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Red, White, and Big Bend: Discover 4th of July Celebrations in Alpine and Beyond

As the 4th of July approaches, there’s no better place to celebrate America’s independence than the vibrant and scenic Big Bend area of Texas. Known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage, this region transforms into a hub of patriotic festivities during the Independence Day weekend. Alpine, the heart of the Big Bend area, along with the charming towns of Fort Davis and Marathon, offers a variety of events that promise fun, food, and fireworks for everyone. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these celebrations are sure to create lasting memories. Here’s your guide to the 4th of July festivities in Alpine and beyond.


Alpine Spirit of ’76 Vintage July 4th Celebration – July 4th

A vintage picture of two men wearing hats cooking food over a grill

Alpine’s Vintage Independence Day Bash – Spirit of ’76 Celebration

Thursday, 7/4

  • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Parade to the Brewster County Courthouse
    • Booths
    • Car show
    • Food
    • Games
    • Tug of War with the Alpine Fire Department
    • Hot Dog Eating Contest
    • Performance by Sul Ross cast of Robinhood
  • Noon – BBQ Chicken Lunch at the American Legion
  • 1:30 pm – Recreate town vintage pictures at the Courthouse
  • 2:30 pm – Alpine Cowboys Professional Baseball versus the Austin Weirdoes
  • 10:00 pm – American Legion Fireworks at Kokernot Park
  • 9:00 pm to Midnight – Dance on Sul Ross Ave. at the American Legion
  • Live music throughout the day by Al Haney, Simply Rick, The Alpine Community Band & Bucket of Bullets

More Info on Alpine 4th of July Events


Big Bend Freedom Fest – July 5th & 6th

Big Bend Freedom Fest list of activities

A 4th of July weekend celebration benefiting the Alpine Cowboys professional baseball team.

Friday and Saturday, 7/5 & 7/6

  • Barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Champions Barbecue Alliance
  • Live music by Gunnar Latham
  • Cornhole tournament
  • Motorcycle/car show

More Info on Big Bend Freedom Fest

Fort Davis

Fort Davis Coolest 4th of July – July 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th

Coolest 4th of July Festival at the Jeff Davis County Courthouse

An announcement of Doug Morelands Family Barn Dance in Fort Davis 4th of July

Thursday, 7/4

  • Vendors at the Courthouse – All Day
  • Coolest 5K Run – 8 am at Jeff Davis County Park
  • Fireworks – Dark at Jeff Davis County Park

Friday, 7/5

  • Vendors at the Courthouse – All Day
  • Music on the Lawn – All Day
  • Live Music (Bucket of Bullets) – 11 am
  • Live Music (Border Blasters) – 2 pm
  • Doug Moreland’s Family Barn Dance – 7 pm (Tickets $10)

Saturday, 7/6

  • Vendors at the Courthouse – All Day
  • Music on the Lawn – All Day
  • Veterans Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 am at Church in the Mountains
  • Hometown Parade – 10 am
  • Car Show – 10:30 am
  • Pet Pageant – 11:30 am
  • Pie Contest – Noon
  • Live Music (Hall’s Last Call) – 12:30 pm
  • Cake Walk – 1:30 pm
  • Live Music (Rick Ruiz) – 2 pm
  • Tumbleweed Smith’s One Man Show – 2 pm
  • Husband Calling Contest – 4 pm
  • Dad Jokes – 4 pm
  • Jody Nix – 8 pm at Kelly Pavillion (Tickets $15)

Sunday, 7/7

  • Vendors at the Courthouse – 9 am to Noon
  • 1880s Baseball – 2 pm at Fort Davis National Historical Site

More Info on Fort Davis 4th of July Events


4th of July in Marathon Texas – July 4th, 5th & 6th

An announcement of Marathon TX 4th of july events

Thursday, 7/4

  • 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • White Buffalo Bar Patio at Gage Hotel
    • Live Music by Mary Charlotte Young
  • 8:00 pm to Midnight
    • Marathon Motel & RV Park
    • Party Under the Stars
    • Food, Beer, Margaritas, and Music

Friday, 7/5

  • 6:00 pm turn in
    • Marathon Fire Department
    • Mustang Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
    • Judging in the Community Center
  • 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    • White Buffalo Bar Patio at Gage Hotel
    • Live Music by BJ Barham
  • 8:00 pm to Midnight
    • Marathon Motel & RV Park
    • Party Under the Stars
  • Fireworks After Sundown
    • On Main Street at the Ritchey Building

Saturday, 7/6

  • Parade – 10:00 am (9:30 am Line Up)
    • On Main Street
  • Noon to 2:00 pm
    • School Reunion Brisket Lunch Fundraiser
    • Post Park
    • Marathon Class of 2025 Fundraiser
  • Noon to 2:00 pm
    • Brick Vault Brewery and BBQ
    • Live Music by Nash Daniels & Jason Harrell
  • 2:00 pm turn in
    • Marathon Fire Department
    • Cowboy Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
    • Judging in the Community Center
  • 4th of July Dance at Post Park
    • 6:00 pm Food + Activities
    • 8:00 pm to Midnight Dancing
    • Live Music by Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band
    • Food Vendors include:
      • French Co. Burgers
      • The Oasis Food Truck
      • Comanche Springs Sushi Co.
    • Free to Everyone – B.Y.O.

More Info on Marathon 4th of July Events

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Private Hot Tub for Twin Sisters Ensuite Room

With so many exciting events to choose from, the Big Bend area is the perfect destination for celebrating the 4th of July. From parades and live music to cook-offs and fireworks, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Marathon offer something for everyone. And with Alpine serving as the central hub, you’ll have easy access to all these festivities while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of our Alpine Bed and Breakfast.

Book your stay with us at Alpine Bed and Breakfast and make this 4th of July weekend one to remember. Our cozy accommodations, delicious homemade breakfasts, and convenient location ensure you’ll have a fantastic holiday experience. Don’t miss out on the fun – reserve your room today and join us in celebrating Independence Day in the heart of the Big Bend area!

Contact Us

For more information or to inquire about availability, please contact us at:

Phone(432) 538-7032

We look forward to welcoming you to Alpine Bed and Breakfast, where unforgettable memories are made.

Sharon & Tom
Alpine Bed and Breakfast

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