The 81st annual Sun Bowl Parade is Thanksgiving Day.This year’s theme is “American Folklore.” The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl
81 Years of Parade History: The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The holiday pageant is planned, coordinated and produced by volunteer efforts and draws an annual crowd of over 250,000 spectators. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the west Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico area and brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.
100 units including floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian units, clowns, marching bands, drum and bugle corps units, dignitaries, celebrity Grand Marshal, and a wide variety of specialty units from Mexican / Indian dancers to military ceremonial units.
Television: Live coverage of the Parade on local affiliate television KTSM Channel 9 (NBC). – Television coverage starts at 10 a.m. (MT).
Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $10; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office.
El Paso Live is proud to host the 2nd year of El Paso’s coolest winter event, Winterfest, presented by The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital. Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas will come to life November 18th through January 1st with lights, food, holiday shopping, festivities and the coolest thing of all, an outdoor ice skating rink located near the Plaza Theatre.
Downtown El Paso comes alive this winter with an outdoor ice rink. The Hospitals of Providence Ice Skating Rink is the centerpiece to WinterFest. Open every day of WinterFest, it is Free to see, and just $8.00 to skate which includes the ice skate rental. It’s so easy – just pick your ice skating session, book online or at WinterFest, come early to check out Winterfest and then hit the ice at your scheduled time. There is limited capacity, so booking ahead is encouraged and there are no service fees to order your ticket online!
Skate to today’s hits and some holiday classics. Several special events, charity nights, and promotions will be happening throughout WinterFest, so be sure to look at the schedule and skate sessions to pick your favorite night to attend!
Taste of El Paso will be returning this November and will be taking place at the Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 9! Taste of El Paso is the perfect place to try a variety of different local El Paso restaurants.
Local flavors come together for an evening of food, drinks, and an amazing culinary experience. Area restaurants, including: Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Anson 11, Dragon Fly Wine & Sushi Bistro, El Paso Cookie Inc., Gallery 3 Kitchen, Gusto, Mesa Street Grill, Pelican’s Steak & Seafood, Tabla, Thirty 5ive Tavern & Grill, Savage Goods, and more will participate in this year’s event. Patrons will receive a sampling booklet that includes: two appetizers, 8 entree samples, and two dessert samples, PLUS craft beer, tequila, and wine samples.
Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Be sure to take a look at the VIP ticketing option, where food and drink will be served for you as well as you receiving a reserved table for your party size.
The Concordia Cemetery Dia De Los Muertos Festival in El Paso, Texas, is a cultural and spiritual celebration that takes place annually inside of our historic cemetery and commemorates the loved ones we have lost…
The one-day engagement sees revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes complete with the traditional Calaveras (skulls) painted on their faces… with dozens of artisans & vendors, a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings. Featuring live music from Echoes in the Park… and a sunset fire dance performance by Mindy Chanson… and don’t miss the 10-foot-tall Mojiganga skeletons, they will be roaming the cemetery, come on out and meet them!
October 28, 2017 from 2-8pm.
Tickets are $5 Adults (17+)… $1 Kids/Students… $2 Seniors (60+) and Military (including dependents)
Presented by the Concordia Heritage Association. Proceeds to benefit Concordia Cemetery.
Since 1933, the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. has returned more than $6 million to the City of El Paso through its service projects, programs, and community grants. “A Christmas Fair,” is the League’s primary fundraising event, it is staffed and implemented solely by trained volunteers allowing the Junior League of El Paso to maximize its financial contributions and help make El Paso a better place to live for all of its citizens.
“A Christmas Fair”, an annual shopping gift market, has officially kicked off the holiday season in El Paso for the past 40 years. The event, recognized as an El Paso tradition, is staged with over 200 merchants, which contribute to the festivities with great items for sale, and an average of 15,000 shoppers.
Every region of the country is represented in this holiday fantasyland, with El Paso receiving benefits which impact our community from the event’s proceeds. “A Christmas Fair“, the League’s primary fundraising event, has supported more than 100 worthwhile programs throughout its history. It is staffed and implemented solely by trained Junior League volunteers, allowing the Junior League to maximize its financial contributions and help make El Paso a better place to live for all of its citizens.
“A Christmas Fair” 2017 will be held November 2-5th, 2017 at the Judson F. Williams Convention & Performing Arts Center. In addition to the fabulous shopping, the Fair will also feature a myriad of special events with delicious holiday fare, fabulous auctions, and photographs with Santa for kids of all ages, and an atmosphere of wonder and delight.
