Cafe Con Nosotros @ Ashmore Inn & Suites
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am

We will be drawing for 2 FREE CINCO DE MAYO TICKETS at this
Café Con Nosotros!
*Must be present to win

Tammy and Rick are both charged with aiding the business community of the area through expertise in operations and expansion of opportunities. Tammy is a specialist in efficiency and process improvement and can save businesses money through streamlining and smart management. Rick provides new opportunities in that he facilitates the certification of minority and women owned businesses through the State of Texas as Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB). HUB’s are “first in line service and product” suppliers to all state agencies when they go looking for vendors. HUB businesses have their own directory for state agencies to easily locate them and communicate about upcoming opportunities. Certification is a bit of a process, but Rick Palmer will work with all qualifying businesses to get it completed as quickly as possible. So, if you want to make money running your business better, Tammy will provide some tools and tips on Thursday. If you want more opportunities to be a supplier to a state agency—Rick will show you how HUB certification can work for you.

Pasos Para El Éxito (Step Up for Success!)
May 2 @ 4:00 pm

If you have a business or are thinking about starting your own business, make plans to attend this workshop and we will give you the steps you need for success!

Happy State Bank, the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and West Texas A & M Small Business Development Center are here to help you with business and banking, so you can focus on success!

This event is free and dinner will be provided!

Come get answers to the following:
What is the best legal structure for my business?
What is a DBA?
How can I get a small business loan?
How do I create a budget?
How do I create credit for my business?
How do I write a business plan?

For more information, call 806-372-5151

Cinco De Mayo Fajita Festival @ Starlight Ranch
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Cinco De Mayo Fajita Festival

Is In 3 DAYS!!

Tickets are now on Sale!

Get yours at Amigos and all United Supermarket locations in Amarillo.

$25 in Advance – $30 at the Door

Only two information booth spaces left!
Cooking teams ares still available, but they’re filling up fast!
Reserve yours today!

If your business is interested in a cooking team or information booth please fill out the form below

Click Here for The Sponsorship & Registration Form

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated as a community in Amarillo. We partner with other organizations to host the region’s biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Amarillo. This event includes a Fajita cook-off contest known as Fajita Festival. This is a great environment to enjoy live music and celebrate with 2,500 festive individuals. 

If you would like to promote your business at this event please call our office at (806)-379-8800.

Tickets available at all Amarillo and Hereford United Supermarkets and Amigos.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door

Make sure to check out these cooking teams and information booths at
Cinco de Mayo on May 4th!

Fajita Cooking Teams
Affiliated Foods
Amarillo National Bank
Atmos Energy
Bell Flight
CareXpress Urgent Care OccMed
CNS Pantex
Compadres BBQ
Attorney Dean Boyd
Farmers Insurance – Cortes Agency
First United Bank
FirstBank Southwest
Happy State Bank
Hernandez Law Firm
KAMR & Townsquare
Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Prime Lending
Tyson Fresh Meats
UniFirst Corporation

Information Booths
Boost Mobile
Broome Optical
Department of Public Health
Enchanted Florist & More
Family Support Services
Greg Sagan for Congress
Oneida Dental
Pronto Insurance
Quick Quack Car Wash
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo
Royal Prestige
Street Automotive Group
Valdez Roofing
Xcel Energy

This year Cinco de Mayo will be at a new location, The Starlight Ranch! 

Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center Open House
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meal served at $5 per person

Let us serve you at Open House!
Enjoy an afternoon of FREE activites – cookies/milk.
Sign up for the summer camp for a reduced rate!

  • Archery
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Riding the Zip-Line
  • Fishing
  • Hike to the waterfalls
  • Tour the Facilities
  • Gift Shop

Please RSVP to (806) 488-2268 or email

Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center Open House
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meal served at $5 per person

Let us serve you at Open House!
Enjoy an afternoon of FREE activites – cookies/milk.
Sign up for the summer camp for a reduced rate!

  • Archery
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Riding the Zip-Line
  • Fishing
  • Hike to the waterfalls
  • Tour the Facilities
  • Gift Shop

Please RSVP to (806) 488-2268 or email

Business Opportunities Luncheon @ Saltgrass Steakhouse
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us this month at Saltgrass Steakhouse as Julie Hulsey, who is the area Vice President of GBS Insurance Professionals Dallas Health and Welfare, covers everything you wanted to know about HR, but were too afraid to ask; such as the latest employment issues that can affect you and your small business.

Happy State Bank Block Party
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

24th & Grand

Hora Social
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate 6 great years of Amarillo Wireless
with food, beverages, and networking!

Salvation Army Lunch With The Homeless Day
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

National Salvation Army Week is a time for us to thank all of our generous donors, businesses, and volunteers who allow us to accomplish all that we do. We also love to incorporate those we serve. Lunch With The Homeless Day is an opportunity for the community to be a listening ear to a hurting heart in a safe and supervised environment. We are hoping that this will help break down the barriers of the misconceptions that homeless people are of any less value or that they are scary. Homeless people are just like you and I….It’s nice to just talk with someone. $5 will provide your lunch and theirs as well. We will provide the guests. Come give just a bit of your time to help someone get through one more day. This will be an experience you won’t forget.
Tickets can be purchased at 400 S. Harrison St. and the day of the event.

There will be other activities that will occur throughout the week to show our appreciation to other major partners who support The Salvation Army. For more information about The Salvation Army programs, services, or to volunteer please call our main office at (806)373-6631 or visit Secure donations can be made online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY(Specify Amarillo).

Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center Summer Camps @ Ceta Canyon
May 30 @ 9:00 am

There is still time to sign up for SUMMER CAMP

at Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center

Faith ~ Fun ~ Friendship

  • Ages 2nd grade thru 12th grade (Camps are by 2018 Fall grade)
  • Bible Studies, Praise Worship, Giant Double Water Slide, Jumping Pillow, Archery, Swimming, Basketball
  • Most camps start on Monday and end on Friday. Go to for summer camp registration and information

Dates/Fees Click here for more information

CAMP NAME                          DATE                 FEE

Lil’ Ceta #1 – grades 2-3         May 30-June 1   $173

One Way – grades 7-9           June 11-15          $299

One Way – grades 9-12         June 18-22          $299

One Way – grades 4-6           June 25-29          $288

Lil’ Ceta #2 – grades 2-3         July 11-13           $173

Whoz-We-R – grades 4-6        July 16-20           $288

Camp NOVA – grades 7-12     July 23-27           $299

Lil’ Ceta #3 – grades 2-3               July 30-August 1   $173