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El Paso’s Epic Festivals

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Chalk the Block
Chalk the Block
Arts District, Downtown El Paso
915-212-0110 

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 over 32,000 people annually. Attending this event is an “out of this world” experience where the power of art comes alive. 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!

Sun City Craft Beer Festival
Sun City Craft Beer Festival
1 Civic Center Plaza
915-534-0600 

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 pair the right food with the perfect beer. The weekend also features an impressive live brewing area where beer connoisseurs can view the process while enjoying the overwhelming aromas and flavors.

Sun City Pride Festival
Sun City Pride Festival
Downtown El Paso
915-534-0600 

What began as a small parade in 2007 has now grown into a nationally and internationally recognized Pride celebration showcasing the Sun City, the LGBT community of El Paso and its surrounding areas. The events features parties, competitions, quizzes, parades, and participants dressed in extravaganza costumes. The event is slated for 6 days, grabbing it high marks for duration.

Neon Desert Music Festival
Neon Desert Music Festival
Downtown El Paso
 

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.

Sun City Music Fest
Sun City Music Fest
6900 Delta Dr.
 

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!

Plaza Classic Film Fest
Plaza Classic Film Fest
One Pioneer Plaza
915-534-0600 

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.


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