NC9 Things to do this Weekend: June 17-18, 2017

Happy weekend, El Paso! Below are some ideas of fun things to do this Saturday and Sunday:


Raft the Rio at La Llorona Park

Race or take a relaxing ride down the Rio Grande during the second annual Raft the Rio event! Southwest Expeditions will rent out boats and life jackets and give rides back to the park after the 3.5-mile float.

When: Saturday, June 17 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: 3447 W. Picacho

Cost: $25 per person, $32 with lunch


PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

Bring the kids to the Plaza Theater this weekend for a PAWsome show based on their favorite series. The musical is "action-packed", "high energy", and fun for children of all ages.

When: Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 18 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Where: Plaza Theater

Cost: $33.75 to $44



Splash into summer with Aquapalooza's free water rides and games! The event is open to all service members, retirees, and their families.

When: Saturday, June 17 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Biggs Park

Cost: FREE


Rum Festival at the Park

Cool down from the hot summer heat with your favorite frozen rum drinks! The indoor event will feature live music and a variety of samples of rum, including Bayou, Malibu, Rumchata, Captain Morgan, and more. Please drink responsibly!

When: Saturday, June 17 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Where: Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino

Cost: Free admission, $20 for 10 samples and souvenir glass


Carlos Mencia

Join the superstar comedian at the Comic Strip for a night full of laughter!

When: Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Comic Strip

Cost: $32.50-$52.50


VIVA! El Paso: Celebrating 40 Years

Watch centuries of El Paso's history being celebrated as you enjoy McKelligon Canyon's cool mountain air!

When: Saturday, June 17 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: McKelligon Canyon Ampitheatre

Cost: $10 (tickets)


Los Tigres del Norte en Concierto

Take a trip to Juarez to see the award-winning norteno group perform at this year's Jrz Music Fest.

When: Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m.

Where: Jrz Music Fest (32300 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico)

Cost: Tickets


Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour

Boo! If you're feeling brave, join the two-hour walking tour for a journey through Downtown El Paso. Note: children 13 and older are welcome with a parent.

When: Saturday, June 17 from 9 to 11 p.m.

Where: The Wigwam Museum (110 E. San Antonio)

Cost: $15 (tickets)


GECU Presents Music Under the Stars: Sayverse

Head on down to Cohen Stadium for a relaxing evening featuring music from Latin pop-rock band Sayverse!

When: Sunday, June 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Cohen Stadium

Cost: FREE