Wondering what to do this Labor Day weekend? Here is a listing of ideas, from concerts to festivals.
Gloria Trevi in concert
Latin music icon Gloria Trevi will include El Paso in her Isla Divina World Tour 2022. Trevi will perform Sept. 2 at the El Paso County Coliseum. The show will start at 8:30 pm Tickets are on sale for $39 to $199, plus fees, at Ticketmaster.com
Chiquis at Speaking Rock
The singer and TV personality star is returning to El Paso with a free concert Sept. 3 at Speaking Rock Entertainment. She is promoting her latest album, “Abeja Reina,” a collection of songs that range from banda and corridos to R&B.
Doors will open at 6 pm 21 and over show.
Little Joe Y La Familia
The popular Tejano Little Joe y La Familia will perform for Bowie’s 100 years of Legacy concert at 6 pm Sept. 3 at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets, costing $35 plus fees, are for stadium seating only, no floor seats, available at Ticketmaster.com
The famous cantina, at 3454 Doniphan Dr., invites the El Paso community to come on Sept. 3 and enjoy good food, good drinks and live music to celebrate Labor Day weekend.
Restaurant opens at 11 am Bands start playing around 8 pm
Lowbrow Palace reopens
The Lowbrow Palace will re-open Labor Day weekend in a new space, 1006 Texas, and coinciding with its 11 year anniversary. The venue will host indie rock legends, Modest Mouse, the Rodeo: Night Market, followed by a special Drake vs Kanye dance party.
The new spot has two stages, an indoor bar and a repurposed outdoor shipping container bar.
Weekend schedule:● Modest Mouse: Friday, Sept. 2. General admission sold-out. Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7:30 pm● The Rodeo: Night Market: Saturday, Sept. 3. 6 to 10 pm; afterward Drizzy vs Ye: A Night of Drake and Kanye. Tickets $15, $20 all ages.● Triathlon: Sunday, Sept 4. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm Tickets, $15, $18 all ages, at lowbrowpalace.com
St Anthony’s Seminary Bazaar
Music, food and fun returns with St. Anthony’s Bazaar, Sept. 3-5 on the seminary grounds, 4601 Hastings Dr.
The bazaar will feature gorditas and hamburgers and aguas among other great foods and games.
Fungi Mungle at St. Mark’s Catholic Church
The popular disco band will play during the church’s bazaar, at 7 pm Sept. 4 at 11700 Pebble Hills Blvd.
End of Summer Bash in Ruidoso area
Soak up the last days of summer with music, food and fireworks at Inn of the Mountain Gods’ End of Summer Bash, starting at 3 pm Sept 4. The free family-friendly event will feature live music on the lawn and concessions available for purchase. Guests can also get a $10 wristband to access jumping balloons and a gravity-defying rock wall. As the sun sets, the sky will light up with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero as the DJ keeps the music going until 10 pm
Harvest Wine Festival at Las Cruces
Enjoy sampling more than 200 wines from New Mexico’s finest wineries at the event Sept. 3-5 at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd. Times will be 11 am to 6 pm daily.
Ticket prices range from $25 (plus fees) for Monday admission only, and $30 for afternoon passes to $65 for a weekend pass, available at tickets.holdmyticket.com
Hatch Chile Festival
Expect chile roasting, a carnival, food and craft vendors at this year’s Hatch Chile Festival Sep. 2-4 in Hatch, NM Hatch, the Chile Capital of the World, is located 83 miles north of El Paso off I-25. Events begin at 5 pm Friday, parade will kick-off events at 9 am Saturday and continue Sunday.
Parking will be around the Hatch High School. $10 contribution to park, which helps support the festival. Be prepared to walk, so bring water, sunscreen and your hat.
For full schedule and festival map, go to https://hatchchilefestival.org/.
Five festivals in El Paso and New Mexico fall 2022
White Sands Balloon & Music Festival
The 2022 White Sand Balloon & Music Festival will feature family fun activities as well as hot air balloons and some new surprises. It is planned for Sept. 16-17 with music events at Ed Brabson Park in Alamogordo, NM Balloon launch is at White Sands at 7 am Sept 17.
.Ticket prices vary; General admission for Saturday only are $50 plus fees, available at aftontickets.com
Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo
The 55th annual state fair will be Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., Las Cruces. Hours will be 6 to 10 pm Sept. 28-29, 6 pm to midnight Sept. 30, 1 pm to midnight Oct. 1 and 1 to 5 pm Oct. 2. The fair is known for carnival rides, festival foods, and a rodeo. A $25 ticket gives you unlimited rides if purchased before 3 pm Oct. 2; Bracelets, one per person, per day, are available for $30 at the event.
For tickets, go to innovativeticketing.com/Events/Detail
Time to pick apples and freshly made apple pies during the Apple Festival Oct. 1-2 at the Nichols Ranch, 236 Cottonwood Canyon, La Luz, NM
The event will offer a myriad of activities including live music, petting zoo, carnival games, and arts and craft vendors.
Cost is $10 for adults, free for kids under 12. For tickets, go to nicholsranchadorchards.com
Chalk the block
The family-oriented, fun Chalk the Block festival will be Oct. 7-9 in downtown El Paso.
The festival, marking 15 years this year, usually draws thousands each day with numerous artists participating around the block. The event includes a juried sidewalk chalk art competition, temporary art installations, street performances, a live music stage at San Jacinto Plaza, local art and food vendors, and free art activities at the El Paso Museums of Art, History and Archaeology.
This year the title sponsor is Raiz Federal Credit Union. A new website also has been created: www.chalktheblock.com
El Paso Wine Fest
The El Paso Wine Fest, by the Rotary Club of El Paso, will feature local chefs and fine wines from 1 to 5 pm Oct. 15 in the El Paso Downtown area. About 20 restaurants will participate including Ambar, Anson 11, Crave, Mesa Street Grill, among others.
Single tickets are $125 each, available at eventbrite.com
María Cortés González, who loves a good deal when traveling, may be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.