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Upcoming Events in Big Bend Country

El Paso

Sun City Craft Beer Festival

May 21-22

El Paso Convention Center Plaza, 1 Civic Center Plaza

More than 50 breweries are expected to bring their brews to downtown El Paso. Along with an indoor bar and liquor garden, the event has live music from local bands, vendors, a human billiards table and gigantic games, food vendors, and more than 170 craft beers.

suncitycraftbeerfest.com

Alpine

Spirits of the West, Wine and Beef Fest

May 27-29

Alpine’s Artwalk is excited to announce the first annual Spirits of the West, Wine and Beef Fest. Standing true to Artwalk’s mission, this new event showcases signature beef bites from local beef companies to honor the area's long-time tradition of cattle ranching. In addition, handpicked Texas wineries and distilleries provide homegrown pairings to highlight West Texas gourmet food. Several hand-selected local artists are participating in the celebration. Friday has a VIP preview with limited availability to kick off the event. General admission is available from Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition to the evening festivities, Artwalk hosts a Saturday morning 5K fun run.

spiritsofthewestfest.com

Del Rio

Noches Musicales

June 3-Aug. 26

Brown Plaza, 302 Cantu St.

Held every Friday from June through August, Noches Musicales includes dancing, music, and food trucks. Make sure to bring your own chairs. The events are BYOB.

lacasadelacultura.org

Midland

Family Fridays

June 3-July 29

Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave.

Spend Fridays at Blakemore Planetarium, with curated activities, multiple dome shows on a 360-degree state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system, and guided Cimarex Science on a Sphere tours.

museumsw.org/planetarium

San Elizario

Billy the Kid Festival

June 4-5

San Elizario Historic Art District, 1501 Main St.

An Old West gunfight, ghost tour, and performances of the play "1876: Billy the Kid" are just a few of the attractions at this two-day celebration for the infamous outlaw. The event also offers food, games, and dancing.

billythekidfestival.com

Alpine

Multicultural Festival

June 11-12

Kokernot Park, 1500 Fighting Buck Ave.

Alpine Multicultural Festival is two fun-filled days to experience the traditions of many different cultures through music, dance, food, and vendors.

visitalpinetx.com/event/alpine-multicultural-festival

Marfa

Agave Festival

June 16-19

Various locations

This annual festival celebrates the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, science, and spirits. It brings communities together through accessible programming that includes talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. The multi-day event offers tastings hosted by agave spirit producers, one-of-a-kind dining experiencs, and performances by leading artists in contemporary and regional music.

agavemarfa.com

Van Horn

Frontier Days

June 25

Van Horn City Park, Third and Austin streets

Family fun commences in Van Horn with a 5K run/walk, three-on-three basketball tournament, volleyball, cornhole, food, entertainment, and the Best Homemade Salsa in West Texas contest. An outdoor dance concludes the celebration.

vanhorntexas.org

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5

Downtown Del Rio, South Main Street

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Monahans

Freedom Festival

July 4

Hill Park

Let freedom ring with a parade, food and craft vendors, games, live music, and fireworks.

monahans.org

Marathon

Fourth of July Dance

July 4

Post Park , Avenue D

Marathon Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Fourth of July Dance at Post Park, going strong for over 100 years.

marathontexas.com/events

Alpine

Viva Big Bend

July 27-31

Various locations

Viva Big Bend showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, remarkable and talented people, an independent spirit, and an amazing culture. Approximately 55 bands and solo artists (with a wide variety of styles represented) are expected to be showcased in at least 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon, Terlingua, and Fort Davis this year.

vivabigbend.com

Van Horn

Mountain View Golf Tournament

Aug. 20-21

Mountain View Municipal Golf Course, 1000 Golf Course Drive

Have fun during a two-day, two-man tourney with barbecue.

vanhorntexas.org

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