Please don’t let the slow pace of West Texas fool you, there’s plenty of activity in this desert. A variety of events in Alpine and the West Texas area are always popping up, from weekly farmer’s markets to the grand and glamorous Artwalk in November. Mark your calendars, book your rooms and plan to take in the happenings about town.

Every Week:

  • Check out Live Music most weekends at Alpine’s beloved Railroad Blues, our very own “world famous beer & wine tourist trap”.
  • The Alpine Farmers Market – Alpine’s two Farmers Markets are held every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the courtyard of the Hotel Ritchey (corner of 5th St. and Murphy St.) and at the Big Bend Thrift Store (corner of 5th St. and Ave. A). Get fresh veggies all year plus baked goods, crafts and more. Our little market has been getting bigger and better every week!

Coming Soon

March 28-April 3, 2015: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical thriller, presented by the SRSU Theatre Program.
8:15 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. Sundays in Marshall Auditorium.
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April 17-18, 2015: 29th Annual Trappings of Texas

Custom Gear / Western Art Exhibit & Sale. For the past 29 years, the Museum of the Big Bend has exhibited some of the very best cowboy gear and fine Western Art in the longest running event of its kind in the country. Featuring a Preview Party on Friday, and a Sale, Reception and Dance on Saturday. The exhibit continues through May.
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April 17-19, 2015: Big Bend Gem & Mineral Show

The 26th Annual Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show, at the Alpine Civic Center. Free Admission, Door Prizes, Demonstrations.
More information: Paul Graybeal, (432) 729-4526 or

April 24-26, 2015: An Evening of One-Act Plays

Three evenings of student directed plays from the SRSU Theatre Lab. Talk-back sessions will follow each evening.
8:15 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. Sundays in the Studio Theater of the Francois Fine Arts Building.
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May 1-3, 2015: Cinco de Mayo

Alpine’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is a local tradition featuring an enchilada dinner, themed parade, music, dancing, car show and the popular Grand Mercado at Kokernot Park.
More information: (432) 386-3774


May 20-July 22, 2015: Alpine Cowboys Baseball

Alpine’s tradition of small-town professional baseball began in the 1940s and continues today at beautiful, historic Kokernot Field, the “best little ballpark in Texas”. The o6 Alpine Cowboys compete in the Pecos League against teams from New Mexico and Colorado.
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June 26-July 19, 2015: Annie Get Your Gun – Rodeo Production

The Theatre of the Big Bend will mark its 50th season with their unique “rodeo production” of the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun. Fridays-Sundays at 8:15 p.m. in the S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena at Sul Ross State University.
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Season Brochure: Download PDF file

July 4, 2015: Fourth of July / Fiesta del Barrio

Alpine’s July 4th festivities include the annual parade, fireworks display, and two locations for live music and community celebration.

July 10-12, 2015: West Texas Legends Golf Tournament

A 36-hole, two-man, low-ball golf tournament at Alpine Country Club.
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July 14-15, 2015: Dark Night Readings

Two evenings featuring the works of student playwrights from around the region, presented by the SRSU Theatre Lab in the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. Talk-back sessions will follow each evening.
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July 16-19, 2015: Ultimate Fandango

A tour through the Big Bend region to visit the filming locations of the 1985 movie, Fandango. Actors from the movie will participate throughout the weekend, and two nights of activities in Alpine will include a screening of the movie.
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July 23-26, 2015: Viva Big Bend music festival

A celebration of music and Texas. Part music festival and part music-industry conference, Viva Big Bend’s 4th year will showcase more than fifty bands at venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon.
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July 30-August 1, 2015: Drive Big Bend

Drive Big Bend is a new car festival featuring antique, classic and performance automobiles. Enjoy the best driving roads – unmatched in the state – and three days filled with cars, tours, music and happy hours. There will also be a car show at historic Kokernot Field in Alpine.
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August 7-8, 2015: Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo provides an opportunity for working cowboys to show real cowboy skills and at the same time celebrate our ranching heritage and create exposure for a unique American lifestyle.
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September 5-7, 2014: Big Bend Balloon Bash

Three Days of balloon launches at Alpine-Casparis airport (weather permitting), and don’t miss the Saturday night Fire Concert at Buck Stadium!
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September 26, 2015: Alpine Kite Festival

Lessons, Stunt Kite Demonstrations, Food and Music. 10:00 a.m. until dark at Ramada of Alpine, admission is free.
More information: Call Ramada at (432) 837-1100

November 20-21, 2015: ARTWALK 2015

A two-day free arts festival that fills Alpine’s galleries and streets with visual surprises and spirited live music.
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