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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

February

Camp Fire Family Concert

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 4325704144

Trout Fishing in America is a musical group that has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Camp Fire West Texas Council is presenting them in concert in Midland on Sunday, February 21th, 2016. “Trout presents music for people who take their fun seriously. Concert tickets will be on sale at N-Tune in Midland and Odessa or at the Camp Fire office for $5.00. Proceeds will go to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Council programs in Midland and Odessa. For more information about purchasing tickets contact the Camp Fire office at 432-570-4144.

Chocolate Decadence

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-352-5728

Decadent desserts, sensational savories, and Valentine shopping can be found at this annual fundraiser for the Aphasia Center of West Texas. This event sells out fast as individuals, couples, and businesses treat each other to the sweetest party in town.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

April

CAF High Sky Wing Hops & Props

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-528-0997
CAF High Sky Wing Hops & Props

Join the High Sky Wing for the 8th annual Hops & Props 2016 on Saturday, April 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Main Hangar at the CAF High Sky Wing, 9600 Wright Drive in Midland. Enjoy tasting over 50 different beers and ciders, sample delicious appetizers from area restaurants and listen to live music by Ransom Rhodes, followed by the talents of the Matt Kimbrow Band. Bid on your favorite silent auction items, featuring a wide variety of items from trips and gift baskets to firearms and airplane memorabilia. Enjoy all of this while surrounded by vintage warbirds. General admission tickets, which include the beer tasting, food and a commemorative glass, are on sale now. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. A special Designated Driver ticket, which includes event admission, food and soft drinks, is $20. Limited VIP tables are available for $500 (8 guests). VIP tables are the only reserved seating available. All guests must be 21 or older. www.highskywing.org

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Wall St. Antiques Treasure Hunters Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 432-853-3289

Giant Indoor/Outdoor Garage Sale Event! Friday night preview from 5:00 to 8:00 and Saturday main event from 9:00 to 5:00 Tons of bargains and deals! Items from the local area and dealers, everything priced to sell! Nothing new, just good ol' junk!

May

Celebration Of The Arts

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-687-1149

2016 will mark our 33rd annual Celebration of the Arts. This weekend tribute to the visual and performing arts is designed to benefit the entire community. The event kicks off Friday evening with a Preview Party (ticket required) and includes a silent auction, exclusive first peak at the artists offerings, live entertainment and dancing, food and festivities. Saturday and Sunday festival activities include shopping with most than 50 visual artists, children's and adult art activities, live music and entertainment. The children's area includes free hands-on activities, take away projects, face painting and entertainment for all ages. Sunday, May 8th, will include a Mother's Day brunch from 11am to 2pm, featuring buffet dining and live entertainment. Festival activities are free and open to the public. Preview Party and Mother's Day brunch are ticketed activities. For more details, visit us at www.acmidland.org.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

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.

Great Outdoor Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Sports & Fitness

Featuring a huge variety of vendors in the fishing, hunting, camping, and general outdoor fields.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

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.

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.

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.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

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, Festivals
  • 432-262-0034
Tall City Blues Fest A family-friendly, multi-stage Blues music festival held in Centennial Plaza (Downtown Midland, TX) every July.

August

Basin Bridal & Event Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows
Annual Bridal & Event Expo. All the information you need to plan your West Texas wedding!

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.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Midland County Fair

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Festivals
  • 432-688-4308
Midland County Fair Super-Sized Fun! Midland’s own Fair, a marvelous mix of education, entertainment and excitement for all ages offering Traditional family fun! That is the essence of county fairs.

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.

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Sports & Fitness

Largest gun & blade show in West Texas. Occurs in Midland every January, April, August and October. 

Special Event for Centers for Children & Families

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-570-1084

The sixteenth annual special event benefitting Centers for Children and Families. The event features a celebrity speaker TBA with dinner catered by Perini Ranch of Buffalo Gap. Silent and live auctions plus a raffle drawing are included in the evening's festivities.

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

  • Festivals
  • 432-683-4226

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

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

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.

St. Ann's Fair

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Charity/Fundraisers
St. Ann’s Fair is one of the biggest one-day event in Midland each year.

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

Breast Cancer Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-4433

Annual Breast Cancer Chili & BBQ Cook-Off benefitting Gifts of Hope, Hope House, and Look Good Feel Good Shop. BBQ: is a state championship and IBCA (International Barbeque Cookers Association) sanctioned. Chili is CASI sanctioned. All cooks are welcome. BBQ cooks chicken, pork spare ribs & brisket.

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.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Midland Arts Association Fall Juried Art Show

  • Arts/Theatre

 Annual art show at Midland College featuring original ceramics, sculpture, glass, drawing, graphics, painting, fiber, photography and mixed media. 

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.

