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Upcoming Events in Big Bend Country

Alpine

"Trappings of Texas"

July 1-Sept. 20

Considered one of the best Western art and custom cowboy gear exhibits in the country, the 34th annu...

Kaleena Ramos Memorial Golf Tournament

July 10-12

The tournament is a three-person scramble and scholarship fundraiser to honor the life of avid golfe...

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

July 17-19, 24-26; July 31-Aug. 2

Theatre of the Big Bend presents its outdoor production of this 1967 musical comedy with music and l...

Mimosas on Murphy Street

July 18

This street fair on Historic Murphy Street features vendor booths for shopping, eating, and imbibing...

Viva Big Bend

July 23-26

More than 60 live shows take place during Viva Big Bend’s ninth year, featuring a wide range of mu...

Texas Ranger 5K

July 25

This 5K fun run is held to raise funds for arts programming and murals in Alpine and the Big Bend re...

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

August 7-8

Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, this event features rodeo feats and performances...

Big Bend Invitational Golf Tournament

August 15-16

This two-day golf tournament is a two-person scramble, played one day in Alpine and one day in Marfa...

Three-Person Scramble Golf Tournament

Sept. 7

Hit the links at this fundraiser for Sul Ross State University's basketball team....

"A Feeling of Humanity: The Ken Ratner Collection"

Oct. 6

Featuring 70 works by both contemporary artists and early 20th century painters, this exhibit explor...

NCOM Bike Race

Oct. 10

Named after Cormac McCarthy's novel "No Country for Old Men," NCOM is a 1,000-mile, 383-mile, and 20...

Amistad: Lea and Dobie

Oct. 15

This roundtable discussion explores the lifelong friendship between artist Tom Lea and writer J. Fra...

Dia de los Quesos

Nov. 1

The sixth annual installment of Alpine's premier queso cookoff features live music and a lot of chee...

Center for Big Bend Studies Conference

Nov. 13-14

This annual event brings to the Sul Ross State University campus historians, archeologists, folklori...

Artwalk

Nov. 20-21

Alpine’s biggest arts festival spans two days in November to showcase a variety of art exhibitions...

Christmas in Alpine

Dec. 2

Make merry at this event that includes a lighted parade, an arts and crafts bazaar, community Christ...

El Paso

Sun City Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021

Have some fun in the sun exploring the westernmost city in Texas. On this culture-filled El Paso sca...

Viva! El Paso (CANCELED)

June 19-Aug. 23

This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the Sun Ci...

Alfresco Fridays

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This free concert series takes place every Friday throughout the summer months. ...

Ysleta Mission Festival

July 10-12

Recognized as one of El Paso’s premier festival events, Ysleta Mission Festival attracts tens of t...

Plaza Classic Film Fest

July 30-Aug. 9

Returning for its 13th year, the 11-day movie marathon features more than 100 films, offers discussi...

Alfresco Fridays

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28

This free concert series takes place every Friday throughout the summer months. ...

Mccamey

Wind Energy Capital of Texas Cookoff

Sept. 25-26

This annual event includes a barbecue competition, live music, children's activities, shopping vendo...

Odessa

West Texas Color Run

Sept. 19

Hosted by Odessa Christian School, the Color Run has 1K, 3K, and 5K races available for all ages. ...

Jaripeo Extremo en el Oeste de Texas

Sept. 26-27

See the thrill of an ameteur bull riding event. The Banda Los Sebastianes is performing as well. ...

Briar Patch Trade Days

Sept. 26-27

The Briar Patch in Odessa, Texas was established in 2007. The shop is brimming with antiques and vin...

San Elizario

The Mission Trail Art Market

June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Open on the third Saturday of every month through November, this pet-friendly art market takes place...

Binational History Conference

Sept. 3-6

Featuring more than 15 presenters over four days, this conference includes a day trip into Mexico co...

Terlingua

Big Bend Renegade

Nov. 13-15

Traveling artists are invited to spend a weekend unplugged in the West Texas desert. This is the fir...

Van Horn

Mountain View Golf Tournament

Aug. 21-23

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

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament

Nov. 27-Dec. 14

This is an annual desert mule deer hunting tournament....

Wickett

Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 2-4

Bands from Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas perform all day long for three days of music, ...

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.


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