March 25, 2017
Join the fun at the 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.
More Information: http://www.epso.org/events.sstg
International Siglo De Oro Drama Festival
2016 marks the 42 year of this Festival. 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.
More Information: http://www.los-paisanos-chamizal.com/siglo-de-oro-era/
Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest
April 1, 2017
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.
More Information: http://www.iloveparks.com/fmwc/
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
April 29, 2017
Held at the El Paso Convention Center Plaza and Pedestrian Pathway, the Sun City Craft Beer fest is working with local and national breweries to put together the biggest craft beer festival in West Texas. Besides the participation of more than 60 different breweries, there will also be two stages with live music, merchandise, art, and food trucks that will pair the right food with the perfect beer.
More Information: http://suncitycraftbeerfest.com/
La Vina Winery Spring Festival
April 22-23, 2017
The annual Spring festival offers free tastings and wine for purchase. Adult admission includes a souvenir glass.
More Information: http://lavina.wolfep.com/
Tequila Taco Cerveza Festival
May 6, 2017
This is an event geared to showcase diverse Mexican beers & worldwide tequilas plus unique taco recipes from all of your local favorites......it will feature 10 (.25oz) Tequila samples included with ticket price plus Taco Food Trucks, Mexican Beers, Live Bands, DJs, Branded #TTCFest Shot Glass, Spanish Music, Mariachis, Water Pong, CornHole, Chihuahua Racing, Tequila Olympics, El Jefe Taco Champ Vote, Red Beers, Margaritas, Mexican Candies & So Much More Amigos!
Mariachi Loco Music Festival
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.
More Information: http://mariachilocomusicfestival.com/
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.
More Information: http://klaq.com/balloonfest/
Neon Desert Music Festival
May 27-28, 2017
Neon Desert Music Festival will be held in downtown El Paso. The highly anticipated line-up includes Carnage LudacrisTyler, The Creator, A$AP FERG + Tory Lanez, Natalia Lafourcade, Duke Dumont, Wolfgang Gartner and many more.
More Information: http://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com/
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Fine wineries, great music, delicious food, amazing art and so much more.
More Information: http://www.nmwine.org/southern-new-mexico-wine-festival.html
Juarez Music Festival
June 16-17, 2017
Bringing together art, culture, and a lineup that features a variety of music genres.
More Information: http://jrzmusicfest.com/
Sun City Pride Festival
What began as a small parade in 2007 has now grown into a nationally and internationally recognized five (5) day Pride celebration showcasing the Sun City, the LGBT community of El Paso and its surrounding areas.
More Information: http://www.epscp.org/
El Paso Downtown Street Festival
June 23-24, 2017
Each night the skies of Downtown El Paso light up with a spectacular fireworks display thanks to Teacher’s Federal Credit Union. Thousands of people enjoy the massive display. A huge car show showcasing vehicles from all over the country will take over the Convention Center thanks to O’Reilly Auto Parts. Entry into the car show is included with your Street Fest ticket.
More Information: http://klaq.com/streetfest/
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.
More Information: http://ysletamission.org/
El Paso Ice Cream Fest
July 2, 2017
This family-friendly Independence Day Weekend celebration features a wide variety of ice cream flavors to sample, savor and enjoy from local and national favorites.
More Information: http://icecreamfestep.com/
Plaza Classic Film Festival
August 3-13, 2017
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.
More Information: http://plazaclassic.com/
Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz Festival
The Miller Lite El Paso Blues & Jazz Festival is managed by El Paso Music Society, Inc., a 501 c-3 nonprofit volunteer organization. The goal is to preserve and present blues and jazz music. The festival brings fellow musicians and music aficionados together for for a weekend of music and family fun.
More Information: http://www.epbluesandjazz.org/
Sun City Music Festival
Taking over Ascarate Park on August 30-31st, Disco Donnie Presents and SMG Events are excited to team up and present the annual Sun City Music Festival. For those returning to the grounds, you can expect the same high-quality sound system and stunning stage production that has become synonymous with our name. Haven’t been to SCMF before? Come see what all the fuss is about this Labor Day Weekend. Prices will only increase, so get your tickets early!
More Information: http://suncitymusicfestival.com
Mother of Pearl Film Festival
The First three days will focus on music related films and documentaries at Alamo draft house. Selections will include new and yet to be officially released films , and modern classics such as “The Decline of Western Civilization” (with a Skype interview featuring Penelope Spheris, the acclaimed director of the films.) The final day, September 17th will take place on site at the Mother of Pearl Block Party at Union Plaza Downtown, and will focus on local/regional filmmaking.
More Information: http://www.motherofpearlvinyl.com/film-festival/
Way Out West Fest
The Inaugural Way Out West Fest to be held at Southwest University Park September 17th, 2016 has announced the headliners for El Paso’s first country music festival. Three big names top the list: Clay Walker, Parmalee, and Brandy Clark.
More Information: http://www.southwestuniversitypark.com
Texas Showdown Tattoo & Music Festival
The country’s largest tattoo & music festival spans over 3 days and boasts live tattooing, various vendors, celebrities and over 20 national bands!
More Information: http://texastattooshowdownfestival.com/
El Paso Chopin Music Festival
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.
More Information: http://www.elpaso-chopin.com/
Chalk the Block
Chalk The Block has become one of El Paso’s premiere events drawing over 30,000 people annually and celebrating the power of the arts to re-imagine downtown! Each year, about 200 artists working in all disciplines participate in three days of creativity. From serious art junkies to people just looking for a cool way to experience downtown, Chalk The Block has you covered!
More Information: http://www.chalktheblock.com/
La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival
October 15-16, 2017
Taste and/or purchase many different award winning wines while enjoying live music and offerings from a select group of vendors.
More Information: http://lavina.wolfep.com/eventsMasonry.html#filter=.cat-show
Indian Food Festival
Discover ancient heritage & immerse yourself in Indian Food, Art, Music and Dance at the Indian Food Festival.
More Information: http://epindianfoodfestival.com/
El Paso Pro-Music Chamber Music Festival
September 30, 2016-April 24, 2017
An Unforgettable Musical Journey with an Adventurous Season of Classical Concerts and Educational Residencies!
More Information: http://elpasopromusica.org/
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.
More Information: http://texascmf.com/