Summertime in El Paso means endless sunshine and festivals for everyone to enjoy! Does the world's largest classic film festival sound like fun? Then check out the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Love wine? Raise a glass at any of the region's wine festivals. Music more your thing? Then Neon Desert Music Festival and El Paso Music Fest are right up your alley. Plus, new Downtown hotels are here, so there's no shortage of hip and comfortable rooms to choose from
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.
Plaza Classic Film Festival
Established in 2008, The Plaza Classic Film Festival is the world’s largest film festival dedicated to classic cinema. The event incorporates more than 80 feature films and 60 short films; from rare screenings of classics to screenings by up-an-coming directors. The Festival also includes film talks with celebrities and film scholars, concerts and special presentations. The Festival also has become a showcase for the work of local and area filmmakers through its Local Flavor series, which screens features, shorts, documentaries and other films by area filmmakers or with strong local connections.
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.