A reminder that the Frontier Western Celebration begins this week in El Dorado. The Butler County Ranch Rodeo kicks off the weekend’s schedule of events Thursday night at the Civic Center Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Mutton Bustin, IPRA Extreme Bull Blow Out and the concert with Big Fat Fun all takes place Friday evening. More festivities, including the Duck Soup tournament and Haulin’ Balls events at East Park, all take place throughout Saturday starting in the morning. The festivities close the weekend’s events Sunday, Aug. 6.

- The El Dorado Municipal Band’s last performance of the season will be in the Frontier Western Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. “Rawhide” and The Magnificent Seven” will be performed along the parade route.