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Last Minute LocalApril 29, 2016

FRIDAY

The Sounds of Music: Echoes in the Park
Tom Lea Park @ 7:30 am
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22170-echos-in-the-park

The open drumming session begins at 7:30 am. Bring your own acoustic instrument and send your echoes through the park!

An 1857 Exhibit: 1857 U.S. Army Camel Corps Experiment Exhibit & History Talks
San Elizario Historic District, 9 am-4 pm
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21978-1857-u-s-army-camel-corps-experiment-exhibit-history-talks

In 1857 the US Army Camel Corps Experiment, arrived at the San Elizario Presidio, with 25 camels on its way to California. Educational talks are given by Doug Baum from the Texas Camel Corps and sponsored by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society. Events are free to the public.

SATURDAY

The 20th Anniversary Celebration: Dia de Los Ninos Dia de Los Libros
Washington Park, 10 am-3 pm
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22030-dia-de-los-ninos-dia-de-los-libros

More than 25,000 books will be given away at this year’s children’s day celebration! Apart from free books courtesy of the Library, Parks and Recreation will have live entertainment and health related activities throughout the day. Sun Metro will provide free bus rides to children up to 18 years of age all day. Activities include dozens of free games, food booths, health screenings, arts and crafts and more. Admission is free.

The Hoppiest Day Ever: Sun City Craft Beer Fest
Convention Center Plaza, 12-8 pm
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21890-sun-city-craft-beer-festival

The Sun City Craft Beer fest is working with local and national breweries to put together the biggest craft beer festival in West Texas. Besides the participation of more than 60 different breweries, there will also be two stages with live music, merchandise, art, and food trucks that will pair the right food with the perfect beer. Tickets for the Sun City Craft Beer Festival start at $30.00 and go on sale Friday, February 5 at 10AM. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and the Plaza Theatre Box Office. A Limited number of VIP tickets are available for $80.00. The VIP ticket includes a dedicated entrance to the festival, exclusive access to the VIP Area with unique beers available for tasting, and complimentary food. The Sun City Craft Beer Festival and El Paso Live promote responsible drinking. $10.00 tickets are available for Designated Drivers.

The Food Truck Festival: Burger Bash and Craft Beer
Cleveland Square, 12-10 pm
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22367-burger-bash-and-craft-beer-fest

Burger lovers UNITE! El Paso Burger+ Craft Beer Fest will feature burger eating competitions, craft beer, live music and lots of entertainment. The event runs simultaneously with the Sun City Craft Beer fest and is conveniently located just across the way. Two festivals in one day!

SUNDAY

The Group Ride: Beginner Mountain Bike Ride
Sierra Vista Trail @ Anthony Gap, 8-10 am
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22372-beginner-mountain-bike-ride

May is Bike Month, so let’s start it with a great beginner mountain bike ride! A group beginner ride will head out at 8am (northbound on the Sierra Vista Trail). The ride will probably travel 8-10 miles and last about 1.5 hours. These are real mountain bike rides so you should bring a good, properly working mountain bike, helmet, water, tubes, tools, etc., and the know how to use them. Brought to you be Velo Paso, GeoBetty and the Borderland Mountain Bike Association.

Directions: Near the high point on NM 404 (between mile markers 5 and 6) there is a dirt road with a gate on the south side. Close the gate behind you. (It’s unlikely, but if a group beats us to the site, we’ll find a location to the north of the highway.)

The Wine Down: La Vina Winery Spring Wine Festival
4201 S. Hwy 28 La Union, NM, 12-7 pm
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22177-la-vina-winery-spring-wine-festival

La Viña Winery presents its Spring Wine Festival where over 20 wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission to the festival is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and a choice of 9 wines or a glass of wine. There is a $10 admission for 12-20 years of age and those under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

Saturday Entertainment
12:00 Dusty Low
2:15 Austin Jimmy Murphy
4:30 “24/7 Blues Band”

Sunday Entertainment
12:00 Twisted Hams.
2:15 Frank Zona & Urban Edge
4:30 Slick Reynolds

From I-10, take the Vinton Exit (#2 in Texas) turn West on Vinton road, approximately 4 miles to Highway 28, then right 1 mile to the winery. Parking and entrance to the festival is at the back of the winery. Please do not park on Highway 28. No pets or picnic baskets, please. There is an ATM on premise.

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Last Minute LocalApril 22, 2016

FRIDAY

The Plaza: Fox Plaza Spring Carnival
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22225-spring-carnival-2016

Plenty of family fun with the rides for all ages! Get on the Starship 3000 or hold on to the Orient Express!! Kids can enjoy the Racing cars or bug cups!

The Traveling Carnival: Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22278-moores-greater-shows-carnival

For nearly 75 years, countless guests have come to Moore’s Greater Shows, for the thrills of the rides, great fun foods, games of skill, and for a trip down memory lane!

SATURDAY

The Gardens: FloraFEST 2016
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22298-florafest-2016

FloraFEST is the annual fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and is the LARGEST sale of its kind in the region. Shoppers can purchase native and desert adapted plants. Guests can visit with local Master Gardeners and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. Most of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

The BIrthday Party: Party for the Planet-An Earthday Birthday
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21976-party-for-the-planet-an-earthday-birthday

It’s a Party … for the Planet! Celebrate our world at the largest combined Earth Day event in North America!

