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Events in El Paso, Texas
Alfresco! Fridays - Alfresco Friday’s provides a casual way to experience some of the best established and upcoming local bands. This season features Big Band Jazz, Reggae, Classic Rock, Ska, Blues and more; as well as an Artist Market, providing local artists and artisans a venue to connect with the community.
Amigo Airsho - El Paso's premier family event. Through its acts and exhibits, the Airsho educates the public by allowing them to actually experience aviation's history from its barnstorming days to the present. Amigo Airsho averages 55,000 - 65,000 attendees each year.
Boo at the Zoo - Pumpkin Bowling, Kiddie Mazes, Lots of Candy at Treat Stations sponsored by local businesses & Costumes Galore! You just have to be a part of the largest outdoor safe trick-or-treat event in El Paso. Watch the different animals eat or play with pumpkins! Your children will go away with a full bag of candy and a smile on their faces.
Bourbon Street on Cincinnati Street - Every year in El Paso on Fat Tuesday, Cincinnati Street is draped in an excess of beads for the Mardi Gras celebration. Thousands are expected to descend on the popular party district to experience this street festival.
Sun Bowl - This Football Game is an annual event played in benefit for underprivileged Children. The first game ever played was to help raise money for the local high school stadium, in which the first gamed ever played was held. The Fan Fiesta is packed with free activities and games for kids including face painting, balloons, magic acts; live music by local bands, and food and drinks.
Dia De Los Muertos - Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some other cultures, celebrants typically approach Día de los Muertos joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day, the traditional mood is much brighter, with emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased and the continuation of life.
Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros - Dia de los Ninos translates to "Day of the Children" and Dia de los Libros means "Day of the Books". This event, celebrated by Texans across El Paso, gather at the city library to celebrate the day of the Children and Books. Organizers put together goodie bags filled with fruit, toys and educational material to the children who attended.
Downtown Street Festival - Enjoy non-stop live entertainment on 3 outdoor stages! Choose to listen at the Rock Stage by the Art Museum, Latin Stage on the Plaza, or a Kids Stage inside the Convention Center. Through out the Street Festival you will find delicious, local food. Something for everyone to enjoy!
El Paso Marathon - The El Paso Marathon is an event held every year is a sponsored by Michelob Ultra and Good Time Stores. Run. Walk. Cheer. That is what it's all about!
Fiesta de las Flores - Fiesta de las Flores is the oldest Hispanic Festival in the Southwest, The three-day Fiesta, held each year during the Labor Day weekend, emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture. Activities included in the Fiesta are a Queen Gala, a Fiesta Parade, Senior Appreciation Dance, Military Appreciation Day, a Huacha Tournament, live Entertainment, as well as authentic regional cuisine, arts and craft wares, games, and more.
KLAQ International Balloonfest - Balloon pilots travel from around the world to fly at the event. Traditionally, these festivals are held yearly in many cities around the world. Balloon fests offer balloonists the chance to participate in balloon races and display their balloons to the throngs of people that come to watch the high-flying spectacle.
Music Under the Stars - Music Under the Stars World Festival is an outdoor concert for the whole family. Families gather early to enjoy the open green areas available to the public. During the summer, there are 12 performances in addition to the Fourth of July Celebration. The sounds of jazz, salsa, Latin romantic, big band, swing, mariachi, oldies and Texas Swing fill the night time air.
Viva El Paso - Viva El Paso! is the annual returning musical which celebrates El Paso's rich cultural history through dance, drama, narration and songs. The story begins with the early Indian settlement and takes through Spanish conquest, mestizo Mexican domination and the wild wild South-West.