Neon Desert Music Festival
May 27-28, 2017
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!
More Information: http://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com/
Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
May 27-29, 2017
Fine wineries, great music, delicious food, amazing art and so much more.
More Information: http://www.nmwine.org/southern-new-mexico-wine-festival.html
Sun City Pride Festival
May 31-June 4, 2017
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.
More Information: http://www.epscp.org/
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/
El Paso Downtown Street Festival
June 23-24, 2017
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.
More Information: http://klaq.com/streetfest/
El Paso Ice Cream Fest
July 2, 2017
‘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.
More Information: http://icecreamfestep.com/
Ysleta Mission Festival
July 7-9, 2017
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/
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/
Sun City Music Festival
September 2-3, 2017
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.
More Information: http://suncitymusicfestival.com
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.
More Information: http://www.elpaso-chopin.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/
Mother of Pearl Film Festival
The festival offers a variety of films in various locations throughout the El Paso area.
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/Mother-of-Pearl-Vinyl-1499619703630289/
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/
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.
More Information: http://www.southwestuniversitypark.com
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.
More Information: http://lavina.wolfep.com/eventsMasonry.html#filter=.cat-show
Indian Food Festival
October 28-29, 2017
Discover ancient heritage & immerse yourself in Indian Food, Art, Music and Dance at the Indian Food Festival.
More Information: http://epindianfoodfestival.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/
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.
More Information: https://www.winterfestep.com/
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/
Sun City Bacon Fest
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!
Tequila Taco Cerveza Festival
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!
More Information: http://partytendersinc.com/tequila-taco-cerveza-fest/
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/
International Siglo De Oro Drama 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/
KLAQ International Balloonfest
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/
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.
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
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.
More Information: http://suncitycraftbeerfest.com/
La Vina Winery Spring Festival
The annual Spring festival offers live entertainment, free tastings and wine for purchase. Adult admission includes a souvenir glass.
More Information: http://lavina.wolfep.com/
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.
More Information: http://www.iloveparks.com/fmwc/