SAVING "TRUE PAIRS" 4TH ANNUL CLAY SHOOT

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 4326898247 OR 432-570-0290

4TH Annual Saving "True Pairs" Clay Shoot to benefit Pink The Basin! Money raised stays RIGHT HERE in the Permian Basin and is donated to Pink the Basin to provide mammograms for those that can't afford them!

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Sports & Fitness

Largest gun & blade show in West Texas. Occurs in Midland every January, April, August and October. 

November

Executive Oil Conference

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Meetings/Conventions

This oil conference in Midland, TX gives attendees an in-depth look at activity in the nation's top oil province, and unique perspectives on the entire U.S. oil and gas market. Plan now to join 1,100+ industry executives, managers, capital providers, financiers and analysts, 15+ executive-level speakers and 80+ exhibiting companies. 

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.

Gem and Mineral Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

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.

Show of Support Annual Hunt for Heroes Banquet

  • Charity/Fundraisers

Annual appreciate dinner and auction honoring the men and women of our nation's military. 

December

Celebrations of Light Storytelling Festival

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

Christmas at the Mansion

  • Festivals, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Christmas at the Mansion

Celebrate Christmas with an abundance of holiday festivities at Museum of the Southwest, including a Mother-Daughter Brunch, Gingerbread House Workshop, Christmas Teas and Luncheons, Reinbeer, and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Run. 

City of Midland Christmas Night Lights Parade

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

CO2 Conference

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Meetings/Conventions

Annual CO2 Conference featuring education for the oil industry. 

Holiday Evening

  • Chamber Events
Midland College, in partnership with the Midland Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy a Holiday Evening.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

North Pole in your Neighborhood

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • (432) 218-8646

Journey to the North Pole with Betenbough Homes for an enchanting Christmas event. Celebrate the best time of year as we share our Christmas cheer! We welcome you and your family to experience the North Pole in your Neighborhood this Christmas season. Enjoy free Santa photos, activities for your children, Christmas train rides and refreshments for everyone! For more information visit our website at betenbough.com.

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

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Credit Confused

  • 02/15/16 to 02/17/16
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars
Learn how to understand your credit report.

Casino Night At Club Chaparral

  • 02/16/16 to 02/16/16
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
The Roaring Twenties is the theme for this year’s Homecoming Week at Midland College (MC). Student, alumni and community activities

Homecoming Parade and Block Party

  • 02/17/16
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music

Homecoming Parade and Block Party

Midland College main campus
6:00 p.m.
Everyone loves a parade, and the MC Homecoming 2016 parade is guaranteed to be the BEST ever! Alumni, students and the entire Midland community may take part in the parade or just watch, clap, cheer and have fun! To ... Learn More

Four to Sixer Mixer

  • 02/18/16 to 02/18/16
  • Regional
  • 432-686-3568

Please join us as we kick off our 2016 Mixers! Come preview the Petroleum Museum’s $18 million renovated exhibit gallery. ~ Your entire staff is invited {Food & adult beverages will be served} Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 16 (432) 686-3568 or [email protected]

MC Basketball

  • 02/18/16
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music

MC Basketball at the AI G. Langford Chaparral Center

Lady Chaps-5:54

Chaps-7:30

All Chaparral enthusiasts are invited to cheer the MC basketball teams to victory as they face off against WJCAC rival New Mexico Junior College. The MC Homecoming Court will be presented during half-time of the ... Learn More

World Class Exhibit

  • 02/20/16 to 02/20/16
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars

MIDLAND, TX –Four years, and thousands of hours of intricate detailing will come to a close on February 20 at the opening of El Paso artist Wayne Hilton’s large scale exhibit Otra Vez at the Centennial Library.

 

Using primarily recycled materials, Hilton has designed the Otra... Learn More

2016 Shotguns & Stilettos Buckshot Bash

  • 02/20/16 to 02/20/16
  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-682-4732
Map

You will not want to miss the Buckshot Bash on Saturday February 20th at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Hangar! This year our entertainment will begin with The Rankin Twins followed by our headliner Kevin Fowler. We will also be featuring the dance band, Wood & Wire. The silent and live ... Learn More

Wang Dang Doodle

  • 02/20/16 to 02/20/16
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
We're pitching a Wang Dang Doodle coming up on Feb 20. But wait, what is a Wang Dang Doodle, you ask?

Play the Greats Workshop

  • 02/21/16 to 02/21/16
  • Education/Speakers/Seminars

Play The Greats Workshop by Noah Wotherspoon

Sunday, Feb 21 at 11:30 am (90 minutes)

This workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Camp Fire Family Concert

  • 02/21/16 to 02/21/16
  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 4325704144
Map

Trout Fishing in America is a musical group that has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Camp Fire West Texas Council is presenting them in concert in Midland on Sunday, February 21th, 2016. “Trout presents music for people who take their fun seriously. Concert tickets will be on sale at ... Learn More

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