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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.

Best of the Basin Cook-Off

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-0075

Bynum School's newest fundraiser will take place on April 25 & 26 at the Commemorative Air Force and will pit the area's best cookers against each other to be crowned the best in the basin. We are partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society and their 15,000 members to compete for West Texas Champion! Teams will enter from across the United States, so you will have the opportunity to meet and compete against cooks from all over. Cooking will begin on Friday, followed by a VIP concert featuring Pat Green and Brian Milson. Entries will be judged and awards will be announced Saturday afternoon. Beginners, BBQ enthusiasts, and championship barbecue teams are all invited to participate in the newest BBQ competition in West Texas. Round up your team and join us for this worthy cause as we celebrate 30 years of serving students with special needs from throughout the Permian Basin. For more information, please contact Bynum School at 432-520-0075.

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 High School Orchestra 2nd Annual Fundraiser

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432 661-6459

Dinner and Concert

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.

Silver Spur Gun & Knife Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 806-253-1322

This two-day show featuring a plethora of guns, knives, holsters, military collectibles and other related items includes over 175 vendors. The event is a buy, sell and trade show providing great opportunities for collectors.

Open Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm

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

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

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

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 Presented by DevonEnergy

  • 432-683-3381

The city’s downtown Fourth of July celebration at Centennial Plaza includes a live music variety show, a fireworks extravaganza, a kid’s zone with free activities, a beer garden, and food and drink vendors.

 

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

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-262-0034
Tall City Blues Fest 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

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.

St. Ann’s Family Fair

  • Festivals
  • 432-682-6303

Rides, rides, rides. Annual church fair also features craft booths and great food.

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.

Midland Wine & Music Festival

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Festivals
A Wine Lover's Experience in the heart of downtown Midland.

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.

November

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

Holiday Evening

  • 432-685-4500

This annual fundraiser and art show at Midland College offers food and beverages with holiday music performed by students.

January

Improv at the Yucca

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-682-6077

Back by popular demand! The laughter inducing show is completely made up, on the fly, right on stage. Who knows what will happen? The only thing that is guaranteed is that you will laugh till you cry.

February

Midland Dealmakers Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 713-650-1212

PLS will hold the first Winter Dealmakers Prospects & Properties Expo in Midland on February 26th at the Midland County Horseshoe. With 60-80 exhibitor booths expected, this one-day oil and gas prospect and property expo is a can't-miss event for industry buyers, sellers and capital providers providing an opportunity to view a wide variety of oil and gas plays, prospects, property packages and exploration opportunities. The Dealmakers regional oil and gas expos are intimate, cost-effective and productive in bringing together leading prospect generators, exploration firms, operators, non-operated working interest owners, deal-takers, capital providers, divestment professionals, investment bankers and other energy executives active in buying and selling oil and gas assets. These power-packed one-day events also include an evening cocktail networking reception for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

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.

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.

Petroleum Museum Presents Col. Buck Hamilton

  • 04/24/14 to 04/24/14
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-683-4403

As a protective security advisor, Col. Hamilton facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure for the USDA, Texas Emergency Management, as well as oil field security. He is also a physical and technical security advisor to federal, state, and local ... Learn More

The Petroleum Museum's Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture

  • 04/24/14 to 04/24/14
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-683-4403

As a protective security advisor, Col. Hamilton facilitates, coordinates, and performs vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure for the DHS, Texas Emergency Management, as well as oil field security. He is also a physical and technical security advisor to federal, state and local law ... Learn More

Joint Mixer - Midland Chamber of Commerce

  • 04/24/14 to 04/24/14
  • Chamber Events
  • 432-683-3381

Joint Mixer with the Midland Chamber of Commerce and the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (432-682-2960)

The Business of Art - The Museum Of The Southwest

  • 04/24/14 to 04/24/14
  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882

Benefit from the experience and stories of a wide range of guest speakers with careers in art.

Best of the Basin Cook-Off

  • 04/25/14 to 04/26/14
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-0075

Bynum School's newest fundraiser will take place on April 25 & 26 at the Commemorative Air Force and will pit the area's best cookers against each other to be crowned the best in the basin. We are partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society and their 15,000 members to compete for ... Learn More

Best of the Basin Cook-Off

  • 04/25/14 to 04/26/14
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-0075

Bynum School's newest fundraiser will take place on April 25 & 26 at the Commemorative Air Force and will pit the area's best cookers against each other to be crowned the best in the basin. We are partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society and their 15,000 members to compete for ... Learn More

Cafe At The Gardens Presents Corey Yager

  • 04/25/14 to 04/25/14
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-682-4500

Cafe At The Gardens (Alldredge Gardens) presents Corey Yager and Raul Aguilar. Enjoy Dinner 5-10pm

Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale

  • 04/25/14 to 04/25/14
  • 432-563-0921

Wagner Noel Presents Les Miserables

  • 04/25/14 to 04/25/14
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Come and enjoy Les Miserables

Medication Take Back

  • 04/26/14 to 04/26/14
  • Regional
  • 432-685-3645

Medication take back is a way for you to get rid of unused and expired medicines safely and legally, while making your home and our community safer. No syringes, lancets, thermometers, oxygen tanks or other medical devices.

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