What follows is a listing of the events for the 4th of July in and around El Paso. If we’ve left off an event or show, please email us the info an news@epheraldpost and we’ll update this story.
In addition to the events, we’ve also included closures and other information below the events list.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day!
The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public that the use of fireworks inside the City of El Paso is illegal and extremely dangerous. Residents caught using fireworks inside of the city limits can be issued a citation and fines as high as $2,000.
During the 4th of July celebrations, many frightened pets escape their homes. Make sure your pets have a microchip and that the information is up to date.
If you see a lost pet, take it to any EPFD Station and have it scanned so you can reconnect them with their owners.
East EP Parade | July 4th | 8 – 11:00 a.m. | Hanks High School | 2001 Lee Trevino
Hosted by the El Paso del Norte Lions Club, route is from Hanks High School to Album Park.
West Side Independence Day Parade | July 4th | 9 a.m | Shadow Mountain to Mesa to Coronado High
The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 23rd annual Independence Day parade begins at Western Hills Church, at 530 Thunderbird.
More Info – 915-474-4241 or july4parade.com
Rim Road 4th of July Parade & Celebration | July 4th | 10 a.m. | Rim Road
Hosted by the Rim Area Neighborhood Association, parade starts at 10 a.m., down Rim Road to the Tom Lea Upper Park.
More info: http://www.rimareaneighborhood.org
San Jacinto Plaza Summer Concert Series | July 4th | 5-10 p.m. | 114 West Mills in Downtown El Paso
The free concert at San Jacinto Plaza is hosted by Cigna Health Spring and the city of El Paso Parks and Recreation.
Performances by Hypnosis and Dream Merchants bands, food vendors, information booths, children’s games and activities.
- Admission: Free
- More Info: 915-252-9031
Western Playland’s 4th of July | July 4th | 3:00 – 10:00 p.m. | 1249 Futurity in Sunland Park, NM
Admission – $17-23 or $5 admission and $2.50 per ride ticket
Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Rides, concessions and more. No outside food or drink.
More Info – (575)889-3410 or https://westernplayland.com/
City of Socorro Independence Day | July 4th | 4 p.m. | Cougar Park @ 10664 Socorro Road
Socorro’s 4th of July celebration includes music, food trucks, games, ride, giveaways and live entertainment.
Admission is free, howeve no outside or drink or pets allowed.
More Info: 915-860-8615 or at ci.socorro.tx.us.
Abundant Living Faith Independence Day | July 4th | 7p.m. | 1000 Valley Crest
Celebrations start with the patriotic service at 7 p.m., with fireworks display to follow. Admission is free.
More Info: 915-532-8543 or alfc.com
Wet n Wild Waterworld | July 4th | 9 – 10:30 p.m. | 8804 S Desert Boulevard
Daily Admission Prices: $24.99 + tax for Big Kids (48” or taller) $21.99 + tax for Jr Kids 4 years & older $49.99 + tax for season passes good every day
4th of July park hours: 10am – 8pm, Fireworks start at 9pm
More info: 915-886-2222 or wetwild.com
Humane Society of El Paso “Pops with the Paws” | July 4th | 4991 Fred Wilson
The shelter is inviting the community to come out and read to their animals to help them keep calm during the peak time of firework displays, 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm.
Seating reservations are limited for this event. Tickets may be purchased in advance online for $10 a person online. Proof of an Eventbrite ticket will be required at the door. Please bring your own chair, seat, or cushion, and favorite book.
Toy and treat donations are encouraged. Since this event will be taking place outside it is suggested to take any precaution needed against mosquitos.
More info – 915- 242-8817 or www.hselpaso.org
Fourth of July at Ascarate Park | July 4th | Ascarate Park @ 6900 Delta
Day-long events hosted by El Paso County Parks & Rec including food trucks, live music, and a fireworks display over the lake.
More info – 915-771-2380 or epcountyparks.com
Pop Goes the Fort | July 4th | Biggs Park @ Fort Bliss | Gates open at 4:30 p.m. | Admission is free
Show starts at 5:30 p.m. with a Cannon Salute to the Union. El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by EPSO Assistant Conductor James Welsch, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow performance.
Lawn chairs welcome, however no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted.
City Offices Closed for Fourth of July Holiday
The City of El Paso administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The City’s administrative offices will resume regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 5.
A complete list of City services and facility closures is available by clicking the 2019 Independence Day City Holiday Closures banner at www.elpasotexas.gov
UTEP to be Closed for Independence Day
The University of Texas at El Paso will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours of operation will resume Friday, July 5. Summer Session II starts Tuesday, July 9.
EPCC Observes Independence Day
El Paso Community College (EPCC) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 to observe Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2019.
TTUHSC El Paso Closed for 4th of July
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will be closed Thursday, 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 Friday, July 5.
Reminder from the City of El Paso Parks & Rec Department:
The Parks and Recreation Department asks the public to keep parks clean by picking up trash during 4th of July festivities.
Thousands of people use City parks to celebrate the festive day. The Parks and Recreation Department provides trash bins but encourages park visitors to bring trash bags. Pets are always welcome at City parks, but pet owners are asked to pick up pet waste and keep their pets on a leash.
In addition, used charcoal and other items should be taken home by visitors 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.
Residents are asked to know the rules and be mindful when visiting City parks.
Do’s and Don’ts for Park Visitors
- The simple rule “leave it better than you found it” applies to all park users
- Trash left in the parks should be put in a trash bag and left in a trash bin and not 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.
- Alcoholic beverages and smoking (including e-cigarettes) are not allowed in city parks
- City ordinance violators should be reported to the police immediately
Sun Metro to Run on Holiday Schedule on Independence Day
Sun Metro’s fixed-route system will run on a Holiday Schedule on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
Brio service as well as mitigation routes 90, 91, 92, and 93 will not be operating on the holiday as these routes do not normally run on Sundays or holidays. Only the following routes will run on city-designated holidays: 3, 4, 7, 12, 14, 15, 22, 33, 34, 35, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, 51, 52, 53, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 72, 73 and 83.
The El Paso Streetcar will operate from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sun Metro customer service line for fixed routes will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The administrative offices (10151 Montana), the Eastside Transit Center ticket office (1165 Sunmount), the Robert E. McKee Five Points Transit Center ticket office (2830 Montana Ave.), the Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transit Center ticket office (601 Santa Fe), and the Northgate Transit Center (9347 Diana) will be closed.
All Sun Metro services and facilities will resume regular hours of operation on Friday, July 5, 2019.
Garbage Collection to Take Place on 4th of July – Trash & Recycling on Normal Pick Up Schedule
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) Collections Division will be operating on a normal schedule on the 4th of July, and will be picking up trash and recyclables from residences that have a regular Thursday pick up day.
With everyone’s favorite holiday fast approaching, ESD is reminding residents to recycle this Independence Day. During your annual cookout, please recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard.
Trash such as used napkins, cutlery with food residue, and styrofoam plates or cups should be thrown away and not placed blue recycling bin.