Every October, one of the nation's premier airshows takes to the skies in El Paso. The Amigo Airsho includes Franklin's Flying Circus, the US Navy Blue Angels, the US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team and more.
The majestic mountains surrounding El Paso have earned a six-week festival, known as "Celebration of our Mountains." Events usually begin in October and include bird watching, nature hikes and drives, mountain biking and bat watches. There's even a "Coffee, hot chocolate, muffins, and the tramway" event.
"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Cincinnati Street becomes Bourbon Street every February in celebration of Fat Tuesday. The Mardi Gras style festival includes plenty of beads, food, parades and drink specials.
Each May, more than 60 hot air balloons of all sizes and shapes fill the sky for the annual KLAQ International Balloonfest. The 3-day festival also includes water rides and outdoor concerts.
Address: Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S San Marcial St, El Paso TX 79905 - MAP
Live music and ballet folkloricos help to celebrate the annual Mexican Independence Day every September in downtown El Paso. Celebrate the proclamation Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla gave the night of September 15, 1810, which ignited Mexico's rebellion against Spain.
Enjoy an evening of Music Under the Stars, a free, annual music series at Chamizal National Memorial Park. Every Thursday from mid-June to August, you'll find families, couples and friends gathering to enjoy a picnic while listening to the sounds of jazz, salsa, Latin romantic, big band, swing, mariachi, oldies and Texas Swing.
There's a whole lot of ridin' and ropin' every September at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo. Known as the 17th oldest rodeo in the nation, this festival is ranked as one of the top 50 shows by professional rodeo cowboys.
Celebrate Greek food, music and culture at the annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival every August. Plenty of dancing and revelry, along with tasty treats like baklava, spanakopita, souvlaki and more. Great fun for the whole family.