Events in Big Spring

A visit to Big Spring is a great idea any time, but if you plan it right you can take advantage of some entertaining events that happen every year. Big Spring residents are famously friendly and hospitable and are always happy to welcome visitors to local events. Many of these activities are held at some of the best attractions Big Spring has to offer, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. Check out the following list of some of the annual events in Big Spring so you don’t miss out while you’re visiting this quaint West Texas town.


Silver Wings Ball
The annual black-tie fundraiser for the Hangar 25 Air Museum features live music, a silent auction, a live auction, and an elegant dinner.
200 East 3rd Street
Big Spring, TX 79720


Rattlesnake Roundup
Face your reptilian fears and make for the Howard County Fair Barns for snake shows, demonstrations, races, and an arts and crafts show.
2900 Old West Highway 80
Big Spring, TX 79720


Howard College Rodeo
Come out to the Howard County Fairgrounds to cheer on the Howard College Hawk rodeo team as they compete against their rivals in the tough Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Admission is free.
FM 700 at Highway 80
Big Spring, TX 79720


Cars, Stars, and Handlebars
This annual summer fundraiser benefitting patients of Big Spring State Hospital features food, live music, and the chance to win awesome prizes like a new car.
1901 North US Highway 87
Big Spring, TX 79720


Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo
The Encana Big Spring Rodeo Bowl hosts this long-running PRCA-sanctioned rodeo that runs for three days in June, with live music, nightly mutton bustin’ and bronc’ riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and more.
2901 Old Highway 80
Big Spring, Texas 79720

June - August

Summers on the Green
See a skit by the guys and gals of the Howard College theater department, then enjoy an outdoor screening of a classic movie like American Graffiti or Grease while you chow down on grub from local food vendors. 
200 East 3rd Street
Big Spring, TX 79720


Fourth of July Celebration
Enjoy the patriotic music of the Big Spring Symphony and marvel at the fireworks show, one of the biggest in the area, at Big Spring’s Independence Day festivities at the Big Spring State Park outdoor amphitheater.
1 Scenic Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720


U.S. National Hang Gliding Competition
Big Spring has become a hotbed for this unique sport and each year hosts some of the country’s best hang gliders. Watch them compete several thousand feet in the air from their takeoff at the Big Spring airport.  
3200 Rickabaugh Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720


Comanche Warrior Triathlon
Test your mettle in this Big Spring race that involves a 500-meter swim in Comanche Trail Lake, a 30k bike ride to one of the highest elevations in Howard County, and a 5k run on the trails in Comanche Trail Park.
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, TX 79720


Comanche Trail Festival of Lights
2016 is the 20th year of Comanche Trail Park’s annual December transformation into a winter wonderland of holiday light displays, one of the most popular West Texas events of the year.
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, TX 79720

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