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Best Places to Get Dessert in El Paso

We at Crawford Buick GMC love dessert, and El Paso offers some of the best sweet treats in Texas. If you’re looking for the best place to get dessert in El Paso after a stressful day or big dinner, we have some suggestions.

  • V & G Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor: Nothing beats the cool, creamy treat of old-fashioned ice cream after a hot El Paso day. Their banana splits are some of the best, but if you prefer something else, you have dozens of other flavor options.
  • Hana Banana: This up-and-coming El Paso chain has three locations in the area which serve a variety of smoothies, waffles, and crepes—most drizzled in rich chocolate. Indulge by ordering a slice of cheesecake topped with ice cream and wrapped in a crisp pastry.
  • Gufo Di Milano: Known for its all-natural, old-fashioned gelato in flavors like toasted almond and ginger cream, this upscale eatery also offers hearty servings of Italian dishes like paninos and crepes paired with specialty coffee drinks.
  • DirtyMouth Cupcakes: Beautiful to look at and scrumptious to eat, these specialty cupcakes will change the way you think about baked goods. Ever had a French Toast & Bacon cupcake? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • Popcorn Extravaganza: Make your dessert salty-sweet by mixing some of these incredibly-flavored popcorn varieties together. Go with pre-mixed suggestions or make your own combination—you’ve got over 50 to choose from!

Places to Get Lost in Nature in El Paso

adventureEven this late into the year, the natural surroundings of El Paso are beautiful to visit. Amazing animals and fascinating plant life surround the city. There are plenty of places to explore this wildlife in El Paso. Be sure to visit these places to get lost in nature in El Paso.

Franklin Mountains State Park

The Franklin Mountains stand tall right outside of old El Paso. Be sure to make the trek out to these magnificent mountains for a hike through their natural beauty.

Hueco Tanks State Park

El Paso is lucky enough to have not one, but two state parks located nearby. This state park is a culturally significant location for many Native American tribes, and is home to some breathtaking rock formations and pictographs.

El Paso Zoo

For a place to explore nature that’s a little closer to home, be sure to check out the El Paso Zoo. From elephants to zebras, this zoo is home to over 220 species of animals!

Halloween Fun in El Paso

HalloweenThere is no shortage of Halloween fun in El Paso. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly, some costumed fun, or some legitimate ghost haunts, El Paso has it all. Take a look at some of these great events you can add to your calendar.

  • UTEP Haunted Campus Tour. Learn all about the paranormal activity found across campus. The tour starts at the UTEP Student Alumni Lodge on October 22nd and 23rd at 6:30pm. Tickets cost $10 for general admission before the tour starts, or $15 at the door.
  • Ghost Stories by Moonlight. This adults-only event will be filled with spine-tingling tales, legends, and folklore all performed outdoors by local storytellers. It will be held on October 23rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Magoffin Home. Tickets cost $15 per person. Wear a warm costume of your favorite spooky character. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served as well.
  • Boo at the Zoo. For a true family-friendly event, visit the El Paso Zoo on October 24th or 25th for the annual Boo at the Zoo. Kids can dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat through the zoo. You can also watch your favorite animals have fun with some pumpkins, visit the glow in the dark bug room, head through a Halloween maze, and more.

What is your favorite Halloween event here in El Paso?

News on the Upcoming Sun City Music Festival

dancingThe Sun City Music Festival is taking place at the beginning of the month from September 5th to 6th at Ascarate Park in El Paso. This will be the fifth year in a row the festival has taken place in El Paso, and it will undoubtedly be a smash hit with residents and attract attendees from all around the state and the country.

The Sun City Music Festival will feature a number of artists including headliners Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. From big names to the music underground, the music festival continues to attract artists that span genres and exposes concert attendees to new and unknown sounds.

True to music festival form, the Sun City fest is going to offer tons of concert merchandise as well as food and drinks sold by local vendors. The Sun City Music Festival has become a big part of El Paso culture in its five years, and it supports small business in El Paso and local artists. We hope this diverse and exciting festival continues for years to come.

Go Dancing in the City This Summer!

dancing in the cityIf you were wondering what to do this month in El Paso, wonder no more! Over the summer, thousands will go Dancing in the City at the Convention Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso, including a few of us from Crawford Buick GMC!

The event takes place every Saturday through June and July. The concert is at 8pm-10pm, but if you don’t want to show up feeling like the only fool on the block who can’t dance (don’t worry, you’re not alone), you can take dance lessons an hour before, from 7pm-8pm.

Each Saturday will feature different bands and different kinds of music, ranging from swing and salsa to cumbia and funk. This June, bands like Los Chamukos, Texas Gypsies, and the Abe Mac Band will set the tone for your newly-acquired skills. There won’t be a concert on Saturday, June 27th, as that night will be dedicated to the annual Downtown Street Festival, but you can still go to learn how to dance!

El Paso Missing Dog Was Found in Baltimore–Thanks to a Microchip

dogs in a carMany dog owners know about microchips, which can be implanted safely under your pooches skin and can help those who find stray dogs to contact their owners. However–few expect to receive their dog back from a destination that’s nearly 2,000 miles away.

But that’s exactly what happened to an El Paso family whose dog, Stinger, was returned to them after being discovered in Baltimore–yes, Baltimore, Maryland. An animal rescue organization in Baltimore found the dog, and upon inspecting his microchip, realized he belonged with a family all the way out in Texas.

The biggest question of all still remains: How did Stinger get all the way to Baltimore? No one knows, and we probably never will. Stinger’s rescue is a true mystery. If he didn’t have a microchip, it’s hard to imagine how he ever would have made it home.

This miraculous El Paso missing dog story has us sold on microchips. What about you?

