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The desert blooms and the sun shines a little brighter in Odessa during springtime. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, live music to tap your feet to, or outdoor adventures under the wide-open sky, this West Texas gem has something for everyone. So pack your bags, sunscreen, and sense of adventure—let’s explore!

Springtime Adventures with Your Little Explorers

For your tiny adventurers, hop into a city-wide scavenger hunt with the Jackrabbit Jamboree Trail!  Download the map and watch your kids’ eyes light up as they discover adorable jackrabbit statues around town. Check in at 16 locations and claim the ultimate prize – a cuddly jackrabbit plushie! It’s a fun way to explore Odessa’s unique charm together. Foster creativity at the Ellen Noel Art Museum, designed for artist minds! Let your littles explore the exhibits, participate in art workshops, check out the little free library, and discover the joy of artistic expression. Step back in time at the Stonehenge replica near UT Permian Basin, and capture memorable family photos amidst the majestic stones. Unleash their inner artist at Cheers to Paint Studio! Sign them up for a fun-filled art class where they can create their own masterpiece.

Spring Into Live Music

As the sun sets, let the music take over. Savor delicious bites paired with live music every weekend at Flair Taverna & Homemade Wines. Whether you’re seeking upbeat tunes or jazz blues, it’s the perfect setting for a lively family dinner or a romantic date night.  Step back in time and soak in the grandeur of the historic Ector Theatre and enjoy live concerts, comedy shows, and more cultural arts events. From theatrical productions to musical concerts, there’s always something to delight and inspire at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

Odessa’s spring sunshine begs for outdoor adventures. Gear up for adrenaline-pumping fun at the Odessa Mountain Bike Park or Rimrock Raceway. The Stonehenge replica or UTPB Duck Pond doubles as a scenic picnic spot; spread a blanket, pack a delicious spread, and enjoy the unique surroundings. Don’t forget to check out the Odessa Spire, the tallest outdoor art sculpture in West Texas.

Buzz-Worthy Spring Events

Spring in Odessa buzzes with exciting events! Get swept up in the creative tide of First Friday, where downtown local businesses showcase local art, live music, and cultural experiences. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Viva La Fiesta, where lively music, carnival rides, and mouthwatering food. Be sure to visit the Discover Odessa Event Calendar to find all the fun events taking place this spring!

Fun Along the Way Spice up your Odessa road trip with detours to en-route gems! Sandboard down towering dunes at Monahans Sandhills State Park, hike amidst cascading waterfalls and diverse wildlife in McKittrick Canyon, and conquer the highest point in Texas at Guadalupe Peak for panoramic desert vistas. Don’t just pass through, explore and discover the hidden wonders waiting just off the beaten path!

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