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El Paso Weekend Events – Festivals, Fiestas & Chihuahuas Baseball

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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this long Labor Day weekend, August 29 – September 1, 2014. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Fiesta de las Flores – The annual celebration of Mexican music and food emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture. Tonight’s featured performer is Fungi Mungle. Events begin at 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. FREE admission. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing at Ft. Bliss outdoor fireplace. 6 – 11 p.m. FREE. This week, Sounds of Time (classic rock).

Alfresco! Fridays – Fresh-air performances from local bands playing various genres of music. 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. FREE. This week, Fungi Mungle. More Details

El Paso Live Presents Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at the Plaza – The popular Disney film is El Paso Live’s “thank you” to the community for its continued support of their summer concert and film programming. 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, Downtown. FREE admission but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Parking available at the Convention Center Parking Garage for a fee. 534-0600

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team concludes its inaugural season vs. the Salt Lake Bees. The 2,000 fans 12 and younger with paid admission will receive a Chihuahuas hat. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies screened on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE. No outside food or beverages allowed. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand. Tonight, “Up”. 915-534-0665

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 noon. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

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 parking. More Details

St. Anthony’s Bazaar – The yearly fundraiser for the Franciscan seminary is three days of carnival games, live entertainment and delicious bazaar food, including the legendary gorditas. 12 noon – 11 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings at Crescent. FREE admission.

El Paso Live Presents Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at the Plaza – The popular Disney film is El Paso Live’s “thank you” to the community for its continued support of their summer concert and film programming. 1 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, Downtown. FREE admission but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Parking available at the Convention Center Parking Garage for a fee. 534-0600

El Paso Live Presents Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at the Plaza – The popular Disney film is El Paso Live’s “thank you” to the community for its continued support of their summer concert and film programming. 4 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, Downtown. FREE admission but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Parking available at the Convention Center Parking Garage for a fee. 534-0600

Harvest Wine Fest – Celebrate the history of New Mexico Wines and sample vino from wineries from around the state. Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and live music round out the entertainment. Admission is $20, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free if accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. More Details

Sun City Music Festival – The glow-stick EDM beat bash takes over Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Tonight’s headliner is Tiësto. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Admission prices vary. More Details

Fiesta de las Flores – The annual celebration of Mexican music and food emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture. Tonight’s featured performer is Del Castillo. Events begin at 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. FREE admission. More Details

Clint Black Concert – The country superstar who has had more than 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two of which have reached number one, performs an all-age seated show at Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10. More Details

Opera Bhutan Presents an Evening of Music and Dance – Traditional Bhutanese performers and world-class opera singers blend Bhutanese music, dance and other cultural elements with dancers, vocalists, and UTEP music students. 6 p.m. at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. FREE. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team concludes its inaugural season vs. the Salt Lake Bees. Fireworks, presented by 93.1 KISS-FM, will follow after the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket prices vary. More Details

The Fountains at Farah Sunset Sounds – Local and regional band perform in The Promenade at the Fountains for “sunset’ shoppers,” weather permitting, from 7pm to 9pm. Blankets and lawn chair encouraged, food and beverages available. This week, Soul Parade. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Family friendly, relatively current movies screened on the stage of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Approximately 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. FREE. No outside food or beverages allowed. Popcorn, soft drinks and other snacks sold at the concession stand. Tonight, “Toy Story”. 915-534-0665

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. Tonight, “Back to the Future”. 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. FREE admission; cash bar and dinner menu available. 532-8733

District 3 Movies Under the Stars – Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and watch a movie in the park, weather permitting. This week’s movie is “Toy Story 3″. FREE. 7:30 p.m. at Eastwood/Album Park, 3001 Parkwood St. More Details

SUNDAY:

Harvest Wine Fest – Celebrate the history of New Mexico Wines and sample vino from wineries from around the state. Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and live music round out the entertainment. Admission is $20, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free if accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. More Details

St. Anthony’s Bazaar – The yearly fundraiser for the Franciscan seminary is three days of carnival games, live entertainment and delicious bazaar food, including the legendary gorditas. 12 noon – 11 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings at Crescent. FREE admission.

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sundays – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. FREE entry, wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m.This week, Dusty Low. More Details

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of FREE entertainment on the lawn. 1:30pm – 4:30 pm. 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile north of Vinton Road on Highway 28.  575-882-7632

Sun City Music Festival – The glow-stick EDM beat bash takes over Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Tonight’s headliner is David Guetta. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Admission prices vary. More Details

Fiesta de las Flores – The annual celebration of Mexican music and food emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture. Tonight’s featured performer is Sonora Tropicana. Events begin at 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. FREE admission. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team concludes its inaugural season vs. the Salt Lake Bees. Kids can run the bases postgame. Game time is 6:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket prices vary. More Details

District 3 Movies Under the Stars – Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and watch a movie in the park, weather permitting. Tonight’s movie is “The Lego Moive”. This is a makeup event for the screening originally scheduled for August 2nd but was postponed due to weather.FREE. 7:30 p.m. at Eastwood/Album Park, 3001 Parkwood St. More Details

MONDAY:

St. Anthony’s Bazaar – The yearly fundraiser for the Franciscan seminary is three days of carnival games, live entertainment and delicious bazaar food, including the legendary gorditas. 12 noon – 11 p.m. at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings at Crescent. FREE admission.

Harvest Wine Fest – Celebrate the history of New Mexico Wines and sample vino from wineries from around the state. Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and live music round out the entertainment. Admission is $20, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free if accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Gates open Noon to 6 p.m. at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. More Details

El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball – El Paso’s Triple A team plays its final game of the season. All military personnel, including active duty members and veterans will receive a ticket in Zone E for $10 with a valid military ID. Game time is 1:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park on Santa Fe Street in Downtown El Paso. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Fiesta de las Flores – The annual celebration of Mexican music and food emphasizes El Paso Hispanic heritage and culture. Events begin at 6 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. FREE admission. More Details

What’s Open and What’s Closed in El Paso on Labor Day

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