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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains


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.


PRCA Rodeo

June 8-10

Coleman Rodeo Grounds, 13151 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.


"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.


"Madagascar: The Musical"

June 9

The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Get ready to move it, move it! Join Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria as they escape New York's Central Park Zoo and land on the stage in this live musical spectacular. Based on the DreamWorks movie, "Madagascar: The Musical" has audiences of all ages cheering and dancing as the crack-a-lackin' friends find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

Colorado City

A Day in the Park

June 9

Lake Colorado City State Park, 4582 FM 2836

With free admission all day long, bring the family out to hike, bike, or check out what the lake has to offer. Rangers provide a guided hike, a skins and skulls program, and if conditions are right, kayaking.


Canadian River Music Festival

June 10

Hemphill County Jones Pavillion, 1101 N. Sixth St.

Several 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.


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.

San Angelo

American Plains Artists Summer Show

June 22-Aug. 6

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Experience a special summer show of paintings and sculptures from several American Great Plains artists. Inspiration for the pieces comes from historical scenes, ranching, farming, scouts and soldiers, and many modern vistas reflecting the American Great Plains. All art is for show and sale, benefiting the artists and Fort Concho.


Fourth of July Celebration and Rodeos

June 29-July 4

Rodeo Grounds and Arena, Hemphill County Recreation Complex

Independence Day in Canadian means a rodeo parade, turtle races, arts and crafts vendors, rodeos and dances, and free watermelon.


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.


Red, White, and Boom

July 2

Coleman County Courthouse, 218 Commercial St.

The Fourth of July in Coleman brings a bike parade, hot dogs, ice cream, and a farmers market.

San Angelo

Holiday Salutes

July 4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Following an old Army custom, the Fort Concho Artillery fires an hourly salute on the nation's 247th birthday.


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. This year’s theme is “United We Sing.” 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.


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.


Cheeseburger Festival

July 9-15

Friona Community Center, 601 W. 15th St.

Each year, Friona hosts this fun-filled week that starts with a variety of events for all ages, including archery, concerts in the park, Painting with a Twist, and the annual Bun Run and Walk, and culminates with the big finale: the Cheeseburger Festival Cookoff. Festivalgoers get to enjoy a variety of burgers and a winner is crowned the Best Burger and awarded $1,000.



July 19-30

The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

"Hamilton" is based on Ron Chernow's acclaimed biography. It tells the story of America then, told by America now. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, and has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.


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.

San Angelo

National Cowboy Day

July 22

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 Artists Summer Show, taking place at the same time as National Cowboy Day.


Luke Bryan in Concert

July 27

United Supermarket Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

Country music star Luke Bryan takes the stage for one night in Lubbock. Bryan started his career by writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, and is now known for his own hits including "Country Girl," "Play It Again," and "One Margarita." His show is supported by Jackson Dean, Ashley Cooke, and Tyler Braden.

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Memorial Weekend

July 28-30

El Paseo de Santa Angela and Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

The San Angelo chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People unveils a new memorial dedicated to buffalo soldiers, the 19th-century Army units that were made up of Black soldiers who served on the frontier. In addition to the unveiling, there is a church service, dinner and dance celebration, ongoing tours, and children's activities and games at nearby Fort Concho National Historic Landmark and other sites in San Angelo.



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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