Tens of thousands of music loving teens and hipster Millennials will be flocking to downtown El Paso this weekend to listen to DJs play EDM beats on their laptop and watch numerous local and international acts at the Neon Desert Festival.

But if that kind of vibe is not for you -- but a festival atmosphere is what you're looking for -- there are several driveworthy options. From wine to blues to BBQ and craft beer, here are 3 alternate out-of-town festivals to attend this Memorial Day weekend.

  • Las Cruces Wine Festival (Sat-Mon, May 27-29)

    Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds - Approx Drive Time: 1 hour

    Sample wines produced by numerous New Mexico wineries, enjoy the daily live music, food and drink. [Website + More Info]

  • Wind Rider Mountain Festival (Fri-Sun, May 26-28)

    Ski Apache Ruidoso, NM - Approx Drive Time: 2.5 hours

    3-day camping festival features an eclectic mix of music by jam-bands, bluegrass groups and folk singers. Plus BBQ, craft beer, and outdoor activities like a bike trail, zip lining, and Gondola rides. [Website + More Info]

  • Silver City Blues Festival (Fri-Sun, May 26-28)

    Silver City, NM - Approx Drive Time: 2.5 hours

    The blues, brews, arts & crafts, and family activities highlight this 3 day festival dedicated to a true American art form. And unlike the other festivals going on, this one is free of charge. [Website + More Info]