An Estimated 290,000 Show Up for Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade

November 24, 2017

With temperatures in the mid-70s on Thanksgiving Day, the people of El Paso and the surrounding area ventured out to Montana Ave. in droves and an estimated 290,000 people lined the sidewalks, sat on balconies and came together in the review stands.

Members of the community could be seen making breakfast as early as 5 a.m. as they patiently waited for the parade to start.  There were approximately 85 units in the parade including floats, bands, monster trucks and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

“Things seemed to go well again this year and one of the best parts of the parade was the weather,” said Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association Bernie Olivas. “When the weather is this nice it is expected that more people will show up.”

Those following the parade and wanting to see the memories that were made can visit the Hyundai Sun Bowl’s Social Media platforms. A photo album was created on Facebook for El Pasoans to download photos of themselves.

Hyundai Sun Bowl Social Media Accounts
Facebook: Hyundai Sun Bowl
Instagram: @HyundaiSunBowl
Snapchat: sunbowl2015

FirstLight Social Media Accounts

Facebook: FirstLight FCU
Instagram: @FirstLightFCU