Celebrate at Cesar Chavez Day, Tattoo Expo and Cactus garden tour this weekend
There is lots to do this weekend for families, singles wanting to get out or older people looking for garden ideas.
Get tickets for the tattoo expo and get new art, celebrate Cesar Chavez Day looking at some cool vehicles or take a tour of a garden and get inspired for the spring season.
And that's just for starters. Here is a glimpse of what to do this weekend and later in March.
Cesar Chavez Day
It is always a fun day at the Cesar Chavez Day celebration, coming up from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Chicano Park. There will be lots of art and sales vendors as well as a Vicla, Wheela and Pedal car show. Free admission. Information: 915-204-1584.
Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park. General art/sales vendor space still available. Information: 915-204-1584.
Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo
If you need a tattoo, make plans for the 6th annual Star City Tattoo and Arts Expo this weekend, March 24-26, at the El Paso convention center. The event starts at noon each day.
The expo will feature more than 150 tattoo artists from all over the country. There will be live tattooing, piercing, art, burlesque performers and a variety of vendors. Special guests will include tattoo collector Yallzee.
Those wanting to make an appointment for a tattoo can book one at www.starcityexpo.com Be sure and click on the artist tab. Admission will be $30 for a single day, and $60 for a weekend pass and free for those 12 and under.
Celebrate Alice in Wonderland
Join artists Vanessa Clark and Ashton Kaleigh for an incredible evening of fun and games from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Mad Hatter Bar. The two artists created an Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book. $15 ticket includes 2 exclusive coloring pages, games with chances to win prizes, a photo area, and a drink. Dress up as your favorite character to enter the costume contest. 21 and over event. Information: clarkdesigns.com
Poppies Fest will be monthlong
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Trans Mountain Road, is having the Poppies Fest 2023 on Saturdays through April 1. The fest celebrates the wildflowers that pop up around the museum and in the desert if there is good rain during winter. The poppies typically bloom in late January and last through early April. The fest, which has free admission, should provide activities and programs for the whole family
Enjoy a garden tour
Enjoy seven different gardens in this El Paso Cactus and Rock Club event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The gardens have a variety of cacti and mostly native plants. Admission is free. Garden owners will help with plant concerns. Cacti will be available for purchase at the 3008 Titanic location. For information and addresses: 915-755-3558 or go to: Facebook/epcrc
Make plans for Big Fair
The Big El Paso Fair is heading to Ascarate Park for the spring, from March 31 through April 16.
The carnival will provide fun rides and plenty of food and entertainment for two weeks. There also will be magic shows, stunts and things for kids to enjoy. The fair will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. weekdays and from 1 p.m. to midnight on weekends.
There will be special admission price tickets available at Walgreen's stores from through March 30. General admission will be $15 at the gate, $7.50 online and free for children 2 years and younger. The Mega pass for State Fair rides only, not including admission, will be $30 at the fair, and $20 online at www.bigelpasofair.com.
María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150, email@example.com and @EPTMaria on Twitter.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Things to do in El Paso: Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day and Poppies Fest