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December

Celebrations of Light Storytelling Festival

  • Festivals
  • 432-685-3876
Featuring 9 Nationally-Acclaimed Storytellers

Christmas at the Mansion

  • Festivals, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Christmas at the Mansion

Celebrate Christmas with an abundance of holiday festivities at Museum of the Southwest, including a Mother-Daughter Brunch, Gingerbread House Workshop, Christmas Teas and Luncheons, Reinbeer, and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Run. 

City of Midland Christmas Night Lights Parade

  • Festivals
  • 432-685-7355
Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

CO2 Conference

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Meetings/Conventions

Annual CO2 Conference featuring education for the oil industry. 

Holiday Evening

  • Chamber Events
Midland College, in partnership with the Midland Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy a Holiday Evening.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

North Pole in your Neighborhood

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • (432) 218-8646

Journey to the North Pole with Betenbough Homes for an enchanting Christmas event. Celebrate the best time of year as we share our Christmas cheer! We welcome you and your family to experience the North Pole in your Neighborhood this Christmas season. Enjoy free Santa photos, activities for your children, Christmas train rides and refreshments for everyone! For more information visit our website at betenbough.com.

The Nutcracker Ballet

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-682-2653

Enjoy this beautiful Christmas classic presented by the Midland Festival Ballet at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Features the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale.

January

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

February

Camp Fire Family Concert

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 4325704144

Trout Fishing in America is a musical group that has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Camp Fire West Texas Council is presenting them in concert in Midland on Sunday, February 21th, 2016. “Trout presents music for people who take their fun seriously. Concert tickets will be on sale at N-Tune in Midland and Odessa or at the Camp Fire office for $5.00. Proceeds will go to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Council programs in Midland and Odessa. For more information about purchasing tickets contact the Camp Fire office at 432-570-4144.

Chocolate Decadence

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-352-5728

Decadent desserts, sensational savories, and Valentine shopping can be found at this annual fundraiser for the Aphasia Center of West Texas. This event sells out fast as individuals, couples, and businesses treat each other to the sweetest party in town.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

March

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Midland Scottish-Irish Faire

  • Festivals
  • 432-362-6620
Join us for our annual Midland Scottish-Irish Faire, presented by The Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin.

April

AJCP SHINE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

  • Sports & Fitness
  • 4322548165

EVENT SCHEDULE Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $100.00 per person (4) man team A Silent Auction will be held during tournament Door Prize Raffle Prize Boards Lunch will be provided on the course throughout the tournament Trophies and Gift Certificates for 1st - 2nd and 3rd place as well as prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Hole in One All Entries Must Be Turned in by April 1, 2016

CAF High Sky Wing Hops & Props

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-528-0997
CAF High Sky Wing Hops & Props

Join the High Sky Wing for the 8th annual Hops & Props 2016 on Saturday, April 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Main Hangar at the CAF High Sky Wing, 9600 Wright Drive in Midland. Enjoy tasting over 50 different beers and ciders, sample delicious appetizers from area restaurants and listen to live music by Ransom Rhodes, followed by the talents of the Matt Kimbrow Band. Bid on your favorite silent auction items, featuring a wide variety of items from trips and gift baskets to firearms and airplane memorabilia. Enjoy all of this while surrounded by vintage warbirds. General admission tickets, which include the beer tasting, food and a commemorative glass, are on sale now. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. A special Designated Driver ticket, which includes event admission, food and soft drinks, is $20. Limited VIP tables are available for $500 (8 guests). VIP tables are the only reserved seating available. All guests must be 21 or older. www.highskywing.org

Great American Cleanup/Don't Mess with TX Trashoff

  • Chamber Events
  • 432-688-7745

Show your Community Pride and help Keep Midland Beautiful cleanup the litter in our town. Get your group together, or go out on your own anytime from March 1-May 31 to participate. KMB will supply the gloves, vests, and trashbags. Then join us on April 2, 2016 for an appreciation picnic for all of our volunteers. All you have to do is show up, cleanup, and have fun! We will take care of the rest!

