Concerts, festivals, and family fun; June is loaded with entertaining events, including the Downtown Street Festival, and the return of Slide the City.

June 3-5, Billy the Kid Festival: The annual festival celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Festivities include a reenactment of the historic breakout and Billy the Kid tales at the jail. More Info

June 4, Let Freedom Sing Music Festival: Tyler Farr kicks off the free Fort Bliss summer outdoor concert series. El Paso's Joe Barron opens. More Info

June 4-5, Feast of the Middle East: The annual festival and dinner includes live Arabic music and belly dancers, as well as all your favorite authentic Middle Eastern food. More Info

June 11, Slide the City El Paso: A family friendly slip-and-slide water party event that includes live music and three city blocks of slick vinyl to squirt, spray, and splash in. More Info

June 17-18, Downtown Street Festival: This year’s performers are Seether/Neon Trees on Friday, and Goo Goo Dolls/Collective Soul on Saturday. Fireworks between acts each night. More Info

June 17-18, ‘Viva El Paso!’ Opening Weekend: 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 in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. More Info

June 21, James Taylor: The 5 time Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings his more than 40 years worth of hits to the Don Haskins Center. More Info

June 25, Neon Paint Party: Dance party at Wet ‘N’ Wild featuring hundreds of gallons of paint, live electronic dance music, and water rides. More Info

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.