Friday, December 30, 2022

Parade

Events - Parade

FULL PARADE ON MONTANA AVE. SCHEDULED FOR THANKSGIVING MORNING 2022

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022 (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: https://www.ktsm.com/

2022 Parade Theme: Mardi Gras, El Paso Style

Grand Marshal: Jimmy Rogers Jr., John Folmer

2022 Digital Parade Program:

2022 Parade Program CLICK IMAGE

2022 Parade Program CLICK IMAGE

2022 GVI Sun Bowl Parade Program

TV BROADCAST (on YouTube)

GVI Injury Lawyer Sun Bowl Parade

2021 Parade on YouTube: https://youtu.be/C6fpaZWb7TM

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

For information about entering a float unit click here: 2022 Float Packet – Parade

For information about entering a marching band or ROTC unit click here: 2022 Marching Band & JROTC units packet – PARADE

For information about entering a specialty unit click here: 2022 Specialty Unit Packet – PARADE

Acceptable Specialty Units (all horse and/or motorized units must provide required insurance coverage)
• Horse Drawn
• Horse Mounted
• Law Enforcement and Fire Departments
• Themed Entertaining Groups such as: Ghostbuster Club, Star Wars Club, Roller Derby, Lucha Libre Wrestling League, Matachines, Ballet Folklorico, El Maida Shriners,

NON-Acceptable Specialty Units
• Car Clubs (cars, trucks, jeeps etc.)
• Student Councils
• Any Sports Teams (youth or adult)
• Any Cheer Groups
• Any other non-theatrical walking groups
• Other groups that don’t fit into what is acceptable

85 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.

Purchase your review stands tickets at any of these locations: Announcement coming soon

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).

Step off Time: 10 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, 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.

WATCH VIDEOS AND VIEW PHOTOS FROM PAST SUN BOWL PARADES BELOW

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)

Click here for more information on our parade sponsor, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers: https://gvilaw.com/our-office-locations/el-paso/

Contact Us!

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

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