The Museum of Archaeology is gearing up for its first Poppies Fest since 2019.

As we previously reported, the celebration of the Mexican Gold Poppy will go from one Saturday in March to five consecutive Saturdays this year. You’ll find each Saturday's schedule of events below.

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The Poppies are Blooming

El Paso Museum of Archeology
El Paso Museum of Archeology

Our poppies are growing! -- El Paso Museum of Archaeology Facebook

Although wildflowers have started to dot Wilderness Park around the Museum of Archaeology it’s still too early to tell how widespread and abundant this year’s bloom will be.

Traversing the Trails

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is located at 4301 Transmountain Road, and open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trails are marked and open to the public.

When traversing the trails, please do not sit or lay down in the patches for photos. Smashing plants and flowers hurt seed production. Oh, and don’t pick any to take home. Leave them to propagate and scatter their seeds for next year's bloom.

2023 Poppies Fest Schedule of Events

Patricia Martinez
Patricia Martinez

Admission to the family-friendly event and activities is free.

Saturday, March 4: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Local vendors
• Food trucks
• Poppy flower crafts & activities
• Face painting
• Performances by Ballet Folklorico Tierra Bella, Tigua Youth Dancers

Saturday, March 11:

• Restorative Yoga (9 a.m.)
• Outdoor art workshop with Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest (10 a.m.)
• Landscape Painting workshop (1 p.m.)
• Basket weaving and felting demonstration

Saturday, March 18: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Exhibitors
• Food trucks
• Archery
• Poppy flower crafts & activities
• Performances by Hipshum Fire Fusion & Tigua Youth Dancers

Saturday, March 25: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• City of El Paso Exhibitors
• Bookmobile

Saturday, April 1: 9 a.m. – 12 noon

• Poppies Walk

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