If you’re looking to mingle outdoors and dance to music by some of the the area’s top bands, or just kick back with the kids under the stars in the glow of an inflatable movie screen, summer is the best time of the year to do it.

Here's your guide to all the free-to-see outdoor movie and music series taking place through July.

Make some memories and have fun hanging out with family and friends while enjoying the great weather, venues, and parks our city has to offer. And, hey, you can't beat the price!

Free Outdoor Music Series

Wednesdays

Rudolph Free Music Series at the State Line – Patio performances from national and regional bands and musicians as well as some of the best homegrown talent El Paso has to offer. Weekly shows benefit El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

Thursdays

Cool Canyon Nights – Spend a chill evening at the coolest free music series in town. 93.1 KISS-FM’s family-friendly summer concert series takes place in the cool shade of McKelligan Canyon. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

Fridays

Alfresco! Fridays - Fresh-air performances from hometown favorites at the Convention Center Plaza in front of the Convention Center. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

Saturdays

Music on the Lawn - Local and regional bands playing an eclectic mix of music under the stars at the Fountains at Farah Amphitheater. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

Sundays

Music under the Stars - An El Paso signature summer event, and a favorite of families who want to end their weekend with a night of picnics, music, and dancing. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department Summer Outdoor Concert Series - Performances feature a variety of local acts, while showcasing various neighborhood parks throughout the city. [Dates/Bands/More Info]

El Paso County Parks

Free Outdoor Movie Series

El Paso County Parks & Recreation Parks after Sunset – Family-friendly movie events on selected Saturdays shown at parks across El Paso County from Canutillo to Fabens. [Dates/Movies/More Info]

Horizon City Movies in the Park - Alfresco showings of current family-friendly blockbusters screened on Saturdays through the end of July. [Dates/Movies/More Info]

City of Socorro Movies under the Stars – Family-friendly flicks on selected Saturdays through July. [Dates/Movies/More Info]