Devotees of space and space exploration, indulge your out-of-this-world love of the final frontier at the 2023 El Paso Space Festival.

The annual space event is returning Friday, September 22 with in-person activities taking place in multiple locations, including Alamo Drafthouse East and the airport.

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The week-long festival sponsored by Insights celebrates all things space but isn’t just for space nerds. Family-friendly activities run the gamut from a movie night to stargazing.

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Friday, September 22 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Air Cargo Facility, 501 George Perry Boulevard

Celebrate the past, present, and future of space exploration and meet representatives from NASA Johnson Space Center, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic. [More Details/Event Registration]

Sci-Fi Movie Nerd Night

Saturday, September 23, Alamo Drafthouse East 6 p.m.

The 1997 film “The Fifth Element” starring Bruce Willis, Milia Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and Chris Tucker. [More Details/Tickets]

Star Gazing Party

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Saturday, September 30, El Paso Radio Controllers Patriot Field at 6121 Stan Roberts Sr Ave from 7 p.m. to 10 10 p.m.

A night of viewing planets, moons, and other objects through telescopes plus astronomy talk. [More Details/Tickets]

Rocket Launch Day

Saturday, September 30, El Paso Radio Controllers Patriot Field at 6121 Stan Roberts Sr Ave from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event offers hands-on rocketry activities and features local rocket clubs displaying their rockets. [More Details/Event Registration]

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