With a new sponsor and an great marquee match up between Stanford and the University of North Carolina, the annual Fan Fiesta returns to Downtown El Paso next week.
The 2016 Fan Fiesta -Presented by El Paso Live, is set for Thursday, December 29 at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center from 4-8 p.m. (MT), with a fireworks show immediately following.
An El Paso holiday staple since 1998, the Fan Fiesta has gained a new sponsor in El Paso Live.
Admission to the event is free with a wide variety of entertainment planned for the party, including local afro-toting disco legends, Fungi Mungle, matachines dancers, mariachis, ballet folklorico and performances by the University of North Carolina and Stanford’s Stand-in Band Horizon High.
A sneak peek of Sun Bowl half-time performers Elia Esparza and Khaliya Kimberlie is also planned. Wild West-inspired performance troupe Six Guns and Shady Ladies will be part of the entertainment lineup.
Restaurants including Forti’s Mexican Elder, Carnitas Queretaro and Delicious Burrito will be serving up signature dishes. Academy Sports’ interactive tent, along with Sports World and Hyundai Sun Bowl Apparel, are providing team gear to Stanford and North Carolina, along with El Paso-themed items.
A kids’ area will also be set up with 18 interactive and inflatable activities. A $5 wristband is required. Military guests with a valid ID can enjoy the interactive attractions for free.
The Fan Fiesta is a way to showcase the spirit, flavor and hospitality of El Paso. Along with the various performing groups representing different artistic styles, multiple food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.
Sun Bowl Association Special Events Director Joe Daubach mentioned that the event continues to grow in popularity, and he fully expects great attendance.
2016 Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta -Presented by El Paso Live MAIN HALL PERFORMANCES
4:00 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. – National Anthem
4:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Horizon High School Band and Stanford Cheerleaders
4:35 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. – Introduction of the Sun Court
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Performance by Fungi Mungle
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Elia Esparza and Khaliya Kimberli
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – University of North Carolina Band Performance
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Performance by Fungi Mungle
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Performance by Ballet Folklorico Paso Del Norte
Mariachis Raices de America
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Performance by Danza San Pio X de Matachines
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Performance by Danza San Pio X de Matachines
8:15 p.m – 8:25 p.m. – Fireworks Spectacular
Other Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta Entertainment
*FREE admission from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*FREE – Face painting for the kids and adults
*FREE – Entertainment including Bands, Dance Groups, Mariachi Players and much more
*FREE – Ability to take picture with a Wild Western Group and Hyundai Sun Bowl Selfie Booth
Halftime performers and “The Voice” Contestants Elia Esparza of El Paso and Khaliya Kimberlie
* $5 wristband (unlimited entries) -18 inflatable/interactive games for adults and children
Delicious Burrito and SMG Ball Park Favorites
Various Vendors – Sun Bowl apparel, El Paso souvenirs, 18 interactive displays and many other venders
The Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta will COMP all military children under 12 a $5 wristband. This will allow unlimited entries to the 18 inflatable/interactive games.
You must present your Military ID at the inflatable games ticket tent to receive the wristband.