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  • Arts/Theatre
  • Chamber Events
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • Festivals
  • Meetings/Conventions
  • Midland Center
  • Regional
  • Religious
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Workforce Recruitment

March

Scottish-Irish Faire

  • Festivals
  • 432-362-6620

Always the 2nd weekend in March held at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena Complex. Weekend activities include Celtic music, Scottish & Irish dancers, Scottish Clans, genealogy seminars, bagpipers & drummers workshop, and all types of Celtic jewelry, clothing, crafts and more for all ages.

April

Annual Haley Library Art Show and Sale

  • 432-682-5785

This annual fundraiser for the Haley Library features fine contemporary art, bronzes and paintings from some of the most notable names in the art world.

Celebration of the Arts at Centennial Plaza

  • Festivals, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-687-1149
One of Midland’s most popular art festivals.

Chamber Chairman's Cup Golf Classic

  • Chamber Events, Sports & Fitness
  • 432-683-3381
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

PGA Web.com Tour Golf Classic

  • Sports & Fitness
  • 432-580-4710
This is the only PGA-sponsored golf tournament in Texas.

May

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 25 country music bands, over 1000 campsites and a championship barbecue cook-off.

Midland Arts Association Spring Juried Art Exhibit

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Since 1978, the Midland Art Association has offered a juried art exhibition.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

West Texas United Sockers United Soccer League

  • Sports & Fitness
  • (432) 520-2255
West Texas Sockers join the Premier Development League Season playing at Grande Communications Stadium May – July.

June

Annual Mariachi Concert

  • 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.

Community Pachanga celebrating Juneteenth

  • 432-682-3565

Live entertainment, food, drinks, games & door prizes.

Mex-Tex Family Fiesta

  • 432-682-2960
Mex-Tex Family Fiesta

Menudo, Chili, Fajita Cook-Off and Family Festival. Premier Tejano and mariachi music and some of the best Mex-Tex food in Texas.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

Summer Mummers

  • 432-682-4111

Catch a production chocked full of mayhem and hilarity performed at the historic Yucca Theater in downtown Midland. Melodrama is a unique theatrical experience invented in America and no one does it quite like 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.

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432.683.2882 x 304

Grab a blanket, lawn chair and friends and join us on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion. Free concerts are provided throughout the summer on the following Sunday evenings and feature a variety of music from bands with local roots. Concerts run from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and guests are welcome to come early to get the party started! The 27th season of the Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts is made possible by the Live Downtown Midland Management District and underwritten by CBS7 and the Midland Reporter-Telegram. Jimmy's Italian Ice and Cane d'Oro Pizza will be available at select concerts. Each concert is presented FREE for the community through the generosity of the musicians, corporate sponsors, underwriters and media sponsors.

West Texas United Sockers United Soccer League

  • Sports & Fitness
  • (432) 520-2255
West Texas Sockers join the Premier Development League Season playing at Grande Communications Stadium May – July.

July

14TH BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CHILI & BBQ COOKOFF

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-4433

14TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER CHILI & BBQ COOKOFF BENEFITTING GIFTS OF HOPE, HOPE HOUSE AND LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD SHOP. BBQ IS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. ALL COOKS ARE WELCOME. BBQ COOKS CHICKEN, PORK SPARE RIBS & BRISKET. IBCA SANCTIONED. CHILI IS CASI SANCTIONED. www.patsyscookoff.com

Cactus & Crude Bike Tour

  • Sports & Fitness
  • 806-725-0946

This two-day, scenic bicycle tour starts in Midland and raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Children’s Sidewalk Parade

  • 432-682-3376

Featuring costumed kids on decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers, this patriotic Independence Day parade in downtown Midland has been a tradition for over 50 years.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

Star Spangled Salute - July 4

  • Chamber Events, Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-683-3381
Star Spangled Salute - July 4

The Midland Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate Independence Day with a Bang. All you need is a lawn chair and your patriotism! 6pm - Kid's Zone 7:30pm - Pre-Show Concert 8:25pm - Main Concert 9:55pm - FIREWORKS! Food & Beverages and Beer Garden

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Enjoy free Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds.

