 26-27 Where: Downtown Big Spring BIG SPRING, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-466-2268 Website: bigspringdra.com

Borger June 16-July 31: Quilt Show The 39th annual Quilt Show displays beautiful works of art that are entered for judging or exhibition. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place in each category, along with judges’ and peoples’ choice awards. Quilts of all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs are exhibited. When: June 16-July 31 Where:Hutchinson County Historical Museum BORGER, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-273-0130 Website: hutchinsoncountymuseum.org

Coleman June 11-14: PRCA Rodeo The 83rd rodeo includes a parade, breakfast, dance, mutton bustin’, vendors, shopping, and rodeo events. When: June 11-14 Where: Coleman Rodeo Grounds COLEMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-625-2163 Website: colemanrodeo.com

Levelland June 4-7: High Plains Rodeo Bible Camp Ages 8-18 can participate in events including saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, and goat tying. When: June 4-7 Where: Mallet Event Center LEVELLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 970-260-1632

Levelland June 25-27: Golden Spread Classic Steer and Heifer Show Miniature Hereford heifers and steers are shown on Friday, 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. When: June 25-27 Where: Mallet Event Center LEVELLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-759-1102 Website: goldenspreadclassic.com

Lubbock June 6: Summer Stampede Western Art and Gear Show and Sale Western art and gear collectors have an opportunity not only to purchase new art pieces but also to meet the artists at the seventh annual show and sale. The event includes nearly 100 pieces of art and gear by more than 30 artists and craftsmen including paintings, jewelry, and gear (e.g., spurs, stirrups, bits, buckles, and knives). The art show is followed by both a dinner and dance to the Western swing music of Jake Hooker and The Outsiders. Advance ticket purchase is required. When: June 6 Where: National Ranching Heritage Center LUBBOCK, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-834-0469 Website: ranchingheritage.org/stampede

Midland: June 27 & 28: Midland Gun & Blade Show – BUY-SELL-TRADE or just browse new, used, & collectible guns – parts & accessories – clips, grips, ammo, mags, & reloading equipment – supplies, holsters, & knives of all kinds – military surplus, collectibles, & Survival Gear – coins, jewelry, purses – GREAT for the whole family.Adults $7. Kids under 12 FREE. $1 off active military & NRA/TSRA members with ID (only 1 discount per admittance). 2 day pass for $12.*ALL Law Enforcement enters FREE with a badge.*All First Responders $2 off with badge/ID.Silver Spur Trade Shows, Inc. – PO Box 208 – Ralls, TX 79357ph: 806-253-1322 – fax: 806-253-1368 – info@silverspurtradeshows.com – www.silverspurtradeshows.com Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm www.midlandgunshow.com 806-253-1322

Odessa: June 13 & 14: Odessa Gun & Blade Show – BUY-SELL-TRADE or just browse new, used, & collectible guns – parts & accessories – clips, grips, ammo, mags, & reloading equipment – supplies, holsters, & knives of all kinds – military surplus, collectibles, & Survival Gear – coins, jewelry, purses – GREAT for the whole family.Adults $7. Kids under 12 FREE. $1 off active military & NRA/TSRA members with ID (only 1 discount per admittance). 2 day pass for $12.*ALL Law Enforcement enters FREE with a badge.*All First Responders $2 off with badge/ID.Silver Spur Trade Shows, Inc. – PO Box 208 – Ralls, TX 79357ph: 806-253-1322 – fax: 806-253-1368 – info@silverspurtradeshows.com – www.silverspurtradeshows.com Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm www.silverspurtradeshows.com 806-253-1322

Pampa June 13: Burnin’ The Bricks Classic cars and motorcycles of every kind—antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, and muscle cars included— line up along Cuyler Street between Francis and Foster in downtown Pampa. Every hour, two $100 cash drawings are held along with great raffle prizes. There is also shopping, live music, and great food along Kingsmill between Russell and Ballard. A car cruise rounds out the evening, and patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. When: June 13 Where: Downtown Pampa PAMPA, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-665-5855 Website: facebook.com/BurnintheBricks

