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Annual Events & Festivals

Annual Events & Festivals

Mark your calendar and get ready to join in on some of El Paso’s most memorable events. Whether you bring your family or invite your friends, you’ll be sure to create cherished memories at the events and festivals hosted throughout the year.

Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Parade
Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Parade
Thanksgiving Day
Montana Avenue; beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia

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.