Tall City Blues Fest pres. by Mazda Midland/Odessa

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Festivals
  • 432-262-0034
Tall City Blues Fest pres. by Mazda Midland/Odessa A family-friendly, multi-stage Blues music festival held in Centennial Plaza (Downtown Midland, TX).

West Texas United Sockers United Soccer League

  • Sports & Fitness
  • (432) 520-2255
West Texas Sockers join the Premier Development League Season playing at Grande Communications Stadium May – July.

August

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

Rock the Desert

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-563-3434

This annual multi-day festival attracts over fifty thousand Christian music fans. Friday nights feature praise and worship, Saturday has inspirational rock and roll. Also featured; skateboarding, sports tents, family speakers, youth leader training extreme games, kid’s activities, a prayer tent and ‘Talk Back Live’ with bands.

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Enjoy free Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds.

September

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Parade

  • 432-683-4226

Cultural events commemorating Mexico’s independence from Spain. This event contains music and family fun.

Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

  • 432-520-2255
Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball

Season opener, Mid-to Late April.

SeptemberFest

  • 432-682-2653
SeptemberFest

Crowds from far and wide visit Midland the first weekend of September for a weekend of arts, crafts, music, live performances, food and games. Held on the grounds of the Museum of the Southwest.

The Peddler Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 800-775-2774

Held at Midland Center, this popular trade show offers home décor, handcrafted jewelry, fashionable apparel, gourmet treats, creative gifts and more.

October

Commemorative Air Force Airsho

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-563-1000
Commemorative Air Force Airsho Stirring re-enactments of World War II air battles, including the Battle of Pearl Harbor, and special entertainment every year. Activities, food, drink and modern aircraft performances.

Fall Gathering Ranch Story Telling

  • 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

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-687-MAZE

Fiddlesticks Farms features a 10-acre cornfield maze, pumpkin patch, Halloween events, plus a country store, farm animals, hayrides, pig races, and more.

Midland Southwest Impressionist Art Show and Sales

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 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.

Permian Basin International Oil Show

  • 432-367-1112

The world’s largest trade show dedicated to oil and gas technology, this biennial exposition at Ector County Coliseum is conducted in even-numbered years.

Texas-Size Garage Sale

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-689-6693

This event helps fund a third of the 140,000 Meals-On-Wheels delivered to the homebound seniors of Midland per year. Through the program, the elderly are visited Monday- Friday by a friendly volunteer that checks on the well-being of the client and brings a hot, nutritious meal.

November

Center for Big Bend Studies 21st Annual Conference

  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-837-8179

The Center for Big Bend Studies of Sul Ross State University is having their 21st Annual Conference on Nov. 7 and 8, 2014. More than 27 presenters will speak on the history, archaeology, and culture of the Big Bend and northern Mexico.

Fiddlesticks Farms Cornfield Maze & Pumpkin Patch

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-687-MAZE

Fiddlesticks Farms features a 10-acre cornfield maze, pumpkin patch, Halloween events, plus a country store, farm animals, hayrides, pig races, and more.

Midland Downtown Farmers Market

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 432-349-7254
Midland Downtown Farmers Market
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. (ALL YEAR)
Every Saturday April through October, second Saturday of each month November through March. 

Midland Southwest Impressionist Art Show and Sales

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 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.

December

Celebrations of Light Storytelling Festival

  • Festivals
  • 432-685-3876
Featuring 9 Nationally-Acclaimed Storytellers

City of Midland Christmas Night Lights Parade

  • Festivals
  • 432-685-7355
Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Frontier Christmas

  • Chamber Events
  • 432-426-3015

Frontier Christmas! - Fort Davis' annual celebration of the holiday season includes a lighted parade, shopping extravaganza and a Griswold-like "Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree" hunt!

Junior Achievement JIngle Bell Run

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-682-4966

The Jingle Bell Run is a 5K chip timed event the helps provide funds so that JA programs can be presented in our local schools that help students own their economic success. Register at www.texasgotime.net.

New Year's Eve 70s & 80s Music Party Celebration!

