I grew up on the East Coast, and was hesitant when my husband told me about a business opportunity in El Paso. I almost resisted when he brought up the idea, but then I thought it through. Things in New Jersey were getting a bit stagnant, and I was way too comfortable with the routine. We needed something new to shake things up, so we packed our bags, threw our daughters in the trunk (just kidding…), and relocated our lives. It was the best decision we’ve ever made. Here are 5 reasons I love El Paso, and check out the Summer evens calendar below!

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The Sun City

Literally. At least 80% of the year, the sun is shining. Coming from someone who gets seasonal depression during the winter months, this is a huge plus! Why didn’t I move west sooner?!

Education

The University of El Paso ranks as a top university in the U.S. They have an excellent public education system and a number of quality vocational schools.

Art & Music Scene

The Department of Museums and Cultural Affairs spearheaded a renewed vigor in public arts projects. New murals and art pieces can be found all over the city. In addition, live music every night, at a different venue is common.

Culture

Just a hop-skip away is la Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico, making El Paso one of the most diverse, multi-lingual cities in the states with beautiful people and beautiful culture.

There’s Always Something to Do!

El Paso has a small city vibe with big city events. There’s always something to do! Check out the calendar below to see what we have going on Summer 2017.

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JULY

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1

Music & Dance

Saturday Night Milonga

8:00pm

2

Festival

El Paso Ice Cream Fest

4 PM-10 PM

3

Wellness

Yoga Class: Namastate of Mind

6 PM-7 PM

4

Events

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

8 PM

5

Art-Music-Poetry

Black Orchid Lounge Open Mic Night

8 PM

6

Music

Cool Canyon Nights at the McKellingon Canyon Amphitheater

7

Culture

Ysleta Mission Festival

8

Sports

El Paso Chihuahuas vs Salt Lake – Baseball Game

7:05 PM

9

10

Entertainment

International Jugglers’ Association Festival

11

Performance

Prophets and Outlaws Perform at the Lowbrow Palace

8 PM

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Performance

Coast 2 Coast Live Interactive Artist Showcase at the Lowbrow Palace

9 PM

14

Music & Dance

Friday Salsa Dance Social

9 PM – 3 AM

15

Culture

Viva! El Paso

8 PM

16

Arts/Crafts

Mission Trail Art Market

11 AM – 6 PM

17

Education

EPHM Summer Camp: Stand Up, Speak Out at the El Paso Holocaust Museum

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Art/Fashion

The Color Red, Artists Panel & Fashion Show

5:30 PM

21

Magic & Entertainment

David Blaine

8 PM

22

Local Market

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing

7:30 AM – 12 PM

23

Sightseeing

San Elizario Historic District Tours

12PM & 3PM

24

25

Music

Taking Back Sunday Concert

7:30 PM

26

Art

Let Booze be your Muse at One:One

6:30PM-8:30PM

27

Entertainment

Hueco Tanks Stargazing

8 PM

28

Entertainment

El Paso County Parks After Sunset Free Movie Series

7 PM – 10 PM

29

Sightseeing

SUPER Tour

9 PM

30

Charity Events

AAE 2nd Annual Benefit Car Show

10 AM – 4 PM

31

AUGUST

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123

Entertainment

Plaza Classic Film Festival

4

Music

Alfresco! Fridays Featuring Mariachi Paso Del Norte

6 PM

5

Events

2017 El Paso Big Latch On

9:30 PM – 12 PM

6

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Career

Effective Communication Strategies

6 PM – 8 PM

11

Performance

Civil Youth along with Kilo and The Dew, Frenzi, Pilots of Venus at Lowbrow Palace

9 PM

12
13

Performance

The Head Coastlands, Dayluta Means Kindness Perform at Lowbrow Palace

8 PM

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Performance

Better Who along with Geographer Perform at Lowbrow Palace

1617

Events

Red Wine Tasting

6 PM

18

Entertainment

El Paso County Parks After Sunset Free Movie Series-Field of Dreams

7 PM – 10 PM

19

Music/Performance

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

8 PM

20

Arts/Crafts

Mission Trail Art Market

11 AM – 6 PM

21

Music

Christian Castro Performs at the Abraham Chavez Theatre

8 PM

22

23

Performance

Pelican along with Inter Arma Performs at Lowbrow Palace

8 PM

24

25

Music

Emmanuel

8:30 PM

26

Festival

Miller Lite El Paso Blues and Jazz Festival

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