Possum Kingdom June 27: Red Bull Cliff Diving The placid waters surrounding Hell’s Gate are once again beautifully disturbed this June, and not just by the piercing entries of the world’s best cliff divers. The arrival of the World Series in these parts has been cause for celebration in five of the last six seasons, with thousands of fans descending on the location in boats, kayaks, and paddleboards for a sporting lake party. Tunes and chatter subside only for the three-second acrobatic dives, before raucous applause and cheers greet the athletes upon their resurfacing. When: June 27 Where: Hell’s Gate—Lake Possum Kingdom POSSUM KINGDOM, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: cliffdiving.redbull.com/en_US/event/texas-2020

Post June 13-14: Old Mill Trade Days Browse unusual finds and new treasures at this unique monthly shopping experience in a historic setting. When: June 13-14 Where: Postex Mill POST, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-934-1479 Website: oldmilltradedays.com

San Angelo Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021: Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 large outdoor sculptures on display. When: Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021 Where: Sunken Garden Park SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

San Angelo April 17-June 28: National Ceramic Competition The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Visitors can see imaginative and beautiful ceramic pieces. When: April 17-June 28 Where: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org/ceramic-competition

San Angelo May 1-June 15: The Times and Life of Charles Goodnight This unique fine art exhibition depicts highlights from the life of historic Texas icon, Charles Goodnight, through 13 original oil paintings. The exhibition also features working sketches for each painting, which invite viewers into artist Lee Cable’s artistic process, and the intricacies of painting highly detailed, aesthetically pleasing artwork. When: May 1-June 15 Where: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-657-4444 Website: discoversanangelo.com/events/2020/the-times–life-of-charles-goodnight

San Angelo June 27-28: Showdown in San Angelo Drag Boat Races Rebuild, repair, tune-up, and get ready for an action-packed season for drag boat racing. The Southern Drag Boat Association brings drivers from all over the U.S. to show off their skills. When: June 27-28 Where: Lake Nasworthy SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 714-357-6315 Website: discoversanangelo.com/events/2020/showdown-drag-boat-races

Stamford, Texas: June 30: Stamford Art Foundation Show & Preview Party Stamford was declared the Western Art Show Capitol of Texas for it’s annual Art Foundation Show & Preview Party. This year is the 47th year for the annual event, which kicks off the Texas Cowboy Reunion. Western artists from all over the country bring art to show and sell, as well as participate in the unique Quick Draw event where they create pieces while visitors watch and enjoy a dinner, bar and live music from Jake Hooker & the Outsiders. Proceeds from the show also go towards benefitting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. 6 pm http://stamfordartfoundation.org/ 3256697587

Wichita Falls June 5-Aug. 9: “Folk Arts and Folk Tales” The ArtZeum Interactive Kids’ Gallery presents its new exhibit, which combines interactive play areas and a variety of folk arts from music to textiles, creating a one-of-a-kind art experience for kids and adults alike. When: June 5-Aug. 9 Where: Kemp Center For the Arts WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-767-2787 Website: artscouncilwf.org

Wichita Falls June 13-Aug. 8: Bird Walk This event is open to anyone interested in birds, whether a novice or an experienced birder. The walk is a slow meander on fairly level ground that takes between one and one and a half hours, with a total distance of approximately 1 mile. When: June 13-Aug. 8 Where: Lake Arrowhead State Park WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: choosewichitafalls.com

Wichita Falls June 18-20: Legends of Western Swing Music Festival The 33rd annual music festival won the Ameripolitan Award for Best Festival in 2015 and showcases some of the best bands in swing, including legendary musicians that played with Bob Wills himself. When: June 18-20 Where: Multi‑Purpose Events Center WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-716-5500 Website: thelegendsofwesternswing.com

Wylie June 27: Bluegrass on Ballard World-class bluegrass bands and musicians of all skill levels bring their instruments downtown and pick and jam on the street and in shops and restaurants all day. There are also vendors of arts and crafts, and a 200 vehicle car show. When: June 27 Where: Olde City Park WYLIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-516-6016 Website: wylietexas.gov/living/events/bluegrass_on_ballard.php

July

Abilene July 3-4: Freedom Festival Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a bike show, vendors, food trucks, games, and a kids area. Stick around for the fireworks show. When: July 3-4 Where: Taylor County Expo Center ABILENE, Texas More Information :Phone: 325-677-2864 Website: abilenefreedomfestival.com

 

