The Sun Bowl is happening December 29, but on December 28, you and the family can head out for the Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta. The Fan Fiesta is a ton of fun and it is free to get in. You’ll be able to dance to The Spazmatics, a cover band out of Austin, watch matachines dancers, listen to mariachis, marvel at ballet folklorico, and be amazed by the ‘Battle of the Bands’ that will feature the Arizona State marching band and the NC State marching band.
There will also be some great food at the Fan Fiesta. restaurants like Forti’s Mexican Elder, Carnitas Queretaro and Delicious Burrito will be there so you can you’re your face after all that dancing to The Spazmatics.
A kids’ area will also be set up with 18 interactive and inflatable activities. You will need to buy a $5 wristband for that area, but if you have a valid military ID you can get into the interactive attractions for free.

2017 Hyundai Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta
MAIN HALL PERFORMANCES
4:00 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. – National Anthem
4:05 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Performance by the City of Juarez
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Introduction of the Sun Court
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Performance by the City of Juarez
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – House Music
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Battle of the Bands
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – Performance by the Spazmatics

LOBBY PERFORMANCES
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Performance by Paso Del Norte Mariachi
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Performance by Paso Del Norte Mariachi

PATIO PERFORMANCES
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Performance by Matachines San Patricios
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Performance by Matachines San Patricios

FIREWORKS
9:00 pm – 9:15 pm – Christmas Fireworks Spectacular

PARADE OF UNIVERSITY BANDS
5:00 p.m. -5:45 p.m. – Both University Bands will march from the El Paso Convention Center around San Jacinto Plaza and Winter Fest back to the El Paso Convention Center.

Other Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta Entertainment
*FREE admission from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*FREE – Face painting for kids and adults
*FREE – Entertainment including Bands, Dance Groups, Mariachi Players and much more
*FREE – Ability to take picture with a Wild Western Group and Hyundai Sun Bowl Selfie Booth
* $5 wristband (unlimited entries) – inflatable/interactive games for adults and children

The Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta will COMP all military children under 12 a $5 wristband. This will allow unlimited entries to all the inflatable/interactive games. You must present your Military ID at the inflatable games ticket tent to get the wristband.