Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, July 3 – July 5, 2015. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

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

La Parada – The indoor/outdoor monthly social party features live music, live art, and the Punk Rock Flea Market. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. in the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas. Admission is $5. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. Tonight, Fixed Idea (Latin Ska). More Info

Freedom Family Fun Festival - Celebrate family and freedom in an alcohol-free, family-friendly environment. Festivities include a fireworks show, carnival rides, and food trucks. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Harvest Christian Center parking lot, 1345 New Harvest Place. FREE admission. More Details

City of Socorro Independence Day Extravaganza - Fireworks, food, music, and children’s activities. 6 p.m. to 12 midnight at Cougar Park, 10664 Socorro Rd. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. FREE admission. More Details

‘Let Freedom Sing’ Concert Series - Multi-platinum selling country duo Thompson Square will headline. Sister C and El Paso’s own Joe Barron Band will open. 7 p.m. outside on the Freedom Crossing event lawn on Ft. Bliss. FREE admission. 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

SATURDAY:

Farmers 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

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 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

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 for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) 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 4:00 p.m., 4001 E. Paisano, across from the County Coliseum. Admission varies. More Details

Tip of Texas Rockin' Rally – Food vendors, tattoo artists, and concert featuring legendary Latin band Malo, plus many local bands. 10 a.m. to 12 midnight at Richard White Park, 100 Richard White Drive in Anthony, Texas. $25 gate admission. 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

La Viña 4th of July Country Picnic - The winery hosts its annual picnic featuring entertainment by Live By Request. Bring your own picnic and lawn chairs. No coolers or pets. Food will be available. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at La Vina Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of S. Vinton Road. Admission is FREE. More Details

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 9 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

Ardovino’s Fourth of July Party on the Patio – Great view of Western Playland fireworks, and music by FM Junkies. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Reservations recommended. More Details

Music Under the Stars 4th of July Concert - Patriotic Concert featuring the El Paso Wind Symphony and a fireworks show immediately after. 7 p.m. at the Chamizal, 800 S San Marcial St. FREE. More Details

The Fountains at Farah Sunset Sounds – Local and regional band perform in The Promenade at the Fountains, weather permitting, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Blankets and lawn chair encouraged, food and beverages available. Tonight, 7th Avenue. More Details

Parks and Rec Free Summer Music Series – Series highlights a variety of local acts while showcasing some of the city’s parks. Bring your lounge chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcomed. No alcohol. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE Admission. Tonight, Everyday People performs at Blackie Chesher Park, 9143 Escobar Dr.

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. Tonight’s movie is “The Amazing Spider Man 2″. 8:30 p.m. at Corcoran Park, located just off Horizon Boulevard, across from Horizon Star Bakery. FREE admission. More Details

The Doubletree by Hilton presents Saturday Night Movies on the Terrace – You don’t have to be a guest in the hotel to enjoy the movie. Bring your chairs and blankets or whatever you need to be comfy, but outside food or drinks are not permitted. Tonight, “Rookie of the Year” 8:30 p.m., weather permitting, on the Sunset Terrace located on the 7th floor of Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St. in downtown El Paso. Admission is FREE. 532-8733

District 3 Movies Under the Stars – Family-friendly movies in the park, under the stars, weather permitting. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. BYO snacks. Tonight’s movie, “Despicable ME 2” 8:30 p.m. Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood Drive (Album and Wedgewood). Admission is FREE.

July 4th Rock Show at Speaking Rock - The lineup includes Let It Rawk, An All-Star Tribute To The Glory Days Of The The 80’s Sunset Strip, Def Leppard Tribute Band Def Leggend, and Bon Jovi Tribute Band Livin’ On a Prayer. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center, 122 S. Old Pueblo. Admission is Free. 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

La Viña Farmers and Crafters Market – La Viña Winery hosts a dog and family-friendly farmer’s market featuring farm fresh, local produce. 12 noon to 4 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sundays - Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon by the vineyards. Free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Today, Dusty Low. More Info

Western Playland Amusement Park – 30+ rides and games for all ages. Open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1249 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM, across from Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission varies. More Details