Albany July 18: Stars and Skies of Texas: July Star Party Join the July stargazing party, where there are volunteer astronomers with telescopes available to show you an up-close view of the night skies at one of the darkest public sites in Texas. It’s an out-of-this-world experience as you view distant galaxies, nebulas, and planets. When: July 18 Where: Fort Griffin State Historic Site ALBANY, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-762-3592 Website: visitfortgriffin.com

 

Amarillo April 16-Sept. 5: Sod Poodles Baseball The 2019 Texas League Champions have their home opener on April 16 against the Arkansas Travelers and end the regular season at home playing the Springfield Cardinals. When: April 16-Sept. 5 Where: Hodgetown AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-803-7762 Website: sodpoodles.com

 

Amarillo July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: High Noon on the Square Enjoy lunch and entertainment on the historic Potter County District Courthouse square at noon every Wednesday from June to the beginning of August. When: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Where: Potter County District Court AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-335-6360 Website: centercity.org

 

Amarillo July 4: Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo For more than 70 years, the longest-operating riding club in the United States has been gathering to hold this rodeo. When: July 4 Where: Will Rogers Range Riders AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-622-2102 Website: wrrangeriders.com/wp/events

 

Amarillo July 4, 11, 18, 25: Community Market The market hosts live music and a diverse mix of everything the Panhandle has to offer. Vendors have herbs and veggies, baked goods, live plants, cut flowers, jellies, jams and pickles, arts and crafts, and many other products. When: July 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: The Bivins Mansion AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-335-6360 Website: amarillocommunitymarket.weebly.com

 

Amarillo July 25: National Day of the Cowboy The day is filled with fun activities to help everyone appreciate what it takes to be a cowboy. When:July 25 Where:American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum AMARILLO, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-376-5181 Website: aqha.com

 

Big Spring July 3: Pops in the Park Celebrate our nation’s independence with a traditional holiday event. The Big Spring Symphony is playing music to entertain the crowd and provides the music to accompany the fireworks. Food vendors are also available. When: July 3 Where: Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater BIG SPRING, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-816-5450

 

Borger June 16-July 31: Quilt Show The 39th annual Quilt Show displays beautiful works of art that are entered for judging or exhibition. Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded to first, second, and third place in each category, along with judges’ and peoples’ choice awards. Quilts of all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs are exhibited. When: June 16-July 31 Where: Hutchinson County Historical Museum BORGER, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-273-0130 Website: hutchinsoncountymuseum.org

 

Buffalo Gap July 25: Tour de Gap Bike through the rolling hills just a few minutes south of Abilene, relax at the pavilion area, and enjoy barbecue and raffles. This is one of Texas’ classic summer cycling competitions, with three race distances to choose from: 11-mile, 50K, and 100K. All proceeds from this event benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters. When: July 25 Where: Old Settler’s Reunion Grounds BUFFALO GAP, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-829-0617 Website: tourdegap.com

 

Coleman July 4: Red, White, and Boom in the Park Bring back old family memories in the beautiful city park with games, a bike parade, music, and booming fireworks in the evening. When: July 4 Where: Coleman City Park COLEMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-625-2163 Website: colemantexas.org

 

Levelland July 11: Early Settler’s Day The morning begins with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, and then goes into the parade and onto merchant specials throughout the day around the square. When: July 11 Where: City of Levelland LEVELLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-894-3157 Website: levelland.com

 

Levelland July 18-19: Dynamic Circuit Team Roping Teams compete in team roping. When: July 18-19 Where: Mallet Event Center LEVELLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-894-4161 Website: malleteventcenter.com

 

Levelland July 31-Aug. 2: Texas Best Show Series—Lamb Show This organization promotes the junior market lamb exhibitors of Texas in a lawful, ethical, and practical means through a series of jackpot shows managed under the direction of the Texas Best Show Series culminating with an end-of-the-year award system based on exhibitor age, breed of animal exhibited, and overall performance in the show ring while making the whole experience educational and economically feasible for the participating exhibitors and families. When: July 31-Aug. 2 Where: Mallet Event Center LEVELLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-832-7192 Website: texasbestshowseries.com

 

Lubbock July 4: Fourth on Broadway For 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, and a petting zoo; and daytime concerts. The evening concert features some of the best local musicians and is followed by the fireworks show, choreographed with live music by the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock. When: July 4 Where: Mackenzie Park LUBBOCK, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-749-2929 Website: broadwayfestivals.com

 