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Ribbons of Light MAASquerade Ball

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-218-2002

25th anniversary fundraiser for Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, Inc.

The Midland Coalition's Medication Take Back

  • Regional
  • 432-685-3645

Medication Take Back is a way for you to legally dispose of unused/expired medications to increase safety in your home and community. Help the environment by ensuring that your medications do not end up in our water supply! Please drop off medications in their original containers and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for take-out from 11 am to 1 pm.

The Midland High School Orchestra

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432 689-1180

Dinner, Concert, Live Music, Silent Auction, Good Food and Fun.

Wall St. Antiques Treasure Hunters Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 432-853-3289

Giant Indoor/Outdoor Garage Sale Event! Friday night preview from 5:00 to 8:00 and Saturday main event from 9:00 to 5:00 Tons of bargains and deals! Items from the local area and dealers, everything priced to sell! Nothing new, just good ol' junk!

May

A Day at the Races

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 4326832882

Join us at the Museum for the 142nd "Run for the Roses" and the greatest two minutes in sports! The Museum of the Southwest will host its inaugural Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser and garden party to celebrate the opening of the Museum's newest exhibition in the newly designed Turner Legacy Galleries. This exhibition highlights the family's two Kentucky Derby-winning horses, Tomy Lee (1959) and Alysheba (1987), and displays their prized Kentucky Derby trophies. A southern fare buffet will be served along with the famous Mint Julep or another drink of your fancy at the open bar.

Celebration Of The Arts

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-687-1149

2016 will mark our 33rd annual Celebration of the Arts. This weekend tribute to the visual and performing arts is designed to benefit the entire community. The event kicks off Friday evening with a Preview Party (ticket required) and includes a silent auction, exclusive first peak at the artists offerings, live entertainment and dancing, food and festivities. Saturday and Sunday festival activities include shopping with most than 50 visual artists, children's and adult art activities, live music and entertainment. The children's area includes free hands-on activities, take away projects, face painting and entertainment for all ages. Sunday, May 8th, will include a Mother's Day brunch from 11am to 2pm, featuring buffet dining and live entertainment. Festival activities are free and open to the public. Preview Party and Mother's Day brunch are ticketed activities. For more details, visit us at www.acmidland.org.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Sharefest

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • (432) 699-7064

A FREE area-wide garage sale for the public for one day only. We will have clothing (for all ages), furniture, baby items, household items, books, toys and more! All items are new or gently used. Invite your friends and neighbors! "...he that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none..." Luke 3:11

West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-552-8962

The 50th West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration is jointly presented by jazz lovers in both Midland and Odessa through the non-profit West Texas Jazz Society. The 50th anniversary of the party - which began as the Odessa Jazz Party in 1967 andf included the sister party, the Midland Jazz Classic in 1977 - will be held at the MCM Elegante in Odessa. Musicians scheduled to appear include: Bucky Pizzarelli, Allan Vaché, Johnny Varro, John Cocuzzi, Nicki Parrott, Frank Tate, Joel Forbes, Chuck Redd, Butch Miles, Tony Tedesco, Eddie Erickson, Rebecca Kilgore, Rossano Sportiello, Ed Polcer Randy Sandke, Warren Vaché, Dan Barrett, John Allred, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen and Houston Person.

June

29th Annual Mex-Tex Family Fiesta

  • Festivals
  • (432) 682-2960

MEX-TEX FAMILY FIESTA HISTORY The assimilation of diverse cultures into the U.S. is analogous to the contribution of fabric to a quilt. With diversity among our greatest strengths, it’s unfortunate that adherence to age old customs and traditions have somewhat diminished from one generation to the next. In 1987, the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sought to develop programs and activities that would help to reverse this trend. The Mex-Tex Family Fiesta, now in its 29th year, is the end result of those efforts, and has evolved into the Permian Basin’s largest celebration of culture. The event showcases art, dance, music, and food that are unique to Hispanics throughout the southwestern United States, and northern Mexico.

