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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.


Texas Route 66 Festival

June 1-10

Various locations

The annual Texas Route 66 Festival kicks off years of celebrations leading up to the centennial of Historic Route 66 in 2026. This year, the festival is packed with events along the route and throughout the Panhandle, including classic car shows, Texas Route 66 bus tours, cattle drives, parades, music festivals, and a grand finale festival on Amarillo’s Route 66 historic district.


Big Cypress Corvette Show

June 1-3


Bring your special corvette or just come and gaze at the lineup of cars. Fun events take place on Friday, followed by the Show and Shine on Saturday, and then awards are given out.


Piney Wood Train Rides

June 1-Aug. 27

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Take a train ride aboard a vintage 1920s train. Rides take place on weekends and other selected dates, with special night rides and brunch, lunch, and dinner trains. This four-hour round-trip train adventure departs from Palestine, pulled by a vintage diesel or steam locomotive, with an hour layover at the Rusk depot, taking passengers on a journey through the Piney Woods and 135 years of history.


Coors Ranch Rodeo Cattle Drive

June 3

Downtown , 1000 S. Polk St.

The cattle drive consists of 60 Texas Longhorns along with motorized groups and riders that parade from downtown Amarillo to the Tri-state Fairgrounds in a procession that harkens back to the emergence of Amarillo as a premier cattle shipping market in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Longhorns remain on display at the fairgrounds during the Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo on June 3-4.


Hill Country Gun Show

June 3-4

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

New and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo are some of the goods sold at this show, with all proceeds going to local area veterans.


Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

June 3

Mid-Way Regional Airport, 131 Airport Drive

Spend the day taking in the classic airplanes and fighters, fly-overs, helicopter rides, Midlothian Classic Wheels Car Club, live music, and children's activities.


Low Rider Cruise

June 4

Amarillo Boulevard

Watch low riders cruise down Historic Route 66.


Red River Valley Veterans Northeast Texas Classic Car Show

June 9-10

Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive

See all types of classic cars as they cruise through town on Friday night. On Saturday, the show features all of the vehicles parked in the Love Civic Center Pavilion, making it easy for viewing. Door prizes, food trucks, and family fun are all in store.


Lone Star Street Rod Association State Run

June 10-11

Hewlett Park, 621 E. Pearl St.

The Lone Star Street Rod Association brings its 48th annual State Run to Granbury's Hewlett Park, with some 450 rods expected. Bring the family and enjoy some of the coolest cars you'll ever see. Meet the owners, learn about the vehicles, make memories, and enjoy a gorgeous weekend in Granbury.


Show on the Square Car Show

June 10

Citizens State Bank, 101 Live Oak St.

See classic and new cars and motorcycles, some completely original, some with custom work done.


Father's Day Train Excursion

June 18

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure on the rails. For Father's Day, take Dad on a special hourlong train excursion.

Grand Prairie

Father's Day Car Show and Concert

June 18

Traders Village, 2603 Mayfield Road

Celebrate Father’s Day at Traders Village with a car show and concert. Bring Dad and the whole family for live music and classic cars.


Fort Velasco Day

June 24

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park

Fort Velasco Day commemorates the 191st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Velasco. This living history event brings reenactors from across the state to give visitors a glimpse of what life and conflict was like at the mouth of the Brazos River in 1830s Texas.


Rose City Airfest

June 30-July 1

Tyler Pounds Airport, 150 Airport Drive, #2-7

A tribute to the nation, Rose City Airfest is a family event that features military aircraft from the past and present. At the static display, guests can walk right up and see the aircrafts up close. Some let you actually climb inside them. The event also offers lots of vendors, information about flight, food, and games.


Texas Cook'Em

July 1-2

Ebony Hills Golf Course, 300 W. Mark S. Pena Drive

Watch cooks battle it out on the grill to win best chicken, ribs, pork brisket, and rib-eye steak. Texas Cook’Em is one of the state’s biggest barbecue purses, awarding $25,000 to the winners. The event has a custom car/truck and hot rod show on July 2.


Freedom Fest

July 3

Veterans Honor Park, 191 Raymond St.

Enjoy music in the park just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, and then listen and dance to tunes of Texas Unlimited Band and The Lost Cause Band. Be sure to visit the Veterans Honor Memorial and military tank display while you're at the park. There is a M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle, an M110 Tracked Howitzer, M113 Ambulance, and M901 TOW Missile Battery on display.


Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Kokernot Municipal Park, 1500 Fighting Buck Ave.

Alpine's annual parade offers a car show, live music, and fireworks, plus Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theater, and other entertainment.


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.


Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 8-9

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammo, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other items.


Corvette Invasion

July 14-16

Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St. B

What started out as a couple of clubs getting together quickly grew into a large event that includes over 300 Corvette owners. In only a few years, the event has tripled in size and continues to grow. Among the highlights is Danny Reed's 1969 Astro Vette once owned by Astronaut Alan L. Bean, music by the Clutch Kings, and parade laps at the Circuit of The Americas Formula 1 track.


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.


Hill Country Auto Swap Meet and Flea Market

July 28-30

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at this annual event. A "car corral" has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration and there's a flea market. Among the many items for sale are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes, and various souvenirs.


Hot Summer Nights Antique Tractor Pull

July 29

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center hosts their summer antique tractor pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.



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.


Air, Car, and Boat Show

Aug. 11-13

Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd.

The air show ranges from P-63 King Cobra and DH-115 Vampire to the Ghostwriter pyrotechnics show planes with daredevil pilots sending off fireworks trails to light up the night sky. The boat show showcases an array of yachts at the Moody Gardens Marina. The car show at Moody Gardens Convention Center is filled with rows of classic vehicles and the stories that accompany them.


Hill Country Gun Show

Aug. 12-13

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

New and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo are some of the goods sold at this show, with all proceeds going to local area veterans.

Kerrville River Roadster Show

Aug. 26

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This event is open to cars of all sizes, colors, and speeds. Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with cars, music, food, and fun.


Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Oct. 20-22

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. This year’s event includes the first F1 Sprint race on American soil, as one of six sprint races in the 2023 season, and concerts by The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert.

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