What to Do Labor Day Weekend In and Around El Paso
From Kermeses to festivals and water parks, the unofficial end of summer is filled with family-friendly things to do offering something for every taste – and taste bud.
Here are some fun options over the three-day holiday weekend for those who want to stay close to home and those up for a road trip
St. Anthony's Seminary will be hosting its traditional kermes Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4. It will be everything you know and love at the St. Anthony's Bazaar: game booths, live entertainment, and those locally famous gorditas and enchiladas El Pasoans hold in such high esteem.
St. Mark Catholic Church is holding its kermes Friday through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, on the church grounds located at 1700 Pebble Hills.
The annual fundraiser has all the highlights of an El Paso kermes with the added entertainment of nightly concerts featuring El Paso favorites such as Fungi Mungle, Windy City, and Juan Gabriel tribute artist Hugo Cortes.
All four city water parks will be open Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
It’s also Wet ‘N Wild Waterworld’s season finale. They’ll be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ascarate Park will play host to the Brightside Music Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3. The beat bash will feature a diverse group of live music acts on three stages with music genres ranging from Latin to EDM and Hop Hip.
Out of Town Festivals and End of Summer Bash
Sip, swirl and taste the weekend away at the Harvest Wine Festival in Las Cruces. Live la vida vino at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds September 2-4 with New Mexico wineries, numerous food trucks, and live music daily.
If you're up for a longer road trip, "the Chile Capital of the World" is paying homage to its world-famous crop in Hatch, New Mexico. Say goodbye to summer with chile and ristras at the Hatch Chile Festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2-3.
Or bring summer to and end on Sunday with stunning mountain views and fireworks at the End of Summer Bash in Ruidoso. The free all-ages event includes live music on the lawn, family-friendly activities, concessions and fireworks over the lake after the sun goes down.