Fiesta Information

18th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta – September 24-25, 2022

Updated September 8, 2022

NOTE – Franklin Mountains hikes are filling up – Register Soon

Day One will be at the El Paso Zoo on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10:30 to 3:00pm and Day Two (see schedule) on September 25 will be at Franklin Mountains State Park, Tom Mays Unit on the west side of El Paso off of Loop 375. Advance Registration required for guided hikes – register here.

Day 1 – Schedule of Events at the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens

For more information about the Zoo including entrance fees visit the Zoo website

10:30 to 3pm. Education Partners will have interactive booths in the Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit

10:30 to 3pm. Schedule of entertainment and conservation education programs in the Wildlife Amphitheater

10:30–10:45 AM              Welcome – Rick LoBello, Education Curator

11:00-11:30 AM                Edgar Campos Live Musical Performance

12:00-12:30 PM                Meet Houdini the Harris Hawk

12:45-1:00 PM                  Meet Olivia the Opossum

1:30-2:00 PM                     Wild Encounters

2:30-3:00 PM                   Ballet Folklorico Cuauhtli

For more information on the Fiesta in 2022 contact Committee Chair Dora Hernandez at To participate as education partner – Participation Application link.

If you missed the 2020 Virtual Fiesta you can watch some of the presentations here.

To see highlights from past fiestas here are some videos you can watch.

Harris Hawk Presentation
Trans Pecos Ratsnake Presentation
Fiesta Highlights from 2015
Fiesta Highlights from 2011


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