The floats are ready, the bands are tuned up and ready to march in the Sun City’s annual tradition: the The 81st Annual Sun Bowl Parade.
The parade, sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union, starts at 9:45 a.m. (MT) at the corner of Montana Ave. and Ochoa Street and proceeds down to the corner of Montana and Copia on Thanksgiving.
Anyone that is not able to make it to El Paso or cannot step away from the kitchen can watch a live broadcast on KTSM NewsChannel 9 or view the streaming broadcast online starting at 10am
Followers can get a look at the Grand Marshals (World War II Veterans) on Facebook live at 9 a.m. while catching the start of the parade on Facebook live as well.
The parade starts on Ochoa Street and ends at the intersection of Copia and Montana with World War II Veterans leading the way as Grand Marshals.
In accordance with the theme of the parade (American Folklore), FirstLight Federal Credit Union will be handing out small United States flags to those attendance from 8:30-9 a.m. right outside of the El Paso International Museum of Art, located at 1211 Montana Ave.
The community of El Paso can expect to see approximately 20 large floats, multiple high school bands, as well as the UTEP marching band and other various entries including the famous Budweiser Clydesdale Horses.
ABOUT THE PARADE
Review Stands: Tickets will be available at the Sun Bowl Association Office, all Circle K Stores and FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches for $10.00. New Location for Review Stands – 1600 Montana Ave. (Emergence Health Network).
Step off Time: 9:45 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, Grand Marshals, and a wide variety of specialty units from Mexican / Indian dancers to military ceremonial units.
The Sun Bowl Association will provide many different perspectives of the parade on various Social Media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Fans and followers from around the world can get a glimpse of the great El Paso Thanksgiving Tradition by logging onto Facebook and searching for Hyundai Sun Bowl.
There will be a photo album placed on Facebook on Friday, Nov. 24 where fans and followers can download photos taken by the Sun Bowl Association staff.
Followers can also join the fun with those in attendance on Snapchat (SunBowl2015) and Instagram (@HyundaiSunBowl).
We encourage anyone posting on Social Media to use any of the following hashtags: #FirstLightGivesThanks, #SunBowlThanksgiving, #EPGivesThanks, #ElPasoThanksgiving.