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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Winter Movie Camp

  • 12/23/14 to 12/23/14
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-683-4403

9:30 a.m to 12:00 noon OR 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. $5 per child, ages 5 and up Get in the Christmas spirit with us at our Winter Movie Camp! We will be showing “Arthur Christmas,” going on a scavenger hunt, keeping warm with hot cocoa and chex mix, and creating Christmas crafts! Kids over 5-... Learn More

Wagner Noel Presents The Moscow Ballet

  • 12/30/14 to 12/30/14
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” ... Learn More

Celebration Midland

  • 12/31/14 to 01/01/15
  • Festivals
  • 432-685-3645

The Palmer Drug Abuse Program along with the Midland Coalition will be having their 9th annual New Years Eve Festival. A safe, family friendly alcohol free New Years Eve Celebration. There will be games for our youth and their families with food, face paintings, jumpers, video games, music, prize ... Learn More

Family Science Night

  • 01/08/15 to 01/08/15
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-683-4403

Get ready for a roaring good time at the Petroleum Museum! Explore your inner archeologist as you make your way through the prehistoric era! You’re not going to want to miss this dino-mite adventure! Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided. Family Science Nights are brought to ... Learn More

Midland on Tap

  • 01/17/15 to 01/17/15
  • Festivals
  • 5182459460

Join us on Friday, January 17th for Midland on Tap Craft Beer Festival at Commemorative Air Force from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy samples of more than 100 beers from a variety of the country's best craft breweries! In addition to the incredible selection of beer, there will be live music, various vendors ... Learn More

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Wagner Noe

  • 01/18/15 to 01/18/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Rays of Hope Volunteer Training

  • 01/24/15 to 01/24/15
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
  • 432-684-5437

Join us for an interactive training on children's grief and learn how you can get involved at Rays of Hope. RSVP by calling 432.684.5437.

Wagner Noel/Theres A Good Chance You/1-24

  • 01/24/15 to 01/24/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

MOSC Masterworks 3 - Theres A Good Chance You

Wagner Noel Presents Brian Roman

  • 02/06/15 to 02/06/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

Live On Stage Presents Brian Roman

Wagner Noel Presents Symphony of Five/2-8-15

  • 02/08/15 to 02/08/15
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-4430

West Texas Winds - Symphony of Five

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