HUECO TANKS INTERPRETIVE FAIR
Photo Credits: Hueco Tanks State Park
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
2017 CYCLE FOR CHANGE
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
DIEGO RIVERA Y FRIDA KAHLO: UNA SONRISA A MITAD DEL CAMINO
Photo Credit: Chamizal National Memorial
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
EL PASO WINE FEST
Photo Credit: El Paso Wine Fest
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)
Venue: El Paso Desert Botanical Garden at Keystone
‘Follow Your Heart’ with Dory and friends at Disney On Ice
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.
Stay current on the latest developments through social media:
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #FollowYourHeart
CELEBRATE OUR MOUNTAINS
Enjoy the outdoor treasures of the El Paso del Norte Region during this six-week celebration. Bird watching, nature hikes and drives, mountain biking and even bat watches are part of this yearly festival. If you would rather relax than explore the young volcanic crater outside of El Paso, you can opt for the “Coffee, hot chocolate, muffins, and the tramway’ event. There is truly something for everyone, and most events are free.
HIKE TO RANGER PEAK
Sunday, August 27, 2016, 7 AM? Sunday, September 24, 2016, 7 AM? Sunday, October 29, 2016, 7 AM? Sunday, November 26, 2016, 7 AM
Hike to the top of Ranger Peak. Learn about the geology and wildlife of our mountains. Purchase your ticket at the window and then meet at the end of the parking area. This is a 1-mile, strenuous, hike Participants must bring water, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. The Tramway can be found by following McKinley Ave. off Alabama St. to the end. Prices for events are $8 for adults (13 years and up) and $4 for children (4 – 12) or use your Texas State Park Pass. For more information call the park at 915 562-9899 or email Diana Moy (Diana.Moy@tpwd.texas.gov).
Join renowned environmental activist, Judy Ackerman, on a 1.5-miles hike with just a 250-ft. elevation gain. Hike in arroyos and on ridges near the Franklin Mountains State and learn more about basic hiking and native plants. Park. Some walking will be off trail with very uneven footing. Meet at the corner of Stoney Hill and Big Bend. Bring 2 quarts of water, wear sturdy footgear, long pants, long sleeve shirt and a hat. Snacks and a camera are also recommended. For more information, contact Judy Ackerman at 703-622-0661 or email@example.com
BIKE TO SCENIC DRIVE
Get ready to pedal! Bicycle with the EP Cyclists from Sacred Heart Church, 600 S. Oregon, to the Scenic Drive Overlookbeginning at 9:00 AM. For those who wish to participate, there will be a Mass beginning at 8:00. You will arrive at the Scenic Drive Overlook about 9:30 to 9:45. A Blessing of the Bicycles ceremony will follow conducted by Jesuit Ron Gonzales, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish. All are invited to join this special celebration: cyclists, runners, hikers, photographers and artists including people from Las Cruces and Cd. Juarez. Afterwards, you will bicycle back to Sacred Heart. For more information, contact Yvonne Soto, EP Cyclists Advocacy Director at 915-355-4663 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.epcyclists.com.
Heading into its 27th year, Minerpalooza is UTEP’s most anticipated celebration. This year’s event promises to kick off the school year with live music, carnival activities, and the most delicious food in our sun city. September 1st continues this exciting UTEP tradition.
Visitors to Minerpalooza can relax in the beer and wine garden, take snapshots with Paydirt Pete, and buy the coolest Minerpalooza gear. At Pete’s Playground, a dedicated children’s area, families can enjoy activities like face painting, playing on inflatables, magic shows, and so much more.
UTEP’s athletic teams and coaches will be standing by to meet you and to launch the night’s events with an unforgettable pep rally where the Cheer Team, Golddiggers, and ever-spirited Paydirt Pete will charm you.
Don’t miss this event in celebrating the new school year while embracing the campus community. Don’t miss it!
MOVIES IN THE CANYON
El Paso Live is excited to announce that Movies in the Canyon will return on August 18 to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre with a special lineup fit for the entire family including Family-Friendly Fridays (G to PG Rating) and Social Saturdays (PG to PG-13 Rating). Each weekend, bundle up in front of the JUMBO inflated movie screen with a bag of popcorn and enjoy themed weekends with movies in the categories of SUPER HERO, SONG & DANCE, COMEDY & more! All movies are FREE to attend and movie refreshments are available for purchase. Movies begin around dusk and doors open 1 hour prior every Friday & Saturday.
