This Weekend in the Panhandle

This Weekend in the Panhandle

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - If you're looking for something to do this week, we've got you covered.

Here's a list of what's going on in our area:

Texas Outdoor Musical

The Texas Outdoor Musical is having an extended patriotic finale for their performances over the next two nights.

Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. nightly with dinner at 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon.

Tickets range from 16.95 to 30.95 plus fees for adults and 12.95 to 26.95 plus fees for children.

Dinner is 15.95 for adults and 8.49 for children.

For more information call 655-2181.

Kwahadi Dancers Summer Show - Song of the Eagle

The Kwahadi Dancers are performing their annual summer show, Song of the Eagle in the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian.

Show dates are July 7, 14, and 21, at 7 p.m.

Adults, $9 - Seniors, $8 - Youth, $7 - Ages five and under are free with a parent.

Ask about an optional dinner before the show.

For more information call (806) 335-3175 or visit

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian 9151 I-40 Amarillo

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo and Reunion

The 77th Annual Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo and Reunion kicks off this week.

You can attend rodeo events tonight through Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. each evening at South Loop 335 and Washington Street.

Entry for the rodeo tonight is 10 dollars per person and 20 dollars on Saturday, which includes admission to the music festival.

Shooter Jennings, Danny Ruiz and Gypsy Renegade as well as Lindsey Lane will perform beginning at noon Saturday at the Will Rogers Range Riders.

Arena tickets at the gate are 25 dollars and 50 dollars for VIP.

Clarendon Saint's Roost Celebration continues

On Friday, July 6, the Ranch Rodeo opens at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a dance featuring Giovannie & The Hired Guns. Tickets are $10.

The full celebration takes place on July 7 with an arts and crafts fair at 9:00 a.m., parade at 10:00 a.m., the Shriner's Barbecue lunch at 11:00 a.m., Henson's Turtle Race at 2:00 p.m., a ranch rodeo at 7:30 p.m. and a dance featuring Luke Koepke & The Indian Creek Band at 9:00 p.m.

For more information, call (806) 874-2421.

Canadian's 4th of July Celebration continues

Canadian's 130th Annual 4th of July celebration continues.

Rodeo performances will take place tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Entry is 5 dollars per person with children 3 and under free.

Friday night at 9 p.m. Tyler Wilhelm will perform at the Stumbling Goat Saloon, and Saturday is the rodeo dance.

Jake Hooker and County Justice will perform at Jones Pavillion at 9 p.m.

Tickets for this event are 20 dollars per person.

Cactus 4th of July Celebration continues

The City of Cactus 4th of July Celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7 and lasts until 11:00 p.m.

You can enjoy a sand volleyball tournament, food, fun and live music.

The event will be held at 1901 South Dumas Avenue in Dumas.

You can learn more about the event here.

Wellington 4th of July Rodeo continues

The 16th Annual Wellington 4th of July Rodeo will open on July 5 for three days.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. July 5, 6 and 7 at the Wellington Fairgrounds.

Admission is $10 for adults and $1 for children 17 and younger.

For more information, call (806) 205-2264.

Amarillo Community Market

This summer's Amarillo Community Market will be held every Saturday through October 6 from 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Amarillo Community Market is held on the grounds of the Bivins mansion from 10th Ave. and Polk Street to 11th Ave., and from 11th Avenue to Tyler Street.

For more information visit

June Jazz

June Jazz runs through July 10 with concerts each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

You can enjoy free concerts at the South Porch of the Experimental Theatre just east of the Amarillo College clock tower.

Admission is free. You are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food, drinks and pets are also welcome.


Tuesday, July 10 Esquire Jazz Band

High Noon on the Square

Center City's High Noon on the Square runs through August 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the Potter County Courthouse lawn located at 501 S. Fillmore. Lunch will be available for $8.00 per person.


