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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains

San Angelo

Regional Cavalry Competition

April 18-20

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Reflecting the 1800s U.S. Cavalry traditions, see three days of competitions in cavalry courses in jumping, saber, and pistol.


Wild, Wild West Fest

April 19-21

ACE Arena, 1441 SH 176 East

Relive the days of the Wild West with gunslingers, a gun and knife show, garden tractor pulls, a car show, antique tractors, and a petting zoo. Live music from Texas Rain, Radio La Chusma, the Bellamy Brothers, A.J. Castillo, and Bidi, Bidi Banda fills the air, and a monster truck show provides entertainment. There’s also the Heart of America Carnival, over 100 vendors, the Texas ShootOut Cookoff, and an area for kids to learn how to become a real cowboy.


Sweetwater Jaycees Roosters Motorcycle Rally Cookoff and Swap Meet

April 19-21

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

The 23rd annual rally and cookoff includes a bike show, bike games, raffles, vendors, a swap meet, poker run, and a cookoff for brisket, pork ribs, beans, chicken, and chili.


Amarillo Symphony and Harrington String Quartet in Concert

April 19-20

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The 100th-anniversary season finale includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony featuring Amarillo Master Chorale with special guest solo vocalists, plus new music written for the Harrington String Quartet by Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Theofanidis.

San Angelo

National Ceramic Competition

April 19-June 23

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The 25th competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible. The exhibition opening is held in conjunction with San Angelo Ceramic Week. This event includes gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops at the Concho Clay Studio and Chicken Farm Art Center, and a symposium at Angelo State University.


Ranch Day

April 20

National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

Saddle up for a day of activities centered around ranching history, ranch skills, and ranch science. Enjoy the Snake Oil Magic Show, build a log cabin, learn to churn butter, and watch as children have the opportunity to become a ranch hand for the day. Admission is free.


420 Fest

April 20

Exchange Food Park, 2801 Duniven Circle

Amarillo’s annual 420 fest offers music, food trucks, vendors, and fun for the whole family. See local musicians perform and check out artist installations.


Kane Brown in Concert

April 26

United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

With special guests Tyler Hubbard and Parmalee, Kane Brown takes the stage for his new, highly anticipated tour. A multi-platinum, five-time American Music Award-winning entertainer, Brown is a country music artist at the top of his game.


Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

May 2-19

Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle

Lovingly ripped from the classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


First Friday Art Trail

May 3

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art happening bringing the community together for an evening of art, music, food, and fun. A variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses take part in the evening.


“Total Eclipse of the Chart”

May 4

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

From award-winning performer, producer, director, and arranger Scott Coulter, this show features a full range of chart-topping artists to help you relive your ‘80s fantasy.


Scurry County Senior Center May Day

May 4

The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive

Volunteers from the Scurry County Senior Center work all year sewing, quilting, crafting, and planning for the annual May Day celebration. Booths are open with baked goods and homemade crafts. There’s a silent auction, cake and pie auction, quilt auction, and entertainment from the Deep Creek Cloggers and a local band. Brisket plates are available as well. All proceeds go to the Scurry County Senior Center.


Musica Latina

May 4

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, 400 Locust St.

Hear live music from Los Matadores, the Texas Tech University Mariachi Band, and the St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico.


Zach Williams in Concert

May 9

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Zach Williams, with opening act Riley Clemmons, takes the stage on the Hundred Highways tour. The Christian music singer’s powerful vocals and raw talent are known from chart-topping hits like “Chain Breaker” to “Rescue Story.”


Clovis Horse Sales and Vendor Show

May 17-18

Mallet Event Center and Arena, 2320 US 385 South

Clovis Horse Sales strives to provide quality horses for all types of riders. Each sale has different events featuring different types of horses, including team ropings, cow horse futurities, and ranch horse competitions.

San Angelo

Armed Forces Day

May 18

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark hosts this Armed Forces Day event, with artillery salutes and special displays to honor the nation’s armed forces.


Main Street Classic Car Show

May 25

Jacksboro Square, 100 N. Main St.

Join the Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce at the annual Main Street Classic Car Show. There’s a farmers market and craft vendors, music, and car show participants from across Texas and southern Oklahoma.

San Angelo

Memorial Day

May 27

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark invites visitors to attend this program that honors the nation’s military members who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Summer Concert Series

May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6

Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave.

Starlight Theater presents free music, local food trucks, vendors, and family-friendly fun on Tuesday evenings at Sam Houston Park from the end of May to the beginning of August.


Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 1

Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St.

