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Fort Davis, Texas

Events in Fort Davis

Nestled high in the beautiful Davis Mountains, Fort Davis is a mecca for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. Yet the town’s long list of annual events and festivals will have you coming back for more. Observe an abundance of tiny hummingbirds up close at the Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival, check out outer space through giant telescopes at the Star Parties at McDonald Observatory, and watch reenactments at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

Whether you’re looking for a Texas destination to celebrate a national holiday or a fun festival to experience with friends and family, here’s some of the most anticipated events in Fort Davis.

Throughout the Year

Twilight Programs and Star Parties at McDonald Observatory
Don’t miss the popular Twilight Program and Star Parties at McDonald Observatory most Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings throughout the year. Check website for details and availability. Reserve your spot in advance, as they often sell out.
3640 Dark Sky Drive
McDonald Observatory, TX 79734


“Coolest” 4th of July
This Texas mountain town boasts the coolest average temperatures in all of the state. If you enjoy cooler weather and gorgeous vistas, the “Coolest” 4th of July in Fort Davis is the place to be. This annual extended weekend celebration includes fireworks, a giant parade, food booths, arts and craft vendors, and a street dance to toe-tapping Western Swing music.
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Viva Big Bend Music Festival
Head out to the beautiful Big Bend Region for an extended weekend of live music in a wide variety of genres, performed by favorite state and national talents. Fort Davis’ shows are held at the Audrey & Tyrone Kelly Outdoor Theater, while others are in Alpine, Marathon, Marfa, and Terlingua.
Fort Davis, TX 79734


Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival
As the Hummingbird Capitol of Texas that’s home to more hummingbird species than anywhere else in Texas, Fort Davis is the place to be if you’re into bird watching. The Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival is a fun and educational weekend packed full of banding sessions and lectures from top ornithologists and birding authors.
Fort Davis, TX 79734

Labor Day Weekend at Fort Davis National Historic Site
What better way to celebrate Labor Day weekend than at one of its National Historic Sites with live reenactments? Observe living history demonstrations and participate in special ranger programs throughout the weekend at Fort Davis National Historic Site, one of the best-preserved 19th-century frontier military posts in Texas.
101 Lt. Flipper Drive #1379 
Fort Davis, TX 79734


Harvest Bowl
Enjoy gourmet soups and salads, homemade breads, and delicious desserts at Harvest Bowl. This heart-warming annual event in Fort Davis raises money for the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County, and you can return home with gorgeous pottery bowls made by local artists.
609 Compromise Street
Fort Davis, TX 79734


Frontier Christmas
Celebrating Christmas in Fort Davis with all the colorful festivities of the season at the annual Frontier Christmas celebration. Featuring a parade, caroling, crafting, and visits with Santa, this event has something fun for all ages.
Fort Davis, TX 79734

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