Halloween, Winterfest, Dia de los Muertos among Parades Happening in El Paso This Fall
El Pasoans who love parades will be happy to know parade season in the Sun City is here, and there’s a handful of them happening through the end of November.
The upcoming processions of floats and walking groups includes the Dia de los Muertos and Halloween parades in October, and the Celebration of Lights and Sun Bowl parades in November. More on each below.
Dia de los Muertos Parade
Saturday, October 29, 2022
The City of El Paso Dia de los Muertos Festival returns to downtown El Paso on the last Saturday of October. This year, the celebrations will be centered around San Jacinto Plaza, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the El Paso Museum of History.
The day-long event will include the popular and highly anticipated Day of the Dead parade starting at 4 p.m., and featuring a cavalcade of catrinas, catrins, calaveras and larger-than-life Mojigangas.
It will get underway going north on Santa Fe St., turning right on E. Franklin Avenue, right on N. Mesa in front of San Jacinto Plaza, and then right on W. Mills.
Monday, October 31, 2022
A Halloween day tradition for over 35 years, the KLAQ-sponsored family-friendly daytime outing is an annual must-attend for many. This year, the parade start time is 3:30 p.m.
Starts at Album Park, heads west to Cork, left on Cork to Daphnie, west on Daphnie to Fir. From there the parade will turn left and head south on Bermuda, east to Zanzibar, north to Album Street, before heading back to Album Park.
Celebration of Lights Night Parade
Saturday, November 19, 2022
The nighttime parade features numerous floats, vehicles, and walking groups all lit up and tricked out in colorful lights. Coupled with the Tree Lighting Ceremony, it is the largest single event in downtown El Paso.
The parade starts on Texas Ave. and Campbell St. at 5:30 p.m. and will wind its way to San Jacinto Plaza, and end at Mills St. and Campbell.
Thanksgiving Day Sun Bowl Parade
Thursday, November 24, 2022
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.
Start time, 10 a.m. Begins on Montana at Ochoa and ends at Montana and Copia.