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

February 3-4, 2017: MicroCinema Independent Film Series

A two-day film series held in the Studio Theatre on the campus of Sul Ross State University. This year’s series celebrates African American filmmakers in conjunction with Black History Month.
Information and tickets: www.sulross.edu/theatre

February 24-25, 2017: 31st 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

April 14-16, 2017: Alpine Gem & Mineral Show

The 28th Annual Alpine Gem and Mineral Show at the Alpine Civic Center features Big Bend Agates plus specimens from around the world. Free Admission, Door Prizes, Demonstrations.
More information: Paul Graybeal, (432) 729-4526 or www.moonlightgemstones.com/Gemshow.html

April 20-22, 2017: 31st Annual Trappings of Texas

Custom Gear / Western Art Exhibit & Sale. For the past 31 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 Thursday, Grand Opening Exhibit and Sale on Friday, and more Opening Weekend events. The exhibit continues through May.
More information: www.museumofthebigbend.com/trappings-of-texas/

April 28-29, 2017: 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. in the Studio Theater of the Francois Fine Arts Building.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

May 29-July 26, 2017: 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/

June 16-July 3, 2016: Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps

The Theatre of the Big Bend presents this broad farce comedy based on the novel by John Buchan and the film made famous by Alfred Hitchcock. Performances Friday-Sunday at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

July 2, 2017: 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, 2017: Fourth of July Celebration

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 8-24, 2017: The Fantasticks

The Theatre of the Big Bend presents an outdoor production of the acclaimed musical with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Performances Friday-Sunday at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.
More information: www.sulross.edu/theatre

July 27-30, 2017: 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 11-12, 2017: 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

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