EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Opening day for Viva! El Paso will have to wait until next week due to weather concerns, event officials said.
The annual event, which was unable to open last year due to COVID-19 concerns, will begin performances at 8 p.m. on July 16 at the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Viva! El Paso is a live performance with music and dancing that illustrate the origins of El Paso.
Organizers say the delay is due to the intensity of flooding expected in the area.
The production’s roots trace back to 1978 when the El Paso Del Norte performance was reborn as Viva! El Paso, with director Hector Serrano. Since, the production has entertained local and visiting audiences for nearly 40 years.