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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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April 2019

Marfa Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Block Party

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marfa Public Radio, 111 N Highland
Marfa, Tx 79843
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We're celebrating local musicians at our spring end-of-drive block party! Join us for our Tiny Desk Block Party outside of our studios in Marfa. All kinds of rad local musicians are participating in our ode to NPR Music's Tiny Desk video concerts. There will be drinks and good times for all. Performers include: Ross Cashiola Tilley Hawk Pat Keesey Sam Walker Sam Watts Phil Boyd Jockimo No Nombres E.E.O.G. Do you want to enter to win NPR Music’s Tiny Desk…

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2019 Blackwell Block Party

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blackwell School, 409 W. Waco
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Please join us for our annual one-day festival celebrating and commemorating the diverse culture and the rich heritage of Marfa, Texas. Everyone is invited to this fun, free, family-friendly community party. Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In Partnership with Borderland Collective

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May 2019

CineMarfa

May 2 - May 5
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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CineMarfa is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting local and visiting filmmakers, sponsoring year-round film screenings in Marfa, providing educational opportunities for local youth and adults to make and present films, and producing the CineMarfa festival annually.

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Chinati Community Day

May 4
Chinati Foundation, 1 Calvary Row
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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The Chinati Foundation hosts its annual Community Day. Follow them on social media to learn more or visit at www.chinati.org.

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Come Together hosted by El Cosmico

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
El Cosmico, 802 S. Highland Ave.
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Cosmic humans, let’s come together. Join us at El Cosmico for a special happy hour and community hangout for guests and Marfans alike on May 4 from 5pm – 10pm. Sip on a Michelada and meet some new faces. Grab food from Tacos y Elotes and enjoy tunes by DJ Titty Bounce and DJ Grn Rbr Bnd. See you under the big sky!

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Discussion: Lauretta Vinciarelli hosted by Marfa Book Co.

May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Caitlin Murray will be moderating a conversation between Kristin Bonkemeyer, Jim Martinez and Nick Terry concerning the work of architect and artist Lauretta Vinciarelli. The conversation will feature images from the exhibition of Vinciarelli's work that is currently on view at the Judd Foundation's 101 Spring Street building in New York.

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Big Bang Bingo at El Cosmico

May 10 @ 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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Lannan Reading: Kaveh Akbar presented by Marfa Book Co.

May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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 Kaveh Akbar, author of the book, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, and the chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, both celebrated, will be reading from his work.  His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, Paris Review, The Nation, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He also founded Divedapper, an online journal consisting of interviews with poets.

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Cosmic Karaoke at El Cosmico

May 18 @ 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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Lannan Reading: Natalie Diaz presented by Marfa Book Co.

May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Crowley Theater, 98 S Austin St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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The poet, essayist, and linguist, Natalie Diaz, will be reading from her work. Natalie is well known to many of us in Marfa as she has visited regularly over the past few years and this is her second Lannan residency. She is also the recipient of a MacArthur (Genius) Award; is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec, a beautiful collection of poems; and is a Mohave Language activist. She is currently based in Phoenix and has a book forthcoming…

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