One of the more colorful signs it’s springtime in El Paso is when the Mexican Gold Poppies come out of hibernation and dot Castner Range in a blaze of yellow.

And there’s no better time and place to see the picturesque landscape than at the annual Poppies Fest. The free family-friendly event is this Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology on Transmountain Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Live music, art vendors, educational exhibits, children's activities, nature tours, and food vendors are part of the day long event. And as an added treat, this year the Downtown Art and Farmers Market and all its vendors will close up shop downtown and move to the museum grounds for the day.

Put on a pair of comfortable shoes, grab a cap, lather on the sunscreen, and become one with nature this Saturday. And don’t forget your camera. I hear it's a pretty good bloom this year.


Parking is not allowed at the museum. Instead you’re asked to park for free at Cohen Stadium, lot #1. Free shuttle service will be provided to and from the museum. See maps below:

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