Food trucks of all varieties take over “America’s Largest Downtown Square” to compete for the coveted grand champion prize and a total payout of $16,000. The day kicks off with the Possum Pedal Bike Ride early in the morning and ends with a ticketed evening concert at the Young County Arena.

Possum Pedal Bike Ride

June 1

Downtown Graham Square, 608 Elm St.

With routes ranging from 6 to 76 miles, this ride takes you through the exciting terrain of Young and Jack counties with rolling hills, smooth roads, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas.


June Jazz

June 4-25

Amarillo College Washington Campus, 2201 S. Washington St.

Held every Tuesday in June on the Amarillo College campus, June Jazz offers a series of free live concerts that feature different local jazz bands.

Starlight Theater Summer Concert Series

June 4-Aug. 6

Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave.

The Starlight Theater Free Summer Concert Series offers free music, local food trucks, vendors, and family-friendly fun on Tuesday evenings at Sam Houston Park until the end of August.


PRCA Rodeo

June 6-8

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.


Texas Route 66 Festival

June 6-15

Various locations

Route 66, the road that helped shape America, turns 100 years old in 2026. Starting in 2023, the annual Texas Route 66 Festival kicked off years of celebrations leading up to the historic route’s centennial. This festival features 10 days packed with events along the Texas route including classic car shows, bus tours, cattle drives, parades, music festivals, and a grand finale festival in Amarillo’s Route 66 Historic District.

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo and Cattle Drive

June 6-8

Amarillo National Center and Downtown, 401 S. Buchanan St. and 1000 S Polk St.

Coors Cowboy Club hosts this rodeo that features cowboys from area ranches participating in a friendly but serious competition. Events include saddle bronc, stray gathering, trailer loading, and wild cow milking. The cattle drive consists of 60 Longhorns, motorized groups, and riders that parade from downtown Amarillo to the Tri-state Fairgrounds.


First Friday Art Trail

June 7, July 5, Aug. 2

Lubbock Cultural District

First Friday Art Trail is a self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District in partnership with a variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses. Come out for live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists.


Rock the Block

June 8

Downtown Sweetwater , 205 Oak St.

Downtown Sweetwater comes alive with shopping, a band, and food trucks.


West Texas Western Swing Festival

June 12-15

The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive

Western swing is the official music of Texas, and Snyder celebrates with RV spots for rent, vendors, a concession stand, all-day dancing, and nine top-tier musicians for your boot-scootin’ needs.


East Texas Route 66 Bus Tour

June 12

Discover Route 66’s rich history on this journey that takes riders from Amarillo to Shamrock, stopping at all the iconic landmarks and hotspots that have shaped the history and culture of this legendary road. Buses depart from the Bivins House.

West Texas Route 66 Bus Tour

June 13

Discover Route 66’s rich history on this journey that takes riders from Amarillo to Glenrio, New Mexico, stopping at famous hotspots such as the historic Midpoint Cafe, Dot’s Mini Museum, and the renowned Cadillac Ranch. Buses depart from the Bivins House.


Un(wine)d with the Arts

June 13, July 11, Aug. 8

LHUCA, 511 Ave. K

U(wine)d with the Arts is a monthly program at LHUCA that occurs the first Thursday after First Friday Art Trail. This event allows you to learn about the current work on display at a slower pace and gives you access to exclusive insight from the LHUCA Curator and staff.

“The Cher Show”

June 14-16

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

For six decades, only one unstoppable force has dominated pop culture—breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. “The Cher Show” is the Tony Award-winning musical of Cher’s story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.


Texas Route 66 Festival Finale

June 15

Amarillo Route 66 Historic District

Experience the grand finale of the 10-day Texas Route 66 Festival. Enjoy live music, a car show, a pin-up pageant, vendors, kids’ activities, and other festivities. Immerse yourself in iconic Route 66 vibes and celebrate the rich history and culture of this legendary highway.

Aaron Watson in Concert

June 15

Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive

Chart-topping country singer (“The Underdog”) and Amarillo native Aaron Watson makes his return to Starlight Ranch. This is a lawn chair-friendly outdoor show on the main stage.

Corey Kent in Concert

June 20

Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive

Rising singer-songwriter Corey Kent has been writing and performing for nearly two decades. Self-described as an “old soul,” Kent finds himself musically at the intersection of rock-infused country, heartland values, and red dirt grit. He performs on the Moon Palace stage.

“Sesame Street Live! Say Hello Tour”

June 26

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and their friends from Sesame Street come to the neighborhood to say hello. In “Sesame Street Live! Say Hello,” you can sing and dance with your favorite furry friends while enjoying fun surprises along the way.

