PARADE ON MONTANA AVE. SCHEDULED FOR THANKSGIVING MORNING 2023
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023 (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/
2023 Parade Theme: Rock ‘N’ Roll Extravaganza
2023 Grand Marshal: Tuff Hedeman
2023 Marching Band & ROTC Registration Packet _ May 23 2023
2023 Float Registration Packet _ May 23 2023
2023 Specialtiy Unit Registration Form _ May 23 2023
2023 High School Homecoming Float Rules and Guidelines _ May 23 2023
2022 Digital Parade Program:
2022 GVI Sun Bowl Parade Program
TV BROADCAST (on YouTube)
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: 2023 Float Registration Packet _ May 23 2023
*For information about entering a marching band or ROTC unit click here: *"2023 Marching Band & ROTC Registration Packet _ May 23 2023":/documents/211
For information about entering a specialty unit click here: 2023 Marching Band & ROTC Registration Packet _ May 23 2023
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
87 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: Tickets will be available after Oct. 5, 2023 at the Sun Bowl Association office and all Vista Market locations.
Review Stands: 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)
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.
Click here for more information on our parade sponsor, Glasheen, Valles and Inderman Injury Lawyers: https://gvilaw.com/our-office-locations/el-paso/
Sun Bowl Association
4150 Pinnacle Street
El Paso, Texas 79902