Our annual pageant for Mr. and Miss Sun City Pride will be held at EPIC this year honoring Alexander Connors Simon’a and local drag star, Rumor (last year's title holders). Each year is a great showing of all the facets of the LGBTQ El Paso community and serves as a chance to celebrate our diversity and support your favorites. All applicant are welcome. The theme for 2018 will be Creative Rainbow in presentation. Doors open at 9 pm. Pageant starts at 1130pm.
To Wong Foo? Yes. Come watch the the cult classic movie with all your friends! This year will be our first year partnering with Alamo Drafthouse for a special night focused on our lesbian community. It is a chance to enjoy a movie and mingle. Of course, an event like this would not be complete without a little kitsch so we will be serving special order tacos all night! Tickets are $20 for the showing and we will have a little entertainment before the movie starts. (Family friendly.)
ALSO: There will be regularly scheduled trivia night at Alamo Drafthouse before the movie. Trivia this night will be LGBT pride themed and all proceeds from the $5 buy in will benefit El Paso Sun City Pride!
Can you name every member on the pit crew? Are you shadier than a palm tree? Do you solve disagreements by lip syncing for your life? Sashay away to our first ever RuPaul's Drag Race quiz on May 29th. We don't want to hear any goddamn excuses, so start putting your team together.
The quiz will cover every season of RuPauls Drag Race as well as All Stars and we reserve the right to ask a smattering of questions about closely associated things like Untucked and Drag U. This is NOT Rupaul's Best Friend Race, so study up and bring your A-game.
Admission is a $5 per person donation, and the 1st place team will take home a small portion of each team’s contribution (or, you COULD just donate it ALL!)
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This event occurs at the El Paso Zoo yearly and is our flagship family event. It is a chance for people to all join and enjoy an evening with animals, exploring and of course a little drag. The event also hosts a live auction to help raise money for future pride events and scholarships. Friends and family of all ages are welcomed to join in on the fun. Come enjoy a beautiful summer evening with wildlife from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Cool off in the Hunt Family Desert Spring Splashpad. Like slides? We've got those too at the Foster Treehouse Playground... for children and adults! DJs throughout Zoo Grounds will fill the air with beats for music lovers of all types. Sip on wine or enjoy a cold beer and watch as folks feed the giraffes, ride the train, and much more. Hungry? Nibble on tasty gourmet street food brought to you by local food trucks! El Paso Sun City Pride Sponsor Reception will be located in the heart of the Zoo, close to inflatables for all to enjoy! And after you've visited all the animals, get ready for the wildest drag show in the newly opened Wildlife Amphitheater! There's lots to do, but even more to celebrate as we proudly continue our PRIDE celebrations!
$15 for adults, $5 for children 12 yrs and under
Since the Chihuahuas came of El Paso, they have been a wonderful partner to pride. This is a great event for families, couples and singles to come enjoy a night out at the park watching baseball and wearing their best pride shirts. This year will mark the fourth year of this great event & partnership with the Chihuahuas—El Paso’s favorite team! Chico will be in attendance and there to show his support for Pride and help pump people up for the weekend's events which you surely won't want to miss. (Photo Credit: Michaela Roman, The Prospector)
Tickets $17, link coming soon on Chihuahua's website
Specifically created to cater to the LGBT youth of El Paso, this is an opportunity for all those ages 13-20 in the LGBT community to have a night out. EPSCP has partnered with UTEP and EPCC QSA organizations and the Borderland Rainbow Center to host a Youth Dance. The night will include free food, dancing, and karaoke. It is important to El Paso Sun City Pride that we create these opportunities so that all students can find the camaraderie and support they need here in El Paso. Come party with us and enjoy a chance to mix with others from across the city! (Chaperones will be present.)
ENTERTAINMENT: Ashlee Banks
Pride Square is a unique destination in El Paso with a high concentration of bars catering to the LGBT community in one area. This night is a chance to show your support for these establishments where we mingle and meet one another. It is also a chance to maybe explore a few new venues and check out the bars that may not be in your regular rotation!
For those who would like to participate, you can play bingo at each stop with a chance to win bottle service from that bar! Those who play will also get food at the last stop. To play bingo it will be a one time fee of $5.
