June – July 2018
Chisholm Trail Art Association Oil & Gas Art Show
Now-August 14 • Nocona
Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum, 1522 US-82, Nocona, Texas 76255. Juried art show open to the public with the opening reception July 7 from 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
73rd Archer City Rodeo
Archer City Arena, Archer City, Texas. Archer County’s premier cowboy and cowgirl gathering and rodeo. Rodeo takes place each June showcasing local ranches, cowboys and businesses. Ranch rodeo and sanctioned rodeo with Flying C Rodeo Co. Rodeo starts nightly at 8 p.m. Visit the Archer County Rodeo Facebook page for more info.
Gainesville Riding Club Rodeo
Gainesville Riding Club Rodeo Grounds, 3152 N Grand Avenue, Gainesville, Texas 76240. The Gainesville Annual Rodeo will be held on Friday, June 22, Saturday and June 23 in Gainesville, Texas. This rodeo is held at Gainesville Riding Club Rodeo Grounds and hosted by Flying C Rodeo Company. Events will include bareback bronc riding, barrels, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping. Nightly rodeo will start at 8 p.m. For more rodeo information visit www.facebook.com/GainesvilleRidingClub.
Jim Bowie Days Rodeo
Bowie Rodeo Grounds, Bowie Texas. Come join us for the fun! There is something for everyone. From Pelham Park to downtown Bowie, the fun and excitement of Jim Bowie Days Rodeo & Celebration fills our community with the Western spirit. Put on your cowboy hat and boots and get involved. Some of the events include a bass tournament out at Lake Amon Carter, a frog jumping contest, a quilt show, Indian artifact show, downtown parade, mutton bustin, a Rodeo Queen Contest, food, music and, of course, every night there is some type of rodeo event. Then finally ending the week with rodeo dance at the Bowie Community Center. Are you ready for Rodeo? The Jim Bowie Days Rodeo is one of the largest amateur rodeos in Texas. Events every day! Sunday is the bass tournament at 6 a.m. On Monday there will be expos at 5:30 p.m. and the barrel race at 7:30 p.m. The youth rodeo and speed events will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The following day, Wednesday, the youth rodeo and roping events will take place at 7 p.m. Friday the 23rd will be the 42 tournament at 9 a.m. and the Pioneer Reunion & Royalty at 2:30 p.m. Saturday there will be the Indian artifacts Show at 9 a.m., Jim Bowie Days Parade at 10 a.m., quilt show at 10 a.m., hamburger feed at 11a.m., kidde pet parade at 12 p.m., free swim at 1p.m., terrapin racing at 1p.m., frog jumping at 1:30 p.m., & the dance after the rodeo. For more info visit the Jim Bowie Days website at jimbowiedays.org.
Downtown Gainesville, Texas. Shane Smith and the Saints with special guests Dakota & Oliver White. Join us for three summer nights on the historic brick streets of Downtown Gainesville, Texas. Our Summer Sounds Concert Series is sponsored by the Gainesville Main Street and is free to the public. Each Friday night concert will take place on the west side of the courthouse square. Food and drink sales starting at 5 p.m. and live music starting at 6:15 p.m.
Fourth of July Parade
Downtown. Visit downtown Graham for the annual Fourth of July Parade. It’s fun for the whole family.
4th of July Festival
Still Waters Retreat, 403 County Road 3672, Springtown, Texas. Fun family day beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, followed by opening ceremonies, car show, live entertainment, fishing contest, bingo, vendors, games, swimming, and so much more. Parking is $10 per car. Event will be 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. For more info call Dene Berry at 817-220-2681 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit www.stillwatersretreattexas.com.
Saint Jo’s 4th of July Celebration
Boggess Park, Saint Jo, Texas. Fourth of July Celebration and Old Jo’s Firecracker 5K Run. The City of Saint Jo, the Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department will once again sponsor a July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks show at Boggess City Park, beginning at full dark, around 9 p.m. Live music, free watermelon and a concession stand begins at 6 p.m. The Old Jo’s Firecracker 5K Run will begin at 8 a.m. Please go to, getmeregistered.com, for the entry form and additional information. Merchants on the Saint Jo Chisholm Trail Square will be open until 6 p.m. Pre-show entertainment will also start at 6pm with live music in the First State Bank Pavilion. Beginning at 6 p.m., the concession will open. Bring your lawn chair and join us in the park for an evening of food, fun, games, music and fireworks. Celebrate in style with your family and friends at your side July 4 in Saint Jo at the annual celebration.
OLD JO’S FIRECRACKER 5K RUN
Historic downtown Saint Jo, Saint Jo, Texas. A 5K race on a certified route through the historic town of Saint Jo, will begin at 8 a.m. Enter using the form at www.getmeregistered.com.
Meet the Animals of Frank Buck Zoo
Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W Hickory St., Denton, Texas 76201. Some friends from Frank Buck Zoo will be in the Discover Denton Welcome Center! Head out and see some neat animals! The Frank Buck Zoo, founded in 1954, was named Best Little Zoo in Texas! It attracts 85,000 visitors to Gainesville annually and is acredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA). Like what you see and want to pay them a visit? The zoo is open daily except Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. Current hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the Discover Denton Welcome Center at 940-218-1815.