There are lots of exciting events happening in historic downtown San Angelo all throughout the week. Be sure to check back weekly and around the holidays for event updates.

Downtown Strong

Next Downtown Strong Event: October 26, 2023

Come join us on select dates for the DSA & Cultural Arts District Downtown Strong events. The Downtown Strong events showcase some of the best art, food, and fun that Downtown San Angelo has to offer. Stroll guests receive a free ride on the Concho Valley Transit District trolley! Route begins at 5:15 pm at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love Street.

2023 DOWNTOWN STRONG STROLL DATES-Check back for details
Mardi Gras Masquerade

March 17
Shamrock & Roll

Joy of Music

American Celebration

Spooktacular Halloween

Sheep on the Shelf

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November 03, 2023 - December 31, 2023

San Angelo Small Sculpture Invitational

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts invites the public to experience the San Angelo Small Sculpture Invitational on display in Gallery Verde (417 S. Oakes St.) celebrating past sculpture competition artists. The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. This event is free to attend, and refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will be on display through December 31st, 2023.

In conjunction with the exhibit at Gallery Verde, Angelo State University will be hosting a reception on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30 – 8:00 pm for sculptor Robbie Barber’s exhibit, “Vestiges”, which is currently on display at the Mayer Museum. And on Friday, November 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Angelo State University will host the Sculpture Symposium in CARR EFA #101 with featured speakers Robbie Barber and Michelle O’Michael.

The museum is supported by generous contributions from both individuals and businesses. This project is made possible in part by Angelo State University, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council. For more information about SAMFA, go to Follow the museum’s socials for up-to-the-minute news and information.

November 16, 2023 - December 30, 2023

Three Facing West Art Show

Raw 1899 Gallery 38 N Chadbourne St

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

San Angelo, Texas: Raw 1899 Gallery, West Texas’ premier art gallery located in historic downtown San Angelo, will present Three Facing West Art Show and Sale featuring works by Debbie Carroll, Suzanne Horner, and Val Kerr Hague, November 16 to December 30, 2023. The Opening Champagne Reception will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, and the public is invited to attend free of charge and meet the artists. “We’re proud to showcase the works of these three amazingly talented artists, all of whom are from this area” said Lisa Curry, co-owner with Nathana Cox, of Raw 1899 Gallery and Lounge. “Remember that Christmas is just around the corner and carefully chosen art is a unique and enduring gift!” Carroll’s paintings are an interpretation of the arid landscape, flora, fauna, and structures of the Southwestern United States. She embraces graphic, flat plains of color in unexpected, lyrical rhythms and uses color harmony intentionally as a way to express her own voice and vision. “I strive to elevate my subjects,” she says, “and reveal the extraordinariness of the familiar.” Horner considers herself a clay and canvas artist, moving back and forth between the two. “A fascination with architecture is a common theme in my work and is often revealed through images of Southwest mission churches,” she says. She considers structure, historical longevity, and cultural influences each time she creates. Hague paints the things most important to her from her upbringing: ranch life, the vast Big Bend country, and the abundant West Texas wildlife. Her style reflects those influences and her love of Mexican folk art and religious icons. She paints black line images filled with bright flat colors and creative textures. She works primarily with acrylic and mixed media. Raw 1899 Gallery and Lounge is located at 38 North Chadbourne. Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Website: Follow Raw 1899 on its socials.

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December 01, 2023 - December 03, 2023

Christmas at Old Fort Concho

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark 630 S Oakes St

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get ready for the Fort Concho tradition!

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December 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023

Tour of Lights

Bryant Blvd. and 1st Street (street just north of the Main Post Office), 598 W. 1st Street

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Concho Christmas Celebration proudly hosts the 30th Annual Tour of Lights. This 2.5-mile driving tour along the banks of the Concho River displays three million lights and seventy-eight sponsor oversized Christmas Greeting Cards.

This year, the Tour of Lights season begins with a soft opening on Friday, December 1st and continues every evening through Sunday, December 31st. Vehicles enter at Bryant Blvd. and 1st Street (street just north of the Main Post Office), 598 W. 1st Street. The Tour of Lights is open from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 6:00 to 12:00 Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. A voluntary donation of $8 per car is suggested.

The Tour of Lights is comprised of animated scenes depicting The Twelve Days of Christmas, a Toy Factory, A Gingerbread House, and elaborate nativity scene, reindeer, a National Patriotism Flag, Santa Claus and much, much more!

