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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains

Abilene

Historic Saturday Shootouts

May 21, 28; June 4, 25; July 2

Frontier Texas, 625 N. First St.

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.

frontiertexas.com

"Waitress"

May 29

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

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.

celebrityattractions.com/shows/847/waitress/abilene/2022

Graham

Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 4

Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St.

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.

foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com

Abilene

Abilene Streats

June 4

Downtown Abilene, 240 Cypress St.

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.

unitedwayabilene.org/streats

Children's Art and Literacy Festival

June 9-11

T&P Depot, 1101 N. First St.

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.

abilenecalf.com

Coleman

Coleman PRCA Rodeo

June 9-11

Coleman Rodeo Grounds, 13152 SH 206

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.

colemanrodeo.com

Levelland

Sip and Swirl

June 10

Downtown Levelland

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

Lubbock

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

June 11

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

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.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anjelah-johnson-reyes

Wine and Clay Festival

June 11-12

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585 E.

Sip a glass of Llano Estacado’s wine while browsing through the handcrafted works by local clay artists.

llanowine.com/tours-events/events-calendar-2

Abilene

Abilene Philharmonic Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

June 11

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

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.

abilenephilharmonic.org/tickets

Canadian

Canadian River Music Festival

June 11-12

Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St.

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.

canadianrivermusicfestival.com

Big Spring

Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo

June 16-18

Howard County Rodeo Bowl, 2900 Old State Hwy 80

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.

bigspringprorodeo.com

Sweetwater

Walt and Tina Wilkins in Concert

June 17

TBD

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

Rock the Block

June 18

Oak Street

Bring your lawn chairs, friends, and family, and enjoy food trucks, shopping, drinks, and live music at this downtown event.

sweetwatertexas.org

Rattlesnake Gravel Grind

June 18

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

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.

rattlesnakegravelgrind.bike

Lubbock

"Anastasia"

June 20

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

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.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anastasia

San Angelo

American Plains Artists Show

June 23-Aug. 7

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

Levelland

Golden Spread Classic Steer and Heifer Show

June 23-25

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

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.

goldenspreadclassic.com

Abilene

Potosi Live Summer Jam

June 24-25

Potosi Live, 897 FM 1750

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

Lubbock

Ironman 70.3

June 26

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

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.

ironman.com/im703-lubbock

Sweetwater

Summer Blast

June 30-July 3

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

Fourth of July Celebration and Plowboy Mudbog

July 2

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

Fourth of July Celebration, Car Show, and Golf Tournament

July 3-4

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

Pops in the Park

July 3

Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater , Golf Course Road

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

Coleman

Red, White, and Blue Bash

July 3

Coleman County Courthouse, 218 Commercial Ave.

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

Abilene

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

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

Holiday Artillery Salutes

July 4

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

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4-5

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

Fourth on Broadway

July 4

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

Sparks in the Park

July 4

Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazzard Drive

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

sweetwatertexas.org

San Angelo

"Banjara Textiles from a Private Collection"

July 14-Sept. 11

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

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

July 14-Sept. 11

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

National Cowboy Day

July 23

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

Tour de Gap

July 23

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

Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

July 28

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

Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

July 29-31

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

Lubbock

Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday Celebration

Aug. 6

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Celebrate the 85th birthday of Lubbock’s favorite son with guitarist Duane Eddy. The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association give an evening of conversations and songs for Buddy Holly’s epic birthday celebration.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/buddy-hollys-85th-birthday-celebration

Levelland

World Series Team Roping

Aug. 12-14

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Watch team ropers compete in the championship team roping competition.

wstroping.com

Clovis Horse Sales

Aug. 19-20

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Quality horses for all types of riders are up for sale. Each sale has different events featuring various types of horses. Events can include team ropings, cow horse futurities, and ranch horse competitions.

clovishorsesales.com

Albany

CareFest

Aug. 27

Happy Wife Happy Life Weddings and Events Venue, 999 FM 1084

A one-day music festival benefits six communities in the Big Country. Come experience scenic views while enjoying the best that Texas country music has to offer. Bring your cooler and a chair, get some grub from one of the food trucks, and enjoy the day with family and friends. This year’s acts include the Read Southall Band, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, and special guest Kevin Fowler. Up-and-comers that have been added to the lineup include Slade Coulter and Jacob Steely. Braden Davis, a local talent in Albany, is opening up the festival.

facebook.com/resourcecare

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