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

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

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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 Rey Festival de Musica
August 1-3
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.


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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