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Things To Do This Weekend in El Paso – Downtown Street Fest, Monteleone’s Ghost Tour + More

Things to do This Weekend in El Paso
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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, June 28 – June 30. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. This week, enjoy the sounds of Ribo Flavin. DJ Darrin will kick the night off at 6 p.m. Free. More Details

FRIDAY – SATURDAY:

Downtown Street Festival – This year’s headliners are Bush on Friday and Third Eye Blind on Saturday. Food and drink booths, food trucks, a children’s carnival area, the Oreilly Auto Parts Car Show featuring more than two hundred of the area’s tricked out custom cars, trucks, choppers, bikes and trikes inside the Convention Center, and a professional fireworks show set to music at 10 p.m. each night rounds out the evening. Tickets: $30 at the gate; $5 age 12 and younger. More Details

‘Viva El Paso!’ – The outdoor musical drama chronicles the 400 year history and cultural evolution of the El Paso region. Colorful costumes and musical production numbers set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains highlight the summer extravaganza. 8:30 p.m. in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Tickets: $18- $24; discounts available. More Details

John Leguizamo’s ‘Ghetto Klown’ – Emmy Award winning actor and comedian John Leguizamo, known to many as the voice of ‘Sid’ in the “Ice Age,” brings his smash one-man play to town. 8 p.m. at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $38 and $42. 747-5234

SATURDAY:

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

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The annual “producers only” market featuring 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. Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices available; brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

Monteleone’s Ristorante Ghost Tour and Dinner – The popular, and haunted, Central El Paso restaurant recently featured on the SyFy channel series “Paranormal Witness” hosts a dinner ghost tour. Attendees ride to Concordia in a covered wagon pulled by a retired hearse for a guided ghost tour of the cemetery. $35. Ages 15 and older welcome; reservations required. 566-4320

Americana Pops featuring the 1st Armored Division Band – Members of the 1AD Band present a free concert featuring American patriotic favorites. The performance will begin at 6:00pm on the Freedom Crossing Event Lawn adjacent to The Grand Theater, and will feature the 1AD Concert Band, “Direct Fire” brass band, and “Desert Voices” vocal ensemble. There will also be a Family Fair full of free activities beginning at 5:00pm. Bring your blanket and chairs. More Details

SUNDAY:

Music under the Stars – Pack a picnic and take the family to the Chamizal National Memorial for an evening of music and dancing under the stars.7:30pm to 9:30pm. This week, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. More Info

Corner Tavern Summer Patio Live Music Series – Another free music series, this one featuring mostly local classic rock and jazz bands on the bar/restaurant’s patio. 6-9 p.m. at 2700 N. Mesa in the Cincinnati District. This week, jazz band Grau. 543-6000

Wine Tasting at Zin Valle Vineyards – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m.This week, guitarist and singer Greg Gonzalez.  More Info

Note: If you know of something going on this weekend that I missed, feel free to tell us about it in the “leave a comment” box below

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