Here Is When El Paso’s Biggest Parades Return Fall 2023
Fall is parade season in the Sun City.
The processions of floats, walking groups, and tricked-out cars and trucks include the Dia de los Muertos and Halloween parades in October, and the Celebration of Lights and Sun Bowl parades in November.
Dia de los Muertos Parade
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 4 p.m.
The City of El Paso Dia de los Muertos Festival returns to downtown El Paso on the last Saturday of October. The day-long event will include the popular and highly anticipated Day of the Dead parade.
Featuring a cavalcade of catrinas, catrins, calaveras and larger-than-life Mojigangas, the city-sponsored parade has become the largest Day of the Dead celebration in El Paso and is second in attendance only to the Winterfest Lights Parade.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 3:30 p.m.
An almost four-decade Halloween day tradition that begins and ends at Album Park, the KLAQ-sponsored family-friendly daytime outing is an annual must-attend for many.
Celebration of Lights Night Parade
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
The nighttime parade features numerous floats, vehicles, and walking groups all lit up and decked out in colorful lights. Coupled with the Tree Lighting Ceremony, it is the largest single event in downtown El Paso.
Thanksgiving Day Sun Bowl Parade
Thursday, November 23, 2023, 10 a.m.
Another annual parade that’s become a tradition for many El Paso families who have no problem getting up at an ungodly hour on Thanksgiving morning to stake out a spot along Montana.
The theme for the 87th Annual Thanksgiving day parade is “Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza.” Start time is 10 a.m.
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