Alpine’s Cinco De Mayo celebration is a local tradition featuring a themed parade, music, dancing, car show and the popular Gran Mercado on historic Murphy Street. More information: 432-294-2370
TSP was started by Deborah Byrd, members of the Austin Astronomical Society, and McDonald Observatory in August 1979. It was a weekend gathering of amateur astronomers at Davis Mountains State Park near McDonald Observatory in far west Texas. In 1982, TSP was reorganized as a week-long event and was held at the Prude Guest Ranch near Fort Davis, Texas. For one year only, in 1997, the event was held at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment, on the banks of the Frio River, 40 miles north of Uvalde, Texas. In 1998, TSP returned to Prude Ranch, where it continues to be held annually in late April or in May near the time of new moon.
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.
Come race the ‘Texas Alps’ one of the most challenging courses in the Southwest. All routes will have neutral starts out of town and will finish in Ft. Davis in front of the Hotel Limpia. The 49 mile route will go from Ft. Davis to Madera Canyon and back (a lot of climbing). The 33 mile race will go from Ft. Davis to the McDonald Observatory Visitors Center and back. Up to 17% grades on Mt. Locke…Enjoy!
The 29th 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
Come to the Interpretive Center at Ft. Davis State Park to learn from an expert and see live snakes from right here in the Big Bend! Non-venomous live snakes.
February 10th Alpine will be celebrating the week of Valentine’s Day, the shops and galleries lining Alpine’s small, walkable downtown will be open into the evening as strolling mariachis and other local musicians entertain from storefront to storefront.
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.