America's Largest Balloon Parade! Marching bands, floats, drill teams and giant balloons parade down San Diego's beautiful waterfront in celebration of the Holiday Bowl.
The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2018 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade! 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 Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk.
Holiday Bowl Parade and Game Day Event Timeline:
9:45 AM: Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk
10:00 AM: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by National Funding
1:00 PM: FanZone opens - SDCCU Stadium
1:30 PM: VIP Tailgate - SDCCU Stadium
3:30 PM: Pregame Show - SDCCU Stadium
4:00 PM: Holiday Bowl - SDCCU Stadium
Grandstand tickets are available for $22 ($25 day of – if available), street-side viewing is free. We encourage taking the trolley to the parade and then to SDCCU Stadium for the 41st annual Holiday Bowl and the FanZone.
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