March 12–14 -
69th ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION...
Salute the Irish in Shamrock with
the Donegal beard-growing contest, carnival rides, parade,
arts & crafts, rodeo events, Miss Irish Rose pageant,
motorcycle rally, Lad & Lassie contest, and dance. (806)
March 27–28 - Midland
32nd ANNUAL CELEBRATION
OF THE ARTS... Art Works!
This event is set in Midland’s Downtown & Centennial Plaza. 65
Visual Artists in juried show in-doors, outdoor entertainment,
Pet Parade, interactive arts experiences, festival
refreshments & more. For additional information: (432)
April 18–19 - Lubbock
FESTIVAL... Enjoy the largest
fine arts and crafts event in West Texas! Festival presents
visual art, music, theater, dance, and children’s activities.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. (806) 744-2787.
April 24–25 - Ballinger
TEXAS STATE FESTIVAL
OF ETHNIC CULTURES... Join in
this multicultural celebration with ethnic foods, arts and
crafts, music, children’s events, bike festival and Miss
Ballinger pageant at the county courthouse grounds. (325)
April 24–26 - Lamesa
FESTIVAL & CROSSROADS BALLOON RALLY...
Declared the “Legendary Home of the Chicken-Fried Steak” by
the Texas Legislature, Lamesa celebrates in Forrest Park with
a chicken-fried steak cook-off & dinner, wine-tasting, music,
classic car show, team-roping competition, ranch rodeo, 5K
Run, cowboy church, pony rides and games, and a hot air
balloon rally. For more information: (806) 777-1171 or
May 17 - Amarillo
SPCA's annual Bark Trek fundraiser at Memorial Park, noon to
5pm, with fun canine contests, photo booth, music, raffle
drawing, silent auction, vendors, and a low-cost pet shot
clinic. Proceeds provide vet care, maintenance and food for
cats & dogs at this no-kill shelter. (806) 622-0555.
June 5–6 - Haskell
WILD HORSE PRAIRIE DAYS...
Western musical entertainers, ranch rodeo, parade, ranch horse
competition, kids’ rodeo, dance, trade show, cutting horse
contest and cowboy church service at Haskell Rodeo Grounds at
www.haskelltxchamber.com. (940) 864-2477.
June 10–13 - Snyder
WEST TEXAS WESTERN SWING
FESTIVAL... Hear the “best of
the best” western swing musicians at this annual gathering,
including Jody Nix, Tommy Hooker, Bobby Flores, Eddie McAlvain,
Billy Mata & many more. The Coliseum. Daily tickets $25 (or
$23 in advance). (325) 573-3558. For more info, visit
July 24–26 - Mobeetie
OLD MOBEETIE MUSIC FEST...
Come join us in Old Mobeetie, Texas! Bring your lawn chairs,
sit under the trees and relax listening to great bluegrass,
gospel & country music. Concessions feature home-made ice
cream by the Volunteer Fire Dept. Camping spaces available
with 30 amp & 50 amp hookups. (806) 845-2028.