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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Events in Big Bend Country

Fort Stockton

Texas History Days

March 2

Annie Riggs Museum , 301 S. Main St.

The Annie Riggs Memorial Museum welcomes children for exhibits and special presentations on the history of Pecos County and the state of Texas.

Del Rio

Texas State Parks Centennial Dark Skies Celebration

March 18

Devils River State Natural Area, 21715 Dolan Creek Road

Celebrate the dark skies of Devils River State Natural Area in partnership with the Devils River Conservancy and partnering astronomical associations. The event is held at the recently established Dark Sky Viewing Area within the headquarters complex.

Fort Stockton

Comanche Springs Rodeo

March 23-25

Pecos County Coliseum, 1658 Airport Drive

On the fourth weekend of March, head to the Comanche Springs Rodeo for a parade, dancing, live music, and traditional rodeo events. There's free admission on Thursday, and Friday is Family Night where kids ages 12 and under get in for free.


Starry Skies of Balmorhea

March 23

Balmorhea State Park, 9207 SH 17

Balmorhea State Park partners with McDonald Observatory to host a nighttime constellation education event, where guests float in the pool while looking up and learning about the stars and galaxy.


Spring Street Jam

March 25

Ward County Event Center, 1525 East Monahans Parkway

At this street dance, the community welcomes visitors to come by and enjoy the live music and vendors.

Spring Fling

April 4

Ward County Event Center, 1525 East Monahans Parkway

At the Spring Fling, the community welcomes visitors to come by and enjoy the live music and vendors.

Van Horn

Building Bridges Art Show

April 19-21

Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway

Local and regional artists display their sculptures, photography, oil paintings, and water colors to younger generations to bridge the gap and share the joy of art.


Airstrip Astronomy

April 22

Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex Interior District, 1900 Sauceda Ranch Road

Enjoy stargazing, astrophotography, and an astronomy-based oral history at the Sauceda Airstrip. Participants can view the night sky through the lens of telescopes by amateur astronomers, and learn the basics of night sky photography, all accompanied by an educational narrative through space and time. The evening winds down at the South Leyva campground, with limited camping on the airstrip.

Fort Stockton

Big Bend Open Road Race

April 23

Fort Stockton Convention Center, 2181 I-10 West

The most challenging open-road race in the country for more than 20 years, the Big Bend Open Road Race is a 118-mile loop from Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back that's open to everyone older than 18. Festivities include a car show, a party at Rooney Park, and a parade through town showcasing all the Vipers, Mustangs, Camaros, and other hot rods primed for the competition.

Del Rio

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 3-5

Brown Plaza, 305 Cantu St.

Celebrate the Battle of Puebla, which took place during the French-Mexican War when an outnumbered Mexican army defeated invading French forces at Puebla. Wednesday there is a parade, and Thursday and Friday include live music, food, and arts and crafts vendors.

Fort Stockton

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 6

Fort Stockton Convention Center, 2181 I10 West

Commemorate and celebrate Mexican history and culture. The party includes live bands, "folklórico" dancers, and street vendors. This is a free event that's open to the public.

Van Horn

Cinco De Mayo

May 6

Van Horn City Park, Second and Austin streets

Spend a full day celebrating the culture and traditions of Old Mexico with food, arts and crafts, mariachi bands, "folklórico" dancers, and local talent. A moonlit outdoor dance concludes the celebration.

Fort Davis

Mile-High Mountains Fest

May 13

Davis Mountains State Park, Indian Lodge, State Highway 118 North, Park Road 3

Guided hikes, educational booths, and kid-friendly activities take place throughout the park. Snap pics at selfie stations placed at photogenic vistas, participate in a scavenger hunt, and end the day with a ranger-led sunset program at the Skyline Drive Overlook.


Golf Tournament

May 20-21

Ward County Golf Course, 2028 SH 18 North

The Monahans Chamber of Commerce hosts this golf tournament held at the Ward County Golf Course. The tournament format is a three-person scramble.

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