FESTIVALS

915 Beer Festival – Local and regional craft beer, $2 beer tastings, food trucks, arts & crafts, and live music. Admission is free. Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. to midnight. Durango St. and Overland Ave. in downtown El Paso. More Details

Poppies Fest – Artist and Farmer's Market, educational exhibits, children's activities, nature tours, and, of course, poppies, are part of the day long event.Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology. More Details

One World Lantern Festival - "The premier water lantern festival" will transform Ascarate Lake inside Ascarate Park into a wonderland of floating lights. Saturday, March 31, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. More Details

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EASTER ACTIVITIES

Northeaster Parade - The 40th Annual Transmountain Optimist NorthEaster Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. The procession will begin at Hercules and Diana and proceed north on Diana for about a mile and a half to the former NorthPark Mall site. More Details

EggstravaganZoo - Eggscitement and the Easter bunny awaits at the El Paso Zoo. Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with zoo admission. More Details

Easter-A-vaganza at Biggs Park - Family fun for everyone, like extreme inflatables and other springy activities and games. Saturday, March 31 from noon to 4 p.m. at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Boulevard. Event is open to the public. Admission and most activities are free. More Details

Mt. Cristo Rey Easter Weekend Hikes - The annual pilgrimage to the 29-foot statue of Christ will take place the mornings of Good Friday and Holy Saturday, March 29 -31. Free. More Details

City Easter Egg Hunts - The Parks and Rec Department will be hosting free Easter Egg Hunts Friday and Saturday, March 29 - 31, at various recreation centers throughout the city. More Details

April Pools Day and Golden Easter Egg Hunt - A free egg hunt in the shallow end of the pool followed by a free swim session. 12 noon Saturday, March 31 at the Armijo Aquatic Center, 911 S. Ochoa St. More Details