America’s Largest Balloon Parade


Wednesday, December 27, 2023/Time: TBD 

It’s never too early to plan for next year! See below for links to volunteer or participate in the 2023 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente.

2023 Parade Volunteer signup

2023 Parade participant application

Presented by Kaiser Permanente

The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente! A long tradition of the Holiday Bowl, 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. Street-side viewing of the parade is FREE!

The parade festivities will begin with the annual Holiday Bowl 5K Run/Walk. Taking place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front, all participants will receive a finisher medal at the conclusion of the event!

NOTE: due to the change in parade route, there is no parade grandstand seating this year.

2022 Parade Map

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