Here’s a list of some of the things going on around town this weekend. Some are free, some will cost you a few bucks.



Alfresco! Fridays — The 10th season of free outdoor concerts continues today at 6 p.m. at Arts Festival Plaza between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre.  The cumbia band Latino Musical will entertain you this week. More Details

Friday the 13th Ghost Tour - The Paso del Norte Paranormal Society and Concordia Heritage Association are sponsoring a Friday the 13th tour of Concordia Cemetery from 9 to 11 p.m. Participants are urged to dress "in your zombie best." Proceeds go toward restoration and preservation of the cemetery. 353-1513 or email for more information.


Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival - The 3rd annual tattoo and music festival runs noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the County Coliseum, featuring more than 200 tattoo artists from around the world, tattoo competitions and live music including Static-X (with Wayne Static), and Days of the New. More Details

Ysleta Mission Festival - The annual Lower Valley fiesta takes place all weekend at Ysleta Mission, the second oldest practicing church in the United States and the oldest mission in Texas, 131 S. Zaragosa. Tejano Hall of Fame inductee Shelly Lares performs Friday. River City Band Saturday. Live music, traditional dance, food, games carnival rides each day. Admission is free. Proceeds go towards maintaining the mission and surrounding grounds. More Details


Let Freedom Sing — The free Fort Bliss summer concert series continues Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Fort Bliss Freedom Crossing’s event lawn. National country act The Randy Rogers Band performs. More Details

Viva El Paso! — The outdoor musical extravaganza is back at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 35th season this Friday and Saturday, through August 12. More Details

Dancing in the City— The annual weekly outdoor dance concerts series continues Saturday at the Arts Festival Plaza, next to the Plaza Theater. The event includes a professionally led dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by a live music performance featuring local and regional acts from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. El Paso's Joe Barron Band (Country) provides the entertainment this week. More Details

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The 11th annual “producers only” market, Saturday 7:30 a.m – 12 noon. Features local farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. More Details

Mercado Mayapán Farmers Market - The indoor farmers’ market and cultural plaza featuring farmers who do not use pesticides and whose small farms are located within 100 miles of El Paso. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Mercado Mayapan, 2101 Myrtle. 887-1520

El Paso Downtown Artist Market - Weekly outdoor market featuring arts, crafts, locally grown agricultural products, and street performers. Saturdays from 9 a.m – 1 p.m. on Anthony Street in the Union Plaza district. More Details


Music Under the Stars — The Nashville, Tennessee bluegrass band The Grascals perform this Sunday, 7:30 to 9:30 at the Chamizal. No outside alcohol permitted, but it will be sold on site. More Details

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