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Neon Desert Music Festival
Neon Desert Music Festival
May 26-27, 2018
 

The beloved West Texas festival is set to return to El Paso this Memorial Day weekend on May 26-27, with tickets on sale now. El Paso’s own At The Drive In is headlining this year with an extremely rare hometown performance. Additional headliners include Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane and Dillon Francis. Other notable music performers this year include an eclectic mix of hip-hop, rock and EDM with acts like Cardi B, Third Eye Blind, Playboi Carti, GTA, Malaa, The Drums, Lany, J.I.D and many more.

Las Cruces Wine Festival
Las Cruces Wine Festival
May 26-28, 2018
12125 Robert Larson Blvd.

The Las Cruces Wine Festival features New Mexico’s best wineries, exceptional food trucks, talented artisans, and award-winning musicians.

 KLAQ International Balloonfest
KLAQ International Balloonfest
May 2018
 

As one of El Paso’s most highly anticipated yearly events, the KLAQ International Balloonfest has been delighting the crowds for over 25 years. This three-day festival marks the beginning of summer with outdoor concerts, and, hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes.

Sun City Pride Festival
Sun City Pride Festival
May 28-June 3, 2018
 

What began as a small parade in 2007 has now grown into a nationally and internationally recognized five day Pride celebration showcasing the Sun City, the LGBT community of El Paso and its surrounding areas.

Billy the Kid Festival
Billy the Kid Festival
June 1-3, 2018
1556 San Elizario Rd.

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 visit to the old Texas town and more!

El Paso Ice Cream Fest
El Paso Ice Cream Fest
July 1, 2018
9700 Galveston St.

‘Sundae’, July 2nd 2017, El Paso Ice Cream Festival will return to Cohen Stadium bigger, better and sweeter than ever with MORE ice cream, MORE variety of flavors and frozen treats, and MORE family-friendly activities. Ice cream and fun will flow from 4 PM – 10 PM, and the festival ends with the RED, WHITE & BOOM FIREWORK finale that lights up the skies in Northeast El Paso and celebrates America’s Independence Day.

Price’s Creameries, TFCU, Mini of El Paso and Southwest University are ready to serve up some fun this summer at ICE CREAM FEST 2017.

Ysleta Mission Festival
Ysleta Mission Festival
July 2018
131 S. Zaragoza Rd.
 

This free 3-day festival has been held every year for almost a century at the centuries-old Ysleta Mission. Traditional dances, a mouthwatering array of food, game booths and carnival rides entertain the entire family. Enjoy a taste of El Paso history while helping preserve one of its most precious landmarks.

Plaza Classic Film Festival
Plaza Classic Film Festival
August 2-12, 2018
1 Pioneer Plaza

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.

El Paso Chopin Music Festival
El Paso Chopin Music Festival
September 2018
800 S. Marcial

Featuring pianists from Mexico, England, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Canada, Russia, China, Taiwan, Yugoslavia, Moldova, and the United States, the festival has received rave reviews, with every concert playing to a full house. The Festival’s founder and artistic director, Dr. Lucy Scarbrough, was inspired to establish the Festival because of the great influence that Chopin’s music has around the world. “Frederic Chopin was one of the great world ambassadors.” Dr. Scarbrough has said. “His music is truly a universal language of beauty that knows no barriers of nation or culture.” Chopin is the master of the piano. He is credited with originating the modern piano style, and that style is Chopin’s own, readily recognizable and distinctive style. The music of this fine romantic composer is featured in the Festival to provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to the tri-city region to hear the piano played with unsurpassed elegance, power, and expression.

Sunrise Yoga Festival
Sunrise Yoga Festival
October 2018
2701 Sun Bowl Drive

The festival features over 20 workshops , 10 yoga studios and two mega sessions.

