The 13th annual Poppies Festival is taking place this weekend, Saturday, March 23rd - here's a list of what you should know.

Spring is here and so are the millions of poppies that are currently blooming in El Paso. The annual Poppies Fest is back along with plenty of activities and fun for the whole family.

The Poppies Festival is free to attend but there are few things you should take note of including where to park and what to else you might need.

Poppies Fest Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do Not park at the museum parking lots – Free parking will be available at EPCC Transmountain Campus, Lot B with shuttle service to and from the Museums.
  • Do Not take your pets – Museum officials advise that pets be left at home out of concern for local wildlife and their burrows and certain areas that are designated as Texas Wildlife Habitat.
  • Do Not litter
  • Do wear comfortable shoes
  • Do layer clothing in case it gets breezy or hot (it's El Paso, could go either way)
  • Do wear sunscreen
  • Do take cash

The annual Poppies Fest will include the EP Museum of Archeology and the National Border Patrol Museum as well as hands-on activities, exhibits, film, nature, trails, archery, art vendors, food trucks and live entertainment.

Live Music Lineup:

  • 10 a.m. – Noah The Creature
  • 11 a.m. – Jewells of the Desert
  • 11:40 a.m. – New World Drum and Dance
  • 12:40 p.m. – Calyx Harmoniae
  • 1:20 p.m. – Danza Azteca Omecoatl

For more information contact 915-755-4332.