Events and Attractions

The main attraction to the Big Bend area is the National Park. The eighth largest national park in the lower 48 states and the least visited! Come on down!

Here’s a list of up coming events in the area to give you an excuse to come on down to the Big Bend:

Sunday, 4 June

Time for an Open House at Eve’s Garden
Come over, bring a friend, a snack, and your bathing suit.
Don’t be surprised it you hear some tunes coming from the courtyard and see our friend Garner Sloan and his playmates humming.
http://garnersloan.com/
We’ll have beer and some snacks too.

Saturday, July 1

Marathon’s Annual Fourth of July Dance and BBQ
at Post Park (AKA Fort Pena Colorado Park)
The 4th of July Dance is one of the most popular events in Brewster County as well as having the distinction of being the longest running.
It is held every year at the Post Park on the Saturday closest to the 4th of July.
Entertainment provided by Craig Carter and his Spur of the Moment Band
All proceeds benefit the Marathon ISD Booster Club
The weekend of the 4th of July Dance coincides with the Chili Cook-Off held at the Marathon Motel. So if you haven’t had enough and looking for more activity, please join us at the Cook-Off!
Schedule:
BBQ starts at noon until 3:00pm
Dance begins at 9:00pm until 1:00am
Suggested Donation

July 27 -30

Viva Big Bend Music Festival

Viva Big Bend numero seis is July 27-30, 2017!
More than 55 bands in 10+ venues in four communities. It’s a celebration of music and far West Texas that is not to be missed. Check out our website for all the details and updates (lineup to be announced in the spring).

vivabigbend.com

Saturday, 2 December, 2017

Fiesta De Noche Buena

The Fiesta De Noche Buena is a convivial festival reflecting the spirit of the season and our community. Held the first weekend in December, local residences and business owners come together on Main Street for this festive occasion providing an evening of dancing, food and fun. A raffle benefiting a local charitable organization is usually held and Main Street shops are open late with many special attractions. Here one can expect to find no distinction between visitor and locals.

Make your plans to come to the Big Bend area at this time, stop in, grab a drink and help us bring in the Holidays!

Sunday, 13 December AMYANDDANA

House concert with Amy Sue Berlin, Dana Louise, and Kendra

Fun Arkansas / Austin originals. Harmonies, ukulele, and two wicked guitars.

We’ll have a social hour starting at 6PM, then super fun live music from 7ish.
It’s a pot-luck, we’ll have snacks and Big Bend Brewery Beer, bring something to share if it’s easy, but COME enjoy great music and great community. 2015 Official House Concert Logo

jonmaria_antiquefinalSaturday, 28 November 2015

House Concert with world’s top scotch folk band

Maria Moss and Jon Hogan Sting Band

We’ll have a social hour starting at 6PM, then super fun live music from 7ish.
It’s a potluck, we’ll have snacks and Big Bend Brewery Beer, bring something to share if it’s easy, but COME enjoy great music and great community.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

House Concert with Singer-Songwriter-Story-teller
Stephen K Morris
Join Eve’s Garden for a fun outdoor house concert with Stephen K Morris, Americiana, songwriter, story teller based in the hill country, TX.
We’ll have fun live music from 6ish to sunset.
It’s a potluck, we’ll have snacks and Big Bend Brewery Beer, bring something to share if it’s easy, but COME enjoy great music and great community
 
 
His original lyrics will make you chuckle and grin while others carry more weight and will have you considering different walks of life
 
We’re proud members of Folk Alliance International.
They ask us to ask you to call for an invite.
We ask you to COME!
432 386 4165
 
Next house concert
Saturday Nov 28
Maria Moss & Jon Hogan
Scortch Folk

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015

House Concert with Amy Coffman

On April 28th the Amarillo based acoustic folks rocker Amy Coffman debuts at Eve’s Garden B&B in Marathon. This singer song writer will entertain from 6PM to 8 or 9 or midnight.
Join us for a fun night of original music and community.
Bring a snack if it’s easy.
We’ll make snacks and have a keg of Big Bend Brewery beer!
If it’s sunny we’ll be in the new outdoor courtyard, rainy in the covered courtyard by the pond.
Price of admission: tip the musician.
Please come.
We joined (and support) Folk Alliance International and now have to say “Call for an invitation” on our promotions for House Concerts. 432 386 4165
All welcome!

