FIRSTLIGHT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SUN BOWL PARADE
Photo Credit: FFCU
The 81st annual Sun Bowl Parade is Thanksgiving Day.This year’s theme is “American Folklore.” The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl
81 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.
100 units including floats, giant helium balloons, 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.
Television: Live coverage of the Parade on local affiliate television KTSM Channel 9 (NBC). – Television coverage starts at 10 a.m. (MT).
Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $10; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office.