Event Date: Mid-November
A 50-mile sanctioned TMBRA event with cash prizes.
Event Date: End of October
A rare treat to combine the beautiful colors of hot air balloons with the majestic backdrop of the canyon.
"Pirates of the Canyon" was created for spectators, pilots and crews. Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon on the continent, is generally restricted from aircraft which makes this event a very unique experience. Park Rangers open the state park for this rare treat to combine the beautiful colors of hot air balloons with the majestic backdrop of the canyon. This is how we all become pirates. We set our giant sails in the center of the open canyon and drift slowly, stealing the sights and forever holding them as our own treasures.
Event Date: June – August
For over 50–years this musical has drawn over 4 million people.
A LONE HORSEMAN, carrying the flag of the great state of Texas appears atop a 600 foot cliff, signaling the beginning of the most spectacular outdoor musical drama in the world. With a moving swell of the music, the horseman gallops away. Suddenly, a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers takes the stage to kick off the show that millions of fans from all around the world have come to see. Only a state as big as Texas could host a show as big as TEXAS!
Event Date: Mid-October
50 mile run in the State park.
Event Date: Early-June
The weekend-long event features a 24-hour, simultaneous mountain and road bike ride in the State Park. Occurs every year in early-June.
Event Date: Dec 31 2015
Join us for the 1950s themed murder mystery at the Bourbon Jazz Club (aka, Gallery on 7th), the hottest of hot spots for the local glitterati, the biggest celebrities and those who want to join them. The guest list is exclusive and the patrons happy. In short, it’s the place to be, and is renowned the world over as one of the world’s premier lounge clubs. People are dying to get in – one man quite literally (or not really)!
Event Date: Dec 28 2015
It’s not always easy to sum up a career — let alone a life’s ambition — so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words — the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”) — just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible.
Event Date: Dec 19 2015
The show features classic Christmas hits from Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.
Event Date: Dec 3 – 13 2015
This hilarious musical is about a show put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise funds to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). A rollicking fun time for the whole family!
Event Date: N/A
This community ballet company, headquartered at 3218 Hobbs, presents a season of performances each year at the beautiful Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. The season includes performances featuring guest companies as well as the local troupe. December sees the annual performance of The Nutcracker. The Lone Star Ballet also hosts a ballet academy.
Event Date: Nov 6 2015 – Jan 8 2016
The Cerulean Gallery presents a new art exhibit with the opening reception on November 6th. The art exhibit will hang through January 8th.
Event Date: Nov 3 – Dec 17 2015
The Harrington House’s holiday exhibit kicks off the Christmas season at the historic home. The home’s decorations include ornaments purchased by Sybil Harrington in the 1950's in New York City, as well as a lit Christmas tree at the top of the main stairway. Also on display are some of Harrington’s seasonal gowns, including dresses designed by Bob Mackie, Madame Paquin of Paris, Galanos, Bill Blass and more, and a collection of Christmas cards received from President Ronald Reagan. Call for details and reservations.