Wednesday, July 11 Entertainment: DustJackets Caterer: AQHA Cook Team - Sausage Wraps Sponsored by AQHA

Wednesday, July 18 Sponsored by Atmos Energy Entertainment: Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz Caterer: Bubba's 33 - Hamburgers

Wednesday, July 25 Entertainment: Lone Star Ballet Caterer: Chick-Fil-A - boxed lunch Sponsored by Golden Spread Electrical Cooperative

Wednesday, August 1 Entertainment: Mason Jar Reloaded Caterer: Public House - Chicken Mac n Cheese Sponsored by The Shops at Wolflin Square

Wednesday, August 8 Entertainment: Insufficient Funds Caterer: Joe Taco - Fajitas Sponsored by Underwood Law Firm

For more information visit

Music in the Gardens

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are hosting Music in the Gardens each Thursday through August 2.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.with performances starting at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $10, children 5 and under are free. Botanical Garden members get in for $5.


Thursday, July 5 Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths

Thursday, July 12 Noah Jenda

Thursday, July 19 Dear Marsha

Thursday, July 26 Comanche Moon

Thursday, August 2 The Martini's

Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive

For more information visit

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TEXAS Outdoor Musical

The TEXAS Outdoor Musical will begin the 53rd Season of performances in the Pioneer Amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon.

This year's show will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 1 - August 18.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature live music and performance, an authentic BBQ dinner, games, souvenir gift shop, and nightly fireworks, water and light show with a special patriotic tribute, as well as several special events throughout the season.

Special events include Comanche Summer, the TEXAS 4th of July Celebration, and the TEXAS Inspired art exhibition.

Comanche Summer is a unique celebration and collaboration with the Comanche Nation and will include pre-show historical performance and authentic costume display on the Prairie Dog Stage at 6:30 pm, with Exhibition Dances on the Pioneer Amphitheater Stage at 7:30 pm. This event is included in the price of the TEXAS show tickets for June 23rd.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Box Office by calling 806-655-2181 or visiting the office in Canyon, located at 1514 5th Ave. Advance reservations are suggested and discounts for children, seniors, military and groups are available.

Source: TEXAS Outdoor Musical

Canyon ISD hosting camps throughout the summer

Canyon Independent School District is hosting camps for different sports, academics and other categories this summer.

Here is a list of camps they will be offering:

  • Lady Buff Basketball Camps and Academies 
  • Dates and times available here.     
  • West Texas A&M Football Camp 
  • Open to all students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade
  • More information available here.   
  • Raider Football Camp 
  • July 30 - August 2
  • More information available here.   
  • Randall High School Summer Strength and Conditioning 
  • More information available here.   
  • Lady Buff Volleyball Camp 
  • From July 9 - July 11
  • More information available here.   
  • Summer Family Movie NIghts 
  • June 6 through August 1 
  • More information available here.   
  • Summer Tutoring 
  • More information available here.   
  • 2018 Amarillo College Kids College Summer Camps 
  • For kids Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • More information available here.   
  • ACT or SAT help 
  • More information available here.

Amarillo Zoo volunteer opportunities

The Amarillo Zoo is now accepting applications for volunteers.

They are looking for high school and college students as well as retired individuals to help with special events, field trips, education and more.

You must be 13 years or older and commit a minimum of 8 hours a month to the program.

Registration is 25 dollars and covers your uniform t-shirt, tag and training manual.

For more information visit the or call 806-378-7911.

Pop Culture pops into The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is taking a look at pop culture and its phenomenon by focusing on the 1950s through the 2000s.

"We'll be doing four separate exhibits here at the PPHM and it's pop culture, and we're talking about pop culture has influenced the world and the world has influenced pop culture over the last sixty years," marketing manager Stephanie Price said. "Particularly pertaining to the Panhandle and Texas."

Price hopes the exhibit brings light to how historical events are continuing to influence pop culture and entertainment in ways some visitors may not realize.

"We have bedrooms upstairs because as everyone knows our bedroom is our sanctuary. It's where we really able to explore pop culture and ourselves, putting movie posters on the wall, the hamburger phone by the bed. You know, things that will really pop out to people from each decade," said Price.

Along with the bedroom exhibit you can also find RCA to Apple which is a celebration of technological advances. As well as watch famous movie clips, quotes and unforgettable moments roll across the screen in the PPHM Theater.

The exhibit will be open through the end of the year.

"In a cultural revolution we'll be talking about the historical impact of pop culture and how pop culture in return impacts history. Learning about things like the Berlin Wall, and the Space Race, and Vietnam, and how that all impacted our culture here in the Panhandle," she said. "This is a complete deviation in exhibits that we've ever done. There's little pieces of each one that I love."

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