Enjoy your favorite films under the night sky this summer at Movies in the Canyon presented by El Paso Live!
Please, no pets or outside food and drinks allowed in the free event. Parking is free at the Canyon: McKelligon Canyon Rd., El Paso, TX 79930.
Movies will be canceled if harsh winds and/or heavy rains occur. Call El Paso Live’s Weather Hotline at 915-534-0674.
Sun City Music Festival
Photo Credit: SMG Events
We are one month away from what is considered the largest electronic music festival in the Southwest. The SunCity Music Festival has every year over Labor Day weekend and this years lineup of acts is very exciting. September 2nd-3rd tens of thousands of music fans will head to Escarate Park for a weekend of loud dance music.
The headlining acts for this year’s festival include Marshmello, Above & Beyond, Sahsa & Digweed, Don Diablo, and Joyride. Disco Donnie Presents and SMG Events are both excited to team up annual Sun City Music Festival. For those returning to the grounds, you can expect the same high-quality sound system and a stunning stage production that has become synonymous with the festival. Prices will only increase, so get your tickets early! General Admission two day passes are $129 and VIP are $199.
PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FEST
A lot of people do not know that the worlds largest classic film festival takes place in El Paso Texas. Every August the Plaza Theatre transforms into a hub for film fans of all genres and ages. Fans are encouraged to purchase film fest passes that will allow patrons to see as many films as possible. Individual screening passes to each show are also on sale.
There are a lot of perks to purchasing as Festival pass.
Each Pass holder will receive a copy of a commemorative program on the Plaza Theatre, preferred access to all screenings (so you can pick your favorite seat), a chance to reserve seats in advance for Philanthropy Theatre events, a jump-the-line perk and invitations to:
The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary with guest appearances by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Mr. Holland’s Opus and more) and Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue Got Married, Romancing the Stone and more). Animators Don Bluth (El Paso native) and Gary Goldman will also appear for an on-stage interview before the screening of their 1982 animated hit, Secret of NIMH.
Tickets are on sale NOW for more than 90 movies including greatest hits such as: The Graduate, Casablanca, Singin’ and the Rain, Psycho, Jaws and a rare showing of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The El Paso Zoo
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star Train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. The El Paso Zoo is home to over 200 different species of animals.
The El Paso Zoo educates over 350,000 zoo visitors every year including thousands of students visiting the zoo on field trips. Visitors can learn about wild animals, their habitats, related conservation issues, and the ways in which they can contribute to their preservation.
2017 GREAT AMERICAN ROCKABILLY RIOT
Photo Credit: Rockabilly Riot El Paso
The Great American Rockabilly Riot is happening in El Paso on September 2-3 2017. This will be the 6th annual and by far the largest event ever! Be a part of the two –day Kustom Kulture Festival. The Great American Rockabilly Riot is a Southwest Rockabilly festival with plenty of El Paso, Cd. Juarez Chihuahua MX, and New Mexican influences. This annual event has grown significantly due to the amazing bands, performers, car show entries and the various activities offered throughout the event. Because of significant growth and popularity, this event is now being moved to the El Paso County Coliseum. This event is a family friendly event. Children 12 and under enter free of charge!
Date: September 2nd-3rd
Venue: El Paso County Coliseum
Admission: GA $35+fees
EAGLE IN THE SUN TRIATHALON
Photo Credit: Race El Paso
Eagle in the Sun Triathlon begins with a 400-yard swim in the Socorro ISD Aquatic Center. Participants then ride on a mostly flat 12-mile bike loop and run 5K through the nearby neighborhood. The race ends in the Socorro ISD Stadium, where athletes enjoy a victory lap around the football field before crossing the finish line.
El Paso’s premier multisport event, Eagle in the Sun Triathlon has introduced thousands to their first triathlon. Now entering its 6th year, the race is a favorite for new and experienced athletes alike and welcomes relay teams in addition to individual competitors.
September 3, 2017
SISD Aquatic Center
Venue: Student Activities Complex
Phone Number: 915-433-3439