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Fourth of July Closures, Events from Around the Borderland

With the Independence Day holiday falling in the middle of the week, some organizations will be closed the entire week, while others are simply taking a couple of days off.

All banks, federal offices and many private businesses will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Additionally, some local school districts take their ‘summer break’ the week of July 2nd thru the 6th.

Below is a list of those offices and organizations that will be closed for the 4 of July, as well as events.

EVENTS: KISS-FM List of Firework Shows


EVENT:  “Fourthy of Zooly”  at the El Paso Zoo

The El Paso Zoo is celebrating the 4th of July by offering a 15 percent discount of a regular admission priced ticket to visitors who like the zoo’s Facebook page.

Before getting caught in the crowds of people seeing the fireworks at night, the zoo encourages everyone to spend a relaxing day at the Zoo. Visitors can see the newest attraction the Hunt Family Endangered Species Carousel in the new Asia Gateway. Children can also have fun cooling off in the Hunt Family Desert Spring splash pad.

The Zoo has a full day of scheduled animal experiences for everyone to enjoy. Starting at 9:30 a.m. the zoo will have Welcome to the Zoo small education animal encounters at the entrance. There will be animal encounters and Meet the Keepers presentations throughout the day. Visitors can also feed the giraffes.

With three Wings of the Desert Bird Shows it will be easy to catch the best high flying show in El Paso. Craving something good to eat or cold to quench your thirst? Visit Passport Café or one of the concession stands.

Visit the zoo on Facebook to follow, share, and get a discount. A complete schedule of activities is posted on the El Paso Zoo website


City Offices Closed for Fourth of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, all City of El Paso administrative offices will only be closed on Wednesday, July 4.

The City will remain on regular business hours on Monday, July 2. Following the Fourth of July holiday, City offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.

A complete list of City services and facility closures is available in the 2018 Independence Day City Holiday Closures banner.


Garbage and recycling on normal pick up schedule

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) Collections Division will operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, July 4 and will be picking up garbage and recycling bins for residents who have a regular Wednesday pick up.

In addition, the five Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) and the Greater El Paso Landfill, 2300 Darrington Road will be open as normal.

ESD collection drivers start at 5 a.m. and it is highly recommended for residents to put out their trash and recycling containers on the curb the night before pick up. In case residents forget to put out their bin on their regular pick up day, residents have the option to pay a $10 fee to have a collection truck return to empty their bin, however same day service is not guaranteed.

If a resident does not want to pay the extra pick up fee, they can drop off their trash at any of the Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) free of charge with a recent water bill and matching I.D.

The CCS sites are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at the following locations:

  • Far East – 3510 Confederate
  • Eastside – 1034 Pendale
  • Northeast – 4507 Hondo Pass
  • Central – 2492 Harrison
  • Westside – 121 Atlantic.

For more information on the holiday schedule, click on the Independence Day City Holiday Closures banner at or call 311.


El Paso County 

All county offices will be closed on July 4th.


SISD to be closed for summer break

Socorro Independent School District offices and schools will be closed for summer break from July 2 through 6. Offices and campuses will re-open on July 9. In case of an emergency, please contact SISD Police Services Dispatch at 937-4357.


Dona Ana County

Most Dona Ana County offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to allow employees to observe the Independence Day holiday. Emergency services and law enforcement in the field will not be affected, but the administrative offices of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department will be closed.

Saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints will be implemented, and both the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department will be aggressively enforcing all fireworks laws.

For more information on fireworks provisions in Doña Ana County, please visit


TTUHSC El Paso Closed for 4th of July

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This includes all of the Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinics and both university libraries. The library’s 24-hour study space will be accessible with badge access during the holiday.

Regular hours of operation will resume Thursday, July 5.


El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College (EPCC) will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to observe Independence Day.  Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Thursday, July 5, 2018.


HACEP Offices to Close on Independence Day

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, TX (HACEP) will close on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. HACEP offices will re-open and resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 5.