Annual Events in Odessa

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Annual Events in Odessa TX 2019

The Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo

Enjoy bareback riding and barrel racing as excitement fills the air at Ector County Coliseum for this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event each year. Spectators can also revel in music, livestock shows and dances.

Main Attractions Motocross

Variety of classes from the 4 years olds on 50 cc bikes all the way up to the pro riders on the 450s. Includes ATVs from the pro class all the way down to the peewee riders on the mini quads.


Main Attractions Monster Trucks

See the most awesome metal munching monster truck super stars in all-out war. All shows include some of the nation’s top trucks and usually a ride truck to give you the ride of your life. Don’t forget to stay around after the show and join us at the novelty stand to get autographs of all your favorite drivers.

Midessa Boat, RV Sport and Gun Show

Staged at the Ector County Coliseum, this event features boats, travel trailers, ATVs, guns, fishing demos and jewelry, among other exhibits.

Odessa College NIRA Rodeo

Nearly 400 collegiate wranglers from 14 colleges flock to the Ector County Coliseum each year to participate in multiple rodeo events. Competitions include bull riding and steer wrestling.

West Texas Guitar Festival

The annual West Texas Guitar Festival is an educational festival held at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on the Midland Campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. All ages, styles and abilities are welcome to attend.


Briar Patch Trade Days

Event will have a variety of vendors with antiques, collectibles, primitive items, jewelry, baby items, clothes, purses and much more.

Tap Into Downtown Odessa

Flock to downtown to taste wine and beer. Food trucks and a variety of music are also on tap.


UIL Academic and Sports Competition

Odessa College hosts the best in academics and sports for the University Interscholastic League competitions.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Odessans celebrate Mexico’s independence from France during this festive soiree. A parade kicks off the fun the first weekend of the month, and guests will also enjoy a carnival, live entertainment, authentic cuisine and many other Mexican traditions.

Fiesta West Texas

Family fun commences at this annual three-day celebration at the Ector County Coliseum. A carnival, live entertainment, authentic food and traditional Mexican customs round out the revelry.


Hot Summer Nights

Make the most of the warmer months for this weekly sundown concert series in June, July and August at Noël Heritage Plaza. Refreshments are available for purchase as well, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

JuneTeeNth Celebration

Taking place at Woodson Park, the Black Cultural Council of Odessa organizes this three-day event to commemorate the emancipation of slaves. Multicultural exhibits, music, food, a basketball tournament and a parade add to the amusement.


Firecracker Fandango

Celebrate America’s independence as the skies illuminate red, white and blue hues. Known as Odessa’s longest-running patriotic street festival, the fandango features fireworks to cap off the night, and a parade, live bands and entertainment, children’s activities and tasty treats are offered throughout the day.


Meet the Falcons

The official kick-off party of the UT Permian Basin football season, the event is free to attend. Food trucks will dish up goodies for purchase, season tickets will be on sale and fans can meet their favorite players.

Rock the desert

Taking place the first weekend of the month, this contemporary Christian music festival rocks the Permian Basin each year.


Commemorative Air Force High Sky Wing Airsho

Exciting for the young and young at heart, this show re-enacts World War II’s battle scenes. The event takes place at Midland International Air & Space Port.

An American Tribute

The community comes together to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and honor the fallen, as well as first responders. After the ceremony, 3,000 flags will be placed around the pond. The event is open to the public.

Diez y Seis de Septiembre

Come celebrate Hispanic heritage at this month-long fiesta. A parade, events, family fun and the like are part of the festivities.

Permian Basin Fair & Exposition

Known as the Permian Basin’s largest annual event, guests enjoy music, arts and crafts, a carnival, a petting zoo and food at this family-friendly good time.


Basin BBQ Blowout

Hundreds of businessmen and women come together to enjoy barbecue and fellowship. Competitors bring their own equipment, ranging from modest smokers to full mobile-kitchens and set up side-by-side for the best in ‘cue.

Briar Patch Trade Days

Event will have a variety of vendors with antiques, collectibles, primitive items, jewelry, baby items, clothes, purses and much more.

Fall Festival

Autumn fills the air as the annual fall festival kicks off the season at McKinney Park. Pumpkin carving, hot air balloon rides, arts and crafts, face painting and zip lining are just a few of the activities.

Permian Basin International Oil Show (biannual)

Staged only during even-numbered years at the Ector County Coliseum. Explore the petroleum industry’s latest advancements and equipment.

West Texas Fest

Sip local beer and whiskey, listen to country music, enter a cornhole tournament and refuel at food trucks. The event supports the Ellen Noël Art Museum.


Merry Marketplace

Spread Christmas cheer at this multiday holiday shopping event in the merriest of settings. The marketplace serves as the biggest fundraiser for the Junior League of Odessa. .

Tejano Super Car Show

This must-attend event spans six buildings packed with cars, trucks, motorcycles, model cars and bicycles. Entertainment and food add to the excitement.


Annual Tree Lighting, Parade and Starbright Village

The holiday season comes to life at McKinney Park all month, featuring the largest display of Christmas lights in the Permian Basin.. Festivities start with the lighting of the McKinney Park Christmas tree. Children also have the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus on Fridays and Saturdays in early to mid-December.