Concerts, festivals, and family fun; May is loaded with musical performances and entertaining events, including Balloonfest, Wicked, and the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt.

May 4, Krokus: The hard rock band best known for their ‘80s hits “Stayed Awake All Night” and “Screaming in the Night” plays a free show at Speaking Rock. Tickets + Information

May 8–10, Mariachi Loco Music Festival: 3-day Downtown event in celebration of Mother’s Day with Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, and live Music. Tickets + Information

May 16-17, Miller Lite El Paso Blues & Jazz Festival: Local, regional and national acts are spotlighted. Food trucks and cold beer add to the vibe of the free event dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Blues and Jazz. Tickets + Information

May 20-31, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz returns to the Plaza Theatre. Tickets + Information

May 22, History of the Eagles: The band’s career spanning tour makes a stop at the Don Haskins Center. Tickets+ Information

May 22-24, Neon Desert Music Festival: A full weekend of music, art, food and fun. Tickets + Information

May 23, 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. Tickets + Information

May 23, Slayer: The legendary thrash metal band rocks the Socorro Entertainment Center. Tickets + Information

May 23-25, 30th Annual Balloon Fest: This year’s featured balloons include Master Yoda and Darth Vader. Volbeat, Anthrax, and Gin Blossoms are among the featured musical acts at Wet N’ Wild Waterworld. Tickets + Information

May 23-25, Southern New Mexico Wine Festival: Sample wines produced by New Mexico wineries, plus live music, and food and drink. Tickets + Information

Note: This is an overview and not meant to be a comprehensive list of every single event in El Paso and Southern New Mexico. Dates and times are subject to change or be cancelled at the discretion of the event organizers