Events

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

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September 19-20, 2014: Alpine Jazz Festival

Live Jazz from various performers in the outdoor pavilion at Ramada of Alpine from 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
More information: Call Ramada at (432) 837-1100

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September 27, 2014: 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

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September 27, 2014: Robert Earl Keen

Texas Music legend Robert Earl Keen will perform at the Granada Theatre to help raise funds for Marfa Public Radio.
More information: marfapublicradio.org/blog/robert-earl-keen-concert-to-benefit-krts-on-saturday-sept-27/

October 10-19, 2014: Moises: A Modern-Day Tragedy

World premiere performance by the SRSU Theatre Program of a new play by Liz Coronado Castillo. The play faces hard-hitting issues surrounding culture and the stigma of mental illness amongst Latinos.
8:15 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. Sundays in the Studio Theater of the Francois Fine Arts Building.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

November 20-22, 2014: East 2nd Street

The SRSU Theatre Lab presents a new play by Luke Miller, adapting childhood classic Peter Pan into a modern-day noir setting.
8:15 p.m. in the Studio Theater of the Francois Fine Arts Building.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

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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

December 6-7, 2014: Mountain Country Christmas Bazaar

A 2-day Christmas Arts & Crafts Show at the Alpine Civic Center.
More information: gfwcwomansclubofalpine.vpweb.com/Events-and-Fundraisers.html

December 14, 2014: Tour of Historic Alpine Homes

Each year a selection of significant historic Alpine homes are opened to the public for guided viewing. The web site for Historic Alpine also offers information on the history of the homes on past tours.
More information: http://www.historicalpine.org

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.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

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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.
More information: www.texascowboypoetry.com

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.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

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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.
More information: ww2.sulross.edu/museum/trappings__2014schedule.html

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.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

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.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

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