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Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

PO Box 601400
San Diego, CA 92160-1400

Region: Downtown

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Date: December 27 - December 27, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Price: Grandstand seats - $20
Street-side Viewing - Free

Venue: Waterfront Park

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Don't miss the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, America's Largest Balloon Parade!

The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2016 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade - a San Diego Bowl Games Production. As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons - more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience in celebration of Holiday Bowl game day.

Parade festivities will begin in the television area with the Bumble Bee Seafoods 5K Run/Walk. Visit to learn how you can participate!

Holiday Bowl Parade and Game Day Event Timeline

  • 9:45 AM: Bumble Bee Seafoods 5K run/walk
  • 10:00 AM: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
  • 11:45 AM: Battle of the Bands - Broadway Pier
  • 12:00 PM: The National Funding FanZone opens - Qualcomm Stadium 
  • 4:00 PM: Holiday Bowl - Qualcomm Stadium

Grandstand tickets are available for $20, street-side viewing is free. We encourage taking the trolley to the parade and then to Qualcomm Stadium for the 39th annual Holiday Bowl and the National Funding FanZone.

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