How to Spend Your Weekend in Wichita Falls

Some of us are bad planners. Some of us just don’t know what’s going on around town. And some of us are just waiting for a friend to suggest something to do to get off the couch.

If you’re one of those three people, we’re here for you! Here’s your weekend in the Falls for August 4-6, neatly planned to provide maximum fun over the next three days.


Downtown is your playground Friday. After clocking out from the 9-5, you’ll have some time to kill before your first event. Why not kill it at one of our local happy hour hot spots?

A perfect choice would be The Highlander Public House, conveniently located on Scott Avenue across from Big Blue with specials running from 5-7 p.m.

*That will leave you just enough time to scoot on over to the Backdoor Theatre for their Evening of Improv event. Fans of Whose Line Is It Anyway will get a kick out of the show whether they’re watching or joining in on the fun, and it’s a relatively cheap date option at just $10 per ticket.

EDIT:  Evening of Improv has sold out!! Check the calendar to find other fun events this weekend!


From there you’ve got some choices – head over to Lamar to catch Brandon Rhyder live at The Warehouse, or support a local act like It Hurts to be Dead at the Iron Horse Pub.  There’s no wrong choice in this scenario.


Don’t stay out too late Friday, because we’re up and back at it early for the Wichita Falls Gun & Knife Show at the MPEC. Don’t fret if you’re not much of a gun person, there’s plenty of other items to look over at the two-day show running from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

You’ll get some rest in the afternoon before heading back to the Iron Horse Pub (or heading there for the first time if you chose Brandon Rhyder) to see Seth James’ can’t-miss set from 8-11 p.m. The singer-songwriter may be familiar to Texas Country fans as he was formerly in the group The Departed with Cody Canada.

Other options for Saturday include a night at Maidens Madhouse Skating to watch some fast-paced roller derby action with Red River Roller Derby, or making a trip to Friendship Park in Burkburnett to watch The Secret Life of Pets under the stars (by the way, this option is FREE).


If you’re a fan of ropin’ and ridin’, you’ll want to check out the Texas Oklahoma Barrel Racing Association’s stop at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center from 6-10 p.m.

If not, head to brunch at Gourmet on the Fly to recover from the long weekend you’ve had, spend a day in nature checking out some of our local parks or do nothing. Stay in bed and binge watch something on Netflix. After the last two nights, you’ve earned it! 



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