ALPINE: Aug. 10-11 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo A sanctioned rodeo by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association featuring evening rodeo performances by real working cow­boys—including a cutting competition and reining horse competitions—plus dances each night. S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, US 90 East. 432-364-2696

EL PASO: August 2-12. El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival. The 11th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival will show more than 90 movies over 11 days. The festival draws more than 40,000 people each year and features appearances by celebrity guests, free film talks, free movies on Oregon Street and much more. Varies 915-533-4020

VAN HORN: Aug. 18-19 Mountain View Golf Tournament A two-man, two-day tour­nament with barbecue on Saturday night. Van Horn Mountain View Golf Course, I-10 Golf Course Drive.



ALPINE: May 28-July 18 Alpine Cowboys Baseball Alpine’s tradition of small-town professional baseball began in the 1940s and continues today at the beautiful, historic Kokernot Field, the “best little ballpark in Texas.” Loop Road. 432-386-3402

ALPINE: June 22-24, 29-30; July 1 “Bleacher Bums” Theatre of the Big Bend presents Joe Mantegna’s comedy following a group of diehard Cubs fans in the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Kokernot Outdoor Theatre, Loop Road.

ALPINE: June 29-July 4 Alpine’s Fourth of July Celebration Enjoy Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theater, and a block party over the weekend leading up to the annual pa­rade, car show, live music, and fireworks on July 4. Various locations.

ALPINE: July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 “Smokey Joe’s Café” Theatre of the Big Bend presents a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock ’n’ roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwrit­ers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Kokernot Outdoor Theatre, Loop Road. 432-837-8218

ALPINE: July 26-29 Viva Big Bend More than 60 live shows will take place during the festival’s seventh 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.

MONAHANS: July 4 Freedom Fest Includes a parade, craft and food vendors, swimming, sand dig, live entertainment, The Blistering Sands Bike Tour, and fireworks. Hill Park, Fifth & Allen. 432-943-2187

MONAHANS: July 28 Butterfield Festival Event features a pie auction, horseshoe and washer tournament, bull rides, barbecue, and dancing. Ward County Coliseum, SH 18.


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