Festival Fun Alert: Where to Have a Blast Labor Day Weekend In the El Paso Area
Wow, can you believe the unofficial end of summer is upon us. Man, where has the year gone? All we can do now is celebrate the end of one season and the beginning of another with food, booze, and festivals.
Here's a look at festival-style happenings in El Paso and Southern New Mexico over the Labor Day weekend.
St. Anthony's Bazaar
St. Anthony's Seminary will be hosting its annual kermes Saturday through Monday, September 2-4, with game booths, live entertainment, and those oh-so-tasty gorditas. [More Info]
Brightside Music Festival
Break out the glow paint and LED foam sticks.
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. [More Info]
New Mexico Harvest Wine Festival
The Land of Enchantment is celebrating its fall grape harvest with the aptly-named Harvest Wine Festival in Las Cruces, where you can taste the fruits of their labor -- literally and figuratively.
The Jesus Juice event takes place at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds September 2-4 and highlights New Mexico wineries, numerous food trucks, and live music daily. [More Info]
Hatch Chile Festival
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 on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3. [More Info]
End of Summer Bash in Ruidoso
Take a road trip in the opposite direction and you'll find yourself in Ruidoso where Inn of the Mountain Gods is throwing an End of Summer Bash on Sunday, September 3.
Along with the stunning mountain views, attendees will be treated to live music on the lawn, family-friendly activities, and fireworks over the lake after the sun goes down. [More Info]