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Annual Events

All event dates and locations are subject to change. For the most current information:


Basin Bridal & Event Expo
Horseshoe Pavilion
Not just for brides-to-be, this annual event features an wide assortment of goods and services for events.

Improv at the Yucca
Every 2nd Thursday
Yucca Theater: 208 N. Colorado Street
Hosted by Midland Community Theatre, this laughter-filled annual show features talented comedians performing adult improvisational comedy.

Midland Downtown Farmers Market
Year-Round: See website for dates
1705 W. Missouri
(Museum of the Southwest)
Featuring local goods, including sustainably grown produce, honey, meats, baked treats, pickled and canned products, fair-trade organic coffee, handmade jewelry, body care products, and more, this farmers market brings the community together on Saturdays in downtown Midland.


Permian Basin Home & Garden Show
Horseshoe Arena Complex
432-520-7917 •
Sponsored by the Permian Basin Home Builders Association, this two-day home and garden show is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. Featuring the region’s top homebuilders, remodelers, landscaping professionals and related industries all under one roof, the show includes seminars, door prizes and a silent auction.

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show
February, April, August and October – Check website for schedule
Midland County Horseshoe Arena
This two-day show features acres of guns, knives, holsters, military collectibles and other related items from nearly 200 vendors. The event is a buy, sell and trade show providing great opportunities for collectors.


Annual Scottish-Irish Faire
Midland County Horseshoe Arena
432-362-6620 •
Held the second weekend in March, this annual festival is the largest Irish/Scottish, Welsh/Celtic music and cultural event in the Permian Basin. Featuring vendors selling Irish linen, jewelry, musical instruments, family crests, Celtic figurines and more, the event includes a variety of food and beverage booths, fun activities, and live music.

Midland Arts Association Spring Juried Art Show
Museum of the Southwest
This juried art exhibition from March through May showcases works of regional artists. Exhibits include paintings, photography, glass, sculpture, drawings, ceramics and mixed media.


Annual Spring Art Show at the Haley Library
432-682-5785 •
This annual fundraiser for the Haley Library offers the chance to view and purchase the highest-quality art, bronzes and paintings from some of the most notable names in the world.

The Peddler Show
Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion
512-358-1000 •
This popular trade show offers home décor, handcrafted jewelry, fashionable apparel, gourmet treats, creative gifts and more.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball
432-520-BALL (2255)
The RockHounds’ season opener is played in mid to late April, and the regular season continues through August.

Sockers FC Season
432-520-2255 •
The season continues through July.


Celebration of the Arts Horseshoe Pavilion
432-687-1179 •
Held each spring, this weekend tribute to the visual and performing arts is designed to benefit the entire community and raise funds for the Arts Council’s operating budget. The Celebration includes a Friday evening Preview Party (typical attendance is 600 people); festival activities; 65 visual artists; the Arts Experience area for children and people of all ages with hands-on activities, take-away projects, demonstrations and displays; and performance stages. Saturday evening brings an outdoor Street Concert/Dance with two to three bands performing for a crowd that often approaches 3,500 people.

Cinco de Mayo Cultural Celebration
432-683-4226 •
Produced by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, the city’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration celebrates the Mexican holiday with Folklorico dance, mariachi music and fun activities for all ages.

Crude Fest
432-685-3671 •
This three-day celebration of the oil and gas industry features dozens of country acts, over 1,000 campsites and a championship barbecue cook-off. Dates subject to change.


Mex-Tex Family Fiesta
432-682-2960 •
Sponsored by the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Bill Williams Sports Complex, this celebration of Hispanic culture showcases the unique art, dance, music and food of Mexico and the Southwest. The two-day event features Tejano and mariachi music and draws more than 15,000 attendees annually.

Great Outdoors Expo
Midland County Horseshoe Arena Complex
This annual outdoor expo features hunting and fishing accessories; outdoor gear and apparel; boat, RV and ATV exhibits; and demonstrations.

432-682-3565 •
Midland celebrates Emancipation Day each year with food, music, historic displays and gospel songs at Washington Park.

Mariachi Workshop
432-683-4226 •
This annual three-day workshop, organized by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, features music instruction, a competition showcase and a concert.

Summer Concert Series Museum of the Southwest
Enjoy Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for an hour of entertainment by the best local jazz, pop, country and folk music groups. June through August. No admission charge.

Summer Mummers
432-682-4111 •
Catch a production chock-full of mayhem and hilarity performed at the historic Yucca Theatre in downtown Midland. Melodrama is a unique theatrical experience, invented in America, and no one does it quite like the Summer Mummers, the oldest existing theatrical organization of its kind in the country. Bring your friends, bash the villain with popcorn and enjoy side-splitting laughter during the olio. June through Labor Day.


