Looking for something fun to do this August? There’s a lot happening here in El Paso! Find something fun to do with you and the family or for a romantic date night.

For the Kids

Are your kiddos interested in bugs? Make sure they don’t miss the Bug Fest! It’s taking place on August 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo. Find all of the details here: http://www.elpasozoo.org/experiences/bugfest 

If your curious kids aren’t able to make it to the Bug Fest, then make sure you make it a point to take them to the Zoofari Nites on August 10 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the El Paso Zoo.     

For the Whole Family

The Back to School Fair hosted by Moms on Board (MOB) is taking place this Saturday, August 3rd starting at 7:30 AM over at The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus. Admission is free! There will be a Fun Walk, Kiddie Corner, on-site physicians, screenings, breakfast burritos, and other activities to get you and your kids ready for the new school year!  

Date Night Ideas

What’s a good way to get to know someone? Exploring ghosts! Whether this is your first date or a fun outing for you and your spouse, you don’t want to miss the Chinatown Ghost Tour on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9 to 11 PM. Get your tickets here: https://squareup.com/store/paso-del-norte-paranormal-society-inc/item/downtown-el-paso-ghost-tour

Here’s another out of the norm date idea for you: grab your partner and make your way to the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Myster over at the Holiday Inn Sunland Park West. There’s still availability for the August 10th dinner but grab your seat now

Community Events

Every Saturday, catch the downtown farmer’s market at the Downtown Artist & Farmers Market from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Union Plaza District on Anthony St.  


The Plaza Classic Film Festival, otherwise known as “The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival,” will take place from August 1-11, 2019. Catch the full lineup here:  http://elpasolive.com/calendar/1825-plaza-classic-film-festival?date=2019-08-01


Catch the El Paso Locomotive FC Vs. the Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Southwest University Park. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. If you’re not able to make that game, be sure to catch them on August 17, 2019, when they take on the Seattle Sounders FC 2. For more information, visit www.eplocomotivefc.com/2019schedule.  


Are you a country music fan? If so, then you don’t want to miss “Country Night at the Park” on Saturday, August 3 at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. The event will feature singer/songwriter Abe Mac and others. There is no cover and the event is 21 years and over. Check out all the details here: sunland-park.com/event/country-night-at-the-park-2/

“Mariachi Sundays at the Park” will be taking place every Sunday in August at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Admission is free and this is a family event! Read more about the performers here: sunland-park.com/event/mariachi-festival/

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