If you love Rock ‘n’ Roll then this year’s Sun Bowl parade will be something you definitely won’t want to miss!

The Sun Bowl Association and Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers announced the theme for the 2023 Sun Bowl Parade: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza.”

That’s right, you can expect to see floats at this year’s Thanksgiving parade decorated with the Rock ‘N’ Roll theme and if you plan on participating in this year’s parade just know that your float must include a Rock ‘n’ Roll theme with a Rock artist in mind. The float can include mascots, characters, or a spokesperson as a focal point and Rock music is a must.

“The theme 'Rock n Roll Extravaganza,' harmonizes the power of thankfulness with the vibrant energy of music, creating a symphony of support for our community. Just as the beats of rock unite diverse melodies, the parade strives to unite El Pasoans. Together, let's rock on and celebrate a harmonious Thanksgiving parade filled with joy, justice, and endless gratitude,” said partner Noe Valles of Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers.

Last year’s Sun Bowl parade theme was ‘Mardi Gras El Paso Style’ and local participants sure delivered with their creative floats so I’m excited to see what’s in store for this year!

Sun Bowl Parade officials also announced the grand marshal for this year’s parade. El Paso-born and Four-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall-of-Fame Bull Rider, Tuff Hedeman will be leading the Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza parade on Thanksgiving morning.

“We have so many great individuals from El Paso and it is time we have the greatest Bull Rider there ever was to lead the Glasheen, Valles & Indernam Sun Bowl Parade,” said Bernie Olivas. “Hedeman has accomplished so much in the world of bull riding and beyond, it is only appropriate to have him as our 2023 Grand Marshal.”

This year’s parade will be on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023, at 10 a.m. (MT) on Montana Ave. and will be televised on KTSM News Ch. 9.

2022 Sun Bowl Parade