Friday, December 29, 2017

Sun Bowl Parade

Sun Bowl Parade

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Parade Theme: American Folklore

2017 Float Packet
2017 Marching Band & JROTC Parade Packet
2017 Specialty Unit Packet

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

Grand Marshal: TBA

Review Stands: Tickets will be available at a later date at the Sun Bowl Association Office & all Circle K Stores and
FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches for $5.00. Location of the review stand is First Baptist Church at 805 Montana.

Step off Time: 9:45 a.m. (MST)

Parade Route: Montana Avenue; beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia (2.7 miles)

Parade Route

Parade Route

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

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

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

80 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.

Parade participants heading down the parade route.

Parade participants heading down the parade route.

Past Parade footage (by NewsChannel9ElPaso)

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)

Sherriff's Posse in 2013 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Parade

Sherriff'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)