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Way Out West Fest
Way Out West Fest
October 14, 2017
 

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.

La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival
La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival
October 14-15, 2017
 

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

El Paso Chopin Music Festival
El Paso Chopin Music Festival
September 23-October 21, 2017
 

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.

Dia de los Muertos Festival
Dia de los Muertos Festival
October 28, 2017
 

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

WinterFest
WinterFest
November 2017
 

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 5-28, 2018
 

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

Texas Country Music Fest
Texas Country Music Fest
February 24, 2018
 

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.

Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
April 7, 2018
 

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.

International Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
International Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
April 2018
 

The International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival is the longest running classical Spanish theater festival in the world. It has spawned theater companies in Spain, and the international Association for Hispanic Classical Theater which brings scholars from all over the world to El Paso, Texas. These productions will also play across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.

Sun City Craft Beer Festival
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
April 2018
 

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 2018
 

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

Sun City Bacon Fest
Sun City Bacon Fest
April 2018
 

Experience the only bacon party in the Sun City! Bacon Fest, presented by Southwest University, will feature over 25 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!

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
May 2018
 

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

Neon Desert Music Festival
Neon Desert Music Festival
May 2018
 

The two day Neon Desert Music Festival is held in the heart of downtown El Paso and will feature Hardwell, Foster the People, J Balvin, Alesso, Logic, Migos, Ghostland Observatory, Nelly, Khalid, and many more!

Mariachi Loco Music Festival
Mariachi Loco Music Festival
May 2018
 

El Paso’s Mariachi Loco Music Festival is a 3-day event in celebration of Mother’s Day with Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, Impersonators, Amazing Ropers, Live Music from around the El Paso, Cd. Juarez & Las Cruces Region.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival
Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival
May 2018
 

The event will offer a HUGE selection of World Class Tequilas, Mexican beers, and Tacos! If you have a favorite we are bound to have it, then introduce you to a new favorite. How could we possibly top that!? We are also bringing Live Music, DJs, Branded #TTCFest Shot Glasses, Water Pong, CornHole, Tequila Olympics, Chihuahua Racing (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like), Taco Judging, Food Trucks and so much more Amigos!

 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
June 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 2018
 

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!

Juarez Music Festival
Juarez Music Festival
June 2018
 

Bringing together art, culture, and a lineup that features a variety of music genres.

El Paso Downtown Street Festival
El Paso Downtown Street Festival
June 2018
 

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.

El Paso Ice Cream Fest
El Paso Ice Cream Fest
July 2018
 

‘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
 
 

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 2018
 

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.

Sun City Music Festival
Sun City Music Festival
September 2018
 

The annual Sun City Music Festival is an outdoor electronic music celebration featuring top DJs and producers from around the world. Flocks of party goers and elaborate costumes paired with high energy make this Labor Day festival one of the biggest parties of the summer.


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