Viva Big Bend by J. Griffis Smith
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.
The Alpine Visitor Center at the corner of Holland Avenue and 3rd Street (106 N. 3rd) prepares a weekly activities calendar for Alpine. Click here to download the calendar for the week of September 17, 2018.
- Check out Live Music most weekends at Railroad Blues, the Ole Crystal Bar and other venues around town.
- The Alpine Farmers Market – Every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. on historic Murphy Street (just East of 5th Street). Get fresh veggies all year plus baked goods, crafts and more!
A 160-mile ultra marathon through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Runners meet up in Alpine, and celebrate the end of the race at our own Big Bend Brewing Company!
More information: trans-pecosultra.com
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
A two-day free arts festival that fills Alpine’s galleries and streets with visual surprises and spirited live music.
More information: artwalkalpine.com