Fun & Entertainment

EL PASO OFFERS a great variety of entertainment and fun. From local events, to excellent sight seeing spots, museums and theaters, to sports and horse races, El Paso's got it all.

Metropolitan El Paso includes Las Cruces on the West, New Mexico to the north, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to the South.

Strong Hispanic roots, nearly 70% of the population, define the base of this community. El Pasoans come from every corner of the globe, welcomed and integrated into a friendly and harmonious melting pot.

Strong Hispanic roots, nearly 70% of the population, define the base of this community.



Local Events
You and your family do not need to travel far to find out interesting and entertaining cultural events. Just take a look at a few of the local events where you can enjoy yourself.

If you like planes, you won't want to miss one of the most entertaining aerobatics exhibits in the country: The Amigo Air Show is an annual tradition at Biggs Air Field every October.

The Border Folk Festival brings the sounds of folk music, with folk crafts and arts for your viewing please. Dance, food, and traditional folk art demonstrations are just some of the few features that bring families year after year.

Many more events such as the colorful Festival de las Flores, the Tarde de Oro, the El Paso-Juarez International, and most recently, Coca-cola's Nameless Fiesta are available for your enjoyment. To find out more information about events in the El Paso area, visit the El Paso Scene On-Line.

Museums
As you tour through the spacious 54,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, of the War Eagles Museum you'll discover the warbirds of the World War II era and the jet fighters of the Korean Conflict. Most of the magnificent collection is maintained in flying condition.

The War Eagles Museum is only 12 miles from downtown El Paso in beautiful Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

El Paso Museum of Art houses the Kress Collection of Old Masters and Spanish & Mexican Colonial art.

The WORLD art. LEVELS gallery is a recent addition to the downtown El Paso museum and gallery scene. Attempting to break out of the museum mold, WORLD art. LEVELS will include music, poetry, motion picture, painting, sculpture, and a variety of the most innovative artistic mediums of our times. Just recently, a local graffiti artist exhibited his controversial works with the help of the owners of WORLD art. LEVELS.

Art
Some of El Paso's most creative artwork is on the walls; after you visit the galleries, take a tour of the more than 80 public murals in El Paso. El Paso's Junior League has a free, full color brochure with maps, photographs, and detailed explanations of the murals.

Artist Carlos Flores created this mural entitled Our Heritage/Nuestra Herencia in 1992. It is located at the Chamizal National Park.



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Some of El Paso's most creative artwork is on the walls ... take a tour of the more than 80 public murals in El paso.

Theaters
Whether you like movies or live performances, you'll find it all in El Paso. The University Playhouse and Studio does eight productions a season.

The Center Theater provides a variety of entertainment, including musicals, dramas, and children's programs. The El Paso Playhouse puts on outstanding dramatic pieces; from classics to contemporary performance, these and six other playhouses offer plenty of choices for the theater devotee.

Now an annual tradition, VIVA El Paso is a certain draw for music and history buffs. Performed by homegrown talent, VIVA El Paso depicts the fourth-century legend of the Pass of the North (El Paso & Juarez) in drama, music, and dance. Performances are held at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater, under starry, summer skies.

Music
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra is the longest performing symphony in Texas. Season ticket holders get to enjoy some of the world's finest musicians in hallmark events you would expect to find only in New York or Boston.

For a taste of 16th Century Spain come to the Festival de la Zarzuela and experience folk opera of times gone by and far away cities.

Music under the Stars - entertaining all musical tastes in an informal outdoor setting - Community Concerts, and numerous bands and chamber orchestras promote and cultivate the musical arts in our community.

Sports & Recreation
El Paso's sunny climate lends itself to a broad spectrum of outdoor activities. You can watch the Diablos play baseball at Cohen Stadium, or challenge any of El Paso's ten golf courses.

Tennis buffs can choose from seven private courts or 24 public facilities.

Risk takers can stake a few dollars at the Sunland Park Racetrack, just over the Texas-New Mexico border.

 


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El Paso, TX 79935-1607
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