March 17–20 – Shamrock
70th ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Salute the Irish in Shamrock with the Donegal beard-growing
contest, carnival rides, parade, arts and crafts, rodeo
events, Miss Irish Rose pageant, motorcycle rally, Lad and
Lassie contest, and a dance. For details, call (806) 256-2501.
April 16–17 – Lubbock
LUBBOCK ARTS 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 29–30 & May 1 – Lamesa
CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK FESTIVAL & CROSSROADS
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 & games, and a hot air balloon
www.ci.lamesa.tx.us . (806) 777-1171.
May 6-8 – Midland
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS...
“I’ve Got the World on a String!” 65 visual artists in a
juried show indoors, pet parade, interactive arts experiences,
festival refreshments & more! Held at Horseshoe Arena &
Pavilion. For information:
email@example.com, (432) 687-1149, or
June 3–4 – Haskell
WILD HORSE PRAIRIE
musical entertainers, ranch rodeo, parade, ranch horse
competition, kids’ rodeo, BBQ cook-off, dance, trade show,
cutting horse contest and cowboy church service at Haskell
Rodeo Grounds at Civic Center. (940) 864-2477.
June 16–18 & June 23–25 – Albany
ANNUAL FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE...
Recapturing wild characters of the old west through a grand
story, plus singing, dancing, horses and a herd of longhorns.
Presented in a renowned amphitheater production, “Texas’
Oldest Outdoor Musical” features a local 400-member musical
cast. Enjoy other free activities all day. Parade Saturday at
5pm & BBQ nightly at 5pm. For more information, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
www.fortgriffinfandangle.org. For tickets, call (325)
July 2 – Odessa
Independence Day with Main Street Odessa!
Enjoy food vendors, children’s activities, fun
fireworks, great musical stage entertainment, and much more.
Experience fun for the entire family! (432)335-4682.