81st Annual First Light Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade, El Paso Texas

Theme Announced for 2018 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade

The Sun Bowl Association and FirstLight Federal Credit Union announced Wednesday morning that the theme for the 82nd Annual Sun Bowl Parade is “Amazing Feats.”

“This theme allows those entering a float to be very creative and gives the builders lots of freedom to show that creativity,” said Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas.  “We are excited to see what kind of ideas come up and hope that everyone has fun with this theme.”

Themes  for  individual  floats  should  be  built  around  the  parade theme of “Amazing Feats.”

Can you think of an “Amazing Feat” from any time in history?  Examples of some “Amazing Feats” for a float can include accomplishments found in the Guiness Book of World Records, feats from History books or Biblical feats, such as Moses parting the Red Sea.

Other ideas can include eating records, engineering feats or athletic records like the world record for most footballs kicked in one minute or the longest shot-put. Another example of an “Amazing Feat” is UTEP winning the 1966 National Championship in basketball.

Float entry applications are due at the Sun Bowl Association office, which is located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100 in El Paso, Texas, no later than September 8, 2018. A mock-up of the float, or of the artwork, along with a written description of the float and sponsor information should be sent along with the entry form and certificate of insurance no later than September 8, 2018.

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 tens of thousands of spectators every year.

For more information on the parade, visit the Sun Bowl Association website.  To view our coverage and galleries of previous Sun Bowl Parades, click here.