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Upcoming Events in Big Bend Country

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

Alpine

Plein Air Paint Out

Sept. 2-4

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Gather in the great outdoors with other painters who set out to capture the gorgeous Big Bend landscape.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Big Bend Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 3-4

Pete P. Gallego Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The Alpine Lions Club sponsors this annual gun and knife show. Bring used eyeglasses for $1 off admission.

e-clubhouse.org/sites/alpinetx

Monahans

Desert Reflections Car Show

Sept. 10

Hill Park, Fourth and Calvin streets

See spiffed-up cars at this annual car show, where trophies are awarded for the best of the best. There are also vendors on site.

Alpine

Sculpted Figures

Sept. 15-Nov. 1

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Big Bend Arts Council presents this sculpture exhibit featuring works made in a range of materials and related to the human body, with an opening night reception on Sept. 15.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Trappings of Texas

Sept. 15-Nov. 5

Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 36th annual Trappings of Texas is the nation's longest-running exhibit of premier Western art and custom cowboy gear. Enjoy an evening preview party, daytime artist demonstrations, grand opening reception and sale, and ranch roundup party during the opening weekend reception on Sept. 15-17.

museumofthebigbend.com

Del Rio

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration

Sept. 16-17

Brown Plaza , 305 Cantu St.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with live music, vendors, food trucks, dancing, and games for kids.

Alpine

Sul Ross State University Rodeo

Sept. 22-24

S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, US 90 East

See the Sul Ross State University rodeo team's world-ranking performers at the birthplace of college rodeo.

sulross.edu/rodeo

Native Plant Society of Texas Fall Symposium

Sept. 22-25

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

In 1991, the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology of the many vegetation regions of Texas through a series of symposia undertaken in conjunction with its annual members’ meeting. Every fall, the meeting convenes in a different region which focuses of that year’s symposium. Field trips, workshops, and exhibits complement the presentations that are open to the public.

npsot.org/wp/event/fall-symposium-hybrid

Del Rio

Oktoberfest

Sept. 24

Whitehead Memorial Museum , 1308 S. Main St.

Modeled after the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, Del Rio's event brings the fun with music, food, and dancing.

whiteheadmuseum.org

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Kress Building, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

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

Alpine

Big Bend Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 7-8

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Alpine’s mild weather makes it an attractive year-round destination, and the town is certified with an official Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. The inaugural Bluegrass Festival line-up includes the Kody Norris Show, the Edgar Loudermilk, the Old Rugged Choir, Second Time Around, Bluegrass Express, and Calamity Creek. Enjoy jamming, concessions, workshops, Rand drawings.

bigbendbluegrass.com

Big Bend Octane Fest

Oct. 7-10

The Stable Performance Cars, 511 W. Holland Ave.

High-performance autos cruise the Big Bend's scenic highways and participate in other events, including a show-n-shine and river road cruise.

thestablealpine.com

Del Rio

Fiesta de Amistad Parade

Oct. 22

South Main Street, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Enjoy a small-town parade with music, food trucks, and vendors.

Alpine

Big Bend Arts Council Membership Show

Nov. 3-Dec. 6

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Enjoy a range of artwork at the members' exhibit of the Big Bend region's premier arts organization, with an an opening reception on Nov. 3.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Midland

Artist Community Market

Nov. 5

Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois

Local artists and creatives showcase their wares. Patrons enjoy live performances, food trucks, and art activities.

acmidland.org/artist-community-market

Alpine

Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference

Nov. 11-12

Espino Conference Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 28th annual Center for Big Bend Studies conference brings together historians, archaeologists, folklorists, and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico.

cbbs.sulross.edu/conference

ArtWalk

Nov. 18-19

Downtown , 204 E. Holland Ave.

The 29th annual ArtWalk, Alpine's biggest arts festival, spans two days in November and showcases a variety of art exhibitions in many local businesses along with festivities and live music.

artwalkalpine.com

Van Horn

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament

Nov. 25-Dec. 12

Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway

This is an annual desert mule deer hunting tournament.

vanhorntexas.org

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