Join us for exciting live music festivals, grilling at the Gage, art openings, cultural and community events scheduled throughout the year.

July 16-17, 2021

Border Cowboy Classic

The Border Cowboy Classic is a high desert music festival on July 16th and 17th, 2021 featuring performances from the legendary Augie Meyers, local singer/songwriter Craig Carter and songwriter/producer Trent Willmon.  Paired with fabulous food from the 12 Gage and Brick Vault BBQ.  Tickets are $250 per person for both nights.  For reservations and tickets call Michelle at 432.386.4205 ext 168 or email

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August 27 & 28, 2021

Marathon Songwriter's Festival


Intimate performances by master songwriters in a setting that exudes luxurious comfort and charm surrounded by a landscape that captivates and inspires–welcome to the Marathon Songwriters Festival.

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October 8-10, 2021

The Comanche Trail - In the Shadow of Santiago

Join us October 8, 9th and 10th 2021 at the historic Gage Hotel for a three day event celebrating the cultural landscape of the Big Bend.  The event will feature Comanche artist and historian, Dr. Eric Tippeconic and author Jeff Guinn, as well as experts on Big Bend history and culture such as Dr. Max Grossman, Dr. Bryon Schoeder, JP Bryan, Travis Roberts, Dr. CJ Alvarez Jim Halff and Windy Goodloe.  Guests will enjoy a famous 12 Gage dinner under the stars with entertainment by Craig Carter.  A portion of the proceeds benefit the Marathon Library and Marathon Museum.  Tickets on sale now for $350.  Call for Gage hotel availability at 432.386.4205 or to purchase tickets for the event contact Michelle West, Event Director at

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December 4, 2021

Fiesta Noche Buena

The town of Marathon begins holiday celebrations with local shops, restaurants and galleries open to the public during the evening.  Guests are invited to stroll the streets of Marathon enjoying the Christmas lights and impromptu caroling while visiting with townspeople and admiring all that makes Marathon such a special place.

July 2nd and 3rd

4th of July Celebration

Enjoy a break from the summer heat Independence Day weekend in Marathon Texas.  There will be a vast selection of fun activities such as a street dance Friday night, Chili Cook off at the Marathon Motel, The annual Dog and Pony show, followed by a BBQ sale and music by Craig Carter at the Post Park.

October 22-23, 2021


Summer 2021

Grilling at the Gage