Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, July 1 – July 4, 2016.

FRIDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

San Elizario First Friday ArtWalk and Ghost Tour – All of the art galleries stay open into the evening for this once a month event in the San Elizario Art District. Live music at the Bandido Cantina, the “Movie on the Wall” at 8:00 p.m. and the San Elizario Ghost Tour at 10:00 p.m. are also part of the festivities. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Art District located off Socorro Rd at Main Street. FREE; Ghost Tour $15. More Details

Friday at The Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. Tonight, Locomotion. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. FREE.

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. Tonight, The Birdogs (Classic Rock). FREE. More Details

$1 Dollar Day at Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. $1 admission, ride tickets and snacks. Open 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission $1. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Reno Aces. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Parks & Rec Summer Outdoor Free Concert Series – Bring your blankets and lounge chairs and enjoy an evening of live music at the park. There will be food vendors on site. Tonight it’s NoteWorks Jazz at Madeline Park, 1099 Kern Dr at Cincinati. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio Summer Repertory presents ‘Boots’ – A comedy set in a West Texas bar that revolves around romance, mystery, cowboys, greed, and crude oil. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Tickets prices vary. 831-5056

Viva! El Paso – The summer outdoor musical chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance. 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Red Raider Reels Free Movie SeriesGuardians of the Galaxy will be screened on the main lawn of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences campus, weather permitting. BYO blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and drinks. 8:00 p.m.or as dictated by sunset. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 5001 El Paso Dr., next to UMC. FREE. More Details

SATURDAY:

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The “producers only” market features area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Rose Garden – Stop and smell over 1,400 blooming roses at one of El Paso’s hidden gems. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden, 1702 N. Copia St. FREE. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – The market offers the chance to shop for original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce in an outdoor setting while enjoying entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. FREE admission and FREE parking. More Details

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. 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

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

City of Socorro Independence Day Extravaganza – Fireworks, food, music, and children’s activities. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Rd. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. FREE admission. More Details

Music on the Lawn at Fountains at Farah – A Beautful Rush, Javier Martinez, Lux Mermista perform in the Fountains at Farah Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged, food and beverages will be available. Admission is FREE. More Details

Dancing in the City Free Music Series – A free group dance lesson taught by professional dancers and a live music performance from Chuco Soul Project (reggae fusion). 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In the Convention Center Plaza, Downtown. Admission is FREE. More Details

Let Freedom Sing Concert – Craig Morgan headlines. Carter Winter and Lucas Hoge open. 7 p.m. on the Freedom Crossing event lawn on Ft. Bliss. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Independence Day Celebration – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Reno Aces. 4th of July Fireworks after the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio Summer Repertory presents ‘Boots’ – A comedy set in a West Texas bar that revolves around romance, mystery, cowboys, greed, and crude oil. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Tickets prices vary. 831-5056

Movies Under the Stars – Family-friendly movies in the park, under the stars, weather permitting. BYO blankets, chairs, and snacks. Tonight’s movie is Jurassic World. 8:00 p.m. at Pebble Hills Park, 3200 Fierro. Admission is FREE. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple . Showtime is 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Band – “Ozzmania” pays homage to the music of Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness. 8:00 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo Rd. FREE 18 and older. More Details

Viva! El Paso – The summer outdoor musical chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance. 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Horizon City Movies in the Park – Relatively current movies shown on an inflatable screen, weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. Food trucks and vendors will be on site. Tonight’s movie is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 8:30 p.m. at Corcoran Park, located just off Horizon Boulevard, across from Horizon Star Bakery. FREE admission.

Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour – Bring your camera and see if you can capture paranormal activity inside “El Paso’s City of the Dead” as you learn about the history, mystery, and lore of this historic landmark. Meet at the Yandell entrance to the cemetery at 8:30 p.m. Admission: $15; 13 and older. More Details

SUNDAY:

El Paso Zoo – 35 acres of fun and adventure featuring exotic animals from around the world and family attractions such as the African Star Train, the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad, and the Foster Tree House Playground. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld – El Paso’s 60-acre water park features more than 25 rides and attractions, and the largest wave pool in Texas. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Gates open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Admission prices vary. More Details

Wyler Ariel Tramway – Take in the beauty of our city and surroundings from 5,632 feet above sea level. Once on top there are several viewing areas, a gift shop, and Swiss-made gondolas that will take you on a soaring 4-minute ride above the canyon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franklin Mountains State Park, 1700 McKinley. FREE entry. Tram Ride, $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. More Details

Public Ice Skating – Glide around in the area’s largest public ice skating rink. Skating sessions times today: 12 noon to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sierra Providence Event Center, 4100 E Paisano, behind the El Paso County Coliseum. Cost: $8, $6 Military. Admission includes skate rental. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Independence Day Celebration – Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting, and music from Dusty Low. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Zin Valle Vineyards, 7315 Canutillo La Union Rd., Canutillo, Tx. FREE to see. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ – El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the Tony Award winning classic which examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple . Showtime is 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Community College Performer’s Studio Summer Repertory presents ‘Boots’ – A comedy set in a West Texas bar that revolves around romance, mystery, cowboys, greed, and crude oil. Showtime is 2:30 p.m. at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Tickets prices vary. 831-5056

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

City of El Paso Swimming Pools – The city’s outdoor and indoor aquatic facilities are open for recreational swimming. 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1-$2. More Details

El Paso Ice Cream Festival - Sample, savor and enjoy a wide variety of ice cream flavors from local and national vendors. Festivities include live music, food trucks, a kid’s play area, and Red, White, and Boom fireworks display at its conclusion. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cohen Stadium. $10 adult admission, kids 12 and under get in FREE. More Details

El Paso Parks and Rec Fourth of July Fiesta at San Jacinto Plaza – Live music, games and activities, Splash Pad and more. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. All events are FREE. More Details

4th of July Fiesta at Malolam Cantina - Live music all day, free hotdogs, $2 tecates. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. at TI:ME at Montecillo, 5001 N Mesa St. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Independence Day Celebration – El Paso’s Triple A team hosts the Reno Aces. 4th of July Fireworks after the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Viva! El Paso Special Sunday Night Performance – The summer outdoor musical chronicles the 400 year history of El Paso through song and dance. 8:30 p.m. at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Ticket prices vary. More Details

4th of July

The 19th Annual El Paso Independence Day Parade – The Rotary Club of West El Paso presents the annual West side patriotic procession. Starts at 9 a.m. FREE. More Details

36th Annual El Paso Del Norte Fourth of July People’s Parade – The annual East side community 4th of July parade. Starts at 9 a.m. FREE. More Details

The 18th annual Rim Area Neighborhood Parade – Any and every one who wants to be a part of the patriotic parade that travels down Rim Road can do so, no sign up necessary. FREE. Starts at 10 a.m. More Details

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld 4th of July – 60-acres of water park fun and a huge fireworks display at the end of the night.  Gates open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., fireworks at around 9 p.m. 8804 South Desert Boulevard, Anthony, Texas. Admission prices vary (fireworks viewing from the parking lot is FREE). More Details

4th of July Picnic at La Vina Winery - The annual picnic on the lawn featuring live music from Live By Request, and various games and activities. Food truck on site, but you’re more than welcome to bring own picnic and lawn chairs (no coolers or outside alcohol.) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Vina Winery, 4201 S Highway 28, La Union, New Mexico. FREE admission. More Details

Western Playland Fourth of July – 30+ rides and games for all ages and "the biggest fireworks display in the Southwest" near closing time. Open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details

Pop Goes the Fort  – Patriotic Concert featuring the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display immediately after. Gates open at 4p.m. at Biggs Park on Ft. Bliss, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. FREE admission. More Details

City of Las Cruces July 4th Celebration at the Field of Dreams – ‘90s R&B act Tony Toni Tone and Country Music act Jo Dee Mesinna headline. Fireworks display at its conclusion. Gates open at 4 p.m. at Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Dr. FREE admission. More Details

Music Under the Stars Patriotic Concert and Fireworks Spectacular – Patriotic Concert featuring the El Paso Wind Symphony, fireworks immediately after. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 San Marcial St. Admission is FREE. More Details