Give her a listen at

www.amycoffmanmusic.com

Thursday, 24 February, 2015

House Concert with The Flying Sombreros!

LIVE MUSIC with the Famous Jim Keaveny and the Flying Sombreros
On Thursday evening, the 24th of February.

Starting at 6PM until 10pm ish.
At Eve’s Garden B&B – inside if it’s cold out, in the courtyard if nice weather.

Bring a snack if it’s easy or just come over. Tips are encouraged for this fabo band.

Eve’s Garden will provide snacks and beer.

Gonna be a super time!
We’re looking forward to seeing everybody.
432 386 4165

2015 Official House Concert LogoWe’ve joined and support Folk Alliance International, so it’s cool for us to have a house concert. The rules say we’re to write “call for an invite” on our digital invites. 432 386 4165

 

Saturday, 22nd of November, 2014

What better way to kick off the holiday season:
LIVE MUSIC with the Famous Jim Keaveny and the Flying Sombreros with Austin’s Guy Town!
On Saturday evening, the 22nd of November,
At Eve’s Garden B&B 200 NW 3rd St in Marathon, TX

Everybody welcome. Bring a snack if it’s easy or just come over. Tips are encouraged for these fabo bands.

Eve’s Garden will provide snacks and beer.

Gonna be a super time!
We’re looking forward to seeing everybody, it’s been a while since we’ve had a show. Bring a friend!
432 386 4165

July 25 – 28, 2013 – Thursday to Saturday

Viva Big Bend Annual Music Festival is held all around Far West Texas. In 2013, the festival will host events at nearly a dozen venues in the towns of Alpine, Fort Davis, Marathon and Marfa. More than 50 bands (representing a wide variety of genres) will entertain. There are many other events happening during VBB, including an art show, kids’ activities and functions geared toward musicians/music-industry reps. 2012 was the first year of the music festival, and it was a big success – we recommend booking tickets (and hotel rooms) early this year.

More info http://vivabigbend.com/

August 2, 2013 – Friday

PRISCILLA WIGGINS ARTIST’S RECEPTION

Starting at 5  PM

at The Galleries at Eve’s Garden

Ave C & NW 3rd St

432 386 4165

Reception celebrating Priscilla’s 30+ years painting outdoors

and book signing presenting Jim Glendinning’s new book Legendary Locals of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains

 Everyone Welcome!

Wine, beer, and Hors d’oeuvres

 

October 26, 2013 – Saturday

Marathon 2 Marathon

The Marathon 2 Marathon is an annual event held in late October. This event consists of the full 26.2 mile Marathon, a 13.1 mile Half Marathon, a 6.2 mile 10K and a 3.1 mile 5K all sharing the same course on Hwy 385 north between Ft. Stockton and Marathon finishing in front of the Historic Gage Hotel in downtown Marathon. Other activities included in this event is a pre-race pasta dinner, a Catfish Fry Fundraiser with live entertainment, an awards ceremony followed by a post race party with live entertainment.
For more detailed information regarding this event, please visit www.marathon2marathon.net

 

November 3, 2013 – Sunday

Cowboy Social and Silent Auction

3:00-6:00PM
The Cowboy Social and Silent Auction is a popular event that benefits the Marathon Health Clinic. Bid on the many items donated for auction then, eat, drink, and dance the afternoon away to the tunes of Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band!
For more information www.marathontexas.com 


December 7, 2013 – Saturday Fiesta De Noche Buena

6:00 until…
Wander the friendly streets of Marathon, get into the holiday spirit at Marathon’s annual street festival, with music, food, drinks, and fun! Dress warm!
For details of this event, please visit; www.marathontexas.com/events

For more Events in Marathon:
http://www.marathontexas.com/index.php?events=yes

For more events in Marfa
http://business.marfacc.com/events/calendar/2012-05-01

For events in Alpine:
http://visitalpinetx.com/events/

For events in Fort Davis:
http://www.fortdavis.com/calendar.html

Remember, here in the West Texas high dessert we have cool evenings and mornings all summer long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Texas Weekly is a great site with events going on in the Big Bend

http://westtexasweekly.com/

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