One of the most anticipated events of the Washington's Birthday Celebration is coming up this weekend. The Jalapeno Festival begins this Friday at the El Metro Park and Ride. This year organizers are giving festival goers the opportunity to save money and still enjoy the two day event by ordering pre-sale tickets for both Friday and Saturday for only $25. Tickets bought at the event cost $20 each day. Tickets can be purchased at any Stripes store, the kiosk at Mall del Norte, and on the Jalapeno Festival website.