El Pasoans who love themselves a good old-fashioned parade will be happy to know the Easter parade is happening this year.

A year after going virtual, the Annual NorthEaster Parade will be a return to its traditional route and the public will be allowed to watch in person.

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Last year because of the pandemic, for the first time in its existence, the parade did not have spectators. Instead, its participants and performances were all pre-taped.

But this year it is back to a live procession of floats, marching bands, classic cars, beauty queens, and maybe even over-sized Shriners driving under-sized cars making their way to Nations Tobin on the Saturday morning before Easter Sunday.

Many annual Easter-time events that hit the pandemic pause button last year, like ExtravaganZoo at the El Paso Zoo, are returning this year, as is the traditional hike up Mt. Cristo Rey. The zoo event is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, and the Mt. Cristo Rey hike happens on Good Friday, April 15.

What to Know If You Plan to Go

Here is what you need to know if you plan to attend the 44th edition of the NorthEaster Parade sponsored by the Transmountain Optimists.


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Step off Time
10 a.m.

Parade Route

It will begin at Hercules and Diana and head north on Diana, then turn east on Hondo Pass to the Hollings Gate entrance of Nations Tobin Park.


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