Happy birthday, Sun City!

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As of June 18, El Paso is officially 150 years old! According to the City of El Paso, Joseph Magoffin and Allen Blacker delivered the City Charter to Austin in May 1873. It was presented to the legislature and approved on May 17, 1873. It was officially signed and sealed on June 18, 1873- and then El Paso was officially born!

Well, it wouldn't be a birthday without a celebration, so in honor of the sesquicentennial anniversary, the City of El Paso is celebrating with events across town.

El Paso 150th Events- Alfresco! Fridays

To kick off the celebration, El Paso Live will be hosting Alfresco! Fridays every Friday until August 25 at the Convention Center Plaza in front of the Convention Center in Downtown.

Alfresco Fridays Facebook
Alfresco Fridays Facebook

You can check out the schedule for the entire season here.

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El Paso Animal Services

El Paso Animal Services will be hosting a 150th Mega Pet Adoption Event
Friday from June 23 to Sunday, June 25. Animals Services is waiving adoption fees on dogs and cats and will include a free harness or collar for the first 150 pet adoptions. The adoption event will take place at all four of their adoption locations.

El Paso Animal Services Facebook
El Paso Animal Services Facebook

You can find out how you can help out here.

Live Active El Paso

Along with El Paso Animal Services, Live Active El Paso will be hosting a 3k Walk or Run for everyone including pets!

Music at the Park

Free music at several parks along with activities and food trucks.



The El Paso Museum of History, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of Archaeology will also be hosting various free exhibits to celebrate El Paso.

You can find out about all the events here.

Local Businesses El Paso Loves To Support

We asked on our Facebook page, "what's a small local business that you love to support?". We got MANY responses online & here are a few of the most liked ones we received.

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