El Paso Downtown Street Festival
El Paso Downtown Street Festival
October 12-13, 2018
One Civic Center Plaza

4 stages light up with a variety of local bands, the Convention Center hosts hot-rods, souped-up rides and DJs in the O’Reilly Car Show, live artists paint El Paso-themed art in the streets, and food trucks serve juicy turkey legs, aguas frescas, and more mouthwatering festival eats. TFCU presents epic firework displays on Friday AND Saturday night.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Dia de los Muertos Festival
October 2018
3700 E Yandell Dr.

The annual event will feature a variety of performances, dancers, vendors, food trucks, tours, and more.

La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival
La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival
October 2018
4201 NM-28

Taste and/or purchase many different award winning wines while enjoying live music and offerings from a select group of vendors.

Way Out West Fest
Way Out West Fest
October 2018
1 Ballpark Plaza

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 one-of-a-kind, outdoor dance floor. Attendees can kick back and listen, two-step, or just sing along as both local and national country artists perform live.

Sun City Bacon Fest
Sun City Bacon Fest
April 2019
Union Plaza

Experience the only bacon party in the Sun City! Bacon Fest, presented by Southwest University, will feature over 30 local restaurants and food trucks that will have a variety of sample-sized bacon-inspired eats, drinks and sweets available for purchase. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day and sign up to win prizes through a variety of contests. If you love bacon, this event is for you!

Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
April 2019
31 Woodrow Bean Transmountain Dr.
 

If you love spring time in the Franklin Mountains and enjoy gathering with others who appreciate the wonders of the natural world, then the Annual Poppies Fest in Northeast El Paso is for you! This year’s free community event celebrating El Paso’s annual bloom of Mexican poppies promises to be one of the best in years said event coordinator Debbie Cuilty. The Farmer’s Almanac predicted above normal rainfall this past winter which has been the case in El Paso and is great news for desert flowers.

Texas Country Music Fest
Texas Country Music Fest
April 2019
4100 E. Paisano Dr.

The Texas Country Music Fest is El Paso’s foremost opportunity to breathe the excitement and quality that Texas Country artists bring to the country music genre. The mission of TCMF is to provide a quality music festival which strengthens El Paso as a destination market for Texas Country touring routes, while engaging and inspiring all ages within the borderplex region on country music from our state. All while, truly reflecting this region’s colorful passion for music. Lineup includes Randy Rogers Band, Tracy Byrd, and Kyle Park.

Nuevo Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
Nuevo Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
April 2019
800 S. Marcial

Since its beginning at Chamizal National Memorial in the spring of 1976 as a singular event to celebrate the United States Bicentennial, the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival attained local popularity and an international reputation for presenting quality presentations from Spain’s Golden Age by theatrical groups from all over the world.

Sun City Craft Beer Festival
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
April 2019
One Civic Center Plaza

Held on the Convention Center Plaza and known as the biggest craft beer event in the south, Sun City Craft Beer Fest partners with local and national breweries and offers live music, gigantic games, merchandise vendors, art and food trucks to match the perfect bite with the perfect beer. The event will also feature beer experts doing live brewing demonstrations to show you how to make your own beer at home.

La Vina Winery Spring Festival
La Vina Winery Spring Festival
April 2019
4201 NM-28

The annual Spring festival offers live entertainment, free tastings and wine for purchase. Adult admission includes a souvenir glass.

Mariachi Loco Music Festival
Mariachi Loco Music Festival
May 2019
San Jacinto Plaza

El Paso’s Mariachi Loco Music Festival celebrates Mother’s Day with Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, Impersonators, Amazing Ropers, Live Music from around the El Paso, Cd. Juarez & Las Cruces Region.

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
May 2019
 

Fine wineries, great music, delicious food, amazing art and so much more.

WinterFest
WinterFest
November 2018
1 Arts Festival Plaza

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 open every day and has something for all ages. Skate to holiday hits, enjoy charity and promotional nights and much more.

El Paso Pro-Music Chamber Music Festival
El Paso Pro-Music Chamber Music Festival
January 2019
 

An Unforgettable Musical Journey with an Adventurous Season of Classical Concerts and Educational Residencies!


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