TRINITY TAYLOR, RuPaul's Drag Race Finalist, will be at our last stop, EPIC, to finish the night!
Sun City Pride's week of pride events concludes with a parade for several reasons. It helps celebrate who we are as LGBT citizens and highlight the support of our LGBT allies in the community. For many, the parade is a chance to be reminded that you are not alone. The El Paso community has historically been progressive on human rights issues and this is evident at the parade. It is a chance for families, parents, and LGBT individuals to come together in a showing of love and support and we cherish this opportunity each year.
PrideFest is celebrating over a decade of strong attendance and this year will be no different as we take to the streets at in during the day and evening to come together and celebrate. Over 12,000 attended last year for live music/entertainment, dancing and shopping. Food, drink and goods venders come from across the city to help make this a diverse and wonderful evening. Whether you want to attend as general admission or have access to the VIP tent adjacent to the stage, the day is always a fantastic chance to come downtown with friends and remember what makes our community so great! Ticket prices go up at the door so purchase online and save! (Featured photo is Kat DeLuna at last year's event!)
ENTERTAINMENT FOR 2018: Dev, Ada Vox, Luciana, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Farrah Moan, Jujubee, VELO, Scarlett Santana, La Magiztral Sonora, 202, Tersa Mathews AND... one more VERY special "idol" we cannot yet announce until 5/21.
VIP EXPERIENCE: Food and drink this year will be sponsored by L&J’s Cafe and Craze drinks! VIP tent will also have air conditioning to help you cool off! You will have a designated area right in front of the stage as well to ensure you are always privy to the best seats available.
VIP TICKET ($100)
(ALMOST SOLD OUT!)
GENERAL ADMISSION ($20)
After a week of events and an evening at PrideFest, a day relaxing and dancing at Wet and Wild is always a welcome addition to the week. Come cool off and enjoy El Paso's largest water park. Bring friends, food and drinks to the park to pass the day in the lazy river reflecting on how far our community has come and what work we have left to do. This day is always a crowd favorite! To make the day extra special, this year's DJ setlist will include DJ Irene who is always a favorite!
$45 online, $50 at gate
Join El Paso Sun City Pride with the Metropolitan Community Church on Sunday, May 20, from 10 am to 11 am for the annual Pride Service at San Jacinto Plaza downtown. The Briar Patch will open their doors at 12 following the mass for a barbecue till 2 pm. The barbecue that follows will be an all age event and pets are welcome as well. Those who attend the festivities after our service and plan to drink must also be eating per Texas regulations. So come and join us in celebrating faith and community for this special event.
Hosted by the Hotel Indigo, this pool party will have it all. Join us Sunday, April 22nd from 1pm to 7pm at the rooftop pool for an amazing kickoff party. DJ's will include P.Kahlo/Nasty Beats/Hotsauce. Your $10 cover will get you: pool access, special room rate, pride raffle giveaway, and entertainment including poolside drag performances. To RSVP for bottle service/cabanas or a table contact: R.email@example.com or call (915) 491-1424. This event is for adults 21 and up.
Can't wait for El Paso Sun City Pride's full week of events? Why not give yourself a trial run and come out for our Pride Square Bar Crawl on April 6th from 6 pm to 10 pm. The theme is Pajama Party and there will be a prize for the best pajamas. We will start at the Briar Patch at 6 pm then move in the following order: 7pm Epic Bar, 8pm Speak Easy, and 9pm Toolbox. Don't see your favorite bar? Don't worry. There will be more bar crawls to come and the bars will be mixed up each time! Along the way we will have $2 drink specials, speed bingo, drag performances, gogo dancers and free food. Fee to participate is $5 and you must be 21 to participate.
If you have not already noticed, our logo is FRESH and the website you are on has been completely revamped. We are growing along with El Paso and knew it was time for a few small updates. Same great people as always are to be expected just with a little more swag. We will be giving out stickers/decals with our new logo and also selling shirts with the new design and this year's event list! We will also be announcing this year's parade theme which is sure to draw a crowd. Come show you are El Paso Proud and help also speak to some of last year's sponsors about the importance of our community's support for one another.
The event will be family and pet friendly from 3pm until 8pm. We will be serving BURGERS, BRAWTS, and DESSERTS. There will be drink specials as well during the party. Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon with us and all your friends.
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