March 16–18 - Shamrock
72nd ST. PATRICK'S DAY
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) 256-2501.
April 14–15 - 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)
May 18–19 - Santa Anna
FUNTIER DAYS FEATURING THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BISON COOKOFF...
The official bison cookoff for the state of Texas, established
in 1994, is at Armory Civic Center. Enjoy barbecue bison,
homemade ice cream, vendors, exhibits & entertainment,
including chain saw carving & gunfights. Shop downtown's arts
& craft fair at the visitor center to learn Penatucka Comanche
May 18–20 - Midland
ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS...
The longest running event downtown! 40-50 visual artists,
juried show, on-stage performances, kid's arts & play zone,
take-away art projects, fest foods & activities. Indoors at
Midland Tower Bldg (223 N. Colorado St.) & outside on new
green space. Visual artists to enter:
Select "Participating Events." All other
or (432) 687-1149.
June 1–3 - San Elizario
June 6–9 - Snyder
BILLY THE KID FESTIVAL...
In 1876, Billy the Kid visited San Elizario! In June 2018,
learn the historical truths behind this event as the historic
breakout of Billy's friend from the old El Paso County Jail is
re-enacted. See a mock shoot-out, tour the jail and 17 other
historic sites, plus arts & crafts. 9am to 6pm daily.
WEST TEXAS WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL...
Hear the "best of the best" western swing musicians at this
annual gathering, including Jody Nix, Bobby Flores, Jake
Hooker, Billy Mata, Jeff Woolsey & many more. The Coliseum.
Daily tickets $25 (or $23 in advance). (325) 573-3558. Visit
for more info.