UTEP Football has had some interesting changes in the past week. Former UTEP Football Coach Mike Price is back as the Interim Head Football Coach for the remainder of the season. Mike Price says he has no intention of staying on after this season and there are hopes that finishing the season with Price will reignite the players and fanbase. Sean Kugler resigned last week amid UTEP falling to 0-5 to start the season.
Coach Mike price led the miners from 2004-2012 where they had back to back bowl seasons in his first 2 years as head coach. Price was 48-61 at UTEP giving him a 177-183 career record as head coach. Coach Price led a Washington State team to a rose bowl in 1997 which earned him 1997 national coach of the year honors.
UTEP felt they were ready to bounce back but fell 15-14 against conference champion WKU. This young team was highly motivated and Mike Price was ready to show a crowd of 20,418 fans in the Sun Bowl but things fell short. The Miners will now face off against USM in the first of 6 remaining games for this team. The fans are pumped with Mike Price at the helm and let’s hope attendance rises some more.
Chalk the Block welcomes El Conjunto Nueva Ola (ECNO) to the Chase stage on Saturday, October 7, at 8 p.m. when they make their El Paso debut.
Combining classic new wave, rock and disco with Latin cumbia rhythms, ECNO will take El Paso by storm with their hilarious, irreverent and highly entertaining on stage antics and energetic performances. The band has performed throughout the US and Mexico and has graced the stages of top Hispanic television networks, including Telemundo, Telefutura and Univision.
The Chase stage will host live performances throughout the day on Saturday.
Chalk the Block is a collaborative event programmed by the City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Community Foundation and sponsored by the Rudolph family of dealerships. This year’s festival is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This year, Chalk the Block is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
For more information about Chalk the Block, please call, 212-0110, or visit chalktheblock.com. You can also access a complete event guide on the Visit El Paso app. Download the app at visitelpaso.com.
Disney on Ice’s upcoming production is just around the corner and those who couldn’t attend the previous ones can come to this upcoming event along with their families and friends. Disney on Ice has been entertaining the world since 1981 and is known for its excellence and flawlessness. Amazing Disney songs, fireworks, lavish set designs and life-size Disney characters are all just a ticket away from you. Make sure you secure your desired seats as soon as possible.
Back in the 80s, Thomas Schumacher came up with this genius idea of dressing professional skaters as various Disney characters and making them skate and dance, accompanied by exquisite set designs, fireworks, and popular Disney jingles. Some of the most popular Disney on Ice productions include names like, 100 Years of Magic, Passport to Adventure, Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. All these amazing productions have entertained the Disney fans for over fourteen years in various countries of the world. Disney on Ice runs over eight productions and touring companies that have done successful shows in Japan, Australia, Europe, England, Asia, Middle East and the US. Attendees get to see various popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Woody from Toy Story, Aladdin and Donald Duck skating, singing and dancing on the ice.
In order to enjoy this magical experience, you need to get your Disney on Ice El Paso tickets right away. Disney on Ice takes place October 4-October 8th at the El Paso County Coliseum.
This two-day event celebrates the history and cultures of Hueco Tanks. There will be a variety of activities, including Native American dances and storytelling, pictograph, birding, and nature tours, recreational activity demonstrations, and exhibitor booths. Saturday night activities include a special stargazing event from sunset until 9 p.m.
There is no visitor limit and admission is FREE both days! Keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a detailed schedule.
At Hueco Tanks, you can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery. Visit our Activities page to learn more.
Stop by our interpretive center, in a historic ranch house, to learn about the park and its history. The park store at headquarters sells gifts and other items.
Hueco Tanks is mainly a day-use park. However, we do have 20 campsites.
Access to the park is restricted to protect its fragile resources. Hueco Tanks has guided and self-guided areas. Explore those by:
Guided tour: You must book tours a minimum of one week in advance by calling (915) 849-6684.
Self-guided visit: Permits for 70 people to access the North Mountain area each day. To make sure you get in, reserve permits up to 90 days before your visit by calling (512) 389-8911.
October 21, 2017 – October 22, 2017
6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1
The El Paso County Attorney’s Office, in collaboration with Villa Maria, a non-profit shelter, will host its 5th Annual Cycling Tour “Cycle for Change,” on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
All proceeds from the event fund scholarships for educational opportunities, vocational training, and therapeutic services for victims of domestic abuse in El Paso County.
This year there will be 4 courses available: 50 Mile Route 30 Mile Route 10 Mile Family Ride 1 Mile Children’s Ride
There will be free T-SHIRTS to the first 300 registered participants.
Participants will be automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win several great prizes, including GIFT CARDS, CYCLING GEAR, and RESTAURANT CERTIFICATES.