San Angelo

American Plains Artists Show

June 27-July 4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

Fort Concho presents this special exhibit of Western art and sculpture created by dozens of artists across the nation.


Cotton Fest

June 27-29

Cook’s Garage, 11002 US 87 D

When early summer rolls around, a celebration of all things music and cotton makes its way to the High Plains of Texas. A weekend-long festival, journey out to Lubbock for three days of camping, cornhole, barbecue cookoffs, and some of the biggest names in Texas country music at William Clark Green’s Cotton Fest.


Pride on the Plains

June 30

Thompson Park , 2401 Dumas Drive

Nonprofit organization Smile Big Texas presents Pride on the Plains, a celebration of Pride and the LGBTQ community in the Texas Panhandle.


Deep Creek Expo

July 3-4

Towle Park Armory, 3000 Towle Park Road

The Deep Creek Expo is a large vendor market that occurs five times per year. Each of the five Deep Creek Expo events hosts over 40 vendors from all across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Find clothing, décor, jewelry, mugs, spices, candles, candy, and children’s items.

San Angelo

Holiday Salutes at Fort Concho

July 4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

Fort Concho puts on a patriotic display with hourly artillery salutes to mark the nation’s 248th birthday. The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sparks in the Park

July 4

Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazzard Drive

The fireworks show for Nolan County starts at dark and lights up the sky with spectacular bursts of color.


Fourth on Broadway

July 4

Mackenzie Park , 301 I-27

For nearly 35 years, Fourth on Broadway has been an area event that people look forward to every 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,” and festivities include a parade, Picnic in the Park, fishing tournament, eating contests, a kids’ area, concerts, and fireworks set to patriotic music.


Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Towle Park, 3000 Towle Park Road

Snyder pulls out all the stops for Independence Day. It’s a big celebration with vendors, music, fireworks, and fun. Admission is free.


Red, White, and Moo Milk Festival and Parade

July 4

Hale County Courthouse, 500 Broadway St.

Organized by the Red, White, and Moo Committee, which consists of local dairies including Grand View Dairy, Fox Dairy, Legacy Farms, Dairy Fountain, and Descanso Dairy, the Red, White, and Moo Milk Festival and Parade includes a parade down Broadway Street, music, bounce houses, mobile dairy classrooms, a petting zoo, face painting, food trucks, and free ice cream, milk, and cheese.


Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo

July 4-6

Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 8829 FM 1541

Will Rogers Range Riders, founded in the late 1930s, is the oldest continually operating riding club in the country. The organization hosts a variety of events including ropings, mounted shootings, and trail rides. The largest event is the annual rodeo held over the Fourth of July weekend that features live music, mutton busting, and a United Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned rodeo.


Bards, Brews, and Brawls

July 10

LHUCA Icehouse, 511 Ave. J

Do you love games, beer, and music? Enjoy a day of game demos with Stormcrow Games, fantasy map creation, West Texas Comedy, Bardic personas of Russell Thompson and Travis Burge, and pirate-themed sessions of Roll Initative with LHUCA Game Masters. This event is in preparation for the Hub City Renaissance Faire at LHUCA in October.

San Angelo

In Conversation: Will Wilson Exhibit

July 11-Sept. 15

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The exhibit features the work of contemporary Navajo (Diné) photographer Will Wilson, together in a dialogue with the work of Edward Curtis, best known for his portfolios of romanticized photos published as “The North American Indian” (1907-1930).


La Mafia in Concert

July 12

Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive

La Mafia makes its Starlight Ranch debut with an outdoor show on the main stage. Texas-born founding members Oscar De La Rosa and Armando Lichtenberger Jr. have led the group to make it one of the most influential acts in Latin music, with artists like Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle covering their hit songs.

Wichita Falls

Watermelon Festival

July 20

Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market, 713 Ohio Ave.

The 12th annual Watermelon Festival is a great summertime event for all. Have a free slice of watermelon, then use the watermelon rind to throw at the ring toss target. Live music, a farmers market, food, and kids’ activities round out the fun.

San Angelo

National Cowboy Day

July 27

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

For National Cowboy Day, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark hosts this special program on the American Plains Artists Show and a skit by the Concho Cowboy Company.

Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

July 28

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

This event features programs and activities to mark the anniversary of the creation, by an act of Congress, of the all-black Buffalo Soldier units in the U.S. Army in 1866.



Aug. 17

Downtown Pampa, 100 S. Cuyler St.

Six bands, 75 retail vendors, and 16 food trucks take over the brick streets of downtown Pampa. There is also axe throwing and a VIP section. Gates open at 11 a.m., bands start at 3 p.m., and the festival is over at midnight.

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