Family-friendly events are a great way for family units to bond and a fun outdoor option to the endless hours kids spend in front of one screen or another.

Oh, and bonus: they can burn off some of that energy kids have way too much of, and you can put off doing that stuff around the house you don't really want to do anyway.

From getting wet to carnival rides to exploring haunted locations, here’s what to do this weekend, May 3-5.

El Paso Spring Fair

Get your thrill-ride on in the carnival midway, scarf down tasty fair foods, and check out a variety of live entertainment, including a petting zoo, as well as live attractions [More Info]

Ghost Walks

Meet up with a local paranormal group and check out the supernatural side of El Paso. Listen to ghost tales, learn about local history and folklore, and explore haunted locations. [More Info]

May the Fourth Be with Zoo

Star Wars themed activities for Jedi and Padawans alike including arts and crafts tables, free photo opportunities with Darth Vader, and a free showing of "The Empire Strikes Back" [More Info]

Wet-N-Wild Opening Weekend

The 60-acre water park features a kid-friendly section and more than 20 rides and attractions including its newest and biggest, the six-story high family raft ride, Jaguar Falls. [More Info]

Catrina Festival & Sugar Skull Workshop

Kids activities table, food trucks, live entertainment, and a vendors market. You and the kids can even decorate your own sugar skull and learn the history behind them. Catrinas, calaveras, and culture all in one place [More Info]