It’s been four years since the tragic mass shooting at El Paso’s Cielo Vista Walmart.

Every year the City of El Paso honors the 23 victims of the shooting and this year the tributes will last a few days, allowing locals to pay their respects at one of the many events and even through a Virtual Memorial webpage.

The tributes will begin on Saturday, July 29th, and last through August 3rd. 

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The first tribute will include various landmarks and buildings being illuminated in orange in remembrance of the August 3rd victims.

People will also have a chance to share their condolences and support for the families of victims though the City’s Virtual Memorial webpage.

Here is the list of events and tributes:

July 29 – Aug. 5

Various landmarks and buildings will be illuminated orange in remembrance of August 3rd:

  • Public Art Sculpture on I-10 and Airway
  • Public Art near the Abraham Chavez Theater
  • El Paso International Airport landscaping, walking path, and terminal
  • Blue Flame Building (the flame will pulse 23 times in memory of the victims)
  • One San Jacinto Plaza
  • Texas Department of Transportation bridge lights and arches on I-10

El Paso Heals

Live Active El Paso and the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center of United Way of El Paso County are hosting a series of yoga and sound bath sessions.

  • Saturday, July 29 at Memorial Park Reserve, 1701 N. Copia St.
    • 7:30 a.m. - Yoga
    • 7:30 p.m. - Sound Bath
  • Monday, July 31 at Marty Robbins Rec Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol Dr.
    • 7:30 p.m. - Sound Bath
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Valle Bajo Community Center, 7380 Alameda Ave.
    • 7:30 p.m. - Yoga
  • Wednesday, August 2 at Beast Urban Park, 13501 Jason Crandall Dr.
    • 7:30 p.m. - Sound Bath

Aug. 3 Remembrance Community Blood Drive:

Wednesday, Aug. 2

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

El Paso City Hall, 300 N. Campbell

Members of the community are encouraged to donate blood in honor of the victims. Hosted by Vitalant Blood Donation in partnership with the City of El Paso.

Aug. 3 Bell Tolling Ceremony:

The mayor, city council and the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso will host a special Bell Tolling Ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Crime Victims Memorial Park, 310 San Paulo Drive

Remembering August 3rd:

Aug. 3 to Aug. 31

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

El Paso Museum of History, Orientation Theater

The Museum of History is hosting a video narration and compilation of the events that unfolded during the August 3rd mass shooting. The remembrance includes a display of objects recovered from the original makeshift memorial site.

Aug. 3 Memorial Altar Co-Creation:

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

El Paso Museum of Art

The El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to a moment of remembrance in honor of crime victims. Join the museum in the Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Grand Lobby to engage in the co-creation of a community altar.

Watercolor for Heartache:

Thursday, Aug. 3

11 a.m.

Judge Marquez Library, 610 N. Yarbrough

Join the library for a Watercolor for Heartache program to honor the darkness and pain in one another caused by the August 3rd event through watercolor painting. Visitors can use watercolors to paint designs that will be featured at the library through August.

Remembrance of Aug. 3 Art Display:

Thursday, August 3

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Armijo Branch Library, 620 E. 7th Ave.

The library will pay tribute with works from local artists.

Unite With Light:

Thursday, Aug. 3

8:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to light porches or windows with orange lights starting at 8:30 PM in honor of the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting.

Aug. 3 Day of Resilience Ceremony – County of El Paso Healing Garden:

Thursday, August 3

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta

El Paso County and United Way of El Paso will host a Sound Bath, Yoga, and Meditation session at 6 p.m. and then a second meditation session and ProMusica Performance at 7 p.m. All activities will take place in and around the Healing Garden. Starting at 8 p.m. El Paso County officials will honor the 23 victims of the August 3rd mass shooting with a name reading and light beam ceremony, as well as an announcement of the mural artist winners.


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