EVENTS

WELCOME, BIENVENIDOS

Marathon's annual events are really special.

Our 4th of July Dance at the Post Park has been going strong for over 100 years. 

We love when visitors join in the festivities, and we welcome you to make our traditions your traditions.

 

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to comply with state and county mandates, Marathon is not holding its traditional events for the remainder of 2020. 

 

We look forward to bringing our beloved events back in 2021.

ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF AND DANCE

DATE: July 4-5, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)  (CANCELLED FOR 2020)

LOCATION: Post Park (Fort Peña Colorado Park)

Saturday July 4th

Noon: BBQ for sale at noon

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

Sunday, July 5th

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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VIRTUAL VIVA BIG BEND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020

DATE: July 23-26, 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.  

THIS YEAR VIVA WENT VIRTUAL!  Check out the shows online.  Visit the website for details and updates: www.VivaBigBend.com.

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M2M - MARATHON 2 MARATHON

DATE:  October 24, 2020 (Saturday)  (CANCELLED FOR 2020)

LOCATION: Marathon, Texas

Join us for the 17th annual M2M Four races starting north on Highway 385 to one finish line in the heart of Marathon, Texas... and FOOD!! Pasta Dinner Friday night, BBQ lunch Saturday, Marathon Motel evening dance / dinner / dance / star party, and Sunday brunch.

Races include a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K. Early registration is open until September 30th. Prices go up starting October 1st. Information and registration at www.marathon2marathon.net.

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FIESTA DE NOCHE BUENA

DATE: December 5, 2020 (Saturday), 5:00 - 10:00 PM  (CANCELLED FOR 2020)

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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MARATHON, TEXAS

WHERE THE BIG BEND & DARK SKIES MEET

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 163

Marathon, Texas 79842

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