Annual Mariachi Concert

  • 432-683-4226

This annual three-day workshop organized by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland features music instruction, a competition showcase, and a concert.

Community Pachanga celebrating Juneteenth

  • 432-682-3565

Live entertainment, food, drinks, games & door prizes.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432.683.2882 x 304

Grab a blanket, lawn chair and friends and join us on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion. Free concerts are provided throughout the summer on the following Sunday evenings and feature a variety of music from bands with local roots. Concerts run from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and guests are welcome to come early to get the party started! The 27th season of the Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts is made possible by the Live Downtown Midland Management District and underwritten by CBS7 and the Midland Reporter-Telegram. Jimmy's Italian Ice and Cane d'Oro Pizza will be available at select concerts. Each concert is presented FREE for the community through the generosity of the musicians, corporate sponsors, underwriters and media sponsors.

July

Cactus & Crude Bike Tour

  • Sports & Fitness
  • 806-725-0946

This two-day, scenic bicycle tour starts in Midland and raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Children’s Sidewalk Parade

  • 432-682-3376

Featuring costumed kids on decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers, this patriotic Independence Day parade in downtown Midland has been a tradition for over 50 years.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Enjoy free Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds.

Tall City Blues Fest

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Festivals
  • 432-262-0034
Tall City Blues Fest A family-friendly, multi-stage Blues music festival held in Centennial Plaza (Downtown Midland, TX) every July.

August

Basin Bridal & Event Expo

  • Expos/Tradeshows
Annual Bridal & Event Expo. All the information you need to plan your West Texas wedding!

Commemorative Air Force Airsho

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-563-1000
Commemorative Air Force Airsho Stirring re-enactments of World War II air battles, including the Battle of Pearl Harbor, and special entertainment every year. Activities, food, drink and modern aircraft performances.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Midland County Fair

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Festivals
  • 432-688-4308
Midland County Fair Super-Sized Fun! Midland’s own Fair, a marvelous mix of education, entertainment and excitement for all ages offering Traditional family fun! That is the essence of county fairs.

Rock the Desert

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-563-3434

This annual multi-day festival attracts over fifty thousand Christian music fans. Friday nights feature praise and worship, Saturday has inspirational rock and roll. Also featured; skateboarding, sports tents, family speakers, youth leader training extreme games, kid’s activities, a prayer tent and ‘Talk Back Live’ with bands.

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Sports & Fitness

Largest gun & blade show in West Texas. Occurs in Midland every January, April, August and October. The event will take place Saturday, August 6 from 9a-5p and Sunday, August 7 from 10a-5p.

Special Event for Centers for Children & Families

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-570-1084

The sixteenth annual special event benefitting Centers for Children and Families. The event features a celebrity speaker TBA with dinner catered by Perini Ranch of Buffalo Gap. Silent and live auctions plus a raffle drawing are included in the evening's festivities.

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-683-2882
Enjoy free Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds.

September

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Parade

  • Festivals
  • 432-683-4226

Cultural events commemorating Mexico’s independence from Spain. This event contains music and family fun.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

SeptemberFest

  • 432-682-2653
SeptemberFest

Crowds from far and wide visit Midland the first weekend of September for a weekend of arts, crafts, music, live performances, food and games. Held on the grounds of the Museum of the Southwest.

SeptemberFest 2016

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 4326832882
SeptemberFest 2016

Now celebrating its 47th year, this annual juried arts festival draws artists from far and wide to display their works on the first weekend after Labor Day. Including a Friday night "preview party" and two days of art, live entertainment, festival food and a KinderFest area for kids, SeptemberFest has become the premier arts festival for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. ________________________________________ SeptemberFest 2016 Weekend Schedule Friday, September 9: Preview Party, 7-11pm Saturday, September 10: Artist booths open 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, September 11: Artist booths open noon - 5 pm

St. Ann's Fair

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Charity/Fundraisers
St. Ann’s Fair is one of the biggest one-day event in Midland each year.

