A cabin overlooking Palo Duro Canyon outside Amarillo


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Panhandle Plains



Not many places have the distinction of inspiring a George Strait hit such as “Amarillo by Morning.” But Amarillo’s not all bull riders and beef.

Upcoming Events

High Noon on the Square

June 7-28

Potter County Courthouse, 500 S. Filmore St.

Enjoy live music and performances every Wednesday in June on the Potter County Courthouse lawn.


Route 66 Bus Tours

June 7-8

Various locations

Amarillo Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts these bus tours that take passengers along the west and east sides of Texas Route 66, from Amarillo to as far away as Shamrock (east tour) and Glenrio, New Mexico (west tour). Visit the most iconic places along the route and learn about the history of the towns that the Mother Route went through.


"Green Book" Event

June 8

Amarillo College Recital Hall, West 22nd Avenue

"The Negro Motorist Green-Book" was a guidebook in the mid 20th century for African American travelers. It provided a list of hotels, boarding houses, taverns, restaurants, service stations, and other establishments throughout the country that served African Americans patrons. Learn more about this chapter in the history of Route 66 from award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor.


Historic Sixth Celebration

June 10

Historic Route 66 Disctirct , Sixth Street

Celebate the finale of the Texas Route 66 Festival on the Route 66 historic district in Amarillo, where visitors can hear live music, participate in contests, peruse an array of vendors, discover local purveyors, and enjoy other festivities.


Summer Free for All

June 10

Visitors are invited to the city of Amarillo's Summer Free for All, which features games, food trucks, bounce houses, and other fun at Sam Houston Park.


Joe Gatto's Night of Comedy

June 11

Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Joe Gatto, a comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” He is one of the founding members of the Tenderloins Comedy Troupe that has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the world, including Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London.


Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo

June 30

Will Rogers Range Riders, 8829 FM 1541

Will Rogers Range Riders, founded in the late 1930s, is the oldest continually operating riding club in the country. Along with operating indoor and outdoor arenas and horse boarding facilities, the organization hosts a variety of events including ropings, mounted shootings, and trail rides. The largest event is the annual UPRA- and WRCA-sanctioned Rodeo and Reunion held over the Fourth of July weekend.


What a Blast

July 1

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Striet Drive

Launch your family's Independence Day week with a bang. Celebrate the holiday with combustions and explosions every half-hour, all-American treats, and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages.


Coin and Currency Show

July 7-9

Amarillo Civic Center, Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St.

At this yearly event, collectors and dealers buy, sell, or trade rare coins, paper money, bullion (gold, silver, and platinum), and other valuable items. There are hourly door prizes, plus raffles for gold and silver coins conducted by the Golden Spread Coin Club.


Koben Puckett PBR

July 8

Amarillo National Center, 3301 SE 10th Ave.

Watch some of the best professional bullriders in the country compete in this PBR-santioned event. Proceeds support the Press On Foundation, benefiting those with spinal cord injuries who are pursuing recovery.


Iron Horse Shoot Out

July 19-22

Amarillo Police Department, 200 SE Third St.

The second annual Iron Horse Shoot Out is a motorcycle skills and training challenge for law enforcement officers and civilian riders. Already considered a premier event, the Iron Horse provides experienced riders a chance to hone their skills while giving novice riders an opportunity to learn from the experts.



Aug. 5-6

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Amarillo's original pop culture convention, AMA-CON is a celebration of comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, and everything else that is geeky and awesome.


Wildlife Weekend

Aug. 19

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Striet Drive

Don Harrington Discovery Center hosts monthly Wildlife Weekends, special animal-focused presentations that educate kids about wildlife. This month, the center partners with Wildwest Wildlife Rehabilitation to bring the wild indoors with activities and demonstrations, a guided hike at Wildcat Bluff, and science activities.


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