Summer time in El Paso is also Kermes time in El Paso.

A "kermes" is what we call a church bazaar around here, and from now through the end of September, it's one weekend church fund raiser after another at a Catholic church near you.

Although the season is winding down there’s still several weeks of Loteria, corn in a cup, and homemade-just-like-grandma-makes enchiladas and gorditas left to go.

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Our Lady of the Light Kermes

Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, 2023
4700 Delta

Music, family friendly games, and the Boderland foods you know and love.

Friday, August 4: 5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, August 5: 5 p.m. to midnight
Sunday, August 6: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Diocese of El Paso Facebook
Diocese of El Paso Facebook

Our Lady of Sorrows Gran Kermes

Saturday, Sunday, August 5-6, 2023
7712 Rosedale

Enchiladas, gorditas, elotes, tacos, aguas frescas as well as cake walks, loteria, and family-friendly entertainment. The fun and the food start at 4 p.m. each day.

Diocese of El Paso Facebook
Diocese of El Paso Facebook

San Lorenzo Fiesta in Clint

Thursday – Sunday, August 10-13, 2023
611 Avenida De San Lorenzo.

I'm told this is the largest of all the Catholic Church bazaars. The Fiesta, which is timed around the feast day of San Lorenzo; patron saint of deacons, chefs and firefighters, is going on its 108th year.

The annual procession will start at 3 a.m. Thursday, August 10, from San Elizario to San Lorenzo. Only Church booths will be open on the 10th, El Día de San Lorenzo.

The "fiesta" itself, with the live music and game booths, get underway at noon Friday. To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs to San Lorenzo Catholic Church.

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