July

ALPINE: July 5-7 “Our Lady of the Tortilla” Theatre of the Big Bend presents an outdoor production of this goofy 1987 comedy about a Latino family’s revelations as a pious aunt discovers the Virgin Mary in her first batch of tortillas. Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. 432-837- 8218; sulross.edu/theatre

ALPINE: June 29-July 4 Alpine’s Fourth of July Celebration The week’s events leading up to Independence Day include Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theatre, a neighborhood block party, annual parade, car show, live music, and July 4 fire- works. Various locations. 432-837-2326; visitalpinetx.com

ALPINE: July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28; Aug 2-4 “Nunsense” Theatre of the Big Bend presents an outdoor production of this hilarious spoof about the misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken Nunnery as they try to raise money to bury sisters who were accidentally poisoned by the convent cook. Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. 432-837- 8218; sulross.edu/theatre

ALPINE: July 19-21 Sul Ross Weekend The 43rd annual long weekend of events celebrates Sul Ross State University and supports its rodeo program. Activities include a dance with live music, roping events, sport clay shooting, and poker and golf tournaments. Various locations. 940-549-3717; sulrossexes.com

ALPINE: July 25-28 Viva Big Bend
 More than 60 live shows will take place during the event’s eighth year, featuring a wide range of music genres. Concerts are held in at least 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, and Marathon. Various locations. vivabigbend.com

ALPINE: July 31-Aug. 2 West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days – It provides rural nonprofits with access to funding sources, opportunities for collaboration, and capacity-building services to more effectively meet the needs of rural West Texas communities. Grant seekers, grant makers, representatives of public agencies, and elected officials can explore new partnerships that lead to mutual understanding, successful grant proposals, and more financial resources for rural West Texas. Sul Ross State University, East US 90. 432-837-8011; wtxrpd.org

EL PASO: June 15-Aug. 24 The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
At America’s largest interactive-comedy, murder-mystery dinner show, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while feasting on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect before you know it. Holiday Inn El Paso West—Sun- land Park, 900 Sunland Park Drive. 866- 496-0535; thedinnerdetective.com

EL PASO: July 4 Independence Day Celebration This celebration features local bands, food vendors, children’s activities, and dancing in the plaza. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy the tunes from local groups. San Jacinto Plaza, 114 W. Mills Ave. 915-212-1704; elpasotexas.gov/ parks-and-recreation

FORT DAVIS: July 4 Coolest 5K in Texas This 5K includes a 1K fun run/walk. The event benefits the Fort Davis Higher Education Foundation. Jeff Davis County Park, 100 Memorial Square No. 4. 432-426- 3015; fortdavis.com

FORT DAVIS: July 4-6 Coolest Fourth of July The pageantry of Independence Day comes alive in the rugged and scenic town of Fort Davis. Comedy acts, gunfights, vendors, tasty food, live music, a parade, and fireworks await visitors. Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, 100 Memorial Square No. 4. 432-426-3015; fortdavis.com

FORT DAVIS: July 12-14 Open Weekend at Davis Mountains Preserve The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve opens for hiking, biking, equestrian activities, picnics, photography, birding, and other outdoor pursuits on select days. Davis Mountains Preserve, 25 miles north- west of Fort Davis on SH 118 (about 10 miles past McDonald Observatory). 432-426-2390; nature.org

FORT DAVIS: July 25-28 Viva Big Bend Part music festival and part music-industry conference, Viva Big Bend’s eighth year showcases more than 50 bands at venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, and Marathon. Various locations. 432-426-3015; vivabigbend.com

MONAHANS: July 4 Freedom Fest Have fun with a parade, craft and food vendors, swimming, a sand dig, live entertainment, a bike tour, and fireworks. Hill Park, Fifth Street and Allen Avenue. 432-943-2187; monahans.org

MONAHANS: July 27 Butterfield Festival This event features a pie auction, horse- shoe and washer tournament, bull rides, and a dance with music by Kyle Park. Ward County Coliseum, 3203 S. Stockton Ave./ SH 18. 432-943-2187; monahans.org

PECOS: July 13-14 La Onda Car Show and Concert The ninth annual event features a car show and bike exhibition and has DJ entertainment, food vendors, and an evening concert. Reeves County Civic Center, 1500 S. Cedar St. 432-448-1102

PECOS: July 27-28 Night in Old Pecos Celebrate Pecos with this downtown festival of live music, dancing, and a variety of vendors including food, toys, and face painting. Downtown Pecos. 432-445-2406; visitpecos.com

 

June

ALPINE: June 1 Fiesta 1888 A celebration of Alpine history, this event highlights historic Murphy Street. Enjoy historic photos, storytellers, video interviews with Alpine residents, and a tour of historic homes alongside a street party featuring music, food, and dancing. Historic Murphy Street, 100 W. Murphy St. 432- 837-0914; visitalpinetx.com

ALPINE: June 14-16 Alpine Photo Week- end The Museum of the Big Bend presents its 2019 summer photography exhibit featuring the work of Burton Pritzker. This annual event includes the opening exhibit reception on Friday followed by a day of photography talks, demonstrations, and workshops on Saturday, as well as guided photo hikes and walks. Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison. 432-837-8143; museumofthebigbend.com

ALPINE: June 21-23, 28-30; July 5-7 “Our Lady of the Tortilla” Theatre of the Big Bend presents an outdoor production of this goofy 1987 comedy about a Latino family’s revelations as a pious aunt discovers the Virgin Mary in her first batch of tortillas. Kokernot Outdoor Theatre. 432-837- 8218; sulross.edu/theatre

ALPINE: June 29-July 4 Alpine’s Fourth of July Celebration The weeks events include Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theatre, a neighborhood block party, annual parade, car show, live music, and July 4 fireworks. Various locations. 432-837- 2326; visitalpinetx.com

ALPINE: June 29 Fiesta del Barrio Community celebration and extended Al- pine family reunion includes vendors and live music. Medina Park, 209 S. 10th St. 432-294-2398

EL PASO: June 15-Aug. 24 The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show At America’s largest interactive-comedy, murder-mystery dinner show, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while feasting on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect be- fore you know it. Holiday Inn El Paso West—Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park Drive. thedinnerdetective.com

PECOS: June 21 Golden Girl of The Old West Revue and Little Miss Cantaloupe Pageant Local teen girls compete for the title Golden Girl and younger girls compete for the title of Little Miss Cantaloupe. Pecos High School Auditorium, 1201 S. Park St. 432-445-2406; visitpecos.com

PECOS: June 26-29 Reeves County Sheriff’s Posse Nightly Dance Enjoy four nights of dancing under the stars with live entertainment after the rodeo. Reeves County Sheriff’s Posse Barn, 1400 S. Cedar St. 432-448-6844

PECOS: June 26-29 West of the Pecos Rodeo Enjoy four exciting nights of calf roping, bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. Reeves County Arena, 1500 S. Cedar St. 432-445-2406; pecosrodeo.com

PECOS: June 28 Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction Selected inductees and families are honored by the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame for achievements in rodeo. Following is a barbecue lunch. Windmill Square Pavilion, 100 E. Dot Stafford St. 432-445- 2406; texasrodeohalloffame.com

VAN HORN: June 23 Frontier Days
 A Van Horn tradition since 1899, enjoy a day of food, fun, a ranch rodeo, school re- unions, and an outdoor street dance. Downtown Van Horn, 107 W. Broadway St. 432-283-2682; vanhorntexas.org

 

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