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Upcoming Events in PANHANDLE PLAINS


Lubbock Uncorked

April 1

American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive

With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions, and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants, and beer garden.

Ranch Day

April 2

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.



April 3-4

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Amarillo at last.


"Dear Evan Hansen"

April 4-9

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

This six-time Tony Award-winning musical has struck a chord with audiences around the world. Join shy high school senior Evan Hansen on his journey to fit in. A deeply personal telling of life from turmoil to triumph, this show contains mature content.


Eggtastic Friday

April 7

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive

Join other future scientists at the Discovery Center for a day of exciting experiments and explosive activities.


Crawfish and Cannons

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

Historic Fort Belknap hosts its seventh annual Crawfish and Cannons event featuring a crawfish boil, a live cannon fire, children's activities, vendors, armadillo races, and live music. The Goodnight Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon takes place in the morning.

Goodnight-Loving Run

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

The Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon is an out-and-back run from the entrance gate of Fort Belknap, the historic birthplace of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail.


"The Father"

April 14-20, April 21-23

Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle

Winner of the 2014 Molière Award, France’s most prestigious honor for a new work of theater, Florian Zeller’s "The Father" is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.


Arts Festival

April 15-16

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

With over 150 artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work, this festival is an art lover's dream. Listen to live music, browse through galleries, and enjoy local eats at this free, family-friendly event.

San Angelo

Regional Cavalry Competition

April 20

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

Held on the historic Fort Concho Parade Grounds, this three-day competition features riding and horsemanship skills that reflect the drills and training of the U.S. Cavalry in the 1800s.


"Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2"

April 21-22

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

The Amarillo Symphony's final concert of the season is a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by award-winning pianist Joyce Yang.

San Angelo

Invitational Ceramic Exhibition

April 21-June 25

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

See contemporary ceramics by invited artists Brian Molanphy, Bonnie Lynch, and Linda Lynch.

Permanent Collection Exhibit

April 21-June 25

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents a rich exhibit showing a wide array of works from the museum's permanent collection.


Wild, Wild West Fest

April 22-23

ACE Arena, 1441 SH 176 East

Live gunfighters, a barbecue cookoff, carnival, car show, vendor market, and petting zoo help bring back the vibes from the Wild West days.

San Angelo

Frontier Day

April 22

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

This morning event starts with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, followed by ongoing entertainment, living history, demonstrations, exhibits, and displays reflecting the region's pioneer, military, agricultural, and ranching heritage.


Texas Wine, Hops, and Shops Festival

April 22

McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave.

Showcasing the best of the Texas beverage industry are wineries, breweries, and vendors from across the state. With a ticket, guests are invited to explore the winery, shop local artisan vendors, grab a bite from local food trucks, and enjoy a beverage tasting. Cap off the night with a celebratory street concert.

Palo Pinto

Palo Pinto County on Tour

April 29

Various locations, 231 S. Fifth Ave.

Take a self-driving tour of notable and historical sites in Palo Pinto County. Land owners open their gates to areas typically not accessible. Sites include the recently renovated Crazy Hotel and Old Rock Schoolhouse in Mineral Wells, Texas; Worth Scout Ranch, and Lovers Retreat.


"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

May 4-7, 11-14

Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle

Based on the smash-hit movie, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their drag show to the middle of the Australian outback.


Clovis Horse Sales

May 5-6

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 South

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.


Hidden Hills Ultra

May 6

Greagg Ranch

Located near the banks of scenic Possum Kingdom Lake lies a 4,000 acre private ranch that serves as the backdrop for the Hidden Hills Ultra. Settled by one of the original families to the area, this unique ranch hosts lake views, mountains, cedar and oak forests, and rocky terrain. You'll run almost entirely on ranch roads. The loop course follows a route made up of rock, dirt, and rolling terrain. Distances are 5K, 10K, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, and 50 miles.


Experience Caprock

May 6

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway , 850 Caprock Canyon Road

This event highlights some of the experiences and resources of Caprock Canyons State Park, especially for first-time park users. Join experts familiar with the park in activities such as beginner hikes, beginner fishing clinics, how to visit a park safely and responsibly with presentations titled “Leave No Trace,” “Bison Etiquette,” and “Heat Safety,” and guided ranger vehicle tours. The event ends under the dark skies with a star party.


"Fiddler on the Roof"

May 9-10

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind "South Pacific" and "The King and I" bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.


Lake Brownwood Bash

May 13

Lake Brownwood State Park, 200 State Highway Park Road 15

Enjoy a day of learning and fun at Lake Brownwood. Come explore the park and learn about its history, nature, wildlife, and recreational activities, including archery and catch-and-release fishing.



May 17

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

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

San Angelo

Armed Forces Day

May 20

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

This daylong celebration honors the nation's military with military history displays and artillery salutes.



May 21

Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive

Voted one of the city's top three festivals, Muttfest is the longest-running fundraiser for the Amarillo SPCA. Festivities include a reduced-cost shot clinic, music, food, vendors, and a silent auction.


Copper Breaks Day

May 27

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62

Copper Breaks Day has been a community event at the park for years, but has been on hiatus for some time. Now, to celebrate Texas State Parks centennial, the park is hosting a reimagining of that historic event. Enjoy family fun, educational programming, and booths from local organizations.


Starlight Theater Free Summer Concert Series

May 30-Aug. 1

Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave.

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

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo

June 1-3

Amarillo National Center, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 SE 10th Ave.

The Coors Cowboy Club was formed in 2000 with a mission to promote Amarillo the cowboy way (that is, helping out your neighbors). Cowboys from area ranches join this friendly but serious competition with events that include saddle bronc, stray gathering, trailer loading, and wild cow milking.

Art Walk on Historic Route 66

June 1

Historic Route 66 , Sixth Street

Walk along the historic Route 66 district and admire different forms of art crafted by the talented artists residing along this stretch of the Mother Road.

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.

Music in the Gardens

June 1-Aug. 24

Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive

Every Thursday, Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosts live music with a different musical act performing each week.

Official Route 66 Kickoff Celebration

June 2

Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.

Presented by the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the official kickoff party celebration for the future Route 66 Centennial Festival takes place in Hodgetown, home of the city's minor league baseball team.


Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 3

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.


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.

Wichita Falls

Mark Howell Memorial Fishing Rodeo

June 3

Lake Arrowhead State Park, 229 Park Road 63

Enjoy this annual kid fishing rodeo and adult rough fish contest. Prizes are awarded, and no fishing license is required when you fish in any Texas State Park. Fishing supplies such as poles and tackle are available from the tackle loaner program while supplies last.


Low Rider Cruise

June 4

Amarillo Boulevard

Watch low riders cruise down Historic Route 66.

June Jazz Concert Series

June 6-27

Amarillo College Washington Campus, 2201 S. Washington St.

Amarillo College's Music Department hosts this annual live jazz music series with different ensembles performing every Tuesday evening in June.

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.


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.


Fourth of July Celebration and Rodeos

July 1-4

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.


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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