Information on Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving Day

EL PASO, Texas - Make your plans to attend the 77th Annual Sun Bowl Parade at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

The theme for this year is Memorable Moments in Entertainment and the Grand Marshal will be boxer Austin "No Doubt" Trout.

Honorary Grand Marshals: Mitchell Marcus & Jonathon MontaƱez

Review Stands: Tickets available after October 5 at the Sun Bowl Association Office & all Circle K Stores and FirstLight Federal Credit Union Branch for $5.00. Location is First Baptist Church at 805 Montana.

Parade Route: Montana Avenue beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia (2.7 miles)

Anticipated Units: 100 units including floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian units, clowns, marching bands, drum and bugle corps units from Mexico, royalty, dignitaries, celebrity Grand Marshal, and a wide variety of specialty units from Mexican / Indian dancers to military ceremonial units

History of the parade: 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.

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