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Baja Competition and FloraFest Headline Busy Weekend at UTEP

Throughout the weekend, Sun Bowl Drive will be closed to through traffic to accommodate UTEP’s hosting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja competition. The closure will be in effect on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, parking for the Student Recreation Center will be available in the Las Palmas LifeCare Center parking lot, located at 3333 N. Mesa St. at Mesa and Kern Drive.

The Sun Bowl Parking Garage will remain open throughout the weekend and available for general parking. Other parking options are outlined for each event listed below.

In all, thousands of visitors are expected to come to the UTEP campus, including approximately 1,500 people participating in the Baja competition, 500 students representing 38 El Paso area high schools at a Welcome Scholars event, and about 4,000 at the FloraFest Native Plant Sale. Visitors also will be on campus for opening weekend performances of Les Misérables at the UTEP Dinner Theatre, three UTEP softball games, an undergraduate research symposium, the Department of Theatre and Dance’s world premiere of the play Here We Almost Are, a production of the ballet Don Quixote, a concert by UTEP’s mariachi group and Commercial Music Ensemble, and a women’s soccer alumni game.

For a comprehensive map showing all event parking and construction areas click here.

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