PrideFest
Jun
22
to Jun 23

PrideFest

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!

ENTERTAINMENT FOR 2019 PENDING

VIP EXPERIENCE : Sponsored food and drink from 6-9pm! VIP tent will also have cooling fans to help you rest! 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. 

GENERAL ADMISSION ($20 General Admission)

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Post-Parade Pride Brunch
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Post-Parade Pride Brunch

Looking for someplace to cool off and eat after enjoying the Parade? Why not come over the El Paso Performing Arts and Convention Center for the Annual EP Sun City Pride Brunch hosted by El Paso Live!

New for 2019, the Pride Brunch will be indoors in the air-conditioned Mt. Franklin Lobby so you can keep nice and cool as you enjoy the live performances on the El Paso Live Main Stage. This year’s special guest performer is the Legendary Drag Queen, Miss Tasha Kohl. The show will also feature your favorite Sun City Divas and will be hosted by El Paso's own Malina Rae.

Your ticket will include full brunch including chilaquiles, pancakes, fruit salad, hash browns, bacon & sausage along with a mimosa for 21+ guests to wash down all that goodness! A cash bar has also been added for your enjoyment and just in case one mimosa just won’t do.

All this for the inclusive price of $30.00 per person. The brunch will benefit the EP Sun City Pride Scholarship program that helps fund our local LGBTQi+ students.

Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00 am to 1:30pm at 1 Civic Center Plaza Mt. Franklin Lobby.

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Pride Parade
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Pride Parade

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.

- FREE TO ATTEND

parade Route 2019.jpg

Last minute entries to the parade must pay $50 here, download the application and complete it, then EMAIL a scanned copy or picture of the completed application back to Freddy at suncityparade@gmail.com. Check in is at 8:45am on Ochoa and Mills which is the Parade starting point. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IT. HAPPY PRIDE!!

Late Parade Entry Fee
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Tacones Bar Crawl
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tacones Bar Crawl

Yes MAM PAM! Get those heels you only wear on special occasions and strut your stuff around Downtown El Paso! It’s TACONES NIGHT!! The fun is free but costs $5 to play no matter what location you decide to join in. Prizes are giveaways to other Pride events and much more!!

Start: Church Bar (Right after the Sponsorship Reception)

#2 Briar Patch

#3 Epic Bar and Nightclub

#4 Toolbox

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Sunday Splash Party
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Splash Party

NEW FOR 2019, SPLASH, the Largest Pool Party in El Paso is now your official close out event for Pridefest Kick-Off Weekend – May 31 – June 2, 2019.

 Get ready to enjoy all the water rides & slides, cookouts & cocktails, fun in the sun and dancing the night with all you friends in the newly remodeled Jungle Park that is exclusive to Pride guests only. This year, your Special Guest DJ comes to us from Los Angeles, California; DJ Ryan Kenny in the House!

Don’t forget, once the park closes for all the other guests, Pride Guests only, have access to extended hours to keep the party going for two more hours in the Jungle Park and let the Largest Wave Pool Party begins!  

 This event is always a crowd favorite; so make plans today to officially kick off your 12th Annual EP Sun City Pridefest Celebration Month at SPLASH 2019!

 Admission includes: Private Area | Extended Hours | After Party Access

 $45 Online | $50 at the Gate

$15 for ages 0-3 | $25 for ages 4 to 12

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Fluffer Kick-Off Party
May
31
to Jun 1

Fluffer Kick-Off Party

🏳️‍🌈 • 🏳️‍🌈 Your 12th Annual Pridefest Month kicks off May 31 with the Sun City FLUFFER Party starring Falcon Studio Stars, Cade Maddox & Devin Franco featuring Sun City Divas and hosted by Diamond!
🏳️‍🌈 • 🏳️‍🌈

No Cover B4 11pm for 21+ • $5 After & $10 for 18+ • Add $5 for Meet & Greet • Happy Pride El Paso!

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SuperHero Pride Bar Crawl
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

SuperHero Pride Bar Crawl

Get your best superhero outfit from out of the back of the closet! It’s “SUPER HERO” Bar Crawl night! The fun is free but costs $5 to play no matter what location you decide to join in. Prizes are giveaways to other Pride events and much more!!

Start: Briar Patch

#2 Epic Bar and Nightclub

#3 The Toolbox

#4 Church Bar

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Drag Bingo
May
30
8:30 PM20:30

Drag Bingo

This event kicks off the nightly weekday of pride events and we are thrilled to bring it back to El Paso. It is a chance to enjoy a night out with friends, play a few games and, of course, win prizes! 21+
-FREE

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OneADP El Paso's RACE FOR THE CAUSE
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

OneADP El Paso's RACE FOR THE CAUSE

START TIME: 7:00 A.M.  
This race is part of the El Paso Marathon "More Than a Marathon" series


REGISTRATION FEES 
Early registration through 4/13/19:  $20.00
Late registration after 4/13/19: $25.00 
Race Day Registration:  $25.00
   
ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER BEFORE 06/01/2019 WILL RECEIVE A TECHNICAL  RACE T-SHIRT
   
ONLINE REGISTRATION-$20.00 (plus applicable fees), ONLINE REGISTRATIN CLOSES MAY 31, 2019 / 6 P.M.  AT 
WWW.RACEADVENTURESUNLIMITED.COM  
REGISTRAION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE    

PACKET PICK UP BEFORE RACE DAY
ADP EMPLOYEES ONLY
Thursday, June 6th at ADP South Campus
ALL OTHER REGISTRANTS
Friday, June 7th at Up and Running
3233 N. Mesa
 12 P.M. – 6 P.M. 

RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP: @ start line 6:00 a.m.-6:45 a.m.
   

AWARDS & PRIZES!!!
 
Refreshments available at finish line Trophy to Overall Male & Female
Medals to Top 3 finishers in male & female age groups 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over   

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COMMUNITY EVENT: PrEP Clinic Launch Party
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

COMMUNITY EVENT: PrEP Clinic Launch Party

Borderland AIDS Partnership is combining with the Centro San Vicente Health Center to help celebrate the launching of El Paso's first dedicated PrEP clinic which focuses on both uninsured and insured patient's alike! Many in the LGBT community already know the power of taking the once daily pill known as Truvada daily to PREVENT HIV in those that are HIV negative; however, for some it has seemed like joining the movement may be too expensive. Through funding and grants, Centro San Vicente is creating a new clinic with Dr. Travis Cosban to help ensure that no one is left behind. Come out to the Launch Party to learn more about the clinic, its costs and what we can do for you to help you stay safe and healthy. There will be wine and hot hors d’oeuvres for those in attendance! Guest speaker will be the honorable Ruben Vogt. 

Location: 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd, Ste. G-1
(Shopping center next to the police station.)

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COMMUNITY EVENT: Benefit Show for Yuek Ortiz
Jun
14
9:30 PM21:30

COMMUNITY EVENT: Benefit Show for Yuek Ortiz

Yuek Ortiz has long been a member and moving force in the El Paso LGBT community but has fallen ill due to unforeseen circumstances and is in a Juarez, MZ hospital. Consequentially, the owners and management of Touch Bar and Nightclub have generously set up a benefit in his name on Thursday, June 14th. Show will begin at 930 pm with proceeds going towards helping support Yuek's medical costs. Let's all lend a helping hand and attend this event and give back to someone who has already given so much to El Paso. 

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Post-Parade Pride Brunch
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Post-Parade Pride Brunch

Looking for someplace to eat after enjoying the parade? Why not just walk over to Arts Festival Plaza between the Convention Center Plaza under the rainbow canopy. You are already steps away! Enjoy our PRIDE BRUNCH for a great cause! $25 all inclusive with proceeds benefitting Sun City Pride Scholarship Fund for our local LGBT students. Do something good and make your tummy happy. 

Menu will include Chilaquiles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Fruit Salad, Hash Browns, Crispy Bacon & Sausage Links. Served with Honey Butter, Syrup and House Salsa. Coffee, Water and Orange Juice also included. For all those 21+ you will also get one FREE mimosa. (Although you can certainly buy more mimosas if desired once that one is done.)

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 Pride Square Pub Crawl
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Pride Square Pub Crawl

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!

SCHEDULE: 6pm Grey Dog, 7pm Speak Easy, 8pm Briar Patch, 9pm Toolbox, 10pm EPIC

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Friday Youth Dance
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Friday Youth Dance

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

- FREE

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Out at the Park (Chihuahuas Pride Game)
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Out at the Park (Chihuahuas Pride Game)

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

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May
29
8:00 PM20:00

RuPaul Drag Race Trivia with Geeks Who Drink

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!)

Ages: 21 and up since it is in Alamo Drafthouse’s wondferful bar

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Taco Tuesday
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Taco Tuesday

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 LGBT 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!

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Mr and Miss El Paso Sun City Pride
May
24
to May 25

Mr and Miss El Paso Sun City Pride

  • EPIC Bar and Nightclub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 

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Pride Service at the Plaza
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Pride Service at the Plaza

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. 

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Sungaze (Pre-Pride Kickoff Pool Party)
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Sungaze (Pre-Pride Kickoff Pool Party)

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.hurtado@esperantodev.com or call (915) 491-1424. This event is for adults 21 and up. 

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Pre-Season Bar Crawl
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Pre-Season Bar Crawl

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. 

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2018: OFFICIAL NEW LOGO, WEBSITE & PARADE THEME REVEAL CELEBRATION!
Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

2018: OFFICIAL NEW LOGO, WEBSITE & PARADE THEME REVEAL CELEBRATION!

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. 

IF YOU GO TO OUR WEBSITE'S HOME PAGE, SCROLL DOWN AND "SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES," YOU WILL BE IN THE RUNNING FOR A PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDING A FREE SHIRT!

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