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

May 6-8, 2016: 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
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May 19-July 28, 2016: 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.
More information & game schedule: alpine.pecosleague.com/

May 27-29, 2016: Drive Big Bend

Drive Big Bend is an auto 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.
More information: drivebigbend.com

June 3-5, 2016: Alpine Photo Weekend

LOOK, LEARN & SHOOT: A full weekend of photography activities from the Museum of the Big Bend, including a new exhibit from the Texas Photographic Society, a day of photography talks and demonstrations, and two guided photo walks!
More information: visitalpinetx.com/alpine-photo-weekend

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June 17-July 3, 2016: Charlotte’s Web

The 51st season of the Theatre of the Big Bend presents an adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved book at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. Performances Friday-Sunday.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

July 1-24, 2016: Monty Python’s Spamalot

The Theatre of the Big Bend presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. Performances Friday-Sunday.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

July 2, 2016: Fiesta del Barrio

Alpine’s July 4th weekend festivities include this community celebration and extended Alpine family reunion.
More information: Norma Olivo, (432) 294-2398

July 4, 2016: Fourth of July

Alpine’s July 4th festivities include the annual parade, fireworks display, a car show, live music and community celebration.
More information: Rhonda Cole, (432) 837-5539

July 13-17, 2016: Marfa Film Festival

The acclaimed Marfa File Festival returns with screenings in Alpine!
More information: www.marfafilmfestival.com

July 28-31, 2016: Viva Big Bend music festival

A celebration of music and Texas. Viva Big Bend’s fifth year will showcase more than 50 bands at venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon. VBB also hosts family friendly activities.
More information: www.vivabigbend.com

August 12-13, 2016: 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. Held at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. Arena.
More information: www.bigbendranchrodeo.com

November 11-12, 2016: Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference

This annual event brings to the Sul Ross State University campus historians, archeologists, folklorists and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico.
More information: cbbs.sulross.edu

November 18-19, 2016: ARTWALK 2016

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

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Also, please feel free to browse the additional event listings on the local Alpine Chamber of Commerce site.