7 of the Coolest Upcoming Events in El Paso
7 of the Coolest Upcoming Events in El Paso

Try delicious craft beers from across the great state of Texas and dance to the tunes of A-list alternative rock bands, hip hop artists and Mexican folk groups. Do it all at the many exciting upcoming events in El Paso. Nestled in the far western corner of the Lone Star State, Sun City is a place of stunning landscapes steeped in history and culture. Come for any of these festivals and stay to discover everything else El Paso has to offer.

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Sun City Craft Beer Festival

Sun City Craft Beer Festival
March 30 – 31
Find your new favorite beer, play a game of human foosball and dig into delicious fare from some of El Paso’s best local food trucks as you soak up all the spring sunshine. This is just a taste of all the fun you’ll have at the Sun City Craft Beer Festival, a two-day craft beer extravaganza held in the downtown area. Sample your choice of more than 170 beers and ciders from more than 50 breweries and listen to a local band do its thing as you relax in the beer garden. Head over to the Game Zone for a game of trashcan pong or giant Jenga and shop the art and retail vendors before learning how to make your own beer. If you want a break from the beer, stop by the Liquor Garden or jam out in the silent disco.

Tickets for both days of the Sun City Craft Beer Festival sell out fast, so get your tickets today.

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El Rey Festival de Musica
May 4 – 5
With its frequent use of the saxophone along with the accordion, the norteño music of the Chihuahua region of Mexico is a style all its own. Hear some of the best around at the El Rey Festival de Musica, which draws the most renowned and up-and-coming Mexican bands to Ascarate Park for two days of live music. Between shows, get something from the drink and food vendors and check out the arts and crafts displays.

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Neon Desert Music Festival

Neon Desert Music Festival
May 25 – 26
If you love music in all its forms, you won’t want to miss the Neon Desert Music Festival. The biggest names in the business join local talents to light up multiple stages in downtown El Paso throughout Memorial Day weekend. Throughout both days of the festival, you’ll hear everything from chill wave and electronica to hip hop and alternative rock, with past performers including J. Cole, Tyler the Creator, Toro y Moi and Deftones. Find out who this year’s lineup is and get your tickets at the Neon Desert Music Festival’s website.

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Viva! El Paso

Viva! El Paso
Fridays & Saturdays, June 15 – July 28
El Paso sits at the crossroads of cultures and nations, making it a place unlike any other. Its Native American, Mexican, Spanish and Western American cultures are all celebrated at Viva! El Paso. For more than 40 years, this summer tradition brings history to life with dance, drama and music. Find your seat in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater and watch as more than 50 talented local performers tell El Paso’s unique story. Tickets are available on Viva! El Paso’s website.

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El Paso Music Fest
June 14 – 15
Pop, ska, reggae, electronic dance and even rock en Español. You name it, you’ll hear it at the El Paso Music Fest. Formerly held in Ciudad Juarez, this lively and energetic festival combines compelling art with a variety of musical genres. Find your spot in front of the main stage for each show and admire all the exhibits before cooling off with an ice-cold drink. Get back out to the stage for another one of the many performances that make up this two-day festival.


SYSYGY Music Festival
August 31 – September 1
Dance through the end of summer at the first ever SYSYGY Music Festival. Jam-packed with performances and multi-sensory experiences, the festival pushes the boundaries of imagination with its exciting themes and attractions. Get your dancing shoes on and head to Ascarate Park during Labor Day Weekend to experience this one-of-a-kind event.

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October 5
Move your body to the hypnotic rhythms of bachata, reggaeton and trap music, listen to some of the hottest names in Latin music and enjoy the coolest party this side of the border. This is what you’ll get at URVANO, and it’s all going down at Ascarate Park in October. Craft beer tastings and a Texas-sized serving of live music events serve up plenty to look forward to in El Paso this year. Mark your calendar and get yourself on over to Sun City to experience it all for yourself.

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