The Peddler Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows
  • 800-775-2774

Held at Midland Center, this popular trade show offers home décor, handcrafted jewelry, fashionable apparel, gourmet treats, creative gifts and more.

October

Breast Cancer Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-520-4433

Annual Breast Cancer Chili & BBQ Cook-Off benefitting Gifts of Hope, Hope House, and Look Good Feel Good Shop. BBQ: is a state championship and IBCA (International Barbeque Cookers Association) sanctioned. Chili is CASI sanctioned. All cooks are welcome. BBQ cooks chicken, pork spare ribs & brisket.

Fall Gathering Ranch Story Telling

  • 432-682-5785

An annual reunion for admirers of The West, this event at the Haley Library features two hours of ranch stories told by the men and women who lived life on the ranges of the Southwest.

Fiddlesticks Farms Cornfield Maze & Pumpkin Patch

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music
  • 432-687-MAZE

Fiddlesticks Farms features a 10-acre cornfield maze, pumpkin patch, Halloween events, plus a country store, farm animals, hayrides, pig races, and more.

Improv at The Yucca

  • Entertainment/Nightlife/Music, Arts/Theatre
  • 432-570-4111
Improv at The Yucca Midland Community Theatre volunteers offer a night a madness and hilarity with fast-paced skits and games. A night of off-the-cuff comedy, cheap beers, and friends, we can't think of a better way to start the weekend!

Midland Arts Association Fall Juried Art Show

  • Arts/Theatre

 Annual art show at Midland College featuring original ceramics, sculpture, glass, drawing, graphics, painting, fiber, photography and mixed media. 

Midland Southwest Impressionist Art Show and Sales

  • Arts/Theatre
  • 432-682-5785

For 25 years the Haley Library has honored four accomplished impressionistic painters who live and work in Midland. The show includes an opening reception in late October and the sale runs through November.

Permian Basin International Oil Show

  • 432-367-1112

The world’s largest trade show dedicated to oil and gas technology, this biennial exposition at Ector County Coliseum is conducted in even-numbered years.

Runnin' Fur Rescues 5K Fun Run/Walk

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 432-683-7387

Runnin' Fur Rescues is an annual Fun Run/Walk hosted by Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals. Lone Star Sanctuary is a non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary in Midland. Participants are encouraged to bring their furry friends and dress up for great chances to win prizes! There is also a Halloween Picture Booth, activities for kids, raffles for great prizes, live music, "mocktails" provided by The Blue Door, and lots of fun for the entire family. We also offer microchipping for dogs or cats to the general public at a reduced cost that day.

SAVING "TRUE PAIRS" 4TH ANNUL CLAY SHOOT

  • Charity/Fundraisers
  • 4326898247 OR 432-570-0290

4TH Annual Saving "True Pairs" Clay Shoot to benefit Pink The Basin! Money raised stays RIGHT HERE in the Permian Basin and is donated to Pink the Basin to provide mammograms for those that can't afford them!

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Sports & Fitness

Largest gun & blade show in West Texas. Occurs in Midland every January, April, August and October. 

November

Executive Oil Conference

  • Expos/Tradeshows, Meetings/Conventions

This oil conference in Midland, TX gives attendees an in-depth look at activity in the nation's top oil province, and unique perspectives on the entire U.S. oil and gas market. Plan now to join 1,100+ industry executives, managers, capital providers, financiers and analysts, 15+ executive-level speakers and 80+ exhibiting companies. 

Gem and Mineral Show

  • Expos/Tradeshows

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Show of Support Annual Hunt for Heroes Banquet

  • Charity/Fundraisers

Annual appreciate dinner and auction honoring the men and women of our nation's military. 

MCRW

  • 12/14/16 to 12/14/16
  • Meetings/Conventions

The MCRW General Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at the Midland Country Club located at 6101 N Highway 349 in Midland, Texas.  Attendance is open to women and men, members and nonmembers alike.  There is no fee to attend the program meeting only.

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