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Last Minute LocalApril 18, 2015


The Outdoor Concert: Alfresco! Fridays

Alfresco! Friday’s celebrates the 12th Anniversary in 2014 at its new location at the Convention Center Plaza! Alfresco! Fridays provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. Originally conceived as a way of keeping employees downtown at the start of the weekend, the concerts quickly became a draw for visitors to downtown. The upcoming season will feature Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Classic Rock, Salsa, Funk, Mariachi and more. No Outside Food or Beverages Allowed. No Pets Allowed.

About Maddison Livingston:
Born and raised in West Texas, Livingston was exposed at an early age to horses, rodeo and the cowboy way of life. Early on, she became consumed by her love of music, being especially drawn to the country music that embodied the rodeos of West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Eventually, the two common threads began to weave together.

The “Greatest Show:” Moore’s Carnival

The largest traveling carnival that passes through our area, Moore’s Greater Shows, is back in El Paso.
Possibly the most fun you can have in a parking lot, Moore’s will be transforming several of them into a playground of flashing lights, festive noises, and appetizing smells of deep-fried food over the next month-and-a-half, including its regular stops at Sunland Park and Cielo Vista Mall.

Its first stop is in the Sunland Park Mall parking lot from now until April 19. From there the rides and games move to the vacant Cohen Stadium parking lot April 23 to May 10, before concluding its stay in the Sun City at Cielo Vista Mall from May 14 through May 24.


The Outdoor Fun: Vision Unlimited 8k, 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun walk

All runners receive a short sleeved color t-shirt. Door prizes available.

The Celebration: Party for the Planet

Join us for the largest combined Earth Day event in North America! We will have games, activities, and special animal encounters just for the occasion.

•Discovery Stations open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
•Take a close look at what makes raptors different from other birds at the discover raptors station- near Birds of Prey
•Satisfy your sense of touch as you feel your way through the animal kingdom at the mystery box station- near Entrance to Asia
•Find your creative side as you take simple household items and turn them into green art- near Mexican Wolf
•Make an adorable Orangutan craft- Orangutan Exhibit

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere: Yappy Hour

All well behaved furry pups on a leash are welcome!


The High School Run: Trailblazer 5k

First 200 runners receive a t-shirt. Refreshments will be provided at end of race for all participants.

The Flow: Vinyasa in the Vineyards

Join us as we kick off our “Yoga in Nature” series at La Vina Winery. Our amazing Kat will lead a 60 minute Vinyasa flow class among the beautiful Vineyards under the trees. This class will be an all levels flow that will be centered around hip opening and strengthening. You will end relaxed and ready to refresh with an optional wine tasting if you choose. All are invited to bring picnics and blankets as we will relax among the vines under the trees after class. We can feel the cool breeze and warm sun on our faces already. Note: They offer a farmers market from 11-4 so come early or shop after class. $22 Yoga class & Tasting/ $17 Yoga Class No Wine Tasting

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Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.

Last Minute LocalApril 3, 2015


The EGGstravaganza: Easter Event at the Outlets

The Outlet Shopppes EGGstravaganza! Join Power 102’s morning Show, Patti Diaz and Mike Dee for the first annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso! Bring your kids to the best Easter party in El Paso! Fun, Music, free pictures with the Easter Bunny, Face Painting, balloons, and grab an egg for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree, prizes from gymnastics elite west, Mall certificates courtesy of VIVA Kia, Easter Baskets and more! Friday, April 3rd from 9am-11am!! Will you pick the lucky egg?

The Market: Easter Family Fun Day

Easter Family Fun Day at the Vista del Sol Flea Market. Come take your picture with the Easter Bunny. Easter egg hunt, prizes, face painting, children’s play ground, pony rides and outdoor movies. Inflatable World – 3 giant slides and 10 jumping balloons. Food, arts & crafts and general merchandise vendors. Admission is free.


The Parade: 37th Annual Transmountain Optimist North Easter Parade

Join the fun and begin your Easter celebration with this year’s 37th Annual Transmountain Optimist North Easter Parade, Mimbela Contractors and the Transmountain Optimist Club are pleased to invite you to this year’s parade that takes place on Diana St. it stretches from Hercules to Northpark Mall.

The Easter Fun: Easter-Fest 2015

The Galatzan Recreation Center will host a 1/2 mile egg hunt with over 8,500 eggs. Keep your eyes peeled for those golden eggs which will be stuffed with very special prizes. Jumping balloons, carnival rides, food trucks and special appearances by Chico Chihuahua, Chick-Fil-A-Cow and of course the Easter Bunny.

The Natural World: 9th Annual Poppies Fest 2015

Activities will include a child activity center provided by the Girl Scouts, a live wolf from the Wolf Sanctuary near Albuquerque area and a raptor (Eagle or Hawk) from the El Paso Zoo (12pm to 12:30pm). Live entertainment will include the El Paso Youth Symphony and the Elecktrick rock Orchestra (Band for Peace Tour). The dance group Danza La Palma will return for another exciting performance and free tours of the area will be scheduled at various times throughout the day.

The Museum of Archaeology will be open throughout the day featuring 14,000 years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico. You’ll see dioramas and exhibits of American Indian lives and their material culture from the Paleoindian hunters of the Ice Age to their modern Indian descendants. The video Frontera will be playing in the museum starting at 11:00.

Tours of the area will be set up at various times around the museum. Art vendors will offer for sale a wide variety of beautiful crafts.

Food vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of beverages and hot food. Exhibitors will be sharing their wealth of information on nature in reference to El Paso and New Mexico area.


