Alpine, Texas

Upcoming Events in Alpine Texas


25 Big Bend Ranch Rodeo - Local ranch cowboys compete for cash and prizes in bronc riding, team doctoring, wild cow milking, team branding and team penning. Begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children younger than age 12.

Address: Sul Ross State University Range and Animal Science Center Rodeo Area, Hwy. 90 E. , Alpine, Texas
Ph: 432-837-5832 (Always call and confirm events)


14 - 16 Marfa Lights Festival - Includes music, craft and food booths, parades and street dances. Gun and knife show occurs Saturday and Sunday.

Address: Presidio Courthouse. , Alpine, Texas
Ph: 800-650-9696 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 17 Big Bend Balloon Bash - Hot air balloons ascend each morning above the Alpine Valley. Enjoy family activities on the airport grounds and a spectacular fire-glow concert on the final evening.

Address: Alpine Municipal Airport. , Alpine, Texas
Ph: 432-837-7486 (Always call and confirm events)

10 - 12 NIRA - Students from colleges and universities across the Southwest compete in bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, breakaway roping, barrel racing and goat typing.

Address: S.A.L.E. Arena, Hwy. 90 E. , Alpine, Texas
Ph: 432-837-8240 (Always call and confirm events)


12 Heaven to Hell Ride - Offers an introduction to the Big Bend for those who do not know its many splendored routes. Takes motorcyclists along 350 miles of mountain trails, from Alpine through the Chihuahuan Desert, paralleling the Rio Grande west to Presidio, to Marfa and the Davis Mountains, back to Alpine and then to Marathon. Preregistration is required.

Ph: 432-837-1070 (Always call and confirm events)

26 M2M (Marathon 2 Marathon) - Covers 26.2 miles between Alpine and Marathon. E. Hwy. 90.

Ph: 512-472-3254 (Always call and confirm events)


6 - 7 Gallery Night/Art Walk - Artists from across the Big Bend region display their work at locations in and around downtown. Includes the ever-popular art car parade, music, food and more, along with the showing of art and fine crafts.

Address: Downtown Alpine. , Alpine, Texas
Ph: 432-837-3067 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sul Ross State Univ. Museum of the Big Bend

For more than 70 years this museum has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region. Here, people have traveled and lived for over 11,000

Alpine, TX Museums

Fine Arts

Several theatre groups offer seasonal productions, including the Theatre of the Big Bend, which offers musicals and dramas under the stars during the summer; 915/837-8220. Big Bend Players presents between four and six shows each year; call 915/837-2921 for more information.

Alpine, TX Theatres

Woodward Agate Ranch

Source of famed Texas agates (red plume, pompom, and a rainbow of other types) colorful jasper, labradorite feldspar, calcite, precious opal, and other minerals. Hunt and collect on over 3,000 acres; guide service available (fee). Rough agate 50 cents per pound;

Alpine, TX Natural Attractions

Things to do near Alpine, TX

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