The beautiful poinsettia field light display, located at the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau building, continues to be a visitor favorite. The poinsettias are displayed on the hillside which gives them a life-like appearance. With the sponsorship of RELIANT ENERGY and in-kind sponsorship of Westlake Hardware, the Tour of Lights has completed the LED light phase-in program.

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December 06, 2023


The Elta Joyce Murphey Performance Hall: 72 W College Ave

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP: the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.


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December 07, 2023

Frontera Visions Group Art Show

Ruiz Studio & Gallery: 416 S Oakes St

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Frontera Visions” is an exploration of the rich, diverse cultural tapestry of our community through the eyes of four artists: Raul Ruiz, Rene Alvarado, Michelle Cuevas, and Alejandro Castañón.

This art show is a celebration of heritage, history, and the ever-evolving landscape of our region. From bold and thought-provoking pieces to intricate and emotionally charged works, you’ll experience the essence of life in West Texas through every brushstroke and color palette.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the creativity and vision of these exceptional artists. “Frontera Visions” promises to be an evening of inspiration, culture, and art that you won’t want to miss. Music, drinks, and delicacies will be provided. See you there! 🌵🎨

Join us for a captivating evening of art at “Frontera Visions”! 🎨✨ at Ruiz Studio & Gallery. 416 S Oaks St, San Angelo, TX. 📅 Date: December 7th 🕔 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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December 08, 2023

Mariachi Winter Concert

Murphey Performance Center: 72 W College Ave

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 09, 2023

Breakfast with the Grinch & Friends

First Christian Church: 29 N Oakes St

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Come one, come all to a joyous event at our church! We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 9 from 9 AM to 11 AM for a delightful morning called “Breakfast with The Grinch and Friends.” It’s going to be an extraordinary time filled with festive cheer!

Guess who’s making a special appearance? That’s right, Santa AND the Grinch will be there, ready to strike a pose for memorable photos. But that’s not all! We’ve heard a rumor that Charlie Brown and his friends will also be joining us to share the beautiful Christmas story.

But wait, there’s more! We have free pancakes for everyone to enjoy, along with thrilling games and hands-on arts and crafts. It’s going to be an experience filled with laughter and holiday spirit for all ages.

We are thrilled to announce that this event is completely free, thanks to the generous collaboration between First Christian Church and Grace Presbyterian Chapel of San Angelo. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9, and spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors. Let’s come together in celebration of this magical season. We can’t wait to see you there!

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December 09, 2023

Santa's Santa Fe Christmas

Railway Museum of San Angelo: 703 N Chadbourne St

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa Claus arrives by train!!

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December 14, 2023 - December 21, 2023

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Presents Christmas at the Coop

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 427 S. Oakes

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts will host its free annual Christmas at the Coop exhibit for families and children of all ages from December 14 – December 21, 2023. Please join us for several exciting events to celebrate the holiday season!

Families are invited to participate in art activities including Goofy-Face Tree Bulbs, holiday games, enjoy hot cocoa and mulled wine, and get their photos taken with Santa during Christmas at the Coop located in the Coop Gallery (427 S. Oakes) on December 14 from 5 PM – 8 PM, December 16 from 10 AM – 12 PM, and December 21 from 5 PM – 7 PM. The SAMFA Education Studio will also host free family art projects and fun educational activities on December 16 from 10 AM – 12 PM.

On December 14, with a $5 donation, guests can design and decorate their own Christmas stockings, and on December 21, with a $5 donation, guests can paint a Wooden Nutcracker!

The Concho Clay Studio will host their 2nd Annual Christmas Sale featuring local and visiting ceramic artists December 14th and 15th from 5pm-9pm, and December 16th from 10am-6pm. Also be sure to stop by the Concho Clay Silent Night Auction on December 15th from 5pm-9pm, auction winners announced at 8:30pm Friday evening.

Also, please join us for Family Clay Day on December 16 from 10 AM – 12 PM to create your own Ceramic Tree Topper!

The museum is supported by generous contributions from both individuals and businesses, San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council, and the San Angelo Area Foundation. This event is funded in part by The Bank & Trust and Plateau Brewing Co. For more information about SAMFA, go to Follow the museum’s socials for up-to-the-minute news and information.

December 14, 2023 - December 16, 2023

2nd Annual Concho Clay Christmas Sale and Silent Night Auction

427 S Oakes St.

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Concho Clay Studio at SAMFA will host its second-holiday pottery sale fundraiser from December 14th-16th 2023. All press is invited to attend this event featuring unique handmade ceramics for sale from local clay artists, clay studio students, and staff. This event gives students an opportunity to sell their pottery and sculpture and promotes the clay community in San Angelo. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Concho Clay studio Visiting Artist Workshop Program and the 2024 Artist in Residence Program.