The Hunt: 2nd Annual San Elizario Easter Egg Hunt

Don’t miss the Annual San Elizario Easter Egg Hunt!
Join hundreds of children on the largest Easter Egg Hunt in El Paso County. Over 10,000 eggs, filled with prizes and candy and an opportunity win additional prizes for the participants. The event is open to all children 3-12 years old. Free to the Public!

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Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.

Last Minute LocalMarch 27, 2015


The Investigations: The Holocaust by Bullets

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center is proud to host the traveling exhibit, The Holocaust by Bullets: Yahad-in Unum- Ten Years of Investigations. This bilingual exhibit centers around the work of Yahad-in Unum and Father Patrick Desbois to uncover a silenced chapter of history in Eastern Europe – the mass executions of Jews and Roma as witnessed by their neighbors.

*please note video contains material of a sensitive nature

The Film: UTEP “Get Reel”

The University of Texas at El Paso’s highly anticipated “Get Reel” film series has officially kicked off. The movie will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30 in the Union Cinema, located on the first floor of UTEP’s Union Building East. Each of the 10 films is open to the public. General admission for individual films is $2 or $1 with a valid Miner Gold Card. A season pass for all the films is $16 for general admission and $8 with a valid Miner Gold Card. At the concession stand, guests can buy various bargain-priced snacks to enjoy during the screenings. For instance, a three-item combo that comes with a 12 oz. can of soda, popcorn and a hot dog is available for just $5.

Tonight’s Movie: The Imitation Game


The Fundraiser: Multiple Sclerosis Walk

Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you at Walk MS! Make a difference in the lives of all those affected by MS and fundraise through our safe, secure online system. Funds raised at Walk MS will fund research to change lives now and forever.

Walk MS: El Paso is first and foremost a fundraising event. Money raised at this year’s event will support research progress in many areas, moving us closer to our ultimate goal of a world without MS. To make a positive impact in the lives of all those affected by MS, Register TODAY! Make a self-donation and set a fundraising goal that will keep you motivated! MS stops people from moving; we can’t stop our efforts! Start or join a team, raise funds and celebrate hope for the future! YOU can make a difference!

The Block Party: Kidspalooza

Join the fun at the 8th Annual Downtown KidsPalooza! The all-day family event features children’s concerts, games, painting; “Make & Take” craft workshops, tours plus free transportation to a variety of educational stops throughout the downtown area and a special appearances by Curious George and Daniel Tiger! A great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.


The Stables: Easter Family Fun Day

San Francisco Stables welcomes you to their Easter Family Fun Day. Admission includes egg hunt, pony rides, hay rides, jumping balloons, games and more!

The Celebration: Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park

El Paso’s Chicano Park celebrates Cesar Chavez Day with a picnic in the park, live music and entertainment. Enjoy “Viclas, Wheelas and Pedal Car show” (motorcycle, lowrider bike and pedal car show) and "Dolores “Huerta,” a new 2015 column mural. Can food donation for Border Agricultural Workers Project.

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.

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Kimber McCarden Foster

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Last Minute LocalMarch 14, 2015


The 4-day festival: Freedom Crossing St. Paddy’s Festival

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the 4th anniversary of Shamrocks, El Paso’s only authentic Irish Pub with 4 days of music, food, beer, activities and fun! The event is free to attend and is open to the public too! Click here for directions and gate access information. The party begins at 4pm on Friday, 3/13 and continues through the weekend and then the grand finale on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, 3/17!

The festival will take place on the promenade and will feature live music by the outdoor fireplace, great drink specials, DJ, Irish dance lessons, family activities, giveaways as well as MWR’s 10K Pub Run! Register for the Pub Run here! The bands scheduled to perform include Mainstreet, Chris Baker, Wildflower, Joe Barron Band, the El Paso Youth Symphony rock band, Irish Party Band The Hooligans, Locomotion, event headliner FUNGI MUNGLE and a daily bagpipe performance from Empyre Pipes and Drums! See the daily schedule below.


Start Your Day off Right: Universal Vascular’s Tutu’s for Kidneys Inagural 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk with Health Fair

All runners receive cotton t-shirt. Refreshments available at finish line and prizes for the best Tutu’s will be awarded!

The Anniversary Celebration: Wyler Aerial Tramway 14th Year Anniversary Celebration

Join the fun and the celebration at our 14th Year Anniversary! Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is celebrating its 14th year Anniversary since its re-opening as a State Park. We will have several exhibitors, music, food vendors, prizes and more. The event is free to the public; Tramway rides are $8.00 adults and $4.00 children.

The Outdoor Fest: St. Patrick’s Day at the Hoppy Monk

Celebrate with traditional green beer, great food, and much more!


The Wedding Planning : El Paso Love Affair and Bridal Expo

Vendors, several fashion shows, various taste-testing, live music and more. See what’s trending in the wedding world as you browse booths and find everything you need for your wedding.Fashion shows to showcase styles from David’s Bridal, Dillard’s, and Men’s Warehouse on the Mirage Ballroom stage.

The Vineyard: Irish Weekend! Free Live Music and Free Wine Tasting

Enjoy free live music and free wine tasting. Come on out, wear your St. Pattie’s Day green and enjoy the sounds of the Sullivan Brother’s with their band Dusty Low from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy the day at Zin Valle Vineyards.

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Visit El Paso

Welcome to the official Visit El Paso blog, your leading source for all things El Paso! Last Minute Local is posted every week and provides readers with a variety of "no planning necessary" ideas on things to see and do this weekend.

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