Photo courtesy MUTS/ El Paso

El Paso’s 4th of July Events, Parades, Closures & More













The skies over the Chamizal National Memorial will light up on Monday, July 4, when GECU Presents Music Under the Stars returns to the park for its annual fireworks spectacular and concert.

Starting at 7 p.m., the El Paso Wind Symphony will treat audiences to a free concert filled with patriotic favorites, followed by fireworks.

Parking will be available at the El Paso Zoo with a shuttle service running to Chamizal Park. Shuttles will start at 6 p.m. and return visitors to the zoo parking lot after the concert.


Independence Day Celebration and Concert on July 3 at San Jacinto Plaza. 4 to 9p


JULY 2ND – Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss 7 TO 11PM Our July 2 concert will feature multiple artists including country music star headliner Craig Morgan alongside Lucas Hoge and Carter Winter. The show will be FREE and open to the public!

JULY 4TH – Celebrate America’s Independence Day with a concert and fireworks spectucular at Biggs Park, 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. The gates open at:4:00pm. Festivities begin at 5:30pm with the Cannon Salute to the Union followed at 7:30pm with Concert & Fireworks. The El Paso Symphony Orchestra led by Conductor Andy Moran and special guests the USO Show Troupe will perform favorite patriotic and pop music. The perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July– on Fort Bliss with our troops. The event is free and open to the public.












All City of El Paso offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016. City offices will re-open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

CLOSED • Trash and recycling services not affected (no collections on Mondays) • Citizen Collection Centers not affected (sites closed on Mondays) • Greater El Paso Landfill • One Stop Shop • El Paso Museums (archaeology, art, digital wall and history) • Public Libraries • Parks and Recreation centers, senior centers and daycare operations • Rawlings Dental Clinic • WIC Clinics

OPEN • Animal Services Shelter – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • El Paso Zoo • City pools • Sun Metro will run on a Sunday schedule (all routes, Brio and LIFT services). The Westside mitigation routes 90, 91, 92 & 92 will not operate on July 4.


Sun Metro’s fixed-route and LIFT services will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 4, in observation of the holiday.

The Sun Metro customer service line for fixed routes will work on a Sunday/Holiday schedule from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The administrative offices, Eastside Transfer Center ticket office (1165 Sunmount), Five Points Transfer Center ticket office (2830 Montana) and the Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Center ticket office (601 Santa Fe) will be closed.

All Sun Metro services and facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday, July 5.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This includes both of the university libraries and all of the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinics.


The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department asks the public to keep parks clean by picking up their trash during the Fourth of July weekend.

The Fourth of July weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year to be outdoors with thousands of people using city parks to celebrate. The Parks and Recreation Department provides trash bins but encourages park visitors to bring their own trash bag(s), and if they bring pets to the park, make sure to clean up after them as well.

In addition, used charcoal and other items should be taken home by park visitors and/or thrown in the proper receptacle and not on the ground, or next to trash bins or trees as the charcoal can damage grass and destroy trees.

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds residents to keep the following in mind when visiting City parks:

Do’s and Don’ts for Park Visitors

  • Trash left in the parks should be put in a trash bag and left in a trash bin and not left in grocery bags or empty boxes on the ground.
  • Charcoal should not be left on the ground, grass or by trees. Charcoal should be put in a proper receptacle and disposed of properly in a trash bin or taken home and disposed of properly.
  • The rule “leave it better than you found it” applies to all park users
  • City ordinance violators should be immediately reported to the police
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in city parks