The weather is set to be spectacular, and there's absolutely no reason for you to stay home this Memorial Day weekend. Here are our 10 favorite things for this week's calendar of events.

  • Neon Desert Music Festival

    Downtown El Paso, May 27-28

    With a lineup featuring Hardwell, Foster the People, Migos, Nelly and even El Paso's own Khalid, be ready for five stages of music.

    Tickets start at $79 for a single day. Gates open at 3 p.m. both days.

  • Chuco Fest

    Wet N Wild Waterworld, May 27-29

    Back for a second year, Chuco Fest celebrates a pure El Paso experience with pure El Paso music starting Saturday at 10 a.m. and wrapping up on 7 p.m. on Monday, May 29..

    Season ticket holders get in free. Discount tickets accepted. Ticket price information.

  • Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull

    Sunday, May 28 The Plaza Theater, 125 W. Mills Ave.

    Classic rockers Jethro Tull take "Aquaman" and "Locomotive Breath" to the stage with frontman/flautist Ian Anderson. With a 40-year backlog of songs to choose from, you'll be playing "I remember that song" all night long.

    Tickets start at $39.95. The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Alfresco! Fridays

    El Paso Convention Center Plaza, Downtown

    This week, the FREE concert series welcomes Cumbia masters La Sonora Blu at 6 p.m.

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  • 22nd Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival

    May 26-28, Gough Park, Pope and 12th Streets, Silver City, NM

    Featuring enough acoustic and electric blues to make you slap yo' momma, get on your hog and head for Silver City for the 2017 Blues and Bikes Fesitval. The event kicks off at 6:20 p.m. Friday and rolls through Sunday evening.

    This is a FREE event

  • 25th Las Cruces Wine Festival

    May 27-29, Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces, NM

    New Mexico's wineries get together to celebrate a little vino, and listen to a little music. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers.

    Tickets start at $20 at the gate with discounts for military personnel and designated drivers over 16.

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  • Wind Rider Mountain Festival

    May 26-28, Ski Apache, 1286 Ski Run Rd, Alto, NM

    Live music, vendors, live arts and a sanctioned barbecue competition. It doesn't get much better than that.

    General admission starts at $85. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday with music running through Sunday night.

  • Mission Valley Duathlon

    May 28, Tigua Recreation & Wellness, 11200 Santos Sanchez

    If you're looking for something sporty to do, the Duathlon begins with a 5K run in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood. Then, it becomes a 20K bike race on the Mission Trail before turning back into another run.

    Individuals begin at $80. Multi-person relays start at $55. Registration ends 4 p.m., May 27. Lineup starts at 7 a.m. May 28.

  • 'Seussical the Musical'

    Now through May 28, Sun City Musical Theater

    The smash musical makes its way to Sun City Musical Theater as the Wizard of Oz and The Cat in The Hat collide.

    Tickets start at $15 and feature 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Mariachi Sundays

    Sunday, May 28, Speaking Rock, 112 S. Old Pueblo Dr.

    Another FREE event. This week, enjoy live mariachi music from noon to 6 p.m. There plenty of restaurant choices with drink specials offered, as well.


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