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!
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.
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.
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.
The beloved West Texas festival is set to return to El Paso.
An Unforgettable Musical Journey with an Adventurous Season of Classical Concerts and Educational Residencies!
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.
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.
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.
The annual Spring festival offers live entertainment, free tastings and wine for purchase. Adult admission includes a souvenir glass.
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.
Fine wineries, great music, delicious food, amazing art and so much more.
Bigger, better and sweeter than ever with MORE ice cream, MORE variety of flavors and frozen treats, and MORE family-friendly activities.
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.
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.
Taste and/or purchase many different award winning wines while enjoying live music and offerings from a select group of vendors.
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. In 2019, CTB is celebrating 12 years of reimagining downtown El Paso through the power of art while providing an “out of this world” experience for its attendees.
Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors, access to various activities and exhibits at both the El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History and more!
The Borderlands Heritage Festival celebrates, commemorates, and connects to the heritage of the United States-Mexico borderlands. Listen to the tales told by native storytellers. Vibrate to the bright sound of a mariachi band. Move your feet to the rhythms of a Tigua youth drummer. Catch the scent of leather when the vaquero shows you what it means to be a cowboy. Let the beauty of the Mata Ortiz pottery dazzle your eyes. Experience the traditions that have endured and come to love the distinct flavors of borderland culture.
The Downtown Arts District will host Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, November 2, from 2 - 9 p.m. Last year more than 10,000 people celebrated this regional tradition. Celebrate with free hands-on activities, music and artisan vendors located throughout the Arts District from the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of History, Downtown Art and Farmers Market, and the Mexican American Cultural Center. Celebrated artist collective from Mexico City, Colectivo Ultima Hora, will once again transform Dia de los Muertos with fantastical splendor and color. You won’t want to miss the Desfile de Alebrijes Parade up Santa Fe and the evening concerts in 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.