Marathon hosts several events each year and the public is welcome to attend. In addition to our annual events, there are many pop-up events throughout the year, like chili cookoffs, live music, wine tastings, and more. Be sure to check with your choice of lodging about what's going on and stay up-to-date by following our social media accounts.
February 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
Friends of Marathon Community fundraiser. Fish fry with auction and live music, hosted at the Marathon Community Center.
VIVA BIG BEND
July 24-28, 2024
The 13th annual Viva Big Bend music festival will be July 24-28, 2024.
Featuring 65+ shows in more than a dozen venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon, Terlingua, Presidio and Fort Davis.
Marathon Venues include Gage Hotel and the Marathon Motel & RV Park.
VivaBigBend.com for more info.
4TH OF JULY DANCE
Marathon Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual 4th of July Dance at Post Park, going strong for over 100 years.
WEST FEST CABRITO COOKOFF
West Fest Cabrito Cook Off is a family friendly cookoff with categories judged over two days in steak, margaritas, salsa, brisket, chicken halves, dessert, and cabrito. Come enjoy the friendly competition!
A Boston Race qualifier with four races starting north on 385 leading to one finish line in the heart of Marathon.
Pasta Dinner the night before at The Gage, BBQ lunch Saturday at the finish line, and more activities including a dance and brunch. [Photo by Kent Barlow, used with permission.]
For more info check out https://www.marathon2marathon.net/
FIESTA DE NOCHE BUENA
December 7, 2024
Always on the 1st Saturday in December.
Fiesta de Noche Buena is a local tradition when residents, artists, businesses, and visitors ring in the holiday season on the town's main strip. Santa Claus parades into town with Marathon Volunteer Fire Department vehicles and greets children in the lobby of Trans Pecos Bank. People visit and tailgate along the Main Street. Shops stay open late with seasonal offerings. Live music and food offerings make this a festive event. Hosted by Marathon Chamber of Commerce.