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.
- Check out Live Music most weekends at Alpine’s beloved Railroad Blues, our very own “world famous beer & wine tourist trap”.
- The Historic Murphy Street Saturday Market – Alpine’s small Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the courtyard of the Hotel Ritchey (corner of 5th St. and Murphy St.). Get fresh veggies all year plus baked goods, crafts and more. Our little market has been getting bigger and better every week!
June 13-August 21, 2014: The Chuckwagon Show
Every other Friday (and 2 Thursdays), The Bryon Garrison Theater Company takes the stage at the Granada Theater to present original musical theater highlighting some of the greats from Country Music history. A different show every time, featuring dinner from the incomparable chefs at the Saddle Club.
Full schedule at: www.facebook.com/bryongarrisontheatercompany
Tickets and information: (217) 820-4856
July 24-27, 2014: Viva Big Bend music festival
The 3rd Annual incarnation of the ultimate celebration of music and the Big Bend region of Texas. Part music festival and part music-industry conference, Viva Big Bend expects to showcase fifty bands at six different venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon and Fort Davis.
More information: www.vivabigbend.com
August 8-9, 2014: 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.
More information: www.bigbendranchrodeo.com
August 30-September 1, 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!
More information: www.bigbendballoonbash.com
November 21-22, 2014: ARTWALK 2014
A two-day free arts festival that fills Alpine’s galleries and streets with visual surprises and spirited live music.
More information: artwalkalpine.com