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Community Events for May 2024

Apr 16, 2024

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Community Events for May 2024

Community Events for May 2024

American Royal Rodeo | Kansas City, MO | 5/2 – 5/4

The action and competition of the American Royal ProRodeo and Youth Rodeo attract the best cowboys and cowgirls from around the country. You won’t want to miss the excitement and thrill of Rodeo action! Join us May 2-4, 2024 for our ProRodeo performances as the top cowboys and cowgirl compete in the dirt!

Palo Pinto County Livestock Association PRCA Pro Rodeo | Mineral Wells, TX | 5/2 – 5/4

Helotes PRCA Rodeo | Helotes, TX | 5/2 – 5/4

Three nights of excitement kick off its 37th Anniversary Rodeo Thursday, May 2rd, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th, 2024, with the Helotes Festival Association’s Award Winning PRCA Rodeo, held in conjunction with the HELOTES FESTIVAL’S 58th CORNYVAL which runs through Sunday, May 5th.

Pittsburg Rodeo Association Rodeo | Pittsburg, TX | 5/2 – 5/4

Buc Days PBR Velocity Tour | Corpus Christi, TX | 5/2 – 5/12

Over $2 million in educational scholarships and grants have been awarded through its annual events.

Covenant Health Foundation Storytellers | Lubbock, TX | 5/3

Greenwell Springs Youth Riders Rodeo | Greenwell Springs, LA | 5/3 – 5/4

In the mid 1950’s, a group of Boy Scouts in the Greenwell Springs area had a dream. The boys had horses and enjoyed going on trail rides. Three men and their scout masters also had a vision – form a mounted drill team. Haney Ambrose, George Bailey and Bill Bennett knew it could happen. At that time, the Sheriff’s office had a posse (drill team). With their help, a drill team was born. The drill was refined and still runs the same way today. It was Mrs. Haney Ambrose who named them, “The Greenwell Springs Youth Riders” because that was where most of the members resided. In the late 50’s and early 60’s, girls were allowed to join the “Youth Riders” and it was on its way to becoming a legend. More than 60 years later, it is still going strong. Little brothers and sisters sat post and waited their turn. The Youth Riders have always been a family affair.

This youth group of horse riders are comprised of kids ages 8-18, that like to ride fast! They perform at rodeos, parades and other horse events in Louisiana and surrounding states.

Rodeo In The Valley | Bristol, VA | 5/3 – 5/4

Walker County Go Texan Scholarship Crawfish Boil | Huntsville, TX | 5/4

Walker County Area Go Texan Committee is a non-profit organization benefiting the youth of Walker County in support of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival | Tyler, TX | 5/4

It’s no secret that Texans are proud people, and two of the things we’re most proud of are our barbecue and our music. That’s how Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival was born. Now featuring more than 20 of the most celebrated barbecue joints in Texas AND the biggest names in Texas & Red Dirt Music, we combine the best of both worlds. If you haven’t been to Red Dirt yet, we hope to see you in 2024!

Cinco de Mayo | Longview, TX | 5/5

Get ready to party like there’s no mañana at our Cinco de Mayo Celebration! Join us for a day filled with vibrant culture, delicious food, and festive entertainment as we commemorate Cinco de Mayo in style!

Tops In Texas Pro Rodeo | Jacksonville, TX | 5/9 – 5/11

Jacksonville Tops In Texas Rodeo is rich in tradition, built over 62 years of presenting the top contenders in all events of the annual outdoor show. The world champion specialty acts have been just as exciting entertaining the crowd year after year. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event offers a range of activities for the entire family and usually garners large crowds. The rodeo is sponsored and staged by volunteers from the Jacksonville Riders Club and the Jacksonville Lions Club, with profits going to charitable endeavors in the area. In addition to an array of concessions, the rodeo features many vendors with great merchandise! Come join us for a weekend of western heritage, pro rodeo action, and local camaraderie!

Alabama Sheriffs Association PCA Pro Rodeo | Dothan, AL | 5/9 – 5/11

The Alabama Sheriffs Association in conjunction with 3R Rodeo Company, from Jemison, Alabama, will present the First Annual Alabama Sheriffs Association Pro PCA Rodeo on May 9-11, 2024, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza will be the Host Sheriff for the rodeo.

This three-day, family-friendly event will be live streamed worldwide, with the full array of rodeo activities, highlighting the 67 Sheriffs of the State of Alabama, including static displays and law enforcement demonstrations taking place on the fairgrounds. Proceeds will go to the Alabama Sheriffs Association and Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

Western Heritage Classic | Abilene, TX | 5/9 – 5/12

The idea that started with a few cowboys gathering to have some fun and show off what they do for a living has turned into a spectacular three-day event held in May annually and is enjoyed by thousands of western heritage enthusiasts.

