If you’re up to ditching the couch and hitting the town, here is where you can have the most fun with your clothes on this weekend, July 7-9.


Ysleta Mission Festival – The annual Lower Valley fiesta features food booths, live music, carnival-style games, and other entertainment. Friday – Sunday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza. FREE admission. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – FREE outdoor concert featuring Joe King Carrasco (Tex Mex). 6 p.m. Friday at the Convention Center Plaza, downtown. More Details

Viva! El Paso – The summer outdoor musical extravaganza chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance, set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains. Friday and Saturday at McKelligan Canyon. More Details

Music on the Lawn at Fountains at Farah – Local and regional bands perform in the Fountains at Farah Pavilion. Saturday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This week's entertainment includes former local The Voice contestant Elia Esparza. FREE. More Details

Parks & Rec Summer Outdoor Free Concert Series – Bring your blankets and lounge chairs and enjoy an evening of live music by Windy City (Tribute to Chicago band) at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr. Saturday, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE to see. More Details

Music Under the Stars – An evening of music and dancing under the stars with Team Havana. Sunday 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chamizal. Admission is FREE. More Details


Family Dollar Day at Western Playland  – Take in the 30+ rides for cheap. $1 admission, ride tickets and snacks on Friday, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission $1. More Details

Wet N Wild Waterworld – The new, family-friendly raft ride, Jaguar Falls, now open. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. More Details

Zoo After Howlers – The El Paso Zoo will stay open until 8:30 p.m. Saturday only. All attractions also open into the evening. Admission varies. More Details

Country Cool Down at Ramirez Pecan Farm – Spend the afternoon on the farm. Free activities for the kids, cool down in the shade of the orchard with fresh lemonade, a brisket plate or brick oven pizza. No entrance fee, food & drinks will be for sale. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ramirez Pecan Farm, 13709 North Loop, Clint, TX. More Details

City Spray Parks – 8 neighborhood park spray pads (1 in each city district) each with approximately 15-30 water features and shaded picnic areas. All FREE to use and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. More Details

City of El Paso Swimming Pools – The city’s outdoor and indoor aquatic facilities are open for recreational swimming. Hours vary by location. Admission is $1-$2. More Details


Movies on the Lawn at UTEPSing! under the stars and on the lawn. Friday, 8 p.m. at UTEP’S Centennial Plaza. FREE admission. More Details

Free Movie Saturday at the International Museum of ArtThe Out of Towners will be screened at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana Ave. Admission is FREE. More Details

Horizon City Movies in the ParkThe Lego Batman Movie in the park and under the stars, weather permitting. Saturday 7:30 p.m. at Desmond Corcoran Park. Admission is FREE. More Details

Summer of Love Brunch Series at Alamo Drafthouse – Sunday morning screenings featuring the greatest romantic films of all time. Ticket includes brunch and a glass of wine. This week’s movie is Tender Mercies. Movie starts at 11 a.m. More Details


Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling fresh produce, honey, fresh-baked breads, salsas and other small-batch foodstuffs. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE entry. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – Artisan market highlights regionally grown agricultural products and original arts and crafts, as well entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE to get in and FREE parking in the Anthony Street Parking lot. More Details

La Viña Winery Sunday Market – Dog and kid-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh, local produce. Live entertainment on the patio. Sunday 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