Children’s Sidewalk Parade
(Part of the day-long celebration,
Star-Spangled Salute. See blue panel on next page for more details.)
Hogan Park • 432-683-3381
Featuring costumed kids on decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers, this patriotic Independence Day parade in Midland has been a tradition for more than 53 years thanks to the Col. Theunis Dey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Cactus & Crude Bike Tour
This two-day, scenic bicycle tour starts in Midland and raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dates subject to change.

Tall City Blues Fest
432-262-0034 •
This multi-day event, is an indoor/outdoor music festival featuring more than 20 performers on four stages. Offering educational workshops, great food and activities for all ages, the event concludes with a Sunday gospel brunch and blues jam.

Star-Spangled Salute
See blue panel on next page for event details.


Rock the Desert
432-563-3434 •
Attracting more than 50,000 Christian music fans annually, this three-day festival features praise and worship, inspirational rock and roll, family speakers, youth leader training, and a prayer tent. Family-friendly fun includes extreme games, children’s activities, sports tents and skateboarding.

Midland County Fair
432-682-1300 •
The Midland County Fair features fun for all ages with carnival rides, creative arts exhibits, live entertainment, a petting zoo, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and much, much more.

Commemorative AirForce AIRSHO
See blue panel above for event details.


Museum of the Southwest
432-683-2882 •
Held the first weekend after Labor Day, this annual juried arts and crafts festival at the Museum of the Southwest showcases the works of regional artists. Activities include live entertainment, festival foods, games and a kids’ area.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre/Sabor
432-683-4226 •
Celebrating Mexico’s National Independence Day (September 16, 1825), this annual event at Scharbauer Sports Complex features live entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages.

St. Ann’s Family Fair
St. Ann’s School • 432-684-4563 •
This church fair and fundraiser for St Ann’s Catholic School features carnival rides, over 50 food and game booths, plus family-friendly activities.

The Peddler Show
Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion
512-358-1000 •
See event description under April listing.


Fall Gathering and Ranch Storytelling
432-682-5785 •
An annual reunion for admirers of the West, this event at the Haley Library features two hours of ranch stories told by the men and women who lived life on the ranges of the Southwest.

Fiddlesticks Farms Cornfield Maze & Pumpkin Patch
432-687-6293 •
Open October and November, Fiddlesticks Farms features a 10-acre cornfield maze, pumpkin patch and Halloween events, plus a country store, farm animals, hayrides, pig races and more.

Midland Arts Association Fall Juried Art Show
Midland College
This juried art exhibition from March through May showcases works of regional artists. Exhibits include paintings, photography, glass, sculpture, drawings, ceramics and mixed media.

Midland Southwest Impressionists Art Show and Sale
432-682-5785 •
For 25 years, the Haley Library has honored four accomplished impressionistic painters who live and work in Midland. The show includes an opening reception in late October, and the sale runs through November.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
432-570-4111 •
It’s time to “Time Warp Again!” This cult-classic comes to life at the Yucca Theatre … complete with audience participation (house-provided props only).

Women’s Fair & Expo
806-253-1322 •
Produced by Silver Spurs Trade Shows, the Women’s Fair & Expo features shopping galore, fashion shows and even make-over tips. There are also cooking demonstrations, health and wellness information, and a variety of workshops and seminars.


Show of Support Banquet
432-687-2167 •
This reception is held to show supportĘto the men and women of our military forces. Each year, U.S. servicemen and women from all branches of our armed forces are honored for their service to America. The banquet is held prior to their departure to participate in an all-expense-paid whitetail-deer hunt. This is our way of saying “THANKS” — West Texas style!

Midland Gem and Mineral Show
Sponsored by the Midland Gem & Mineral Society, this annual event features a variety of displays, exhibits and demonstrations.


Christmas at the Mansion
Museum of the Southwest
Every December since 1997, the Turner Mansion has become a wonderland adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations. Guests enjoy model-train exhibits, visits with Santa and holiday carolers. A first-ever Ugly Christmas Sweater Run was launched in 2013 with a warm-up with Santa and his Elves, awards for “Ugliest Sweater” and “Ugliest Family/Team,” Make-Your-Own-S’mores kit for finishers, hot-chocolate pit stops, Milk and Cookie Aid Stations, Dash through Snow, and Rudolph’s Red Nose Face Paint.

Holiday Evening
Midland College
432-685-4500 •
This annual fundraiser and art show at Midland College offers food and beverages with holiday music performed by students.

City of Midland Christmas Festivities
City of Midland
432-685-7379 •
The Tall City gets everyone into the holiday spirit with the annual tree lighting, holiday pops concert, a spectacularly lit Christmas parade and the arrival of Santa Claus at Centennial Plaza.

Celebrations of Light Storytelling Festival
Featuring nationally recognized storytellers for all ages, this yearly festival is sponsored by the Midland Independent School District and includes concerts and storytelling workshops.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
The enchanting holiday classic, performed by the Midland Festival Ballet, the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and guest artists, is a must-see event.

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