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.
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 sandiegobowlgames.com/5k-run to learn how you can participate!
Holiday Bowl Parade and Game Day Event Timeline
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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