The annual Ysleta Mission Festival, recognized as one of El Paso’s premier festival events, attracts thousands of music lovers and family fun-seekers to the grounds of the 334 year old Ysleta Mission.

The three-day festival event, held on the second weekend of July for nearly a century, is a celebration in El Paso’s Lower Valley that brings together a dynamic mix of culture, music, arts and crafts, food, and games for the entire family, both young and old.

Location: Ysleta Mission‚ – 131 Zaragosa St, – El Paso, Texas

Features: The event focuses on El Paso’s culture, history, and traditions, and serves as a family-friendly event embraced by the entire Mission Valley community. The festival hosts a variety of live music performances that highlight the best local talent in El Paso and the southwest region.

Authentic Tex-Mex and southwest cuisine prepared by Mission Valley families and local food vendors demonstrate an extensive variety of food and beverages available during the festivities.

In addition to the food and entertainment, the Ysleta Mission Festival is a family-friendly event which features carnival-style game booths, arts and crafts displays, old-fashioned cake walks, Native-American cultural dancing, Mexican loteria, and much more, drawing a broad range of people from all over El Paso and the southwest region


Attendance: The event continues to draw larger crowds every year, with attendance
surpassing over 25,000 throughout the course of the three-day festival. Because the fairgrounds and vendor space will be considerably increased, this year’s festival is expected to attract over 30,000 individuals.

Presented by: Ysleta Mission Festival Committee

Cost: Admission is free!!

Attractions: Live bands, arts and crafts, fun games, variety of food and beverages, and cultural dance performers.

Benefit: Proceeds from the Ysleta Mission Festival provide much needed financial support to operate, maintain, preserve and restore the nation’s second oldest mission and it’s surrounding buildings.