Mardi Gras in November?! Count me in!

The Sun Bowl Association recently announced the theme for this year’s 86th Annual Sun Bowl Parade, ‘Mardi Gras- El Paso Style.’

That’s right, local businesses and organizations that join in on this year’s Thanksgiving parade will have a chance to bring the Mardi Gras celebration to the streets of El Paso through their creative floats.

“We really work at finding different themes each year,” Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “It gets a little challenging after 80-plus years of parades and various themes but we believe this year’s theme could be fun for the float builders.”

Sun Bowl Parade / FirstLight Federal Credit Union
Sun Bowl Parade / FirstLight Federal Credit Union

Last year’s Thanksgiving Parade theme was “Happiness is…” Parade participants created floats based around ideas that reminded them of happiness.

Some floats were bursting with bright colors, and others featured organizers' family members smiling from the floats and spreading happiness with a simple wave.

The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the west Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area, it brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.

This years parade is set to happen on its traditional date of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 24.
Sun Bowl Parade Details:

  • 86th Annual Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyer Sun Bowl Parade
  • DATE: Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022
  • TIME: 10 a.m. (MT).
  • PLACE: El Paso, Texas - Montana Ave from Ochoa Street and ends at Copia Street


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