This Week in West Texas: Spring Break Activities and much more!

This Week in West Texas: Spring Break Activities and much more!

This Week in Alpine:

• March 16th – The Railroad Blues will host The Reel Blues Band on Friday night. Straight from Chicago, this band will hit the stage at 10 p.m.

• March 17th – Head out to the Big Bend Thrift Store on the corner of 5th Street and Avenue A for Alpine’s weekly Farmer’s Market. This quaint event features fresh veggies from local growers, baked goods and homemade crafts.

This Week in Big Bend:

• Who needs formal events when you are surrounded by the picturesque scenery of Big Bend National Park? Big Bend does host a multitude of events during the year, but this week you will have to just take a load off and enjoy the fresh mountain air!

This Week Fort Davis:

• March 14th-17th – The Fort Davis Historical Site will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Volunteers and staff will be in living history attire and activities are planned each day.

• March 14th-17th – The McDonald Observatory will offer special viewing opportunities this week. Check out the schedule here.

• March 14th- 17th – The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center will host Cactus Frenzy all week. Guided hikes into Modesta Canyon, demonstrations and numerous other activities are planned this week.

• March 16th-18th – The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountain Preserve will host an open weekend. Contact Christopher Pipes at 432-426-2390 for more information.

This Week in Marfa:

• March 14th- 18th – The Chinati Foundation is offering free classes to area youth all week during spring break. Head over to for class times and activity information.

• March 14th – 16th – The Big Bend Coffee Roasters will offer tours of their shop to visitors this week. See the equipment in action and walk away with a free pound of coffee. Tours run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• March 14th -17th – Ever wanted to take a tour of one of Marfa’s most historically significant buildings? You are in luck! Building 98 will be open for tours this week at 4:30 p.m. every day. For more information contact the Marfa Chamber of Commerce.

• March 14th – The local Goat Creamery at Antelope Hills Gardens will offer a cheese making class on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for kids.

• March 14th – The Marfa Book Company will present Private Tableaux by Berlin based artist, Rosa Barba. The exhibition will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• March 15th-16th – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce will lead a walking tour from the courtyard of the Paisano Hotel to numerous points of interest around Marfa on Thursday and Friday afternoon. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

• March 17th – A St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run will be held on Saturday morning. Registration opens at 8 a.m. in the Marfa Chamber of Commerce office in the bottom of the Hotel Paisano. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and participants are encouraged to dress in costumes.

• March 17th – The Marfa Book Company will host a book signing for “The O’Briens” by Marfa resident, Peter Behrens this Saturday at 6 p.m.

• March 17th – Located along the railroad tracks on South Highland, Farm Stand Marfa features locally grown produce, food to-go and arts and crafts every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This Week in Terlingua:

• March 14th – The Starlight Theater and Restaurant is the perfect place to break up the monotony of the work week. The Whitmores will get you re-energized with a performance starting at 6 p.m.

• March 17th – Jobuk Johnson will entertain the patrons at the Starlight Theater and Restaurant with his smooth jazz sounds. Johnson refers to his unique mix of country and jazz guitar riffs as “Jackalope Jazz.” The show starts at around 7 p.m.

• March 17th – The Terlingua Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ghost Town. Local produce, artisan cheeses and breads, handmade crafts and local art are all available for purchase.

A Look at Next Week’s Events:

• March 23rd – 24th – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Sul Ross State University

• March 24th – Chili Cook-off and Softball Tournament at Kokernot Park in Alpine