The Visiting Artist Workshops and AIR Program brings ceramic artists from around the country to San Angelo to teach hands-on clay workshops in their techniques at the clay studio. The Concho Clay Christmas Sale provides funds for honorariums, travel, and lodging for visiting artists. The Concho Clay Studio also offers the Angela Gallia Memorial Scholarship for high school art students in the area to attend these workshops for free.

December 15th from 5-9 pm will also feature the Silent Night Auction in Studio Rio, 423 South Oakes Street, at SAMFA. This auction will include fantastic ceramic works from past visiting artists, clay studio instructors, local artists, and artists featured in SAMFA’s ceramics collection, bidding ends at 8:30 pm.

Refreshments for the Concho Clay Christmas Sale and Silent Night Auction are sponsored by:

HEB, Chick-fil-A, Halfmann’s Cake Cottage, and private donors.

Concho Clay Christmas Sale Hours

Thursday, December 14th, 5 pm-9 pm

Sale Opening Reception with snacks and refreshments in Concho Clay Studio, SAMFA galleries open, Christmas at the Coop at 427 S Oakes St. will have free pictures with Santa, refreshments, and art activities. Friday, December 15th, 5 pm-9 pm

Door prizes for the first 20 shoppers, Silent Night Auction open to the public in Studio Rio 5-9 pm, SAMFA galleries open, Christmas at the Coop Saturday, December 16th, 10 am-6 pm

Door prizes for the first 20 shoppers, Silent Night Auction Pick-up at Concho Clay Studio, Christmas at the Coop, Family Clay Day 10 am-12 pm in Education Studio, SAMFA galleries open

December 14th, 5   9 pm Studio Rio 423 S. Oakes Street
December 15, 2023 - December 17, 2023

The Nutcracker - 40th Anniversary

Murphey Performance Hall: 72 W College Ave

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dec 15 - 7PM Dec 16 - 2PM Dec 16 - 7PM Dec 17 - 2PM

This year, San Angelo’s longest-running holiday tradition celebrates its 40th Anniversary.

Let the swell of the Nutcracker Orchestra whisk you away to an enchanting world of dazzling dancers, breath-taking costumes and timeless Christmas magic. Artistic Director Erin Lane has transformed the classic Tchaikovsky Ballet into a production bursting with fresh fun and creativity.

Be sure to also visit the Murphey Mezzanine to view The Nutcracker Gallery.

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December 16, 2023

Cactus Market Days

13 W Twohig Ave

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A local event held every 3rd Saturday of the month for local arts & craft vendors. Local Craft & Food Vendors

Contact Judy Fowler: 949-6200 or 234-5566

December 16, 2023

SAMFA Presents December's Family Clay Day

427 S. Oakes Street.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts will host a FREE Family Clay Day in partnership with the Concho Clay Studio on December 16, 2023. This free event runs from 10 AM – 12 PM in SAMFA’s Education Studio in conjunction with Christmas at the Coop which will be held in the Coop Gallery at 427 S. Oakes Street.

Please join us in celebrating the holiday season and creating art as a family! Our activities will be spread out across two buildings. Visit Christmas at the Coop to design your own ornament inspired by artist Takashi Murakami and create a Grinch headband, sure to help your heart grow three sizes with holiday spirit! In the Education Studio, you’ll get to piece together your own unique wooden toy and create a ceramic Christmas tree ornament out of pre-bisqued star shapes, strings, and beads which you can decorate with watercolors and sequins. This clay activity will be taught by the talented Chandra Satterwhite.

Admission and activities are completely free for all ages and you can register online at

The museum is supported by generous contributions from both individuals and businesses, San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council, and the San Angelo Area Foundation. Family Days are funded in part by Texas Commission on the Arts, Sterling-Turner Foundation, H-E-B, Target Foundation, and Ethicon. For more information about SAMFA, go to Follow the museum’s socials for up-to-the-minute news and information.

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December 22, 2023

Oscar Ornelas at the House of FiFi DuBois

The House of FiFi DuBois: 123 S Chadbourne St

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Coming back home to San Angelo for my annual holiday show at the House of Fifi Dubois. I look forward to this every year!

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January 13, 2024

Traditionally Modern Masquerade Gala

Cactus Hotel

6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The San Angelo Symphony Guild invites you to our Traditionally Modern Masquerade Gala! Enjoy classical music in tunes you may recognize from today all while supporting the Guild and the San Angelo Symphony. Plus, our 2023-24 Senior Beaux & Belles will be presented!



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