Events are back for 2021!

Marathon's annual events are really special.  We love when visitors join in the festivities, and we welcome you to make our traditions your traditions.

Our beloved holiday party, Fiesta de Noche Buena, takes place the first Saturday every December on the main strip, with merrymaking for all.

Our 4th of July Dance at Post Park has been going strong for over 100 years.  This year's Chili Cook Off will take place at Marathon Motel and RV Park and is a CASI Terlingua Chili Cook Off qualifier.  Judges are needed!  Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4, 2021.  


Viva Big Bend 2021 is a great way to tour the region while catching great live music.  July 29-August 1.  See for updates.

West Fest Cabrito Cook Off is family friendly and fun, and is happening September 17 & 18 in 2021 at Post Park.  The steak and margaritas contest will take place Saturday September 17.  Salsa, brisket, chicken halves, dessert, and cabrito is judged on Sunday September 18.


Live music and special events can be found throughout town.  Check with the French Co. Grocer for brunches and live music, Brick Vault Brewery and Barbecue for special events, 12 Gage Restaurant for live music and dinner, and more!