Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, May 22 – May 25, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Neon Desert Music Festival – A full weekend of music, art, and food. Performers include Cypress Hill, Passion Pit and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food! 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. in the Cielo Vista Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. Tonight, Abe Mac Band (country). More Details

Public Ice Skating– Get your glide on in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Mary Poppins’ – One of the most popular Disney movies of all time staged as a musical. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso County Presents Movies by the Lake – Watch a movie under the stars and grab a bite from any (or all) of the eight food trucks. Tonight’s movie is “Big Hero 6”. 8 p.m. at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. FREE ($5 per car park entrance fee). More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The Mousetrap’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater concludes its season with the Agatha Christie murder mystery. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

‘Wicked’ – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz returns to the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

The Eagles - The legendary band’s career spanning tour makes a stop at the Don Haskins Center. 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Movies on the Lawn at UTEP – A Family friendly event featuring Hollywood blockbusters shown outdoors on an 18-foot inflatable screen. Concessions available. This week’s featured film is “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water.” Movie starts at approximately 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, at Kidd Field on the UTEP Campus. FREE admission. More Details

SATURDAY:

Balloonfest Hot Air Balloon Launch – Dozens of hot air balloons will participate this year, including special shape balloons Darth Vader and Yoda. Parking begins at 5 a.m., balloons launch at about 6 a.m., weather permitting. Wet ‘n Wild, 8804 S Desert Blvd, Anthony, Tx. FREE. More Details

Farmers Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE admission. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – The market offers the chance to shop for original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce in an outdoor setting while enjoying entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) along Anthony Street. FREE admission and FREE parking. More Details

KLAQ Balloonfest – The 30th annual festival features all-day entertainment, water rides, and concerts. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Wet N’ Wild Waterwold, 8804 S. Desert in Anthony, Texas. Prices vary. More Details

Kites for Kids – The 4th Annual Kites for Kids will feature kite flying contests, interactive inflatables, music, food trucks and more. First 300 kids will receive a kite. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Vista del Valle Park, 8820 Gazelle Dr. FREE

Slide the City - A family friendly slip-and-slide water party event that includes live music and 1000 feet of slick vinyl to squirt, spray, and splash in. Noon to 5 p.m. at 1300 N. Stanton. Admission varies. More Details

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival – Sample wines produced by New Mexico wineries at the 21st annual event. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Live music begins at noon daily. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m., at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission, which includes souvenir glass, varies. More Details

Public Ice Skating– Get your glide on in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 2 p.m.- 11 p.m. in the Cielo Vista Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

‘Wicked’ – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz returns to the Plaza Theatre. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Neon Desert Music Festival – A full weekend of music, art, and food. Performers include Cypress Hill, Passion Pit and more. Gates open at 3 p.m. Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Slayer – The legendary thrash metal band rocks the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets $25. More Details

The Fountains at Farah Sunset Sounds – Local and regional band perform in The Promenade at the Fountains, weather permitting, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blankets and lawn chair encouraged, food and beverages available. Tonight, Albert and the Cactus Moon. More Details

Public Ice Skating– Get your glide on in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Mary Poppins’ – One of the most popular Disney movies of all time staged as a musical. Show time is 7 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The Mousetrap’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater concludes its season with the Agatha Christie murder mystery. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Balloonfest Balloon Glow – Some of the hot air balloons participating in Balloonfest will light up their burners and glow in the night sky while tethered to the ground. 8 p.m. outside the gates of Wet N’ Wild Waterwold, 8804 S. Desert in Anthony, Texas. FREE (Parking $2). More Details

SUNDAY:

Balloonfest Hot Air Balloon Launch – Dozens of hot air balloons will participate this year, including special shape balloons Darth Vader and Yoda. Parking begins at 5 a.m., balloons launch at about 6 a.m., weather permitting. Wet ‘n Wild, 8804 S Desert Blvd, Anthony, Tx. FREE. More Details

KLAQ Balloonfest – The 30th annual festival features all-day entertainment, water rides, and concerts. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Wet N’ Wild Waterwold, 8804 S. Desert in Anthony, Texas. Prices vary. More Details

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival – Sample wines produced by New Mexico wineries at the 21st annual event. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Live music begins at noon daily. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m., at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission, which includes souvenir glass, varies. More Details

La Viña Farmers and Crafters Market – La Viña Winery hosts a dog and family-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh, local produce. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. More Details

Memorial Day Picnic at Zin Valle Vineyards – Bring your family and friends, a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. FREE wine tasting and FREE to see music from Dusty Low. 12 Noon to 5 p.m. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of FREE entertainment. 12:30pm – 4:30 pm. 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile north of Vinton Road on Highway 28. 575-882-7632

UTEP Dinner Theatre Presents ‘Mary Poppins’ – One of the most popular Disney movies of all time staged as a musical. Show time is 1:30 p.m., 2nd Floor UTEP’s Union Building West. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse presents ‘The Mousetrap’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater concludes its season with the Agatha Christie murder mystery. Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival – Rides, games and of course, carnival food. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday in the Cielo Vista Mall parking lot. Admission is FREE, ride tickets are $1 or $25 for a wristband good for unlimited rides. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

‘Wicked’ – The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz returns to the Plaza Theatre. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Neon Desert Music Festival – A full weekend of music, art, and food. Performers include Cypress Hill, Passion Pit and more. Gates open at 3 p.m. Downtown El Paso, from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Memorial Day

Balloonfest Hot Air Balloon Launch – Dozens of hot air balloons will participate this year, including special shape balloons Darth Vader and Yoda. Parking begins at 5 a.m., balloons launch at about 6 a.m., weather permitting. Wet ‘n Wild, 8804 S Desert Blvd, Anthony, Tx. FREE. More Details

KLAQ Balloonfest – The 30th annual festival features all-day entertainment, water rides, and concerts. Gates open at 10 a.m. at Wet N’ Wild Waterwold, 8804 S. Desert in Anthony, Texas. Prices vary. More Details

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival – Sample wines produced by New Mexico wineries at the 21st annual event. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Live music begins at noon daily. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m., at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission, which includes souvenir glass, varies. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Whoosh around on ice skates in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. 12 noon to 3 p.m. in the Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details