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 is a unique multi-day festival that pushes the boundaries of imagination with two days of jam-packed performances. This is more than an electronic music festival, it is an unparalleled multi-sensory experience.
Way Out West Fest
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.
Chalk the Block
Chalk the Block is a free three-day public arts festival held each year near the El Paso Museum of Art. The event is an opportunity for artists in all disciplines to showcase their art, with live painting, performances, live music, art installations, art classes and more. Though not technically a “music festival,” the CTB organizers feature top local musicians at the event every year. This can’t-miss festival is typically held in October and gathers thousands of people from the Southwest region for a weekend of art and fun.
La Vina Winery Harvest Festival
Taste and/or purchase many different award winning wines while enjoying live music and offerings from a select group of vendors.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
Celebrated artist collective from Mexico City, Colectivo Ultima Hora, will transform EPMA’s Dia de los Muertos once again with fantastical splendor and color. Visit EPMA and experience calaveras, ofrendas, catrinas, music, art-making and so much more.
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
An Unforgettable Musical Journey with an Adventurous Season of Classical Concerts and Educational Residencies!
Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
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.
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
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.
Nuevo Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
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.
Texas Country Music Fest
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.
La Vina Winery Spring Festival
The annual Spring festival offers live entertainment, free tastings and wine for purchase. Adult admission includes a souvenir glass.
El Paso Lobster Festival
The El Paso Original Lobster Festival provides Fresh Live Maine Lobster, prepared to mouth-watering perfection in the World’s Largest Cooker. You can also dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day on the dance floor, enjoy tasty eats in the food court, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, check out the Arts & Crafts booths, midway games and carnival rides, sip on adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks — infamous Signature drink “Screaming Lobster” and Margaritas), and catch a freakshow that tests the limits of the human body, that’s known for wild, cringe-worthy stunts. There is something for everyone, including kids, Magic Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Face Painting, Inflatable Bounces, Kid Rides and Games. Plus we will have a third stage with electronic music, a cross-section of genres with lighting FX effects all day and night.
Neon Desert Music Festival
The beloved West Texas festival is set to return to El Paso this Memorial Day weekend on May 25-26.
Las Cruces Wine Festival
Fine wineries, great music, delicious food, amazing art and so much more.
Billy the Kid Festival
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!
Sun City Pride Festival
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.
El Paso Ice Cream Fest
Bigger, better and sweeter than ever with MORE ice cream, MORE variety of flavors and frozen treats, and MORE family-friendly activities.
Ysleta Mission Festival
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.