El Pasoans are excited to see Chalk The Block back this weekend downtown and in person. One of the largest free festivals held in downtown El Paso is back this weekend. Chalk The Block will be celebrating its 14th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th thanks to the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in the Downtown Arts District.

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Chalk The Block is one of the largest free public arts festivals in the Southwest and draws more than 40,000 people every year. The event is so popular that people were heartbroken to find out the event was made virtual last year. Organizers made the decision to make Chalk The Block virtual for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic to keep people in the community safe. Now, El Paso has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country and people have been enjoying a fairly normal routine, unlike other areas of the country that are still reeling from the pandemic.

Now this weekend, we get to welcome back Chalk The Block and enjoy all the activities and more. There will be a sidewalk art competition you can view and decide which masterpiece you think is the best. There are also featured art installations, a mural walk, music performances, vendors, and more. 

Chalk The Block will happen this Saturday and Sunday in the Downtown Arts District. Admission is free and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. You can find out more details at the Chalk The Block website and Facebook page.

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