9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Amarillo Community Market, Polk Street:

The Market hosts live music and a diverse mix of everything the Panhandle has to offer. Come check out what our vendors have for you - herbs & veggies, baked goods, live plants, cut flowers, jellies, jams & pickles, arts & crafts. The Amarillo Community Market is a partnership between Center City of Amarillo and a group of passionate community members that love all things local. For more information, visit

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Route 66 the Heart of Amarillo 2017 Festival, Sixth Street:

The Historic 6th on Route 66 Association’s annual event features a car show, swap meet, antique market and an opportunity to shop and dine along Sixth Street, the original Route 66 in Amarillo. The event includes music throughout the day and the announcement of the Car Show Awards at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit 6th Street Association, Heal the City Clinic and San Jacinto Elementary School. For more information, visit

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Transportation between Historic Sixth Street and Downtown Amarillo

A replica of an early 1900s San Francisco trolley will provide complimentary transportation between Sixth Street and Downtown. 

Noon-7 p.m.: Kids City, Potter County Court House Lawn:

An afternoon of performances, entertainment, arts, crafts and plenty of fun things for kids to do. Organizations that will be providing activities and entertainment include (as of May 10):

  • Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical in association with Amarillo Opera – performing Music from Broadway
  • Amarillo Little Theater – Summer Theatre & Dance Camps
  • Amarillo Performing Arts Center
  • Anderson Modeling & Talent Agency
  • Cheer Texas
  • Harvey’s Karate
  • Impact Expressions School of the Arts
  • MAAC Kids (Martial Arts Athletic Center)
  • T24 Training Center
  • Amarillo Hockey Association
  • Amarillo ISD
  • Amarillo Museum Of Arts
  • Amarillo Parks & Recreation
  • Amarillo Public Library
  • Brush With Art
  • Discovery Center
  • Panhandle Plains Historical Center
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Wildcat Bluff
  • Hairstylists from Sport Clips providing punk hairdos
  • Strolling balloon artist & juggler providing entertainment
  • Tommy the Hacker will emcee and provide music

Note: A portion of the proceeds from Kids City sponsors will benefit Kidsfest, an annual event that provides free backpacks and school supplies to students.

Noon.-11 p.m.: Food Truck Alley:

Along 5th and 7h streets between Taylor and Fillmore streets: An array of food trucks along with food and merchandise vendors will be selling throughout the day and after the fireworks show.

4 p.m.-10 p.m.: Hospitality Centers, Along 5th and 7th streets between Fillmore and Pierce streets:

Adult beverages available for purchase that must be consumed in designated hospitality areas. Open containers are illegal outside of the designated hospitality areas and restaurants in the downtown central business district.

6 p.m.-9:45 p.m: The Toot n’ Totum Main Stage

Located in the heart of downtown Amarillo will feature an evening of an array of music, including:

  • Jack C'ryver and the Rock n Roll Cowboys: A five-piece rocking country band with an edge.
  • A-Town Rockers: A six piece band featuring 2 very accomplished vocalist and rocking harmonies playing everything from the 70's to the current hits.
  • Amarillo Mass Community Choir: Dan Baker, First Baptist Church minister of music, leads a choir comprised with members from many area churches, including First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Central Church of Christ and Polk Street Methodist Church. The choir will perform a mix of patriotic and spiritual music.

9:45 p.m.: Fireworks Show:

Amarillo’s Route 66 Celebration fireworks presentation will be twice the size of the previous July 4th fireworks show, thanks to a sponsorship from (TBD). The Amarillo Mass Community Choir also will be performing music which will be choreographed to the music and performed live on the Toot ‘n’ Totum Main Stage and simulcast on radio stations TBD.

  • Fireworks street closings: State law requires the area around the fireworks be closed off during set up and the show. The launch site will be near the intersection of 8th and Johnson and streets in the area will be closed to traffic on Friday June 30 and Saturday July 1. Refer to map for details of closings.
  • Sixth Street closings: Sixth Street will be closed on Saturday July 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from xxxx Street to xxxx Street. Parking is available in designated areas. Refer to map for details of closings and parking.
  • Amarillo’s Route 66 Celebration closings: On Saturday July 1, Polk Street will be closed from Fourth to Ninth streets. Fifth through Ninth streets will be closed from Tyler to Pierce streets.
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  • Downtown Parking: The City of Amarillo parking garage will be open and available for paid parking. Other downtown parking is available. Those attending are encouraged to use the parking map available in the Amarillo Globe-News and on to locate public parking. Please park only in areas marked by Amarillo’s Route 66 Celebration sign.
  • Off-site parking and transportation is available at Amarillo College beginning at 4 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.. Parking will be allowed on Lot 1 on the northwest corner of AC’s Washington Street campus. Buses will run to downtown and back with the last bus leaving at approximately 11:30 p.m.
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