Also, get your party hats ready for a major milestone on this Earthday Birthday – baby oranguntan Khaleesi is turning one!

The Lineup: Speaking Rock’s Hair Fest Day 2
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22322-speaking-rocks-hair-fest-day-2

Hairfest is completely free. Guests 18+ only. Lineup:
LINEUP:
8:15pm Steelheart
9:30pm Great White
11pm Warrant

SUNDAY

The Vineyard: La La Viña Sunday Market
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21684-la-vina-sunday-market

This farmer’s market featuring local food producers with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. 100% dog friendly!

The Concert: Bent Shapes
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22254-bent-shapes

Special guests include Castle Video, and Doc Brown and the 1.21 jiggawatts.

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Last Minute LocalApril 8, 2016

Friday

The Fair: Sun City Fair
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22071-sun-city-fair

Free concerts and show to include a petting zoo, exotic bird show, pig races, Wild West show, carnival rides, fair food,

Concerts by-
Steppenwolf: Friday, April 8
John Michael Montgomer: Saturday, Apr. 9
Tropicalisimo Apache: Sunday, April 10

The Flick: UTEP Get Reel Film Series
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22220-utep-get-reel-film-series

All films are Thursday and Friday. Previews begin at 6:30 PM and film begins promptly at 7:00 PM. Purchase tickets & season passes at any UTEP Ticket Center location. Friday nights show-Kung Fu Panda 3!

SATURDAY

The Park: Art in the Park
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22178-art-in-the-park

Get inspired by the mountains! Explore your artistic side and create your own souvenir at the top of Ranger Peak. Materials will be available to visitors at no charge.

The Jams: Old School Throwback Jam
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21966-old-school-throwback-jam

Featuring Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Candyman, The Jets, and so much more. Tickets available at the UTEP box office.

The Festival: Kermezaar Arts Festival
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21858-kermezaar-arts-festival

Arts, crafts, food trucks and live music.

SUNDAY

The Celebration: Earth Day at Hueco Tanks
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22198-earth-day-celebration-at-hueco-tanks

Morning yoga, educational activities, trail building and more.

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Last Minute LocalMarch 26, 2016

Hop on over to your nearest recreation center for a free Easter egg hunt this Saturday! The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting free Easter Egg Hunts and Easter activities at Recreation Centers throughout the city leading up to Easter. Each center will have age-specific events with fun fitness obstacles to get eggs and various age groups for individuals 17 years old and younger. Locations are listed below. Hunts are Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Armijo: 700 E. Seventh St., (915) 544-5436
Carolina: 563 N. Carolina St., (915) 594-8934
Del Palacio: 3001 Parkwood St., (915) 629-7312
Don Haskins: 7400 High Ridge Dr., (915) 587-1623
Galatzan: 650 Wallenberg Dr., (915) 581-5182
Leona Ford Washington: 3400 E. Missouri Ave., (915) 562-7071
Marty Robbins: 11620 Vista Del Sol Dr., (915) 855-4147
Multipurpose: 9031 Viscount Blvd., (915) 598-1155
Nolan Richardson: 4435 Maxwell Ave., (915) 755-7566
O’Rourke: 901 N. Virginia St., (915) 212-0127
Pavo Real: 9301 Alameda Ave., (915) 858-1929
San Juan: 701 N. Glenwood Dr., (915) 779-2799
Veterans: 5301 Salem St., (915) 821-8909

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Last Minute LocalMarch 19, 2016

FRIDAY

The Metalcore Band: Atreyu
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22093-atreyu

This American Metalcore band from from Orange County, California formed in 1998. Special guests include Devil You Know, From Ashes to New, and Cane Hill.

The Rock Band: Saliva
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22010-saliva

This American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

SATURDAY

The Family Friendly Event: Kidspalooza
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/21177-kidspalooza

Join the fun at the 9th Annual Downtown KidsPalooza! The all-day family event features children’s concerts, games, painting, “Make & Take” craft workshops, tours plus free transportation to a variety of educational stops throughout the downtown area and a special appearances by Curious George and Daniel Tiger! A great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.
Download the agenda.

The Concert at the Casino: Fungi Mungle
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22130-fungi-mungle-at-the-park

Fungi Mugle will perform in the Franklin’s Lounge. Concert is free. Must be 21.

SUNDAY

The Celebration at the Park: Cesar Chavez Day
http://visitelpaso.com/events/community/22021-cesar-chavez-day

The Lincoln Park Conservation Committee invites everyone to join us for our annual Cesar Chavez Day event at Lincoln Park. This event celebrates the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez and what he means to the Mexican American / Chicano community. The event will feature live music from Mike and the Top Cats along with Danza Azteca and Zumba dance. Historical readings from community members about Cesar Chavez with information booths. The event will include artist and food vendors along with a Lowrider Bike-Pedal Car-Vicla (motorcycle) show. Can food donations will be accepted for the Centro Sin Fronteras Organizing Project.

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