Summer time in El Paso is also Kermes time in El Paso.

From now through the end of September, it's one weekend outdoor fund raiser after another at a Catholic church near you. (A "kermes," in case you don't know, is what we call a church bazaar around here.)

And that means Loteria, corn in a cup, and homemade, just-like-grandma-makes tacos and gorditas. Heck, more often than not you'll find a chain-gang of grandmothers making the food on-site. (That's how you know you've found a good one!)

Here's where you can get your loteria and gorditas fix for the rest of the summer.

June 2018 Kermes

• June 15-17: Our Lady of Guadalupe
• June 15-16: San Antonio de Padua
• June 22-24: St. Peter and Paul
• June 23-24: San Juan Bautista
• June 29-30: St. Paul the Apostle

July 2018 Kermes

• July 1: St. Paul the Apostle
• July 6-8: Yselta Mission Festival- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
• July 27-29: St. Ignatius de Loyola


August 2018 Kermes

• Aug 3-5: Our Lady of the Light
• Aug 4-5: Our Lady of Sorrows
• Aug 10-12 San Lorenzo
• Aug 17-19 Our Lady of the Valley
• Aug 17-19 San Judas de Tadeo
• Aug 24-26 Cristo Rey Feria del Valle

September 2018 Kermes

• Sep 7-9: Holy Spirit
• Sep 14-16: Santa Rosa de Lima
• Sep 14-16: San Elceario
• Sep 21-23: St. Francis X. Cabrini
• Sep 22-23: Sacred Heart
• Sept 28-30: La Purisima-Socorro
• Sept 28-29: St. Pius X
• Sept 29-30: Little Flower
• Sep 29-30: St. Francis de Assisi