In addition to raising awareness about the crucial, post-crisis phase of a domestic violence survivor’s journey, the “Cycle for Change – from surviving to thriving” is a cycling event focused on raising resources to provide survivors of domestic violence with scholarships for educational opportunities, vocational training and therapeutic services.
Each scholarship will be in an amount not to exceed $500. All are gift scholarships and do not have to be repaid.
Applicants must be:
A primary survivor of intimate partner domestic violence;
Currently residing in the United States and El Paso County;
Each scholarship must be used within 6 months of the date the winner is notified of the award or the award is forfeited.
The award will be paid directly to the school or agency/ vendor providing the service or good for which the scholarship has been awarded.
Each award must be used for a purpose that empowers the survivor to move beyond breaking the cycle of domestic violence – educational opportunities, job skills or therapeutic services which promote the personal growth and self-esteem necessary for a survivor of domestic violence to thrive.
All applicants must complete a scholarship application and submit a personal statement, no more than 1,500 words, outlining their journey as a domestic violence survivor, the intended purpose of the scholarship, and how the proposed purpose of the scholarship will promote their personal growth and/or self-esteem. The personal statement may be in the applicant’s preferred language.
All finalists may be asked to meet and visit with the scholarship panel of the “Cycle for Change” Scholarship Program as part of the selection process.
Scholarship materials may be submitted in person or by mail at Villa Maria, 920 S. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas 79901.
Alternatively, scholarship materials may be submitted via e-mail to CycleForChangeEP@gmail.com.
All applications for Fall Scholarships may be submitted beginning April 1st and must be received no later than May 31st. Fall Scholarship recipients will be notified by award letter no later than July 31st.
All applications for Spring Scholarships may be submitted beginning August 1st and must be received no later than October 31st.
Spring Scholarship recipients will be notified by award letter no later than December 31st.
Any person who needs assistance in completing the scholarship application materials, to include assistance in completing the personal statement, may contact Christina Delgado or Linda Velarde at Villa Maria, located at 920 S. Oregon St., El Paso, Texas 79901 – (915) 544-5500.
Admission: Early Registration $35 Regular registration $40 Late registration $45 Active duty military $25 Children under 13 $10
The Consulate General of Mexico, The Chamizal National Memorial and the Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, are pleased to invite the binational community of the Paso del Norte region to the Photo Exhibition – Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo: Una Sonrisa a mitad del Camino.
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, undoubtedly, one of the most iconic and controversial couples in Mexico’s Art History. Both, with striking personalities that provoked the most diverse feelings amongst their contemporaries, from envy, to admiration.
Diego and Frida: Una Sonrisa a Mitad del Camino, is a Photographic exhibition that displays an extensive part of the daily life of this unique couple through the lens of Guillermo Kahlo, Peter Jules, Guillermo Zamora, Nickolas Murray, Edward Weston, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Juan Guzman among others.
The exhibition shows their second marriage union, their connection with the art world at the time, the relationship with master muralists and plastic artists like Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and with their assistants and students.
The photographs reveal Frida’s pain and physical detriment during the years, Diego as a senior, and the couple’s last picture together.
The main purpose of this exhibition is to share with the audience the amazing, heartbreaking, intense intimate life of the couple.
September 7th, 2017 – December 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
800 S San Marcial Street, El Paso, TX 79905
The fifth annual El Paso Wine Festival showcases the best wines as you indulge in amazing bites prepared by some of El Paso’s best Chefs with over 100 wineries pouring. Savor the wines as you learn what palates of food go with each wine. Programming includes Reserve Tasting, VIP areas and the Grand Tasting. Join us at this prestigious event enjoying the spectacular view from one of Rotary Club of El Paso’s own projects – Keystone Gardens. Organized by the Rotary Club of El Paso.
October 14, 2017 ?12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ?4220 Doniphan Drive, El Paso, Texas (in the Upper Valley)
El Paso for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart Featuring Disney •Pixar’s Record-Breaking Animated Hit Finding Dory and Disney • Pixar’s Inside Out
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza featuring Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories visits El Paso Wednesday, October 4 through Sunday, October 8, 2017 for nine performances at El Paso County Coliseum.
Tickets NOW ON SALE
Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– as they help Riley find the confidence to win the hockey championship and experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into your hometown!
Wednesday, October 4 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5 7:30pm (Spanish performance)
Friday, October 6 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7 Noon, 3:30pm, & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 Noon, 3;30pm, & 7:30pm
Opening Night Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start at $15, with all other performances starting at just $20. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000. For group rates and information, contact Nadia Carmona at (915) 261-3970.
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