Since 2008 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. We screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos, and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by outdoor classics screenings in a starlit desert, with special happenings and spaces.
A tour through the Big Bend region to visit the filming locations of the 1985 movie, . Actors from the movie will participate throughout the weekend, and two nights of activities in Alpine will include a screening of the movie.
A celebration of music and Texas. Viva Big Bend’s seventh year will showcase more than 50 bands at venues in Alpine (including on the patio at The Reata Restaurant), Marfa, Fort Davis and Marathon. VBB also hosts family friendly activities.
Theatre of the Big Bend presents Bleacher Bums Friday, Saturday amd Sunday evenings in the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.
Written by Joe Mantegna – In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game.
A family friendly event with dancing, food, shopping, summer games and a scavenger hunt throughout our downtown area.
Alpine Cowboys baseball, outdoor theatre, and a block party over the weekend lead up to the annual parade, car show, live music and fireworks on Wednesday, July 4th.
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.