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5 Ways to Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy

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The golden age of the cowboy is long past, however, we can celebrate the rich heritage of the Old West on July 22, the National Day of the Cowboy. Below are five great Texas celebrations sure to get your spurs to spinning!

1. Briscoe Western Art Museum—San Antonio, Texas

Boots and spurs at the chute

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A free event for the whole family, the Briscoe Western Art Museum invites you to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the cowboy. Enjoy a meal hot off the chuck wagon, two-step to some country swing, or create your own western work of art. Additionally, visitors seeking to learn more about the cowboy way of life can participate in a tour of the museum. July 22, 2017, Noon-4 p.m. Jack Guenther Pavilion, 210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. (210) 299-4499.

2. Frontier Times Museum—Bandera, Texas

cowboy with his horse and dog

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What better way to celebrate an entire day devoted to the cowboy way of life than by visiting a city commonly known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World?” Celebration festivities include the latest induction ceremony for the Frontier Times Museum’s Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. Former inductees include famed Texas photographer Wyman Meinzer. July 22, 2017, Noon. Bandera Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main Street Bandera, TX 78003. (830) 796-3864.

3. National Day of the Cowboy Celebration—Glen Rose, Texas

cowboys on a fence

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Another free family event, this celebration offers gunfights, cowboy poets, vendors of all varieties, and even a parade! However, the fun does not end there. Stop on by to see all that this cowboy encounter has to offer. July 22, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Glen Rose Square, Walnut St., Glen Rose, Texas, TX 76043. (254) 897-3081.

4. Day of the American Cowboy Parade—Fort Worth Stockyards

Forth Worth Stockyards
Photo: Facebook/Fort Worth Stockyards Station

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