Top 10 Things To Do in Amarillo This Week
Are you and the family or friends in need of something to do this weekend or week? We have the details on what's going on in the panhandle!
The outdoor musical drama Texas starts June 2 and runs through August 19. The show is nightly, except Monday, in the beautiful Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. It draws visitors from across the nation and around the world. Drop by their web site to learn all the details so you and your staff are ready to answer guests' questions. Or call 806-655-2181.
Summer hours at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum start on Sunday, June 4 and run through Labor Day. The museum will be open seven days a week. Monday-Saturday the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m. This gives everyone extra time to enjoy one of the state's best museums. For more information call 806-651-2244 or check their web site.
Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive is on Thursday evening, June 1. This fourth annual cattle drive starts at the corner of 11th & Polk at 6 p.m. and heads north on Polk to 3rd, then east on 3rd and out to the Tri-State Fairgrounds. Watch the cattle drive at 7th & Polk and enjoy jazz from the new Esquire Jazz Club and enjoy free Coors beer thanks to the new Moondoggy's restaurant.
Amateur photographers and videographers take note of the photo/video contest during the cattle drive. Find details at this web site.
This kicks off the Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo on June 2 & 3. The rodeo features contestants from ranches in NM, OK and TX. The cowboys compete in events that have their roots in cowboy work and ranch life from the late 1800s to today. Performances are at 7 p.m. at the Amarillo National Center. For more information on the rodeo visit their web site.
Here's some double-barrel fun based on the film Night at the Museum. Enjoy the movie at Movie Night on the Square in Canyon starting at dusk on Friday, June 2. Then mark your calendar for a week later, Friday, June 9 and attend the popular Night at PPHM event from 8-11 p.m.
Yellow City Sounds Live concert on Friday, June 2 features Sadie's Rangers. Doors open to the PanhandlePBS studios at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Admission is free but get a ticket in advance by stopping by the FM90 studio (2408 S. Jackson) during regular business hours. Helping sponsor the concert are PanhandlePBS, FM90 and Amarillo College. For more information call FM90 at 806-371-5287.
The Hutchinson County Historical Museum in Borger hosts a Vehicle Show this Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 600 block of Main Street in Borger. Cool cars, trucks, and bikes are welcome. While you're there check out the museum's new Oil Patch Place exhibit with antique equipment from the early days of the Borger Oil Field. For more information call 806-273-0130.
- 7Plan ahead for the Chamber Summer Celebration, June 15 from 5-8 p.m. around the Chamber building. It is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate and includes food, drink and music. For more information visit this web site.
There are five regular outdoor concert series on different days and at different venues in Amarillo and Canyon. Want to keep up with all that's happening? Call Center City of Amarillo (806-372-6744) and ask for a Sounds of Summer brochure. Visit the Amarillo CVC web site to get details on each series- High Noon on the Square, June Jazz, June Jams, Starlight Theater and Music in the Gardens.
It's the final home game of the regular season for the Amarillo Venom on Saturday, June 3 and they've proclaimed it Fan Appreciation Night. They are selling raffle tickets to benefit Habitat For Humanity and hope to raise enough money to build a house from the Venom. There are lots of other giveaways throughout the entire evening. The game starts at 7 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. Then it's on to the playoffs! Fangs up!
The voting continues through June 5 for the USA Today/10Best Attractions in Texas. The Amarillo area has two attractions on the list- Cadillac Ranch and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. You can go to this site daily and vote on your favorite until June 5. Don't skip a day.