Cultural in Alpine

Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Preserving the oral tradition of the American West, the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held every year in late February or early March. This down-home event takes over most of town, from university classrooms to …
Sports in Marathon


Pronunciation aside, with a name like Marathon, this was bound to happen. This race is a 26.2-mile run through the desert from Alpine to Marathon, and it’s a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon (which after west…
Film in Marfa

Marfa Film Festival

In late spring, Marfa rolls out this five-day film festival, showing features and shorts, often including movies that have used Marfa as a filming location .