National Tourism Week in Amarillo Set for May 2nd to 11th


National Tourism Week 2014

Amarillo Goes Over the Top for National Tourism Week 2014

Just a few highlights from Amarillo's celebration of National Tourism Week include:

- Tourism night at First Friday Art Walk.
- An event to focus on the expanding ties between the arts and tourism.
- Release of a new Jack Sorenson poster of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
- A party for a historic DC-3 aircraft.
- A public trade show, Texas Travel Rally Day, at the Texas Travel Information Center.

Friday, May 2

Tourism Night at First Friday Art Walk
Meet with members of Amarillo's tourism community at the Center City Gallery

3701 Plains Blvd.
5-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 3

Cinco de Mayo Parade
Everyone loves a parade and since Tourism Week overlaps with this cultural celebration, start your weekend just east of downtown Amarillo with this wonderful event.

Parade starts at Arthur St and E. 16th Ave. and proceeds to Alamo Park via Arthur St.
E. 10th Ave, Ross St. and 16th Ave. to Alamo Park.
10 a.m. to 12 noon 

Monday, May 5

Arts & Tourism Day
A special event to highlight the cooperation of the arts and tourism will focus on the new art program at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport and participating artists will be on site. But we will show examples of cooperation across the arts.

Sponsored by City of Amarillo & Amarillo CVC with credit to the Amarillo Museum of Art, The Galleries at Sunset Center and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
Passenger lobby just outside the entrance to TSA
11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 7

What's On Tap?
Our regular networking session for Amarillo and its hospitality community. This event will feature the issue of a brand new Palo Duro Canyon poster by Jack Sorenson. Jack will be at What's On Tap? to sign your poster.

Sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Partners in Palo Duro Canyon Foundation and the Amarillo CVC.

Mack Dick Group Pavilion
5-7 p.m.

Thursday, May 8

Texas Air & Space Museum DC-3 Party
A special evening to support this growing museum. Learn about the historic DC-3 that has joined the museum's collection and about their plans to expand. A $25 donation will help the museum develop its plans. A $25 donation includes a beverage and light hors d'oeuvres.

RSVP by calling 806-335-9159 or email to

English Field Aviation Hangar, 10001 American Dr.
5-7 p.m.

Prime Service Day
Co-sponsored by Amarillo Restaurant Association & Amarillo CVC

Friday, May 9

Texas Travel Rally Day
Sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation and the Amarillo CVC. It's a one-stop shop for the community to learn about more than 20 area attractions.

Texas Travel Information Center on I-40 East @ Airport Blvd.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Media event at 11 a.m.)
Reception following at the Big Texan Steak Ranch & Microbrewery

Saturday, May 10

New Attractions Day
Stop by the Amarillo Visitor Information Center (entrance #2 to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to receive up to date info on some great new attractions in Amarillo. Among the many offerings, don't miss:

Zip lining at the Palo Duro Adventure Park
11100 Highway 217 East (just outside state park entrance)
Admission is charged.

The expanded RV Museum at Jack Sisemore Traveland
4341 Canyon Dr.
Free admission.

Enjoy Passport to History Day at these four Amarillo attractions:

The Amarillo Railroad Museum
It is National Train Day, too!
13000 Highway 60 on the former Amarillo Air Base
Free admission but donations are welcome.

Texas Air & Space Museum with the historic DC-3
English Field Aviation Hangar
10001 American Dr.
Free admission but donations are welcome.

Santa Fe Locomotive Development Museum
Madame Queen AT&SF Steam Locomotive #5000
Just north of Amarillo Civic Center Comples in downtown Amarillo
Free admission

Buttel Railroad Museum
3907 Sundown Ln.
Free admission

Shop for Mom on the Mother Road
Amarillo's Route 66 merchants will be open with specials to help you celebrate Mother's Day Weekend.

Finish with an evening at the Tascosa Drive-In Movie
1999 Dumas Drive (just south of Thompson Park)
Check to see what's showing!
Gates open at 7:30 pm and movies start at dark.

More Stories

Don't Miss

Latest News