PBR Finals | Fort Worth & Arlington, TX | 5/9 – 5/19

Prepare for an adrenaline-charged weekend at historic Cowtown Coliseum as PBR’s World Finals- Eliminations event kicks off in style. Cheer on the top bull riders & toughest bulls as they vie for supremacy in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, surrounded by the electrifying atmosphere of the Stockyards Stampede. 4-Day ticket packages are available now with VIP inclusion.

Join the party with rider autographs, an outdoor bar, food & drink specials at local establishments, drone shows following the performance and much more happening!

Mother’s Day Weekend Rodeo | Helena, AL | 5/10 – 5/11

Smoke On The Lake BBQ Festival | Acworth, GA | 5/10 – 5/11

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival is an annual tradition enjoyed each Mother’s Day Weekend at Logan Farm Park in Acworth, Georgia. Thousands attend to enjoy BBQ cooked by competitive backyard cook teams.

Cook Teams are subject to public judging on Chicken Wings Friday night and Pork on Saturday. Be sure to purchase Tasters Tickets to vote for your favorites. Friday night features a live music concert under the stars.

Deep South PRCA Rodeo | Winnsboro, LA | 5/16 – 5/18

Join us for 3 exciting nights at Louisiana’s LARGEST outdoor pro rodeo, featuring the world-famous rodeo clown, Rudy Burns! Each night starts at 8pm. Rodeo Parade, May 18th at 3pm.

Rodeo Killeen | Killeen, TX | 5/16 – 5/18

Rodeo Killeen promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases the Western heritage, and provides year-round educational support within the community.

Lindale Championship Rodeo | Lindale, TX | 5/16 – 5/18

The Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to present the Lindale Championship Rodeo. The rodeo is returning to the Cross Brand Cowboy Church and it will be FREE for all to attend thanks to our ticket sponsors!

Pasadena Strawberry Festival | Pasadena, TX | 5/16 – 5/19

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival’s mission is to produce a large event to help support other non-profits, to help give an opportunity to students to further their education through our scholarship program and to preserve and celebrate the history of Pasadena, Texas.

The Pasadena Strawberry Festival is a four day event held annually on the third weekend in may to celebrate a time when Pasadena, Texas was known as the Strawberry Capital of the South, presenting a perception very different than that of todays’s petrochemical industry. What began as a one time celebration on a high school football practice field has become one of the largest and popular annual events in the Pasadena area drawing over 50,000 in attendance and utilizing the entire 106 acre Pasadena convention center and municipal fairgrounds complex. This award-winning event offers a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, attractions and entertainment ranging from the “Worlds Largest Strawberry Shortcake”, barbecue cookoff and continuous musical entertainment, carnival, shopping, fabulous variety of foods, and specialty acts, the event provides a fun-filled weekend of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Majesty Outdoors Adventures of Hope | San Antonio, TX | 5/17 – 5/18

The problem of father absence in our society affects each of us and our communities. It’s a cycle that left unchecked will only continue to grow, locally, nationally, and indeed worldwide. This crisis obviously cannot be resolved overnight. But, we believe that by impacting these children, one life at a time, we can achieve exponential results. Each life impacted, whether youth, mom, mentor, or volunteer, will affect those in their sphere of influence in a positive way. It will create changed lives changing lives!

Windy Ryon Memorial Roping | Saginaw, TX | 5/24 – 5/26

Enjoy the 50th Annual Windy Ryon Memorial Roping in Fort Worth, Texas. Watch the best in Team Roping, Breakaway, Tie-Down, Steer Roping and Team Tying. Great shopping, food and drinks. All proceeds benefit scholarships for the young people of Texas.

Cody NesSmith Memorial Team Roping | Buffalo, TX | 5/24

Cody was an avid team roper who was diagnosed with a rare Bone Cancer and lost his battle in July of 2020. We are starting a foundation in his memory. Cody gave his wishes to us to help others going through what he went through.

Priefert Pro Roping | Mount Pleasant, TX | 5/28 – 6/2

Join us for six action-packed days of roping on the beautiful Priefert Ranch, located adjacent to the Priefert Manufacturing facility, in the rolling hills of East Texas. There are opportunities for Team Roping, Breakaway Roping and Steer Wrestling at a variety of levels.

All Star Team Roping | Cavenders Mounds, OK | 5/25 – 5/27