El Paso’s guide to the 2018 Thanksgiving Day parade


Get ready for the return of an El Paso tradition when the 2018 Sun Bowl parade rolls through El Paso once again.

Below is all the information you need to know on the parade, the KTSM broadcast and so much more.


The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. It will last about two hours.


The parade will travel along Montana Avenue. It starts at Ochoa and ends at Copia.


If you sleep in or are busy cooking the bird, whatever the reason for not being able to come out, you can watch the parade exclusively on KTSM 9.


The parade also will be livestreamed at ktsm.com.

Reserving a spot

Tickets for review stands are available at the Sun Bowl Association Office and all Circle K and FirstLight Credit Union locations. They are $10.

As far as the rest of the route, any sidewalk spot is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parade-goers can arrive as early as they want, however, you cannot leave items to save your spot. If any chairs, tables or any other items are left along the route without an owner, they will be removed. 


Forecast: The high is expected to be in the mid-60s with a 10 percent chance of afternoon rain and about 5 to 10 mph winds.

What you can bring

Chairs, snacks, cameras, noise-makers and a joyous attitude are welcome.

What you can’t bring

Fire pits and alcohol are prohibited. If you are caught with either you will be fined.

Grand marshal

WWE wrestler and native El Pasoan Sin Cara will be the grand marshal this year. 

WWE's Sin Cara talks about humble beginnings in El Paso

Other participants

The Sun Bowl anticipates about 100 participants, including floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, clowns, marching bands, drum lines, celebrities and dancers to march on Thursday.


Food vendors will be out selling snacks. You are also welcome to bring food with you.


Open containers are not allowed. If you are caught with an open container you will be fined. 

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