Annual Events in Odessa

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Annual Events in Odessa TX
January

The Sandhills Stockshow & Rodeo
(432) 366‑3951
www.sandhillsstockshowandrodeo.com

Enjoy bareback riding and barrel racing as excitement fills the air at the 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
(417) 887‑9400
www.mapmotorsports.com

Variety of classes from 4-year-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.

February

Midessa Boat, RV Sport and Gun Show
(432) 381‑3324
www.midessaboatshow.net

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

ODESSA COLLEGE NIRA RODEO
(432) 561‑8978
www.wranglersports.com

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

MAIN ATTRACTIONS MONSTER TRUCKS
(417) 887‑9400
www.mapmotorsports.com

See the most awesome metal-munching monster truck superstars 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. Stick around after the show to get autographs of all your favorite drivers.

WEST TEXAS GUITAR FESTIVAL
(432) 552‑4292
www.westtexasguitarfestival.com

The annual West Texas Guitar Festival is an educational festival held at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

March

BRIAR PATCH TRADE DAYS
(432) 272‑1177
www.briarpatchodessa.com

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

TAP INTO DOWNTOWN
(432) 335‑4682
www.downtownodessatx.com

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

April

UIL ACADEMIC AND SPORTS COMPETITION
(432) 335‑6568

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

May

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
(432) 335‑0250

Odessans celebrate Mexico’s independence from France during this festive soirée. 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
(432) 580‑4200
www.myfiestawesttexas.com

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.

June

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
(432) 337‑1492
www.odessaarts.org

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
(432) 333‑7871
www.odessabcc.org

Taking place at Woodson Park and organized by the Black Cultural Council of Odessa, this three-day event commemorates the emancipation of Texas slaves. The event features live music, food, multicultural events, a basketball tournament and a parade.

July

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
(432) 337‑1492
www.odessaarts.org

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.

FIRECRACKER FANDANGO
(432) 335‑3200
www.downtownodessatx.com

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 offered throughout the day.

August

PERMIAN BASIN FAIR & EXPO
(432) 550‑3232
permianbasinfair.com

Known as the Permian Basin’s largest annual event, the fair & expo features music, arts and crafts, a carnival, a petting zoo and food, and is fun for the entire family. This weeklong event begins at the end of August and runs through early September.

August

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
(432) 337‑1492
www.odessaarts.org

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.

September

PERMIAN BASIN FAIR & EXPO
(432) 550‑3232
www.permianbasinfair.com

Known as the Permian Basin’s largest annual event, the fair & expo features music, arts and crafts, a carnival, a petting zoo and food, and is fun for the entire family. This weeklong event begins at the end of August and runs through early September.

COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE HIGH SKY WING AIRSHO
(432) 235‑7007
www.airsho.org

Exciting for the 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
(432) 368‑3548
www.odessatxparks.org

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.

West Texas Fest
(432) 550‑9696
www.noelartmuseum.org

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

October

BRIAR PATCH TRADE DAYS
(432) 272‑1177
www.briarpatchodessa.com

This event will have a variety of vendors with antiques, collectibles, jewelry, baby items and more.

FALL FESTIVAL
(432) 368‑3548
www.odessatx.gov

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
(432) 367‑1112
www.pbioilshow.org

Explore the petroleum industry’s latest advancements and equipment at this show at the Ector County Coliseum, which is offered every other year in even years.

West Texas Fest
(432) 550‑9696
www.noelartmuseum.org

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

November

MERRY MARKETPLACE
(432) 332‑0095
www.juniorleagueofodessa.com

Spread Christmas Cheer at this multi-day holiday shopping event in the merriest of settings. The marketplace serves as the biggest fund-raiser for the Junior League of Odessa.

TEJANO SUPER CAR SHOW
(432) 337‑2189
www.tejanocarshow.com

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

Tis Christmas Holiday Festival
(432) 366-3541
www.ectorcountycoliseum.org

Do your Christmas shopping in Odessa at the Tis Christmas Holiday Festival at Ector County Coliseum Building G.

December

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING, PARADE AND STARBRIGHT VILLAGE
(432) 335‑4682
www.odessatx.gov

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.

WINTERFEST
(432) 335‑4682
www.downtownodessatx.com

Enjoy Christmas shopping in Downtown Odessa every Saturday from Nov. 30 through Dec. 28.