Sun City knows how to throw a party. If you’re here, there’s likely a
festival, concert, performance, or event where you can get out and
enjoy yourself with El Pasoans. We’ve highlighted some popular El Paso
happenings for you below. For more, see our Calendar on page 38.
n DOWNTOWN ART AND
Stroll along the booths selling
handcrafted jewelry, leather
shoes, quilts, art, and more.
You’ll also find organic eggs,
green vegetables, hand-roasted
coffee, music, kids activities, and
delicious fare offered by local
food trucks. UNION PLAZA DISTRICT,
n ALFRESCO! FRIDAYS
Immensely popular, this
free concert series brings
El Pasoans and visitors
downtown to enjoy fresh-air performances in an
electrifying atmosphere. Acts
range from big band, jazz, and
reggae to classic rock, ska,
and blues. 1 ARTS FES TIVAL PLAZA,
n MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
Celebrating its 33rd anniversary,
this outdoor concert series
showcases local, national,
and international artists in
many genres, including salsa,
bluegrass, rock, tribute, and
jazz. Bring a picnic, cool off, and
enjoy a great evening under
the stars. CHAMIZAL NATIONAL
MEMORIAL, 800 S. SAN MARCIAL ST.
n DANCING IN THE CITY
With live dance lessons taught
by professional dancers one hour
before the music starts, everyone
can shake their groove thing to
salsa, swing, country, merengue,
and more. CONVEN TION CEN TER
PLAZA, 1 CIVIC PLAZA, DOWN TO WN.
n COOL CANYON NIGHTS
Wind down from your day
and listen to music under
the desert stars. Held in
picturesque McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheatre, the concert series
presents different genres of
music, such as salsa, classic rock,
jazz, fusion, soul, and oldies.
You’ll also find food trucks, craft
beer, and a photo booth. 1500
MCKELLIGON CANYON DR.
n MOVIES IN THE CANYON
This free movie series features
making it a perfect outing
for the kids. Movies begin at
dusk (approximately 8: 30 p.m.)
in McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheatre. Popcorn, drinks,
and other movie snacks are
available for purchase. Bring a
blanket or light jacket; the canyon
cools down at nighttime. 1500
MCKELLIGON CANYON DR. elpasolive.
n VIVA! EL PASO
Now in its 34th year, Viva! El Paso
celebrates four centuries, four
cultures, and one city in a colorful
dance extravaganza. Watch history
come alive in drama, song, and
dance set against the dramatic
backdrop of the McKelligon Canyon.
1500 MCKELLIGON CANYON DR.