MARATHON, TEXAS

WHERE THE BIG BEND & DARK SKIES MEET

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

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EVENTS

Marathon has some amazing events every year, including our Annual 4th of July Dance at the Post Park which dates back over 100 years. Come on out!

FIESTA DE NOCHE BUENA

DATE: December 14, 2019 (Saturday), 5:00 - 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Along Main Street, Marathon, Texas

Experience true small town holiday spirit by joining us on Saturday, December 14, 2019 for Marathon’s annual Fiesta de Noche Buena. Main street merchants extend their hours for this charming outdoor street festival which kicks off the holiday season. Come and enjoy:

  • Outdoor tree lighting

  • Caroling

  • Hay rides

  • Food and drinks

  • Live music by Mariachi Band.

  • A visit from Santa

  • Raffle fundraiser for the Marathon PTO

Local shops and galleries will be open. Please join in the celebration!

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Valentine’s Fish Fry Fund Raiser

DATE: February 8, 2020 (Saturday) Starting at 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Marathon Community Center

COST: Entry by donation

Join us for a fun night of community and fried catfish!

Please join us on Saturday, February 9th at 6:00 PM for our Valentine's Day Fish Fry.  We will be raising funds for our beloved Post Park (Pen~a Colorado)

Music by Justin Trevino

Live Auction of interesting West Texas items

unds go toward improvements at the Post (Pen~a Colorado) Park.

 

Please contact Ruben Ortega at 432-294-1096 for more information.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF AND DANCE

DATE: July 5-6, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)

LOCATION: Post Park (Fort Peña Colorado Park)

Saturday July 5th

Noon: BBQ for sale at noon

2 PM: Join us for judging the Cowboy Chili Cook Off at the Post Park

Sunday, July 6th

Noon: Join us to judge the Mustang Chili Cook-Off Post Park

Marathon hosts two annual chili cook offs over the 4th of July holiday. Both benefit local charities (including the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department).

  • Cowboy Chili Cook Off

  • Mustang Chili Cook Off

- CASI rules apply.
- Participation is open to anyone over 18 years of age.
- Entry fee is $25.00 for each cook, each day.
- Meat used for preparing the chili is limited to GROUND MEAT ONLY.
- Judging will be held at the Post Park.

For more information, contact Betty Ramirez by phone at 432-294-0608 (cell) or email bettytaylorramirez@yahoo.com.

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VIVA BIG BEND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

DATE: July 24, 2020 (All day on the 26th in Marathon)

LOCATION: Marathon, Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis

 

The Big Bend's annual summer music festival features fun live music around Marathon, Alpine, Marfa, and Fort Davis.  In Marathon, performances at the Gage Hotel and Eve's Garden

 

Visit the website for details and updates: www.VivaBigBend.com.

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