Poppies Festival Cancelled

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In the interest of protecting the public’s health and safety from the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of El Paso is suspending all special programming including the Poppies Festival,  at parks, libraries, museums and other locations until further notice. It is important to note, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso.

This is an amazing year to see the Mexican poppies.  If you have not gone out to see them this week is a perfect time.   Last year Texas Highways Magazine said that the bloom was one of the best in years.   This year the bloom can best be described as incredible.

The first poppies festival was called the Franklin Mountains Poppies Celebration and was sponsored by the Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition and the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition on March 17, 2007.