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The Blackwell Block Party is an annual one-day festival celebrating and commemorating the diverse culture and the rich heritage of Marfa. The 2023 Block Party brings great entertainment, delicious food, music, games, and fun for all ages.


We are also celebrating the designation of the Blackwell School National HIstoric Site, soon to be a unit of the National Park Service, preserved in perpetuity to protect and share our stories. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Blackwell School is located at 501 South Abbott Street, at the corner of Waco Street, in south Marfa. From the 4-way stop, go two blocks west and three blocks south. 

The Party

The Blackwell School Alliance hosts the Block Party as part of our mission to serve the Marfa community through culture, history, and education. 

The Block Party is a free, family friendly event serving multiple generations and people of all backgrounds through art, dance, music, stories, and food. The Party is held on the grounds of the Blackwell School and Blackwell Park in south Marfa. 

Please join us and bring your friends and family. Do you have questions?


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11:00 a.m. 

The party kicks off with borderland music by Mariachi Santa Cruz. 

11:30 a.m.

Lunch is served: tacos with toppings bar, agua fresca, y mas--and it is free, our gift to you. Everyone is welcome.

12:30 p.m. 

Performance by Folklorico 

Program with dignitaries and special guests

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

More music, special talks in the museum, loteria, 

12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Activities for kids in the park. 

More details will be added as we finalize our program. 

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