Post July 4: July Fourth Parade and Celebration Enjoy a parade, fun activities, and fireworks at the park. When: July 4 Where: Post City Park POST, Texas More Information: Phone: 806-495-3461 Website: postcitytexas.com

 

Post July 11-12: Old Mill Trade Days Browse unusual finds and new treasures at this unique monthly shopping experience in a historic setting. When: July 11-12 Where: Postex Mill POST, Texas More Information: Phone: 432-934-1479 Website: oldmilltradedays.com

 

Quanah July 3: Vegas Stars in Concert The Vegas Stars are four Italian-proud fellas from Las Vegas—as in Las Vegas, New Jersey. Listen as they belt dance, rock, rap, and pop hits from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and today. When: July 3Where:QUANAH, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-663-2702 Website: facebook.com/VegasStarsBand

 

San Angelo Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021: Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 large outdoor sculptures on display. When: Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021 Where: Sunken Garden Park SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

 

San Angelo July 10-Sept. 6: The State of Sculpture: Texas Sculpture Group All-Member Exhibition Featuring works by some of the most celebrated contemporary sculptors in Texas, The State of Sculpture marks the 10th anniversary of the Texas Sculpture Group with artworks from its roster of nearly 100 artist-members statewide. From traditional to cutting edge, small-scale to monumental, this all-member exhibition fills the expansive galleries of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, and offers insight into the range of material, aesthetic, and conceptual possibilities that define contemporary sculpture. When: July 10-Sept. 6 Where: San Angelo Musuem of Fine Arts SAN ANGELO, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

 

Stamford July 1-4: Texas Cowboy Reunion The Texas Cowboy Reunion is celebrating its 90th year this year! Named the World’s Largest Amateur Rodeo, the TCR has been a staple in West Texas for decades. The four-day event has every rodeo event imagined, along with some you may not imagine as well. It also hosts a traditional chuckwagon cookoff, BBQ cookoff, trade show, art show, and concerts each night with popular Texas Country artists. This is one rodeo you don’t want to miss! All day events, rodeo performance 7:30 pm each night http://texascowboyreunion.com/ 3255144132

 

Vernon July 4: Red River Rhythm Spend Independence Day at a good old-fashioned family festival with food trucks, a battle of the bands competition, bounce houses, mechanical bull, barrel train, dunking booth, face painting, petting zoo, corn hole, horse shoes, and a fireworks display. When: July 4 Where: Santa Rosa Rodeo Grounds VERNON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-552-2564 Website: vernontx.gov

 

Wichita Falls June 5-Aug. 9: “Folk Arts and Folk Tales” The ArtZeum Interactive Kids’ Gallery presents its new exhibit, which combines interactive play areas and a variety of folk arts from music to textiles, creating a one-of-a-kind art experience for kids and adults alike. When: June 5-Aug. 9 Where: Kemp Center For the Arts WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-767-2787 Website: artscouncilwf.org

 

Wichita Falls June 13-Aug. 8: Bird Walk This event is open to anyone interested in birds, whether a novice or an experienced birder. The walk is a slow meander on fairly level ground that takes between one and one and a half hours, with a total distance of approximately 1 mile. When: June 13-Aug. 8 Where: Lake Arrowhead State Park WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: choosewichitafalls.com

 

Wichita Falls July 17-18: Texas Ranch Roundup Trade Show The roundup is the “original” event designed to replicate the big cattle roundups of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and, in 1981, became the first of the hundreds of ranch rodeos that now occur all over North America. The trade show alone brings in more than 5,000 people each year. Day passes are $5 per person per day and can be purchased at festival gate. When: July 17-18 Where: Kay Yeager Coliseum WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-716-5500 Website: texasranchroundup.com/tradeshow

 

Wichita Falls July 25: PBR Bull Riding and AFB Extreme “Are You Ready For It” DVS Productions and Company Kries, along with Professional Bull Riders, present an evening of American Freestyling Bullfighting. Enjoy 40 seconds of nonstop intensity with the spotlight on the bullfighter and bull performing in the center of the arena, as bullfighters engage with 1,000-pound-plus fighting bulls that are faster and more agile than their much larger counterparts. When: July 25 Where: Multi‑Purpose Events Center WICHITA FALLS, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-716-5500 Website: wfmpec.com

Texas Country Reporter Is Proud to be Supported by the Following Sponsors

 
TXFarmBureauFix