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Annual Events & Festivals

Annual Events & Festivals

Mark your calendar and get ready to join in on some of El Paso’s most memorable events. Whether you bring your family or invite your friends, you’ll be sure to create cherished memories at the events and festivals hosted throughout the year.

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Billy the Kid Festival
June 1 - 2, 2024
San Elizario Historic District

San Elizario celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876. See reenactments of the historic breakout of Billy’s friend at the old El Paso County Jail. Learn the historic truths of his v…

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The Plaza Classic Film Festival
July 18th - 28th, 2024
125 W Mills Ave

The Plaza Classic Film Festival — which celebrates its 17th year July 18-28, 2024 — was started by the El Paso Community Foundation in 2008 as a special project to bring movies back to the historic…

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Way Out West Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2024
1 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901

The festival is bursting with regional flair and talent, to include a Chili Challenge, a Quest For The Best Margarita Competition, live music and much, much more. Way Out West will also feature a o…

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El Paso Film Festival
September 26 - 28, 2024
Downtown El Paso

The El Paso Film Festival is one of the largest showcases of independently made films in the southwest. The El Paso Film Festival was created by filmmaker Carlos F. Corral in 2018 with the support …

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Amigo Airsho
October 12-13, 2024

Welcome back to the skies, Amigo Airsho! After a 12-year hiatus, we’re ecstatic to announce the return of the Amigo Airsho to El Paso, Texas. Mark your calendars for October 12th and 13th, 2024, as…

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Franklin Mountains Trail Runs 50k, 13.1 mile, 10k, 5k
January 20-22, 2023
Franklin Mountains State Park

This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a c…

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Mighty Mujer Triathalon
May 4, 2024
Memorial Park

Mighty Mujer Triathlon is an all-female “super sprint” that starts with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The 15k bike course is followed by a 2-mile run in the Memorial Park area in Central El P…

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Viva! El Paso
June 23, 2023
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre

Four Centuries. Four Cultures. One City. Enjoy El Paso’s own outdoor musical extravaganza, in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major culture…

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Sun City Craft Beer Fest
June 29, 2024
One Civic Center Plaza

Sun City Craft Beer Festival is your one-day, one-stop shop for beer, music, games, and a ton more fun in Downtown El Paso. Located in the Southwest, we are proud to host the largest craft beer fes…

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EP Sun City Pride
June
Downtown El Paso

El Paso Sun City Pride serves as our region’s largest recognized lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Initially founded over a decade ago, our mission has always been to incr…

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Brightside Music Festival
September 2, 2023 - September 3, 2023

Brightside Music Festival – Happening Labor Day weekend 2023 - promises two days filled with some of the biggest international artists across Electronic, Latin, Hip Hop & Indie! The amazing food fl…

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Eagle in the Sun Triathalon
August 25, 2024
6900 Delta, El Paso, TX

Eagle in the Sun Triathlon starts with a 400-meter swim in an Olympic-size indoor pool. The 20k bike course is an out-and-back on the historical Mission Trail, and the 5k run takes place on the Tig…

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Chalk the Block
October 13 - 15, 2023
Arts District, Downtown El Paso

Since its inception, CTB has quickly become one of El Paso’s premiere events and the largest FREE three-day public arts festival in the Southwest region drawing 45,000 people annually. Each year, a…

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Oculto Horror Film Fest
October 13 - 15, 2023
El Paso

The international horror film festival,”Oculto”, is an event that brings together short and feature length films from all over the world in collaboration with their creators. It aims to offer a com…

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Dia de Los Muertos Parade
October 28, 2023
Downtown

Join us for cultural displays, traditional crafts, food & entertainment, a curated artist and farmers market, and a parade in the Downtown Arts District! The parade will feature community floats, l…

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Flying Horse Half Marathon
November 11, 2023
100 RIchard White

With three distance options, Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is a fun and memorable event for runners of all levels. The race begins and ends in Anthony, Texas, the “Gateway to Texas,”…

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West Texas Craft Beer Festival
November 18, 2023
1006 Texas Ave

The West Texas Beer Fest will take over Lowbrow Palace on November 18th, from 1PM-8PM. The event will feature over 50+ breweries, local eats, live bands, plus more! General admission and VIP ticket…

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Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Parade
Thanksgiving Day
Montana Avenue; beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia

The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The holiday pageant is …

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Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and Fan Fiesta
December 29, 2023
2701 Sun Bowl Drive

Since the first Sun Bowl played on January 1, 1935, as a fundraising event for a local service club, the game has grown to be one of El Paso’s top national attractions. With its picturesque stadium…

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Winterfest
November 18, 2023
Downtown El Paso

Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and its surrounding areas come to life with lights, food, holiday shopping, festivities and an outdoor ice skating rink. WinterFest is a month long festival that is ope…

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El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race
January 13, 2024
Franklin Mountains State Park

Conquer the largest urban State Park in North America! The Puzzler Mountain Bike Race challenges its riders with 6,200 feet of climb on single track technical terrain.

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Michelob Ultra Marathon
February 18, 2024
4100 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX

This Boston qualifier begins on El Paso’s east side and travels thorough various parts of the city. Runners enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Hueco Mountain as well as striking views of the color…

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Sip City Wine Fest
April 6, 2024
1006 Texas Ave

Inviting all wine lovers to Sip City Wine Fest. The festival will feature an array of selections of wines, delicious eats, and live music. This event will bring a day of celebrating wine, filled wi…

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El Paso Comic Con
April 12 - 14, 2024
One Civic Center Plaza

El Paso Comic Con is a pop culture phenomenon that brings the best in entertainment to West Texas. With celebrity guest panels, autograph signings, photo ops, gaming competitions, cosplay, contests…

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