SAN ANTONIO – How does a family-friendly day date sound? The Briscoe Western Art Museum is hosting a National Day of the Cowboy celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 24.
Cowboy Fun Under the Sun is an annual event that is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of July every year.
The free community event features indoor and outdoor activities for all ages and free admission to the museum and its exhibitions.
Guided tours of the museum will be available with bilingual options and will highlight artworks that relate to cowboys, cowgirls and vaqueros.
Cowpoke games and crafts where you dress up in a cowboy vest and spurs, make a stick pony and try out some barrel racing, learn how to rope and brand cattle, herd balloon animals, do a little bull riding, and show off your gunslinging skills will be available during the event.
There will also be a book reading from the Briscoe’s Curator of Art Emily Wilson who published the children’s book “Charlie Russell and the Gnomes of Bull Head Lodge.”
Stuntman Bruce Morgan, who worked in Hollywood Westerns in the 1970s, will be on hand to share behind-the-scenes stories about movie stunts.
If you’re hungry there will also be chuck wagon cooking with samples of peach cobbler and beans, along with food truck grub available to satisfy any hungry cowpokes.
There will also be a concert at the museum on the evening of July 24 but that event is ticketed. Tickets can be purchased here.
The concert, part of the museum’s Sips and Sounds of the West series, will take place at 7 p.m. at the McNutt Sculpture Garden. Marcy Grace will be performing.