Fun Things to Do in El Paso, Texas

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the many festivities El Paso has to offer this time of year! Here are some things to do in El Paso, Texas this April.

April 4th

Color Vibe 5KJoin the most fun (and low-pressure) run on earth! Participants are invited to move at their own pace and get doused in fun colors along the way. Kids 12 and under are free!

Poppy Fest 2015Enjoy live music, real wolf and eagle nature tours, and a variety of vendors and exhibitions at the El Paso Archeology Museum–for free!

April 12th

5th Annual Fallen Brother and Sister Foundation RideHave a motorcycle? Great! Then you have no excuse to skip the Valley Boys Motor Cycle Club’s 5th annual Fallen Brother and Sister Foundation Ride.

GECU Bark at the Park Grab your furry friend, and head to Southwest University Park for the big game.

April 18th

Mighty Mujer TriathlonFeeling competitive? Sign up for the women-only Mighty Mujer Triathlon to benefit the Center Against Family Violence.

April 19th

Mission Trail Art MarketJoin the Mission Valley’s most well-known arts and crafts sale along the Mission Trail. Bring your pets and enjoy live entertainment, concessions, and an unbelievable display of arts, crafts, and gourmet selections for sale.

April 23- 26

Las Cruces Country Music FestivalDust off your cowboy boots and head to downtown Las Cruces for three days of country music’s best artists, including RaeLynn (breakout star of The Voice), Kenny Rogers, Bri Bagwell, Swon Brothers, and Dustin Lynch.

April 25th

Children’s Day Celebration! Día de los Niños, Día de los LibrosHosted by the El Paso Public Library and Parks and Recreation, kids will enjoy live entertainment, activities, prizes, and books at this all-day event–for free!

For a complete list of events in the El Paso area, head over to visitelpaso.com. We at Crawford Buick GMC hope to see you around town.

A List of February Events in El Paso

As the county seat for El Paso County, our beautiful city has plenty of cultural events to offer. For those looking to spice things up—or for a great Valentine’s Day date idea—we at Crawford Buick GMC have decided to gather a list of February events in El Paso. Ranging from art shows to fundraising events and dinners, the options in our great city are endless. Here is just a taste of what El Paso has to offer!

Western Impressions Award Show and Sale
When: February 8th
Where: The Crossland Gallery
Admission: Free
Activities: Gather to view amazing art created by local artists

Guys and Dolls
When: February 11th at 7:30 PM
Where: Plaza Theater
Admission: Varies depending on seat
Activities: See the famous play acted out by local actors

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Crawford Buick GMC!

Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Check Diner Concert Show
When: February 14th at 5:00 PM
Where: Socorro Entertainment Center
Admission: $25
Activities: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Checkers, while also enjoying a wonderful dinner

Valentine’s Day Ghost Tour
When: February 14th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center
Admission: $15
Activities: Get spooky on Valentine’s Day with this local ghost tour!

Lake Lucero Tours
When: February 28th at 2:00 PM
Where: White Sands National Monument
Admission: $4 for children and $8 for adults
Activities: Enjoy a tour of Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the white sands

If you have any February events in El Paso you would like to share, mention them in the comments below!

January Events in El Paso

Many people feel a general let down once January rolls around—all the fun from the holidays are over and we just have a long winter ahead of us. Luckily, down here in El Paso, winters stay reasonably mild, so there are still plenty of things to do both inside and out. Here are a few January events in El Paso which Crawford Buick GMC believes will keep your spirits up.

  • Sunset Strolls. If you love the scenic nature of our natural environment, head to the White Sands National Monument any evening between 4:15 PM and 5:15 PM now through January 16th. There you can take part in a sunset stroll.
  • Flamenco Class. Many people turn the New Year into a learning experience. If that’s what you’re looking for, take part in the Flamenco class at the El Paso Museum of History. This class runs from January 8th through February 26th from 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Chicago the Musical. In the mood for some great entertainment? The Plaza Theatre will be presenting Chicago the Musical January 13th and 14th at 7:30 PM.
  • Digital Photography Class. The El Paso Museum of History has a wide range of learning opportunities, including a Digital Photography Fundamentals class running from January 15th through March 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • UTEP Basketball. You can always catch the Miners’ Basketball Team in-action! Visit UTEP Athletics’ website for their full schedule.

Do you have any January events in the El Paso areas to recommend?

What to do in El Paso this December

Holiday
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Crawford Buick GMC!

There’s plenty to do around here in El Paso, and we at Crawford Buick GMC would love to help you discover it. Here’s a simple list of what to do in El Paso this December designed to help you spice up your month.

The entire month of December, up through January, and well into February, the La Vina Farmer’s Market will be going on at the La Vina Winery. What’s better than a nice wine and farmer’s market goods to celebrate the holidays, especially with so many people coming to your house?

December 13th brings in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The ceremony features service members from all branches of the military laying down wreaths as a tribute to the fallen soldiers who are buried at the cemetery.

Also on the 13th is the Wheels of Joy—a Children’s Fundraising Event, which features a car show, food vendors, a Nerf Gun Battle, as well as other physical challenges. There are mini seminars centered on anti-bullying as well as hourly prizes and raffles. This year’s beneficiaries of the donations are: The Reynolds Home, STARS (Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services), Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Orphanage, and Children in Chihuahua Historic Neighborhood.

Looking to entertain the kiddos this holiday season? December 14th at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, there will be a showing of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol—the first animated Christmas special, originally broadcast in 1962. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, as well as discourse with historian Jay Duncan.

Is Mom looking for a way to relax during this often-stressful season? How about Martinis, Manicures & Music at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing? This pampering will help to unwind as the holiday season is on the upswing.