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What's happening in Marfa, Texas

No matter the time of year, there's always something happening in Marfa. The calendar provided here is just a sampling of the possibilities that await. Check out our overview of Annual Events in Marfa, Texas to discover some of the beloved local traditions that make Marfa a destination like no other.

(Dates and details are sometimes subject to change, so we suggest you check with the event organizer or venue before planning travel around an event.)

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May 2019

Bob Dylan’s 78th Birthday Jam hosted by Marfa Live Arts

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
USO Building, 302 S. Highland Ave
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Marfa Live Arts invites you to Bob Dylan's 78th Birthday Jam. Musicians are invited to join and play Dylan songs. Located Behind the USO Building/Marfa Visitor Center under the shade structure. To Play, email info@marfalivearts.org   "Come gather 'round please -- please heed the call"

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Star Party hosted by Judd Foundation and Big Bend Astronomers Club

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Block, 400 W El Paso Street
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Judd Foundation and the Big Bend Astronomers Club invite you to a Star Party at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Donald Judd's home and studios, located at 400 West El Paso Street. The event is free and open to the Public Open hours of The Block from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Star Viewing from 10:00pm - 11:30 pm.   Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, flashlights, picnics, and binoculars/observational equipment. Food and drink are welcome. No dogs allowed.

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June 2019

Agave Festival presented by Marfa Book Co.

June 1 - June 9

Agave Festival Marfa is an annual festival celebrating the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, and science. The Festival treats the agave as the indicator species for a region that is binational, multilingual, and deeply informed by indigenous history. It brings communities together through outstanding free and accessible programming including talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Films, exhibitions, and tastings with agave spirit producers as well as unforgettable dining experiences are offered to…

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Tlacuilcopa – a workshop and exploration of Nahuatl hosted by Ballroom Marfa

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa and Agave Festival Marfa present Tlacuilcopa – a workshop and exploration of Nahuatl (one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages of the Americas) and logo-syllabic writing with artist Fernando Palma Rodríguez at Ballroom Marfa. No previous knowledge of the language is necessary. Participants will learn about the structure and application of Nahuatl and then create their own neo-pictograms based on this ancient system of writing. Together with his family, the artist operates several NGOs in Mexico that…

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Rockin’ West Texas hosted by The Juantanamos

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening as The Juantanamos bring their unique blend of South Texas rock to the Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa, TX!

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Big Bang Bingo at El Cosmico

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 12, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on July 12, 2019 at 6:00pm

El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland Ave.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Grab a drink at the Highland House and get ready to shout!

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Sunset Soundtracks: Carson McHone

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland Ave.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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About Carson McHone: Years before Rolling Stone was praising Carson McHone’s rule-breaking roots music, the Austin, Texas native played weeknights in local bars like The White Horse, keeping dancers dancing and drinkers drinking. With her 21st birthday still in the distance, McHone entertained late-night crowds bearing witness to the good times and bad decisions that fill a busy bar. It was a rare, raw education. She pumped her music full of details from an early adulthood spent in the company…

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CHINATI FOUNDATION SUNRISE TO SUNSET OPEN VIEWING OF ROBERT IRWIN’S UNTITLED (DAWN TO DUSK)

June 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Chinati Foundation, 1 Calvary Row
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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On Friday, June 21, 2019—the summer solstice, the longest day of the year—the Chinati Foundation will host an open viewing of Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. The viewing will be free and open to the public. Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk) was inaugurated in July 2016 after many years of planning by the artist. Configured in a U shape on the footprint of the former hospital of Fort D.A. Russell, Irwin’s building-cum-artwork…

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DJ Camp Finale

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Planet Marfa, 200 S Abbot Street
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa presents this year's DJ Camp Finale starring Marfa's own future DJ's + DJ Dada of the Chulita Vinyl Club. The dance party will take place from 6:00pm(ish) - 8 pm at Planet Marfa. Please join us for an evening full of music summer fun! About DJ CAMP: Ballroom has once again joined forces with Summer Shake-Up, offered by Marfa ISD in collaboration with other community partner organizations. For this year’s DJ Camp, DJ Dada (aka Natalia Rocafuerte) from…

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Cosmic Karaoke at El Cosmico

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland Ave.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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El Cosmico welcomes you to belt out your favorites under the big sky from 6 pm-midnight. We’ll supply the micheladas and sangria. Guaranteed good times.

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