General Event Information



Heading into its 27th year, Minerpalooza is UTEP’s most anticipated celebration. This year’s event promises to kick off the school year with live music, carnival activities, and the most delicious food in our sun city.

Visitors to Minerpalooza can relax in the beer and wine garden, take snapshots with Paydirt Pete, and buy the coolest Minerpalooza gear. At Pete’s Playground, a dedicated children’s area, families can enjoy activities like face painting, playing on inflatables, magic shows, and so much more.

UTEP’s athletic teams and coaches will be standing by to meet you and to launch the night’s events with an unforgettable pep rally where the Cheer Team, Golddiggers, and ever-spirited Paydirt Pete will charm you.

Join us in celebrating the new school year while embracing our campus community. Don’t miss it!

UTEP Goldiggers Dancing at Minerpalooza 2016