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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



June 15-18

Crowley Theater, Corner of Austin and El Paso streets

Inspired by a desire to bring artist-made films usually screened in galleries and museums to viewers in Far West Texas, it has hosted a diverse array of talent, including Harmony Korine, Cat Power, and Larry Clark. In addition to films made by visual artists, the festival focuses on showing unusual and rare archival, experimental, documentary, and narrative cinema.

El Paso

Viva! El Paso

June 23-Aug. 5

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road

Enjoy El Paso’s outdoor musical extravaganza, in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun. The Native American, the Spanish Conquistador, the Mexican, and the Western American cultures and their histories come alive through drama, song, and dance by a cast of over 50 performers.

Van Horn

Frontier Days

June 24-25

Van Horn City Park, Third and Austin streets

Family fun commences in Van Horn with swimming, school reunions, games, historic tours, vendors, and an outdoor dance.


Independence Day Golf Tournament

July 1-2

Ward County Golf Course, 2028 SH 18 North

Play a round of golf in this three-person tournament before taking in a fireworks show at night.

Fort Stockton

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

James Memorial Rooney Park , 2181 W. I-10

Ring in the Fourth of July in Fort Stockton, where previous festivities have included live music, vendors, and goat roping. The fireworks show starts after dark.


Freedom Festival

July 4

Hill Park, 500 S. Allen St.

Ring in the Fourth with a parade, food and craft vendors, games, live music, dunking booths, and fireworks.


Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Kokernot Municipal Park, 1500 Fighting Buck Ave.

Alpine's annual parade offers a car show, live music, and fireworks, plus Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theater, and other entertainment.

"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

July 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Kokernot Outdoor Theatre, 1104 Loop Road

Theatre of the Big Bend presents a production of the riotous musical comedy about a fictitious spelling bee at a middle school.


Celebration of the Arts

July 21-23

Bush Convention Center, 105 N. Main St.

Celebration of the Arts, organized by the Arts Council of Midland, is back for its 39th year. The cornerstone fine art, fine craft event in the Permian Basin, Celebration of the Arts features local artists and entertainers, nonprofit organizations, family activities, and special events throughout the weekend. Friday night offers a ticketed Premier Party showcasing visual artists.


Viva Big Bend

July 26-30

Various locations

Viva Big Bend’s 12th year features 60-plus shows in a wide range of music genres at more than 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Terlingua.

Fiesta 1888: Fiesta Musical

Aug. 5-6

Historic Murphy Street, 105 E. Murphy Ave.

This free concert and street festival on historic Murphy Street celebrates Alpine’s history and has featured storytellers, video interviews, historic exhibits, a tour of homes, music, food, and dancing over the years. This year's featured artist is Grammy Award-winning Tejano legend Augustin Ramirez, “La Ley de Tejas.”

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Aug. 11-12

S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, Paso del Norte Road

Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, this rodeo features brave performances by real working cowboys, a chuckwagon cook-off, and other activities.

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