City Of El Paso Announces Free Family Friendly Activites This Saturday
Just because it’s the last weekend of the summer doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Public Library will be holding several free family-friendly activities in downtown El Paso this Saturday, August 20.
Downtown Art and Farmers Market – you can pick up locally grown produce or homemade jams and jellies from market vendors. There will be back-to-school themed arts and crafts for the kids. The mmarket is located on Anthony Street and is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
El Paso Museum of Art – Families can learn about Mexican folk-art traditions with the museum’s retablos collection. Play Retablo Loteria from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and listen to mariachi music by Mariachi Azetca from El Dorado High School, and Los Gavilanes from Socorro High School. Kids can enter their drawing for the 20th Anniversary Children’s Drawing Contest. Refreshments will also be provided. The museum is at 1 Arts Festival Plaza.
El Paso Museum of History – Learn about the history of the Woman’s Club of El Paso and make arts and crafts from the border region. Activities will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a guided tour of A ‘Giant’ Story: When Hollywood Came to West Texas at 11 a.m. The museum is located at 510 N. Santa Fe.
El Paso Public Library – There will be an end of summer party at its main branch. The party starts at 11 a.m. and you can play classic video games with Empire of Gaming, check out an obstacle course, play with water balloons, and more. There will also be a scratch art workshop for adults at 2 p.m. The museum is at 501 N. Oregon.