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Annual Events

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September 2013
• A Taste of San Angelo: The San Angelo Restaurant Association yearly fundraiser.  Get a taste of all the great food San Angelo has to offer and a silent auction. 9/10
• Fort Concho Speakers Series: throughout September
• Cactus Music Series: 9/13
• Fiestas Patrias: Diez y Seis de Septiembre, or September 16th, celebration commemorating the beginning of the 1820 uprising that eventually drove the Spaniards out of Mexico.  A historical pageant, coronation of the Fiestas Patrias queen and her duchesses, dances and an array of food booths. Held at El Paseo de Santa Angela.
• Lily Fest: A tour of the International Lily Collection given by Ken Landon.  9/21
• Lone Star Music Fest: One of the top rated music festivals in Texas featuring Texas bands.  An all day event at the River Stage, downtown San Angelo.
• National Museum Day at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts.
• SACOC Business Expo: 9/26

October 2013
• Cactus Music Series: Guest artists perform. Visit:
• AQHA Horse Show: Horse show held at the Spur Arena.
• West Texas Rehab Dinner Show: The West Texas Rehab hosts an elegant evening with valet parking, cocktail reception, dinner & wine at tables of ten.
• Art-Ober-Fest: 10/11 - 10/12 TH: Historic Walking Tour  FRI: Evening Dance  SAT: ASU Homecoming and Downtown San Angelo Parade, Wooly Bully Festival with mutton bustin, stick horse rodeo and more!  Visit:
• River Fest: 10/19
• Halloween Tours & Programs at Fort Concho:
• Roping Fiesta: 10/25 – 10/27

November 2013
• The Old Chicken Farm Art Center Open House: Friday through Sunday Open House featuring works from invited artists featuring jewelry, mosaics, woodwork, hand-sewn and handcrafted items and more.  Live music, restaurant and something for the entire family. 11/29 – 12/1

December 2013
• A Christmas Fiesta, San Angelo Symphony: 12/7
• Christmas at Old Fort Concho: This three-day event celebrates San Angelo’s heritage and the holiday season.  Features a central theme carrying out the traditions of the late 1800’s.  Events include Winter Rendezvous, a living history display of military and civilian encampments.  Wagon rides, cowboy poets, special food presentations, cavalry, artillery and infantry demonstrations and campfires.  More than 100 merchants, food booths, dancers, singers, live music. 12/6 – 12/8
• Concho Christmas Celebration: The San Angelo Christmas Lights is a spectacular array of Christmas lights in El Paseo de Santa Angela and along the River Walk area.  More than 3 million lights, large scale animated scenes.  Held all month. 12/6 – 12/31
• Santa’s Santa Fe Christmas: The Historic Orient Santa Fe Depot comes alive with operating model train layouts of all gauges, highlighting the Christmas motif.  Open on Friday and Saturday nights. 12/6 - 12/28
• Nutcracker: A Ballet; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads. 12/19 - 12/22 Visit:
• Tuba Christmas: An Event where musicians gather on the steps of City Hall and perform holiday songs. 12/14, noon at The Height Baptist Church

February 2014
• San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo: One of the Top 10 rodeos in the nation based on total purse and celebrating its 79th year of existence, the San Angelo Rodeo brings in the top cowboys and cowgirls in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association every year. For a city of less than 100,000 people, an event of this caliber is virtually unheard of. The people of San Angelo are no strangers to rodeo as they are deeply rooted in the sport. Our town has been coined a “Cowboy Town” not because of two weeks dedicated to cowboys and cowgirls in February, but because year-round, that is what we do. The western way of life is the only way of life in San Angelo and we are proud to host one of the longest-running rodeos in the world. 2/14 –3/2
• Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day: Fort Concho,
• 30th Annual San Angelo Wine & Food Festival: Gourmet dinner, wine and food pairing class with a celebrity chef and wine and food tasting with Texas and international wines. Sponsored by the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. 2/8 Visit:

March 2014
• Stribling Art Extravaganza: This event highlights Concho Valley artists and artisans.
• Republic of Texas Independence Day Celebration.

April 2014
• Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival.
• Fort Concho Frontier Day: Activities held at Fort Concho reflect life in San Angelo in the 1880’s. Pancake breakfast, early-day ranch demonstrations, exhibitions, special displays, washer pitching, 1880’s style baseball game.
• Spring Chicken Affair: The affair is an annual fund-raiser for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Patrons are served a home-style fried chicken meal with all of the fixings.
• San Angelo National Ceramic Competition: Three-day event featuring ceramics exhibit, ceramic symposium and day-long workshop, plus barbecue dinner, gallery openings, gallery talks and ceramics discussions.
• Healthy Families San Angelo Children’s Fair: Healthy Families of San Angelo, in partnership with local sponsors, hosts this annual family event in Unidad Park. Organizations benefiting children operate food, information and activity booths.
• Wine & Food Festival/Uncorked Wine & Food Pairing: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 4/24-4/25

May 2014
•Cinco de Mayo: The Southside Lions Club celebrates the Mexican holiday and its music annually at El Paseo de Santa Angela.  The celebration includes food and vendor booths, music, dancing and more. 5/5
• Blacksmith Fellowship: Sharing the love of the craft and demonstrations.
• 6th Annual Simply Texas Blues Festival: 5/10
• Armed Forces Day:
• Memorial Day Exercises, Fort Concho.

June 2014
• Juneteenth Celebration: A city-wide celebration of the emancipation proclamation in Texas, the local Juneteenth celebration includes a banquet and a parade, with Fort Concho’s Buffalo Soldiers Unit participating. The event is primarily conducted in Martin Luther King Park.
• Showdown in San Angelo: Lucas Oil Drag Boat racing at Lake Nasworthy - a unique and exciting family-oriented event. 6/27 - 6/29

July 2014
• July 3rd Pops Concert: Tribute to America’s birthday includes performance by the San Angelo Symphony, a laser light show and fireworks. 7/3
• National Cowboy Festival: Event honoring the cowboy heritage held at various locations in San Angelo.
• Wake the Desert: Wakeboarding Contest at Lake Nasworthy.
• Holiday Artillery Salutes at Fort Concho: 7/4

August 2014
Stockhorse of Texas

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