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Flying Horse Half Marathon
November 21, 2020
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,” crossing into New Mexico and taking runners through two states in one race!

El Paso Puzzler Mountain Bike Race
January 17, 2021
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.

Michelob Ultra Marathon

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 colorful Chihuahuan Desert.

Hueco Tanks Interpretative Fair
October 2020
6900 Hueco Tanks Road #1

This free two-day event includes Native American dancing and drumming, a Buffalo Soldier encampment, Folklorico dancers, pictograph and birding tours, climbing demonstrations, environmental and cultural information booths, and an evening campfire storytelling program. Come learn about one of the El Paso area’s most breathtaking natural wonders.

Boo at the Zoo
October 2020
4001 E. Paisano Dr.

El Paso’s WILDEST trick-or-treat in town! This family-friendly event provides a safe environment to have some ZOO-rrific fun while celebrating Halloween! Enjoy candy stations, games, a maze animal enrichment activities and more!

Dia De Los Muertos
November 2020
3700 East Yandell St.

The celebration of Dia de los Muertos includes ghost tours, fortune tells, exhibits and a Dia de los Muertos style alter.

A Christmas Fair
November 2021
One Civic Center Plaza

“A Christmas Fair” is the Junior League of El Paso’s primary fundraising event. This is an annual shopping gift market. The event, recognized as an El Paso Tradition, is staged with over 200 merchants, which contribute to the festivities with great items for sale, and an average of 15,000 shoppers.

Franklin Mountains Trail Runs 50k, 13.1 mile, 10k, 5k

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 combination of straight climbing and swtichbacks. The start/finish will be at the pavilion area circle inside of the Franklin Mountains State Park.

Celebration of our Mountains
October - December 2020
Various Locations

Enjoy the outdoor treasures of the El Paso del Norte Region during this six-week celebration. Bird watching, nature hikes and drives, mountain biking and even bat watches are part of this yearly festival. If you would rather relax than explore the young volcanic crater outside of El Paso, you can opt for the “Coffee, hot chocolate, muffins, and the tramway’ event. There is truly something for everyone, and most events are free.

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl and Fan Fiesta

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 nestled between two mountains it has become a piece of the Southwest and a lesson in history. Held a day prior to the game, the Fan Fiesta is a free, family friendly event that features a fireworks display, musical performances by local bands, university pep rallies and a battle of the bands.

Hueco Rock Rodeo
February 2021
6900 Hueco Tanks Rd. #1

Hosted by the American Alpine Club this three-day event hosts various adventure films, slide shows, live music, clinics and the highly anticipated bouldering competition . The event draws a large crowd of American and International competitors who duel it out at one of the most iconic bouldering locations in the U.S.

Sunland Derby
March 2021
1200 Futurity Drive

Listed as an official prep race for the Kentucky Derby, the Sunland Derby is where you might just catch a star on the rise. Visitors will marvel as racers compete for the $900,000 in prize money!

El Paso Comic Con
April 16-18, 2021
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, special events, and KidCon, there is something for everyone. El Paso Comic Con gives fans up-close and personal interaction with their favorite actors, authors and stars.

Mighty Mujer Triathalon

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 Paso. The “super sprint” course is perfect for beginners; the rolling hills will challenge seasoned athletes! Athletes must be 12 years old or older.

Viva! El Paso
June-July 2021
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 cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun.The Native American, the Spanish Conquistador, the Mexican and the Western American cultures and their histories come alive through drama, song and dance by a cast of over 50 performers. VIVA! EL PASO is an experience not to be missed! (runs June-August)

Eagle in the Sun Triathalon
September 5, 2021
Mission Valley

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 Tigua Indian reservation! Individuals and relay teams are welcome for the event. The beginner-friendly course is flat and fast!

Sun City Crit

This unique form of cycling that stresses high speed racing was held in downtown El Paso for the first time in 2019. The event features various races and is a must-see!

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