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


February 5-7, 2015: Micro-Cinema: Our Native American Experience

Three evenings of screenings and talk-back sessions featuring a collection of independent films from Native American filmmakers.
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Guy & Pip Gillette entertain at Cowboy Poetry Gathering

February 27-28, 2015: 29th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a two-day event celebrating the oral tradition of the working cowboy in poetry, stories, and music. Enjoy more than 50 performers in the classrooms and on the stages of Sul Ross State University.
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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) 837-1605 or

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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