Downtown El Paso’s festival season is almost here! DTEP is home to all kinds of fests from beer to bacon to music. Below is a our 2018 Downtown Festival Guide to help you decide what fest is best for you. Some festivals are pending details, but don’t worry we will update with new information on this guide in the coming weeks.
915 BeerFest-March 24
The 915 BeerFest kicks off the festival season this year in Union Plaza on Durango St. and Overland Ave.! This festival is free for anyone that attends. Here you can learn about and taste beer from local breweries including Blazing Tree Brewing, Deadbeach Brewery, El Paso Brewing, and Ode Brewing. Enjoy live entertainment, art, vendors, and food trucks. Open from 2 pm-Midnight. Learn more at http://klaq.com/915-beerfest-heads-to-downtown-el-paso/
El Paso Comic Con-April 13-15
El Paso Comic Con returns to the El Paso Convention Center for three days of gaming, comics, cosplay, panels, costume contests. and much more. This year, guests include Star Trek actors Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis. Get your tickets now! http://elpasocomiccon.com.
Sun City BaconFest-April 15
If you love bacon the Sun City BaconFest is the place you have to be on April 15. Find all things bacon at this festival taking place in Union Plaza. Bacon is the main ingredient in savory dishes, drinks, and sweets! From past BaconFests expect live music, contests, and a beer bar. Stay tuned for this year’s menu and more announcements. http://kisselpaso.com/sun-city-baconfest-returns-to-union-plaza-april-23-2017/
Sun City Craft Beer Festival-April 21-22
The Sun City Craft Beer Festival just got better with two full days of beer gardens, live bands, food trucks and more! The now, 2-day fest is taking over the Convention Center Plaza, Pedestrian Pathway and the Convention Center Lobby. Come taste over 150 national, regional, and local beers from over 50 breweries coming to Downtown to showcase their brews. For tickets and more information visit https://suncitycraftbeerfest.com/
Mariachi Loco Music Festival-May 4
Mariachi Loco Music Festival takes over San Jacinto Plaza with live music from local and regional mariachi bands, headliners La Septima Banda and Karla Soto “La Plebe!” The fest features local food trucks, vendors, and performances by local folklorico dance groups. More details coming soon at https://www.mariachilocomusicfestival.com/
Neon Desert Music Festival-May 26 & 27
NDMF 2018 takes places in the heart of the city in Downtown El Paso every year! This is their eighth year and they’re bringing in some of the biggest names in music like Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane, Third Eye Blind, Cardi B and At The Drive In as well as a mix of local, national, and international groups and artists. Tickets are on sale now at http://neondesert.com/
Pridefest Street Festival- June 2018
El Paso Sun City Pride’s Pridefest Celebration is the largest and most successful LGBTQI festivals in the Southwest region. Last year’s festivities were a success and we know this year they are sure to bring headliners we know and love plus a Prideweek full of fun activities. Look out for more announcements from this festival at https://www.suncitypride.org/
El Paso Downtown Street Fest-June 2018
El Paso Downtown Street Fest 2018 is underway! Keep an ear out for their announcements on headliners and their lineup.
What we do know is that it’s not all music! From past festivals we know to expect live art shows, car shows, local food and multiple stages! To learn more visit http://elpasodowntownstreetfestival.com/
Plaza Classic Film Festival-August 2-12
The Plaza Classic Film Festival will conclude festival season and it’s one you sure don’t want to miss on August 2-12! This festival is perfect for the movie lovers and for those who like to reminisce on their childhood by watching all the classics. In addition to classics the festival will feature movies from local and regional filmmakers. Stay tuned for more announcements from this festival. To learn more visit https://plazaclassic.com/