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-235-0096

Join us Wednesday, Dec 31st, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Midland Plaza for the original “retro” or “throwback” New Year’s Eve Celebration event of the Basin. Dance the night away to all your favorite hits of the 70’s and 80’s, including Disco, Funk, and Classic Country. VIP group party tables are availble call (432) 235-0096 for information! No need to worry about the “bar scene”, because we give you the best alternative in a fun and enjoyable New Year’s Eve party celebration. Here's whats included: Enjoy the night with original music videos, door prizes, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight, and a homemade breakfast buffet all included in your party pass ticket! There will also be a cash bar availble with beer, liquor, and wine! Make it a super special night and call (432) 683-6131 to book your VIP Party Pack that includes a King DoubleTree by Hilton room, two tickets, and VIPseating at the New Year’s Eve party celebration!

The Nutcracker Ballet

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-682-2653

Enjoy this beautiful Christmas classic presented by the Midland Festival Ballet at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Features the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale.

January

First Responder's Appreciation Breakfast

  • Religious
  • 432-234-0246

Midland First Assembly would like to honor all the City of Midland First Responders to an Appreciation for you Dedication Breakfast. Saturday, February 7th 8-10 am. Midland City Hall Officials & Staff, Chamber of Commerce, Midland Fire Dept, Police Dept, Emergency Medical Service.

February

Permian Basin Home & Garden Show

  • 432-520-7917

Features the areas top home builders, remodelers, landscaping professionals, and related industries all underneath one roof. Industry professionals will be on hand to show the public how to enhance, beautify, and upgrade their homes and gardens.

Family Science Night

  • 03/05/15 to 03/05/15
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-683-4403

Have you ever wondered why your bones are so important, what your spine looks like or how your lungs work? Then this is the event for you! Come and explore the wonders of the human body. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Family Science Nights are brought to you by our generous ... Learn More

March into Spring Expo

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 432-599-0751

Multi vendor event with lots of shopping to do. I am still needing a few vendors..feel free to contact me via email or phone for more info.

Bombshell Betties vs. Derbal Remedy Roller Derby

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Sports & Fitness
  • 303-995-8089

Tall City Roller Derby's Bombshell Betties first bout of the year! Come watch the ladies play against Alamogordo, NM Derbal Remedy Roller Derby team! FOOD! BEER! ROLLER DERBY! Fun for the whole family!

Bombshell Betties vs. Derbal Remedy Roller Derby

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Sports & Fitness
  • 303-995-8089

Tall City Roller Derby's Bombshell Betties first bout of the year! Come watch the ladies play against Alamogordo, NM Derbal Remedy Roller Derby team! FOOD! BEER! ROLLER DERBY! Fun for the whole family!

Swonderful Smarvelous Sgershwin

  • 03/07/15 to 03/07/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Swonderful Smarvelous Sgershwin

The Color Vibe 5k

  • 03/14/15 to 03/14/15
  • Sports & Fitness
  • 801-556-3992

Come participate in the most COLORFUL 5k on the Planet! Color Vibe 5k returns to Midland with a bigger PARTY and cheaper prices for the whole family! Kids 12 and under are FREE! Come out and support the Boys & Girls Club of Permian Basin and create lasting memories with family and friends! ... Learn More

The Color Vibe 5k

  • 03/14/15 to 03/14/15
  • Sports & Fitness
  • 801-556-3992

Come participate in the most COLORFUL 5k on the Planet! Color Vibe 5k returns to Midland with a bigger PARTY and cheaper prices for the whole family! Kids 12 and under are FREE! Come out and support the Boys & Girls Club of Permian Basin and create lasting memories with family and friends! ... Learn More

Wagner Noel Presents Live from Nashville/3-16

  • 03/16/15 to 03/16/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Live On Stage Presents Live From Nashville

Girl's Night Out

  • 03/19/15 to 03/19/15
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432.682.4732

Girls’ Night Out Preview Party kicks off the fundraising weekend. Attendees will have the first shot at the merchandise from our vendors plus light appetizers and cocktails, of course. Every ticket holder will receive a shopping bag that will allow free entry into the market for the weekend.... Learn More

Spring Fling Market

  • 03/20/15 to 03/22/15
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432.682.4732

Spring Fling Shopping Market hours are Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm and Sunday March 22nd from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Come shop for your home, family and friends all in one place. NEEDING A VENDOR APPLICATION? Please email ... Learn More

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