The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites the city of San Antonio to a free celebration honoring the legacy of the cowboy, cowgirl, and vaquero at its National Day of the Cowboy event on Saturday, July 27, from high noon (12 p.m.) to 4 p.m.
This free, family-friendly event features indoor and outdoor activities inspired by the Briscoe Museum’s summer exhibition: Into A New West. The exhibition will be open to visitors and included with free admission. The National Day of the Cowboy celebration will take place on the museum’s campus at 210 W. Market St. within the Briscoe Sculpture Garden and Jack Guenther Pavilion.
National Day of the Cowboy event highlights include:
- Live music from the Barditch Hippies
- Food trucks and cash bar
- Cowboy character actors dressed in authentic gear display roping and branding skills
- Cowpoke games such as felt horseshoes, panning for gold, Nerf shooting gallery, and cornhole
- Cowboy crafts
- Briscoe jail, where event-goers can send friends and family members to a jail cell and get them out on bail by means of cash donations. All donations benefit the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
“The cowboy is a true Western and American icon that transcends time,” said Michael Duchemin, president and CEO of the Briscoe Museum. “As a museum dedicated to the preservation of the art and history of the American West, we are pleased to share this celebration of cowboy culture with the community.”
As of May 2015, Texas became the 10th state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy Commemoration. For more information and a complete event schedule, please visit BriscoeMuseum.org or call 210.299.4499.