Thursday, December 31, 2020

Parade

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)

Television: Live coverage of the Parade on local affiliate television KTSM Channel 9 (NBC). – Television coverage starts at 10 a.m. (MT). Simulcast on KTSM.com

Will be available on www.sunbowl.org and YouTube the following day.

Web Stream: http://www.elpasoproud.com/sun-bowl-thanksgiving-parade

2020 Parade Theme: FAN FAVORITES

Grand Marshal: Alvin & Aaron Jones - www.aaalltheway.org

2020 Virtual Parade Program: CLICK IMAGE

2020 Oscar Leeser's Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade Program

2020 Oscar Leeser's Hyundai of El Paso Sun Bowl Parade Program

83 Years of Parade History: The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The holiday pageant is planned, coordinated and produced by volunteer efforts and draws an annual crowd of over 250,000 spectators. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the West Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area and brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.

What does it take to build a float?
Click on the link to find out: https://youtu.be/al5V-Gz8gv4
More behind-the-scenes footage: https://youtu.be/QjLPPj88IYQ

Parade participants heading down the parade route.

Parade participants heading down the parade route.

Past Parade footage (by NewsChannel 9 – KTSM)

FirstLight Federal Credit Union float stolls down the parade route during the 2016 parade.

FirstLight Federal Credit Union float stolls down the parade route during the 2016 parade.

Past Parade footage (by FirstLight Federal Credit Union)

Sheriff's Posse in 2013 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Parade

Sheriff's Posse in 2013 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Parade

Past Parade footage – Making of the floats (by JC Video Productions)

2010 parade float representing the Sun Bowl basketball tournament

2010 parade float representing the Sun Bowl basketball tournament

Past Parade footage (by NewsChannel 9 – KTSM)

DO NOT SHOW UP TO MONTANA AVE. ON THANKSGIVING MORNING
2020 – No review stands, no parade route, no live crowd

Purchase your tickets at any of these locations: TBD (DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE COVID19 SITUATION, NO TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD THIS YEAR) – DO NOT SHOW UP TO MONTANA AVE. ON THANKSGIVING MORNING

Review Stands: Tickets are available at at the Sun Bowl Association Office for $10.00. The review stand is at 1600 Montana (Emergence Health Network). (DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE COVID19 SITUATION, NO TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD THIS YEAR) – DO NOT SHOW UP TO MONTANA AVE. ON THANKSGIVING MORNING

Step off Time: 10 a.m. (MST)

Parade Route: Montana Avenue; beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia (2.7 miles) (DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE COVID19 SITUATION, THERE WILL NOT BE A LIVE PARADE ON MONTANA AVE.)

Anticipated Units: 100 units including floats, equestrian units, clowns, marching bands, drum and bugle corps units, dignitaries, celebrity Grand Marshal, and a wide variety of specialty units from Mexican / Indian dancers to military ceremonial units.

Anticipated Crowd: Spectators line Montana Ave. each Thanksgiving morning to watch the largest community event in the Southwest.

Contact Us!

Sun Bowl Association
4150 Pinnacle Street
Suite 100
El Paso, Texas 79902

Phone: (915) 533-4416
Toll Free: (800) 915-BOWL
Fax: (915) 533-0661