April 2014 Events

2014_April-Western-Events_Heritage-TravelA Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West.

ART SHOWS

Cowgirl Up!

Wickenburg, AZ, April 1-30: Opening gala at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum kicks off the invitational Western Art exhibit by women.

928-684-2272 WesternMuseum.org

Cattlemen’s Western Art Show & Sale

Paso Robles, CA, April 4-6: More than 50 Western artists showcase their original artworks, plus a cattlemen’s barbecue on Saturday and Sunday.

805-472-9100 • CattlemensWesternArtShow.com

On Fire: The Nancy & Alan Cameros Collection of Southwest Pottery

Corning, NY, Opens April 9: Opening reception for a collection of American Indian pottery by Southwestern artists gathered since the 1980s.

607-937-5386 • RockwellMuseum.org

The Durango Collection: Native American Weaving in the SouthWest – 1860-1880

Santa Fe, NM, Closes April 13: One-of-a-kind textiles woven by both male and female weavers represent Pueblo, Navajo and Hispanic traditions.

505-982-4636 Wheelwright.org

30 Years and Counting

Edmond, OK, Opens April 24: The Edmond Historical Society & Museum celebrates 30 years telling the history of this Land Rush town.

405-340-0078 • EdmondHistory.org

San Dimas Festival Of Arts

San Dimas, CA, April 25-27: Our Western spirit is honored in more than 200 artworks created by more than 30 artists.

909-599-5374 SanDimasArts.org

Lewis & Clark’s “Corps of Discovery”

Bartlesville, OK, Closes April 30: Showcases more than 100 paintings illustrating this nation’s extraordinary 1804-1806 expedition.

888-966-5276 Woolaroc.org

AUCTION

Scottsdale Art Auction

Scottsdale, AZ, April 5: Bid on some of the finest works created by contemporary Western, wildlife and sporting painters and sculptors.

480-945-0225 ScottsdaleArtAuction.com

AWARDS SHOW

Western Heritage Awards

Oklahoma City, OK, April 12: Honors the best in literature, music, film and television that reflect the American West heritage.

405-478-2250 NationalCowboyMuseum.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Galveston County Fair

Hitchcock, TX, April 4-12: Held since 1938, the fair and rodeo include auctions, cook-offs, concerts, rodeo events and youth activities.

409-986-6010 GalvestonCountyFair.com

Yuma’s Centennial Celebration

Yuma, AZ, April 7-26: Created after the 1851 establishment of Fort Yuma, Yuma celebrates 100 years of statehood with a block party.

928-783-0071 Yuma100.com

Fiesta San Antonio

San Antonio, TX, April 10-27: Old San Antonio and Old Mexico celebrations, plus fandangos, art shows and a pilgrimage to the Alamo.

877-273-4378 Fiesta-SA.org

Spring Traders Encampment

Bartlesville, OK, April 11-12: Bring your pre-1840s camp gear and clothing for a hands-on look at mountain man life; held near Crystal Lake.

888-966-5276 Woolaroc.org

Wacipi Powwow

Grand Forks, ND, April 18-20: Tribes from the United States and Canada participate in a weekend of American Indian music and dance.

701-777-4321

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Durango, CO, April 11-13: Hear Bluegrass bands Blue Highway,  Town Mountain and more as they play in Durango venues.

970-335-9771 DurangoMeltdown.com

Chicago in Concert atDeadwood Mountain Grand

Deadwood, SD, April 24: Chicago performs at Deadwood Mountain Grand, once home to Deadwood’s 1906 gold processing plant.

877-907-4726 DeadwoodMountainGrand.com

RODEO

Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Oklahoma City, OK, April 10-12: More than $525,000 in prize money is on the line with seven action-packed rodeo events.

405-282-7433 RNCFR.com


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